Lara HataAt least once a month, someone -- usually SFoodie -- claims that pizza in San Francisco has jumped the shark. Then a new place opens, and we drop in with friends to check it out, only to find the reservations booked up through the next month.
It's not surprising. Because we're a little ... More >>
Lara HataCult pie: Anthony Mangieri's margherita.A favorite dish usually doesn't reveal more than some quirk of your own id, or the scale of your aspirations. For SF Weekly food critic Jonathan Kauffman, his recollection of the five best things he ate this year is a window into the state of S ... More >>
San Francisco's culinary landscape is an ever-changing one, and this past year was no exception. Scores of restaurants opened and closed, events were thrown, and new chefs stepped into the spotlight. Here are some of the most arresting images SF Weekly and SFoodie captured in 2010.
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Natalie Knight/Una Pizza NapoletanaAnthony MangieriUna Pizza Napoletana's owner, Anthony Mangieri, started making pizzas at the age of 15, then at the age of 19 started up a bakery in Red Bank, N.J., where he sold naturally leavened breads baked in a brick oven. "It was a total failure, but a gre ... More >>
Lara HataIt all boils down to this. This week I reviewed Una Pizza Napolitana, where owner and sole cook Anthony Mangieri practices a singular devotion to making pizza, and has developed a fervid following for it. (Read my interview with Mangieri here.) We have entered the era of the artisan as r ... More >>
Casey's PizzaCasey Crynes, right, with his brother Christian, on a street in the Mission. Kai Kronfeld of @NoshThis is in the background.In his review of Zero Zero, Chronicle critic Michael Bauer seemed to know he'd hyped too far when he busted out the French Laundry in reference to Bruce Hil ... More >>
John BirdsallWilted Dirty Girl kale with house-made lardo, mozzarella, and smoked Provolone, $13.Thursday, September 16, 2010
Robert Lauriston ― who once wrote monthly restaurant reviews for the Weekly, and blogged at SFoodie, though only briefly under my editorship ― told Jonathan Kauff ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Oho! Jay B. at Grub Street interviewed pizzaiolo Anthony Mangieri and finds that the New York transplant now has a firm opening date for his Una Pizza Napoletana on Howard and Eighth St.: Sept. ... More >>
The last 24 hours in rumor, innuendo, and straight-out
facts about restaurant openings and closings in San Francisco.Paolo L. at Inside Scoop finds out that Morimoto Napa (610 Main, Napa, 707-252-1600, www.morimotonapa.com) is set to open as soon as next week. The pitch: Iron Chef Morimoto's res ... More >>
Everyone who writes about food in San Francisco has spent the past year talking about how the city's restaurant scene is downscaling. Evidence: The proliferation of street carts and food trucks, pizza and burgers, and sandwiches of every shade and stripe, not to mention the migration of chefs to ... More >>