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Dining, SFoodie Why Don't We Send Waiters to School?

Why Don't We Send Waiters to School?

Up until the middle of the last century, being a waiter required a significant amount of culinary skill: You didn't just greet customers and deliver food, you dressed salads, carved chickens and deboned fish, and sautéed meats at the table.…
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Dining, SFoodie Seven Hot Looks for Restaurant Critics

Seven Hot Looks for Restaurant Critics

Earlier this week, Eater ran (or is it reran? I've seen this post before) a post listing hot looks for hot chefs. Faced with a magazine shoot? Hold a knife! Or a pig's head! SFoodie knows all too well…
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Dining, Eat Specialist Referrals

Specialist Referrals

Lots of cultures have a tradition of restaurants that specialize in one particular dish. American pizzerias, for example: While they often have full menus including pastas and entrées, you'll often look around and see nothing on any table but pizza.…
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Dining, SFoodie Serious Eats: In Defense of <em>Iron Chef America</em>

Serious Eats: In Defense of Iron Chef America

Longtime Village Voice restaurant critic Robert Sietsema's exposé accusing Iron Chef America of being, well basically, a sham, (Iron Chef Boyardee) has been met with a predictable mixture of schadenfreude, mildly surprised disappointment ('Duh! It's TV!') and, at least…
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