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Dining, SFoodie Chef-Crushing on London, Discovering Anda Piroshki: This Week in Food Bloggery

Chef-Crushing on London, Discovering Anda Piroshki: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week:1. Laura Beck eats at Ubuntu, faints, then interviews chef Aaron London as soon as she recovers. London reveals that he does indeed work 100 hours a week and strives to make every part…
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Dining, SFoodie Southern Comfort, <em>Forks Over Knives</em>, and Vegan Black Metal Chef

Southern Comfort, Forks Over Knives, and Vegan Black Metal Chef

SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • Over on SFist, I have my bimonthly Three Vegan Dishes post, which includes an epic night of dining at Millennium, called the Southern Comfort dinner. You…
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Dining, SFoodie Ubuntu's Aaron London:  Cooking Like Meat Doesn't Matter

Ubuntu's Aaron London: Cooking Like Meat Doesn't Matter

When Ubuntu opened in 2007, there was great fanfare across the land. Jeremy Fox was the undisputed king of vegetables, and the restaurant topped pretty much every Best Of list. Critics (literally?) crapped their pants over its amazingness ― they…
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Dining, Eat Plum: Daniel Patterson's intricate and affordable cuisine

Plum: Daniel Patterson's intricate and affordable cuisine

Sustainable-food types wary of phrases like "immersion circulator" and "Pacojet" should dine at the counter of the open kitchen at Plum. There, the stoves are bookended by immersion circulators — those are the plastic water baths with digital thermometers —…
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Dining, SFoodie Ubuntu Offers Rare Chance to Pinch Its Leaves

Ubuntu Offers Rare Chance to Pinch Its Leaves

Fact: 80 percent of what ends up on the plate at Michelin-starred Ubuntu is grown in the restaurant's biodynamic garden. Next month, Ubuntu is offering a rare peek at the source, including garden tour and dinner. Tastes of Lion's Run…
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Dining, SFoodie Ubuntu Calls Split with Jeremy Fox 'Amicable'

Ubuntu Calls Split with Jeremy Fox 'Amicable'

Calling the split "amicable," a hot-off-the PR machine statement says the departure of Ubuntu chef Jeremy Fox was a "resignation" that'll allow the chef to "pursue other interests," the departed chef equivalent of a resigned politician explaining that he wants…
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Dining, SFoodie Ubuntu Promises Big News; Departed Chef Jeremy Fox Holds His Tongue

Ubuntu Promises Big News; Departed Chef Jeremy Fox Holds His Tongue

Since yesterday, when SFGate broke the story of a huge rupture at Napa's Ubuntu that saw the departure of chef/partner Jeremy Fox, rumors have been swirlier than a spinal twist in yoga. (Did Fox resign? Was he canned?) As usual,…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Chron</em>'s Scoop: Jeremy Fox Says Goodbye to Ubuntu

Chron's Scoop: Jeremy Fox Says Goodbye to Ubuntu

At SFGate, Scoop is reporting that nationally known chef Jeremy Fox has rolled up his yoga mat and departed from Ubuntu, the boundary-pushing vegetarian restaurant (and yoga studio) in Napa. Scoop said it didn't know the reason for Fox's exit,…
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