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Where to eat, drink and be merry in SF, from restaurants in five-star hotels to holes-in-the-wall and wine bars to dive bars.

Easter Brunch in San Francisco
For Easter, dozens of Bay Area restaurants offer special brunches and dinners, while San Francisco's top hotels present elaborate and sumptuous brunch buffets, often with live music, the Easter Bunny and activities for kids.

Google Glass Banned & Welcomed in San Francisco Bars
Several San Francisco bars ban Google Glass, the smart eyewear that can take photos and video. The ban is the latest sign of the tech backlash in the city.

Passover Seder in the San Francisco Bay Area
If you’re not celebrating Passover at home, choose among the many communal Passover seders in the San Francisco Bay Area, where all are welcome. Some San Francisco restaurants serve special Passover dinners, too.

San Francisco Restaurants & Chefs in 2014 James Beard Award Finals
State Bird Provisions, Coqueta, Manresa and Tartine are among the San Francisco Bay Area finalists for the 2014 James Beard Awards.

Valentine’s Day, Romantic and Special Occasion Restaurants in San Francisco
A guide to romantic and special-occasion restaurants in San Francisco, perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and other momentous events.

Valentine's Day in San Francisco
Ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day 2014 in San Francisco include delectable meals and cruises on the bay--plus a slew of activities ranging from romantic to ironic.

Good Food & Dining in San Francisco
January is no time for San Franciscans to diet. Great food and dining opportunities beckon, including Dine About Town and the annual Good Food Awards gala and marketplace.

Good Food Awards Bring the Country's Great Food to San Francisco
The annual Good Food Awards honors delicious, sustainably produced foods from across the U.S. The 2014 winners include 30 from San Francisco & Northern California.

The San Francisco Edwardian Ball
The annual Edwardian Ball is unlike any other parties in San Francisco, a cabaret/circus/burlesque-revue/costume-party with an edge of black humor.

Crab Season in San Francisco
Dungeness crab season runs from November until June in Northern California, and San Francisco restaurants are offering the delicious crustacean in myriad forms.

Thanksgiving in San Francisco
Give yourself, your friends and relatives a break this Thanksgiving by letting someone else do the cooking. San Francisco's major hotels and many restaurants are preparing special feasts.

The San Francisco Social: Millennials Party for A Cause

What to Do for Halloween - San Francisco Adult Halloween Horror, Events,...
Find horror, costume parties and other Halloween 2013 events for adults in San Francisco.

San Francisco Street Food Festival
The San Francisco Street Food Festival assembles top San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, and talented, under-the-radar cooks to serve their specialty fare in the Mission District.

SF Chefs Reveal The Rebel Within & Other Secrets
At the 2013 SF Chefs festival, some of San Francisco's star chefs revealed how they created their signature foods--in one case, by accident--and their secret weapons.

Sf Chefs Serves Endless Food & Drink--Plus Demos, Classes & Parties
At SF Chefs, the blockbuster annual food and drink festival, scores of Northern California chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers and bartenders cook, serve, demonstrate and talk about their creations. The classes, parties, competitions and tastings are held primarily in San Francisco's Union Square.

San Francisco August Events
Food, wine and entertainment are free-flowing in August in the San Francisco Bay Area, mostly outdoors. SF Chefs, Outside Lands, Art & Soul, and the SF Street Food Festival are just some of the offerings that'll satisfy foodies.

Bacon Bacon & W San Francisco Cook Hog-Heaven Dinner
The Bacon Bacon food truck and the W San Francisco hotel collaborate on a bacon-laden dinner on July 23, 2013. The many offerings include an assortment of bacon with different spices, bacon brittle and chocolate-covered bacon.

The Scoop - The Best Ice Cream in San Francisco
San Francisco isn t vanilla, and thank goodness neither is its ice cream. Here, artisanal food is considered practically a birthright, so Baskin...

Buddhist Temples Dish Up Tasty Japanese Food for Obon
For some of the best Japanese food in San Francisco and the Bay Area, go to Japanese Buddhist temples during the summer. That's Obon season, when temple members honor their ancestors and organize bazaars featuring home-cooked, reasonably priced Japanese dishes.

Food Truck Dinners at W San Francisco Hotel
A monthly collaboration between the W San Francisco hotel and local food trucks is producing grilled hamachi with picked cucumbers and Green Goddess dressing, heirloom squash tajine, bacon donut holes and other creative dishes for Bay Area foodies.

SF Bay Area Strong in 2013 James Beard Awards Finals
The San Francisco Bay Area is looking strong in the finals of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, also known as the food Oscars. For best new restaurant, rising star chef and outstanding service, we claim two of the five finalists. For best chef of the West, four of the five finalists are in the Bay Area.

SF Bay Area's Strong Showing in 2013 James Beard Awards Semifinals
The San Francisco Bay Area's culinary strength is reflected in its many semifinalists for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards. In nearly every category, the Bay Area has as many or more nominees than any other U.S. metropolis. Finalists are announced in late March and the awards given in May.

James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Cecilia Chiang
The 2013 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Cecilia Chiang, who revolutionized America's concept of Chinese food when she served Peking duck and other northern Chinese cuisine at her San Francisco restaurant, the Mandarin. SF has fared better than New York in the semifinals for other Beard Awards.

New Year's Eve in San Francisco
A guide to spending 2013 New Year's Eve in San Francisco, including dinners, dance parties, comedy and other entertainment.

San Francisco December Events
December 2013 in San Francisco offers comedy, films, gift fairs and parties for good causes.

Growing Moustaches in Movember
In November in San Francisco, increasing numbers of men grow moustaches to draw attention to men's health issues. You can support them by going to the fun Movember fundraising events.

