This Sunday the Oscars aren't the only show worth watching. Go cheer your favorite nominees for leading female bartender in a bar drama at the second annual breast cancer fundraiser Speed Rack. The competition is the first nationwide competition designed to highlight up-and-coming women in the cockt ... More >>
John BirdsallThe owner of Spencer on the Go suggests the Food Network show suffered from casting that was, well, lame.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Food Gal Carolyn Jung takes the PR call and schedules interview time with Laurent Katgely, the chef and owner of Chez Spencer and Spencer ... More >>
Sure, you'd watch Lidia Bastianich pounding up pesto Trapanese in fuzzy-lense splendor Saturday mornings on KQED, but would you TiVo a series about the U.S. food system? That's the hope of folks trying to produce a TV series called Food Forward. A year ago, producer/director Greg Roden cobbled t ... More >>
PapalotePapalote owner Miguel Escobedo (left) with the Flaymeister.It's a little bit too early to set those TiVos, and it was on the hush for a while, but we can now reveal that Food Network personality Bobby Flay was recently in the area to film an episode of his television series Throwdown with ... More >>
Food NetworkChris (left), we love you, bro, but tell us there isn't going to be a Season Two.We bow to no one in our love for chef Chris Cosentino. Incanto is on the short list of S.F. restaurants that (a) we unfailingly recommend to others, and (b) gladly spend our own money at. We're still ... More >>
We'll never understand why certain things weren't invented at the same time: the telephone and the answering machine, for example, or TiVo and TV. That thought occured to us when we learned that bacon jerky has just been unleashed upon an eager world. Hello! Bacon and jerky are two of the earliest ... More >>
Chef Mourad LahlouIf you haven't caught local SF chef Mourad Lahlou of his modern Moroccan Aziza restaurant battling Northern California chef Cat Cora on Iron Chef America, there's still time: it repeats twice tomorrow, Saturday, March 7, on the Food Network. You can watch and/or TiVo ... More >>
A casual mention by Frank Bruni in today's NY Times concerning a certain Barack Obama's views about dining out, as expressed in 2001 on, as Mr. Bruni coyly said, "a restaurant-related television show in Chicago" (any foodie fool would know that was a reference, however veiled, to Check, Please!, th ... More >>
By Meredith Brody We love lists, as it happens, almost as much as magazines and their cover blurb writers do (as in Cosmopolitan's invariable "365 New Sexual Positions!" and O the Oprah Magazine's "53 Ways to Give Your Looks a Lift" and Allure's "52 Tips for Irresistible Hair, Makeup, Skin - and At ... More >>
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