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Spring Preview 2015: 10 Newly Opened And Upcoming San Francisco Restaurants

The Bay Area is abuzz with tantalizing new spots
Mar 19, 2015 11:00 am

Just three months in, 2015 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for the Bay Area restaurant scene, with several high-profile openings since January and many others ready to launch in the coming weeks. Here are six notable newcomers and another four tantalizing spots on the watch list.

For The Love Of Uni! California Restaurant Group Goes All In.

Special sea-urchin menus are in the works
Feb 25, 2015 2:30 pm

Uni is one of the most polarizing foods out there. Some just cannot get enough of its delightfully slimy texture and creamy, buttery flavor, while others shiver at the mere thought of slurping up a sea urchin’s reproductive organs. If you happen to fall into the former group — as we do here at Food Republic — you'll be thrilled to learn that West Coast mini-chain Chaya is planning a limited-time-only menu composed entirely of innovative dishes starring uni.

Godfather Of Modern Vietnamese Cuisine Charles Phan To Cook In Brooklyn

Three-day event is a no-reservation affair
Feb 3, 2015 11:00 am

Charles Phan was brewing up bowls of Vietnamese noodle soup long before most Americans had ever heard of pho  or knew how to pronounce it properly. That is to say, way before it was cool. So it was really only a matter of time until the man behind San Francisco's heralded Slanted Door made his way to trendsetting Brooklyn.

Destination Taprooms: 5 Breweries Around America Upping Their Design Game

Creative, comfortable spaces to enjoy great brews
Jan 29, 2015 11:00 am

As the craft-beer industry continues to explode, brewers are realizing the benefits of stepping up their design game to attract new crowds of “beer tourists” to their shiny facilities. Here are five locations around the country worth checking out. 

You Can't Eat At State Bird Provisions' New Place Yet, But You Can Buy The Plates

An 'early dish' on the buzzed-about opening
Nov 20, 2014 11:00 am

Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, the duo behind the perennially-packed, James Beard Award-winning restaurant State Bird Provisions haven't divulged too about their much-anticipated venture next-door, The Progress, opening sometime before the end of the year. And, while the menu has yet to be revealed, here's a preview of the custom-made tableware that everything will be served on.

Meet The Julia Child Of Chinese Food In America

Cecilia Chiang liberated a nation from chop suey
Oct 7, 2014 12:45 pm

Egg drop soup, chop suey, sweet and sour everything that pretty much sums up the sorry state of Chinese food in America before Cecilia Chiang came along. Her San Francisco restaurant, The Mandarin, which opened in 1961, introduced U.S. diners to things like red-cooked pork and pot stickers and greatly elevated people's expectations of Chinese dining in general. Chiang's story is the subject of a new film, Soul of a Banquet, which opens in select theaters on Oct. 21. Watch the trailer here.

Food TV Almost Killed Chris Cosentino

"My wife had to put up with this sh*t for 5 years"
Oct 1, 2014 2:45 pm

In May 2012 Matt Rodbard sat in Madison Square Park with San Francisco chef and offal apostle Chris Cosentino. They talked about a lot of things like bike racing and the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. But most apparent that morning was his frustration with food television. Today, a video was released of the chef's recent talk at the Mad Symposium in Copenhagen. The topic? The perils of making food TV. It's a must watch.

Infographics Use Food To Show The Wildly Differing Rents In America

That extra scoop of bedroom? That'll cost ya.
Sep 16, 2014 11:00 am

If only major life concerns like rent and housing costs were so easy to digest. Warning to SF-dwellers: your stomach may tighten a bit. Check out this slideshow, we've got the scoop. 


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