Bruce Binn

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Better Than a Ball Drop: New Year's Eve at Thermidor

    Lara Hata​Thermidor's NYE Retro Glamour Menu Where: Thermidor, 8 Mint Plaza (at Fifth St.), 896-6500 Cost: First seating (6, 6:30, or 7 p.m.), $85 for four courses; second seating (8:30, 9, or 9:30 p.m.), $95 for four courses plus Champagne toast Why it's likely to be special: New Year's Ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Oh, Snap! The Best San Francisco Food Photos of 2010

    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. Lara Hata​ ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Thermidor: Can Retro Succeed Without Kitsch?

    Lara HataLobster Thermidor: Maybe there's a reason we all stopped eating this?​Thermidor can feel as hard to penetrate as Don Draper's psyche. On one hand, chef Bruce Binn's dinner rolls and baked Alaska and pommes dauphine leave a buttery trail through memory, depositing you smack in the midd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Thermidor's a Throwback to Mid-20th Century Fancy. With Harvey Wallbangers

    Bland exterior, 1960s retro-tastic interior.‚ÄčInside Scoop tipped us off to the fact that Thermidor, Neil Jorgensen and Bruce Binn's new Mint Plaza restaurant, opened Saturday night. The restaurant is now open for drinks and dinner seven days a week, and building momentum slowly: On Saturday, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2009

    Spork Experiments With Sunday Brunch

    Spork (1058 Valencia) is normally open for dinner only, but today it began experimenting with Sunday brunch. It's a cute little spot that used to be a dreaded KFC, the fast-food chain which introduced the spork to America, so chef/owner Bruce Binn chose his restaurant name as a tribute to that par ... More >>

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