Eat + Drink
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit!
It's five o'clock somewhere. Here are five places to toss one back this week.
7x7 asks the Bay Area's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.
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.