When you're just looking to open a can, heat it, and then eat, the canned food aisle at 21st Century Foods offers you exactly just that kind of convenience.
Whether you're hitting the gym or just running errands, water keeps your energy up and your body moving. Make sure to hit the shelves at 21st Century Foods for some hydration while you're on the move.
A healthy and light snack from 21st Century Foods is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
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Eating healthy isn't always easy, but with produce on hand like this it just got easier.
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
Who has time to cook anymore? That's why there are frozen foods available here to help you keep pace with your career and family.
Feeling hungry? Heat up a tasty and affordable TV dinner from here and enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
There's no better way to start your busy day than making a flavorful coffee or tea from 21st Century Foods.
Grab any spices and seasonings you need to cook a gourmet dinner here.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
Don't have time for breakfast? Quick and crunchy, cereal is a great way to start your morning no matter how late you're running.
Stop trying that neighborhood chain and upgrade to a real slice of heaven when you try 21st Century Foods' freshly made bagels.
Bread at 21st Century Foods is absolutely delicious.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from 21st Century Foods.
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
Looking for tender and juicy meats? Here you can find delicious cuts of meat all year long.
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Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
You'll find a delicious selection of pizzas and pastas.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This pizzeria also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this pizzeria.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore can seat both large and small groups.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore.
You can't reserve a table at Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore, so be sure to show up early.
Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore's tasty dishes at your next party.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this pizzeria.
Just come to us and park. No tickets, no fees, just a free convenient parking lot from us to you.
Commute by bike to Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore and find easy bike parking.
Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore is ready and waiting to be served.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
If you're looking for a relaxed space to enjoy a pizza with friends, be sure to stop in at Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore.
Craving pizza tonight? Stop in for a tasty slice at Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore.
For a lovely Italian night out, look no further than Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore.
All your favorite Italian dishes under one roof? It's not a dream. It's Melo's Pizza and Pasta Livermore.
For tasty Mexican fare, Pleasanton's Fernando's Mexican Restaurant is hard to top.
If gluten is something you try to avoid, check out the G-free menu at Fernando's Mexican Restaurant. Low-fat fare is also available for those keeping an eye on their diet.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to Fernando's Mexican Restaurant's happy hour.
Skip long waits and head to Fernando's Mexican Restaurant with your large group for easy seating.
Fernando's Mexican Restaurant provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Fernando's Mexican Restaurant's free wifi.
Bring your furry friend along for a delicious meal at Fernando's Mexican Restaurant.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at Fernando's Mexican Restaurant — attire is casual.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
You can also serve food from Fernando's Mexican Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Fernando's Mexican Restaurant's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
At Fernando's Mexican Restaurant, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
Three meals a day are served at Fernando's Mexican Restaurant, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here.
So take a walk on the wild side and discover the flavors and trends of Mexico at Fernando's Mexican Restaurant.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Round Table Pizza's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings for this Pleasanton joint.
If gluten is something you try to avoid, check out the G-free menu at Round Table Pizza. Low-fat fare is also available for those keeping an eye on their diet.
This pizzeria also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this pizzeria just as much as mom and dad.
Round Table Pizza is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
Sit outside at Round Table Pizza and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Round Table Pizza is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
If you're more interested in a cozy night at home, this pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options.
Aside from the delicious, mouth-watering food and drinks, what's the best thing about us? Our free parking. Plain and simple.
Round Table Pizza offers safe bike parking outside.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Round Table Pizza.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Round Table Pizza.
Find out how many slices you can eat! Round Table Pizza's pizza comes with high ratings and a low-key vibe, so take your time enjoying your pie.
So when you need a pizza without the stress, Round Table Pizza has your back!
Isn't it about time you stopped ordering just any old pizza place and went with Round Table Pizza?
Who doesn't love a warm tortilla? Fans of Blue Agave Club say that the best Mexican fare is found right here, where top-notch ratings rule the menu.
Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, Blue Agave Club has something that every stomach will enjoy.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
Blue Agave Club is great for a large crowd and offers a private room for parties, celebrations or other merry gatherings.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Blue Agave Club.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
Folks tend to dress down at Blue Agave Club, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Blue Agave Club cater for you.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Blue Agave Club and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Blue Agave Club s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
Supper is exceptional, though the restaurant also offers breakfast and lunch.
