Eat + Drink
Though it's only been open for a couple of months, Alta CA, the latest addition to the Daniel Patterson Group of restaurants, seems to have hit its stride. Executive Chef Yoni Levy stopped by the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market to tell me about what he and his crew have been up to and what he is most looking forward to as spring approaches.
It's not unreasonable to say that nowhere else in the country are there so many menus that are in a constant state of flux as there are in San Francisco. Maybe it's because nowhere else do the talents and ambitions of local chefs combine with the huge, tempting array of farmers' market produce available in any given week, and these chefs just can't help themselves.
YouTube—fame-maker for how-to beauty vloggers and venue for the irresistibly viral antics of “What Does the Fox Say?” ilk—is also a new outlet for the food world. Tastemade, the YouTube channel launched by Larry Fitzgibbon, Joe Perez, and Steven Kydd in November 2012, aims to connect users through food. Already, the free epicurean network has drawn more than 11 million monthly visitors, who have viewed more than 100 original shows.
This week's food-world news brings us a new beer bar in the Tenderloin, the closing of Pearl's Deluxe Burgers 2-year-old mid-Market location, and the debut of the new modern Thai restaurant near Union Square from famed food blogger Chez Pim.
You like spicy things? Most San Franciscans do (it’s like we have the salsa verde from Taqueria Cancun running in our veins) so we’re doing a two-part series of posts on spicy stuff that’s locally made. This first piece is on a sriracha and a couple kimchees that you can easily find all jarred up and ready to take home, and the next story will feature hot sauces made in SF restaurants and markets you can buy. It’s time for some dragon breath.