Joanna Karlinsky

  • Dining

    April 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Noir Lounge in Hayes Valley is Open and Showing the Giants Game Tonight

    Hey, you know how baseball season just started? Well, if you want to multitask and combine the Giants' second game with a visit to a new spot before your friends, get thee to the brand new Noir Lounge in Hayes Valley. The wine bar has a movie theater theme and is in a bit of a transition thanks to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Cedar Hill and Super Duper Open This Week, So Long Spot Bagel, and La Cocina Success Stories

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. BBQ and burgers in the Marina: Urban Daddy rounds up the news of a brisket and ribs place, Cedar Hill, soft opening this Thursday. The Texas-styled joint even shipped its smoker in from the Lone Star stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    The Corner, the Mission's Pop-Up Host, Shut Down

    Janine KahnThe Corner.​Last year, when a scandal left The Corner without a chef, forcing it to close, then-manager Justin Glennon convinced owner Philip Bellber, owner of Cha Cha Cha and Boogaloo's, to reanimate the space as a host for popup restaurants. The weekly schedule has included barbecue, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Joanna Karlinsky and Popups Take Over Food at the Winemakers' Speakeasy

    Joanna Karlinsky/FacebookJoanna Karlinsky, in her Meetinghouse days.​Joanna Karlinsky, former chef-owner of Pacific Heights' much-loved Meetinghouse, has been looking for a permanent venue since closing up Sweet Jo's, her cafe in the Presidio JCC, last year. For the past two months, she's been ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Sweet Jo's Leaves the JCC, the Lineup Lives Again

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. In sad news for JCC members, Inside Scoop reports that Joanna Karlinsky and Victoria Smiser will be closing Sweet Jo's, their food court in the Center, in a few weeks. SFoodie has seen severa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Ghirardelli Uncorked Tasting a Benefit for La Cocina

    amanda naida/FlickrWear your bling.​We don't often take visiting relatives' word for it, but seriously, there is more to Ghirardelli Square than shivering sunburned tourists, killer views, and scrumptious sundaes. At next weekend's La Cocina-hosted wine festival Uncorked, Ghirardelli might be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Sweets Makers Taking Orders for Passover Matzo Desserts, Disagree on Spelling

    Emily Stone/seriouseats.comCharles' chocolate-covered matzah: A recipe for love?​The first seder of the week-long Passover holiday is Monday, March 29. Act now, and you won't be limited to whatever sad-looking last-minute macaroons are left on the Safeway shelf for that all-important unleavene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    If You Went to the Bathroom at Baker & Banker ...

    Perhaps the only bathroom art Thomas Keller has ever signed. ​... you probably noticed the framed menus that tile the walls, a sort of miniature salon for the educated diner. When I called up Jeff Banker before filing this week's review of the Pacific Heights bistro, I asked the chef about the gal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Hair of the Dog: Apocalypse Busters at Sweet Jo's in the JCC

    C. AlburgerThe Dr. Peter Venkman of breakfast sandwiches?​Most of us have our preferred poison, be it PBR, Pinot, or mixology's latest love child. For mornings after one or 10 too many, SFoodie offers Hair of the Dog, our weekly recommendation on where to run when a hangover calls. Hey, it hap ... More >>

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    September 4, 1996
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    May 8, 1996

    Walking the Beat

    At the Meetinghouse, the owner makes the rounds -- but leave your cell phone at home, please

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