Tag Archive: oysters

Spotted SF / SOMA / Petit Marlowe

A peek inside the new Parisian-style wine + oyster bar, Petit Marlowe, little sister to restaurant Marlowe and other premier establishments around the city. The menu includes a raw bar full of oysters,… Continue reading

Spotted / West Marin / Food & Farm Tours

Perhaps my favorite region to explore within proximity of San Francisco is West Marin, and specifically, the area of Point Reyes. An hour drive from the city, you’ll encounter the most picturesque views and farmlands dotted… Continue reading

Spotted / Oakland, CA / The Cook & Her Farmer

While exploring Old Oakland several weeks ago, I popped into Swan’s Marketplace to explore some lunch options. I noticed all the bright red chairs on one side, so decided to check out that spot and… Continue reading

Spotted / Marshall, CA / Hog Island Oyster Farm

A popular stop in beautiful Tomales Bay for oyster and shellfish all-year round. You can enjoy these onsite by reserving a picnic table in advance and shucking-your-own or by bellying up to the… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Hayes Valley / Zuni Cafe

This will forever be one of my classic San Francisco favorites. Everything about it is perfect. I love coming here on my own and tucking into a table in the little glass corner.… Continue reading


This Williamsburg gem attracts a huge crowd in the evenings, but on my last day in Brooklyn I decided to stop by in the late afternoon. And so happy I did. I never… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / Hog & Rocks

Great spot tucked in the Mission serving hog (ham, prosciutto, terrines, pates), rocks (oysters), and other small and larger bites. The assortment on the menu allows you to try so many tasty things.… Continue reading

Spotted / Brooklyn / Littleneck

This darling seafood restaurant was recommended by Ms. Jansdotter after I had finished her workshop. I was looking for a quaint little spot to enjoy a late afternoon glass of wine before heading… Continue reading

Spotted SF / TenderNob / Swan Oyster Depot

A San Francisco seafood institution that has been around for now 100 years. This tiny hole-in-the-wall serves as a fresh fish market, as well as a diner with very limited counter seating. Don’t… Continue reading