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Road Trip: How to Eat Your Way Up the New England Coast

The drive from Greenwich, Connecticut to the tiny town of Lubec, Maine is about 700 miles, if you stick to the coastline (and yes, that includes Cape …

The 31 Iconic Dishes and Drinks of San Francisco

San Francisco can lay claim to inventing everything from sourdough bread to fortune cookies, so it's no wonder that some of the nation's most iconic culinary history originates within our 49 square miles. Behold, the <b>31 best single items</b>, from dishes to snacks to drinks, at some of San Francisco's …

The 17 best things to do in San Francisco, according to people who live there

In November, 170,000 tech workers will descend on San Francisco for Dreamforce, a massive conference hosted by Salesforce. Those eager attendees will be looking for things to do.<p>The Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf might seem like obvious choices, but San Francisco has more to offer than …

Golden Gate Park

Best Bay bites under $50, according to Reddit

We all know the Bay Area is expensive, but when it comes to food, we also know how to get the best bang for our buck.<p>In 2016, San Francisco cemented its critical status as a culinary heavyweight with as many 3-star Michelin restaurants as New York City. But to enjoy the fruits of this region, one …

10 Restaurants Worth the Drive from SF

San Francisco is absolutely teeming with excellent restaurants these days, but there’s no reason to confine oneself to the 7x7. The Bay Area is a mighty expanse, and there are many interesting places to eat outside of the city, no matter the direction you choose. And now that the summer months are …

The best hidden gems and secret spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that can excite you forever — it's one of those wonderfully dynamic places that's always ready to surprise. It's why, despite the rising costs and million other complaints, the city sticks with you.<p>But even the most beloved places can get a little worn. You've been to the …

Sous-Vide Rib Eye Steak

Who doesn't love a good medium-rare steak? We employ our sous-vide machine to make the perfect steak, sealing it with aromatic herbs and garlic …

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The 11 worst tourist traps in Florida — and where to go instead

People from all over the world flock to the US' southernmost state for its warmth, its widely known attractions, and its stunning beaches. However, some places have started taking advantage of the annual influx of visitors.<p>And while some tourist traps can be worth a visit just for the sake of …

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14 Fun and Fantastic Asian Snack Shops in San Francisco

Welcome to the wonderful world that is Asian snacks — an emporium of hidden treasures that somehow groups steamed rice rolls, moon cakes, shrimp chips, and even salad-flavored crackers under the same umbrella. It's a peculiar group filled with more Pocky flavors than you can imagine, but damn is it …

A Guide to Russian Food in San Francisco

Russian food in America is a very mixed bag. The cuisine encompasses Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Armenian, Polish, Georgian food, and more, and that's because all of those countries were considered Russia when many people from that area came to America in the 1980s and opened restaurants, which all fell …

Your Guide to China Live, Chinatown’s New Emporium of Food and Drink

<b>China Live</b> is one of the biggest openings to hit San Francisco in quite some time. It’s an incredibly ambitious, multi-faceted, massive project that can most easily be described as a Chinese version of Eataly, Mario Batali’s paean to Italian food in NYC.<p>Many food halls have been compared to Eataly, …

Carmel named one of America's '10 best small towns'

It may be surprising to hear Carmel-by-the-Sea called a "city," given its population of about 3,800.<p>But if you grant the Monterey County hamlet "small city" status, as a recent Conde Nast Traveler readers survey does, then it's no surprise to learn Carmel not only made the list of the 10 Best Small …

Best road trip stops along Highway 101

If you can only do one road trip, then California's 101 is a must. The 790-mile stretch of highway parallels the state's coastline, giving you and your driving buddies gorgeous views along the way. The winding 101 takes you by all the places that make the West coast the best coast. Starting in Los …

BYOB for Free at These 14 SF Restaurants

It ain't cheap to dine out in San Francisco, and when you add alcohol on top, even casual meals can head into expensive territory. Luckily, there are still a few restaurants around town that offer an antidote to this very first-world problem: free corkage fees.<p>There's no shame in bringing your own …

