Off the Grid Opens in Hayes Valley

by Brian Goldstein As the night fog rolls down the intersection of Linden and Octavia, neighbors order dinner around three encircled food trucks and enjoy the burgeoning Bay Area experience that is Off the Grid. With live music playing in … Read More

French épicerie: Gourmet and More

By Murrey Nelson As a Francophile, I am generally delighted with all things French…film, food, wine…you name it.  Imagine the thrill of hearing that a real French épicerie had opened right here in Hayes Valley, at 141 Gough Street between … Read More

Hayes Valley Parklet Party

Mercury Cafe at 201 Octavia is hosting a parklet fund raising party. A parklet is a temporary deck built over two parking spaces. Ours will include a bench, tables, chairs, planters and even a small bike corral. Consider it a small urban park. This … Read More

Japanese Small Plates, Now Local

By Jarrod Shappell The first time that I went to Nojo, I couldn’t get a table. Hayes Valley’s newest Japanese restaurant has been bustling since its opening over five months ago. Thankfully I am persistent, and I savored one of … Read More

Southern Flair Enhances the Neighborhood

by Bob Barnwell Boxing Room at 399 Grove at Gough only opened a few months ago in Hayes Valley but is already a success for The Absinthe Group (formerly Mad Will’s Food Company). Specializing in Southern Louisiana home-style cooking, Boxing … Read More

Worth Whispering About

By Jarrod Shappell I’ve never been very good at whispering. Any environment that asks me to lower my voice, I tend to avoid. Odd then that I have fallen in love with a tea lounge. Upon entering Taste Tea, owner … Read More