These five newcomers (or new menus) cover the gamut, from Korean hot pot to Roman-style pizza. Here is what is standing out at each, alongside this month’s full restaurant reviews. And for the kids (and kid in you), hit up brand new Ghirardelli Chocolate Experience Store, tributing Ghirardelli’s 170th anniversary with much more seating options (read: no lines for locals) and chocolate-making viewing, in-house sundaes, ice cream and chocolate drinks (as always, I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from each place reviewed): Read more →
Modern Indian Food (Still) Inspires: ROOH SF
Published April 8, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column: With the pandemic closure of local treasures like August 1 Five, SF’s modern Indian options are fewer. Thank God for ROOH. With a name meaning ”soul” or “spirit,” ROOH has been a SoMa “progressive Indian” dining destination since 2017. Open flame, tandoori-focused ROOH Palo Alto location is its totally different, worthwhile sister, having the misfortune to… Read more →
Female Indian Chef Goes Vegetarian at Besharam
Published December 3, 2021, in my The Bold Italic weekly restaurant reviews, my review of Besharam, from one of our great Indian chefs who has boldly moved to full vegetarian mode in her Dogpatch restaurant (spoiler: you won’t miss the meat).
7 Foods From Outside Lands 2021 That We’re Still Craving
Published November 1, 2021 at The Bold Italic, seven foods from Outside Lands 2021 that were still craving (and thankfully, you can still eat around the Bay Area):
6 Neighborhood Favorites to Support (& Feast At) Now
My latest article for The Bold Italic, published August 13, 2021 (my regular Bold Italic articles here), covers six neighborhood restaurants from fine dining Chinese splurge to vegan sushi destination worth feasting at and supporting now.
7 New Openings Worth Visiting Now
My latest article for The Bold Italic, published August 6, 2021 (my regular Bold Italic articles here), covers seven of the top new Bay Area restaurants worth visiting now. Article here:
April 2021: 10 Top Bay Area Restaurants
My dining column in Bob Cut magazine covers standout newcomers and longtimers worth supporting.
I’m covering outdoor and indoor dining, takeout and delivery restaurants, all of which I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from. Here are this month’s 10 standouts: Read more →
February 2021: Top 10 Bay Area Restaurants of the Month
During the pandemic, our beloved dining and drink communities continue to struggle to survive, so my dining column includes takeout/delivery and outdoor dining standouts. This month we cover the gamut from Argentinian empanadas to Japan-worthy sushi. Read more →
November’s 10 SF Bay Area Restaurants for Outdoor Dining, Takeout or Delivery
My dining column at print and online magazine, Bob Cut — column details and my philosophy here and last month’s column here— covers standout newcomers and longtimers we want to keep supporting. During pandemic times, I’m covering outdoor dining, takeout and delivery restaurants, all of which I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from, choosing the standouts: Read more →
Magical Outdoor Dining
My latest article for The Bold Italic, published October 9, 2020 (my regular Bold Italic articles here), covers five of the best parklet/patio outdoor dining spots in the city now: