Jeff Cianci is a freelance food writer based in San Jose. While studying journalism in college, Jeff’s curiosity landed him at a busy California bistro where he experienced a crash course in culinary training over two summer breaks, learning on the job with a very patient chef as his mentor. Around the same time, Jeff married his journalism degree to his appreciation for the restaurant world and determined food writing would be his career path. In his work Jeff most enjoys profiling chefs and learning their background, finding a new favorite restaurant and sharing his experiences with others through his reviews and social media. In addition to KQED's Bay Area Bites, Jeff writes restaurant reviews for Metro Silicon Valley and new restaurant guides for Eater National. Follow Jeff on Twitter @Cheffreycianci.
In the South Bay and on the Peninsula there are a handful of local tea cafes that serve tasty bubble tea creations perfect for treating yourself to a refreshing escape from the summertime heat. Here are five great bubble tea cafes South of San Francisco sure to keep you refreshed all summer long.
If there was ever a recent food trend that has taken the Bay Area by storm, poke bowls sure fit the ticket. As usual, San Francisco serves as the hot bed for the recent poke bowl trend in the Bay Area but the peninsula and South Bay are speckled with plenty of great options. Here are five great restaurants to enjoy poke bowls South of San Francisco.
In the South Bay Area, Santa Clara is home to a number of fantastic Korean barbecue restaurants often tucked away in neighborhood shopping centers. Here are five can’t-miss restaurants for Korean barbecue in the South Bay Area.
This guide highlights 10 popular sandwich shops south of San Francisco, where your reward for enduring a long line of customers is served on freshly baked bread. If we missed your favorite spot for a deli sandwich please be sure to share it in the comments.
Best enjoyed among a table of friends, dim sum is an edible adventure featuring bite-sized steamed, fried, or baked Cantonese specialties. This guide highlights 5 favorite dim sum restaurants found south of San Francisco.
As El Niño brings grey and rainy days to the Bay Area, a large steaming bowl of pho noodle soup may be the tastiest way to warm your soul and lift your damp spirits. Here are 10 great Vietnamese spots serving up hearty tasty bowls of Pho.
The following ice cream parlors serve up a variety of styles and flavors and range from the neighborhood ice cream shop to a karaoke ice cream truck. If you’re looking to enjoy more than just plain vanilla, there are plenty of options available. So, prepare for summer eating by using this guide to ten of our favorite South Bay ice cream parlors.
It is easy to see why bánh mì are so popular. A leftover influence from French colonization, these Vietnamese sandwiches are inexpensive and bursting with great flavors and textures. Here is a list of ten unique bánh mì shops in the South Bay.
Here is a helpful guide highlighting ten popular pizza restaurants in the South Bay Area. Of course, there are plenty more than ten restaurants in the South Bay that are worthy of making this list so please share your favorites in the comments.