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Bay Area San Francisco hikes: 9 trails with waterfall endings - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in February 2017. It has been updated and republished with the most recent information.</i><p>The Bay Area’s abundance of outdoors activities is no secret, and now that spring <i>and</i> springtime rains are here, there’s no better time to get outside, …

10 Craft Whiskeys You Have to Try

Buying whiskey from craft distillers is not only a responsible way to spend your drinking money, but it will also net you some seriously good booze …

Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

Many of the region's best waterfall hikes haven't been much to look at the past few drought-ridden years. But that's changed in a big way recently.<p>Waterfall lovers are in heaven right now, thanks to a bit of March rain. All over the Bay Area and beyond, Northern California's prettiest cataracts are …

Northern California

39 of the best secret categories on Netflix and how to find them

Netflix has an insane amount of content, but it's not always easy to find what you want.<p>The categories Netflix gives you access to are broad, which is made more frustrating by the knowledge that Netflix splits movies and TV shows into incredibly specific micro-categories.<p>Luckily, it's pretty easy …

The 11 Best Bourbons Under $25

It’s a bad time to be a thrifty bourbon drinker.<p>Thanks to a thriving bourbon market and rising prices, there aren’t a lot of great value buys left in …

If You Want A Happy Ending, This Is The Girl You Need To Marry

<b>Marry the girl who loves you when you aren’t loving because she loves you for the right reasons.</b> She loves you for the flawed guy you are today, and …

5 hidden MacOS High Sierra features you need to know

Don't overlook these useful features of your Mac.<p>A revolutionary update, MacOS High Sierra was not. Instead of a massive design overhaul, it focused on a number of under-the-hood changes, namely Apple File System (APFS) for better performance and security, HVEC for improved video compression and …

High Sierra

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

Operating Systems

The 38 Essential Hawai‘i Restaurants

No catchphrase can encapsulate the culinary scope of Hawai‘i: It encompasses carb-tastic plate lunches doused in gravy, bundles of steamed taro leaves packed with tender pork or other treasures, noodle soups, delicate mochi, and ever-new creations from relentlessly innovative chefs looking both to …

Our favorite Bay Area date spots

It's always fun to have a "night out," and most of us have our favorite spots to take a significant other or special someone.<p>But what if you want an outing that's a little outside the box? There are so many options in the Bay Area it can be a bit overwhelming, so the SFGATE staff has compiled an …

Texas

Color postcards show pre-earthquake life in San Francisco

This Is the Top No-Bake Dessert Recipe on Pinterest

As the weather warms up and lazy cooking is the <i>only</i> kind of cooking you want to do, no-bake dessert recipes reign supreme. I mean, why would you even …

Dessert

The Best Bibimbap in the East Bay

<i>By Lily Chou</i><p>Comfort food is an inherently personal thing. Whether your list includes buttery mashed potatoes, bright-orange mac ’n’ cheese, or …

Food

These are the probiotics gut experts actually take

In case you haven’t heard, the microbiome pretty much runs the show when it comes to overall health. Not enough good bacteria in your digestive tract …

Five rad and random things I found this week

The end-of-week dispatch from Pop Sci's commerce editor. Vol. 6.<p>My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, things to make your …

You Can Still Get Lunch for Under $4 in San Francisco at These Spots

And no, we’re not including fast food — that’s cheating.<p>The number 5 is magical. It’s the amount of fingers on each of our hands; when slapped in an …

Lost San Francisco landmarks that still exist in the movies

Hollywood loves to destroy San Francisco in movies, but when San Francisco landmarks get destroyed in real life, we can always thank Hollywood for capturing them in their glory.<p>In recent years, "San Andreas" destroyed the city from the Golden Gate Bridge to Candlestick, just as that old stadium was …

72 things to do in the Bay Area before you die

We can bicker about the Bay Area's changing landscape all day long, but some things stay the same, like just how much our swath of California has to offer.<p>From inspiring natural scenery and classic institutions to new traditions and only-in-S.F. events, the Bay Area has something for everyone — and …

See 32 years of Bay Area development in four seconds

But don’t blink<p>In 2013, Google took its people-watching hobby to the next level by compiling several decades worth of satellite imagery of every place on earth into a larger-than-life searchable time lapse sequence.<p>But, being Google, they weren’t satisfied just with that, and last week they updated …

Life with migraines: ‘It feels like a creature is pushing itself through my skull’

When I was 26, I started suffering from dizziness, brain fog, fatigue and chronic pain. I’d had migraines since childhood, but these felt different<p>For six years, my mother worked at a teacher’s college in the same building where I went to elementary school. We lived a few blocks away, and until I …

Multiple Sclerosis

Hawaiian brunch spot, ‘Aina, launches dinner service next week - Inside Scoop SF

Chef <b>Jordan Keao</b> has already earned fans with his guava bread French toast and malasadas, and now the six-month-old Hawaiian brunchery, ‘Aina, will start dinner service on Tuesday, October 18.<p>Like brunch, dinner will be a laid back affair, but it will also be a chance for Keao to experiment. The …

Secrets and legends from the Stanford campus

Stanford welcomes a new class of freshmen Monday for the first day of class. Many of them had no idea that their admission letter to one of the nation's elite private schools also came with an obligation to uphold some seriously wacky traditions.<p>Sure, you've seen the Stanford band rock a kazoo and …

Mapping awesome old-timey San Francisco streetcar photos

Since half of you are probably waiting for Muni as it is<p>As anyone impatiently waiting for the N Judah knows, streetcars are the exception rather than the rule in modern San Francisco.<p>But of course, it wasn’t always this way. Local designer Chris Arvin mapped out San Francisco’s streetcar lines (not …

San Francisco

The best dessert from every state

From custard on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, to gooey butter cake on the streets of St. Louis, Missouri, here are the treats worth making a trip for.

The science of the beautiful, weird dessert known as “raindrop cake”

The clear, dense jelly used in New York City chef Darren Wong’s “raindrop cake” may be new to Brooklyn foodies—who are lining up by the hundreds to buy it at his weekend stall—but it’s very familiar to people from Japan. Gelatinous desserts and savory foods made with agar, a substance derived from …

Dessert

How to Make Your Own Raindrop Cake

It's safe to say the raindrop cake has taken the Internet by storm. (It's also punny to say that.) The crystal clear droplet of gelatin is a Japanese …

The 12 Hottest New Restaurants in Honolulu

Today Eater returns to Honolulu, Hawai‘i, to focus on 12 newish restaurants that have been garnering some serious buzz. Once again, Eater asked bicoastal tea expert and food writer Kathy YL Chanto offer up her picks for the buzziest openings of the past year or so.<p>It’s no secret that Honolulu has …

Dining Rooms

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Kids

Ravi Kapur of San Francisco’s Liholiho Yacht Club is a 2016 F&W Best New Chef

Restaurant motto: "Get Jag," an island term for "party on." Read more about this amazing San Francisco talent, one of the new Food & Wine Best New …

The Oldest Bars in San Francisco

<i>By Julie Albin</i><p>Bars. This city is brimming with them like an overfilled pint glass. Some are fabulous, some are — uh — not so fabulous, and some are</i> …