Susan Feniger

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Inside the California Food Revolution with Joyce Goldstein

    Joyce Goldstein and her new book Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness (University of California Press) was toasted at a chef-tastic event at Perbacco restaurant this week. The California food revolution has been not-so-quietly changing the way w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Taste the Best of the West Coast at Sunset Magazine's Celebration Weekend

    If there's one thing people in Northern California hate to do, it's travel to Southern California, especially Los Angeles, and the parts surrounding it. Over the years, I've learned that putting such pettiness is aside is worth it to gain access to the booming culinary and cocktail scene found in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Cooks With Books Dinner Series Celebrates Reading and Eating

    Several times a month, Book Passage, an independent bookseller with locations in San Francisco and Corte Madera, hosts a dinner series called Cooks with Books where a cookbook author gets to direct the preparation of a meal from their book at a restaurant in the city or in Marin County. The author i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Pop-Up Planner: The Best Temporary Restaurant Events, September 17-30

    We love pop-ups and temporary chef nights, but we hate keeping track of them. Every few weeks we'll bring you a list of the best upcoming events -- all you have to do is mark your calendar. Susan Feniger Pop-Up Where: Insalata's, 120 Sir Francis Drake (at Woodland), San Anselmo, 457-7700 When: Thu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 3

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 3 is called "What Would Brian Boitano Eat," a play on the Olympic figure skating champ's Food Network series, What Would Brian Boitano Make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Food TV Weirdness: Guy Fieri's Best Thing I Ever Made

    ​Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what is going on with televised cooking. This week: The Best Thing I Ever Made, a half-hour show about the end of the world, Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on the Food Network. The premise of Best Thing is simple: Each episode, a handful of chefs cook thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Top Chef Masters: Nostalgic Finale Edition

    Bravo TVHost Curtis Stone checks in with San Francisco finalist Traci Des Jardins.​Last night brought the finale of Bravo's Top Chef Masters and our SF-based Traci Des Jardins was in it to win it. On the line was $100,000 for the cheftestants' charity of choice. For those of us rooting for the ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 17, 2003

    Best Mexican

    Oakland's divine Doña Tomás opens a nifty taqueria in Berkeley

  • Dining

    August 22, 2001


    Tales of extravagance and excess from the restaurant scene

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