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Chef Chris Gerwig Stays Close to the Source at Belcampo Meat Co. on Polk

Chef Chris Gerwig Stays Close to the Source at Belcampo Meat Co. on Polk

Located on a busy corner Polk Street corner on the edge of Russian Hill, Belcampo Meat Co. is the brainchild of Todd Robinson and Anya Fernald, who have pioneered a business model for butchery from their farm at Mount Shasta to several Northern California locations,…

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First Look: Chef Alexander Alioto Brings Plin to the Mission

First Look: Chef Alexander Alioto Brings Plin to the Mission

With the surname Alioto, Chef Alexander was practically fated to enter the restaurant industry. Ask him, and he’ll tell you how from a young age it seemed the only natural profession. The chef recently celebrated the next chapter in an already impressive career with the…

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Chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel Takes the Helm at Outerlands

Chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel Takes the Helm at Outerlands

When popular Sunset District restaurant Outerlands closed for remodeling at the end of 2013, apprehension turned to skepticism as news broke that Chef Brett Cooper would not return, and the reopening date got delayed. But under Dave Muller and Lana Porcello’s ownership, the restaurant remains…

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Big Chef Tom Prepares for ‘Belly Burgers’ Debut in SoMA

Big Chef Tom Prepares for ‘Belly Burgers’ Debut in SoMA

Former Food Network personality and local purveyor of pork belly burgers, Tom Pizzica (perhaps better known by his moniker Big Chef Tom), sets his pint on the table with a weary smile before settling in to tell the story of Big Chef Tom’s Belly Burgers.

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Joyce Goldstein Discusses Roots of Spanish Cuisine in SF

Joyce Goldstein Discusses Roots of Spanish Cuisine in SF

To say Joyce Goldstein is a repository of culinary knowledge, both local and foreign, is no exaggeration. Over the course of a decades-long career, she has been a teacher, chef, cookbook author, consultant and more, but no matter what she’s doing, it is always with…

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SF’s Oldest German Restaurant Schroeder’s Gets A New Look in the FiDi

SF’s Oldest German Restaurant Schroeder’s Gets A New Look in the FiDi

After four months of renovation and a soft opening leading into limited dinner service last week, Financial District institution Schroeder’s is back in full swing. With the retirement of Jana and Stefan Filipcik at the end of 2013, new owners Jan Wiginton and Andy Chun…

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Award Winning “La Bella Rosa” Pizza Arrives at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

Award Winning “La Bella Rosa” Pizza Arrives at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

Starting today and ending May 11, Chef Laura Meyer’s creation La Bella Rosa, which took first place in the Non-Traditional Pizza Division at this year’s International Pizza Expo, will have a limited run at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana. The pizza is topped with mozzarella, braised lamb,…

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Bay Area Well Represented With James Beard Award Finalists

Bay Area Well Represented With James Beard Award Finalists

The announcement of the finalists for this year’s James Beard Awards brought in many cheers with the Bay Area well represented in several categories.

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Vendors at Off the Grid Fort Mason This Year

Vendors at Off the Grid Fort Mason This Year

Bay Area street food organizer Off the Grid opened the 2014 season at Fort Mason last with it’s latest collection of street food vendors. With trucks and tents tightly packed side by side in an L-shape culminating in a large, open seating area, the popular…

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First Look: Charles Phan’s The Coachman

First Look: Charles Phan’s The Coachman

Quietly shuttering Heaven’s Dog bar and restaurant for renovations in late 2012, Charles Phan and The Slanted Door group have reinvented the 4,200-square-foot SoMa space at 1148 Mission Street as the Coachman—a British-inspired gastropub with a meat-heavy savory menu, vintage cocktails and enough scotch and sherry to keep serious aficionados happy.

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Bacon and Beer Festival Moves to Oakland

Bacon and Beer Festival Moves to Oakland

Co-hosted by Bison Organic Beer, Eat Boston and Oakland Grown, the Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is a one-day event with gourmet bites from more than two dozen Bay Area chefs paired with craft beer samples from 25 local breweries. Inspired by the success of…

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Marina Favorite A16 Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Marina Favorite A16 Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Marina neighborhood haunt and destination restaurant for authentic Italian cuisine, A16 celebrates it’s 10th anniversary this month.

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