Traci Des Jardins

  • 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

    September 19, 2012

    See Food: A Guide to Local Culinary Television

    The successes of the Food Network and the Top Chef franchise have opened the doors for more food-related television both locally and nationally. Fortunately, with the assistance of DVRs and the fact that certain stations screen full episodes online, gone are the days when you'd have to wait until th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Top Chef Masters: Traci Des Jardins Hosts Her Own Party

    Carina OstWatching Top Chef Masters from Public House.‚Äč SFoodie got word that cheftestant Traci Des Jardins would be having a Top Chef Masters viewing party at her casual dining joint, Public House. It was, of course, open to the public, so we headed down there for a seat at the bar. The sound of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Anthony's Giving Away Cookies Sunday to Mark One-Year Anniversary

    Anthony Lucas.​Any photo of Anthony Lucas we've ever seen has revealed him to be all smiles. This weekend, the Anthony's Cookies owner has reason to smile. Despite hiccups, his shop has managed to attract sweets seekers from near and far, and his cookies are also available at the new Traci Des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Preeti Mistry of 'Top Chef' Season Six: The SFoodie Interview

    Bravo TV​We were worried when local girl Preeti Mistry turned to her three colleagues last week during the first Quickfire Challenge of Top Chef Las Vegas -- a mise-en-place battle for which she'd have to open 15 clams before others on her team could move on to other tasks, including trimming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    How the Bay Area Fared at James Beard Restaurant Awards

    Douglas Keane Douglas Keane of Cyrus Surprise Winner for Best Chef, Pacific, and Nate Appleman's Third Time is Charm as He Wins Best Rising Star ChefAt last night's James Beard Awards, in something of an upset, Douglas Keane of Cyrus in Healdsburg won Best Chef, Pacific, over fellow nominees Jeremy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Bay Area Chefs Up For Beard Awards: A Remarkably Collegial Bunch

    Jennifer SauerChef Jeremy FoxThe James Beard Awards (popularly known as the Oscars of the food world) will be awarded Monday, May 4. This year all five chefs nominated for the category of Best Chef: Pacific - an area that covers California and Hawaii -- come from the Bay Area: Jeremy Fox of Ubuntu i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Mayor Newsom Signs Resolution Commending SF Restaurants That Remove Foie Gras From Their Menus, as Plumpjack Restaurants Remove It From Theirs

    Photo by Rui OrnelasGather ye fattened duck or goose livers while ye may.It seems as if the tide of pc history is against you.Mayor Gavin Newsom signed the resolution that was unanimously passed by the Board of Supervisors commending SF restaurants that have removed foie gras from their menus, ahead ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 24, 2008

    Victuals Tour

    Come along as we walk (and eat) our way through the Ferry Building.

  • Dining

    June 8, 2005

    Class Act

    Falling in love again with Rubicon, still at the top of its game after a decade

  • Dining

    September 29, 2004

    Brilliant Bites

    Tacos by the sea and bocadillos downtown -- the new toys of upscale restaurateurs

  • Dining

    July 2, 2003

    Double Play

    Dinner at Acme Chophouse followed by a swell game in the world's most beautiful baseball stadium -- score!

  • Dining

    January 29, 2003

    Antojitos Antics

    Calvin Trillin and assorted other out-of-town tipsters inspire a round of tacos

  • Dining

    January 9, 2002

    Bringing Back Bongo Bongo

    Trader Vic's comes to Palo Alto

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