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.
As the summer season fades away and the traditions of fall arrive with the cooling weather, what better time to enjoy the rich and comforting flavors of American barbecue. Here are five popular spots to get great barbecue south of San Francisco.
Along the San Francisco Peninsula and in the South Bay Area, there are a number of wildly popular shops serving falafel plates and wraps. In addition to the established landmarks, there are some promising newcomers not to be missed. Here are five popular spots to get a good falafel south of San Francisco.
With the Bay Area being home to so many diverse cultures and flavors, of course great Thai restaurants abound. Here are five popular Thai restaurants south of San Francisco. If we missed your favorite please be sure to share it in the comments.
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.