Our three days spent wandering the aisles at the Fancy Food Show yielded the observation of an awful lot of convenience food and packaging and a lot of the same items we've seen on display there for the past five years. But amidst all that mainstream sameness was a strong pocket of companies actuall ... More >>
CUESACUESA's Ninth Annual Sunday Supper
When: Sunday, Oct. 2, 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero)
Cost: $200, tickets here.
The Rundown: Like Knights of the Round Table, CUESA's Sunday Supper brings together some of the finest in their field. Bay Area chefs will prepar ... More >>
Courtesy Sipping SederItalian Passover with the Sipping Seder
Where: Perbacco, 230 California (at Front), 955-0663
When: Wed., April 20
Cost: $49 (cocktails not included)
Reservations: Call the restaurant at 415-955-0663
Rob Corwin and Danny Jacobs's Sipping Seder project loo ... More >>
Prospect/FacebookThe six-course fundraiser brought in $42,000 for efforts to rebuild Japan's hard-hit Sendai region.Sunday's Chefs United benefit dinner at Prospect raised $42,000 for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief, Prospect chef Ravi Kapur tells SFoodie. Some 120 guests paid $300 eac ... More >>
La Ciccia's stewed baby octopus.We know: What with this weekend's SFChefs kickoff, next weekend's
SF Street Food Festival (and conference), Outside Lands, Eat Real, Bar Agricole ― the Big Gay Ice Cream party, for chrissake ― it's hard to think of fitting in anything else. So we won't yet ... More >>
Andrew SimmonsThe Fairmont's Gold Room was packed tight as a factory feedlot.It was around the time we snared our first assortment of plates ― small, compostable tan ones decked out with roasted smoked pork loin and dark, blood-red bologna tucked between orange mostarda-smeared bread slice ... More >>
garyrwise/FlickrMorgan Maki's hook-up, a Mangalitsa-breed hog.We now interrupt your browsing pleasure with an update from the Cochon 555 folks. As they prepare to apply the full heft of their culinary acumen at next weekend's massive pork party, some of San Francisco's most swine-savvy chefs ... More >>
wanderkeil/FlickrGet ready for the thunderous, rollin' pig-pulling ― and hopefully brawl-free ― review.Cochon 555 is coming to San Francisco ― you know, that thunderous, rollin' pig-pulling review boasting five lauded chefs, five hapless swine, and five exemplary wine crafters. On June ... More >>
Chris T./YelpSalumi for one. Two, if you're both on a diet.As I glancingly mentioned in today's review of Barbacco, Perbacco's casual sister has a takeout lunch counter. Place an order online, starting at 8 a.m., then pick it up at the counter (underneath the flat-screen TV) between 11:30 a.m. an ... More >>
artcar.blogspot.comThe perfect taste of coffee-inspired charcuterie?Still haven't checked out SFMOMA's Rooftop Garden and Cafe? Thursday night's shindig with Meatpaper, Blue Bottle Coffee, and predicted warm weather just might be the perfect time. If you're into flesh, that is, for it is most ... More >>
VinDivine R./FlickrBruschette trio: Simultaneously polished and rustic.At yesterday's kickoff lunch for Barbacco, GM Umberto Gibin and Chef Staffan Terje watched as their polished second venture packed 'em in at around 1 p.m. Asked how things were going, Gibin replied, "So far, so good."
Con ... More >>
Think of it as vertical integration, only with the black-pepper whiff of salame. Today Perbacco (230 California at Front) launches spinoff Barbacco, a casual lunch and dinner place essentially right next door at 220 California, the old Rado's Deli space. GM and co-owner Umberto Gibin told us ... More >>
J. BirdsallRyan Farr dispatching a beast at Bloodhound.Yet another butcher-chef-fire event (this one called Primal) is happening Saturday in Napa -- observe the breakdown of a pig, a goat, a cow, and a lamb, and taste the results. Incanto's Chris Cosentino, Perbacco's Staffan Terje, Fatted Ca ... More >>
shanrev/FlickrNot a favorite of local chefs.Since it was Buca de Beppo that brought the fact that today is National Lasagna Day to our attention, we feel duty-bound to mention that if you purchase any pasta dish or entrée at one of its restaurants today (there's one at 855 Howard at Fourth S ... More >>
Laiko BahrsTrotter Tots with pea-brain aioli, one of Peter McNee's winning dishes.Call him the dark horse: Poggio's Peter McNee was named Prince of Porc at the Fairmont last night, nosing out four chefs to take the crown (well, funky pig trophy) in the latest Cochon 555 challenge. McNee had been con ... More >>
Badge by S.F.'s Snarky McF*ckbuttonsYou may be tiring of all the hype and fuss surrounding bacon, but admit it: You're still not tired of bacon. Or sweets. So what should you consume if you need a fix of both at the same time? Enjoy this countdown of our top five faves.5. Bacon marshmallows fr ... More >>
Executive Chef Jonnatan Leiva of Jack Falstaff (398 2nd St.) has planned a whole new set of "Growers Dinners" for 2009 in order to bring diners closer to where their food comes from and the people that are responsible for it, from the farmers to the chefs.
We spoke with the affable Leiva back in N ... More >>
SF's flesh-inspired quarterly journal Meatpaper will celebrate the release of its sixth issue with a "Meat & Greet" party chock full of meat offerings and demonstrations in a collaboration between the publication and several chefs. OPENrestaurant's Sam White and Chris Kronner will educate the wa ... More >>