Election Night 2012 in San Francisco
A list of November 2012 election night parties in San Francisco, where you can have some fun while you watch the election returns.

Eat at San Francisco Civic Center Farmers' Market
The farmers' market at San Francisco's Civic Center offers a wide variety of produce, including exotic fruits and vegetables, plus vendors selling tamales, wood-fired pizza, Belgian waffles and other hot food.

San Francisco Restaurants & Chefs Serve Endless Food and Wine
Top San Francisco restaurants present wine and food tastings, classes and demonstrations to the public during the annual SF Chefs food festival.

Top Food Trucks & Food Carts in San Francisco
Food-obsessed San Francisco has been at the front of the recent food cart/food truck revolution. The Bay Area boasts about 150 roaming vendors of nouveau street food, an annual street food festival and http://offthegridsf.com/ > Off the Grid , weekly convergences of mobile food carts and trucks dishing out everything from Asian tacos to...

SF Chefs Challenge: If San Francisco Were a Cake, What Would It Be?

Tastes of San Francisco at SF Chefs Party

Restaurants' Healthy San Francisco Surcharges Defraud Diners, Grand Jury Says
San Francisco restaurants are increasingly adding surcharges to your bills, supposedly to cover paying for employee health care costs, as required by the Healthy San Francisco law. But they are profiting from it--instead of reimbursing employees for their medical care, the restaurants are holding onto lots of surplus cash, the San Francisco...

Parties, Shows & Other Fun for San Francisco Pride
Besides the popular and colorful SF Pride street festival and parade on the last weekend in June, San Francisco hosts concerts, dance parties and many other LGBT pride activities that weekend and throughout the month. Here are some of the best.

James Beard Awards 2012 - San Francisco's Slate of Finalists
San Francisco and Northern California are well represented in the pool of chef, restaurant and cookbook finalists for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards. The culinary world's Oscars will be awarded in May.

Great Eating in the San Francisco Bay Area
The delicious food products and dining options of San Francisco and the Bay Area are highlighted every January by food shows and restaurant-promotional programs.

Food Festival - Food Truck & San Francisco Restaurant Food in One Big Feast
The San Francisco Street Food Festival assembles top San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, and talented, no-name cooks and bakers to serve their specialty dishes in the Mission. You get to judge how the barebones food carts stack up against the white-tablecloth restaurants.

SF Chefs Food Festival Serves Sublime and Surprising Desserts
Top San Francisco chefs create surprising, innovative desserts for the annual SF Chefs food festival's Sugar & Spice party. The party is a must for anyone who loves desserts.

San Francisco Restaurants Serve Food Festival of Endless Wine and Food Tasting
Top San Francisco restaurants present wine and food tastings, classes and demonstrations to the public during the annual SF Chefs food festival.

San Francisco's Smitten Ice Cream
Smitten Ice Cream uses liquid nitrogen and molecular gastronomy to churn out possibly the creamiest ice cream in San Francisco, in popular and startling flavors.

Bay to Breakers Parties
Bay to Breakers is not just a San Francisco race--it's a phenomenon of parties and celebrations before and after the run.

Mother's Day in San Francisco
For Mother's Day, restaurants, hotels and cruise companies are happy to do the cooking, especially for brunch and dinner. Many also present mom with free Champagne, a photo or flowers. Check these options for brunch and other Mother's Day activities.

Food Shows & Restaurant Specials
Food Shows & Restaurant Specials

Father's Day in San Francisco
Take Dad out to eat on Father's Day in the Bay Area. Restaurants from informal to high-end are offering specials, and there are dining cruises from San Francisco and Berkeley, too.

Other-Than-Mexican Restaurants in the Mission
The Mission's restaurant revolution has brought cuisines from around the world to the burrito bastion.

Breakfasting in SF
For those mornings you don't have to eat and run, SF offers many tasty places to break your fast.

Fine Dining
In such a gourmet capital as SF, everyone has his or her favorite fine dining spots. Here are ours.

Wine Bars
With a lounge vibe and a menu of small plates, a wine bar is the perfect place to relax and sample the best grapes from nearby Napa, Sonoma and beyond.

Live Music & Nightclubs
Live music and dancing after dark.

Red and White - Cheese, Red and White at Glen Park Wine Bar
Red and White, a Glen Park neighborhood wine bar, serves 13 wines, most of them Californian, plus chic grilled cheese sandwiches, charcuterie and to-die-for cheese puffs to a casual yuppie crowd.

Shanghai Art, Design, History at Asian Art Museum
Shanghai, a special exhibit at the Asian Art Museum, shows Shanghai’s evolution over the past 160 years from a small port to the sophisticated, frenetic-paced metropolis that it is today. On display are 130 ink and oil paintings, prints, Shanghai deco dresses and pieces of furniture, movie clips, revolutionary posters and installations.

September Events San Francisco
Thanks to a slew of festivals, fairs and outdoor events in San Francisco in September, we can pretend summer hasn't ended.

San Francisco's Best Food Trucks and Food Carts
Food-obsessed San Francisco has fallen for mobile food--ready-to-eat edibles sold from roving food carts and food trucks. The old-time hot dog carts and taco trucks have been joined by trained and untrained cooks and bakers selling multi-ethnic fusion dishes, nouveau fast food and new twists on finger food. Which food trucks or carts are your favorites?

Best Ice Cream in San Francisco
San Francisco is dotted with specialty shops scooping up fresh, smooth, house-made ice cream in classic, exotic, innovative and sometimes baffling, odd flavors. In this city of foodies, everyone has an opinion about which ice cream is the best.

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