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SF's Native Elements

San Francisco is home to one of the most noted bands in the Bay Area reggae scene. Native Elements is a talented collective of both musicians and vocalists blending together R&B, soul, and dub, creating a cohesive unique sound. You might have seen them at SF's Reggae in the Park, Humbolt's Reggae on the River, or at the Monterey Bay ReggaeFest - you can catch them in full force monthly at Pier 23.

Check out Native Elements live at Pier 23 Saturday, September 27th at 10 pm.

The Eat + Drink List



1. Design and dine

Make this Bruschetta Tonight





Bruschetta with Sweet Peppers and Ricotta



Each year at the farmers’ market seems to bring bell peppers in ever more stunning colors. By mid-September, Bay Area markets are ablaze with red, yellow, green and orange peppers and multicolored combinations thereof. I can’t resist them. To show off their colors, I’ll braise them together, then spoon them over ricotta-topped bruschetta (oiled toast).

A Walk in the Park

It was mom (and dad's) night out last Friday in Golden Gate Park where supporters of the San Francisco Parks Trust gathered for a gala on the grand veranda of the dazzling Conservatory of Flowers.

Clear-walled tents retained the flower-rific view for these gala-goers while keeping the thickly flowing fog at bay. Guests warmed themselves by wandering through the steamy delights inside the august and historic Conservatory, in addition to supping and snacking on the McCall Associates bountiful buffet which featured such fun "family-style" foods as mini-triangles of grilled cheese served with a demitasse of soup.

Goat cheese and green onion galette from Joanne Weir's Wine Country Cooking

Hey, it's like fall out there. This strikes us as the perfect tart for a cool night, maybe with a cup of soup or salad beside. The perfect recipe for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, and equally good, we suspect, for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or a light dinner. Go on, make it. You know you want to.

Goat Cheese and Green Onion Galette


A galette is a fancy way of saying “a thin pie.” This one has a crunchy dough, rich with butter, that is a perfect casing for creamy ricotta, crème fraîche, mozzarella, fresh green onions, and Parmigiano. You’ll see why this has been one of my all-time favorites for years.

11/2 cups all-purpose flour

Stable Cafe turns two (weeks) tomorrow!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I've finally reached the age where I can't open my inbox without receiving a birth announcement, baby shower invitation, or photograph of a pink newborn. These are the same people whose weddings I attended about three years back, so it shouldn't come as such a surprise. Yet it does, every time.

 
Stable Cafe turns two weeks old tomorrow.

Kate Somerville in SF


Kate Somerville at her L.A. med-spa. Courtesy of Kate Somerville

Dosa on Fillmore: Opening Soon


Anjan and Emily Mitra in their first days at Dosa
in the Mission.


Anjan Mitra, co-owner (with his wife Emily) of Dosa, is gearing up to launch Dosa on Fillmore. Located on the corner of Post Street, in the old Goodwill space right across from the Sundance Kabuki theater, it promises to add a good bit of spice to that part of town. The new Dosa will be open until midnight and serve lunch and a weekend brunch too. We’re looking forward following up our next Fillmore concert, movie-night-out or post-Kabuki Springs soak with a little South Indian fix. Anjan gave us the latest.
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