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Dining, SFoodie Fillmore: Bites, Sips, and Shopping at Next Week's Food and Wine Festival

Fillmore: Bites, Sips, and Shopping at Next Week's Food and Wine Festival

October serves up a chance to feel enthusiastic: a legitimate excuse to dress up and be extra creative gets the Halloween juices going', skies are blue and sunny at long last, gorgeous produce abounds, and there's a bounty of festivals…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers March 26-April 2, 2014

Barrel Head Brewhouse: NoPa has a new neighborhood hang that's not, uh, NoPa in this new brewhouse and restaurant from the folks behind Dear Mom and Thieves Tavern. Brewery won't be fired up for a few weeks, but there's bar…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers March 19-25, 2014

The Coachman: Local celeb chef Charles Phan (The Slanted Door, Hard Water, Vietnamese Home Cooking) surprises everyone by trying his hand at British food. Menu options include fried smelt, bone marrow with snails, prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, and skate…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers March 12-18, 2014

The Coachman: Local celeb chef Charles Phan (The Slanted Door, Hard Water, Vietnamese Home Cooking) surprises everyone by trying his hand at British food. Menu options include fried smelt, bone marrow with snails, prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, and skate…
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Dining, SFoodie Drink of the Week: Sippin' with The Old Scout at Hard Water

Drink of the Week: Sippin' with The Old Scout at Hard Water

If you love whiskey, bourbon in particular, then Hard Water is the church where you pray. The teacup-sized space with a grand total of 47 seats is perpetually busy with folks like me who have come to have blessings…
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Dining, Eat Hard Water: Charles Phan's Exciting Expansion Into Southern Food

Hard Water: Charles Phan's Exciting Expansion Into Southern Food

It's all a bit mystifying why Charles Phan — who created both Slanted Door and Wo Hing General Store, and who just published a cookbook, Vietnamese Home Cooking, on the cuisine he's been making for the past two decades —…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

20 Spot: This new Mission wine bar has a mid-century design and small bites like deviled duck eggs, rabbit pate, and poached pear pound cake, along with a 100 bottle-strong wine list with 25 by-the-glass selections. 3565 20th St., 624-3140.…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

Hard Water: Charles Phan's new Embarcadero spot has a New Orleans theme, with dishes like boiled peanuts, seafood gumbo, okra etouffee, braised rabbit, and a raw bar featuring Hog Island oysters and cracked crab. Plus, a two-page whiskey menu and…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

The Alchemist Bar & Lounge: A phonograph playing old-timey music sets the mood as you walk through the ground floor entrance of this second-floor SOMA bar. Upstairs, find vintage sofas, projected silent movies, and intriguing cocktails. 679 Third, 746-9968. alchemistsf.com.…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. The Alchemist Bar & Lounge: A phonograph playing old-timey music sets the mood as you walk through the ground floor entrance of this second-floor SOMA…
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Dining, Eat South: Charles Phan Expands His Empire

South: Charles Phan Expands His Empire

Chef Charles Phan had one word when Randall Kline, the founder of SF JAZZ, asked the Slanted Door chef to take over the café South at SF JAZZ's new permanent space on Franklin and Fell. "I said, 'No,'" Phan said.…
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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday: Learn Chef Secrets From Blogger and New Cookbook Author Adam Roberts

Wednesday: Learn Chef Secrets From Blogger and New Cookbook Author Adam Roberts

Food blogger Adam Roberts, otherwise known as the Amateur Gourmet, has just released a new cookbook and is coming to S.F. this week to celebrate it. To write Secrets of the Best Chefs, Roberts traveled around the country visiting the…
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Dining, Eat Out the Door: Admire the Cookbook, Eat at the Restaurant

Out the Door: Admire the Cookbook, Eat at the Restaurant

When Charles Phan's Vietnamese Home Cooking hit my desk a few weeks ago, I read it cover to cover. It's the local chef's long-anticipated first cookbook, full of recipes from his celebrated Slanted Door restaurant as well as dishes Phan…
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Dining, SFoodie Food Trucks and Celebrity Chefs to Celebrate Asian Heritage

Food Trucks and Celebrity Chefs to Celebrate Asian Heritage

When: May 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Larkin (at Grove to Ellis) Cost: Free admission The Rundown: Organizers of the Eighth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration, the largest gathering of Asian Pacific Americans in the country, promise the event…
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Dining, SFoodie Chucky Dugo's Recipe for Hazelnut-Ricotta Cake with Huckleberries

Chucky Dugo's Recipe for Hazelnut-Ricotta Cake with Huckleberries

As part of SFoodie's interview with Chucky Dugo, pastry chef for the Charles Phan restaurant group (read part one here and part two here), we asked Dugo for one of his current favorite recipes. Dugo recently put this dessert on…
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Dining, SFoodie Q&A With Slanted Door's Chucky Dugo, part 2: Saying No to Fusion and Yes to Klondike Bars

Q&A With Slanted Door's Chucky Dugo, part 2: Saying No to Fusion and Yes to Klondike Bars

Chucky Dugo, pastry chef for Charles Phan's restaurants -- including Slanted Door, Out the Door, and Wo Hing General Store -- started his career in San Francisco, but talked his way into running a chain of patisseries in Taipei. Dugo…
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Dining, SFoodie Q&A With Slanted Door's Chucky Dugo, part 1: From Paris-Brest to Taipei and Back

Q&A With Slanted Door's Chucky Dugo, part 1: From Paris-Brest to Taipei and Back

Chucky Dugo, pastry chef for Charles Phan's restaurants -- including Slanted Door, Out the Door, and the Moss Room -- grew up in a small town in the Central Valley with a big Italian family. Meals, especially at holidays, were…
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Dining, SFoodie Charles Phan's New Project, the Penthouse Club & Steakhouse, and Medjool Changes

Charles Phan's New Project, the Penthouse Club & Steakhouse, and Medjool Changes

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. While physicaly not far from his Ferry Building restaurant the Slanted Door, Charles Phan's pending restaurant on Pier 3 will be world's away…
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Dining, SFoodie Wo Hing General Store: Cantonese Home Cooking Not for the Masses

Wo Hing General Store: Cantonese Home Cooking Not for the Masses

​It took me a few weeks to sort through my feelings about Charles Phan's new Wo Hing General Store, the subject of this week's full-length restaurant review in the paper. The Slanted Door owner is nationally known for Vietnamese food,…
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Dining, Eat Wo Hing General Store: Charles Phan Tries Cantonese Food

Wo Hing General Store: Charles Phan Tries Cantonese Food

Déjà vu arrived along with Wo Hing General Store's poached yellow-feather chicken and ginger-scallion relish ($18). A breed with slimmer breasts, fuller flavor, and saffron-colored skin, the chicken was hacked into pieces and poached just until the red at the…
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