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.
News flash: After the September remodel of her Civic Center institution, Des Jardins prepares to open a Spanish-inflected restaurant, mercantile, and larder shop in the Presidio this February. Plus, look for a new Mexican spot later in 2014.