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Dining, SFoodie Transit Café: Another Reason To Find Transport To The Presidio

Transit Café: Another Reason To Find Transport To The Presidio

George Lucas might still be the most influential figure around the Presidio, but he's got competition for supremacy, as Traci des Jardins unveiled her third restaurant within the former military complex. After tackling Californian cuisine by way of Spain…
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Dining, Fresh Eats The Commissary: Spanish Food, Now at Attention in the Presidio

The Commissary: Spanish Food, Now at Attention in the Presidio

The Commissary, a new restaurant from Traci Des Jardins and the Presidio Trust, has opened its doors. Housed in a former military mess hall, the repurposed space offers California fare with Spanish influences. "We wanted to pay homage to the…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers May 28-June 3, 2014

Bartlett Hall: Union Square gets yet another brewpub, this one from the folks behind Maverick. They bring with them their famous butter burger, along with a menu of updated pub grub and classic cocktails with a twist. 242 O'Farrell, 433-4332,…
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Dining, SFoodie Presidio: Hot Eating and Drinking Destination?

Presidio: Hot Eating and Drinking Destination?

The Presidio is a national park that is by all accounts a pretty and nice place to exercise and look at spiral art. Now, there's more of a draw as the area morphs into something of a food and beverage…
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Dining, SFoodie Inside the California Food Revolution with Joyce Goldstein

Inside the California Food Revolution with Joyce Goldstein

Joyce Goldstein and her new book Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness (University of California Press) was toasted at a chef-tastic event at Perbacco restaurant this week. The California food revolution has been not-so-quietly…
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Dining, SFoodie Jardinière Installs Rooftop Beehives

Jardinière Installs Rooftop Beehives

Jardinière is the latest San Francisco restaurant to join the worker bee workforce with its new rooftop beehives. Honey is already being produced and used in the kitchen for dishes such as smoked honey jus with duck breast, honey glazed…
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Dining, SFoodie Hot Dogs Stink, S.F. HuffPo Does Food, and Willie Brown Eats in the Mission

Hot Dogs Stink, S.F. HuffPo Does Food, and Willie Brown Eats in the Mission

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Looking for the hot dog cart near AT&T Park? Come back after July 27. The Department of Public Works is playing its lovely…
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Dining, SFoodie Mijita May Head East, Chef Pop-Ups, More Burgers, and Kink.com's New Bar

Mijita May Head East, Chef Pop-Ups, More Burgers, and Kink.com's New Bar

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. If opening a Mexican restaurant, head east. Inside Scoop reports, via Bloomberg News, that chef Traci Des Jardins is looking at New York,…
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Dining, SFoodie Traci Des Jardins on <i>Top Chef Masters</i>, Duck Love, and Pop-Ups

Traci Des Jardins on Top Chef Masters, Duck Love, and Pop-Ups

Our local Top Chef Masters cheftestant Traci Des Jardins didn't win the title last night, but she did take home more than $30,000 for La Cocina and made us very proud. We spoke with her this afternoon, just for the…
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Dining, SFoodie <i>Top Chef Masters</i>: Nostalgic Finale Edition

Top Chef Masters: Nostalgic Finale Edition

Last night brought the finale of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, and our SF-based Traci Des Jardins was in it to win it. On the line was $100,000 for the cheftestants' charity of choice. For those of us rooting for the…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef Masters</em>, Week 7: Of Love and Body Parts (Some Severed)

Top Chef Masters, Week 7: Of Love and Body Parts (Some Severed)

Last night's Top Chef Masters began with senses-blocking toys: blindfolds and earplugs and and nose plugs, oh my. For the Quickfire, the cheftestants could have only one orifice (or limb) open at a time, going from their mouths, to their…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef Masters</em>, Week 6: Traci Gives Adam What He Wants, Scores Big for La Cocina

Top Chef Masters, Week 6: Traci Gives Adam What He Wants, Scores Big for La Cocina

We know there's a rockin' contestant from Santa Cruz still in the running to be the Next American Idol (be sure to overenunciate every word, like Seacrest), but SFoodie is all about the fact that S.F. chef Traci Des Jardins…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef Masters</em>, Week 5: Slow Food at the Drive-Through

Top Chef Masters, Week 5: Slow Food at the Drive-Through

Last night's Top Chef Masters was called "Would You Like Fries with That?" ― a full-on low-end episode with the Masters touch. The Quickfire was dollar-menu style, as the cheftestants had to make an appetizer with a price tag for…
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Dining, SFoodie <i>Top Chef Masters</i>: Traci Des Jardins Hosts Her Own Party

Top Chef Masters: Traci Des Jardins Hosts Her Own Party

SFoodie got word that cheftestant Traci Des Jardins would be having a Top Chef Masters viewing party at her casual dining joint, Public House. It was, of course, open to the public, so we headed down there for a…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef Masters</em>, Week 2: Kelis Is Picky About Balls, Joan About Her Eggs

Top Chef Masters, Week 2: Kelis Is Picky About Balls, Joan About Her Eggs

The first two minutes of last night's Top Chef Masters were exciting, as cheftestant John S. had to leave because of an emergency at home. Naomi, of Portland's Beast, smirked that the competition was one person less stiff and then…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef Masters</em>, Week 1: Traci Snarls, La Cocina Wins!

Top Chef Masters, Week 1: Traci Snarls, La Cocina Wins!

We are still suffering from a bit of Top Chef overload, but the new season of Top Chef Masters with new host, format, and judges brought us right back into the world of cheftestants, Quickfires, and knife packings. We tuned…
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Dining, SFoodie Mijita's Chilaquiles

Mijita's Chilaquiles

Friday, August 6, 2010 Maybe, like egg salad or doughnuts, chilaquiles are never really bad. What makes them good: attention to texture, plus, as a starting point, a tortilla base that strives for more than the grease and salt of…
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Dining, Eat Half right: New brewpubs attempt to reach bistro-level quality, with mixed results

Half right: New brewpubs attempt to reach bistro-level quality, with mixed results

How is it that the craft beer movement has stayed populist? Considering the fact that 750 ml bottles of Belgian-style ales retail for $20 and up, and that it's now common to see page-length tasting notes on a cask-conditioned ale…
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Dining, SFoodie Traci Des Jardins Lines Up Epic Talent for Taste of the Nation Benefit

Traci Des Jardins Lines Up Epic Talent for Taste of the Nation Benefit

Traci Des Jardins is San Francisco's honorary chair of Share Our Strength, a nonprofit with the motto "no kid hungry," and she's pulled together an impressive selection of culinary talents for Thursday's Taste of the Nation benefit. More than 40…
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Dining, SFoodie Awesome Range of Beers at Public House Leads the League

Awesome Range of Beers at Public House Leads the League

If the Giants keep winning, AT&T Park should be packed for the home stand that starts next Friday. This season, no longer will fans need to shell out big bucks for mediocre food inside the park when there's Traci Des…
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