It was a violent weekend for San Francisco where three men were shot, two of whom died, according to police. Medical authorities have identified the two shooting victims as 26-year-old Jamal Gaines and 43-year-old Daniel Colon, who leaves behind an 11-year-old son.
The first shooting happened on S ... More >>
Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Finally, we're at the finale, and we know what we came here to do. Chris Cosentino and Kerry Heffernan have swiftly eliminated their competition ov ... More >>
It was almost old news by the time it reached my steps. The Chronicle's delivery person was bringing the newspaper later and later. It slipped back from 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and then 7:45 a.m. -- when I was getting ready to leave for work. One morning I saw the driver launching the paper out his wind ... More >>
For years, SFoodie has found it impossible to visit the Alemany Farmers' Market without gawking at Rosa de Santis's citrus stand. Her cara caras and oro blanco grapefruit are positively mundane -- there are boxes of sweet limes and nobbly Seville oranges to paw through and smell, and up on the ca ... More >>
Nagashi somen from Ame restaurantStreet Eats Benefit Gala
Where: Ferry Plaza
When: Sept. 18, 6-10 p.m.
Cost: $125 to $225, with 35% discount for SFoodie readers
A couple weeks ago, I mocked the Street Eats Benefit Gala, an all-you-can nosh event to benefit the charity OneVietnam.
I called O ... More >>
Photos by Alanna HaleEight months ago, executive chef Liza Shaw left the popular Marina restaurant A16. David Taylor, formerly chef de cuisine, has quietly slipped into her place, marking his first time as executive chef.
Most recently serving as sous chef at XYZ restaurant in the W Hotel fo ... More >>
Natalie Knight/Una Pizza NapoletanaAnthony MangieriUna Pizza Napoletana's owner, Anthony Mangieri, started making pizzas at the age of 15, then at the age of 19 started up a bakery in Red Bank, N.J., where he sold naturally leavened breads baked in a brick oven. "It was a total failure, but a gre ... More >>
John BirdsallPanouzzo with mortadella, prosciutto cotto, soppressata, and provolone ($11.95).Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Its origins in Gragnano, a city just outside Naples, shouldn't fool you. The panouzzo at Bruce Hill's Zero Zero ― which began serving lunch this week ― is, at heart, a ... More >>
John BirdsallBruce Hill, going all "American Gothic" with the pizza shovel.Yesterday, Zero Zero chef Bruce Hill took us on a Q-and-A spin around the custom wood-fired pizza oven he spent much of last week seasoning, to prepare for tomorrow's opening. In today's part two, Hill and Zero Zero ch ... More >>
John BirdsallBruce Hill and his all-important ember shovel.If you thought San Francisco had reached pizza saturation, think again. On Wednesday, Bruce Hill's Neapolitan pizzeria Zero Zero will begin firing pies in the former Azie space at 826 Folsom (at Fourth St.).
Hill's no pizza virgin. ... More >>
John BirdsallPaisan (left) is adjacent to sister restaurant Sea Salt on San Pablo Avenue. Brace for the pizza tsunami, South Berkeley.Berkeley restaurant dynamos Haig Krikorian and Cindy Lalime are poised to add a pizzeria to their stable of concepts. That's right, oh ye thin-crust jaded: piz ... More >>
My favorite morsels from the blogs and beyond this week:Bacon Camp project.1. Those of us who proclaimed the death of bacon a year or two ago apparently need to shut the hell up. Good Foods Catering's upcoming all-bacon dinners are all sold out (though you can order the meal to go) and the return ... More >>
acchen/FlickrAre you serious? Proofing boxes made from American wood?Tuesday, November 10, 2009
To hell with your all-purpose unbleached: Tony Gemignani serves up pies for fetishists. Take the Margherita: that's San Felice flour in the dough, which rises in wood boxes likewise imported from ... More >>
Little-known fact: MacGyver's first name was 'Angus'A home-plundering technique befitting he of the leather jacket, duct tape, and blond mullet was reported in San Francisco last week. A witness watched an enterprising miscreant in the 700 block of Naples eye a box behind a locked gate. The alleg ... More >>