Food and San Francisco go hand in hand. From its humble beginnings as a port on the Pacific, San Francisco has become one of the primary cities to watch for new trends in art, politics, film, and, yes, food. Considering how many unique cultures call the city by the bay their home, and considering how many people from these various cultures are heavily engaged in their own food traditions, it is no wonder that food in our city has reached a unique place of fusion, elevation, and exploration.
When craft beer really burst onto the scene in the early 2000’s, the beverage world was turned upside down by the introduction of something lovely and unexpected into a world that had been, up until that point, fairly predictable and droll. Instead of needing to choose between Bud Light and Corona, beer lovers were provided with a wealth of stunning options, leading to a massive surge in craft brewers, which led to even more exciting things to try, which led to even more people deciding to go and brew beer.
So, we’re thinking that it might not be a bad idea to keep going with our “Best Places to Grab A Drink in San Francisco” thing because, let’s admit it, the world has become a very dark and gloomy place and sometimes there’s not much else one can do other than grab a beer or a cocktail and snuggle up with some friends in a place that lets us pretend that everything is okay with society.
We’ve said it many, many times, and we’re here to say it again: if you love beer, then you love San Francisco. While the city and the surrounding areas (particularly Sonoma & Napa Valley) are world famous for their wine production, the Bay Area itself has accepted its poorer-quality terroir with aplomb and decided to focus its energies on the brewing and distribution of a different sort of liquid elixir.
If you enjoy wine, beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, and amazing discounts then you will not want to miss the upcoming Spring Wine Pour at Pier 39 that is happening on May 18th. A great way to get out and enjoy the most refreshing of all seasons, the Pier 39 Spring Wine Pour will be an event focusing on something that northern California knows very well: wine. And if you like wine, well, you will want to make sure that you mark your calendar because in only a few weeks you will have the opportunity to really dig in to that passion.
Are you looking for some good outdoor events to go to in the Lake County area in the next couple months? Well we have a couple of events that just might make your list. Lake County houses some of our area’s best wineries, so expect these events to feature some of your favorite drinks. However, these events are appropriate for everybody in the family, get away from the city and out into nature.
Sonoma County is a place that any wine enthusiast in America should be aware of. It’s home to 60,000 acres of vineyards. On that acreage is a staggering 425 wineries, all producing the wine that we all love so much. That being said, if you whatever your interest level, making Sonoma County a part of your visit to San Francisco is an absolute must. You have a wealth of options when it comes to how you tackle your wine country tour. We’re here to give you some ideas about where your adventure can take you.
San Francisco is known for a lot of things. The stunning bay, the breweries, the wineries of Napa Valley, the startups of Silicon Valley, and the Giants. You wouldn’t be shocked at all if I told you that we are known for our food. San Francisco is a hip and urban place to live, so our food definitely reflects that. For those of you that have a sweet tooth, instead of an urge to visit the latest Fusion restaurant with a good review on Yelp, let us recommend some great local places you can go to get your chocolate fix.
Coffee is a staple of most American’s days. Whether you take it black in the morning, or iced in the afternoon after work. Oakland has a unique take on the ancient drink that is aiming to help build a community and provide good jobs to Bay Area residents. Bay area native Keba Konte co-founded Guerilla Café in North Berkeley in 2005. He has a background as an artist and an activist. The focus was to source coffee from Blue Bottle and produce from local farms. Being a very compassionate man, he also wanted to make sure that he was providing good jobs for young and diverse employees.
Do you like food carts? Do you love food carts? Either way, you’re not going to want to miss one of the most famous Bay Area attractions, Off the Grid. Every Friday night, between 5:00pm and 10:00pm, dozens of the city’s best and most exciting food carts gather around the Fort Mason Center’s waterfront. This season, the lineup of carts is extraordinary in its breadth and depth, and the whole ensemble is topped with DJs and live bands playing from the beginning to the end of the night.