From the monthly archives: October 2016

San Francisco is home to several marketplaces, where food stores and eateries assemble together in a shared space. The Ferry Building is the grand-daddy of them all, but mini marketplaces have popped up around town, which makes sense given the high commercial rents in the city.

One marketplace that opened earlier this year is called […]

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When Firebrand Artisan Breads opened last fall in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood, it attracted the weekday lunch crowd from nearby offices with a partnership with Pal’s Takeaway who sold creative sandwiches from a window embedded in the modern bakery.

But earlier this summer, Firebrand and Pal’s Takeaway parted ways and Firebrand co-owners Matt Kreutz and Colleen Orland […]

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Halloween over the years has really turned into more of a party for the adults than the kids.

So when I started seeing red beets in the farmers markets lately, the bleeding red that typically happens when cooking with beets inspired me to create this dramatic pasta dish for a very adult-like Halloween dinner.

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Everyone kept telling me to check out Tartine Manufactory, the new culinary destination from the people behind the widely popular Tartine Bakery. So this weekend, in between the rain storms, I visited the space in the Mission area bordering Potrero Hill.

The warehouse-like space isn’t a bakery, or even a cafe. But it’s what co-founders […]

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District made a name as a wine bar when it opened almost 10 years ago in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood close to Mission Bay and a stone’s throw from AT&T Ballpark.

While it still draws the crowds, it now can’t be referred to as a wine bar after it got its full liquor license a […]

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After my full week in New York, I spent a long weekend in Chicago and had just as much fun dining on the culinary scene in this exciting city.

I’ve traveled to Chicago a few times over the last few years, and every time I visit I see a growth in the culinary scene, not […]

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Believe it or not, I still have things to say about my eating vacation to New York last month.

Admittedly, I couldn’t go to half the places on my wish list for this city. But I covered a lot of ground in the nine days in Manhattan (with a few diversions to Brooklyn and Queens), […]

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One of the most talked about restaurants in San Francisco these days features dishes not from one chef but as many as 30.

I’m talking about In Situ, the new restaurant on the ground floor of the recently expanded SFMOMA. The modern and contemporary restaurant is the creation of Chef Corey Lee, who owns the […]

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