Madeline Wells, Inside Scoop SF

Madeline Wells

Inside Scoop SF

Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Madeline:

Casual Oakland takeout restaurant pivots to $90 tasting menu

At Oakland's Lion Dance Cafe, the cost of ingredients and takeout containers had increased so much recently that the restaurant was losing money. → Read More

SF pinball dive bar Gestalt is up for sale

Fellow Mission District bars Kilowatt Bar and Bond Bar are also in the midst of ownership changes. → Read More

In-N-Out is America's favorite burger chain, survey says

In-N-Out eclipsed competitors McDonald's and Burger King in the survey. → Read More

Fisherman's Wharf Applebee's has one of the best views in SF

Postcard-worthy views of San Francisco in an unexpected place. → Read More

Coinbase CEO reveals the real reason he closed SF offices

CEO Brian Armstrong shared that part of the reason why he moved to Los Angeles was because of the recent "techlash" in San Francisco. → Read More

Vodka distiller to close picturesque Bay Area tasting room

The tasting room is scheduled to close on Dec. 18. → Read More

San Francisco brewery to close popular SoMa taproom

However, the brewer is acquiring the Rare Barrel brand and facility in Berkeley. → Read More

Oakland bar and music venue Elbo Room Jack London to close

In early 2019, the San Francisco Elbo Room on Valencia Street closed. Now, the Oakland location is closing, too. → Read More

SF chef helped ‘The Menu’ show the horrors of restaurants

In the new film "The Menu," a group of diners including the unimpressed Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and her date (Nicholas Hoult) come together for the meal of a lifetime. → Read More

3 SF restaurants on Esquire's best new US restaurants list

Corey Lee's new Korean barbecue restaurant and two other SF spots were recognized. → Read More

Yelp names SF restaurant best brunch in California

This is the first California-specific brunch list for Yelp, but in September, the site released a list of the top-reviewed brunch spot in every state. → Read More

Napa winemaker arrested on suspicion of gun, drug possession

As the third-largest wine producer in the U.S., Trinchero Family Estates owns over 50 alcoholic beverage brands, from Sutter Home to Ménage à Trois. → Read More

The Bay Area home cook bringing Japanese food to the masses

Nami and Shen Chen are dedicated to keeping their Japanese food blog, Just One Cookbook, as accessible as possible but refuse to compromise on authenticity. → Read More

117-year-old SF restaurant and bar to finally reopen

The Savoy Tivoli has a long and rich history, from being a hangout spot for Beat poets like Allen Ginsberg to hosting the first Beach Blanket Babylon in 1974. → Read More

Legendary San Francisco Italian restaurant plans East Bay expansion

The 85-year-old institution has plans to open a new restaurant in Walnut Creek. → Read More

SF restaurants and markets brace for Thanksgiving turkey shortage

Due to the avian flu, coupled with supply shortages and drought, it’s going to be harder and more expensive than ever to get your hands on a turkey this year. → Read More

Oakland Walgreens store is closing next week

The latest Bay Area Walgreens store to close is the Oakland location at 3400 Telegraph Avenue, in the Pill Hill neighborhood. → Read More

Irish coffee at SF's Buena Vista isn't just for tourists

Even if you’re not a tourist, it’s worth braving Ghirardelli Square for the venerable institution that is the 106-year-old Buena Vista Cafe. → Read More

Oakland neighborhood English pub Commonwealth Cafe to close

Since 2010, Commonwealth has been a staple of Oakland's Pill Hill neighborhood, serving British pub fare like shepherd's pie. → Read More

Popular Oakland brunch restaurant closing after 14 years

The restaurant counts Guy Fieri and Bernie Sanders among its fans. → Read More