Tag: South Bay

Hirame crudo

HIDDEN GEMS: Bird Dog, Palo Alto

A preview of a regular column that will be part of the national Table8 blog we are about to launch this Spring — I will cover the Bay Area and am the editor over all writers in other cities. Here we highlight some of the best under-the-radar restaurants we find often get missed by the press or restaurants with notable… Read more →

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Izakaya Kou Uni - Virginia Miller

3 Exciting New SF Restaurants, New Bay Area Brunch & Sushi Spots

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. New Bay Area Openings First Look at sold out, ticketing-only LAZY BEAR, a cult pop-up turned restaurant First Look inside the… Read more →

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New cocktails at La Urbana (see "Imbiber")

Whiskyfest 2014, 4 Cocktail Menus, Cocktails from Oakland to Healdsburg – and at the New 49ers Stadium

From my numerous articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some of this coverage here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Whisk(e)y Seminars not to miss and legendary whisk(e)y figures at this year’s WHISKYFEST on October 3 Cocktails 2 new OAKLAND… Read more →

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Broccoli and cheese re-imagined at The Tradesman in the Mission

Top Tastes: Where to Eat Near BART Stations, Best Burgers, Los Gatos Eats, 4 New Bay Area Openings & More

From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Essay/Opinion Piece Changing Tastes: You Can Learn to Eat (Even Like) Everything with Commentary from Harold McGee New Bay Area… Read more →

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Kusukabe's fantastic omakase sushi dinners

New Sushi Greats, 5 Notable New SF Spots, 7 BBQ Joints, San Mateo & More

From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some coverage highlights here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for highlights here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. As I have been for over a decade, I’m on the ground daily looking for early standouts at each… Read more →

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Saison - interview with Chef Josh Skenes (see Top Tastes)

Interview with Chef Joshua Skenes, 4 New SF Openings, East & South Bay Newcomers, Escape to Port Costa & Underrated SF Gems

My Top Food Articles: June 15-30 From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some coverage highlights here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for highlights here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. As I have been for over a decade, I’m on the ground daily… Read more →

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Cafe Brulot flamed in the glass at Tosca Cafe

Best New Cocktails in SF & the South Bay, 8 Bay Area Beer Gardens, 5 Wine Articles

From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some of this coverage here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for the Bay Area here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. Cocktails Real deal, New Orleans-style CAFE BRULOT – flamed tableside! – now on 2 notable SF… Read more →

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Among the best Bay Area pizzas... in Los Gatos

By the Slice: 8 New Bay Area Pizza Spots

As if the Neapolitan, artisanal, wood-fired pizza wave of the past decade weren’t enough, pizza openings continue to come on fast and furious. A recent interview I read with a New Yorker said they couldn’t live on the West Coast because they’d have to miss pizza. Having grown up in NJ (near NYC) and California both, and as a frequent… Read more →

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Views from the La Mar deck - an idyllic Bay-side brunch

2 Peruvian Brunches with a View

Peruvian food was long my favorite South American cuisine even before my unforgettable trip to Peru this year. Pisco cocktails – another love and one of the great gustatory pleasures of Peru. When getting my Peruvian fix, one of my favorite respites this sunny fall have been waterside brunches. Here are two spots where Bay or Pacific Ocean views invigorate… Read more →

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Sampling beers at Steins in Mountain View

3 Reasons to Dine South (Bay, That Is)

As with any part of the Bay Area, the South Bay offers plenty of culinary riches. It may be Silicon Valley, the ‘burbs, numerous towns rather than a metropolitan city, but exploring Indian food from Mountain View to Santa Clara or international hole-in-the-walls in San Mateo can gleefully feel like eating through another country. Here’s three restaurants where food and… Read more →

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