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Sitting outside of Saint Frank on a sunny afternoon last week, Ry Stephen sipped an espresso and... More»


As a still-recent New York transplant, I crave smoked fish on a nearly daily basis. That can be a problem, since comparatively speaking, there just aren... More»


I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the home of Popeyes's first franchise. It opened when I was five, in 1976. I loved their fried chicken, most memorably... More»


The Bay Area cleaned up at last night James Beard Foundation Awards in New York City, winning four categories outright, including the top honors, which went... More»

Chopped beet salad at Bar Tartine

The expert: Sean Baker, executive chef at Verbena His... More»


The other week I was talking to a restaurateur who was trying to describe the food he’ll be serving at his new restaurant in Oakland. “We want... More»


Cinco De Mayo weekend is upon us again and we’ve collected an abundance of suggestions. Whether you want to be downing cerveza or slinking out of... More»


In the name of health, salads get a pass. We'll blithely fork up woody, spindly arugula and mushy ancient grains tossed in a wincingly vinegary dressing... More»

Bartender Michael Fraser

Nothing inspires generational conflict like a cocktail. Were things really better back when Don Draper swallowed Old Fashioneds like jello shots,... More»


SoMa restaurant Dirty Habit, which officially opens its doors on Thursday, has been passing out special discount tokens* to employees at the city's elite... More»