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Flavor Profile: Traci Des Jardins of Jardinière and Mijita

Traci Des Jardins

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.

Flavor Profile: Merigan's Liza Shaw

liza shaw

News flash: The former A16 chef draws on her East Coast roots for the opening of her South Beach sub shop, Merigan, this month.

Flavor Profile: Delfina's Craig Stoll

Craig Stoll

Credentials: Delfina Restaurant Group chef-owner
News Flash: Stoll and his wife Annie take Pizzeria Delfina to Burlingame Palo Alto later this fall. Plus, an inaugural cookbook is in the works.

Flavor Profile: 20th Century Cafe's Michelle Polzine

Michelle Polzine

Credentials: 20th Century Cafe chef-owner
News Flash: The former Range pastry chef opened her first brick-and-mortar ode to retro style and Eastern European fare in Hayes Valley in June.

Flavor Profile: Aziza's Chef Mourad Lahlou

Mourad Lahlou

Credentials: Chef-owner, Aziza
News Flash: Named State Chef (aka gastronomical diplomat to the world) in 2012 by Hilary Clinton, Lahlou preps for opening his second Moroccan restaurant in the historic Telephone & Telegraph Building in SoMa.

Flavor Profile: Robert Mondavi Winery's Margrit Mondavi

Margrit Mondavi

Credentials: Robert Mondavi Winery vice president of cultural affairs

News flash: This month, the reigning queen of Napa celebrates the 100th birthday of her late husband Robert Mondavi.

Flavor Profile: Seven Questions for Preeti Mistry

Preeti Mistry by Laura Flippen

Credentials: Chef and Restaurateur
News flash:Juhu Beach Club gets a brick-and-mortar locale in Oakland.

Flavor Profile: Bi-Rite's Sam Mogannam

Sam Mogannam, Photo by Laura Flippen

We asked Sam Mogannam a lot of questions, but only had room for seven in the March issue of 7x7. So, here we give you the whole shebang because, well, his answers were too delicious not to share.

Flavor Profile: Saison's Joshua Skenes

Joshua Skenes

Credentials: Chef/owner, Saison

News flash: 
Saison opens its new location on Townsend Street in SoMA

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