I must meet someone in the area just south of Patterson Park on Friday. Is there a nearby place to grab a burger/sandwich and beer? Looking for a place to sit at the bar since I will be a single. Thanks. jck
This episode of My Go-To Dish features Daniel Patterson, chef-owner of Coi in San Francisco and Plum in Oakland. The best part of this video: getting to see Daniel in his home kitchen environment. He faces the same issues as the rest of us—old appliances, kids getting in the way, etc. To make his go-to soup your own, see the recipe.
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Former investor banker Umber Ahmad recounts her road from Wall Street to running a bakery in the East Village.
In the latest episode of Roots, Jason Stratton tells how he went from studying avant-garde poetry in Spain to becoming the award-winning chef of Seattle's Spinasse, Artusi, and Aragona. Roots takes a deep biographical look into the world's most influential chefs to reveal their inspirations, Ancestry.com style except not really. **UPDATE: Stratton recently announced his departure from his killer restaurants, citing a need for a sabbatical out in the great wide world. Dude is gonna read some books and nod thoughtfully at art like whoa.
A good Reuben sandwich is a perfect balance of flavors and textures, and this one delivers. Good rye bread, crisped in butter, holds generous layers of Thousand Island dressing, rich corned beef or pastrami, crunchy sauerkraut, and nutty, melty Gruyère or Swiss cheese that oozes beautifully into the other ingredients.
Covers tells a restaurant's story through its numbers. Here, Chefs Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza reveal the stats behind their James Beard Award–winning restaurant State Bird Provisions in San Francisco.
Gather round children! Today's slang session concerns TOUCHED, which is either a nice thing, or a not-so-nice thing. In this brand-new series, we devote time to the words and phrases chefs hold near and dear to their sweaty, stressed out, crass little hearts.