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Dining, SFoodie New Desserts at Bluestem Brasserie, Rosa Mexicano, and Tout Sweet Pâtisserie

New Desserts at Bluestem Brasserie, Rosa Mexicano, and Tout Sweet Pâtisserie

Now that we’ve entered the post-rainbow, post-fireworks, post-peak-stone-fruit stretch of summer, there’s really only one thing on everybody’s mind: Where can I get more dessert? If you’re too scared to open up a watermelon by exploding it with rubber…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Top 10 San Francisco Foodie Accounts To Follow on Instagram

Top 10 San Francisco Foodie Accounts To Follow on Instagram

Food snapshots, along with selfies, plague the Instagram stream. There are plenty of square-cropped, filtered photos out there on the social medium platform: 200 million users with 20 billion posts, to be exact. With that in mind, it can be…
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Dining, Eat Dessert First: Two Sweet New Cafes Reinvent the Patisserie

Dessert First: Two Sweet New Cafes Reinvent the Patisserie

The European pastry shop, with its gleaming glass display cases stocked with rows of intricately layered pastries and museum-worthy glazed tarts, has never quite caught on in the States. Americans generally prefer baked goods they can eat on the go.…
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Dining, SFoodie Adorable Pastry Chef Yigit Pura on New Season of <em>Millionaire Matchmaker</em>

Adorable Pastry Chef Yigit Pura on New Season of Millionaire Matchmaker

Listen up everyone, important news: The cute-as-a-button pastry chef Yigit Pura of recently opened Tout Sweet Patisserie in Macy's Union Square will appear on the new season of the Bravo show Millionaire Matchmaker. This isn't Pura's first foray into reality…
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Dining, Eat Milk Jam: A Delectable New Trend Hits S.F. Sweet Spots

Milk Jam: A Delectable New Trend Hits S.F. Sweet Spots

Confiture au lait, or candied milk jam, is the French take on dulce de leche, though the former uses whole instead of condensed milk as the basis for a slowly simmering caramel sauce. "Confiture au lait is rather common in…
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Dining, SFoodie French-Inspired Candied Milk Jams Get a California Remix

French-Inspired Candied Milk Jams Get a California Remix

Confiture au lait, or candied milk jam, is the French take on dulce de leche, though the former uses whole instead of condensed milk as the basis for a slowly simmering caramel sauce. "Confiture au lait is rather common in…
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Dining, SFoodie Tout Sweet's Mudslide Relieves a Chocolate Emergency

Tout Sweet's Mudslide Relieves a Chocolate Emergency

Tout Sweet opened on September 8 on the third floor of Macy's in Union Square, the brainchild of Top Chef Just Desserts Season 1 winner Yigit Pura and his longtime employers at Taste Catering. Cook E. Monster knew she was…
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Dining, SFoodie Yigit Pura May Head to Macy's and the International Food Court's Future

Yigit Pura May Head to Macy's and the International Food Court's Future

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Those waiting to find out where Yigit Pura's Tout Sweet patisserie will pop-up this Summer may be able to buy a blender or…
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Dining, SFoodie Yigit Pura's Teatro ZinZanni Menu, Prime Dip Opens, and Free Farm Stand's Troubles

Yigit Pura's Teatro ZinZanni Menu, Prime Dip Opens, and Free Farm Stand's Troubles

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. The confetti and fanfare that is Teatro ZinZanni is readying to relocate at the end of the year, but its menu will see…
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Dining, SFoodie S.F.'s First Pizza Truck, an Artisan Soda Stand, and Pride Parade's Top Chef

S.F.'s First Pizza Truck, an Artisan Soda Stand, and Pride Parade's Top Chef

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. The mobile food report: Casey's Pizza, which started as a makeshift stand, will get a set of wheels by the end of August.…
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Dining, SFoodie The Top 10 Moments in Food TV in 2010

The Top 10 Moments in Food TV in 2010

Sad, but 2010 was a dismal year for television. The Jersey Shore kids came back for a second season with a new communal smush room in the same year we lost Lost, 24, and Ugly Betty. But the world of…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef</em> Yigit Pura Offering Pumpkin Tarts for Thanksgiving

Top Chef Yigit Pura Offering Pumpkin Tarts for Thanksgiving

Want a slice of Yigit Pura, winner of Top Chef: Just Desserts and pastry chef for S.F.'s Taste Catering? After we reported that Yigit's single, with dreams of opening a dessert shop with his Bravo winnings, we found out we…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef</em> Yigit Pura Wants to Open S.F. Dessert Shop with Winnings

Top Chef Yigit Pura Wants to Open S.F. Dessert Shop with Winnings

Our moment with San Francisco's Yigit Pura, winner of Top Chef: Just Desserts, got stretched out a bit longer. We grabbed a phone this morning to ask the Taste Catering pastry chef all our sugar-torching questions. SFoodie: We saw you…
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Dining, SFoodie My Moment with Yigit: The View from <em>Top Chef</em>'s Victory Bash

My Moment with Yigit: The View from Top Chef's Victory Bash

Since Episode 1 of Top Chef: Just Desserts, I've been rooting for San Francisco cutie-pie cheftestant Yigit Pura. We admit it: The boy's rosy cheeks, dimples, well-thought-out desserts, and overall sweetness make me gush. So last night after the SF…
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Dining, SFoodie It's Yigit! S.F. Pastry Chef Wins <em>Top Chef: Just Desserts</em>

It's Yigit! S.F. Pastry Chef Wins Top Chef: Just Desserts

The final challenge in last night's Top Chef: Just Desserts finale was to create a progressive four-course dessert tasting. The twist arrived with plates of desserts prepared by three top pastry chefs: Sherry Yard, Elizabeth Falkner, and Claudia Fleming. They…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef: Just Desserts</em>, Week 9: Disco Dust Bites the Dust

Top Chef: Just Desserts, Week 9: Disco Dust Bites the Dust

Last night's Top Chef: Just Desserts was like a box of chocolates: We never knew what we were going to get. The show's down to the final four chefs, and the competition was stiff, so the contestants' attitudes and bonbons…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef: Just Desserts</em>, Week 7: Edge-Of-Your-Seat Excitement Minus the Balls

Top Chef: Just Desserts, Week 7: Edge-Of-Your-Seat Excitement Minus the Balls

Everybody knows the Giants aced Game 1 of the World Series, but in last night's other competition news, Dessert Wars were on. Top Chef: Just Desserts rolled out a collection of challenge favorites, beginning with the Pastry Relay Race for…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef: Just Desserts</em>, Week 6: Dawn of the Divas

Top Chef: Just Desserts, Week 6: Dawn of the Divas

Last night's Top Chef: Just Desserts just wasn't as sweet as usual. First, there was the Quickfire Challenge: Make a savory dessert. Zac was unsure if he could do this since he doesn't cook/eat real food, only potato chips and…
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'It Gets Better': Top Chef Just Desserts' Yigit Pura Recalls Bullying

We've been watching Top Chef Just Desserts religiously, and since Episode 1 we've been crushing hard on local pastry chef Yigit Pura. He's young, adorable, has an accent, and can bake, cream, and melt the most hardened among us.…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef: Just Desserts</em>, Week 2: Elizabeth Falkner Takes Us to the Candy Shop

Top Chef: Just Desserts, Week 2: Elizabeth Falkner Takes Us to the Candy Shop

What plain ole Top Chef lacks in excitement, cuties, and villains, Top Chef: Just Desserts serves up with a vengeance. This week, San Francisco's very own Elizabeth Falkner was the judge for a Quickfire Challenge called "Creating a Dessert Celebrating…
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