Williams-Sonoma Inc.

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    November 13, 2013
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    March 8, 2013

    Mourad Lahlou Unlocks The Art of Moroccan Beghrir Pancakes at Home

    It's not every day that a renowned and dashing chef comes over to make pancakes, certainly not one named an international Culinary Ambassador by Hillary Clinton. But the owner of San Francisco's Aziza restaurant and author of the New Moroccan cookbook was happy to make a house call to test out his n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    The Front Porch Brunch: Prop Up Your Feet and Dig In

    There's no actual porch at The Front Porch, the Southern-inspired eatery in Bernal Heights known for its deep-fried... lots of things. Instead, you are greeted on the sidewalk to an outdoor dining setup unlike one we've ever seen: a line of benches facing a trellis, which covers a handful of small t ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    An Ice Cream Social with Smitten and Humphry Slocomb

    Ice Cream Social Where: Union Square's Williams-Sonoma store When: Saturday, June 2, noon-2 p.m. Cost: $20 general / $18 (if purchased with a Visa Signature card) Rundown: It would be nearly impossible to watch ice cream come to fruition and not want to try some; thankfully, these frozen-treat c ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Eats Fills Cozy Brunch Niche in the Richmond

    Come Sunday morning, most San Franciscans head to the Mission for a fix of bottomless Bloody Marys and breakfast sandwiches stacked with house-cured salumi and local cheese. But Eats, located in a cute corner of the Inner Richmond, reminds us that the brunch "scene" in this city is more varied than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Chris Cosentino's Cookbook Hits Bookstores

    The charismatic, culinary tornado and executive chef at Incanto with a James Beard Award nomination this year, Chris Cosentino has built his reputation as a loud, meat-fueled, barely unofficial offal spokesperson whose menus run rich with pork fat. His nose-to-tail crusade is showcased at his Boccal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Two Sisters' Eclectic Brunch Is a Haven with Personality

    ​Every now and then, you discover a place you're reluctant to recommend even to your close friends, for fear that the precious "hidden gem" quality will be corrupted by noisy patrons and lines gathering at the door. Two Sisters Bar & Books, the new restaurant and watering hole in the heart of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Happy Goat's Scotch Caramel Sauce

    Happy Goat's Scotch Caramel Sauce is a revelation. The caramel first woos you with a sweet hit of fragrant Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean. Next comes the seduction of 12-year-aged single malt Scotch whiskey from Aberlour. The finish is a subtle twinge of earthiness. No sign of cloying over-swee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Suppenkuche Brings Beer and Brats to Sunday Morning

    ​The promise of beer-filled boots attracts crowds to Hayes Valley's Suppenkuche on Saturday nights, but come back the following morning and you may be surprised. Not only does the restaurant offer a full, ever-changing German brunch menu, bartenders are doling out boots once again, this time to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Simple Comfort Food Satisfies at Chow Brunch

    ​A lazy, aimless Sunday morning is the perfect time to find yourself at Chow, the cozy restaurant situated at Church and Market yet seemingly tucked away in its own quiet world. Known for its easy, unpretentious favorites any time of day, during weekend brunch hours (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Chow is argu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Starbucks is a "Diamond-in-the-Rough", Jeremy Fox May Not Come Back, and Saision News

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Mega green: Eater SF reports Starbucks will open a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified location in the Castro at 2221 Market (at Sanchez). While it will incorporate the same el ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Charlie Palmer's Coming, Pot Pantry Moves, and The Melt's Second Location is Open

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Last week we spotted a liquor license for Charlie Palmer's restaurant group in the window of the Crescent Hotel. Now, Inside Scoop confirms Palmer will create a new concept in the space, with a restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Thomas Keller's Cup4Cup Gluten-free Flour Put to the Test

    ​ Thomas Keller has jumped on the gluten-free bandwagon. Everything that Chef Keller touches turns to gold, so it is no surprise that his new flour has created quite the buzz among the gluten-free community. And the TV food world, too: Here he is cooking on Martha Stewart's show this morning: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Today in the FiDi: Food Trucks and a Charity Bakesale!

    Luis ChongLIBA Falafel.​What: Food Trucks Charity Bakesale Where: Ice House Alley, 151 Union at Battery When: Wed., October 26, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Cost: Varies The rundown: Williams Sonoma's food truck gathering is upon us for the month of October. They actually have a pretty great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Brunch Glory: The Butler and the Chef Brings Paris to SF

    ​San Francisco is home to many a French-style cafe (ahem, La Boulange), but The Butler and the Chef is the real deal. Tucked away in SOMA's charming South Park, the bistro's yellow storefront draws customers into its bright dining space, dotted with graphic posters and tiny circular tables for two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Cafe Flore: Come for Sunshine, Not Predictable Brunch

    ​It's that time of year in San Francisco: Just when we're ready to give up on summer completely and dive into Starbucks' pumpkin spiced lattes, the temperatures finally rise. The sun comes out, the jackets fall off, the parks fill up. And it's these weekends that draw everyone to places like Cafe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Zazie Brunch Lives Up to Hype

    ​From exposed brick walls and vintage posters to tightly-packed dining tables, Zazie has all the makings of a classic French bistro. The dinner menu features usual regional suspects -- think French Onion Soup Gratinee and Mussels Marineres -- but the Cole Valley gem is at its best during brunch, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Pottery Barn Dolls Can Strangle Kids, Recall Notice Says