San Francisco Bay Area

10 Sous-Vide Recipes to Try ASAP

Time to meet the most game-changing food trend of the year: Sous-vide cooking. It’s a fancy French technique that involves sealing your food in a …

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The best New York City restaurant for every type of cuisine

As part of its 2017 restaurant-survey results, released in October, Zagat compiled a list of the best restaurants in New York City for every type of cuisine.<p>From smoky barbecue to flavor-packed ramen to handmade falafel, there's a top-rated spot to curb every craving.<p>There were also a few repeats …

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10 Spots to Host Holiday Parties on a Shoestring

Like most things in San Francisco, hosting a holiday party isn't cheap. The month of December is prime time for restaurants, bars, and event venues to make some money before the tediously slow months ahead by hosting swanky soirees. However, unless you're a tech giant or a Rockefeller, that can be …

Food & Dining

33 things to do in San Francisco that are free or cost less than $5

In the land of sky-high real estate and $30 restaurant entrées, deals are hard to find. But thanks to the city's expert on all things cheap, Johnny Hayes of the wildly popular site SFFunCheap.com, we've tracked down a list of things to do that are free or cost $5 or less.<p>Johnny's selections include …

San Francisco Bay Area

17 Amazing Places to Eat and Drink Near Monterey and Carmel

Though it's an ever-popular tourist destination, there's more to the Monterey Peninsula than a cool aquarium and an epic golf course. It's not competing with San Francisco for the title of culinary mecca (at least, not yet), but this wildly beautiful inlet along California's rugged Central Coast …

Seasonal Food

Where to Eat Before San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Jazz Shows

Fall is approaching, which means it’s also the return of theater season. The symphony, opera, and jazz theaters are all roaring back to life to delight San Franciscans and lovers of culture. Civic Center is the city’s ground zero for entertainment, and considering it’s also become a hotspot for …

Seasonal Food

Hong Kong has the world's longest escalator system, and thousands take it to work every day

One of the first things you notice when visiting Hong Kong is its hilliness. Then you notice the escalators running up those hills.<p>The city is home to the longest outdoor escalator system in the world — the Central to Mid Levels Escalator system. The escalator system was built in 1993 as a solution …

Hong Kong

Your Guide to the Ultimate San Francisco Seafood Platter

Crack a crustacean and celebrate National Seafood Month this October<p>What is it about (Indian) summer and seafood that go together so well? With San …

Seafood

16 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes Perfect for Dinner Tonight + Lunch Tomorrow

If there are two things that just about everyone hates, it’s doing anything but binge watching Netflix on a Sunday and worrying about what to pack for your impressive make-ahead lunch for Monday. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to both of those things: slow cooker chicken. Sure, you’ve been …

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7 Savory Ways to Use Figs

They’re not just for dessert.<p>Sweet, juicy figs are amazing for desserts like this luscious fig-and-raspberry tart or French <i>clafoutis</i>, but that's not …

San Francisco's 2016 Michelin Stars, Mapped

<i>Editor's note: For the 2017 Michelin star map, head here.</i><p>The annual <b>Michelin Guide 2016</b> stars officially arrived in October, with some notable new starpower on the list. Manresa was upgraded to three stars, while Lazy Bear, Mourad, Kin Khao and Californios joined the starred ranks, just to name a …

Eat your way around the world without leaving San Francisco

Leave your passport at home and experience a United Nations of cuisines in your own backyard.<p><i>The cuisines of dozens of nations are represented by these Bay Area restaurants. How many of them have you visited? Which favorites have we left off the list?</i><p><i></i>What's the next best thing to the golden, …

Dollar Oyster Deals in San Francisco

Fresh oysters can certainly become an expensive habit, often nearing five dollars a pop at some of SF's most discerning restaurants— unless you know where to find them for a dollar (or very close to, at least). From high end restaurants to low-key watering holes and bars, there is a molllusk …