The Rebirth Of San Francisco Proper Hotel’s Show-Stopping Villon Restaurant

The San Francisco Proper Hotel is home to three distinct, upscale dining concepts that make this trendy downtown property not only a culinary destination, but also the perfect place to spend a night out in fashion. Villon, the hotel’s eclectic, visually stunning restaurant located on its bottom floor, recently resumed dinner service with an all-new re-conceptualized menu under the guidance of San Francisco Proper’s Executive Chef Jason Fox.

The Story Of Entrepreneur Vince Nguyen’s California-Based And Immigrant-Owned Vietnamese Coffee Company, Nam Coffee

If you’ve ever enjoyed a truly authentic Vietnamese coffee, also called ca phe sua, you know that it’s more than just a caffeine fix, but rather an experience. And if you haven’t, this Vietnamese specialty is a bold dripped coffee made with a creamy condensed milk. It’s a rich, sweet and intense coffee beverage commonly made with Robusta beans and a unique phin filter that’s distinct to Vietnamese coffee culture.

Everything You Need To Know About iChina, Silicon Valley’s Refined Chinese Dining Destination

iChina is a one-of-a-kind Chinese dining concept in Silicon Valley’s upscale shopping destination, Westfield Valley Fair. With a kitchen helmed by Hong Kong native Executive Chef Eddie Lam, the menu highlights the eight culinary regions of China, along with the flavors and ingredients of various provinces, using modernized cooking techniques. According to the iChina team, iChina means “love China” – a name that reflects a passion for Chinese cuisine, heritage and culture.

Everything You Need To Know About KAIYŌ Rooftop, San Francisco’s Newest Hotspot

KAIYŌ Rooftop is San Francisco’s newest rooftop bar and lounge to see and be seen. KAIYŌ is a contemporary Peruvian Nikkei bar and lounge owned and operated by San Francisco restaurateur John Park of Brick x Brick Hospitality Group, who also owns KAIYŌ restaurant in Cow Hollow. With innovative cocktails and delicious food in a lively, chic setting overlooking the entire San Francisco skyline, this rooftop is one of very few spots in the city that offers this type of vibe and ambiance.

The History Behind Six-Generation Gowan’s Cidery And California’s First Outdoor Cider Tasting Orchard

Gowan’s Cidery is a six-generation establishment located right off Highway 128, a road that most take to get to Mendocino County, California. Though you may be tempted to continue to drive past what appears to be a simple apple orchard, you’d be making a terrible mistake. Gowan’s Cidery is a stunning, sprawling orchard featuring a special collection of 84 different types of heirloom apples from around the world.

San Francisco Welcomes Its First 100 Percent Live Fire Restaurant, Osito

If you haven’t come across a 100 percent live fire restaurant, you’re not alone. They’re not very common and quite difficult to do well. That said, San Francisco-based Chef Seth Stowaway has managed to open one up successfully and amidst a pandemic. Osito is the city’s only 100 percent live fire and fine dining experience, located in the heart of the Mission District. The food at Osito is inspired by his time growing up in Texas and living in the Mission District. Chef Stowaway’s menus at Osito

Bar Iris: Chic New Japanese-Inspired Lounge Brings Creative Cocktails And Seasonal Izakaya-Type Snacks To San Francisco

San Francisco’s Russian Hill recently welcomed Bar Iris to the neighborhood. This new cocktail lounge is dedicated to innovative, playful cocktails and izakaya-type snacks in a chic, modern setting. You may have heard of its sister restaurant, fine dining Japanese spot, Nisei of which is was the debut restaurant of Chef David Yoshimura, the former Chef de Cuisine at Michelin-starred Californios.

Off Season In California’s Wine Country: Mustard Blooms, Seasonal Fare And Luxurious Accommodations At The Setting Inn

Though considered the off season, winter in Napa Valley is a wonderful time to visit thanks to fewer crowds, temperate climate, and abundance of stunning bright yellow mustard blooms everywhere you look. February and March is considered the mustard bloom season, a time when these stunning flowers carpet rows of vineyards in anticipation of a new growing season.

