Tag Archive for Cheap Eats


The Year-in-Review, 5 New Openings, Healthy Eats, An Oakland Revamp, Napa Newcomer & More

From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Special Features & Year-in-Review Interview with the owners of Kokkari, SF’s #1 Zagat-rated restaurant Bay Area Holiday Dining Survival Guide SF’s… Read more →

Guddu de Kahari's beloved tandoori fish

Top Tastes: Five Best Dishes Now – Curry, Waffles, Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich, Duck Pate, Ice Cream Sandwich

Breakfast through dessert, here are five of the best dishes at new eateries and restaurants around San Francisco: WAFFLES at LINEA CAFFE, Mission (3417 18th St. at San Carlos) Look for the tiny, wood-walled shop behind Duc Loi, a bustling Asian grocery in the Mission, with sidewalk table seating only. You’ll find micro-batch roasted coffee from Andrew Barnett, founder of… Read more →

The best $6 burger in SF

Two of the Bay’s Best Burgers Under $10

Burgers come in degrees: layered with expensive accoutrements, whole egg, foie gras, and the like… or simple, without pretense. I crave a burger in all degrees, whether upscale, knife and fork versions, or down and dirty. On the cheap, two burgers incite salivation in memory alone. One is at a brand new SoMa dive that also serves winning tacos, the… Read more →

Vibrant rhubarb tart and Meyer lemon dark chocolate  at 20th Century Cafe

KNISH’in: Eastern European Baked Goods

We obsess about every kind of food in the Bay Area, but the knish (pronunciation: kə-nĭsh) hasn’t gotten enough respect. This doughy, flaky potato snack has its roots in Eastern Europe and Jewish cultures, knish being a Yiddish word, translating to dumpling or “a kind of bun.” This dumpling-like bun is set for revival, with a nod to what just… Read more →

Saltfish and ackee, Jamaica's national dish, at Miss Ollie's in Old Oakland

Around the Bay: Island Breezes… Searching for Caribbean Food

ISLAND BREEZES: Searching for Caribbean Photos and article by Virginia Miller Though not an island girl, I crave sorrel, that cinnamon-spiced, rosy-purple juice made from the petals of a sorrel plant, or multi-colored Scotch bonnet peppers, both common in the Caribbean and ideal together, sorrel cooling off the pepper’s scorching heat. One of my closest friends is Jamaican and we’ve… Read more →