Twittering of the day, ca. 2 p.m.: "Crowds (and police) hovering outside of Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Waiting for Justice Sonia Sotamayor [sic] to finish her lunch." [Ienso/Twitter via Berkeleyside]...
The guest list: 5,000.
We have confirmation of Alice's status as an active cougar!
The legendary chef of Stars and Chez Panisse says he's tired of the lack of produce down in Mexico.
The restaurant's contribution kind of makes us feel like they've given up even trying.
The collaboration between chefs and SFMoMA promises to be kind of intense.
"Beats me; every single dish I had at Chez Panisse on Monday was nearly perfect. Simple, beautiful, gorgeously cooked." Ruth Reichl, in response to a Twitter follower asking her why Alice's restaurant lost a Michelin star. Her favorite dish...
"Although Ms. Waters respects the traditions upon which the Michelin Guide bases its awards, she acknowledges that they aren't the same traditions upon which Chez Panisse has built its reputation and success over the years."
The Bay Area is abuzz with its new three-star promotion.
Top Chef Runner Up Angelo’s Sandwich Shop Closes; Cosmo’s Bachelor of the Year is a Prep Cook from Cleveland
• Angelo Sosa, who'll soon be appearing on Top Chef: All Stars, appears to have closed his Manhattan sandwich shop Xie Xie, may be looking for a bigger space. [Grub Street NY] • A Silicon Valley CEO and UC Davis...
According to a new book about leadership styles, Alice always has someone else do her firing for her.
Since 2005, Gary Danko has been #1 in the eyes of Zagat readers.
The Lady Waters lets 'Vanity Fair' into her home kitchen.
Be on the lookout for "local lion" on nearby menus.
Call us defensive, but the fig flap won't die, and S.F. chefs are still making ironic references to it on their menus.
A couple of foodievents are coming up in S.F. celebrating the great lady's Edible Schoolyards program as it relates to printmaking.
The doyenne of both locavorism and 'liberal Berkeley elitism' talks to Bill Maher about saving the nation from itself.
As his food diary shows, the Chron's stalwart restaurant critic doesn't even eat breakfast at home.
• Heart is badass because they serve wine in Mason jars. [SFoodie] • Ame and Chez Panisse are both offering special black truffle tasting menus next week. [Tablehopper] • A mid-week review of the hit brews thus far at beer...