The San Francisco restaurant scene is constantly plagued with closures. Since the beginning of the year, we've lost solid places such as Masa's, Tommy Toy's, Solstice, Shanghai, Kan Zaman, and Wo Hing General Store. Luckily, S.F. is also blessed with a seemingly endless run of restaurant openings. H ... More >>
All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life.
Want to give and possibly get fed in return? Gifting a Chronicle cookbook may just entice your adorable friend to whip up a batch of Cake Pops or addictive Tartine bread in return. The warm and fuzz ... More >>
Local celeb chef Michael Mina has teamed up with food entrepreneur Tanya Melillo to create a new cooking website and daily email called Cook Taste Eat. The site's concept centers around a weekly, restaurant-quality menu developed by Mina himself, which is broken down into daily recipes highlighted i ... More >>
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 >>
Today, the James Beard Foundation announces the finalists for both its restaurant, book, and journalism awards, often called the "Oscars" of the food world. (Semifinalists for the 2012 restaurant awards were announced on February 21). The foundation is tweeting out the results as we type, so SFoo ... More >>
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 >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
Odd names and taglines: Tablehopper discovers, via Chowhound, that Indo-Bali Cooking Street has opened in the Financial District (343 Kearny at Pine). The Indonesian restaurant is from the former Bangkok ... More >>
Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what is going on with televised cooking. This week: Sweet Genius, a one-hour show about lollipops and death, Thursdays at 10 p.m. on the Food Network.
Oh, hell. It's come to this.
The Food Network sees pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel with his evil bal ... More >>
Producers of food TV don't just care if a guy can cook ― most stars of cooking shows these days have to be hot enough to make viewers' plasmas sweat. Behold, SFoodie's countdown of the eight sexiest male chefs currently taking up space on our DVRs, dudes with the power to sear our tenderloins with ... More >>
The International Association of Culinary Professionals just released its list of finalists for its annual cookbook and journalism awards. Local publishers Chronicle Books, Ten Speed Press, and UC Press all fared well this year, and a number of Bay Area authors were named. Here's the list of loca ... More >>
On last night's premiere of Top Chef Masters, Hubert Keller, executive chef/owner of Fleur de Lys (777 Sutter at Taylor) charmed a gaggle of Girl Scouts and a mess of college students and whipped up the winning meal: Cold Scottish salmon, hardy carrot and petit pea soup with cinnamon croutons, and ... More >>