It’s often hard to accept the end of summer — gone are long days, plentiful sunshine, and weekends at the beach — but there’s actually so many things to enjoy when colder weather moves through. One of our favorite fall and winter perks? Beer selection is at its peak with many seasonal varieties. Even if a brew isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of tasty “beer”-based cocktails cropping up on menus this time of year.
Hot sauce exploded in popularity in the food scene a few years ago, so the number of spicy items on any given restaurant menu has reached new heights. Today, there are more fiery foods than ever, and many of the best SF restaurants are spicing up their offerings.
Lately, more and more octopus dishes have been cropping up on menus across the country. And it’s no surprise — when prepared well, these highly intelligent, somewhat mysterious creatures make for some delectable dishes. Both tender and hearty, this versatile seafood is perfectly at home mixed in with a variety of flavors and cuisines. Check out some of our favorite octopus renditions in and around San Francisco.
Beach season is almost here! If you’re like us, you can’t wait for lazy days by the ocean or drinks with friends at the pool. To keep us fit and healthy for all that fun in the sun, we’re doubling down on our fresh fish intake, starting now. Check out a few of our favorite seafood dishes in SF.
Looking for the scoop on where to eat and drink in the Bay Area? Get an insider’s take on top spots from Roberth Sundell. The acclaimed Swedish-born chef runs Plaj, the only restaurant in San Francisco dedicated to Scandinavian cuisine. When he’s not cooking up great Nordic fare, you can find him at home in Petaluma, just outside SF, and from lobster to weinersnitchel, he’s got the skinny on some of the best not-to-be-missed gems in Northern California.
What’s not to love about a fresh, delicious burger? Whether it’s a classic version with melty cheese, lettuce and tomato, or a new take with inventive toppings and sauces, that juicy patty on a toasty bun is hard to resist. Here are 6 burgers in San Francisco you should be crushing ASAP:
Swedish-born chef Roberth Sundell runs Pläj, the only restaurant in San Francisco dedicated to Scandinavian fare. Pronounced “play,” the eatery opened in 2012 and offers Nordic classics like herring, whitefish and potato dumplings, as well as Swedish specialties (elk and lingonberries make proud appearances on the menu). Sundell’s passion for his native cuisine and love of local ingredients is a boon to the Bay Area’s large Scandinavian community, not to mention SF foodies looking to stretch their palates. We caught up with him on his favorite food group, holiday smorgasbords and why caviar in a tube is a (good) thing.
Looking to shake things up the next time you’re eating out? Flip over to the cocktail menu for a handcrafted drink that’ll add an exciting twist to your meal. Whether it’s a splash of something smoky, a fruity concoction or a savory blend straight up or on the rocks, San Francisco is home to a cocktail fix for every taste. Here are 11 inspired beverages to experience in the City by the Bay:
One of the best ways to dine out is with a group, but finding a spot to celebrate a promotion, a birthday or even just being together isn’t always easy. Luckily, SF has some awesome restaurants with everything from shareable small plates to large pizza pies, sure to please both visiting family members and your after-work crew. Here are 12 spots that are great for groups.
With great weather comes more reasons to embrace the weekend. Kick off your Saturday and Sunday in SF with everything from pastries and pancakes to fried chicken and waffles. Order up a delicious brunch cocktail and the best weekend tradition will be in full swing. Here are 8 tasty brunch spots to wake up to in San Francisco.