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The restaurant business is one of those with a clear glass ceiling, where many executive chefs are often men rather than women. Few female chefs have been able to garner much attention, even in the diverse and food-crazed San Francisco Bay Area.

But one of the women who are making waves in the city is […]

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The story: The Morris is the highly anticipated new restaurant from Paul Einbund, a sommelier who has worked at some of San Francisco’s finer establishments, from Daniel Patterson’s Coi to Melissa Perello’s Frances. He’s now struck out on his own, opening the splashy new restaurant in the former home of longtime Slow Club on Mariposa.

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UPDATE: The restaurant, citing economic reasons, announced it will close its doors on Oct. 27, 2016.

The story: The people behind the successful high-end Mexican restaurant Comal in downtown Berkeley branched out to the tiny Elmwood neighborhood with a splashy new restaurant called The Advocate (how this is supposed to make you think […]

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The story: It’s no coincidence that the rise of Outerlands occurred when its kitchen was under the helm of Brett Cooper. Now the chef is back in a more elegant-but-still-casual dining room in the Mission with Aster, in cooperation with the Daniel Patterson Group.

Why I went: The Mission is a lot easier for me […]

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In some ways, you could say I’ve dined at Chez Panisse without stepping one foot into this famed Berkeley culinary institution.

That’s because California cuisine defined in the 1970s by founder and owner Alice Waters and Chef Jeremiah Tower as local, fresh and simple is now the epitome of dining in the San Francisco Bay […]

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The story: The original Fog City Diner, opened in 1985, became an instant classic for San Francisco with its waterfront views and regular clientele of local politicians. When the restaurant closed for renovations last year, it reopened as a re-imagined Fog City (diner dropped) as a modern restaurant that still retained the comfort food charm. Established […]

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UPDATE: Soon after the redo, Patterson decided it still wasn’t working and closed Plum, using the space for an expanded PB Bar.

The story: Chef Daniel Patterson, known for his fine-dining Coi in San Francisco, opened his first Oakland restaurant in Uptown and called it Plum, eventually spawning an adjacent Plum Bar. Over the years, […]

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The story: The people behind Sons & Daughters near Union Square opened a casual dining spot in North Beach, taking up the location that for many years was the fabled Washington Square Bar and Grill. The Square pays homage to that history, but the food is definitely an extension of the seasonal, local philosophy that […]

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LARKSPUR, Calif.
Exploring the North Bay, one restaurant creating much buzz since opening earlier this year is Farmshop in Larkspur Landing.

It doesn’t hurt that the name already comes with some cache for those familiar with the original Farmshop in Santa Monica by Chef/Owner Jeff Cerciello. Cerciello, who once worked at Bouchon in Napa […]

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One of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings this year burst onto the scene last month in a quiet block between the outer Mission and Potrero Hill. Central Kitchen is an industrial wonderland for Chef Thomas McNaughton to create playful and sophisticated dishes.

McNaughton, who made his name at the popular Italian restaurant Flour + […]

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State Bird Provisions is the hot new restaurant with a name that doesn’t sound like a restaurant. Still, people have been flocking here partly because of the food by Co-Owner/Chef Stuart Brioza and partly because of its unique food trays and carts simulating a dim sum tea house.

More on the food later. Let’s talk […]

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