Pop-up food vendors are the newest craze in this city.
So, what’s a “pop-up” you ask? A pop-up is a food vendor, who may have a food truck, that is using another restaurant or shop’s space to prepare and/or sell their own eats.
Last month, Coffee Bar‘s third location in SoMa (Howard and 12th St) announced that while they are several months away from opening, they want to open up their kitchen for use by San Francisco pop-up vendors who want to sell food out of a service window on the side of the building they’ve dubbed “The Window.”
Starting next Wednesday, Mar. 19, The Window will be hosting nine different vendors that include Soup Junkie, Good Foods Catering, Seoul Patch, Jablow’s Meats, Sweet Jo’s Chile and Biscuits and Maite Catering.
To see the March pop-up calendar, visit the Coffee Bar’s The Window webpage.
If you love chocolate like I do, you won’t want to miss the 6th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon this Sunday, Mar. 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Fort Mason’s Herbst Pavillion.
The SF International Chocolate Salon is the premier chocolate show on the West Coast where chocolate aficionados, fanatics, buyers and journalists can experience the finest in artisan, gourmet and premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas.
I went with some friends a few years ago and had a blast. We tasted so many kinds of chocolate and even got to see Elizabeth Faulkner of Orson, Citizen Cake, and most recently, Iron Chef America fame. If you’ve never been and love chocolate, I definitely recommend checking it out. But I have to warn you, you’ll definitely be on a sugar kick after this event!
People are always trying to come up with creative new ways to prepare and serve up food in this city. This week, two new places are opening up on Fillmore Street that will serve you tasty small plates from push carts (like dim sum restaurants) and Asian-influenced hot dogs.
Here’s the scoop on State Bird Provisions and Holy Dog:
Zinfindel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) produces numerous events, tours, cruises and partners with many of the wine industry’s leading organizations and from Jan. 26 through Jan. 28, they are bringing to San Francisco the world’s largest Zinfindel Festival with up to 300 wineries pouring the latest Zinfandel releases.
Airports aren’t typically known for good food. But San Francisco International Airport (SFO) isn’t your typical airport.
The food at SFO is a reflection of the foodie culture we embrace here in San Francisco — with everything from dim sum and sushi to a wine bar and Pinkberry.
Image: Eater SF
Here’s a great article in Eater SF that does a great job of breaking it all down for you — gate locations and all.
In mid-December, the newest bar/restaurant to hit the Financial District, Per Diem, opened it’s doors. Opened by the same folks who brought us The Brick Yard in Cow Hollow, Per Diem feels like you’re stepping back into time to an old Southern bar. Lots of brick, crystal chandeliers and exposed beams make this a cozy place to meet friends for a drink after a busy day of work in the FiDi. It reminded me very much of another FiDi hotspot, Tyler Florence’s Wayfare Tavern.
Yes, last Sunday, I got Brunch Drunk Love and I loved it.
Brunch Drunk Love is one of the hottest brunch spots in SF. Open on Saturdays and Sundays at Bruno’s in the Mission, Brunch Drunk Love is the brainchild of Top Chef’s Ryan Scott. Brunch Drunk Love was inspired by the all-day brunches of New York where friends and family gather to recap the previous week’s news and adventures and to me it was one of best brunches I’ve had in SF.
Set in Bruno’s (which reminds me of a place you’d see Kitty and Red have dinner on “That’s 70′s Show”) with a great bar (and good strong drinks) and even a holiday DJ spinning old school Christmas tunes, it feels like you’ve walked out of a time machine and into your favorite 70′s hangout. It has a really cozy and comfortable vibe and the food really reflected that as well.
Southern food seems to be all the rage in San Francisco with new BBQ joints popping up every week and restaurants like The Boxing Room opening up. Well, the newest restaurant to bring Southern cooking to this city is located in a rather unusual spot: North Beach.
Located on Grant Street, between Green and Vallejo, Tupelo is a new dive-bar-turned-soul food restaurant named after Elvis’ Mississippi birthplace. It’s interior is feels like an old abandoned Southern Victorian courtesy of its distressed mirror paneling, grandiose chandeliers made of old motorcycle parts and a bar with four copper-finished beer towers.
Turkey. Ham. Sweet potatoes. Mashed potatoes. Stuffing. Pumpkin pie.
Do I have your attention yet?! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time for friends and family to come together, take time out to give thanks for all their blessings and of course, EAT!
In just over a week, Turkey Day will be upon us. What do you have planned? I can’t wait to go to my parents’ place for Thanksgiving this year. But if you’re not going home for turkey this Thanksgiving and you need to figure out where you’re going to have yourturkey dinner, look no further. One of my favorite foodie blogs, Eater SF, has a great list of all the restaurants in San Francisco serving up turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce with, well, a little bit of San Francisco flair.
Visit Eater SF’s Thankgiving Dinner Heatmap.