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Chef Oakland

Interview: Alta Group founder Daniel Patterson

Daniel Patterson has become one of California’s leading culinary figures in the past two decades. He opened Babette’s in Sonoma back in 1994 before taking a turn toward San Francisco (and fine dining). Coi...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Simmzy’s Almost Brewing, Share This For Charity + Shop Local

If you have visited Simmzy’s Burbank location, you will have noticed a “Pardon Our Dust” sign and and a roped off area as you enter the restaurant. Soon that space will be filled with...
Seafood San Francisco

Top 10 San Francisco Bay Area Dishes of 2015

The San Francisco Bay Area is seemingly a bottomless well of culinary greatness. Impeccable ingredients, seasonal sourcing and international flair all contribute to the area’s success. I made three trips to San Francisco in...
Banh Mi San Francisco

Bay Area Banh Mi Sandwiches Worth Seeking

Banh Mi, a sandwich that grew from almost seven decades of French colonialism in Vietnam, has a lasting legacy. Proteins vary, but other core ingredients typically include pickled daikon and carrot, jalapeños, cilantro, mayo,...
Crab San Francisco

Top 12 San Francisco Bay Area Dishes of 2014

The San Francisco Bay Area continues to house one of the world’s best collections of restaurants. The region is particularly strong on raw ingredients and culinary talent. I was lucky enough to make four...
Cambodian Food Oakland

Phnom Penh House Stuffed Chicken Wings (Food of the Week)

Some dishes still have the ability to surprise. Case in point: chicken wings, a working class wonder that’s found a spot on seemingly every trendy menu in the Bay Area and beyond. However, Phnom...