Category: Top Tastes

Top 5 Dishes of the Month: Cozy, Comfort Food When the Weather turns Chilly

In my latest Time Out column, I cover the top three new restaurants openings of the month — article here: Plaj’s roasted chicken in Burgundy truffles and fried egg  Stones Throw’s 72-hour braised beef shortrib Hakkasan’s roasted silver cod in Champagne honey sauce Thistle Meats’ Käsekrainer sausages Campton Place’s Maine lobster in coastal curry sauce Read more →

Three Restaurants With New Chefs, New Menus, New Focus

In my latest Time Out column, I cover these 3 new restaurants reinventing themselves with menus from new chefs — article here: At Alembic, chef Rachel Aronow is behind one of my new favorite menus in town, crafting well-beyond-the-average house charcuterie and gutsy vegetarian dishes, like her memorable fennel dish, s poached in dry vermouth, partnered with caraway confit, citrus, Marcona… Read more →

Top SF Openings — August 2017

The notable restaurant openings of August were Roma Antica (friendly with almost all staff from Italy), Madcap in Marin, Ardiana in Noe Valley (love their brown butter heirloom tomato salad), Khamsa (below), Kitchen 335 in Healdsburg, Mamanoko (formerly Mamacita), Kuma Sushi & Sake (sunny, straightforward sushi spot), Perle Wine Bar in Oakland, another Proposition Chicken in Oakland, Top Round Roast Beef… Read more →

5 Affordable Bay Area Newcomers

Every month I cover the top new openings out of all restaurants and bars that have opened that month in the Bay Area (as I visit almost all of them — recent months here). Often these are mid-range or affordable, but sometimes a new opening is a “cheap eats” kind of gem but not necessarily one of the top 2-5… Read more →