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Dining, Eat Stock in Trade: Pork-Mad in the Marina

Stock in Trade: Pork-Mad in the Marina

Someday in the not-too-distant future, we'll look back at today's obsession with "lardcore" (aka the obsession with baconing everything) the same way we view the '90's penchant for serving things in martini glasses — with fond amusement for something long…
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Dining, Eat Tango & Stache: Boozy Tacos Inspired by the Bar

Tango & Stache: Boozy Tacos Inspired by the Bar

Some weeks are so demanding that by week's end, you don't just want to drink a cocktail, you want to eat it too. In a taco. Thanks to Tango & Stache, you can. Serving up a rotating menu of tacos…
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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday: Learn Chef Secrets From Blogger and New Cookbook Author Adam Roberts

Wednesday: Learn Chef Secrets From Blogger and New Cookbook Author Adam Roberts

Food blogger Adam Roberts, otherwise known as the Amateur Gourmet, has just released a new cookbook and is coming to S.F. this week to celebrate it. To write Secrets of the Best Chefs, Roberts traveled around the country visiting the…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Deciphering the Wine List at Bar Tartine

Fresh Eats: Deciphering the Wine List at Bar Tartine

SF Weekly has decided to occasionally write about the wine lists of restaurants Jonathan Kauffman reviews, when appropriate. (Burger Joint: Probably not appropriate. Michael Mina: Yeah, we're on it.) Because we like to make things difficult, we're starting out at…
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Dining, SFoodie Cotogna Opens, Gary Danko Spinoff Still on Track

Cotogna Opens, Gary Danko Spinoff Still on Track

​The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. In case you hadn't heard, Michael and Lindsay Tusk's Cotogna (490 Pacific, 775-8508) opens tonight.Even though the Bank of Scotland is foreclosing on Ghirardelli…
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Dining, SFoodie Una Pizza Napoletana Tosses Out an Opening Date, the Washbag's Washed Up

Una Pizza Napoletana Tosses Out an Opening Date, the Washbag's Washed Up

​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Oho! Jay B. at Grub Street interviewed pizzaiolo Anthony Mangieri and finds that the New York transplant now has a firm opening date for…
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Music, Bouncer The Loneliest Wine Bar

The Loneliest Wine Bar

I'm gleeful now I can easily access all the TV I want online, and I don't have to give any money to Comcast, which has taken my checks long enough. Now I mainly watch Hulu, where I've enjoyed marathon sessions…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dine About Town

Dine About Town

Great food is not cheap; nor is SF Chefs. Food. Wine., a food fest that resembles nothing so much as a farmers' market selling access to top chefs, foodie luminaries, and master vintners. HQ is Union Square, tented over to…
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Dining, Eat Virginity Lost at Gary Danko

Virginity Lost at Gary Danko

The restaurant Gary Danko opened in 1999, and in 2000 the James Beard Foundation named it America's best new restaurant. It's always on the short list of the best places to eat in S.F. But in 2009, when high-ticket palaces…
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Dining, SFoodie WSJ Calls San Francisco Dining Scene 'Big White Blank'

WSJ Calls San Francisco Dining Scene 'Big White Blank'

It is with a huge dollop of disbelief and a dash of righteous anger that Chron Food Critic Michael Bauer recently posted on his blog about a Wall Street Journal column that ran this past weekend calling San Francisco…
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Music, Bouncer

Bouncer Sees The Three Stages of Relationships at Pilsner Inn

It's hard to say whether San Francisco's appeal lies more in its opportunities for participation or in its opportunities for observance. What I'm saying is, are you more the sort who lives in an urban area because you want to…
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Music, All Shook Down Gary Danko's Final Feast Fantasy: Even Freakier Than Before

Gary Danko's Final Feast Fantasy: Even Freakier Than Before

Gary Danko's farewell feast fantasy just keeps getting freakier. Not only does it involve a terribly awkward photo featuring two laughing medusas feeding one another "like at a Roman or Greek banquet," now the New Yorker reveals more of…
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Music, All Shook Down Pure Food Porn: Gary Danko Does His Best Caligula In <i>Last Supper</i>

Pure Food Porn: Gary Danko Does His Best Caligula In Last Supper

Gary Danko, can I just call you Caligula? Along with 49 of his star chef cohorts, San Francisco's own Danko deliciously entertains his last meal in a Time magazine preview of the newly released book My Last Supper: 50…
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Music, All Shook Down Zagat Survey 2008: Bay Area Restaurants, Now With Shittier Service!

Zagat Survey 2008: Bay Area Restaurants, Now With Shittier Service!

Huge restaurant news. The 2008 Zagat survey results are out, and guess what? Nothing has changed. The top seven restaurants in the Bay Area remain on top, in the exact same order as last year: Gary Danko, Boulevard, Slanted…
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Dining, Dish Enchanted

Attachment Cooking

When I was in seventh grade, back in the days when girls still took home economics (I realize I don't seem nearly as attractive as I did 10 seconds ago, but I try not to lie on anything 'cept my…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Napa Restaurant

Best Napa Restaurant Steak with garlic mashed potatoes, fried chicken with sweet potatoes, sautéed Idaho trout with bacon -- the list of comfort food at Market is comforting indeed, when you need a respite from overwrought, pricey haute cuisine or…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best New Restaurant

For the past few years, naming the best new restaurant in San Francisco has been difficult. High-end projects popped up faster than we could review them -- Fifth Floor! Gary Danko! Elisabeth Daniel! Azie! Now, in these leaner times, the…
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Dining, Side Dish

Made

On the Money Word on the street is that while some folks may be keeping a tighter grip on their pennies, a few patrons are showing off their recession-proof status. During the first week of August, a table of three…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best New Restaurant

Elisabeth Daniel belongs to the grand tradition of opulent dining exemplified by Ernie's, Fleur de Lys, and, more recently, Gary Danko and the Fifth Floor. Its seasonal cuisine, rich with caviar, foie gras, truffles, and other delicacies, is served with…
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Dining, Eat On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

As a wise man once said, unexpected travel invitations are dancing lessons from God, and for me, that statement has never rung so true as it did on a certain Sunday last fall. A friend needed a ride to what…
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