4. As part of the SFoodie's 92, which is wrapping up next week, Birdsall honors the Lao sausage sandwich at Pal's Takeaway, which both he and I have a serious thing for. I merely used the SF92 as an excuse to visit Gialina.
Side note: Congratulations to Traci Des Jardins for reminding America
that San Francisco chefs do more than visit a few farms and pick out the
best ingredients, then do nothing to them. Carina Ost has the details on her Top Chef Masters domination.
5. Finally, Jesse Hirsch continues our series of profiling SFoodie bloggers by interviewing Luis Chong,
tracker of obscure ramen varieties, seeker of odd and wonderful finds
in unexpected places. People like Chong are what make Yelp (which is where John Birdsall spotted him) worth reading.