<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Bay Area Food and Drink, Nightlife, Bars, and Restaurants]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/the-scene/food-drink http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:51:36 -0700 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:51:36 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Diners Must Sign Waiver Before Eating Burger]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:15:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kpnx-ghost-burger.jpg
08/11/14: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Scottsdale, Arizona claims they're home to the world's spiciest hamburger. Reporter Gia Vang from NBC station KPNX reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Chick-fil-A Returns to Sunnyvale]]> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:30:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMAG3650.jpg
After a nearly 20 year haitus, Chick-fil-A is returning to Sunnyvale.]]>
<![CDATA[Cronut Craze Hits San Francisco]]> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:39:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ansel_cronut.jpg
The New York Cronut craze has hit the Bay Area with San Francisco bakeries selling out recently as many locals order the hyped-up hybrid croissant-meets-doughnut pastry by the dozen.

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<![CDATA[How to Whip Up Simple, Gourmet Dishes]]> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 00:26:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chefinter.jpg
The Bay Area is full of people who love to eat and like to cook, but even for foodies, some gourmet dishes are a little intimidating. Jenn Louis, who is a Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef joins Kris Sanchez to...]]>
<![CDATA[Tornado Relief Effort Gains Support Through Cupcakes]]> Thu, 23 May 2013 06:45:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/052213-sprinkles-cupcakes.jpg
Bay Area cupcake shop donates proceeds to tornado relief efforts.

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<![CDATA[Hopeful Reprieve for SF Bacon Restaurant Facing Closure]]> Mon, 20 May 2013 11:39:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/bacon14.JPG
For those worried that their beloved Bacon Bacon restaurant was going to have to close its doors forever because complaints of intense bacon smells revealed a health permitting issue, a last-minute reprieve was...

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Bacon Restaurant Saved]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:11:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/bacon14.JPG
Who doesn't love the smell of bacon? A neighbor of a new hot restaurant in San Francisco's Ashbury Heights called Bacon Bacon. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on a last minute deal that appears to have saved the bacon.

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[SF Bacon Restaurant Must Close Due to Aroma Issue]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 14:12:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Bacon+final.jpg
Bacon Bacon, on Frederick Street in the Upper Haight, will shut down Friday after smell issues and permitting issues made it a nuisance to some neighbors.]]>
<![CDATA[Rickhouse Voted Among Country's Best Whiskey Bars]]> Tue, 07 May 2013 17:19:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/172*120/rickhouse.jpg
No less an authority than GQ has declared San Francisco's Rickhouse among the best whiskey bars in the United States.]]>
<![CDATA[Chez Panisse Sets Opening Date]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:55:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/163360644_8.jpg
Chez Panisse in Berkeley is now looking at a June 10 reopening date after the world famous restaurant was damaged in a fire last month.

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<![CDATA["HAPIfork" a New Tech Diet Tool]]> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:27:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/HAPIfork.JPG
Launched on Kickstarter this week, the HAPIfork is a smart eating utensil that tracks the speed at which you eat. Scott Budman reports.

Photo Credit: Scott Budman]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day]]> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:49:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/benjerrygettylatenight.jpg
Like your ice cream free? Yeah, we thought so. Here's where to find it.

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<![CDATA[Pied Piper Painting Staying Put at The Palace]]> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:19:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/piedpiperpainting.jpg
Stand down everybody: Kyo-ya Hotel management now says it will not sell Maxfield Parrish’s The Pied Piper painting.]]>
<![CDATA[Livermore Wine Vines Begin to Bud]]> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:41:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/wineryphotolivermore1.JPG
It's a springtime event that spring wine makers into action. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on the bud break in Livermore.]]>
<![CDATA[Vineyard Buds Bloom Early]]> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 08:26:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/wineryphotolivermore.JPG
There is no pleasure without at least a little pain. That even goes for wine making.

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Bacon Smell Annoys Neighbor of City's Bacon Restaurant]]> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:19:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/d2dc623a56ec11e29ca422000a1fb1497.jpg
The smell emanating from Bacon Bacon -- wafting odors of cooking bacon, believe it or not -- is too much for one neighbor of the SF eatery.

