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Chefs California

Interview: chef Douglas Keane

Chef Douglas Keane spent years climbing the culinary ladder, beginning at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, for legendary New York restaurants Four Seasons and Lespinasse, and later at Jardiniere and Gary Danko in...
Chef New York City

Interview: chef Charlie Palmer (Aureole, Dry Creek Kitchen…)

Charlie Palmer has become one of America’s culinary giants. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, initially started working at New York’s legendary La Côte Basque, helped helm Brooklyn’s River Café and eventually...
Bartender Bay Area

Interview: bartender Scott Beattie (Spoonbar)

A man who’s been at the forefront of the market-driven cocktail movement is unquestionably Scott Beattie. The San Francisco native flipped the seasonal switch in 2001, and beginning in 2005, he stepped up his...
Brewery Sign Sonoma County

Bear Republic Brewing Co.: Heaping Hops on Healdsburg [CLOSED]

In the West Coast hop wars, Bear Republic Brewing Company is known for packing some serious artillery. We drove north from Lagunitas Brewing Company to taste some of the Bear’s bolder beers, some hoppy,...