On the Town

Kusukabe's fantastic omakase sushi dinners

New Sushi Greats, 5 Notable New SF Spots, 7 BBQ Joints, San Mateo & More

From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some coverage highlights here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for highlights here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. As I have been for over a decade, I’m on the ground daily looking for early standouts at each… Read more →

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Exploring cooking on both coasts with Charleston's Sean Brock (Husk) & SF's Daniel Patterson (Coi) during an 8/2 cooking demo

Highlights from SF CHEFS 2013

SF Chefs is one of my more anticipated food and drink events all year. Partly because it is now in its fifth year, it runs like a well-oiled ship, a buzzy flow of seminars, classes, luncheons, tasting events and parties, the four main Grand Tastings being held in an entirely tented Union Square, which always feels like a party in… Read more →

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A VIP hangout area for Dynamo Donuts, Blue Bottle Coffee and other treats

OUTSIDE LANDS 2013: A Music & Food Lover’s Dream Festival

As a couple hundred thousand people descended on Golden Gate Park for three days of some of the world’s biggest musicians at Outside Lands, San Francisco is truly represented by food, wine and beer that shames what typically passes for “festival” food and drink. Raising the bar for all festivals, James Beard restaurants serve celebrated appetizers from their restaurants, artful,… Read more →

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On the Town: Dining NEW ZEALAND-style in SF

  With America’s Cup in full swing, Team New Zealand represents with a pop-up restaurant, and visiting New Zealand chefs, one who shared NZ specialties during SF Chefs. As part of the forward-thinking design of America’s Cup Park, Waiheke Island Yacht Club is a New Zealand pop-up restaurant in historic Pier 29, open through December. Walking into the pier structure,… Read more →

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Most aromatic, striking course of the night: Pacific oysters moldering in redwood and pine

On the Town: Sweden’s Magnus Nilsson & SF’s Daniel Patterson Cook Together at Coi

  One Night Only: SWEDEN’s MAGNUS NILSSON & SF’s DANIEL PATTERSON Cook Together at COI Photos and article by Virginia Miller Food lovers in the know are well aware of Chef Magnus Nilsson and his restaurant Faviken Magasinet in the furthest reaches of northern Sweden, the small restaurant causing the biggest food magazines in the world to trek hours from… Read more →

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9/22 Altered State Fair - llama, pygmy goat, pony, rabbit, and more in the petting zoo

SF Cocktail Week 2012

A special year for SF Cocktail Week… a couple new, notable events like Jupiter Olympus‘ imaginative (Altered) State Fair (watch for their Cocktails from the Crypt event on 10/28) and the Spirited Food Trucks mixing food trucks and cocktails. Here are highlights in photos…                                … Read more →

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