If it’s warming noodle soups or comforting ravioli you seek as temperatures drop this winter, the Bay Area’s best new restaurants have you covered. The Chronicle Food + Wine team spent the month visiting the region’s newcomers, and this vetted list is the result of those efforts. It includes a standout breakfast sandwich worth waiting in line for , a sandwich shop that transforms into a fine-dining French bistro at night and a promising new spot to slurp nourishing noodles. Read on for eight of the Bay Area’s best new restaurants, listed alphabetically. Champion’s Curry This 61-year-old chain is one of the biggest curry houses in Japan and claims to be a pioneer of the saucy dish. Now on an expansion tear through California, Champion’s Curry just opened its first Bay Area location near the UC Berkeley campus. The industrial, minimalist space offers a brief menu: comforting Japanese curry with rice and your choice of topping, from grilled vegetables to fried fish. Try the … [Read more...] about Sublime noodle soup and rich curry: 8 excellent new Bay Area restaurants to try
A cryptic “like” of a little-seen social media post on Frank Thomas’s career created an instant buzz Thursday on Chicago White Sox Twitter. That’s because the account that liked the post belonged to Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, the two-time All-Star and purported face of the franchise. It all began when an account that calls itself Kenny William’s Shades tweeted: “I’ve seen Frank Thomas wear a different uniform. I know TA will eventually as well.” TA, of course, is Anderson’s nickname. The account had only 53 followers, but Anderson, or whoever runs his Twitter feed, apparently spotted it and hit the ”like” button. No big deal. Who would even be paying attention? But the tweet was viewed by a Sox fan named Tim Froehlig, who captured Anderson’s response on a screenshot before the Sox shortstop deleted it. As often happens on Twitter, the post quickly spread when it was mentioned by several other outlets, including a prominent national website. Anderson’s like suddenly was … [Read more...] about Column: Is Tim Anderson trolling Chicago White Sox fans — or is the 2-time All-Star shortstop just a little bored?
close Video Tim Tebow releases new devotional ‘Mission Possible’ Former NFL player Tim Tebow on his new devotional ‘Mission Possible,’ aimed to encourage others to live a life of faith and purpose Tim Tebow may be known mostly across America for his outstanding abilities on the gridiron and in other athletic and sports-related venues. He is a two-time national football champion as well as a Heisman Trophy winner and a first-round NFL draft pick. He's also a former professional baseball player and college football analyst with ESPN and the SEC Network. But Tebow is also the leader of the Tim Tebow Foundation, based in Jacksonville, Florida . He's been devoting his life over a number of years to faith-based, charitable and philanthropic endeavors. TIM TEBOW'S FAITH-FILLED FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING: ‘CALLED’ TO DO THIS Now, Tebow — also a bestselling author — has come out with a one-year devotional for adults, plus a … [Read more...] about Tim Tebow challenges Americans to put others first all year long to lead a ‘significant’ life
Eurovision organizers confirmed on Monday that Britain would host the popular song contest in 2023 instead of war-torn Ukraine, which as this year’s winner would have traditionally hosted next year’s event but was ruled out because of safety concerns . The announcement by the European Broadcasting Union made official what had been widely predicted since Ukraine won the event in May and Britain finished in second place. Tim Davie, the director general of the BBC, said in a statement that the process of choosing a host city would begin soon. “Being asked to host the largest and most complex music competition in the world is a great privilege,” he said in the statement. “The BBC is committed to making the event a true reflection of Ukrainian culture alongside showcasing the diversity of British music and creativity.” Officials and artists in Ukraine protested last month when the European Broadcasting Union said that Russia’s invasion meant Ukraine could not provide “the … [Read more...] about U.K., Eurovision Runner-up to Ukraine, Will Host Song Contest in 2023
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 DETROIT (AP) — Workers at a General Motors joint venture electric vehicle battery factory in Ohio have voted to join the United Auto Workers union. About 900 workers at the new plant near Warren, Ohio, are the first to decide on union representation at a battery plant. The National Labor Relations Board said Friday that workers voted 710 to 16 for the UAW, a decision that is crucial to the future of the 372,000-member union. As batteries replace gas-powered engines, employees at GM engine and transmission factories will need places to work as their products are gradually phased out over the next decade or so. GM has pledged to sell only electric passenger vehicles by 2030, and the Ohio plant is the first to begin making battery cells that will go into packs that make electric vehicles go. The company has announced the sites of two other North American battery factories in … [Read more...] about Workers at GM joint venture battery plant vote to join UAW
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney recently stated that he’s willing to go to the Supreme Court to fight Apple’s control of the App Store, but hopes Congress steps in first. Commenting on the massive power shared by Google and Apple over apps, Sweeney said, “It’s incredibly dangerous to let the world’s most powerful corporation decide who can say what.” The Verge reports that as the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney is keenly interested in the potential passage of the Open App Markets Act by Congress. If passed, the legislation championed by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) would require Apple and Google to allow developers to distribute apps outside of their official app stores and use alternative in-app payment providers. This would be a significant shift for game developers like Sweeney, who argues that the current App Store model is stifling the digital economy. Senator Marsha Blackburn Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg Tim Cook at Apple event (AFP) Epic Games famously … [Read more...] about Epic Games CEO Says ‘Every Politician Should Fear’ Apple’s Power