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 >>
Alanna HaleBorn and raised in the southern part of Sardinia, Massimiliano Conti -- chef-owner of La Ciccia in Noe Valley -- was 14 when started he culinary school and 18 when he joined the Princess Cruise Line to travel the world and meet his future wife. After stints in Tuscany, Chianti, an ... More >>
Alanna Hale Calling Massimiliano Conti a spirited, rambling, wine enthusiast and cook is somewhat of an understatement. Max, as he's called for short, is an tireless ambassador for all things Sardinian. As chef-owner of Noe Valley's La Ciccia, which he runs with his wife, Lorella, Max strives ... More >>
gaspartorriero/FlickrThe eww factor: A sliver mullet roe sac.Fans of bottarga may want to trek to the Mission for a taste of Sardinia and Sicily. Specchio chef Gino Assaf is dedicating Thursday nights to the silver mullet roe. It's a favorite of the chef, who began working with bottarga in Ve ... More >>
Insert clever caption here...Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the city's "biggest fleet week celebration in 20 years" via a drier-than-dry-oatmeal press release that concluded with him quoted as lauding "skilled naval aviators of The Blue Angels, with their extraordinary airborne maneuvers." Ca ... More >>
Simple but good Italian food is tucked away in a second-story room.
New tastes from the Middle East.
Allow La Ciccia to transport you to a Mediterranean island with flavorful food and vino
What looks like a mangled guitar sounds, in Paolo Angeli's hands, oddly beautiful
Paolo Angeli's giant, maniacal guitar; a reincarnated Amber Asylum; and a slightly poncey Divine Comedy
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Gianni Gebbia's out-there saxophone mastery masks a deep and surprising respect for all musical genres