Argue on your own time whether the Spice Kit guys belong with Ravi Kapur, Corey Lee, and James Syhabout. The August issue of San Francisco magazine has house food scribe Josh Sens waxing all Dawn of a New Age on the handful of 30-year-old chefs San Francisco posits as the new guard of Bay Area cooking. The three mentioned above (plus Will Pacio and Fred Tang of Spice Kit), with Lauren Kiino, Joshua Skenes, Richie Nakano, and Kim Alter. Sens:
Mostly, what defines these new chefs is the way in which they wriggle free of standard definitions. Instead of chasing trends, they follow their own interests, leaving us to wonder where they'll take us next.Wriggle free of SFoodie long enough to ponder Sens' ode to the chef-pants equivalent of the Muppet Babies.