Joanne Weir

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Why We Love KGO Radio Host Gene Burns

    Radio god Gene Burns passed away in San Francisco this weekend at age 72; his health had been declining in recent years due to a series of strokes. Many eaters faithfully tuned into the popular Dining Around with Gene Burns radio program on KGO on Saturdays to hear him interview chefs and food perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Where to Drag Your Hungover Self to Brunch on New Year's Day

    The Atlantic published a fun rant today: The Worst Holiday: New Year's Eve Is Over-hyped and Anti-Climactic. We tend to agree. While other countries have long lists of traditions, feasts, and prescribed foods, Americans don't have much besides drinking and watching the ball drop while Kathy Griffin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    See Food: A Guide to Local Culinary Television

    The successes of the Food Network and the Top Chef franchise have opened the doors for more food-related television both locally and nationally. Fortunately, with the assistance of DVRs and the fact that certain stations screen full episodes online, gone are the days when you'd have to wait until th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Fall Book Preview: 5 Local Food Titles to Anticipate

    When it comes to food-centric books, the Bay Area is a publishing powerhouse, and this fall is no exception. Here are the titles we're most anticipating this season, presented in chronological order: The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes by James Freeman, Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    West Coast Deserves More Love in State Department's New American Chef Corps

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Drink of the Week: Prado at Copita

    The power of food to transport us with flavors and smells is what makes eating and drinking such a personal experience. It is what endeared me to the lively and cozy Copita Tequileria y Comida in Sausalito. Sitting at the bar takes me to the beaches of Jalisco, Mexico, where a yearly tradition with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Summer School: Eat and Drink Tequila with Joanne Weir

    ​Where: The Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, 1161 Mission (at Eighth st.), Suite 120 When: Wed., June 8, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $75 through Eventbrite The Rundown: Joanne Weir, local celebrity chef and host of PBS television series Joanne Weir's Cooking Class is teaming up with bartenders Ronaldo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Joanne Weir, Looking in the City ― with Lunch

    eekim/FlickrJoanne Weir (second from left) and a lot of strangers at Mijita in the Ferry Building.​We first met Joanne Weir in the fall of 2002. No, not in person. We were avid watchers of KQED's Saturday morning cooking shows then, and the only thing half as funny as Julia Child and Jacques P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Joanne Weir To Host a Tequila-Drenched Dinner and Book Event in Palo Alto

    ​Here's a cookbook event with a thirst-quenching twist. This Thursday, Palo Alto restaurant Reposado (236 Hamilton at Ramona) will host a special tequila chef-author dinner with TV personality Joanne Weir. She's the author of 17 cookbooks, hosts the TV series Joanne Weir's Cooking Class, and w ... 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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    July 29, 2009
  • Dining

    January 9, 2002

    Bringing Back Bongo Bongo

    Trader Vic's comes to Palo Alto

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