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.
If there’s one building in San Francisco that best personifies the mutable culture of San Francisco, it’s 140 New Montgomery. Alexis Madrigal so eloquently declared this in his story for The Atlantic, which breaks down his thesis by stories—not literary, but physical floors—noting its historical significance as the Pac Bell Building, highlights like a visit from Winston Churchill, and its current incarnation as tech and foodie hub with the arrival of Yelp and Trou Normand (plus Aziza is on the way).
The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) kicks off its 57th year tomorrow, and the lineup of quality films and attending celebrities is staggering—and sure to leave you star-struck (Parker Posey, Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons). We combed through the list of 200 films—a majority of which you may never see on the big screen again—over the next 15 days to bring you a list of must-see movies, according to us. It’s showtime, people.
Baja, schmaja. The skinny stretch of Mexico may be Californians’ respite of choice for its convenient proximity, but if you venture farther east for the weekend, toward our southern neighbor’s Caribbean waters, you’ll be richly rewarded for your efforts.
Last weekend, local celebrity chef and avid cyclist Michael Chiarello (Bottega, Coqueta) brought together his two loves with Bottega Gran Fondo, an inaugural two-day cycling event in his hometown of Napa to benefit Napa Valley Bicycle Coalition, Napa Valley Vine Trail and Clinic Ole Community Health. Two bike routes, a 40-mile and a 75-mile loop, laid the course for 24 teams led by by cycling pros, chefs, and winemakers, with delicious stops along the way.
7x7 asks the Bay Area's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts.
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