Willamette Valley

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Matchmaking At The 2013 Oyster Wine Competition

    Every year I look forward to judging the Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition put on by Taylor Shellfish Farms and oyster expert Jon Rowley. The setup is simple: through an extensive selection process, Rowley and a team of preliminary judges comb through 124 California, Oregon, and Washington wines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Twenty-Five Lusk Serves 6-Course Champagne/Strawberry Menu

    Seared diver scallop with foie gras torchon and grilled strawberries​SFoodie is willing to put ourselves on the line for you. So when we heard Twenty-Five Lusk is offering a 6-course Champagne and strawberry themed menu for $90 -- $60 food, $30 wine pairings -- through Blackboard Eats, we ran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Bottle Cap: First-ish Look

    Photos by W. Blake Gray​Unlike most of the fooderati, we went to the second night of the soft opening of Bottle Cap, the new restaurant in the old Washington Square Bar & Grill space (1707 Powell St. at Union). The Chronicle has already written two stories, Yelp has seven reviews and count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Concannon Winery 2009 Central Coast Pinot Noir

    The "R" at the end of "noir" is not silent. The letter is meant to produce a distinct sound, and, in effect, "pinot noir" rhymes with "film noir." But in the upper echelons of wine drinking society, some say "pinot nu-aaah." Have you noticed? One must guess they think they're quite cultured when pro ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2007

    Home on the Range

    We're wowed by the New American cooking served at the Mission's snug Maverick

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