Stroll, shop, repeat: with La Fromagerie moving into the same 'hood as Mr. and Miscellaneous, Poco Dolce and Little Nib, this increasingly morphing Third Street area is becoming an easy stop for gourmet goods. It's easy to get cheesy at La Fromagerie, which is housed in a light, sweet spot. The peti ... More >>
Cracking into the year's umpteenth portion of burrata (fresh cheese made of mozzarella and cream), this time over frybread at State Bird Provisions the other night, and a trendy thought occurred. Like sliders or tacos, burrata has officially achieved near-ubiquity on San Francisco menus. But unlike ... More >>
Angelina's Café, nestled on California and 22nd Avenue, is one of the Richmond District's hidden gems. Bustling with a lively and spirited neighborhood vibe, Angelina's is the perfect place to venture when you have a hankering for a mouthwatering sandwich, side dish, and soda pop.
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What's better than a giant meatball? A giant meatball topped with burrata, of course.
For the uninitiated, burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made with mozzarella and cream. Once you punch through an outer membrane of mozzarella, this sweet, creamy, cheesy deliciousness oozes out. "Life-changing" is ... More >>
Lara HataChalk mural at Mission Cheese.This week, guest critic Jesse Hirsch reviews Mission Cheese, the tiny Valencia-street store devoted to the artisanal and the whiffy:
It ranges from stinky to mild, chèvre to raw cow, burrata to aged cheddar. [Sarah] Dvorak, a self-styled cheese advocate wi ... More >>
Mac 'n' cheese grilled cheese, if you please.Carina OstTillamook cheese kicked off its S.F. Loaf Love Tour with a stop at, duh, the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen.
The American's Commander-in-Cheese, Heidi, got the party started with a reveal of its new sandwich, the mac 'n' cheese grilled ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.
rivalhedgehogs.com1. A little history for you. Yesterday, I was looking up Jack Shelton, the "famous restaurant critic" listed on the Bill's Place burger menu, to find out more a ... More >>
pengrin™/FlickrSonoma County Gravenstein.An orchard of ancient Gravenstein apples ― prized for their ability to tart and plump up a pie by Jonathan Kauffman ― will be the setting for a fall tasting next month in Healdsburg. The three-hour event at Gina's Orchard is heavy on samples of s ... More >>
Death by dairy: Mac Battle Royale w/CheeseIt's been more than 24 hours since SF Food Wars held its inaugural cooking competition at Stable Cafe (2128 Folsom at 17th St.). Even a day later, I am still weighted with quease for cheese, slogging through the day in a carbohydrate haze. When orga ... More >>
Amarena cherries and Blu del Moncenisio cheese await enrobing for the Red, White & Blu course.A recent afternoon at the headquarters of confectioner Recchiuti provided definitive proof that, in the right hands, chocolate and cheese do go together. As part of his mostly sold-out Tas ... More >>
Ike's Place (3506 16th St. at Sanchez, 553-6888) makes the heartiest sandwiches you ever wrapped your mouth around, many under eight bucks and almost all with wacky monikers like Do You Smell What Barack is Cooking? (BBQ ribeye and smoked gouda). You'd never know it from BAF's girlish figure, ... More >>
The French are jealousGluttonously creative San Francisco's answer to the Tour de France, the Tour de Fromage is sure to be the highlight of the numerous "chain of events" hosted by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition."The ride will be moderately difficult: Around 10 to 15 miles, but at a leisurely ... More >>
If you've been longing to try the cooking of chef Nate Appleman (maybe even more so now that he's been anointed 2009's Rising Star Chef by the recent James Beard Awards), but have been reluctant because of SPQR's no reservations policy, why not try them for brunch on Mother's Day? (Mothers welcome, ... More >>
For fans of Bar Bambino's Italian fare, or others who've never visited the place, there's a rare opportunity to sample it on Easter Sunday, April 12 -- at a time when the restaurant is normally closed -- for a luxurious-sounding three-course meal the restaurant is calling brunch.Taking full advantag ... More >>
If you spend a few minutes talking to head cheesemonger Colin Shaff of Mission Italian spot Bar Bambino (2931 16th St. at South Van Ness), there's no doubt he takes cheese just as seriously as he takes wine, which makes the bar's upcoming Cheese Wine Tasting all the more alluring. After a successf ... More >>
Grilled Cheese Invitational
February 21, 2009
The 2nd annual Northern California regional championship of the Grilled Cheese Invitational was held outdoors for the first time, the smells of sizzling sandwiches wafting out across Dolores Park. Anyone could enter and make a sandwich ... More >>