San Francisco

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 10:00 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.

Fall Preview 2014: Bar Tartine's Cortney Burns Wants You To Layer Flavors, OK?

San Francisco chef is all about the funk in cooking
Aug 25, 2014 10:00 am

Chefs Cortney Burns and Nick Balla, of San Francisco's Bar Tartine, madly experiment with ancient techniques in their Valencia Street restaurant, which also serves as a sort of ideas lab that focuses on pushing food to the most abstract territory. In November, the duo will publish their book Bar Tartine — an homage to the experiments, ideas and recipes concocted by two chefs who consistently cook at their peek creative thresholds. We talked to Burns about the provocativeness of lacto-fermentation and other meaty topics here.

Ken Friedman And April Bloomfield Score Big With San Francisco Critic At Tosca 2.0

Bay Area legend gets the reboot it deserves
Dec 3, 2013 11:30 am

In January New York City restaurateur Ken Friedman announced plans to take over legendary San Francisco bar Tosca with his longtime chef-partner April Bloomfield. How would two New Yorkers fare in rebooting a 93-year-old legend? Well, the reviews are in. 

Dirt Candy Chef Amanda Cohen Making Her West Coast Debut At Omnivore Books

People of SF: Cohen is your kind of human
Sep 18, 2013 3:00 pm

On Sunday, acclaimed NYC vegetable wizard Cohen appears at San Francisco’s Omnivore Books, where she will be signing cookbooks, talking about the history of vegetarian food, dishing the dirt on running a restaurant and serving her portobello mousse. Do not sleep on this.

A Brooklyn Beer Geek Discovers San Francisco Serving A Little More Than Fernet

A week of stellar American craft beer was in store
Jul 16, 2013 12:02 pm

San Francisco, the city where American craft beer began has for decades had one of the country's richest beer cultures, is only getting richer. With the encouragement of my editors at Food Republic, I was in town for a week from New York to try as many local beers as possible. Here's what I found.

San Francisco: Ken Friedman On His Plans For Tosca’s ‘All-Italian’ Menu

Spotted Pig owner expands to North Beach
Feb 4, 2013 2:03 pm

Over the past two weeks we’ve run interviews with Ken Friedman, the prolific New York City restaurateur and former music industry executive. He recently announced plans for a forthcoming reboot of Tosca in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, his first non-Gotham opening with chef-partner April Bloomfield. We asked him to fill us in on some of the details.

Scott Anderson Kicks Off The Blowout 12 Nights Of Meadowood

Napa Valley is the place to be
Dec 10, 2012 10:31 am

The 12 Nights Of Christmas At Meadowood has become a bit of a San Francisco tradition where Napa Valley chef Christopher Kostow ( of the Restaurant at Meadowood) invites 12 guest chefs to serve dinners with 12 legendary wine producers. Each of the 12 Days dinners cost $1,240 per couple and includes an overnight stay — with some of the profits benefiting Share Our Strength along the way

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