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Two of the Bay Area’s Best Brunch Spots

March 27, 2015 5:01 pm

With so many delicious brunch options to choose from in San Francisco, picking your morning meal on the weekend may seem a bit overwhelming. Don’t fret, because these two popular brunch spots are sure to satisfy any sweet or savory craving, and they offer a variety of morning libations to boot. Now you just have to try to decide between the two…

Brenda’s French Soul Food
With a unique combination of Creole fare and French food, Brenda’s French Soul Food is something that you just have to taste to believe. The warm, contemporary decor inside of the stylish eatery provides a relaxing backdrop as you nosh on crawfish beignets, fried chicken Benedict, and oyster po’ boys.
652 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 345-8100

Whether you prefer lunch food or classic breakfast fare for your brunch meal, NOPA goes above and beyond in every capacity. The egg and cardamom bun and yogurt parfaits will appeal to more traditional breakfast lovers, while the juicy burger makes the perfect first meal for a carnivorous diner. Handcrafted cocktails with names like the Summit and a global selection of wines pair perfectly with any brunch dish, and they’re likely the cause of NOPA’s fun, lively atmosphere. The wait can be extensive, so be sure to arrive early.
560 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94117; (415) 864-8643

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Annual Salsa Festival

March 24, 2015 2:43 pm

Click Here for more information about the 7th Annual San Fransisco Salsa Festival!

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Indulge in Comfort Food With a Japanese Twist at Hopscotch in Oakland

March 18, 2015 4:00 pm

The concept of Hopstotch sounds intriguing to many Oakland eaters: It's an upscale diner serving hearty comfort foods with a Japanese twist. Not only that, it has a roster of creative cocktails, and the chef behind it all is Kyle Itani, a winner of Knife Fight on the Esquire Network.

Once you step inside Hopscotch, you'll likely understand why it has so many glowing reviews on Yelp. It's a converted 1950s-era diner, and echoes of that time still remain. But don't let the casual, whimsical interior lead you to believe you're in for an ordinary meal. One of the most popular dishes here is the Yonsei oysters, consisting of oysters with uni and salmon roe. It's on the appetizer menu, so you can start with that, or perhaps an order of the duck fat chips. For the main course, many guests go for the First Base burger, a griddled beef tongue that's so large that it's served cut in half, and some guests say half is a full meal in itself. You shouldn't hesitate to indulge in a cocktail at Hopstotch, such as the Black Tea Birdie, consisting of tea-infused vodka, honey, lemon, and ginger.

1915 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 788-6217

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