William Pilz

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    October 16, 2012

    Food Truck Bite of the Week: Getting Hapa'd up with Hapa SF

    Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Hapa SF The Cuisine: Filipino food reinterpreted Specialty Items: Lumpia, sisig tacos, adobo chicken Worth the Wait in Line? Definitely. At peak lunchtime, it was a total 1 ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    A Most Interesting Lunch from Dos Equis Mobile Academy Food Truck

    Starting Wednesday, the Mobile Academy Food Truck will hit the streets dishing out free lunch courtesy of Dos Equis beer (sadly, the menu doesn't include beer) and will roll around town for ten days. From the 3rd to the 13th, the truck will take your lunch on an adventurous journey with Filipino cla ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    William Pilz of Hapa SF Takes Over SodaCraft

    ​SFoodie was leaving the Ferry Plaza farmers market this afternoon when we noticed a familiar face behind the SodaCraft stand: William Pilz, owner of modern Filipino food truck Hapa SF. Pilz, it turns out, has just taken over production of the artisanal, seasonal, fermented sodas from SodaCraft fo ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    What to Eat and Drink at Artopia Tonight

    ​Tonight, from 6-9 p.m., Public Works (161 Erie, at Mission) will be hosting Artopia, the SF Weekly's fifth annual celebration of the visual arts, dance, and film. We'll be naming the three winners of our annual Masterminds awards, and all 10 finalists -- whom you can read about here -- will be o ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Roamin' Cannoli Makes Sophomore Outing Today at Off The Grid

    Foodspotting/Mel N.​ If you're having lunch at Off The Grid's Civic Center event today (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), save some room for dessert. It'll be your second chance to get a cannolo from new street vendor Roamin' Cannoli before she changes locations because of the regular rotation of vendors. Owne ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

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    February 16, 2011

    Hapa SF Debuts Prepared Entrees at Whole Foods Haight St.

    Jonathan KauffmanHapa SF's vegan pinakbet, which premiered with two other entrees at the Haight Street Whole Foods.​Yesterday's stealth early opening of the Stanyan Street Whole Foods brought more than EARTH University bananas to Upper Haight. It also brought a trio of packaged Filipino entree ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Hapa SF Rolling Out New Filipino Dishes for January Dinners

    Gil Riego Jr./SFoodieHapa SF's William Pilz is doing two pop-ups this month.​Mod-Filipino food truck Hapa SF has announced two pop-up dates this month, Sat., Jan. 22, at La Victoria in the Mission and Tue., Jan. 25, at Bar Basic in SOMA. Owner William Pilz tells SFoodie the idea is to preview ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    The Year in Food: Street Food Gets Serious

    Chris MacArthurMobile vending went legit in 2010, thanks to events like Off the Grid Fort Mason Center.​Twelve months, ten storylines: It's SFoodie's annual look back at the year in food. La CocinaAugust's S.F. Street Food Festival drew huge crowds to the Mission.​What burst onto the sc ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Loretta Keller, Leading Lady

    Gil Riego, Jr.Loretta Keller​​There's the quick-to-heat, flash-in-the-pan hawt -- the kind that disappears after too many stints in rehab and plastic surgeons' offices -- and then there's hotness of the long, steady rolling boil variety. Specifically, Loretta Keller, the Helen Mirren of the kitc ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Richie Nakano, Ramen Renegade

    Gil Riego Jr./SF WeeklyHapa Ramen's Richie Nakano.​Audrey Fukuman​When we asked you to ID the easiest-on-the-eyes chefs in San Francisco, Richie Nakano's name kept surfacing, like eggs in a poaching pot. Nakano ditched the restaurant track earlier this year to strike out on his own (he'd ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    William Pilz: Hot Chef on Wheels

    Gil Riego/SF Weekly​Audrey Fukuman​Behold, the first in SFoodie's exhaustively researched series devoted to the hottest local chefs. Hot as in, you know, hawt. Though, to be fair, many of the chefs we'll be presenting as shameless eye candy in the coming weeks and days show as well on th ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010
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    August 16, 2010

    Hapa SF's Pulutan Pop-Up: Filipino with a California Twist

    John BirdsallSinigang: The tamarind-spiked vegetable broth was unexpectedly flowery.​Something extraordinary happened Saturday night on 24th Street. At La Victoria, Hapa SF's William Pilz took a dozen Filipino dishes and translated them into Northern California's culinary vernacular. It was ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010
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    July 28, 2010

