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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tuesday Six: Freddie Prinze Jr.'s Cookbook, Michelin Stars Gone Wild

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:12 AM

  • via Rodale Wellness
The world of Michelin stars gets ever more competitive for chefs but easier to manage as a diner.

Freddie Prinze Jr. releases the cookbook you’ve been waiting for your entire life 
Re member when it was the '90s, and everything was better? Well, the '90s actor famous for having the most stable Hollywood marriage with his wife Sarah Michelle Gellar has finally answered our prayers and published a cookbook. It’s family-focused and rooted in Freddie's New Mexican upbringing. If you buy his book, now he will know what you did this summer. (That joke has been a long time coming.)

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Purple Pickled Eggs at 1300 on Fillmore

Posted By on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Hoppin' John Crispy Pig Ear - KATHERINE WILLIAMS
  • Katherine Williams
  • Hoppin' John Crispy Pig Ear

A recent change in the kitchen staff at 1300 on Fillmore has resulted in some interesting additions to its Low Country-inspired menu of artfully plated dishes. Later this year, founding chef David Lawrence will be leaving the kitchen of 1300 on Fillmore to open Black Bark, lthe FIllmore's first barbecue joint since 2000. He'll be leaving 1300's kitchen in the hands of the new Chef de Cuisine, Jake Whitlock (of Ichi Sushi).

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Friday, November 6, 2015

What's cooking at 1300 on Fillmore

Posted By on Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM

  • Ali Wunderman

I’m no Southerner, but there’s a special place in my heart (and my stomach) for innovative but authentic Southern food. That’s why I was eager to try out 1300 on Fillmore’s revamped menu, because I’ll never not be a sucker for fried chicken.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Details on Daniel Patterson's Purchase of Alfred's Steakhouse

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 7:00 AM

  • Ali Wunderman
Alfred’s Steakhouse, we hardly knew ye.

Alfred’s has been a known entity in the world of high-quality dining for almost 100 years, but it seems even the restaurants with the deepest roots aren’t immune from the changes that come with time.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Dirty Water Launches Lunch

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM

BLTA sandwich - MARY LADD
  • Mary Ladd
  • BLTA sandwich

Earlier this month, Dirty Water kicked off lunch service. Yes, the popular axis deer tartare dish is intact and remains a must have — SF Weekly’s Peter Lawrence Kane shared the savory details in his July 15 writeup. The restaurant slash beer brewery slash bar, situated among the ground-floor eateries in the same building that houses Twitter’s HQ, looks like a key part of the eating scene unfolding in the mid-Market area.

Dirty Water's BLTA sandwich is a good take on a summer classic: chunky grilled levain bread lathered with mayo, perky lolla rossa organic green lettuce, juicy tomatoes and sliced avocado. The lunch menu from Chef Chris Fissel (formerly of La Terrasse, Chez Nous & the Beach Chalet) is already steering away from the paleo trademarks that were a part of the restaurant’s summer debut. (In other chef shuffle news, opening Chef Jarad Gallagher is said to be devoting his efforts to the business side of the restaurant these days.) 

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mourad Starts Lunch, the Cavalier Rolls Out Sunday Roasts

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Avocado toast with sardine, grapefruit, cress, and marash. - MOURAD
  • Mourad
  • Avocado toast with sardine, grapefruit, cress, and marash.

Two relatively new SOMA restaurants have decided to expand their offerings.

Mourad, the highly regarded and stunningly capacious ground-floor tenant at 140 New Montgomery, has ventured into lunch terrain. On weekdays from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., diners can gorge on Mourad Lahlou’s salmon with zucchini, cucumber, roe, and basil; basteeya duck with rhubarb, young almond, and verjus; and couscous with brassicas, brown butter, and preserved lemon. Sweet tooth throbbing on ya? Pastry Chef Melissa Chou’s lunch dessert menu includes panna cotta with cherries, rose, and black sesame. And if you really just have no responsibilities beyond enjoying yourself for the remainder of the afternoon, sit back with a Corazon el Fuego (mazcal, tequila, the Iranian honey-vinegar known as sekanjabin, cassis, and habanero).

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Don't Panic: Bender's Is Not Losing Its Tots!

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 12:45 PM

  • Rebekah T./Yelp

Giordano Bros.' North Beach location is shuttering, which means that the French fry-stuffed sandwiches will soon be available only in the Mission shop. Elsewhere in the Mission, another starchy, potato-based emergency was averted when, as Uptown Almanac reports, Bender's is keeping its tater tots in spite of losing its chef and getting a new menu. The pieces fall into place tonight, for Whiskey Wednesday.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Dive Bar Alert: Amnesia

Posted By on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 5:11 PM

  • Amnesia Bar

Oh God, one of the true linchpins of the Mission dive scene, Amnesia, has been sold to Beth and Craig Wathen of City Beer Store, and two other partners

Capp Street Crap caught it, flagging soon-to-be-former owner Shawn Magee's Facebook post, which mostly highlights the history of Magee's ownership of the "1930s Parisian cafe minus the accents and cigarette smoke." (Magee is also the co-owner, along with Chris Milstead, of Driftwood in the Mission.)

If you have an inkling to read the entirety of Amnesia's Facebook post, please do (it's sweet), but we have bolded the relevant parts, below the jump. Magee emphasizes, in caps, that "AMNESIA IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE," and there's ample reason to believe it, but as my colleague said when I blurted out the news, "We've heard that before."

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fort Mason Is Getting a New Restaurant, and Its View Will Be Magic

Posted By on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 10:38 AM

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When the Fort Mason Center revealed that a new restaurant would be going in for the first time since the 1970s, there was an air of mystery about the entire thing. What’s going in there? Why did this take so long? Why was there a decades-long interval between Greens and, well, The Interval?

SF Weekly spoke with Nick Kinsey, Fort Mason Center’s Director of External Affairs, who is fully prepared to give up his smashing view of the Golden Gate Bridge so that restaurant patrons may one day have it.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Vegan Mecca Millennium Closing After More Than 20 Years

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 1:47 PM

Millennium was known for its elegant, richly plated vegan dishes. - FACEBOOK/MILLENNIUM

Well, another one bites the dust. Millennium, the fine dining vegan spot in the Tenderloin, has announced that it will be closing as the hotel that houses it, the Hotel California, has been sold.

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