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Pork reigns. Braised belly, Berkshire chops, even bacon ice cream—pig is big on menus all around the Bay Area. As hogs wallow in the spotlight, it... More»


Lob a perfect, farmers’ market–procured Elberta peach at any neighborhood restaurant in the Bay Area, and you’re bound to hit a roast-beet... More»


Witness a scene being played out in restaurants all over San Francisco: A couple settles into their favorite table—the one with the comfortable... More»


Culinary historians widely agree that the world's first restaurant opened in 1765. But they don't have a clue when the world's first takeout meal was served... More»


1 Barbecued Ribs Everett and Jones There are some damn good ribs being served up at Berkeley's classic barbecue joint. The meat is... More»


Tell someone you’re spending a weekend in Murphys, a gold mining town about 150 miles east of the city, off Highway 4, and you’re likely to get... More»