    How Much Does San Francisco Charge Food Trucks? We Asked SF Cart Project's Matt Cohen

    Chris MacArthur/SF WeeklyHapa SF's William Pilz at a recent Off the Grid street-food event.​ We at SFoodie like to talk up how it's the summer of food trucks, and in this week's review, I surveyed seven of the newcomers. Common wisdom about food trucks is that they offer budding restaurateurs a ch ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Hapa SF Announces Filipino Pop-Up at La Victoria

    earl g./YelpThe mobile food vendor's taking it sit-down for one night in August.​It's more than a month out, but word comes that Hapa SF chef William Pilz will do a night of contemporary Filipino dishes at La Victoria on 24th Street in the Mission. On August 6, Pilz will oversee a menu that, r ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch: Sisig and Soccer in South City

    Genevieve Y./YelpSisig tacos, $6. World Cup play, free.​Friday, June 18, 2010Research for last Monday's lunch pick took SFoodie to Tanguito, the Argentinian food truck on the Wharf, where we ate choripan and watched the World Cup. In the same vein, we'd recommend you get on the 101 and drive a few ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Symposium Ponders Future of Local Filipino Cuisine. Could It Be Vegetarian?

    Jun BelenAmy Besa of Brooklyn's Purple Yam, conducting a cooking demo. ​It was a busy weekend for Filipino food enthusiasts, as the Asian Culinary Forum hosted the city's first symposium on Filipino food at the International Culinary School in Civic Center. Filipino chefs, food historians, and ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Filipino Taco Truck Hapa SF Lives Up to the Hype

    Jun BelenHapa's lumpia were the best we've tasted here.​It's been a couple of weeks since chef William Pilz launched Hapa SF, his mobile Filipino food venture. Pilz is quickly getting his bearings around the newly rehabbed, burgundy-colored taco-truck kitchen, as Hapa's following seems to mult ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Asian Culinary Forum's Weekend Symposium Probes Future of Filipino Cuisine

    John BirdsallLumpia from chef William Pilz at a one-night Filipino prix fixe last July at Citizen Cake.​A celebration of Filipino foods is the premise of the the Asian Culinary Forum's weekend-long symposium of classes, panels, and tastings, happening May 15-16. The cooking class that covers t ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Kauffman's Five: This Week in Bloggery

    My favorite five bites from SFoodie and beyond:Fritz Maytag.​1. I appreciated Brian Yaeger's thoughtful questioning ― motivated by a mixture of respect and betrayal ― of what might come of Fritz Maytag's sale of Anchor Brewing to the producers of Skyy Vodka.2. Considering that the last Undergr ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Hapa SF, Ex-Citizen Cake Chef's Filipino Taco Truck, Launches in Brisbane

    Hapa SFChef William Pilz hopes to be on a regular schedule by mid-May.​Back in July, we blogged about a meal that, as it turned out, was a sort of watershed. William Pilz ― then chef of Citizen Cake ― collaborated with his mom to turn out a meal of Filipino classics (check it out here). ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Hot Meal: Filipino Prix Fixe at Citizen Cake

    Lumpia came with a soy-based dip (left) and sweet-and-sour pineapple sauce. Last night's Filipino dinner at Citizen Cake (399 Grove at Gough) carefully balanced haute with homey. Okay, maybe haute is too strong. Aided by his mom and sister, Cake chef William Pilz engineered a series of familiar ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Update on Thursday's Filipino Dinner at Citizen Cake: Mystery Chef Revealed

    stick in the mud/FlickrBraised oxtail like mom used to make -- literally.Yesterday we posted about the Filipino prix fixe at Citizen Cake this Thursday, reporting that guest chef Zenaida Belanich would be on site to work with regular Cake chef William Pilz. Truth is, we hadn't heard of Belanich, and ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Food of the Philippines to Star at Citizen Cake Thursday

    bunnicula/FlickrFilipino cooking has defied crossover locally, though not without a notable try or two. Get a glimpse of the possibilities this Thursday at Citizen Cake (399 Grove at Gough), when guest chef Zenaida Belanich joins Cake chef William Pilz to engineer a four-course prix fixe featuring ... More >>

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