San Leandro, CAMercury News

Michelin honors 10 Bay Area restaurants as ‘new discoveries’

The dining world’s prestigious Michelin Guide on Wednesday named 10 Bay Area restaurants as “new discoveries” — a prelude to the upcoming release of its California stars. The finds range from an eclectic Cal-Viet restaurant in San Leandro to a contemporary Indian bistro in Los Altos to a barbecue sensation...
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10 Bay Area restaurants added to Michelin's California guide

Ten restaurants throughout the Bay Area have been added to Michelin's California recommendations list, the famed restaurant guide announced Wednesday. The list is intended to bridge the gap between the 2019 guide and this year's upcoming Bib Gourmand and star awards. The prestigious restaurant guide elected to skip awarding stars in 2020 due to the pandemic.
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San Francisco, CAPosted by
Brandon Wang

Where to Find Amazing Italian Food Deserving of a Michelin Star in Nob Hill

San Francisco is one of the cities with the most longstanding Italian history and culture. This can be seen in the wide assortment of choices for Italian food. While North Beach may be the home of most of San Francisco's Italian restaurants, there are still a few amazing Italian establishments that can be found hidden all over different neighborhoods in the city. One of these areas is Nob Hill which is home to one of the most loved Italian restaurants in the city named Acquerello.
San Jose, CASilicon Valley

San Jose bakery thrived staying open during pandemic

Editor’s note: This story is part of the annual Mosaic Journalism Workshop for Bay Area high school students, a two-week intensive course in journalism. Students in the program report and photograph real stories under the guidance of professional journalists. As businesses around him struggled during the pandemic, Jose Landin’s three...
San Francisco, CAPosted by
Amancay Tapia

Video: Dead whales on the San Francisco Bay

Last February, an adult female whale was found dead at North Salmon Creek Beach. By the end of April, the number of dead gray whales had increased to six. Three of them, died of suspected ship strike and the others, had an undetermined cause of dead.Here is a video I made about the incidents:
San Francisco, CAPosted by
Brandon Wang

Where to Find Great Moroccan Food in San Francisco

Moroccan cuisine is not a very common cuisine in America and can be difficult to find in some cities. Luckily, San Francisco's food scene is about as diverse as it gets. Morrocan food takes its inspirations heavily from Mediterranean cuisine which is why it might seem quite similar to its Mediterranean counterpart. In addition, there are also some qualities in Moroccan cuisine that can also be seen in French and Spanish cuisine as well. Here are some of the most well known Moroccan restaurants in San Francisco.
San Carlos,

San Carlos Farmers Market sets date for Laurel Street return

The San Carlos Farmers’ Market will return to Laurel Street, operating between San Carlos Avenue and Cherry Street, beginning on Aug. 15, market officials announced via social media. The market was moved from downtown Laurel Street to the Industrial Arts District during the pandemic to make room for outdoor dining...
San Francisco,

Historians Form ‘Save the Cliff House Collection’ to Salvage Treasures

Artifacts Purchased After Landmark San Francisco Restaurant Closed Its Doors in 2020. When the Cliff House was forced to close late last year, the neighborhood lost more than just a restaurant. The Cliff House was a kind of time capsule, its walls and floors filled with artworks and artifacts from the history of Lands End – from the towering cowboy statue (known as Sheriff C.U. Soon) originally at Playland by the Beach, to the Italian porcelain muse reliefs that once welcomed visitors to the legendary Sutro Baths.

SFO's new Harvey Milk Terminal 1 is the best airport experience in the Bay Area

The first word that comes to mind as I walk through San Francisco International Airport’s new Harvey Milk Terminal 1 is "serenity." Which, understandably, may seem like an oxymoron. Airport terminals are humanity's most chaotic, necessarily awful invention, second only to perhaps the DMV in how much anxiety and turmoil these bureaucratic institutions inspire among even the most grizzled of human beings.
Daly City, CASan Francisco Examiner

Developers pull proposal for retreat center at Daly City state beach

Plans for a retreat center atop a popular Daly City beach have been withdrawn, The Examiner has learned. On a privately-owned, 4.27-acre site just south of Fort Funston, a Palo Alto-based developer proposed building a two-story religious retreat center on bluffs looking over Thornton State Beach. The beach west of Highway 35 has technically been closed since at least 2009 but is still frequented by hikers, dogs and horses from the adjacent Mar Vista Stables.
San Francisco,

Spirits Of The Bay: The Aquatic Park Bathhouse

The happiest building in San Francisco is the old Municipal Bathhouse at Aquatic Park. Like a child’s beloved toy boat forever setting sail across an imaginary bathtub, this 1937 streamline moderne masterpiece buoys even the most sodden mood. And the fact that this architectural wonder was built by an army of Works Progress Administration workers in the depths of the Depression makes it even more lovable.

Tiburon Boulevard century plant on verge of rare bloom

As cars head downtown on Tiburon Boulevard toward the intersection with San Rafael Avenue, drivers who look to their left will see about a 9-foot-tall stalk that looks like asparagus. The plant isn’t a giant vegetable, however, or a tree or a cleverly disguised utility pole. This spiny stalk is...