Cass Calder Smith

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Margherita-ville: Checking Out FiDi's Cupola Pizzeria and Pachino

    Jonathan KauffmanCupola Pizzeria's pizza margherita, $13.50​Generation X seemed to devote a lot of time in our 20s complaining about being in the shadow of the baby boom generation. So I feel a certain empathy for the pizza restaurants that opened over the spring and summer this year, in the shado ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Pizza Orgasmica Swells, Celeb Chefs Break Up

    ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. The Marina Pizza Orgasmica announced to Inside Scoop that it's about to expand into the nail salon next door. SFoodie suggests the pizzeria keep the foot baths warm and bubbling. Orgasmica. (Or g ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 22, 2010
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    December 22, 2010

    Twenty Five Lusk Rolls Out the Grandeur in SOMA

    Lara HataTwenty Five Lusk is money, baby.​Deciding where to come down on Twenty Five Lusk ― the super-money SOMA eatery that launched in October ― depends on your closet, probably. If it harbors a $600 Theory sportcoat, SFoodie would like to introduce you to your new power center. Gap 1969 ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 27, 2010
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    October 21, 2010

    The Short Rib Slider at 25 Lusk

    John BirdsallBraised short rib slider with jus, fried oysters with bacon and brie fondue.​Thursday, October 21, 2010 John Birdsall​You take in the sleekness of 25 Lusk - the smoked mirrors, gleaming Scandinavian fireplaces, and enough slate tiles to strip a Brazilian quarry bare -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Twenty Five Lusk Finishes Construction, Dettmar Out at Flora

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Inside Scoop's Paolo L. has an opening date for Twenty Five Lusk (which is the address): Oct. 16. The lineup: Matthew Dolan, chef; Chad Bourdon, GM; Cass Calder Smith, architect; Cesar Ku ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Opening Day at Barbacco: Rustic Food, Speedy Service, Impeccable Fats

    VinDivine R./FlickrBruschette trio: Simultaneously polished and rustic.​At yesterday's kickoff lunch for Barbacco, GM Umberto Gibin and Chef Staffan Terje watched as their polished second venture packed 'em in at around 1 p.m. Asked how things were going, Gibin replied, "So far, so good." Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    City of Burgers: The Scream-Free Plant Burger

    Come here expecting some sturdy simulacrum of the BOCA, and you're likely to leave pissed. The Embarcadero branch of the Plant opened last Thursday in Pier Three, a stunning, leafy Cass Calder Smith-designed space that brings together the treehugger and the modernist over fresh plates of Califor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Beautifull - and Pricey - in Laurel Village

    A new take-out and eat-in shop called Beautifull (3401 California at Laurel, 728-9080) opened last Thursday in Laurel Village. The space recently housed a Cuban coffeehouse (Cafe Lo Cubano), and before that a beloved neighborhood greasy spoon called Miz Brown's Feed Bag. We dropped in to put th ... More >>

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