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Sara Deseran

Sushi Ran's Sustainable Bluefin Tuna

Yesterday I posted a blog stating that Sushi Ran has bluefin tuna on their menu. I found out today that I was incorrect: Sushi Ran's tuna comes from Kindai University, where they're farm-raising Bluefin. (I noticed that today Sushi Ran's menu wording has changed, making this more explicit.)  Sebo, in SF, also sells this pricey tuna. Although it's certainly a much better alternative, the environmentalist jury is apparently still out. Still, my apologies to Sushi Ran for making the assumption that their Bluefin was wild, rather than ranch raised. 

 

 

 

Extreme Restaurant Makeovers: The Recession's Blessing

I started writing about SF’s food scene during the height of the dot-com boom, but that means I also saw it through the bust, when South of Market looked like a ghost town and restaurants like Azie, which really represented that era to me (cutting-edge $30-plus entrees) closed, and not surprisingly.

Still, I’ve witnessed nothing ravage the city’s restaurant landscape like this current recession. It’s been like a wild fire. But right now, I’m happy to report that there’s new growth: The wildflowers are emerging from the forest floor. (Nothing a writer likes more than an extended metaphor.)

Market Watch: What The Chefs Are Buying

Every week, Lulu Meyer gives us the scoop on the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

The Frisco Kid: Parenthood by Zip Code

The result of sex in the city? Urban parenthood—an opinionated world often divided into two Type-A tribes: The uptowners ($750 strollers, night nurses, feeder preschools) and downtowners (doulas, slings, ironic onesies). Wherever you fall, though, we’ve got you covered.

ALT BABY

What’s in a Name? A sampling from the roster of a liberal Mission District preschool: Atticus, Huxley, Calder, Arlo, Harper, Coyote, Alabama, Lola, Hero, Emilia

The Best 1-2 Punch Dates in the City

If you want to date in this town, you need a plan. Here are seven drink-and-dinner itineraries that only require finding one parking spot.

The Blind Date: Rickhouse + Gitane (Union Square)

His Kellerness on Being (Like) the President, The Burger Concept and Benu

Thomas Keller was interviewed for NBC New York's "Feast Sitdown." It's a doozy of an interview (ok, mostly a snoozy), but here are some choice quotes for you Keller addicts. Read the rest here. Catch the man himself at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Classic April 8–11.

The New Cool Kids: Ice Cream, Popsicles and More

Just in time for the most beautiful day, here's a lick of good news to go with it. Looks like the city is soon to be even richer in ice cream (and popsicle) shops. Here's the scoop.

Zuckerman's Asparagus: The Way of the Dinosaur?

While pondering what to blog about today, I looked out at the pale wash of clouds over the day's blue sky and while there might be some pressing chef gossip, what's on my mind right now is spring: the apricot jam I'm going to make, the sour cherry pie I'm going to perfect, the green garlic, the peas, the morels, the asparagus!

The Winner of the Big Eat Scavenger Hunt: The Exit Interview

Michael Meadows completed the Big Eat scavenger hunt on Food Spotting on February 24, barely three weeks after the February issue of 7x7 containing the 2010 Big Eat came out! We were stunned. We were curious. After congratulating him (and getting ready to send off his winning prize of dinner for two at Quince and a stay at a hotel), we got down to the nitty gritty.

Barbacco Brings Modern Italy to the FiDi

220 California St., 415-955-1919, barbaccosf.com

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