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<![CDATA[On Facebook, Smart People Like Curly Fries ]]> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:05:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/curlyfries.jpg
A new study shows that Facebook likes can tell a lot about someone, including that smart people like curly fries, Stephen Colbert and thunderstorms.

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<![CDATA[Fire Shuts Down Berkeley's Most Famous Restaurant]]> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:12:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/chas1.jpg
A Berkeley icon - Chez Panisse - caught on fire early Friday, shocking those who love the restaurant known for its fresh, organic and expensive meals, while garnering interest and concern from across...]]>
<![CDATA[The Interview: Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence]]> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:40:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/celebritychefforraj.jpg
The Interview with Raj Mathai takes you inside Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco to speak with chef Tyler Florence.]]>
<![CDATA[The Interview: Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence]]> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:08:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/celebritychefforraj.jpg
One of the Bay Area’s most successful entrepreneurs isn’t making apps and tablets in Silicon Valley, he’s frying chicken in San Francisco.]]>
<![CDATA[SF Giants Snag Anchor Brewing as Tenant]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:06:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/anchor3.jpg
The San Francisco Giants have snagged the first tenant for their $1.6 billion Mission Rock development project on the San Francisco waterfront.

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<![CDATA[Major Brewer to Set Up Shop Next to AT&T]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:00:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/anchorbrewingphoto.jpg
AT&T Park is already a destination location, but in a couple years there will be plenty of reason to go there even in the baseball off season.]]>
<![CDATA[Oyster Prices Bound To Spike]]> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:48:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/oyster5.jpg
Enjoyers of the oyster, the ocean delicacy produced by Drakes Bay Oyster Co., will have to shell out higher prices once the fishery in Marin closes.]]>
<![CDATA[Vineyards Worry About Mild Winter]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:31:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vineyardslosgatos.jpg
The weather has been beautiful this winter here in the Bay Area. Scott Budman explains why that is not good for grape crops.]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Beautiful Weather Not Good for Grapes]]> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:56:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vineyardslosgatos.jpg
Last year the Bay Area wine crop saw a record harvest thanks in part of a weather pattern that was perfect for the grapes.]]>
<![CDATA[Umami Burger Heads to South Bay]]> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:03:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/umamipaloalto.jpg
Southern California's popular Umami Burger plans to open in Palo Alto later this year.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Umami Burger]]>
<![CDATA[Gold Dust Lounge Reopens at Fisherman's Wharf]]> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:43:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/golddust1.JPG
The famous haunt used to be located in Union Square

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicken Wing Spike Before Super Bowl]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:46:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Buffalo+Chicken+Wings3.jpg
Don’t buy your buffalo sauce just yet. This year, chicken wings, a Super Bowl staple, may cost you more after a U.S. Department of Agriculture announcement that said chicken prices were up 6 percent in December...]]>
<![CDATA[Organic Food Maker Recalls Frozen Pizzas]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:36:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pizza-generic-close.jpg
A popular maker of prepared organic foods has recalled several types of frozen pizza because it may contain fragments of metal.]]>
<![CDATA[Price Rises for Trader Joe's "Two-Buck Chuck"]]> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:54:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/red+wine+generic+pour.jpg
For the first time since its release more than a decade ago, Trader Joe's award-winning Charles Shaw wine -- affectionately known as "two-buck Chuck" -- will cost more than $2 at California stores.

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<![CDATA[Picky Eaters Taste Food at Livermore Food Lab]]> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:27:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/tester.jpg
Hundreds of America's most recognizable brand pay Livermore's National Food Lab thousands of dollars to be brutally honest about the taste of their products, so they can beat their competitors and...

