state bird provisions
One of the many great things about State Bird Provisions is that the menu is served dim sum-style. A red cart rolls through the restaurant loaded with small plates meant to be shared. Though the menu changes often and adapts to the season, there are a few mainstays that have been on since the beginning and aren't going anywhere. The crispy pork belly is one of them, and we got the recipe just for you.
Last night, plenty of Bay Area chefs donned their best red carpet-worthy duds in New York to celebrate the Oscars of the food world: The James Beard Awards. And they didn't come home empty handed. A very enthusiastic high five to our winners!
On Wednesday night, I made my way to State Bird Provisions, the quirky restaurant opened by married-couple Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski. The sliver of a space is located on the part of Fillmore Street not far from Yoshi's—the one the city is trying so hard to spruce up. Hapa Ramen is set to come in along here too. Still, gentrification alarmists can celebrate the fact that this stretch of town still offers plenty of funk. The first time I dined here, on the way out, some drunk guy tossed a beer bottle at me—gently, I might add—and missed.