    Maybe a recall would have stopped him​Chloe and Sophie, dolls sold under the Pottery Barn Kids label owned by San Francisco-based Williams Sonoma, are being recalled in Canada in conjunction with a U.S. recall -- and for good reason: They strangle kids, the Canuck government says.No, Pottery Barn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Sir Kensington's Takes Ketchup Upscale

    ​ Everything goes upscale eventually. Mustard long ago moved from yellow and Dijon to an array of artisan flavors. Ketchup, however, has remained mostly moribund, with only the variety of a few brand names to distinguish between otherwise indistinguishable squeezable red pastes. Now some Bay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Rose's Café Takes Pastries, Charm to a New Level

    ​Just as we begin to tire of kitschy boulangeries and lackluster Italian coffee shops, a place like Rose's Café reminds us how cozy a true European-style cafe can be. Absent are the colorblocked Perrier posters and premade paninis, with simple bistro chairs, velvet booths and house-made pastries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Ten Dishes Not to Order on a First Date

    ​Your palms are sweating, you inadvertently raised another awkward conversation topic, and you're pretty sure your pants seam just ripped. Aren't first dates stressful enough without a cursed dinner order? What goes on during the meal will make or break what happens -- or doesn't happen -- aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Wok On, Buy in Chinatown

    Ben NarasinYee Cheong's wok on campfire coals​I've always been a big fan of cast iron: skillets, griddles, butter melters that look like medieval castle defenses in miniature. They last forever, they're cheap, and they don't seem to have any "bad for you" issues as aluminum and Teflon are repu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Gift Ideas: Five Cheap Kitchen Tools I Can't Live Without

    The high-end kitchen stores and the glossy mags will tell you that All-Clad is the best declaration of true love. And it might just be. But many of us can't afford much more than an All-Clad refrigerator magnet. I was looking around my kitchen today and realizing just how many of my essential tools ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 1, 2010

    Fresh Eats

    Our weekly roundup of SFoodie news

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    November 19, 2010

    Pot Pantry: New and Vintage Kitchen Shop Now Open in the Mission

    Pot PantryThe owner's a Williams-Sonoma alum.​Give a former Williams-Sonoma employee 250 square feet of retail space and what does she do? Open a kitchen shop, naturally, filled with new and used stuff. Donna Suh Wageman rolled out Pot Pantry last week at 3412 22nd Street, the former home, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Tofu Banh Mi from Ebbett's Good To Go

    John Birdsall Shredded Hodo Soy Beanery tofu with pickled carrots, cucumbers, piquillo peppers, spicy pesto, and sriracha mayo, $8.​Monday, September 13, 2010 John Birdsall​Like Nancy Botwin, East Bay moms Suzanne Schafer and Shari Washburn wanted to do something that would guarantee th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Omnivore Books In Consulting Deal with Williams-Sonoma

    Janine KahnOmnivore Books' Celia Sack will pick a book of the month, and has curated a collection of vintage tomes for Williams-Sonoma stores.​Williams-Sonoma likes Noe Valley's Omnivore Books so much, the bigger-than-God cookware chain has hired Omnivore's Celia Sack to serve as book consulta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch: Piperade To-Go's Mr. Williams Sandwich

    John BirdsallMr. Williams: chicken, avocado, peppers, and Manchego ($8).​Tuesday, June 15, 2010 John Birdsall​We couldn't say for sure whether the Mr. Williams sandwich is named after Chuck Williams, founder of Williams-Sonoma. But we do know that the back-alley, takeaway spinoff of Ger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Don't Sound Like a Tool: The (Cooking) Tool Edition

    ​Don't Sound Like a Tool is SFoodie's series of audio pronunciation guides to sort-of-common-but-not-obvious words we keep encountering on wine lists and menus. No more shame, no more pointing, no more godawful imitations of a language you don't speak.tah-ZHEEN.​A couple years ago, Sur La Tab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    IACP Announces 2010 Cookbook Award Winners

    ​The International Association of Culinary Professionals is currently having its annual conference in Portland, where the city's best restaurants are being raided by thousands of ravenous, overly discerning food writers. We offer our condolences to the PDX police officers who spent last night brea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    ​Our favorite morsel from the food blogs. The semiotics of yum: We once had an editor who enforced a ban on hated words: crispy, veggie, hipster, and foodie, a tag that necessarily shows up often on a site called SFoodie. At Bay Area Bites today, SFoodie contributor Andrew Simmons muses on fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Portuguese Bistro-Slash-Food Shop Horatius Brings Drama to Potrero

    It's part café, part food shop and event space, with a dose of Williams Sonoma thrown in for good measure. The sprawling, soaring new food venture Horatius opened in Potrero Hill late last month (350 Kansas at 16th St.), with a crest-y logo that'd be right at home at the mall (preppy polos for& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Junk Mail Solicitation of the Day: Save $10K on My Wedding? Tell Me More!

    But see how much money they saved? When the suffix of your e-mail address is "" you get a lot of amazing solicitations by truly desperate PR mavens. We've lost count of how many deluded souls thought you, the readers, would be clamoring for stories about contact paper one can ap ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Among Possessions of 'Landlords From Hell' Revealed in Bankruptcy Filing: Nifty $1k Handgun

    There's $1,000 toward your debt...In the current edition of SF Weekly, we feature a story about the ongoing saga of Kip and Nicole Macy -- who earned the sobriquet "Landlords From Hell" after being accused of, among other transgressions, hacking the joists supporting a tenant's floor, hacking a tena ... More >>

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