Jeff Cianci

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.

Guide: Five Great Bubble Tea Cafes South of San Francisco

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.

A pair of cookie sandwich creations at CREAM.

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite South Bay Ice Cream Parlors

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.