Efficiency is sometimes adorable. Vineyards run by environmentally conscious folks sometimes use sheep to trim weeds between the rows and nibble of sucker shoots from the bottom of the vine. Baby doll sheep seem to be the beast of choice since their diminutive size and limited mouth elevation keeps ... More >>
Wether you have $4,000 or $95 to spend on your Burgundy education, La Paulée has an option for you.
You probably can't go further toward an extreme Burgundy education and experience than through a ticket ($4,000) to La Paulée de San Francisco's Legends Dinner at the Napa Valley Reserve. ... More >>
Right before today's review of AQ ran, I had a quick chance to talk to its chef, Mark Liberman. Before coming to San Francisco in 2007, Liberman staged at Daniel Boulud's Daniel and cooked for Joël Robuchon at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas.
SFoodie: How'd you end up in San Francisco ... More >>
Ever dated a chef? It can be a dysfunctional slog: enabling his 12-hour work days, waking up at 1 a.m. to a kitchen of his work buddies doing Fernet shots around the dinette, and living through the perennial reek of garlic on his fingers. But seriously? We'd put up with all of it -- every last blast ... More >>
ModelMayhemMaybe he should've stuck with modeling. Or not.S.F.'s own Mattin Noblia, chef-proprietor of Iluna Basque, did not cover himself with glory (or even the tricoleur) in last night's French-themed episode of Top Chef.
The escargot Quickfire challenge pleased him: "I feel good," he sa ... More >>
Throughout my television-viewing life there have been certain programs that I've obsessed over, planned my schedule around, discussed with my fellow zealots over water cooler and barstool and, in short, made a point to watch without fail, but nowadays there's only one show I can't live without, Top ... More >>
By Meredith Brody
You may have noticed that there's precious little new stuff to watch during the holidays - a period which The New York Times describes as "a profound holiday slumber of repeats and musical specials." But we can't even find any musical specials, and are reduced to re-watching A Co ... More >>