Bay Area Reporter: Best Bars of the Bay

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already knew that Oasis would snatch the crown as San Francisco’s favorite new club. The space’s gay history, prime SoMa location, and owners’ long-standing commitment to queer nightlife made Oasis a high-heeled shoe-in for the top spot. Since opening on New Years Eve, Oasis has quickly … Read more

Wirecutter: The Best Dutch Oven

You could spend a lot more on a Dutch oven, but we think the 6-Quart Lodge Color Enamel Dutch Oven keeps pace with French-made pots six times the price. After 68 hours of research and testing, we found the Lodge seared, braised, steamed, and caramelized foods as well as more expensive competitors. It has roomy handles and wide dimensions that make it great to use for a variety of cooking projects. We’ve used this pot regularly for three years and we stand by it as a reliable, affordable Dutch oven that will work for most people.

Bay Area Reporter: NautiCali – Virgil’s Sea Room

Walking into Virgil’s Sea Room is a bit like deja vu. It feels familiar and friendly, but brand new at the same time. Straddling the border between the Outer Mission and Bernal Heights, Virgil’s (3152 Mission Street at Precita) aims to be a neighborhood bar in a neighborhood where the new and the old are … Read more

BARtab: Eats On Wheels

Everyone knows about the big food names in San Francisco, whether it’s Coi’s high-end Michelin-starred California cuisine, or Bar Tartine’s amazing sandwiches that have foodies and hipsters queued up on Valencia Street. The other day, a family of tourists from Korea stopped me on the street and asked the way to Ike’s Place for one … Read more

A.V. Club: Talking Chop

Sasha Wizansky and Amy Standen have meat on the brain. The pair recently began publishing Meatpaper, a magazine focused on that the editors see as a burgeoning “meat consciousness.” The A.V. Club spoke with Wizansky and Standen to find out more about what they’ve got cooking. Read More >

The A.V. Club: Start Your Wining!

First things first: Zinfandel is a red wine, not pink—and most certainly not “white.” Most people are familiar with Zin in the form of “white Zinfandel,” a light, cheap, pink, low-alcohol beverage that tastes more like a wine cooler than wine. Zinfandel (the red one), on the other hand, is the exact opposite; the flavors … Read more

The AV Club: Will Rock For Food

The last time Kara Zuaro played onstage, she performed a sax solo to “in the Mood” with her middle-school jazz band. As a music writer and food fan, she’s brought her two passions together in I Like Food, Food Tastes Good: In the Kitchen With Your Favorite Bands, a new book that features more than … Read more