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9 of San Francisco's Best Hot Wings

In keeping with the typical coastal competitions regarding food, there's an absurd rumor circling about that suggests San Francisco is lacking in the chicken wings department, especially when pitted against wing-famous places like New York and Chicago. But fear not good people, your wing needs will …

Every Fall 2015 Bay Area Restaurant Opening You Need to Know

<b>November 23</b><p><i>OAKLAND</i> — <b>Firebrand Artisan Breads</b> has opened its first retail store at the Hive at 2343 Broadway. The brick-oven bakery will serve lunch from Pal’s Take Way as well as Highwire Coffee Roasters coffee and and tea, in addition, of course, to founder Matt Kreutz’s breads and partner Colleen …

2 Luxury Apartment Designs For Young Couples

• 1 |<br>• Designer: Mario Stoica<p>The first space comes from designer Mario Stoica, who uses a range of colors and modern textures to create a comfortable, …

Not Your Basic Beach Resort: 6 Game-Changing Modern Hotels

Think “beach resort” and the mind most likely conjures a soft palette of seaside hues, striped loungers, and a few nautical nods. But a new generation of waterfront properties is wooing travelers with sleek, contemporary architecture and a uniquely design-minded approach that might seem more at …

Amalfi Coast

Beretta's Secret Bird-Themed Cocktail Menu Will Have Your Tastebuds Chirping

San Francisco is full of exclusive dining and drinking experiences, but even regulars at the Mission's <b>Beretta</b> might not know that the always-happening pizza hotspot, known for its top-notch drinks, has a <b>secret illustrated cocktail menu</b>. Of course, Beretta fans will still be able to find many …

Vegan Sushi, Ramen, and Skewers Await at the Mission's New Shizen

<b>Shizen</b>, a completely vegan Japanese restaurant from the team behind <b>Tataki</b>, has opened in the Mission, taking up the long-vacant restaurant space in the swank 299 Valencia condo building and adding yet another Asian dining option to the upper stretch of the Mission (which has also welcomed <b>Rintaro</b>,</b> …

25 Classic Restaurants Every San Franciscan Must Try

Restaurant history runs deep in San Francisco, a city that originated to everything from cioppino to the Mission burrito, and which even has a city project dedicated to identifying and preserving historic dining establishments. To kick off Classics Week, we've compiled <b>our 25 favorite restaurants</b> …

Stones Throw Team Launching $35 Prix-Fixe Restaurant in Jackson Square

<b>Trestle</b>, the newest project from the team behind <b>Stones Throw</b> and <b>Fat Angel</b>, is on its way to the corner of Columbus and Jackson. The new spot will take over the space previously occupied by <b>Grand Hunan</b>, which operated there for over 60 years at the busy convergence of the Financial District, Jackson …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

Interior Design

Brunch Wire

The latest restaurant to join the brunch fray is <b>Padrecito</b>, which is now serving a menu of Mexican-inspired treats like polenta-plantain hotcakes, bacon quesadillas with a fried egg, and a huevos rancheros casserole with Oaxaca cheese and braised kale. At the bar, expect ginger-beer sangria and a …

Customize Every Detail of These Gorgeous Prefab Houses

If you fancy yourself a designer of sorts, you're going to love Blu Homes. This California-based company makes beautiful, incredibly customizable …

Prefab Homes

Big Moves

The entire Mission may be becoming a restaurant row, but there's still nothing like Valencia Street, as <b>Loló</b>'s <b>Jorge Martinez</b> can attest. "I can see the change in the people that come in. The street we were on before [22nd Street] made some people uncomfortable, especially older people and families." …

The Square, A New North Beach Classic

Grid View<p>The Square<p><b>Sons & Daughters</b> and <b>Sweet Woodruff</b> duo <b>Teague Moriarty</b> and <b>Matt McNamara</b> have completed their revamp of the former <b>Bottle Cap/Washington Square Bar & Grill</b> space in North Beach, and will officially open <b>The Square</b> to the public Saturday evening. Intended for casual dining, The Square …

Kickstartin'

Craft distilling is heating up in the Bay Area, and the latest distiller to join the fray is <b>Workhouse Rye</b>, the pet project of bartender <b>Rob Easter</b> and artist <b>David Gordon</b>. Through "gypsy distilling" at other Bay Area distilleries, the duo have produced a pair of initial rye whiskeys (Palehorse, aged …

Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar, A Brilliant Bernal Expansion

Grid View<p>Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar in San Francisco<p>Get ready, sushi fans: <b>Ichi Sushi</b> just got a whole lot bigger, thanks to the debut of its sizable new location, <b>Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar</b>, which opens today in Bernal Heights. With demand high at their shoebox-sized original location (it closed on Saturday), the …

Coqueta, Cavalier, Tosca, Trick Dog, b. patisserie, and More Make James Beard Semifinalist List

The long list of semifinalists for the <b>James Beard Awards</b> (say it with us now: "the Oscars of the food world") was released this morning, and as usual, the Bay Area cleaned up. Three fresh spots—<b>The Cavalier, Coqueta, and Tosca Cafe</b>—made the cut for the Best New Restaurant list, while a fourth and …

Under-the-Radar Burgers; Trick Dog Highball Tips

· 10 of SF's Best Under-the-Radar Burgers [Thrillist]<br>· How to Make Trick Dog's Tasty Highballs at Home [Serious Eats]<br>· Octopus Is Everywhere on SF Menus [Chron]<br>· Michael Ruhlman: The Art of the Single-Subject Cookbook [PW]<br>· Michelin Awards: Do the Stars Still Matter? [Independent]<br>· Sour Beers, …

Sir & Star Makes GQ Best New Restaurants List

<b>Alan Richman</b>'s annual <i>GQ</i> list of the best new American restaurants has dropped, and only one Bay Area spot is on it: <b>Sir & Star at the Olema</b>, which clocked in at #11. The restaurant from <b>Daniel DeLong</b> and <b>Margaret Grade</b> (formerly of Manka's Inverness Lodge) has been talked about all year, netting a …

Eat Like a Chef at Stones Throw; Learning Wine Basics

<b>RUSSIAN HILL</b>—The appeal of <b>Stones Throw</b>'s Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm series is all in the name, as a different chef-somm duo come by once a month to offer their night-off favorites in support of the <b>SF Food Bank</b>. <b>Spruce</b>'s <b>Mark Sullivan</b> and <b>Randy Nakagawa</b> kick things off on Monday, to be followed …

Bauer Boosts Wayfare Tavern; Verbena Excites Roth

Bauer revisited <b>Tyler Florence</b>'s <b>Wayfare Tavern</b> with his update review this week, and found that the chef's "bold, layered style" had matured beyond the "too ambitious and complex" dishes he served back in 2010. Now, previously "inconsistent" food "seems to have found its niche," thanks to chef de …

Kin Khao, Authentic Modern Thai in Union Square

Grid View<p>Kin Khao in San Francisco<p><b>Kin Khao</b> is Thai for "eat rice," but it more colloquially translates to "let's eat"—which is what Thai-food lovers will exclaim when they sit down to a table at <b>Pim Techamuanvivit</b>'s new restaurant in the Parc 55 Wyndham hotel. Though it's a little hard to find at …

Hopwater Distribution, A 30-Tap Beer Powerhouse

Grid View<p>Hopwater Distribution<p>Last year saw an unprecedented parade of craft breweries, beer bars, and beer restaurants, and 2014 is shaping up to be no different, with <b>Triple Voodoo</b> already open, <b>Fort Point Beer Company</b> now brewing and <b>Magnolia's Dogpatch Brewery</b> on the cusp. Now comes <b>Hopwater</b> …