The Company Bar & Kitchen is currently being built at 133 Steuart Street, in the space that formerly housed Shanghai 1930 restaurant. The project is the latest in the Mina Group collection and is led by longtime Mina group star sommelier Rajat Parr. AK Design Network from Los Angeles is transforming ... More >>
SFoodie's Ben Narasin sat down with Josiah Baldivino, Lead Sommelier of Michael Mina, to talk about wine.
You moved here from NYC, so what differences do you see between how people order wine on the left coast versus the right?
People order a lot more local things out here, and they're quick to ... More >>
At most gathering of wine-folk, talk eventually turns to the topic of high-alcohol wines. Personally, I'm not too opinionated on the matter just so long as the alcohol is in balance as an element of the wine.
But that balance is harder to achieve as the alcohol content climbs higher. If a fr ... More >>
Wether you have $4,000 or $95 to spend on your Burgundy education, La Paulée has an option for you.
You probably can't go further toward an extreme Burgundy education and experience than through a ticket ($4,000) to La Paulée de San Francisco's Legends Dinner at the Napa Valley Reserve. ... More >>
Friday night was the first of the James Beard Foundation's two national awards galas this year. This one celebrated the media, with awards given out for television shows, print and online journalism, and cookbooks. There were upsets (Jonathan Gold only took home one one of the three awards he was ... More >>
RN74RN74's burger promo starts Jan. 17.How things change. In late 2009, Michael Mina and Rajat Parr's RN74 was still national-media feature material, after opening in the spring. News leaked of a fabulously recherché burger, available only in RN74's owners' lounge, reserved for the Eloi who ... More >>
JardiniereTraci Des Jardins.Traci Des Jardins is San Francisco's honorary chair of Share Our Strength, a nonprofit with the motto "no kid hungry," and she's pulled together an impressive selection of culinary talents for Thursday's Taste of the Nation benefit. More than 40 chefs and restauran ... More >>
It has been a good month for RN74, Michael Mina and Rajat Parr's wine
bar and oenophilia-oriented restaurant, where even the chef is a winemaker. A few weeks ago, RN74 made it to the finals of the James Beard Awards in the Best New Restaurant category. And now it's having a baby. Er, cloning its ... More >>
Our favorite morsel from the food blogs.
Pressing question: Believe us, we know the sucky reality of a career in journo, when the walls are everywhere collapsing like a playhouse fashioned out of newspaper. And we don't wish extinction on anyone -- honest. But today, Michael Bauer's Between ... More >>
This weekend's first-ever SF Chefs.Food.Wine culinary festival is a chance to get up close and personal with local food and wine talent through tastings, classes, and even a cocktail contest. The cost might make you balk (ticketed events are $40 and up, day passes $150), but keep in mind that ... More >>
Foodnut.com via FlickerThe Last Bottle Board: Any high rollers in the house?RN74 is a restaurant that makes you feel like starting from the wine list and working backwards to the menu. The food -- though not remotely Burgundian as the name (a highway that runs through the region) would imply -- is l ... More >>