5 Newcomers and Tried & True Restaurants to Feast At Now

My dining reviews for The Bold Italic: published September 16, 2021. From three notable newcomers to two tried-and-true greats (one just turning a year old in pandemic), these are five top places to eat, feast and support now — plus three bonus eats for delivery or takeout. I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from every restaurant reviewed here:

Little Red Window picnic


Reviewed this article:
Alameda Destination: Alley & Vine
Cozy Hayes Valley Wine Bar with Eats: Linden & Laguna
Detroit Pizza To-Go or Eat Outdoors: Joyride Pizza
Cal-French Romance & the “Whole Package” Experience: Routier
Rare Nightlife Gem & Eats in Outer Sunset: Lost & Found

Bonus Eats: Delivery and/or Takeout Only
Nourishing Meals at HomeJesse & Laurent
Palo Alto’s New Milan-Style Pizza Pop-Up: Pizzone
Latin American Picnics in Washington Square Park: Little Red Window

My restaurant reviews:
New Modern Filipino Destination, Abacá, From Chef Francis Ang & Bartender Kevin Diedrich (Filipino)
25 Lusk Traveler Menus (Mexican)
— Warung Siska, Redwood City (Indonesian)

Routier SF strawberry mascarpone dessert


Linden & Laguna


Alley & Vine Mt. Lassen trout