Pastry chef Michelle Polzine has been trying to open 20th Century Café in a converted laundromat at Oak and Gough (across the street from Rich Table) for a while -- we wrote recently about the pop-up bake sales she was holding at State Bird Provisions every Sunday. Now she's looking for Kickstarter ... More >>
SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition
The lengths to which chefs like Bar Tartine's Nicolaus Balla are going to ensure the authenticity of their creative vision are reaching the poetic. In age when he could order up an entire menu from Sysco, it's a pre-in ... More >>
Chad RobertsonNick Balla, now of Bar Tartine.
Nicolaus (Nick) Balla made his reputation in San Francisco cooking in Japanese restaurants. The CIA grad ran a restaurant in Michigan before moving out to San Francisco, where he worked in Ozumo before becoming the opening chef of O Izakaya Lounge an ... More >>
Lara HataBar Tartine's Dobos torte with apricots and candied hazelnuts.It's rare for the SF Weekly to re-review restaurants -- small paper, big dining scene. But it was impossible for me to stay away from Bar Tartine after the owners hired a new chef, Nick Balla, who was known for his Japanese fo ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.
Inside Scoop talks to Nick Balla, the former Nombe chef who's taking over the kitchen at Bar Tartine when Chris Kronner leaves, and finds out that under his direction the classically Califo ... More >>
Bikesharing: crazy, right? The expense, the hills, the repairs, the theft -- it seems like it would never, in a million years, work.
Except it does, in plenty of cities from Montreal to Budapest to Washington, D.C. And it's getting a little embarrassing that San Francisco isn't one of them.
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Mother Nature Fights BackAs noted earlier on this page, San Francisco today launches a large-scale test of a new parking system whereby pavement-embedded sensors communicate with each other, a central computer, and parking meters in order to be able to raise prices when empty spaces become scarce ... More >>
The man (right) who fell out of love with Pinot.Our favorite morsels from the blogs.
The blogosphere is a cruel place. That must've occurred to local wine writer W. Blake Gray earlier this week, after the response to his clever piss-off post about falling out of like with Pinot Noir.
Gray, ... More >>