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.
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.
Craft beer's west coast explosion shows no sign of slowing. Which, for all us beer lovers, is nothing but great news. Here are four new breweries worth checking out.
Crackly-soft baguettes and creamy pate; sharp, pickled vegetables and a kick of jalapeno. Forgive us for waxing poetic on the banh mi, possibly one of the greatest sandwiches every to be created.
It's arguably the greatest weekend of the year in San Francisco: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. The three-day music festival, in addition to be completely free, always boasts a lineup of incredible musicians ranging from indie to pop to country to, sure, bluegrass.
The birthday dinner: a seemingly simple affair that suddenly, shockingly, tends to get blown out of proportion. Hard-to-get reservations result in last minute meals at mediocre restaurants; space limits lead to accidentally insulting friends; all of this compounded by the fact that no one wants to force an expensive tab on their dinner guests.
Confession: we love eating at the bar. Sure, a nice two- or four-top is nice for dinner, but there's something about a seat at the bar that makes us feel more in the action. When we're on a dinner date, or dining solo, there's nowhere we'd rather be. Here are our favorite bars for dinner in San Francisco. Of course, a two-top is a fine subsitute, too.
Start working up an appetite — Eat Drink SF has arrived. The four day festival celebrating San Francisco's food scene is back and bigger than ever — from an insane roster of restaurants, wineries and breweries to the return of the taco takedown, here are our can't miss bites of the festivities.