When Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza, the couple behind San Francisco's popular State Bird Provisions, entered the packed media room at last night's James Beard Foundation Awards at Lincoln Center in New York, they were quickly devoured by a hungry press corps like some tiny little quail. And wit ... More >>
Jetsetting Chef Adam Dulye of Abbot's Cellar and Monk's Kettle recently had the honor of traveling to the Dogfish Head brewery to create a special beer in honor of James Beard (of the legendary James Beard Foundation Awards). Before we go any further, let's be clear -- the James Beard Awards are no ... More >>
Share Our Strength Dinner
Where: Spruce, 3640 Sacramento (at Spruce), 931-5100
When: Tues., Jan. 22, 6 p.m.
The rundown: Give us the chance to see celeb chefs (including Food Network alum Amanda Freitag) and taste a sweet chocolate cremeaux from Belinda Leong and we'll find a way to pu ... More >>
Last week the U.S. Department of State announced the first-ever American Chef Corps as part of the new Diplomatic Culinary Partnership initiative with the James Beard Foundation. We caught up with one of the five Bay Area members, Emily Luchetti, executive pastry chef of Waterbar and Farallon and ch ... More >>
The full list of chefs participating in the U.S. Department of State's new Diplomatic Culinary Partnership initiative was announced a few days ago to much media fanfare. To be clear, I think it's fantastic that the State Department has partnered with the James Beard Foundation and created a roster o ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, 3 Days to Open, a one-hour show about empires crumbling to dust, Fridays at 10 p.m. on the Food Network.
In the past few years the Food Network's programming moved from the time-honored strategy of having people c ... More >>
Any good San Franciscan knows how to muse over a cup of coffee. We can't help but remembering fondly the coffee drinkers at Four Barrel who continued sipping obliviously as two burglars used this hipster hotspot as an attempted escape route last November. I've sat in many a coffee shop, eavesdr ... More >>
Casa Sanchez has long been home of the "taco tattoo" story. If you get a tattoo of "Jimmy the Cornman" riding his corn on the cob rocket, you get free lunch for life. Pretty good deal, especially considering that Casa Sanchez brand tortilla chips and fresh salsa are now the highest selling chip ... More >>
Organizers of the 8th annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration, the largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the country, promise the event will allow visitors from around the world to come together in the greatest cultural exchange humanity has yet come yup with: eating.
A smorgasbord of f ... More >>
Cindy Pawlcyn's latest cookbook, Cindy's Supper Club: Meals from Around the World to Share with Family and Friends, takes readers on a sophisticated and diverse culinary journey around the world. The book highlights menus from a weekly informal supper club that Cindy hosts at her restaurant in ... More >>
The charismatic, culinary tornado and executive chef at Incanto with a James Beard Award nomination this year, Chris Cosentino has built his reputation as a loud, meat-fueled, barely unofficial offal spokesperson whose menus run rich with pork fat. His nose-to-tail crusade is showcased at his Boccal ... More >>
Today, the James Beard Foundation announces the finalists for both its restaurant, book, and journalism awards, often called the "Oscars" of the food world. (Semifinalists for the 2012 restaurant awards were announced on February 21). The foundation is tweeting out the results as we type, so SFoo ... More >>
The day has come for the James Beard Foundation to announce the semifinalists for the 2012 Restaurant Awards. As SFoodie has written before, the finals can resemble the Oscars in that they're often career awards rather than a measure of how the nominees are performing at this very moment. Tha ... More >>
darindines.comBar Agricole took home the honors for Outstanding Restaurant Design at Monday night's James Beard Foundation Awards in New York, which makes this a fine time to toast the splendor of the SOMA spot. The tequila cocktail is so good it doesn't need a name other than Tequila Cocktai ... More >>
Friday night was the first of the James Beard Foundation's two national awards galas this year. This one celebrated the media, with awards given out for television shows, print and online journalism, and cookbooks. There were upsets (Jonathan Gold only took home one one of the three awards he was ... More >>
UbuntuJames Beard Rising Star Chef finalist Aaron London.When Ubuntu opened in 2007, there was great fanfare across the land. Jeremy Fox was the undisputed king of vegetables, and the restaurant topped pretty much every Best Of list. Critics (literally?) crapped their pants over its amazingne ... More >>
mikl-em/FlickrJorg Rupf, left, and Lance Winters.Cocktails 101: St. George Spirits
Where: Ferry Building Marketplace, CUESA Dacor Teaching Kitchen, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero)
When: Sat., March 5, 2-4 p.m.
The rundown: You might want to block out Saturday night for watchin ... More >>
X-Ray Press plays Hemlock Tavern this Saturday There's plenty to do this weekend -- even a few things as enticing as the free party thrown tonight by this very blog, All Shook Down. (Hehe.) Here's our list of 10 things (or, um, ours plus nine) to do this weekend for less than the price of a bottl ... More >>