Spice up your week with a trip to Oakland Linen in Oakland, and enjoy grub at the top of its game.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Oakland Linen.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Oakland Linen's beautiful outdoor seating area.
The restaurant features live music and a dance floor, so you can kick up your heels and step to the rhythm.
Volume levels at the restaurant can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music.
The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table.
We're not like any other place. We've prepared parking onsite for you.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Oakland Linen's moderately priced fare.
For a no-frills watering hole, Cafe Van Kleef is a great spot to kick back.
Enjoy a refreshing beverage from the full bar at Cafe Van Kleef.
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Cafe Van Kleef, so plan accordingly.
Make use of the ample parking near Cafe Van Kleef.
Cafe Van Kleef offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Cafe Van Kleef s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
Enjoy finger-licking barbecue year-round at No Name Bar in Sausalito.
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On warmer days, you can take advantage of No Name Bar's al fresco patio seating.
Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at No Name Bar.
Weekends are when crowds really head to No Name Bar, so plan accordingly.
We'll let you park onsite to help get you closer to our scrumptious menu.
No Name Bar's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
No Name Bar s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
If you want finger-licking good barbecue, it's clear you'll want to head straight to No Name Bar.
So kick back and enjoy some low-key barbecue. It doesn't get much better than No Name Bar.
Sheba Piano Lounge : A User’s Guide
Ethiopian Cuisine | Live Music | Ethiopian-Inspired Cocktails | Imported Spices | Native Ethiopian Chef
In the lounge: meatballs topped in blue cheese
In the dining room: tibs wat—sauteed prime beef simmered in berbere sauce and Ethiopian butter
Cocktail: Red Sea—a bloody mary made with Ethiopian spices
Dessert: warm cheesecake brownie
The Vibe: The dividing wall inside Sheba Lounge looks like it came from a church, and for good reason—it’s a replica of the one in the Church of St. George, an Ethiopian Orthodox church carved out of rock in Lalibela. The rest of the space surrounds diners in warm, tropical tones.
Who’s Cooking: Owner and chef Netsanet Alemayehu started cooking in her native Harar, Ethiopia when she was just nine years old. Today, Ms. Alemayehu still relies on Ethiopian recipes and techniques. In fact, she has fresh spices, sauces, and other ingredients shipped in from relatives who still live in Harar.
When to Go: When the restaurant hosts live music, which begins at 8 p.m. Sunday–Thursday, and 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The setlists range from Afro-Cuban jazz to classical violin.
Don’t look for a fork. Most patrons eat with their hands, in the traditional Ethiopian style.
Press and Praise
In 2009, San Francisco Chronicle profiled Netsanet Alemayehu's career and background.
SF Weekly's Tamara Palmer said, "[w]e expected good food, but what we didn't expect was the design of the space, which we think is among the most interesting on all of Fillmore Street."
Injera: a flatbread made with fermented batter that's central to many Ethiopian dishes. Traditionally, diners break off small pieces and use it to scoop up mouthfuls of food.
Berbere: the signature spice mixture in Ethiopian food; it combines about a dozen spices including clove, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, and red chilies.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse imported Japanese incenses and essential oils at Kohshi (1737 Post St).
After: Order a hard-to-find beer at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers (1195 Evans Ave)
If You Can’t Make It, Try This
The Ethiopian cuisine at Assab Eritrean Restaurant (2845 Geary Blvd)
Dogpatch Saloon: A User’s Guide
Dog-Friendly Bar | Seasonal Cocktails | Craft Beer | Extensive Liquor Selection | Occasional Live Music
Spirit: Whipnose Whiskey
Beer: Pac Brew Lab's Whipnose IPA
Cocktail: Zapoteca—roasted-fennel-infused mezcal, lemon juice, agave nectar, and sparkling wine
By the Numbers
1912—the year the saloon opened
12 craft cocktails
10 beers on tap
Nearly infinite number of spirits
A Bar Reborn: In 2013, new owners took over Dogpatch Saloon, and they remodeled from floor to ceiling. They also added decor elements that echo the city’s industrial roots, namely an old Muni track—made by Bethlehem Steel—that now serves as the bar’s rail. They left a couple of the old bar’s elements, including the brass bell used for last call and the familiar stained-glass window that welcomes patrons inside.
While You’re Waiting: Listen to owner and bartender Marc Goldfine. He’s a trained voice actor, and his resonate tones carry throughout the bar and directly into his patrons’ hearts.
Bring a furry friend. True to its name, the bar welcomes dogs.
Follow Dogpatch on Twitter to stay up-to-date on new beers, drinks, and spirits.
Eater included Dogpatch Saloon on their list of SF Bartenders' Favorite Spots to Drink.
After the remodel, Thrillist called this “the best bar on the right side of San Francisco.”
While You’re in the Neighborhood: Try the fried chicken at Hard Knox Cafe (2526 3rd Street).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: 83 Proof (83 1st Street), the owners’ other bar.
Biscuits and Blues: A User’s Guide
Southern Cuisine | Intimate Blues Concerts | All-Ages Venue
Appetizer: catfish nuggets spiked with jalapeño tartar sauce
Soup: New Orleans–style gumbo swimming with chicken, tiger shrimp, sausage, and veggies
Entree: creole jambalaya (available in both meat and vegetarian versions)
Side: those famous buttermilk biscuits
Headliners: Catch local and national acts including Earl Thomas, a blues singer-songwriter whose compositions have been covered by Etta James and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, riveting soul singer Terrie Odabi, and retro Kansas City–style blues band Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers.
Want to eat dinner while watching the show? You can do that any night of the week.
Ate before you arrived? You can catch a dinner-free show Sunday through Thursday or during the 10 p.m. cocktail show on Fridays and Saturdays.
Know an 11-year-old blues enthusiast? Send them here—there’s no age limit.
Travel + Leisure named Biscuits and Blues to its list of Where to Hear the Blues in San Francisco
Zagat included it on its list of Best Blues Bars in SF
SF Weekly says “there isn’t a bad seat in the house”
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Work up an appetite by window shopping at Union Square.
After: Grab a nightcap at Bartlett Hall (242 O’Farrell Street), where bartenders pour local craft beers and specialty cocktails like the 49ers Gold Rush—bonded bourbon, lemon, honey syrup, and Fernet Branca.