This Peninsula list does not include Pacifica, but never mind—we have the famous crab sandwiches and crab salads at Nick's, plus various crab dishes at Tam's, Pacifica Thai, and other Asian restaurants, plus probably fairly decent crab salads and sandwiches at Coastside delis and restaurants between Pacifica and Half Moon Bay. If you know of others, let us know by hitting the Comments button below this post or the Email Me link on the sidebar. On the other side of the hill, we are partial to the crab salad sandwiches at Darby Dan's on Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, available only Wednesday through Friday.
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Legendary seaside restaurant Nick's turns 90 in its original Rockaway Beach location. Drop in for a famous Nick's crab sandwich. Yummy.
Jeff Cianci, KQED
Fast food is moving fast into the Bay Area, including Dairy Queen and Dunkin Donuts.
"Pacifica has some excellent landmarks in full view from the Pacific Coast Highway. Sea Bowl forever! But we’re highlighting the greatest Taco Bell on the planet, in a beautiful wooden building with beach views, a walk-up window for surfers and the same prices as every other Taco Bell." (#23 on a list of tourism-free landmarks in the Bay Area, San Francisco Chronicle, August 17; note that locals say Highway 1, not Pacific Coast Highway, a Southern California thing)
A Japanese restaurant with the unpronounceable name Uoyakutei has moved into the old Prime Dip/Boston Bill's/KFC site on Highway 1 at Rockaway Beach, where the weeds had grown as high as the roof. We wish them luck, and maybe Alan Wald will have some fun with their name. Grand Opening signs are up on the building now. Please review the food and service, then hit the Comments link below this post to share your review. Keep it friendly but honest.
Oil-fracking chemicals in our oranges and strawberries? Yeah yeah yeah -- we've all heard it: Buy local organic produce. Or grow your own. But how many of us regularly buy California strawberries, mandarin oranges known as Cuties and Halos, and other produce from the Central Valley, without considering that there might be oil production chemicals in the food? Tell Governor Brown you'd like to see this process stopped until it can be reviewed and reported on by independent professionals. Click the link below to take action:
Aptly named the "Seis de Mayo Hangover Remedy," this taco was created by New York's El Original in honor of that inevitable headache millions of Americans are going to experience the morning after Cinco de Mayo. According to a rep for the restaurant, the taco includes a pound of sausage, a pound of potatoes, a pound of bacon, a pound of refried beans, a pound of fajita vegetables, a dozen eggs, 8 ounces of pico de gallo, 4 ounces of queso fresco, and 8 ounces of salsa—all (somehow) stuffed into one 12-inch tortilla. (from First We Feast online)