Sharon Ardiana

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    San Francisco's Top Five Pizzerias

    Lara Hata​At least once a month, someone -- usually SFoodie -- claims that pizza in San Francisco has jumped the shark. Then a new place opens, and we drop in with friends to check it out, only to find the reservations booked up through the next month. It's not surprising. Because we're a little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Tacos Surge, Ragazza Opens the Back Door, the Line Up Comes Back

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Luis ChongVincent Schofield's tacos at Taco Libre.​Tacos, tacos, tacos: If you missed it yesterday, SFoodie's Luis Chong checks out Taco Libre, the week-old taqueria launched by Nombe chef Vin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Kasa Departs the Marina, Eat Me Wants You to Stop By

    ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Sad news from Kasa: The Indian restaurant has closed its Marina branch, and the restaurateurs offer a sincere assessment of what went wrong. But the Castro restaurant appears to be in good shape, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Ragazza Raising Funds for Former Employee

    Lara HataAn eBay auction of items donated by local chefs also seeks to raise money.​Ragazza is hosting a benefit to raise cash for a former staff member who was among the targets of a violent crime last month. The Jan. 24 fundraiser aims to raise funds to help with the victim's medical bills a ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    This Week's Review: Ragazza

    Lara HataRagazza's nettle pizza was one of the successes.​ Pizza pizza pizzapizzapizzapizza. Hey, Kauffman, you just reviewed a pizza place last week, I can hear you say. (My editor was the first to say it for you.) Why you want to review Ragazza, sister restaurant to Gialina, this week?In fact, I ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Tomorrow at Pal's Takeaway: Crack-Rub Beefwich from Gialina's Sharon Ardiana

    Sharon Ardiana, with the highly red pizza oven for soon-to-open Ragazza on Divis.​Following last week's doughnut-wich from Dynamo's Sara Spearin ― part of Pal's Wednesday guest chef series ― would be a particularly thankless pursuit. Thankfully, Gialina's Sharon Ardiana has a secret weapon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Big-Ticket Summer: S.F.'s Pricey New Restaurants

    ​Everyone who writes about food in San Francisco has spent the past year talking about how the city's restaurant scene is downscaling. Evidence: The proliferation of street carts and food trucks, pizza and burgers, and sandwiches of every shade and stripe, not to mention the migration of chefs to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Ragazza, Gialina's Offshoot on Divis, Eying Gas Pizza Oven

    Lorum Ipsum/FlickrGialina's Atomica pizza.​Wood, shmood, asserts Gialina Pizzeria's Sharon Ardiana, who's preparing to install a gas-fired Wood Stone oven in her second restaurant, Ragazza. It's not about what lights your fire, it's about how thick your (oven) walls are. "People want the sexiness ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Bi-Rite Creamery's Kris Hoogerhyde: The SFoodie Interview, Part 2

    Mary LaddKris Hoogerhyde.​In the first part of our Q&A with Bi-Rite Creamery's Kris Hoogerhyde, the pastry chef walked us back through the evolution of the newly expanded Mission sweets and ice cream shop, including the birth of salted caramel. Today, Hoogerhyde talks about the foods that insp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Outstanding in the Field Announces 2010 Dates

    Cheryl Bower/FlickrStart saving up.​Outstanding in the Field stages al fresco dinners at organic farms around the country, touring from site to site in a 57-year-old bus that probably runs on spring onion fumes and goat cheese whey. Now in its 11th year, Jim Denevan's operation has been across ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 24, 2004

    Irony Overload

    Attempted cleverness overwhelms the cocktails and food at Lime

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 23, 2001

    Best Way to Save $15

    Eat at Sno-drift

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