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 >>
Gil Riego, Jr.Loretta KellerThere's the quick-to-heat, flash-in-the-pan hawt -- the kind that disappears after too many stints in rehab and plastic surgeons' offices -- and then there's hotness of the long, steady rolling boil variety. Specifically, Loretta Keller, the Helen Mirren of the kitc ... More >>
JardiniereTraci des Jardins - chef/co-owner of JardiniereThis is so hot (unless you are a member of PETA)! If the chef-ladies-who-hunt decide to make a coffee table book about their current hunting adventure in outer Mongolia, SFoodie is all over it. In late June, I got wind of a camping-slash-hunti ... More >>
Douglas Keane Douglas Keane of Cyrus Surprise Winner for Best Chef, Pacific, and Nate Appleman's Third Time is Charm as He Wins Best Rising Star ChefAt last night's James Beard Awards, in something of an upset, Douglas Keane of Cyrus in Healdsburg won Best Chef, Pacific, over fellow nominees Jeremy ... More >>
Jennifer SauerChef Jeremy FoxThe James Beard Awards (popularly known as the Oscars of the food world) will be awarded Monday, May 4. This year all five chefs nominated for the category of Best Chef: Pacific - an area that covers California and Hawaii -- come from the Bay Area: Jeremy Fox of Ubuntu i ... More >>
Dining is unexpectedly hidden under the new planetarium and aquarium in Golden Gate Park.
Loretta Keller's revamp of Bizou, COCO 500, is modern, personal, witty, and exciting
Trader Vic's comes to Palo Alto