Ryan Maxey and Ian Begg recently expanded their Naked Lunch cafe into the space where they formerly operated Txoko restaurant, which they shuttered on New Year's Eve. The large former Enrico's space, now called Naked Lunch Pub & Grill, has morphed into somewhat of a sports bar, complete with pool ta ... More >>
It's always exciting to report good news after bad, and today brings word that Ryan Maxey and Ian Begg are keeping the space where they shuttered Txoko restaurant on New Year's Eve and using it to expand Naked Lunch, the afternoon concept they've been running next door since 2009.
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North Beach restaurant Txoko announced via Facebook that it will cease service after New Year's Eve (December 31). The restaurant opened in May 2011 in the cavernous space that formerly held Enrico's and spent much of its time as a vocal supporter of fighting the foie gras ban, giving away complimen ... More >>
As the author of yesterday's top ten list of the best fried chicken in the city, I wanted to discuss the findings of my arduous journey completing what shall henceforth be known as Operation Fried Chicken.
During OFC, I went from Bayview to North Beach, Hayes Valley to the Richmond, all to taste ... More >>
Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks.
The Truck: Old Word Food Truck
The Cuisine: East European and Jewish Comfort Food
Specialty Item: Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich
Worth the Wait in Line? Yes.
The Bay Area has no shortage ... More >>
Every six months I resolve to kick my Diet Coke habit and develop a short-lived enthusiasm for a caffeinated mid-afternoon alternative. You name it, I've tried it: kombucha, yerba mate, iced tea, BibiCaffe, cold-brewed coffee, on and on. Eventually I always drift back to the real thing.
This time i ... More >>
Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what's going with food TV. This week, Easter Unwrapped, an hour show that never hurt anybody, April 7 on the Cooking Channel
It would be a crime to critically review Unwrapped, to lay any sort of smothering blanket upon this innocent show, which films fac ... More >>
Kimberly SandieTxoko's halibut with summer beans and sweet onion sauce, one of the restaurant's best dishes.For this week's full-length restaurant review, I wrote about Txoko, the much-awaited restaurant from Naked Lunch owners Ian Beggs and Ryan Maxey, who are translating their quirky, imaginati ... More >>
Carina OstRyan Maxey and Ian Begg Talk Txoko.Last night was the media preview and soft launch of Txoko. Located in the old Enrico's space, we knew we were in for a larger-than-life and somewhat swanky affair. We first reported in February that the Naked Lunch guys, Ryan Maxey and Ian Begg, we ... More >>