Chucky Dugo, pastry chef for Charles Phan's restaurants -- including Slanted Door, Out the Door, and the Moss Room -- grew up in a small town in the Central Valley with a big Italian family. Meals, especially at holidays, were a multi-dozen-person affair, with grandmothers bearing homemade breads an ... More >>
Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with televised cooking. This week: Fat Chef, a one-hour show about steamed vegetables, Thursdays at 10 p.m. on the Food Network. In another effort to put even more distance between itself and food preparation so skilled it demands to be pu ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column: For people-watching, airports are second only to hotel lobbies. In fact, they might even be better, since there is a larger mixture of human oddity at the airport: Businessmen, bratty kids, pasty musicians, and bloodthirsty terrorists all scurry about on thei ... More >>
Jason HenryThe Alembic's Vice Grip."You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!" "You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!" Sometimes the sum of a culinary collision is greater than its parts. Over the past couple years, this concept has been thoroughly explored in S.F.'s thriving cockta ... More >>
Kevin Y./YelpOkay, so we do have an Olive Garden out near S.F. State.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Yesterday at LA Weekly's Squid Ink, SFoodie's sister food blog with the WTF name, editor Amy Scattergood passed along a list from Nation's Restaurant News of America's 15 favorite casual- ... More >>
Thomas Hawk/FlickrThe place: Fuzio, 1 Embarcadero Center (at Clay), 392-7995 The hours: Mon.-Fri., 3-7 p.m. The deals: $3 appetizers, $5 mini pizzas, $3 drafts, $5 well drinks The digs: Bright, chirpy TGI Friday's kind of place atop Embarcadero Center, with friendly barkeeps, big window ... More >>
Small plates but big flavors in Japantown.
Week of 12-13-06
A top chef expands his brand, and we follow
When you crave a big hunk of meat, Alfred's is the place (since 1928)
If you want to learn about the opposite sex, don't go to a singles bar. Go to a family-friendly place. Go to Hooters.
The Hotel Utah saloon has closed its doors and its fate is anything but certain
John Cameron Mitchell takes a mile with his silly, fun musical
One of California's best Cajun chefs goes on the lam after a Bay Area con game is busted