Charlie Trotter

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Ever-Fancier Valencia Street Gets a Chocolatier Blue

    Another opening on Valencia, another minor moral conundrum. In the space that used to be a quirky, queer-owned vintage shop called Room 4 comes the second S.F. location of Berkeley-based Chocolatier Blue, an upscale confectioner and ice cream shop. If endless gentrification we must have, would that ... More >>

  • Music

    October 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Noise Pop and GraffEats Offer A Culinary Tribute to the Art of the Cover Song

    courtesy of Noise Pop Industries Music and gourmet eats: together at last ​ There's a shared culture between musicians and chefs, says Noise Pop Industries marketing manager Dawson Ludwig, ticking off concrete examples, like getting off work at 2 a.m., and the more esoteric shared sense of undergr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Slow's 'Margherita'

    John BirdsallHeirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil on "puffed flat bread" ($5).​Monday, August 16, 2010 Kyle Anderson isn't the first chef to be gobsmacked by Bay Area farmers' markets. He might, however, be the first to chuck an exec chef gig in Omaha, Neb., to wangle access to produce th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Brenda's Widens, Lil' Chihuahua Spawns, Slow Plots

    ​A summary of the past 24 hours of rumor, innuendo, and straight-up facts about San Francisco restaurant openings and closings. Marcia G. of Tablehopper has a couple of bits of good news. Number one: Brenda's French Soul Food is preparing to expand by renovating the laundromat next door ― which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Charlie Trotter Has No Connection to Chairman Bao. Now Who's Gonna Tell Eddie Huang?

    slavosalt.comDon't blame Charlie.​ In the food fight surrounding the launch of mobile vendor Chairman Bao, one thing had us scratching our head. On Wednesday, email newsletter Urban Daddy suggested a connection between Chairman Bao's managing company Mobi Munch and Chicago superchef Charlie Tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    As Chairman Bao Truck Launches in S.F., NYC Bao Maker Calls for Boycott

    Chairman Bao soft-launched this week in SOMA. New York's Baohaus says it stole the name of their signature item.​Looks like San Francisco is shaping up as ground zero of a new bicoastal bao war. This week, slick street-food startup Chairman Bao ― a mobile food truck devoted to Chinese buns ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Last Night: Mission Street Food Mash-Up Night

    (Palermo vs. Tokyo by Chef Ian Muntzert)Notes and Photos by Tamara Palmer We've written previously of our love of Mission Street Food, the brainchild of Bar Tartine line chef Anthony Myint that began life as a truck in October and now takes place most Thursday nights at Lung Shan (2234 Mission). Gu ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 18, 2005

    Never a Feckless Eater

    Talking to R.W. Apple Jr. about Apple's America over lunch

  • Dining

    May 5, 2004

    Hits and Myths

    A fancy Greek restaurant explodes our expectations of cheap, unmemorable fare

  • Dining

    January 1, 2003


    Unexpectedly underwhelmed at Roxanne's

  • Dining

    March 6, 2002

    Do You Want to Touch My Monkey?

    The new Marina restaurant with the very strange name

  • Dining

    June 2, 1999
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