Experience the flavorful traditions of Mexican cooking at the highly-rated Blue Agave Club.
For great Mexican food in a casual setting, look no further than Blue Agave Club.
So when you're seeking a new Mexican restaurant to enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner, make your way over to the highly-rated Blue Agave Club.
For tasty American fare, head to Eddie Papa's American Hangout for a sandwich and side.
Eddie Papa's American Hangout will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Eddie Papa's American Hangout.
Eddie Papa's American Hangout is a great location to host a group dinner.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
Put the suit away when heading to Eddie Papa's American Hangout — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
For the nights you just want to stay in and cozy up, order in great takeout or delivery from this restaurant.
Catering services are also available.
Save money and time when you drive and dine in. You can stay for free in our wonderful and spacious parking lot.
Eddie Papa's American Hangout makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Prices at Eddie Papa's American Hangout typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Eddie Papa's American Hangout's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
No matter what type of American dish you're in the mood for, Eddie Papa's American Hangout has a great selection of dishes to choose from.
So enjoy a casual dining experience at Eddie Papa's American Hangout and load up on some classic American dishes.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Eddie Papa's American Hangout.
Most Top Chef finalists launch their restaurant careers right after their time on television ends. Not Casey Thompson—she spent seven years after season three traveling, all the while thinking hard about what she wanted in a venue. She met farmers, built relationships, and finally opened Aveline (plus its cocktail bar sibling, The European) in June. As the result of so much careful planning, the restaurant truly embodies Casey’s vision, both in the space and on the plate.
One key part of that vision? Pigs. Casey loves to use almost every part of them, including the head. In honor of Aveline’s recent launch, we asked her about her fondness for pork, her cooking philosophy, and some of her go-to spots in San Francisco.
GROUPON: One ingredient that crops up on the menus at Aveline and The European is pork. Specifically, pork from the pig’s head—pork jowl, pig cheek, pig ear. What do you like about this ingredient?
CASEY THOMPSON: In general, I love any animal that tastes good from head to toe! As a chef, it’s really beneficial for me to use different parts of an animal that might otherwise be underutilized. It keeps costs down and provides guests with the opportunity to try things they may not otherwise try.
There is a lot more marbling in these parts than you might think, and there are a variety of different textures in specific parts like the ear.
G: Do you think that pig face is trending right now?
CT: I don't know. I try not to pay too much attention to what’s “trendy.” I just want to make food that tastes good, and if it means using parts of an animal that are unfamiliar to most people and [then] educating people about them, I’m happy to do so.
G: If someone hasn't tried any part of the pig’s head, where should they start?
CT: I think a good place to start is with pig cheek—it’s rich and it braises perfectly! Confiting a pig cheek [at home] is easy. The most difficult part is probably finding the product, but your local butcher can help with that.
G: Are there other pig dishes in San Francisco that you like?
CT: The pork at Kokkari is unreal, and Namu Gaji does a pretty impressive job too!
G: Aside from cooking with pig parts, you’re also an advocate for sustainability and the environment. Where does that passion come from?
CT: I have a job that impacts the environment, and as such, I have a duty to make sure that my staff and I do all we can not to add to the overwhelming issues we’re already facing.
I am also a firm believer in good husbandry. All animals deserve to live a good life, especially if they are giving us theirs for nourishment. It’s our responsibility as humans to recognize that.
G: Some of your dishes have original ingredients with a cool, earthy vibe. I’m talking about the "ham snow" and "chicory soil" on Aveline’s menu. Can you tell us more about these?
CT: Environmental elements in a dish add interesting flavors. The chicory soil contains nori, breadcrumbs, candied cashews, and chicory—all pretty earthy, you’re right. Now, the ham snow is highly technical stuff: we freeze ham, grate it over cold amberjack, and call it snow!
G: You’re also creating the menu over at The European, your bar-and-lounge project with Adam Wilson. It seems like the snacks have more of an updated comfort-food feel. Is The European the other side of Aveline's coin?
It absolutely is! There is a secret kid side to me with that menu and, really, it’s us having fun. I do think we have the best burger—it is so good. I want people to use both spaces! Come and eat at The European!
G: To close out, can you share some of your favorite San Francisco spots to grab a bite?
For coffee: Réveille Coffee Co.
