Julia Millay Walsh | October 26, 2011 10:45 amWe've just crowned the best candy stores in San Francisco, and now we're moving onto something that's as tart as it is sweet — and also pairs perfectly with candy — frozen yogurt! From charming boutiques to reliably delicious franchises, fro-yo spots have popped up all over the city, and plenty of San Franciscans are just plain addicted! So, I'm turning it over to you: what are SF's best frozen yogurt spots?Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 25, 2011 5:15 pmLast week, we crowned the best cupcake bakeries in San Francisco, and now just in time for Halloween, we're moving on to something more saccharine: candy shops! From charming, posh storefronts to nostalgic, classic confectioners, here are our favorite candy shops in San Francisco.
Hayes Valley's modern, cheerful, and adorable confiserie Miette (449 Octavia St., 415-626-6221) is too delicious for words.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 24, 2011 1:10 pmOpenTable recently surveyed its VIP San Francisco-based diners (those who've honored 12 or more reservations within one year) to unearth the likes and dislikes of those eating out in the Bay Area. Here are some of the fascinating findings:
The term "foodie" isn't tired yet, as 70 percent of San Francisco diners approve of the moniker, while 11 percent dislike it. I'm with the majority.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 24, 2011 12:07 pmYumSugar recently caught up with celeb restaurateur Tyler Florence at the LA Food & Wine Festival and got the scoop on some juicy news: Wayfare Tavern is considering opening a fried chicken food truck! Watch YumSugar's video interview to hear all the details!
There's no doubt that a fried chicken food truck would do well in SF — even more so if it parked nearby Hayes Valley's new Biergarten!Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 21, 2011 3:17 pmHalloween is upon us, and if there's not a pumpkin propped at your doorstep and a jack-o'-lantern lit in your window, it's time to get in the spirit! Sure, you can get your gourds at Safeway, but where's the fun in that? Visit one of these three Bay Area pumpkin patches and do your shopping the old-fashioned way.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 20, 2011 8:00 amMove over, Palio D'asti. Someone may have just topped your incredible, free-pizza-driven happy hour. Cupola Pizzeria in the Westfield Centre (845 Market St., 4th Floor, 415-896-5600) has kicked off a new happy hour that may drive us all to drink and shop — a dangerous combination! Now through Thanksgiving, weeknights from 3 to 6 p.m., you can score draft beers, such as Stella, Stone IPA, and Trumer Pils, and wine on tap, such as Frogs Leap Sauvignon Blanc, Uvaggio Vermintino, and Old Press Syrah, for only $3! Better yet, during happy hour, chef Christian will be delivering his choice of complimentary wood-fired oven pizzas, such as the margherita, with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, and olive oil, or the seasonal confit diced pumpkin, with fontina cheese, prosciutto cotto, and thyme.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 19, 2011 4:15 pmLet's have a sweet heart-to-heart. We've just crowned the best cupcake bakeries in San Francisco, and just in time for Halloween, we're moving on to something more saccharine: candy shops! Who's got the cutest one in town?Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 19, 2011 3:37 pmLooking for somewhere new to dine and drink this week? How about a place where you and 98 of your closest friends can enjoy draft beer in the sun? Or somewhere you can play lawn games while you sip wine and nibble on sliders?Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 19, 2011 10:25 amWith a motto like, "If cupcakes are wrong, we don't wanna be right," Cups and Cakes Bakery (451 9th St., 415-437-2877) taps into the central figure in its success: temptation. With out-of-this-world specialties such as Irish coffee, banana split, pumpkin perfection, and mudslide changing daily, it's hard to resist just one more confection from the SoMA bakery; classics like red velvet, vanilla, and chocolate are also always available. Looking for gluten-free or egg- and dairy-free choices?Read More