Food & Drink
Renowned more for its Riesling than its rye, New York’s grape-growing Finger Lakes region — think Western Upstate, between Ithaca, Rochester, and Syracuse — is actually one of the country’s most underrated beer destinations. Home to 36 craft breweries and 19 brewpubs (the largest concentration of beermakers in the state, despite what you might think!), it’s the perfect spot for a weekend beercation.
Mediterranean food has become incredibly popular in the U.S and even neighborhood markets now stock traditional favorites such as hummus and pita bread. Check out popular San Francisco spots for Mediterranean flavors.
Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.
Everyone could use a little guidance now and then, and holidays are when good advice on menu planning can be especially welcomed. Luckily, these helpful expert tips come at just the right time.
In the spirit of enjoying the holiday with family and friends, as Thanksgiving is meant to be, more and more fine restaurants are serving holiday diners so everyone can enjoy the day together and stay out of the kitchen.
Whether it’s to sample international versions or for a fresh new recipe, the East Bay has a veritable melting pot of mashed potato techniques.
Rabbi Mendel Wolvovsky, whose Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center in Santa Rosa, runs a kosher catering service and offers three of his favorite latke recipes for Hanukkah.
Acclaimed Peninsula chef Pamela Keith of CuisineStyle offers three extraordinarily delicious recipes for a gluten-free Thanksgiving.
While the Napa Valley gathers much of the world’s attention for food and dining, other parts of the North Bay also feature a rich diversity of moderately priced and critically acclaimed restaurants favored by local residents.
Anytime is milkshake time according to fans of these sweet and creamy treats. Some folks like them frothy and some like them malted, but everyone can get their favorite shake right here in the South Bay.