The new Mission restaurant Lolinda offers California twists on Argentinean cuisine. We were particularly thrilled to discover that the beer list was curated by Master Cicerone, brewer, and beer consultant extraordinaire Rich Higgins.
Higgins created the opening beer menu, which features 10 careful ... More >>
There's two ways for foie lovers to deal with the impending foie gras ban: Stay home accept a future of steamed vegetables, or pound the pavement to sample the last foie dishes. This is for those who have chosen the latter.
This week, Starbelly, one of the Castro's most beloved neighborhood restau ... More >>
Celebrating Valentine's Day on February 14th is sooooo 2011. You know what's really sexy? The element of surprise. Get the jump on your significant other by planning an early surprise outing, and you may even get jumped at the end of the night. Turn up the smooth jazz, because Cupid's arrow is about ... More >>
hober/FlickrSFoodie hates the term "gastropub." Hates it. But this city has more and more restaurants that technically qualify. Some are brewpubs where you can eat something more substantial than potato skins and greasy burgers. Some talk up their "beer program" (SFoodie sees that phrase and ... More >>
bittermelon/FlickrMaster cicerone Rich Higgins, left, hoists one at the Nanobreweries of Tomorrow event.Saturday, Feb. 19
Bracing for the crowds when Toronado opens its doors for the legendary Barleywine Festival? It's okay, there are other ways to prove the strength of your liver. Drinking ... More >>
Brian YaegerSocial Kitchen brewmaster Rich Higgins, manning the SF Brewers Guild booth in Denver.As the 51-week wait for next year's 30th Great American Beer Festival begins, let's look back at the last few days in Denver, where 462 breweries converged inside the Colorado Convention Center, a ... More >>
Brian YaegerRuh-roh: Social Kitchen names its third chef in four months.Oh that the food was anywhere as good as the beer, lamented SF Weekly food critic Jonathan Kauffman back in June, in a review of Social Kitchen and Brewery. Owners of the place are no doubt hopeful that'll be the case wit ... More >>
Jesse Friedman/Beer & NoshThere's no steadfast rule to putting together a beer dinner except, duh, you should have good food and pair it with good beer. Beyond that, they come in all shapes and sizes, meaning number of courses and the hit your wallet will take.
Proving attending one doesn't ... More >>
Brian YaegerAll that breathless excitement about Social Kitchen & Brewery welcoming in the suds-loving public tomorrow, to coincide with the San Francisco Brewers Guild meet 'n' greet? Keep holding your breath. Turns out the ABC hasn't yet issued Social's license ― brewmaster Rich Higgins s ... More >>
Five morsels ― electronic or, um, flour and water ― that struck my fancy this week:1. Bite of the Week: Not having to eat any more hot dogs for a while actually makes me a little giddy, but that's probably just the effects of nitrate withdrawal. In terms of real food tasted this week, the mos ... More >>
Brian YaegerSocial Kitchen's brewmaster Rich Higgins is aiming for supple, food-friendly beers.After seemingly eons of anticipation, Social Kitchen & Brewery commences its conviviality next Tuesday, April 20 to coincide with the SF Brewers Guild's monthly Meet the Brewers event. The city's si ... More >>