One day if I go to heaven, I'll look around and say, "It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco."
- Herb Caen
WEST OAKLAND, California – Coffee roasteries, modern soul food, funky used bookstores, and markets as far as the eye can see.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Back from South India, one hungry reader finds that when she needs a dosa fix, she's got to make it herself.
PASO ROBLES, California – The new Napa Valley is more laid-back, less expensive, and somehow cooler. Feel free to bring the kids. Everyone wants to unwind on the Central Coast.