Tag: Bakeries

Indonesian, Fried Chicken, Plant-Based Filipino, Pizza & More: 7 SF Restaurants Standouts of the Month

Reviewed in this article:
—Familial Fried Chicken Haven: Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement
—Pizza from Dough Masters: Tartine Manufactory
—Creative Shared Plates & Natural Wines: Bar Jabroni
—Plant-Forward Filipino for Takeout or Patio Times: Mestiza
—Indonesian Rarities: Rasa Rasa Kitchen
—Japanese Bento Takeout & Matcha Stop: Komeya No Bento
—Quirky Bagels at a New Outer Sunset Bakery: Batches Bakehouse Read more →

Two New Bakeries Already Set to Stand Among the Bay’s Best: Juniper & Starter Bakery

Few U.S. cities have a fraction of the world class bakeries that line San Francisco, a city that has led the baking renaissance of the past 20 plus years — again in the 1970s-80 and was a baking leader since the 1800s when famed Boudin Bakery established the city as the world’s sourdough capital.

These two new bakeries — Juniper and Starter Bakery — feel already poised to join our long list of bakery greats, of which any single one would top the “bests” in any city. Read more →

Newly Opened Automat in SF Combines Childhood Whimsy and Gourmet Goodness

We already know what happens when chef David Barzelay and the team of two Michelin-starred Lazy Bear open a more casual spot. Bar-centric with stellar bar food True Laurel is one of the best bars in the nation, thanks to the inspired, one-of-a-kind cocktails of owner Nicolas (Nic) Torres (also behind the new Buddy bar). As of December 8, 2021, Barzelay and partner Matthew Kirk (former sous chef of Lazy Bear) opened Automat, just north of the Panhandle in the former Green Chile Kitchen space. Read more →

10 Top New Bay Area Restaurants

Karaweik Burmese Cuisine Published by Where Traveler (my other Where articles here) in August 2019, my article on 10 standout San Francisco newcomers, from Nigerian food to a Marin seafood haven: — Mago, Oakland — William Tell House, Tomales (Marin) — Eko Kitchen — Palette — Flour+Water Pizzeria — Fiorella Polk Street — Sushi Nagai — Noe’s Cantina — Tartine Inner Sunset — Karaweik Burmese… Read more →