For breakfast (and guilty, greasy pleasures): San Jalisco
For lunch and dinner: Kokkari, Kin Khao
For after-hours drinks and eats: Rye, Tradition, Le Colonial
For outdoor dining: The Ferry Building, Slanted Door, Cavallo Point, Coqueta
This interview has been condensed and edited. Photos courtesy of Casey Thompson. The European photo by Andi Fisher.
When you live in a city with so much scenery, eating inside can feel a bit stifling. Here are five beautiful restaurant patios in San Francisco that allow you to order in the great outdoors.
Mission Rock Resort (817 Terry Francois Blvd.)
The restaurant group that owns South Park staples MoMo’s, Pedro’s Cantina, and Pete’s Tavern overhauled Mission Rock Resort in late 2012. Now, it’s a bayside escape with plenty of deck seating, calming ocean views, and easy parking. Try bites from the raw bar or fried seafood for lunch, brunch, or happy hour.
Foreign Cinema (2534 Mission St.)
The most popular tables at this Mission stalwart are in the romantic covered patio. In the evening, artsy or retro flicks are projected on the patio wall while sound can be played through drive-in–style speakers at each table. The movies, however, are a secondary draw compared to the Californian-Mediterranean food.
Waterbar (399 The Embarcadero S)
Waterbar is a perennial Top 100 restaurant, so you can bet on some memorable seafood with views of the bay, the Bay Bridge, and the Bay Lights—not to mention $1.25 oysters every day before 5:30 pm.
Bar Agricole (355 11th St.)
Opened by a collective of the city’s best bartenders and sommeliers, Bar Agricole is led by master drink maker Thad Vogler. Unsurprisingly, its cocktails are just as good as its seasonal food. The space’s award-winning design features plenty of redwood, concrete, and glass, plus a spacious patio that’s covered and heated during the winter months.
Biergarten (424 Octavia St.)
Biergarten takes its name literally—its only seating is outdoors, where all of its Bavarian-style street food is served from shipping containers converted into a kitchen and bar. Brews can be ordered by the half- or full-liter, but considering the long lines, it’s best to get the larger of the two before you squeeze into one of the communal picnic tables.
Photos courtesy of Mission Rock Resort, Foreign Cinema, Waterbar, and Bar Agricole; Biergarten photo courtesy of BarFlySF.
Sushi is not hard to come by in San Francisco, but so much variety means that finding the perfect sushi spot can be a challenge. Here are our picks for the five freshest, most innovative sushi restaurants in the Bay Area.
1. Cha-Ya (762 Valencia St.)
Vegetarian sushi anyone? While that may sound like an oxymoron, Cha-Ya is redefining what sushi means, veggie- and vegan-style. It’s cash-only here, and the wait can be long, but the food is inventive and the service is great. Even meat eaters should enjoy the Cha-Ya Roll: tempura-battered asparagus, avocado, yam, and carrot with Cha-Ya’s special sauce.
2. Minako Organic Japanese Restaurant (2154 Mission St.)
Never tried fried “veggie eel” before? This place has you covered, and it accommodates most dietary restrictions. There’s a vegan menu, a gluten-free menu, animal-product-free tempura, and sushi made with brown rice.
3. Roka Akor (801 Montgomery St.)
The presentation at Roka Akor is out of this world: sushi served on a landscape of salt rocks, ice, bamboo boxes, and light (that’s right, your sushi plate will glow). The tasting menu is a must-try and incorporates a wide range of different fish.
4. Tsunami Sushi Panhandle (1306 Fulton St.)
Tusnami’s classic california rolls are half off during happy hour, but the restaurant is most famous for its combination rolls. Try the Mama San with tempura shrimp and spicy tuna or the Magic Mushroom roll with salmon, snow crab, and enoki mushrooms. Also, consider adding some zing to your meal with sake or wine.
5. Akiko’s Restaurant (431 Bush St.)
Located in Union Square, Akiko’s serves up superfresh sushi—the menu changes daily based on the availability of ingredients. The kitchen focuses on serving sustainable, organic, seasonal, and local fish at high-end prices. The omakase menu will run up to $100 per person, but for sushi die-hards, it’s worth it. If you’re not feeling fish, there are non-sushi items on the menu, too, including teriyaki meats and udon soups.