Charlie Hallowell

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    UPDATE: County Fair at Pizzaiolo Canceled

    UPDATE (6/25): The County Fair has been canceled and all refunds have been taken care of. Original entry (6/19): Where's the petition to get county fairs to improve food fare once and for all? Although corn dogs and funnel cakes still give us the warm and fuzzies, we've also trapped ours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Bottle Cap Takes From Blue Plate, the Muppet Show Inspires, and Of Course, More Crepes

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. A couple chef updates. From Grub Street via Tablehopper, we've got the status of Bottle Cap, the restaurant slated to open in three weeks in the former Washington Square Bar & Grill space. Matt Sullivan, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Kim Alter Exits Plate Shop, Oakland Gets a TacoBike, and Place Pigalle Returns

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. That was quick. Inside Scoop reports Kim Alter is already out as executive chef of Sausalito's Plate Shop. Opened in February, Atler took an executive role for the first time, after working in the kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Josey Baker, Itinerant Baker, and His Community-Supported Bread

    Jonathan KauffmanJosey Baker's ginger-rosemary bread, baked in the Pizzaiolo ovens.​ A weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Josey Baker's Yummy Bread Source: joseybakerbread.blogspot.comPrice: $5Toast-appropriateness: 5/10

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Bakesale for Haiti Raises More Than $22K for Medical Aid

    J. BirdsallWell over 1,000 customers bought sweets for earthquake relief.​Saturday's Bakesale for Haiti raised over $22,000 for nonprofit medical aid organization Partners in Health, says event organizer Samin Nosrat. The grand total included a $5,000 match from yoga teacher John Friend, and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    SFoodie's 92: Gin and Tonic from Pizzaiolo/Boot and Shoe Service

    J. Birdsall​As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. Details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Flour Water Pizza Chef Jon Darsky: The SFoodie Interview

    Before he was a pizzaiolo, Darsky scouted talent for the KC Royals.​Go ahead, call Jon Darsky a pizzaiolo, though the Flour Water pizza maker really prefers "dough guy" instead. Since opening last May in the Mission (2401 Harrison at 20th St.), the restaurant has stayed smoking hot, and Dars ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 15, 2006

    Pie High

    At a tiny Delfina spinoff, pizza is optional, cannoli mandatory

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