Eddie Lau

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Prime Your Palate for Litquake's Food Events

    Every year, Litquake brings together a veritable orgy of events for writers and readers, and anyone whose soul is a little bit thirsty for some literary juice or a chance to worship at Dave Eggers' feet. This year there are some seriously stellar-sounding food events programmed into the lineup as we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Eastern Addition Previews The Summit's Return

    Desi Danganan, Tim Luym, and Jacobo Juarez are among the crew who have spearheaded a new pop-up dinner series called Eastern Addition. Luym previously worked as a chef for Poleng Lounge, the now defunct Western Addition restaurant and club owned by Danganan; he now is consulting chef for the Attic i ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 30, 2011
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    November 30, 2011

    Dux Lets Chef Eddie Lau Play Theoretician in the Kitchen

    ​Right now, every Sunday, a group of eight diners assembles at the bar at the Summit to participate in a combination prix-fixe dinner, art project, and science experiment. We're now in the third six-week series of Eddie Lau's Dux popup dinners, in which the chef and blogger (aka Hot Food Porn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Eddie Lau Talks About Dux

    ​Eddie Lau made a name for himself in the San Francisco food scene as a forthright, witty blogger before becoming chef of the Summit last fall. He's been supplementing his work at the cafe by hosting a series of elaborate, experimental dinners called Dux, which I reviewed in the paper this week. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Styles-Bending Beer Dinner at The Summit

    Beer and NoshJesse Friedman.​Outside the Lines Where: The Summit, 780 Valencia (at 19th St.), 861-5330 When: Mon., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Cost: $100 (includes tax and service); a portion of the proceeds is slated for The Food Pantry The rundown: We're a city that likes the notion rule-breaking, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Poleng Lounge Tribute Dinner

    The Summit​Casa Poleng Lives! Where: The Summit, 780 Valencia (at 19th St.), 861-5330 When: Sat., Jan. 29; dinner 6-9 p.m., afterparty 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost: $25 for dinner; afterparty free (RSVP required) The rundown: The closure of Poleng Lounge last year was a bummer for all kinds of re ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 13, 2010
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    October 6, 2010

    The Summit's 28 Hour Short Rib Sandwich

    John Birdsall28 hour short rib sandwich on house-baked weck, $8.50.​Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Desi Danganan's week-old third place all-day hangout on Valencia aims to be, well, whatever you want it to be: morning coffee house, daytime port for essential FB updates, dinner place, dessert salo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    The Summit Unlocks Doors of Ambition

    Doug ZimmermanThe Summit (left) shares space with tech start-up incubator I/O Ventures.​We checked out yesterday's grand opening of the Summit well into an ambitious 18-hour day (it's open seven days a week, but from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday). Right away, we found the space fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Menu Wording That Fails

    John Birdsall​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. What's the right language for menus? As Hot Food Porn's Eddie Lau preps menu concepts for the Summit (he's signed on as chef), he ponders the proper wording. Lau: There have been instances where menus have been an undeniable factor in restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Doggy Bag: Hot Food Porn's Real-Deal Guide to Chinese New Year

    YoungCannell/FlickrGotta have 'em: Chinese sesame beignets.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Food money: Via Hot Food Porn's Eddie Lau: The real guide to Chinese New Year food traditions. "Let me help you avoid the bunch of cliché online drivel regarding Chinese restaurant specialties a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Doggy Bag: Last Days at Poleng

    Lingering ghosts: Poleng in open-er times.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Funeral service: Hot Food Porn blogger Eddie Lau returned to Poleng Lounge last weekend for three days to, as he phrases it, "sunset" the place (Lau once cooked there). Poleng broke down its kitchen for good after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Doggy Bag: You're Only as Pretty as You Peel

    Hot Food PornFreakin' gorgeous.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Fruity: On Tuesday, Hot Food Porn's Eddie Lau took a stand for ugly fruits: the scarred cherries, tangerines shaped like half-deflated soccer balls, and gnarled pears that, differently abled though they may be, can taste ridi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Teeny Dishes, Oysters, Meat, and Happy Chefs: The Month in SFoodie

    Here are some highlights from the past month in SFoodie, in case you missed 'em:• We launched our new series of Twitter-sized recipes from local chefs, challenging them to create a dish in 140 characters. Check out these itty bitty instructions for Pig's Head Mu-Shu from Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats, E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Twitter-Sized Recipes, Pt. 3: Eddie Lau

    We continue our experiment of challenging local chefs to create recipes that fit in the 140-character space normally reserved for Twitter with an idea from Eddie Lau. Since moving to the Bay Area from his native Boston, Lau has worked for Orson and Poleng Lounge, still cooks for events and private o ... More >>

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