Lisa Pollack

Jan 23, 2018

Chef Tanya Holland: 'Oakland Really Wants Authenticity'

"There are too many restaurants right now and I hear of more people that want to come over here." Read More

Jan 15, 2018
Oakland Embarcadero Mission Bay

'Brown Sugar Kitchen' Forms Restaurant Group, Announces Expansion Plans

Chef/restaurateur Tanya Holland is opening new locations on both sides of the Bay, which could include airports, stadiums and more. Read More

Nov 06, 2017
San Francisco Lower Pac Heights Pacific Heights

Comfort, Cocktails & Community: 'The Snug' Opening In Pacific Heights

Several dishes will utilize the tandoori oven the team inherited from the previous tenant. Read More

Oct 17, 2017
Sep 05, 2017
San Francisco Pacific Heights

‘Joe & The Juice’ Stakes Out Fillmore St. Location

With loud dance music and job fairs it calls 'casting' sessions, the chain has more than 200 locations worldwide. Read More

Aug 17, 2017

Former 'Henry's Gallery Café' Owner Humbled By Community Support

After crime and displacement left Yong Soo Jung without a business or a savings, neighbors came together. Read More

Jun 05, 2017
San Francisco Pacific Heights

'Blue Bottle Coffee' Opens In Pacific Heights

The 35th café from the Oakland-based roaster officially opens to the public tomorrow. Read More

Apr 07, 2017
San Francisco Fillmore Hayes Valley Presidio Union Square

This Weekend: Portland's Salt & Straw To Hold Ice Cream Pop-Ups Across SF

Whether you prefer chocolate, vanilla, or green apple mayo, the popular Portland ice creamery has a flavor for you. Read More

Feb 28, 2017
San Francisco Lower Nob Hill Tenderloin

Hitachino Nest Beer's First U.S. Outpost Nearly Ready To Hatch

While still in incubation, Hitachino Beer & Wagyu is expected to open as soon as its master brewer arrives from Japan for a final review. Read More

Feb 14, 2017
San Francisco

How Are Trump's Executive Orders Affecting SF's Immigrant Families?

Fear is high among immigrant youth and families seeking refuge in San Francisco. But determination persists. Read More

Jan 16, 2017
San Francisco Japantown Western Addition

Sushi With A Side Of Kimchi: A Guide To The Korean Establishments Of Japantown

Japantown has much to offer for lovers of Korean culture, from restaurants to skincare shops to a Korean-style spa. Read More

Dec 14, 2016
San Francisco Japantown Lower Pac Heights

‘Akira’ Brings Sushi, Seasonal Japanese Tradition To Lower Pac Heights

The Bush and Franklin newcomer offers the expected sushi and sashimi offerings while weaving in seasonal Japanese specialties. Read More

Dec 01, 2016
San Francisco Fillmore Western Addition

Boba Guys Continues Rapid Expansion With Planned Fillmore Street Location

The busy Boba Guys, who are already expanding to Divis and Potrero Hill, have snagged a Fillmore shop that could open this month. Read More

Nov 15, 2016
San Francisco Japantown Lower Pac Heights

Japantown Newcomer 'Hinodeya' Introduces New-Wave Dashi Ramen

Starting November 23rd, Hinodeya will introduce San Franciscans to a variety of Japanese ramen that has yet to make its way to the United States. Read More

Nov 10, 2016
San Francisco Japantown

Korean Spa 'Pearl' Debuts Saturday In Historic Uoki Sakai Market Building

With communal bathing tubs, saunas and exfoliating treatments, the new spa offers women a combination of “Korean beauty style and American relaxation.” Read More

Oct 31, 2016
San Francisco Fillmore NoPa Western Addition

Saint John Coltrane Church Finds A New Groove In NoPa

After being evicted from Fillmore Street, the Coltrane Church has found a new home at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church. Read More