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Jan Birnbaum

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    It's Pumpkin Season! 10 Ways to Celebrate

    Pumpkin season is firmly underway, and it's a relief to know that the fine restaurants of San Francisco are exploring the ingredient's beautiful versatility rather than just reaching for a can opener. It's being used in sweet as well as savory applications and is even finding its way into a cocktail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Behold Epic Roasthouse's Explosion Burger

    Epic Roasthouse reintroduced limited lunch service (Wednesdays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) last week after a hiatus of a few years. We dropped in yesterday to give it a try and gravitated toward chef Jan Birnbaum's Explosion Burger ($20), which is also now Epic's only burger and av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Valentine's Out: Epic Roasthouse

    foodnut.com/Flickr​Animal Style Where: Epic Roasthouse, 369 Embarcadero (at Folsom), 369-9955 When: Mon., Feb. 14 Cost: $85 for four courses; $55 extra for optional wine pairings Why it's likely to be special: Nothing's more carnal than meat, and executive chef Jan Birnbaum has worked out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Saturday: High on the Hog at Epic Roasthouse

    Meatmeister/FlickrScene from last year's Epic roast.​The ceremonial cooking of swine has reached near-Lord of the Flies ritualism in this town ― witness the annual High on the Hog party at Epic Roasthouse this Saturday. Exec chef Jan Birnbaum is overseeing a menu that preserves some pork par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Fish & Farm's Chad Newton: The SFoodie Interview

    C. NewtonChad Newton: Wants Gordon to keep yelling.​Growing up in Mountain View, Chad Newton got a taste of restaurant glory via family trips to Stars, Jeremiah Tower's watershed Cali brasserie. "I used to always gravitate toward the regular menu, not the kid's menu," Newton said. He graduated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Former Lark Creek Chef Now Behind the Stoves at Ducca

    Erica Holland-TollErica Holland-Toll has picked up the chef's clipboard at Ducca (50 Third St. at Mission), taking over from Richard Corbo. Holland-Toll's last gig was at Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, which closed in April before a major overhaul (it opened earlier this month as the Tavern at Lark Cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Weeks Before its Relaunch, Lark Creek's Exec Chef Walks Out

    Holland-Toll: No longer on boardWeeks before a planned relaunch built around a casual, value-driven concept, the Larkspur restaurant formerly known as the Lark Creek Inn has lost its executive chef. In an email, Erica Holland-Toll didn't indicate why she stepped down, and told SFoodie her future pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008
  • Dining

    May 28, 2008

    Meat Me at the Roasthouse

    Succulent steaks and sides create an epic dinner.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008
  • Dining

    March 8, 2000

    Side Dish

    ... and the Winner Is, ...Getchyer Peanuts, Wagging Tongues, Celebrity Meat

  • Dining

    January 13, 1999
  • Dining

    March 20, 1996

    There's a Place for Us

    In its quiet beauty, Campton Place, may be the perfect restaurant

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