Outside San Francisco

Outside San Francisco Travel Guide

Articles about Outside San Francisco

By Jenna Scatena
Some say San Francisco’s new restaurants are beginning to gravitate toward a common theme (hello, upmarket pub fare), while Oakland’s dining scene is increasingly diverse. Its latest opening is another fresh move: Salsipuedes, a seaside barbecue r...
By Brooke Porter Katz
Oakland’s fast-rising food scene just keeps getting hotter—and come November, there will be one more reason to pay attention. That’s when Itani Ramen from chef Kyle Itani opens in the Uptown neighborhood. In his a follow-up to Hopscotch—a retro di...
By Nikki Ekstein
If you’ve been stalling on a trip to Napa in hopes of experiencing the currently-closed bastion of California fine dining, it’s time to book those tickets: The French Laundry is reopening on April 7. Among the reasons to act now? OpenTable is curr...
By Hilal Isler
He’s the first-ever winner of the televised cooking competition, Top Chef Just Desserts, and this Saturday, his new pâtisserie opens in Palo Alto, California. Pastry-chef Yigit Pura talks to T+L about passion, pastries, and the importance of pursu...
By Deb Hopewell

Visit these thriving college towns for a crash course in live music, craft beer, art, and history.

By Geraldine Campbell

Restaurants in Outside San Francisco

Proof that Oakland has NoCal’s buzziest restaurant scene? Its new nickname: Brooklyn West. Honoring Alice Waters’s ethos is Ramen Shop, owned by three Chez Panisse alums. Creative noodle soups spotlight homegrown produce such as Meyer lemons and chanterelles. BART stop: Rockridge

Things to do in Outside San Francisco

Mani Niall works the ovens at the light-filled Sweet Bar Bakery. Our pick: the pumpkin-ginger cupcakes with salted caramel. BART stop: 19th Street/Uptown Oakland