Jamie Lauren

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    January 13, 2011

    Top Chef: All-Stars, Week 6: Hooked and Gutted

    Bravo TVThe sharks are circling for bait-bro Marcel. ​Last night's Top Chef: All-Stars began with a continuation of douchey Marcel showing his poor sportsmanship. He was drinking gin from the bottle and all up in Dale T.'s face about last week's competition. Ugh, did they forget that this was ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Oh, Snap! The Best San Francisco Food Photos of 2010

    San Francisco's culinary landscape is an ever-changing one, and this past year was no exception. Scores of restaurants opened and closed, events were thrown, and new chefs stepped into the spotlight. Here are some of the most arresting images SF Weekly and SFoodie captured in 2010. Lara Hata​ ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Top Chef: All-Stars: Festival of Losers Brings the Heat

    BravoTVEx-Absinthe chef (and former Top Chef loser) Jamie Lauren.​Last night was the premiere of Top Chef: All-Stars, and it was also the first night of Chanukah. For those of you un-chosen folks, you celebrate the first night by lighting the shamash (helper candle) that will light the first c ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010
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    December 4, 2009

    Next Week: Top Chef Contenders Try to Keep the Magic Alive at Brisbane Book Event

    Feel the burn.​Top Chef has evolved from a way popular TV show to a media entity that launches cooks into fame, complete with charity events, books, and appearances. As proof, consider the arrival of the Top Chef Quickfire Cookbook (Chronicle Books, $29.95) and newly released Top Chef Quickfi ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Feast With a Chef Dream Team (and Support CUESA) at Sunday Supper​Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), the non-profit organization responsible for the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its associated educational programming, will host its largest annual fundraiser in October. Attendees of this year's "Sunday Supper" will sit i ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    ​Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. Street map: At Grub Street, local street food agregator Matt Cohen offers a user guide to both Saturday's looming street food festival on Folsom and next weekend's Eat Real in Oakland. His tips go something like this: seek out unusual stuf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Glitz, Glamour, and the Girl Fight That Almost Was: Who We Saw at SF Chefs.Food.Wine

    M. Ladd Circa's Erik Hopfinger, bearing tasty lamb chops. At the opening reception for SF Chefs.Food.Wine in Union Square last night, several attendees were giggling over reports that horns had trumpeted the appearance of Mayor Gavin Newsom minutes earlier. SFoodie spotted Michael Bauer and ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Our Picks for the Four Hottest Tickets at This Weekend's SF Chefs.Food.Wine. Fest

    ​This weekend's first-ever SF Chefs.Food.Wine culinary festival is a chance to get up close and personal with local food and wine talent through tastings, classes, and even a cocktail contest. The cost might make you balk (ticketed events are $40 and up, day passes $150), but keep in mind that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Ten Gourmet Hot Dogs That'll Make You Sit Up and Beg

    A dog with ketchup and mustard? Nothing wrong with that, but sometimes you crave a bit more refinement than the classic red hot provides. There's a whole of craving going on these days -- gourmet wieners are poised to become a national (even an international) phenom, and that's just fine with u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    What, Already? It's Dine About Town Time Again

    tor tor tor via FlickrSpruce: Get a taste of swanky on the cheapIt feels like the last Dine About Town just ended (it happened back in January), but it's upon us again. Here's a refresher: The San Francisco Convention and Visitors' Bureau organizes this biannual, citywide restaurant promotion now in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Localvore: Bay Area Cravings of the Now

    • Pistachio and lemon linguini: A recipe from New York's Bar Stuzzichini is adapted for easy home cooking from the experts at KQED [Bay Area Bites] • Stuffed artichokes: This simple preparation was shot and styled so beautifully by the Chron (see above) that it practically pops off the page a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    2009 Growers Dinners at Jack Falstaff

    Executive Chef Jonnatan Leiva of Jack Falstaff (398 2nd St.) has planned a whole new set of "Growers Dinners" for 2009 in order to bring diners closer to where their food comes from and the people that are responsible for it, from the farmers to the chefs. We spoke with the affable Leiva back in N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Vittles du Video

    Throughout my television-viewing life there have been certain programs that I've obsessed over, planned my schedule around, discussed with my fellow zealots over water cooler and barstool and, in short, made a point to watch without fail, but nowadays there's only one show I can't live without, Top ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008
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    October 30, 2008
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