Palo Alto's dining landscape these days looks more and more like a mash-up of San Francisco's Marina neighborhood, Valencia Street, and Ferry Building than a place that holds its own in the Bay Area culinary world. Over the past year we've seen local chains like Tacolicious, Gott's Roadside, and Uma ... More >>
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 >>
Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Fins on the Hoof The Cuisine: Cal-Med comfort food Specialty Items: Lamb burger Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunch time, a total 16 minutes from the end of the line to f ... More >>
Counting down the meals before July 1, when California's foie gras ban takes effect.While Wolfgang Puck is urging restaurants to get used to the forthcoming ban on foie gras, San Francisco chefs are taking this time to honor the foie: At Campton Place Restaurant, Srijith Gopinathan is serving fo ... More >>
Earlier this month, Wolfgang Puck, perhaps California's most famous chef, wrote a letter urging fellow restauranteurs to embrace the impending ban on foie gras. In 2004, S.B. 1520 was signed into effect, giving California eight whole years to figure out a more humane alternative to current methods ... More >>
Emperor Michael Mina. Wolfgang Puck. Michael Mina. Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Thomas Keller. Chefs, who used to be invisible and nameless kitchen generals, have become celebrities. And since the 1990s, more than that -- they're empire builders. Yesterday, Huffington Post ran a feature about the ... More >>
Luis ChongBasque moules frites and cauliflower soup from Fins on the HoofLast Saturday, SFoodie went to check out Fins on the Hoof, a food truck which debuted in late May. The clever name for this Coastal Mediterranean-style menu doesn't mean chef-owner Todd Middleton is serving hybrid lab ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. It appears that everyone is jumping on the reality show bandwagon, and former mayor Willie Brown is no exception. Grub Street reports, via Inside Scoop, that he was in L.A. pitching a series that (on some ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. rivalhedgehogs.com1. A little history for you. Yesterday, I was looking up Jack Shelton, the "famous restaurant critic" listed on the Bill's Place burger menu, to find out more a ... More >>
BravoTVTop Chef's boys' club...We are still in it, and the real season finale for Top Chef: All-Stars is still not even upon us. Let the torture stop and the recap begin! Last night's Quickfire Challenge was the Quickfire of all Quickfires. The cheftestants each got to assign a Top Chef Quic ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. The Oakland Tribune leads Buzz Machine with an announcement that La Taza de Cafe's Daniel Brajkovich and Yusuf Spiers have opened Caña on Lake Merritt (530 Lake Park Ave., Oakland, 510-832-1515 ... More >>
Photo by Holden PumphreySilver Swans play Milk this Friday This weekend you can scour cool handmade gift ideas, check out cute puppies and kitties in holiday-decorated windows, or dance in sweaty packs at a barrage of city clubs -- all for less than $10. Mission Holiday Block Party @ Mission Dis ... More >>
Morgan of Just DessertsLast night we were all glued to our televisions to see the last of the miners be rescued. The night was celebratory and something sweet to top it off was needed back to mindless dessert based TV. This was the first episode of Top Chef: Just Desserts without Seth ... More >>
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous/FacebookMr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous' Anabelle Topacio and Ian Flores."It should be good. It should be fun. It should be memorable." Ian Flores is reeling off the unofficial mission statement of his three-month-old Dogpatch sweet shop, Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous. Ho ... More >>
poopscape/FlickrBring your slavish adoration.Anthony Bourdain will be in the San Francisco Bay Area for one day only ― tomorrow. Leave your bags of weed and coke at home, please. The best way to catch sight of him? In the morning, at Book Passage in the Ferry Building. The event starts at 1 ... More >>
jen maiser/FlickrYou never know exactly what you'll find.As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.
Bravo TVWickett: Not totally bummed about getting axed.Laurine Wickett of San Francisco's Left Coast Catering made it all the way to Episode Nine on Top Chef, last night's infamous Restaurant Wars competition, by pretty much flying below the radar. Things looked tense in Episode Three, when t ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. The third estate: Call her the Judith Miller of the gutter food press (and believe us, we'd know). In yesterday's Yummy Letter ex-Chron Inside Scoop reporter GraceAnne Walden related what happens when you play spoiler to a TV food show. Last week ... More >>
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 >>
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