The James Beard Foundation Award finalists came out this morning, and the Bay Area has a strong showing in several categories. State Bird Provisions chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski got a nod for regional Best Chef along with Corey Lee from Benu and Daniel Patterson for Coi; A16 got recogniz ... More >>
SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition In the Bay Area, "chorizo" usually refers to the fresh, spicy Mexican sausage that fills tacos and tortas in the Mission. The occasional bit of Spanish-style chorizo that turns up in paella is often little more than ... More >>
drewleavy/Flickr"But mark the Rustic, haggis fed/The trembling earth resounds his tread"The culinary feast known as Burns Night, a dinner punctuated with poems from Scottish poet Robert Burns for his birthday (the 253rd one) today, is clearly not for the uninitiated. Aside from sourcing or making ... More >>
Sean TimberlakeA butcher goes to work with a hacksaw at Fatted Calf's Wednesday happy hour.Carnivores squealed with glee when Fatted Calf opened its doors in Hayes Valley last year, giving owner-butcher Taylor Boetticher's own brand of artisanal charcuterie a permanent home in San Francisco. ... More >>
J. BirdsallBehold: The majestic chocolate chip cookie.1. You know how some people get a reputation for liking owls, and suddenly they're receiving owl earrings for Christmas, owl thank-you cards after dinner parties, and owl pencils? Well, John Birdsall put the word out that he was tasting chocol ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Carolyn A. at Eater posts an update on the forthcoming Fatted Calf shop in Hayes Valley (320 Fell, www.fattedcalf.com), which owner Taylor Boetticher hopes will open mid-September. The pi ... More >>
John BirdsallTaylor Boetticher goes to work, at a Bloodhound butchery demo in 2009.We sometimes wonder if a 13th-century sage ever could have imagined that hog butchery might one day captivate the imaginations of citizens more than, say, puppet shows and bits of recited verse. We doubt it, bu ... More >>
Fatted CalfThe dogs contain Russian River Brewing's Pliny the Elder double IPA.In this food-forward haven of ours, sometimes we need to take a step back from dolled up offal and go back to where the whole "lips, snouts, and asses" thing started: the hot dog. Of course, tube steaks have progre ... 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 >>
kimoWear something splatter-proof.Another carving party led by meat superstars Ryan Farr and Taylor Boetticher will throw down when Petting Zoo hits at Bloodhound (1145 Folsom at Seventh St.) next Tuesday, Nov. 3. Forty large will get you all the (spit-roasted) food you can eat, demonstration ... More >>
Maybe pigs are the gateway agilitynut/FlickrSteers = the new hogs.drug of butchery, the giggly little high that leads inevitably to the synapse-busting experience that leaves you watching the fibers in your flokati coalesce into runes. On Tuesday, July 28th, meat gods Ryan Farr and Taylor Boettiche ... More >>
Relive the magic.Remember how much fun Bloodhound's last mashup of butchery and boozing was? Here's your chance to touch the magic (ar at least risk being splattered by it) all over again. On June 16 - next Tuesday - Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats and Taylor Boetticher of Fatted Calf are tag-teaming for Po ... More >>
One of the evening's victims, in mid-takedownLast night's pig roast at SOMA bar Bloodhound saw two superstars of the city's pig culture go head-to-head in a hack-off. Call it more a demonstration of competing butchery styles than an Iron Chef smackdown: Chicharrones king Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats and ... More >>
This shindig should definitely be worth the schlep to Oakland.
Carnivores can study, taste, and feast on all things fleshy.