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chefs + restaurants

The Ten Hottest Italian Restaurants in San Francisco

Over the past few years, a host of new restaurants has returned to the roots of regional Italian cooking. Here are our favorites.
chefs + restaurants

First Taste: Blue Bottle Café

Blue Bottle Coffee has a radical cult following. Its beans (which are organic, pesticide-free, and shade-grown) are superbly roasted in small batches.
wine + spirits + beer

First Sips: Terroir Natural Wine Merchant

"A less convenient place for a wine bar I can't even imagine," my friend Richard said when I told him about Terroir.
chefs + restaurants

America’s Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants: Local Pioneers

When many chefs were still sitting in their high chairs, Alice Waters was begging farmers to grow special produce for her restaurant.
July 2008
food + cooking

It Takes a Lot of Bread to Make Bread

It always seems to me that while food lovers wildly applaud the idea of raw organic foods and artisanal products they grumble just as loudly about the price.
food + cooking

Running Into an Old Flame

A chef at Chez Panisse offers to make paella for anyone with access to an outdoor fire.
chefs + restaurants

First Taste: Nick's Cove

It’s a destination to city and Marin County types and to locals who are showing up for the bar scene and food.
food + cooking

Cooking Asian in the Napa Valley

food politics

Slow Food Festival Fires Up

Alice Waters announced a huge public celebration to be held in San Francisco next May 1-4 (that's 2008), to be called Slow Food Nation.