Chef Tyler Florence Brings Luxurious Dining To San Francisco’s Chase Center With New Steakhouse, Miller & Lux

In the Spring of 2020 celebrity chef Tyler Florence set out to open a high-end steakhouse at Chase Center’s Thrive City. Though it took a lot longer to open its doors than intended, the 7,000 square foot steakhouse was unveiled to the public at the very end of 2021. Miller & Lux is bringing upscale dining to Thrive City, the area surrounding the Warrior’s Chase Center, and with it the best dry aged steaks in the city.

San Francisco’s High Tech, Midway-Themed Arcade Bar And Dining Destination, Thriller Social Club

Proof Positive Partners, the team behind Westwood and Wilder in San Francisco, recently introduced Thriller Social Club in a former SoMa foundry that’s home to a custom wood-fire pizza oven. Inspired by a vintage midway theme, Thriller is a 10,400 square-foot space complete with two floors, three bars, a kitchen, and tons of gaming, of which includes the world's most expensive golf simulator priced at $85,000. “When designing a new arcade bar in a small pond of existing amusement-driven establi

San Francisco Restaurant Boulevard Reopens With A New Glamorous Look And New Direction

Boulevard, the quintessential San Francisco restaurant located on the Embarcadero waterfront, recently reopened with a glamorous new look thanks to acclaimed designer Ken Fulk of AD 100. It’s been a waterfront establishment for decades, ever since talented Chef Nancy Oakes first opened its doors in 1993. In the past several years, and particularly prior to the pandemic, its demographic was on the older side.

The Coolest Boutique Hotel Restaurants And Bars Across The World, According To Founder Of HAP Concierge Brandon Berkson

Hotels Above Par is an expertly curated online guide of under-two-minute articles designed for the savvy traveler. Its founder, former public relations pro-turned-travel specialist and entrepreneur Brandon Berkson, has recently launched HAP Concierge service. This is a new kind of travel agency focused specifically on custom planning boutique-style hotels and experiences via a carefully selected team of travel savants who are experts on what and where is cool.

Catching Up With Bravo’s Top Chef Season 18 Contestant, Chef Nelson German

If Chef Nelson German looks familiar, you probably recognize him from the most recent season 18 of Bravo’s Top Chef cooking competition. Since his television debut, Chef Nelson has been making waves with his innovative cuisine and thoughtful cocktail program at Afro-Latino cocktail lounge Sobre Mesa; in addition to his other Oakland-based restaurant, Michelin-recommended seafood spot, alaMar Kitchen.

The Bungalow Kitchen: Tiburon’s Newest Waterfront Restaurant And Social Dining Experience

Last month award-winning Chef Michael Mina of San Francisco-based MINA Group and hospitality veteran Brent Bolthouse, founder of The Bungalow Hospitality Group, opened The Bungalow Kitchen in the storybook town of Tiburon, California. This new social dining experience and community clubhouse is located right on the San Francisco Bay offering guests unobstructed views of the sparkling water, Angel Island and the city skyline in the distance.

Find San Francisco’s Freshest Pasta At Penny Roma, Flour + Water Hospitality Group Newest Mission District Hot Spot

San Francisco-based Flour + Water Hospitality Group is known for its top notch Italian restaurant, Flour + Water, and its dough production kitchen, Flour + Water Pasta Shop. Its newest endeavor is Penny Roma, situated within San Francisco’s 20th Street corridor between Harrison and Florida Street in the Mission District. This hot neighborhood destination is a cozy, lively and welcoming spot to indulge on some of the freshest pasta and upscale seasonally-driven rustic Italian fare.

The Deck At Island Gardens: Fine Dining In Miami’s Top Super Yacht Marina

For luxurious dining in an unbelievable location, take a seat at Miami’s The Deck at Island Gardens. This chic destination restaurant is located within one of the city’s top mega-yacht marinas, with stunning views of the skyline, Biscayne Bay and more. It’s a locale in which you can arrive by land or by sea, offering guests a ritzy, festive atmosphere to wine and dine in the Miami spotlight.

A Taste Of The Greek Isles At Michael Mina’s New San Francisco Restaurant, Estiatorio Ornos

Located at 252 California Street, this establishment previously hosted a few of Chef Michael Mina’s most noteworthy restaurants, including AQUA, an elegant seafood restaurant on which he established his esteemed chef reputation over 20 years ago. Fast forward to today and it’s the home of the new Estiatorio Ornos, a bright, lively restaurant inspired by the idea of philoxenia or Greek hospitality.
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