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First Bite: Sweet Woodruff

First Bite: Sweet Woodruff

Now that 7x7 is firmly settled in its new South Park HQ, I've gotten over the shock of suddenly having fewer lunch options tempting me each and every midday than we did in our old Union Square offices.

When Sweet Woodruff, the new casual lunch spot from the family behind Sons & Daughters, opened recently on Sutter Street, my heart went pitty pat for our old neighborhood.

Sons & Daughters: Designed by the Whole Family

When is comes to cooking, many of us try and recreate homey dishes “just like mom used to make.” But for Matt McNamara and Teague Moriarty, who serve up a next generation menu at their San Francisco restaurant Sons & Daughters that mixes classic French technique, molecular gastronomy and a little rebellious reconfiguring of local, seasonal ingredients, Mom’s casserole didn’t make it anywhere near the kitchen. In this case, what mother knew best was design.

First Bite: Sons & Daughters Surprises













It is a rare thing that I dine at a new restaurant with absolutely no preconceptions about it. Between Eater and Inside Scoop covering the smallest details of every restaurant opening and my own personal connections to the restaurant world in SF, I've almost always tracked the chef or restaurant owner's career to some extent.

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