Few chefs have lived through modern pastry's evolution like Nicole Plue has. From an externship in the early '90s at Masa's that touched her like a calling, to opening the pastry department at Eleven Madison Park in New York, developing recipes for Martha Stewart Living, and refining a California st ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Thrillist.comMatt Brimer.Burger porn: SFoodie doesn't always know what dude-food newsletter Thrillist is talking about, but this morning's message is clear as, um ― clarified butter. Mav ... More >>
Neeta Lind/FlickrA $43 wine should deliver brilliance, and Romililly Pinot Noir does. This is the 2006.I certainly appreciate a good deal on wine, and try to expose as many bargains as I can. But as a wine lover, sometimes you just want the comfort of a treasured favorite, whether or not you ... More >>
Third Annual Cannabis CupJoseph SchellCafe CocomoTuesday, Nov. 10, 2009Better than: I don't remember.Imagine a place where everyone around you is smiling and laughing--where warm oozy chocolate waterfalls flow like water, and all the snacks are bite-sized. Oh yeah, and you're high. Really really hig ... More >>
Erica Holland-TollErica Holland-Toll has picked up the chef's clipboard at Ducca (50 Third St. at Mission), taking over from Richard Corbo. Holland-Toll's last gig was at Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, which closed in April before a major overhaul (it opened earlier this month as the Tavern at Lark Cre ... More >>
Holland-Toll: No longer on boardWeeks before a planned relaunch built around a casual, value-driven concept, the Larkspur restaurant formerly known as the Lark Creek Inn has lost its executive chef. In an email, Erica Holland-Toll didn't indicate why she stepped down, and told SFoodie her future pla ... More >>
Fellow SFoodie blogger Tamara Palmer and I were headed up to the Culinary Institute of America's Napa Valley campus in St. Helena, aka Greystone, to attend a seminar on Japanese food.But the fertile springtime valley held a number of other temptations, and we were determined to sample as many as tim ... More >>
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The who's who at the opening of the Clift Hotel
The Safari West wildlife reserve is like a bit of Africa in the Bay Area
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The mutated sounds of the Oranj Mancinis
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Small arts groups want the city to stop favoring the Gang of Six
Butterfield's makes a splash with good fresh oysters and grilled fish at calm prices