Overheard on the San Francisco Bay Area Board

"The next morning we woke up early and walked all the way over to the Haight for brunch at Magnolia Pub and Brewery for one of the best breakfasts I've had in the city. My friend got the pulled pork something or other with grits and I had the Dungeness crab cake Benedict which was extremely delicious, delicate, creamy and flaky. Thick and tender chunks of crab meat lightly fried or battered to a golden crisp exterior and doused in a rich and creamy béchamel sauce and resting beneath the most perfectly poached fluffy egg whites I've tasted, all atop homemade baked biscuits." – OliverB

"Colibri is not your typical Mexican place. It's like a Spanish tapas bar, but the cuisine is from central Mexico. Love the complimentary handmade tortillas with 3 sauces. It's one of the few places where the guacamole is prepared tableside." – L C on upscale Mexican restaurants in San Francisco

"On [the] whole, I have to say the food is rather ... meh. ... However, they excelled at three things: a fried cauliflower and Brussels sprouts dish (so good we ordered it twice) and a Caesar salad (ditto), and, surprisingly, a little cast iron pot of smoked pistachios, of all things. Tasted like you were eating nuts by a campfire - really good!" – mariacarmen on the dishes at Redd Wood in Yountville