and the newly opened Burger Bar in Macy's Union Square), it seems that his heart is truly
found on the dance floor as DJ Hubert Keller, pumping out tunes that fuel the European
tropics. The Top Chef Masters contestant drops the Balearic beats of Ibiza by way of one-off parties at night spots such as San Francisco's Bambuddha Lounge and at the occasional culinary event.
5. DJ Rajah
Chef, culinary instructor, and DJ Roger Feely of Soul Cocina deftly blends the musical and edible diaspora, sourcing beats and ingredients from all continents. Find him on the streets of San Francisco, as part of the current wave of gourmet food carts.
currently a golf cart-roaming enterprise due to open a physical
storefront in -- where else? -- the Mission. An exact opening date
hasn't been set, but he says it could be as soon as early December.
3. Carlos Santana
Santana is more than just a rocker--and a shoe retailer. He owns five locations of the Maria Maria Mexican restaurant and dabbles in bubbles. His Santana DVX champagne was immortalized in a song by Saturday Night Live's Lonely Island and local rapper E-40.
2. DJ Pam the Funkstress
Those who've seen DJ Pam the Funkstress throw down on the turntables--in solo DJ sets or on tour with Oakland hip-hop group the Coup--might be surprised to know that Pam is also an expert at mixing in the kitchen. Her Piccadilly Catering in Foster City was the subject of a recent episode of local online TV show We Eating, where Pam offered a visual tease of her weekend Cajun buffet brunches.
1. DJ Mr. E
Miguel Escobedo operates two S.F. locations of his popular taqueria Papalote, and still finds plenty of time to moonlight in the clubs with funky hip-hop beats as DJ Mr. E. Papalote brings the music theme into the restaurant as well; look for the Triple Threat burrito, named after a legendary local hip-hop DJ crew.