It's rare to find a venue that aims to make you feel whole. Fit, with healthy practices and classes that encourage strenght. Inspired, with workshops, screenings, and performances. Nourished, with thoughtfully prepared and deliciously executed fare.
It's become a requirement in the description for any new restaurant. "Locally-sourced, organic, farm-to-table fare." But farm-to-table wasn't always de rigeur, and pursuing a program of ingredients-driven fare was not always a no-brainer.
As 2016 comes to a close, we think it's a fitting moment to look back on a year that was filled with ups and downs, joys and heartbreak and, most importantly, seriously good food. San Francisco had a banner year as far as restaurant openings were concerned, as long-anticipated projects came to fruition, and brilliant newcomers burst on the scene. Here are our picks for the top 10 openings in San Francisco this year....
Whether you're decking the halls in full Christmas spirit on Sunday, spinning a dreidel, or none of the above, a Chinese feast out is a fitting way to celebrate, well, anything. Here are our top four spots to do so, at restaurants known for their spice, fresh noodles, and deft presentation of regional Chinese cuisines.
First there was Fernet, the industry drink-of-choice that took San Francisco by storm, showing up at bars around town on tap. Then there was amaro, launching a generation of spritz and negroni drinkers, with a newfound love for bitter spirits. There was sherry and vermouth, taken from the bars of Spain and showcased on bar and restaurant menus around the city.
It's hard to expect a space to be everything. A venue. A place to create. A place to pursue ambition. A place that's innovative yet historical at the same time.
It's crunch time: we've hit the final day of November, meaning holiday party season is on. Are you ready? As we approach the '16 season, we have a few key words of advice. One: hydate. Two: don't panic. Three: book a party at one of these 6 fantastic venues in Denver and Boulder. With gorgeous spaces, excellent staff, and memorable food and drink options, you'll be well on your way to throwing the event to remember this year....
We've all been there: cancelled flights, family eruptions, or a beyond crazy month at work. Something or other has come up, and you've found yourself on the brink of Thanksgiving without a bird to call your own. What to do? Snag a last minute reservation at one of these stellar San Francisco restaurants and consider the holiday saved. After all, the best feasts are the ones you don't have to cook yourself.
There's always somewhere new to go in San Francisco. And with this fall's rush of major restaurant openings, your to-try list is about to get a whole lot longer. Here are the must-try new spots in and around the city this month.
It's that time of year again when holiday parties are imminent and someone's got to step up to the plate and plan one. Preferably, one that will leave your friends, family or coworkers praising you and your party planning abilities for all eternity.