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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Nine: Novela Serves Cocktails for Rock Royalty

Wednesday Nine: Novela Serves Cocktails for Rock Royalty

Bon Appetit Think…
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Dining, SFoodie Thursday: Make Lisa Simpson Go Vegan

Thursday: Make Lisa Simpson Go Vegan

The Lodge Is Softly Open! The former Rickybobby at 400 Haight St. is now The Lodge, and The…
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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Six: Lazy Bear Gets Industrious, McDonald's Faceplants Twice, Sinbad's Last Voyage

Wednesday Six: Lazy Bear Gets Industrious, McDonald's Faceplants Twice, Sinbad's Last Voyage

Lazy Bear Expands on Both Ends Can't seem to get at ticket for Lazy Bear, no matter how industrious you are? (You're…
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Dining, SFoodie Five Guest Chefs Hit Kearny St. Super Duper Next Week

Five Guest Chefs Hit Kearny St. Super Duper Next Week

Super Duper, the homegrown burger chain well-known for occasionally giving away hundreds of burgers at a time, is taking whatever lingering connection artisanal hamburgers have to McDonald’s and setting it aflame. Next week, from Monday, Aug. 17 to Friday,…
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Dining, SFoodie Is Benu's Corey Lee One of <em>Food & Wine</em>'s Best New Chefs?

Is Benu's Corey Lee One of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs?

Every year, just before Food & Wine magazine announces its annual list of 10 best new chefs, editor Dana Cowin (@fwscout) tweets out hints about the winners, using the hashtag #BestNewChefs. At least one Bay Area chef usually makes the…
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Dining, SFoodie James Syhabout and Hawker Fare: Anatomy of a Scoop

James Syhabout and Hawker Fare: Anatomy of a Scoop

Grub Street's Jay Barmann set off the equivalent of a stalkerazzi scuffle to catch a limo-glimpse of the Bieber when he broke word…
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Dining, SFoodie The 30-Year-Old Chefs Influencing What You Eat

The 30-Year-Old Chefs Influencing What You Eat

Our favorite morsel from the Web. Argue on your own time whether the Spice Kit guys belong with Ravi Kapur, Corey Lee, and James Syhabout. The August issue of San Francisco magazine has house food scribe Josh Sens waxing all…
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Dining, SFoodie 'Eat' Extra: James Syhabout of Commis Talks Technique

'Eat' Extra: James Syhabout of Commis Talks Technique

James Syhabout, chef of Commis, which I review today, has done time in the kitchens of restaurants that foodistas place high on their bucket list: The Fat Duck and El Bulli in Europe, Coi and Manresa in the Bay Area.…
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Dining, SFoodie This Week in 'Eat': Mining Music Metaphors at Commis

This Week in 'Eat': Mining Music Metaphors at Commis

This week in "Eat," SF Weekly restaurant critic Jonathan Kauffman enlists harmonics to describe the polyphony of flavors latent in James Syhabout's best dishes at Commis. Kauffman: The tone that gave an appetizer of duck-liver mousse its resonance wasn't the…
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Dining, Eat Commis sets the price and standard for harmonious flavors

Commis sets the price and standard for harmonious flavors

Musicians know that a note is not just a note. The fundamental note they play is bolstered by dozens of other tones that thrum above and below it — octaves, fourths, major thirds — in realms we can't quite consciously…
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Dining, SFoodie Tomorrow in 'Eat': Jonathan Kauffman Has the Last Word on Commis

Tomorrow in 'Eat': Jonathan Kauffman Has the Last Word on Commis

Of all the Bay Area restaurants that opened in 2009, none made the sparks fly like Commis. The tiny Oakland showplace by S.F. expat James Syhabout left some critics ready to declare Piedmont Avenue the new Roses, while others couldn't…
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