Three years after Ubuntu, Napa's groundbreaking vegetarian restaurant, closed, former executive chef (and James Beard Award Nominee) Aaron London just opened his own 45-seat eatery in the Mission.
Restaurateur extraordinaire Adriano Paganini (Beretta, Lolinda Steakhouse, El Techo de Lolinda, Delarosa, Starbelly, Super Duper, Pesce, Uno Dos Tacos) is aiming to open Delarosa's downtown location in April 2015 (complete with fried-pizza options), and it doesn't end there—he's ruminating on a Spanish concept and dreaming of another steakhouse.
After an R&D trip with Ryan Farr (4505 Meats) to check out barbecue in Kansas City and the Carolinas, Lee took the helm as chef at Smokestack, the counter-service restaurant coming soon to Magnolia Brewery’s Dogpatch location.
The seasoned chef-owner of Bix, Zero Zero, and Larkspur’s Picco and Pizzeria Picco continues his reign at Fog City. As he celebrates the 10th anniversary of his patented Chef’s Press (an efficiency-boosting grill tool, available at Williams-Sonoma) this month, he readies two new sizes for launch.