Eat + Drink
As Indian summer fades into the San Franciscso sunset, the cooler weather prompts us to reach for warmer gear and warming beers. We find ourselves bypassing the lighter, summer beer styles and stocking up on Harvest or Fall brews: maltier ales with a tad more alcohol and a bit of spice. And while pumpkin beers generally fall into this category - Almanac Beer Co. and 21st Amendment Brewery offer excellent local choices - we thought we would explore some squash-free beers that both celebrate and pair well with Autumn.
Besides embarking upon a national book tour this month for The Pizza Bible (Ten Speed Press), Tony Gemignani is busy opening three restaurants in Vegas, another in LA, and launching his own brand of flour, Tony’s Californian Artisan.
With more than 400 wineries each in Sonoma and Napa counties, there’s always room for one more. Or a half dozen more. Here are some notable new tasting rooms to put on your touring map.
Oktoberfest will continue until all the beer and pretzels are gone.
Six spots to eat and drink at this week.
It's time to escape from flavorless burgers and droopy french fries. For the past twenty-five years, Jacques Pépin, internationally recognized French chef and tv personality has joined us in our kitchens, and hearts, to provide us with tips and recipes for fast food, his way. This October marks the end of a long and delicious run for Pépin, who recently began production on his last (and thirteenth!) series, Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul, filming at the local KQED studios.
Schuyler Bailey is hungry. Here are her cravings this month.
Dennis Lee may be the new Colonel Sanders. The Namu Gaji chef’s Korean Fried Chicken (KFC), available on the restaurant’s brunch menu, is twice fried and then slathered with a sweet and tangy glaze that looks almost nuclear, thanks to a helping of gochujang, a kicky Korean condiment made from red chiles, rice, fermented soybeans, and salt.