David Bazirgan

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    SF Chefs: Nancy Oakes Hosts Female Chefs & Somms; Free Ferry Building Demos

    SF Chefs is back, and the food and cocktail-tastic festival is showing growth: more chances to ogle chefs & good food, more sit down events, and even free farmers' market demos at the Ferry Plaza on Saturdays throughout July. The actual festival takes over Union Square & late night haunts July 28 to ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Top Five Local Chefs to Follow on Instagram

    The photo-sharing social network Instagram has just widened its addicting potential by making member profiles visible on the Internet instead of only via mobile apps. This means that we can enjoy widescreen food porn from some of San Francisco's leading tech-savvy chefs. These are the top five who c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    22 Chefs to Prepare Dinner Tableside for Tibet

    Tibetan Aid Project Taste & Tribute Where: Four Seasons Hotel (757 Market St.), 510-848-4238 When: Fri., Nov. 16, 5 p.m. Cost: $350 (purchase in advance here) The rundown: Tibetan Aid Project hosts this annual fundraiser dinner celebration to raise funds for rebuilding and protecting the endangered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    It's Pumpkin Season! 10 Ways to Celebrate

    Pumpkin season is firmly underway, and it's a relief to know that the fine restaurants of San Francisco are exploring the ingredient's beautiful versatility rather than just reaching for a can opener. It's being used in sweet as well as savory applications and is even finding its way into a cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    No. 41: Fifth Floor's Burger

    ​SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​The premium burger may just be the defining dish of the past decade: You can accuse it of being winkingly populist, but it's popular nonetheless. You can criticize it as a case of needless upscaling -- and in fact, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Fifth Floor's David Bazirgan: 'I haven't had this much fun cooking, ever'

    Fifth FloorDavid Bazirgan, chef of Fifth Floor.​En route to writing about Fifth Floor, the subject of this week's full-length restaurant review, I talked to David Bazirgan, who's been the chef of the restaurant since November. What I wanted to know: In the era of the small, idiosyncratic restauran ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 10, 2011
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    August 10, 2011

    Fifth Floor: Keeping the Hotel Restaurant Fresh

     Kimberly SandieFifth Floor's pork shoulder (left) and pork belly with peaches, bourbon foam, and, well, a whole lot of stuff.​Most of the news about hotel restaurants in San Francisco these days isn't gushy. The Ritz-Carlton is reformulating its high-end restaurant, Michael Mina moved his fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Reality Cooks, Our Favorite Dive Bar Folds, and More Chef Pop Ups

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. All cooks seeking reality show fame should show up at Ducca tomorrow. The Feast shares that the producers of Top Chef will be at the Italian restaurant for the casting of a new cooking-themed show for B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Cochon 555 Brings Porcine Pleasures to San Francisco

    Jason HenryRavi Kapur's Game Plan includes chocolate blood cake.​On Sunday, June 5, a sold out crowd of pig enthusiasts descended upon Cochon 555 to enjoy upwards of 50 different dead pig preparations and crown S.F.'s Prince of Pork. Pig-shaped balloons led the way into the Julia Morgan Ballro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    The Brixton Ratchets Up the Opening Buzz, Sea Salt Loses Its Founding Chef

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Urban Daddy is first to call an opening day ― Friday ― for The Brixton (2140 Union, at Webster, 409-1114, The pitch: Britrock-themed bar with pubby-sounding food from Michel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Chotto Brings Izakaya Fare to the Marina; Chez Papa Resto Names New Chef (and Some Random Ike's News)

    ​ ​The past 48 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.According to Paolo L. of Inside Scoop, an izakaya to be named Chotto (3317 Steiner) is taking the place of Three Seasons, the Vietnamese restaurant that closed last week. It hopes to open mid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Smokin' Warehouse Flares Up, Tataki Heads South

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Thrillist reports that yesterday was day one for Smokin' Warehouse Barbecue (1465 Carroll Ave., 648-8881). The pitch: All your favorite smoked meats, plus coffee and breakfast dishes in the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Drink Up Without Going Bust -- It's Wine Night at Chez Papa Resto

    andrej o./YelpNo need to stick to water.​Chez Papa Resto (4 Mint Plaza at Fifth St.) is continuing its wine nights, Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Corkage is waived, and top-shelf bottles selected by wine director George Aknin are up to 55 percent off -- ask for advice, should you f ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 18, 2009

    Father in the Black

    Chez Papa Resto offers a modern take on classic French fare, with prices suitable to current concerns.

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    July 10, 2008
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