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.
No matter which neighborhood you find yourself in on a Saturday in San Francisco – you are never far from an amazing brunch menu. But for those searching for a brunch location that’s a little less been-there-done-that, here are five brunch spots with something unique to offer – a regional specialization.
The Bay is no stranger to earning Michelin Stars for its industry-leading restaurants. Not surprisingly, this year featured a number of new winners worth checking out on your next visit. Here’s a recap of the latest inductees:
Internationally-renowned Brazilian steakhouse, Fogo de Chão (pronounced fo-go dee shown), opened its second Northern California location on the corner of Third and Howard in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district this past December. Fogo de Chão is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized for more than 36 years in the centuries old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco – the art of roasting high quality meats over an open fire, and espeto corrido, or "continuous service", which allows guests to control the variety and pace of their dining experience. The company was founded in 1979 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and expanded into the U.S. in 1997. There are now more than 40 locations throughout Brazil, the United States and Mexico.
Food and culture are big reasons to visit a new city, and San Francisco is no exception. In fact, the city has just been named the "best food city in the country" by Bon Appetit magazine. In addition to such accolades, San Francisco keeps visitors on their toes with a constantly shifting landscape of hot new restaurants. Whether you’re in the Bay area on a return visit or you’re brand new to it all, get a taste of the most current flavors in San Francisco with four of the newest venues to hit the culinary scene.