California

Tips and Articles in California

Not long ago, the best dining in San Francisco’s Western Addition—just west of the Tenderloin—was the fried chicken chain Popeye’s. But thanks to nearly a half-dozen new notable restaurants that have opened, it’s now one of San Francisco’s newest ...
Forget Brooklyn: The Los Angeles County Store (not a supply house for municipal employees) is one-stop shopping for uber-artisanal design—and tucked into a strip mall, no less. Perched between a nail salon and a liquor store on Sunset Boulevard in...
Charlie Palmer’s decades in the kitchen have earned him fans (and restaurants) from New York to San Francisco, as well as a few James Beard Awards. But more recently he’s traded his chef’s toque for the title of hotelier, bridging the food and lod...
Charlie Palmer’s decades in the kitchen have earned him fans (and restaurants) from New York to San Francisco, as well as a few James Beard Awards. But more recently he’s traded his chef’s toque for the title of hotelier, bridging the food and lod...
Lawmakers in San Francisco are set to vote on two proposals Tuesday that could restrict locals’ ability to use home-sharing company Airbnb. But before they do, the firm is releasing its own report assessing its impact on the city. Airbnb’s repo...
Joshu+Vela This local heritage brand (pictured), which draws on nostalgia from L.L. Bean and Jansport, opened a much-awaited brick-and-mortar shop this week. The sunny atrium serves as a shrine to the holy last-minute weekend escape, with canva...
San Francisco’s food scene has exploded in recent years. Its theater scene? Not so much. That’s part of the reason why progressive restaurateurs entering the realm of dinner theater is so exciting. Below, some of the best on offer: Swedish Amer...
For all its stunning landscapes, award-winning wineries, and farm-to-table restaurants, West Sonoma (the half of Sonoma County that stretches between Highway 101 and the Pacific Ocean) is a bit of a luxury hotel desert. The notable exception is th...
If Luis Ramallo has it his way (and if enough people back his Kickstarter project),  Baker, California will soon become home to a two-story, UFO-themed hotel. Each of the 31 rooms in the $30 million project would glean inspiration from celestial a...
If Luis Ramallo has it his way (and if enough people back his Kickstarter project),  Baker, California will soon become home to a two-story, UFO-themed hotel. Each of the 31 rooms in the $30 million project would glean inspiration from celestial a...
If Luis Ramallo has it his way (and if enough people back his Kickstarter project),  Baker, California will soon become home to a two-story, UFO-themed hotel. Each of the 31 rooms in the $30 million project would glean inspiration from celestial a...
If Luis Ramallo has it his way (and if enough people back his Kickstarter project),  Baker, California will soon become home to a two-story, UFO-themed hotel. Each of the 31 rooms in the $30 million project would glean inspiration from celestial a...
If Luis Ramallo has it his way (and if enough people back his Kickstarter project),  Baker, California will soon become home to a two-story, UFO-themed hotel. Each of the 31 rooms in the $30 million project would glean inspiration from celestial a...
If Luis Ramallo has it his way (and if enough people back his Kickstarter project),  Baker, California will soon become home to a two-story, UFO-themed hotel. Each of the 31 rooms in the $30 million project would glean inspiration from celestial a...
Flaunting designer labels used be reserved for Louis Vuitton handbags and Chanel perfume. Now it appears to have hopped the fence from fashion to the confectionary arts. After its online debut in 2012, designer candy store Sugarfina quickly gained...