Eat + Drink
General Manager–Owner + Chef-Owner Mercer Restaurant Group (AQ and TBD) / age 31 and 36
In honor of his upcoming book tour for The Pizza Bible (Ten Speed Press), which hits stores on October 21, we got into the head of pizza maestro Tony Gemignani. He returned the favor with a sneak peek from his upcoming tome with the recipe for his Cal-Italia pizza, which he crafted while at the Food Network Pizza Champion Challenge in 2006.
Cofounder and CEO, Hampton Creek / age 34
Even if it doesn't feel like it in San Francisco, we're in the throes of fall, which means it's the perfect time to set aside your summer cocktail standbys and mix it up with something complex and savory. To this end, we asked the talent behind four of our favorite watering holes to create a brand-new cocktail for us to sample.
The first official Oktoberfest, held in Munich 1810, was a celebration of the royal wedding of Ludwig I of Bavaria to Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen when citizens were invited to line the streets and drink up.
Guten Morgen, East Bay! Have you kicked off your Oktoberfest celebrations yet? Whatever your answer, we've got a party happening tonight, plus two new coffee options for recovery purposes.
Did the advent of alcohol mark the beginning of human civilization or vice versa? That existential question is up for debate, but according to Alexander Rose, executive director of the futurist Long Now Foundation, man and booze are inextricably linked.
More monster truck rally than quinceañera, cheese dips are a perfect example of gringo comfort food. Come on, no authentic Mexican dish involves the lowbrow/high-flavor art of melting cubes of cheese with a jar of salsa. So when we have a hankering for something richer than chips and pico de gallo, we look toward San Francisco eateries to help us out. For example:
So many reasons to drink. So little will power.