Tag Archives: artisan

Porcellino

Porcellino

There’s a three or so block area near Church and 29th that worth a saunter.  Chris Cosentino’s Incanto has recently been reinvented at Porcellino, and it’s worth a visit.  I’m personally not a fan of ordering at the counter, but the locals seem to love it.  Starting at around 28th,..
Nanzan Giro Giro
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Nanzan Giro Giro

Foodie friends love outdoing each other, and that’s just what my friend and chef Russell and his wife, Marcy, did with us on Monday night at Nanzan Giro Giro in Honolulu.  (They don’t actually have a website, so the attached link is to Yelp’s review.)  A simple full-window corner restaurant,..
College Avenue, Oakland

College Avenue, Oakland

I personally think that one of the best blocks of all College Avenue, Oakland, is its last – the 6300 block, especially the west side.  Teaming with a beautiful produce market, meat market, fish market, amazing bakery, Wood Tavern, and Southies, their bbq shop next door, you can’t go wrong..
Wood Tavern
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Wood Tavern

My husband and his friend, Vic, are regulars at Wood Tavern as is Buck, our accountant down the street.  You won’t get into this place without their status or a reservation well in advance of your date and time.  Wood Tavern is on a very popular block of College Avenue..
Chez Panisse
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Chez Panisse

We celebrated our 20th anniversary of living in San Francisco at Chez Panisse last week.   We were looking for a San Francisco restaurant with a view, but once we read Michael Bauer’s review article in the San Francisco Chronicle, giving Chez Panisse a perfect 4 for food, we just had..
Town Hall
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Town Hall

Stock & Bones Company owns Town Hall, Anchor & Hope and Salt House. They are each very unique and exemplary San Francisco restaurants. Town Hall was the first in the partnership on Doug Washington and brother Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal. Town Hall has been around a while. It started as..
Zuni Cafe
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Zuni Cafe

This is an updated repost of an article a few years back. Sadly, the amazing Judy Rodgers, Zuni Café Chef/Owner and James Beard award-winning chef passed away recently. She had an amazing following and some of the most simple yet innovative food around. Zuni Cafe Brick Oven [/caption]Zuni Cafe is..
Sidewalk Foodie Tour – North Beach

Sidewalk Foodie Tour – North Beach

After being on the Sidewalk Food Tour, boasting San Francisco’s Valencia Corridor restaurants, with friends in town, we decided to take advantage of the other foodie tour in North Beach, San Francisco’s famed Italian district. We met at Cafe Trieste where we received a briefing on our three hours of..
Prospect
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Prospect

Ravi Kapur worked for years at what is considered to be the top San Francisco restaurant Boulevard. The partners there worked with Ravi to create Prospect, a scaled down version of Boulevard with more accessible and less-pricey food. Ravi opened up Prospect with a bang, and the food was amazing...