Food & Wine is doing a poll this year, separate from their editorial choices for Best New Chefs, for "The People's Best New Chef."
Tartine's on there twice but Una Pizza Napoletana doesn't make the cut? We call bullshit.
Will it be one the James Beard Award favorites too?
More fodder for the S.F.-NYC rivalry, via a NYT food writer.
San Francisco media sure does like to do burrito comparisons, and 7x7 kicks off the year doing a blind taste test of seven carne asado burritos from the usual suspects, throwing Chipotle in there for kicks. We sort of feel...
The deadline for voting is January 30.
The Daily Meal releases a list that we're sure is just designed to bother us.
Kauffman Sings the Praises of Cotogna; The Guardian Does a Year-End Wrap-Up; and Reidinger Reviews Moya
Jonathan Kauffman writes that Cotogna is "beautifully realized — translating everything that is so refined about [next-door big sister] Quince into classic California simplicity." He loves the garganelli with rabbit and artichokes, which he describes as "pasta that rewarded the...
"#10: Useless restaurant websites. I can’t believe I have to go over the basics, but here goes: no flash intro (thanks for wasting my time for 20 seconds, can I just get the information I’m looking for?); hell, no flash...
He couldn't quite whittle the list down to ten.
We think Jonathan Kauffman did a pretty good job summing things up.
Bauer Loves the New Mina, Kind of Likes Five in Berkeley; Matthews Wants to Love Zut!; Patti U. Rounds Up Her Faves of the Year
The new Michael Mina gets three and a half stars, and is probably on the road back to four.
We're more inclined toward the cheap stuff ourselves, but in case you have a bond-trader brother-in-law to shop for...
Including the vegan tasting menu at Cyrus!
"Across the street from Commis is Anatoly's Men's Clothing, new suits for $99... An unlikely locale for a restaurant with SoHo savoir faire: stark and simple, with opaque glass and no name on the door. Commis is a block buster,...
Jon Bonne picks out a whopping 28 Pinot Noirs for the list, and one token Merlot.
Another day, another list, this time from 'Wine Enthusiast.'