{SF}: Hyatt Centric San Francisco and Where to Go (And Eat) Nearby

I was invited to a media event at the Hyatt Centric to preview their new amenities. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own. When my out-of-town friends ask me in what part of San Francisco they should they look for lodging, I usually like to suggest somewhere near the Embarcadero, […]...

{San Francisco}: Meals on Wheels Gala 2016

San Francisco is home to so many fantastic food events, and a couple weeks ago I got to attend one of the biggest ones of all: the 29th Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala. This fundraising event has become an annual showcase of some of the biggest names in the food and wine scene […]...

{Sweet San Francisco}: Hearth Coffee

San Francisco is full of unexpected and pleasurable pastry discoveries lately. I made a recent visit to the Castro and discovered a new place that will likely become a regular stop when I’m in the area. Hearth Coffee is a roastery, cafe, and even restaurant, that serves up a warm, modern ambience, stellar coffee, and […]...

{Food Events}:Sacramento Farm to Fork Preview Dinner

Here in the Bay Area, San Francisco is considered the epicenter of the food scene, with the neighboring East Bay and South Bay sitting in its shadow. Sacramento, an hour north of San Francisco, often falls below the radar as well.  It’s traditionally thought of as California’s capital, but in fact Sacramento encompasses 1.5 million acres of farmland, […]...

{Sweet San Francisco}: Dinner at Dirty Habit

Becoming a parent means nights out become fewer and further between, especially fancy dinners at a San Francisco restaurant. It also means that when we do get date night, we pick our dining spot with over-meticulous care; after all, there’s fewer worse disappointments than drawing a dud out of the city’s current crop of hot […]...

{Sweet San Francisco}: Chantal Guillon SOMA

Although there’s a lot of focus in SF on pastry with modern, funky twists, I’m also very pleased to see there’s also been a quiet resurgence in classic French pastry as well. Case in point: Chantal Guillon, my favorite maker of macarons in San Francisco, who has expanded to three shops in the Bay Area, […]...