Gayle Pirie

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Niloufer Ichaporia King at Omnivore​Niloufer Ichaporia King and My Bombay Kitchen When: Sat., Feb. 26, 3-4 p.m. Where: Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 282-4712 Cost: Free The rundown: Never heard of her? Pity. Niloufer Ichaporia King is the behind-the-scenes bubbe of Bay Area Parsi cooking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Toasting Marion at Foreign Cinema

    beardfoundation/FlickrMarion Cunningham and James Beard, sharing a moment with a couple of pheasants.​Birthday Tribute Dinner to Marion Cunningham Where: Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission (at 21st St.), 648-7600 When: Thu., Feb. 10 Cost: TBD The rundown: Foreign Cinema's annual birthday tribu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Better Than a Ball Drop: New Year's Eve at Foreign Cinema

    ​Sgt. Pepper's New Year at Foreign Cinema Where: Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission (at 21st St.) Cost: First seating (5:30 p.m.), $85 for four courses; second seating (8:30 p.m.), $100 for four courses and a Champagne toast Why it's likely to be special: Following on last year's Star Wars geek-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Show Dogs' Indian-Style Fried Chicken

    John BirdsallShow Dogs' fried chicken, served with house slaw and rosemary Yukon Gold potatoes ($12).​Thursday, September 2, 2010 Brian B./Yelp​Just as they do at Foreign Cinema, Show Dogs' John Clark and Gayle Pirie take inspiration from a cookbook shelf of international influences. Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Niloufer Ichaporia King Helping Out with Brunch at Foreign Cinema, June 26-27

    Laura Folger/NPRNiloufer Ichaporia King.​Last time Niloufer Ichaporia King showed up to do brunch at Foreign Cinema, the city's food insiders sort of lost it. It's happening again. On June 26-27, Foreign Cinema's Gayle Pirie and John Clark are inviting in King, author of My Bombay Kitchen, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Sausage Philanthropy: Show Dogs Hosts Fundraiser for Tenderloin Kids

    ​If you like the notion of eating and drinking to help kids learn, chances are you'll love Show Dogs' Thursday fundraiser for the San Francisco City Academy, the Tenderloin elementary school. The $20 entrance fee gets you mini versions of the house specialties (organic duck and Italian sausage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Gayle Pirie: Foreign Cinema a Birthday Traditon for Marion Cunningham

    Marion Cunningham​Foreign Cinema's Gayle Pirie gave us details about the restaurant's Feb. 11 tribute to Marion Cunningham on the occasion of the author's 88th birthday (the original press release erroneously had it , as previously announced). Cunningham is in frail health (it's been rumored s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Newsom Showing Up at Show Dogs Tomorrow for Something Other Than Lunch

    ​Mayor Gavin Newsom has signaled he'll make an appearance at Show Dogs (1020 Market at Golden Gate) tomorrow, and not just for the onion rings. A source told us the Mayor's Office e-mailed the PR rep for Show Dogs partners (and Foreign Cinema chef/owners) John Clark and Gayle Pirie, letting th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Feasting Out: Star Wars-Themed New Year's Eve Prix Fixe at Foreign Cinema

    Steve RhodesCantina Band​Where: Foreign Cinema 2534 Mission (at 21st St.), 648-7600 When: Thurs., Dec. 31 Time: Seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The deal: May the force be with you: four-course festive menu with Star Wars theme by chef-owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark, plus screenings of S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    The Owners of Foreign Cinema Have Big Plans for the Warfield Building on Market

    The eatery will take up three floors of the historic building.​SF. Business Times reports today that the owners of Mission District eatery Foreign Cinema plan to open a huge, 255-seat restaurant in the vacant Warfield Building at 988 Market (at Taylor), near the Warfield Theater. The restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Foreign Cinema Racks Up a Decade, Wants You to Party with Them

    Foreign CinemaThink of it as a kind of retrospective.​A week from today -- on Thursday, August 20 -- chefs Gayle Pirie, John Clark, and their crew are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Foreign Cinema (2534 Mission at 21st St.) with a blowout fundraiser that starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Show Dogs Unleashes Upscale Wieners on the Tenderloin

    Meredith BrodyA lamb merguez sausage (left) and the 4505 dog.The irony of passing two long soup kitchen lines to sample upscale hot dogs at the new Show Dogs sausage emporium in the Tenderloin didn't escape us. But owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark's Foreign Cinema has had a singularly salubrious e ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 30, 2007

    The Brunch Club

    A little luxury in the a.m., worshiping oysters, smoked salmon, and eggs, eggs, eggs!

  • Dining

    October 29, 2003

    Silver-Screen Suppers

    A witty and irresistible combination of two of our favorite things

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