Category Archive: [SPOTTED SF] North Beach & Chinatown

Spotted SF / Chinatown / China Live

Welcome to the city’s latest epicurean venture, China Live. Founded by restaurateurs George Chen and Cindy Wong-Chen, this 30,000 square foot culinary and cultural hotspot in the midst of Chinatown provides unprecedented access… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Chinatown / Mister Jiu’s

Located along historic Waverly Place, Mister Jiu’s introduces fresh, new California-style Cantonese cooking to SF’s Chinatown. Chef Brandon Jew, who has a decade of cooking around the globe, is back in his hometown creating… Continue reading

#LoveMyCity with Shinola

This week I’ve teamed up with the fine folks at Shinola to share why I #LoveMyCity by the Bay, San Francisco. I could name a hundred reasons but I point out just a few and you… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Jackson Square / Shinola

Detroit-based Shinola has a new standalone store here in SF and it is all kinds of lovely. With a focus on high quality and all American-made, they employ talent from Detroit (world class for manufacturing)… Continue reading

On SFGIRLBYBAY Today: Studiopatró

Taking you inside SF-based Christina Weber’s Studiopatró on SFGIRLBYBAY today. To see her beautiful space and her collection of linen tea towels, napkins, aprons and market bags, you can view the full post… Continue reading

Spotted SF / North Beach / Filbert Street Steps

Sometimes when I need a little escape, I find my way past Coit Tower and venture down the lush wooden walkway known as the Filbert Street Steps. Especially  on a weekday when the crowds have dissipated,… Continue reading

Spotted SF / North Beach / Beacon

They’ve been open since last fall, but I’m now just discovering this terrific cafe and market tucked along the quieter edge of North Beach. So many reasons to love this place: 1. It’s… Continue reading

Spotted SF / North Beach / XOX Truffles

This is my all-time FAVORITE spot for truffles! I’ve been stopping in here for over a decade, occasionally picking up a few or a small box of them. Each piece is made the… Continue reading

Featured in Food & Wine Magazine!

My photo has been published! Last December I did a post on Little Vine, a charming wine and specialty food shop in North Beach. A couple of months ago, Melissa, one of the… Continue reading