Created by a group of friends who were missing their home states, Homesick Candles instantly transport you to the state of your choosing with unique scent combinations. Homesick for Texas? Try a hint of leather, a bit of fresh cotton, and just a touch of sage. Kentucky? Hints of bourbon, mint and other local scents. Florida? […]
Featuring Sri Lankan, Indian, and Peruvian food
SOMA — Sri Lankan hot spot 1601 Bar & Kitchen is hosting a sherry dinner, pairing the fortified wine with five courses of food such as rock cod escabeche, shellfish bisque, and pork stew. Get $75 tickets here to the Tuesday, August 16 event. [EaterWire]
MISSION — Foreign Cinema’s brunch is going Indian this weekend, with help from chef Niloufer Ichiporia King (author of My Bombay Kitchen). Dishes like housemade goa sausage, fresh-ground lamb burgers, and garama masala chicken kebabs will be on the menu this Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14. [EaterWire]
UNION SQUARE — Hopefully reformed Travel Channel personality Adam Richman is in town to promote his first cookbook, “Straight Up Tasty: Meals, Memories, and Mouthfuls from My Travels,” at the Williams-Sonoma Union Square on Wednesday, August 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Get tickets to meet him here. [EaterWire]
EMBARCADERO — La Mar’s patio is turning into a Pisco party on Thursday, August 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with unlimited appetizers, pisco sours, and live music from Sang Matiz. Get tickets here. [EaterWire]
Whether it’s Doritos hooking up with Taco Bell for loco tacos or Rogue hooking up with Sriracha for spicy beers, we love a brand mashup as much as the next guy… but nothing compares to the Burger King Mac N’ Cheetos coming 6/27. What looks like a Cheetos-style mozzarella stick camouflages an interior filled with mac […]
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Long before her Emmy-winning turn as a bipolar CIA officer on Homeland, Claire Danes played typical teenager Angela Chase. In doing so, she showed an entire generation, including me, that high school was not a perfect place, and that was totally fine. My So-Called Life debuted 20 years ago this week.
On Monday's "The View," Walters revealed behind-the-scenes stories from her sit-down with V. Stiviano and why the Clippers owner didn't participate.
TYPES OF ULTIMAT AVAILABLE:
HOW YOU SHOULD DRINK IT:
- In cocktails (Martini, Gimlet, Vesper, Screwdriver, Bloody Mary, Cape Cod, Greyhound, Madras, Moscow Mule, White Russian)
- The vodka is made from rye, potatoes and wheat.
- Ultimat uses a “ceramic candlelight filtration” to remove impurities.
New restaurants are popping up in the 650 (area code), where it’s definitly looking more and more like autumn—cue up the pumpkins and gourds of all sizes, costume play and barrels of crazy good apples at the markets.
Palo Alto is having something of a dedicated sandwich moment, with two newcomers that expand the number of ways to get a delicious fill between two slices of bread; to toast or not toast may be the question of the day. On the topic of burgers, fried delectables soon follows since a pile of good fries are something of a must when it comes to a sandwich-focused meal. In Redwood City, the wait is over for a new Indian restaurant that is aptly incorporating fresh and seasonal with traditional touches for its debut menu on Broadway.
From St. Helena to the Ferry Building, now Gott’s Roadside has marked its burger (Angus, Niman Ranch), fries and (local) beer territory a stone’s throw away from the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto. Burger fans can indulge the blues with the Point Reyes crumbled cheeseburger served with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and now-legendary “secret sauce” on a toasted egg bun.
It’s a departure from a usual burger joint to serve a gourmet fishy item like ahi poke crispy tacos. Made in the Hawaiian tradition, the raw sushi grade ahi tuna is marinated and served with fresh avocado, green cabbage, fresh and herby cilantro, toasted sesame seeds and an addictively kicky mayo in a fried crispy taco shell. The debate over adding garlic or not to fries rages on in many circles, and Gott’s wisely adds a tempting option to the debate: sweet potato fries, which are just a skinny and crispy way to share over that pint of Anchor Steam. Nab a patio table for prime seating, and let the burger games begin. 855 El Camino Real #65, Palo Alto; (650) 326-1000.
Corner Bakery Café is a fast casual chain with sandwiches, soups, pastries and cookies, housed in a spot that for years was a Boston Market. Ordering a combination special appears to be a good meal value: score panini (turkey bacon or roasted chicken are among the juicy options), otherwise known as sandwiches that are meant to be appropriately toasty and melty. Corner Bakery Café takes panini so seriously that they proclaim to be panini experts on the company website—do tell. Appealing combo ordering options include the seasonal sounding tomato basil soup, a creamy and savory blend. Among the many salads, the apple-centric Harvest salad has enough fill and intriguing flavors to suit the fall mood. Cookie fans may want to turn their attention to the signature Monster cookie, a big number studded with mini-M&Ms. 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; (650) 843-0676.
Broadway Masala in downtown Redwood City has some innovative culinary twists that are non-traditional and still freshly exciting: picture warm herbed goat cheese naan sharing a plate with robust tomato and pimiento soup. Standbys like saag paneer, tandoori salmon, and chicken biryani round out the menu and lunch customers thus far appear to be taken with the restaurant’s calming ambiance and filling fare. 2397 Broadway Street, Redwood City.
The ancient rules of fashion say Labor Day weekend is your last chance to wear white. But fashion's all about change and new ideas, right? Lately, we've noticed a new trend: fall whites.
We found seven gorgeous, multi-seasonal whites that'll carry you through the Indian summer and well into fall.
1. Topshop Knitted Sheer Cable Tunic, $150
4. Topshop Tailored Long Line Blazer, $140
6. Marni Leather Clutch, $810
7. Zara Pointed Court Shoes, $49.90
Lily Ko (lily7x7 @gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.
em>Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF guest editor Jay Barmann shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.
The "local heroes" wall at Virgil's Sea Room. [Photo: Jay Barmann]
THE MISSION—Openings have definitely picked up, and this week marked the debut of a cool, laid-back new bar called Virgil's Sea Room, with roots in the party Hard French. We've got some photos and a cocktail menu for you.
OUTER RICHMOND—Opening tomorrow is Heartbaker, a new pastry shop and restaurant from former Aqua and Kokkari pastry chef Sybil Johnson. See some more details here.
TENDERLOIN—Big, the tiny and well loved cocktail bar that opened last year on Post Street, is closing as of tonight, but hopefully the crew will create something equally cool elsewhere.
THE MISSION—Street food icon The Tamale Lady got the shocking news this week that Zeitgeist, one of her longtime favorite haunts, isn't going to allow her in to sell her tamales anymore. But Supervisor David Campos is hoping to fix this.
CASTRO—After over a year of rumblings over formula retail and competition with nearby taquerias, Chipotle finally has its day before the Planning Commission on June 20, and things could get a little heated.
FILLMORE—The majorly popular, James Beard Award-winning State Bird Provisions is going to get a little bigger later this summer as they expand into the space next door, which was supposed to become Hapa Ramen. Hapa Ramen, meanwhile, is headed for the Mission.
THE MISSION—Things are changing over at four-month-old Hi Lo BBQ, with a new chef and a new menu on the way, and full service (meaning no more counter service) dining.