The Chronicle Over Coffee

Here you go, a hot, steaming cup of San Francisco Chronicle food section.

The big story this week about fancy, boutique yogurt stores follows on the heels of yesterday’s Nevius feature on Survivor winner Yul Kwon’s difficulty in opening his own yogurt joint in North Beach. [The new yogurt culture]

Amanda Gold takes a visit to the tiny Olea and finds a neighborhood eatery that has embraced the trend toward ultra-fresh ingredients while bucking the trend toward many small plates. She likes it. [Menu takes surprise turns at Olea

Ron Siegel and Stephane Lacroix, executive chef and sommelier, respectively, of the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, are still working out the details of their long-mulled plan to buy Myth restaurant. Meanwhile, Myth Sommelier Alex Fox has pledged to stay on there instead of heading off to Epic Roasthouse, where Inside Scoop last week reported he’d be going. However, Myth chef Sean O’Brian has said he’ll be taking off on Jan. 31, sale or no sale. Whew. This is getting exhausting. Also, Blue Bottle Coffee is due to open today in the new Mint Plaza. [Inside Scoop]

And over at Taster’s Choice, the panel got into some plain tofu, picking House, of Southern California, as the winner. [Taster’s Choice]

The Chronicle Over Coffee