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<![CDATA[Picky Eaters Taste Food at Livermore Food Lab]]> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:28:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/tester.jpg
Hundreds of America's most recognizable brands pay Livermore's National Food Lab thousands of dollars to be brutally honest about the taste of their products, so they can beat their competitors and...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[1st Look's Best of Food 2012]]> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 23:33:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BESTOFFOOD.jpg
Join host Ali Fedotowsky as we take a look back at some of the best foodie moments on 1st Look this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Ali Bakes with the "Ace" himself at Duff's]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:39:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DUFFSCAKEMIX.jpg
Ali heads to Duff's Cake Mix to see if she can hang with the Ace of Cakes himself, Duff Goldman. Watch what happens when they put their heads together to make the ultimate Ali cake. Duff's Cake Mix...]]>
<![CDATA[A Dessert with Everything But The Kitchen Sink]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:39:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CULINA.jpg
Why choose your toppings when you can have them all at once. At Culina in Los Angeles, there's a dessert that literally has everything except for the kitchen sink. Ali gets in the kitchen to see...]]>
<![CDATA[Get Up Early for a Doughnut from Glazed and Infused]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:33:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GLAZEDANDINFUSED.jpg
When does your alarm go off? If you work at Glazed and Infused, its before the sun is up! Ali gets up early to feed the citizens of Chicago with some of the best doughnuts in the windy city. Glazed and...]]>
<![CDATA[Francois Payard Shows Ali the Secret Behind FP Patisserie]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:58:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FPPATISSERIE.jpg
Francois Payard is the name in French pastries, and he's just opened a new patisserie in NYC. Ali checks out what makes French pastries so delicious. FP Patisserie1293 3rd Ave, New York, NY...]]>
<![CDATA[Explore the World of Chocolate at the Chocolate Show]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:09:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CHOCOLATESHOW.jpg
Looking to get your chocolate fix? The place to go is the Chocolate Show! Ali samples the best chocolate from around the world. The Chocolate Show 125 West 18th St., New York, NY]]>
<![CDATA[This Week on 1st Look: Get Ready for a Sugar High]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:39:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/205*120/alisugarrushthumb.jpg
Join host Ali Fedotowsky Saturday after "Saturday Night Live" on NBC.]]>
<![CDATA[Life After Drake's Bay Oyster Company]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:40:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/oyster5.jpg
Kevin Lunny's struggle to keep his family's oyster farm running in Point Reyes National Seashore appears to be over, closing out an era of oysterman plying the park's pristine waters and ushering in the nation's...]]>
<![CDATA[That's Hot: Starbucks Sells $7 Cup of Coffee]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:42:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/57419124.jpg
For the coffee devotee, Starbucks is offering a rare blend for $7 a cup.

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<![CDATA[Ali Blends a Boozy Smoothie at Cocktail Bodega]]> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:09:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/COCKTAILBODEGA1STLOOK.jpg
Love drinking, but hate the hangovers? Just head for the Lower East Side and grab yourself a boozy smoothie from Cocktail Bodega. Ali grabs a blender to see just how to make a cocktail that's actually...]]>
<![CDATA[1st Look Loves: El Toro Blanco]]> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:46:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/el+toro+blanco+main.jpg
Chef Josh Capon and owner/partner John McDonald bring you El Toro Blanco, a guacamole bar you'll... yes, we repeat, guacamole bar... want to get a taste of.]]>
<![CDATA[Ali gets a Taste of Italy at Rosemary's]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:03:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ROSEMARYS+1STLOOK.jpg
Ali Fedotowsky gets into the kitchen to discover the secret of what some are calling the "best pasta in NYC" at Rosemary's! Rosemary's Trattoria & Enoteca 18 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY /...]]>
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Crab a Sure Thing, But Expensive]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:54:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/crab18.JPG
Bay Area Dungeness crab lovers will get their beloved crustaceans on time this year, but can expect to feel a bit more of a financial pinch.

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[San Francisco Chocolate Boom Continues]]> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:49:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/charleschocbox.jpg
Chocolate Lab, Dandelion Chocolate, and Charles Chocolates are due in San Francisco before year's end.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Charles Chocolates]]>
<![CDATA[Get Some Southern Cultcha' at Bayou Bakery]]> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:15:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Bayou+Bakery+2.jpg
New Orleans is known for its diverse food options, but why should they be the only ones to enjoy all that southern flavor? At Bayou Bakery, chef David Guas is bringing his jazzy menu to Arlington,]]>