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  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Congrats to the Bay Area's 20 James Beard Award 2014 Nominees

    The James Beard Foundation Award finalists came out this morning, and the Bay Area has a strong showing in several categories. State Bird Provisions chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski got a nod for regional Best Chef along with Corey Lee from Benu and Daniel Patterson for Coi; A16 got recogniz ... More >>

  • News

    December 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Chef Daniel Boulud on Where He Plans to Go During Next Week's S.F. Book Tour

    World-renowned French chef Daniel Boulud first visited our fair city in 1981 and by all accounts was a fan (more on that soon). Now he oversees an empire of restaurants in New York, Miami, Palm Beach, London, Toronto, Montreal, Beijing, and Singapore, though is based mainly in New York. Chef Boulud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Lucky Peach Announces Split From McSweeney's

    Quarterly food journal Lucky Peach announced today that it's splitting from local publisher McSweeney's. The journal launched in 2011 as a co-publishing venture with McSweeney's, also publisher of The Believer and a number of cookbooks, and has since grown to a circulation of 100,000 and won a numbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Take a Gander at the New Lucky Peach Guide to Dim Sum

    Over the weekend Buzzfeed published an online version of S.F.-based Lucky Peach magazine's new guide to dim sum, which appears in the latest issue (number 5) all about Chinatown. The online version is pretty damn comprehensive, with plenty of text and a complicated classification system involving ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Haven't Started Christmas Shopping? 21 Last-Minute Gift Ideas

    If you haven't begun searching for presents for your friends and loved ones yet, we're not going to judge you exactly, but man, you better get on it this weekend. Luckily, you have us to help. All December SFoodie has been coming up with ideas for local, food-related presents and hostess gifts that ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    S'well Bottle Keeps The Hot Side Hot and The Cool Side Cool

    All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. The news always has us so panicked about what type of reusable bottle we can keep our hot or cold beverages in that it's easy not to bother having one at all, but the S'well Bottle ($44) from Alite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Treat Your Favorite Carnivore to the Gift of 4505 Meats

    All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. Friends, around the holidays, we understand the need to get cozy and ring in the celebrations with certain holiday fare. You will attempt to get snuggly with hot chocolate, mulled cider, and hot tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    The Local Foods Wheel Keeps You in Season

    The Local Foods Wheel launched in San Francisco in 2006. It's a handy visual and educational devise to stay seasonal with what's fresh within a 150-mile radius of the city. Right now, that means foods such as chicories, sunchokes, venison, kohlrabi, cardoons, persimmons, and (sadly for us, because t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Gama Go Brings Cute Overload to The Kitchen

    Gama Go should seriously not be allowed to have such cute products. It's like a willful impulse buy-provoking temptress. And nowhere is this San Francisco company more guilty of cute overload than in the kitchen department. Any one of the items ($8-20) would make for a memorable, lighthearted, and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Meatpaper, Lucky Peach and Gastronomica Keep Print Magazines Alive

    All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. Not only is print still alive, three of the most compelling food magazines in the country are published right here in the Bay Area. A subscription to Meatpaper ($28 for four issues) and/or Lucky Pea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Lucky Peach Issue 3, Cooks & Chefs, Release Party

    What: McSweeney's Food Quarterly Lucky Peach Issue 3, "Cooks & Chefs" Release PartyWhere: The hidden climes of Secret Alley ... 180 Capp St.When: Fri., March 13th, 7-11 p.m.Cost: $8 for magazine subscribers, $12 for laypeopleThe Rundown: Esteemed local publisher McSweeney's has done a bang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Don't Worry About the Future of the Cookbook

    Is this the future of cookbooks? (Cross your fingers.)​Yesterday, the New York edition of Grub Street published a great essay by Hugh Merwin on the bright future of cookbooks, even as more and more readers are switching to e-readers and bookstores are flailing. Cookbook sales are still strong, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Mission Street Food Book Launches

    ​ission Street Food's restaurant memoir-cookbook, which officially launches tomorrow with a party at the Make-Ot Room, is remarkably modest. The word shitshow appears quite a few times, the intro to the recipe section includes the disclaimer "What follows will not impress every chef out there..." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Tonight: Drink With David Chang

    ​Lucky Peach Launch Party Where: Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St. (at Mission), 647-2888 When: Tonight, 7 p.m. Cost: $10 The rundown: We all know David Chang has said some not-nice things about Bay Area cuisine, but he was just funning, and tonight he wants to party with you! He's launching hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Unborn Babies Found with Bt, David Chang Picks iPads Over TVs

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Farming pays? According to an article in the Bay Citizen, despite a drought and a recession, California farmers earned record profits from 2007 to 2009, provoking an uptick in far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Meet Appetites, an Interactive Cooking Show for the iPad

    ​It's been 10 months since the iPad launched, and companies are still figuring out how to tailor apps to the notepad computer. Many have simply enlarged existing, text-based iPhone apps or have treated the iPad as an electronic version of a glossy magazine. A new generation of iPad apps is finall ... More >>

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