Wednesdays are "Butcher Days" at A16, so SFoodie sat down with Wine Director/Owner Shelley Lindgren as cleavers smashed, saws swished, and the butchers worked through one-and-a-half pigs. We, meanwhile, worked through a dozen wines -- and our list of questions for sommeliers -- to help you find A16 ... More >>
backcountry5/FlickrThe place: MarketBar, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero), 434-1100. The hours: Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m. The deals: Two dozen top-shelf tapas at $1.50-$9 per plate plus wine, beer, and cocktail specials. The digs: The Ferry Building's most elegant venue: lots of dark wood and po ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. Canned: Yeah, we're not buying 50-buck bottles of Montepulciano either these days. Beer & Nosh flogs what might be the ultimate Great Recession-buster event: tomorrow's Mission Street Food celebration canned-beer menu -- a summer meal orch ... More >>
This tastes a bit like a rustic old-school Rioja.
By Ella Lawrence I haven’t talked about one of the most important things in a cellar yet: the way things smell. Making wine is so sensual. Without all the touching, smelling, and tasting of the fermenting grapes we would never know what is happening as they journey toward becoming a finished wine ... More >>
Sebastien and his ukelele! By Ella Lawrence Today we crushed our last lot of grapes and it was a little bittersweet. Sebastien wiped a fake tear from his eye and sniffed, “It all happens so fast!” over our celebratory lunch at Bistro Ralph’s. It seems as though we did everything to prolong t ... More >>
By Ella Lawrence After a month of winemaking, I suddenly have enough energy to do other things besides tumble into bed after throwing my sweaty, grape skin-smeared clothes into the washing machine and preparing a slapshod dinner that usually involves chips, salsa and beer. This is giving me more ... More >>
Handsome waiters, cheesy Euro disco, tasty gnocchi -- Pazzia takes us back to Tuscany