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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...
Tea San Francisco

Steap Tea Bar Tony’s Tea (Drink of the Week)

Cheese tea has found a savory foothold in tea shops across California. The trendy tea topper recently touched down in San Francisco’s Chinatown thanks to a collaboration between Steap Tea Bar and famous local...
Duck San Francisco

The Morris Smoked Duck (Food of the Week)

The Morris is a San Francisco revelation from seasoned sommelier Paul Einbund and chef Gavin Schmidt in the Mission. Their corner restaurant serves some serious seasonal California comfort food, with smoked duck serving as...
Chinese Food San Francisco

Kingdom of Dumpling Steamed Pork Bao (Dose of Vitamin P)

On “Game of Thrones,” Westeros consists of seven kingdoms, but The North and The Vale have nothing on San Francisco. That’s where you’ll find Kingdom of Dumpling, a Chinese restaurant from David Li in...
Chinese Food San Francisco

Old Shanghai Meat Pastry (Dose of Vitamin P)

Experiencing a simple but surprising new dish for the first time is always a treat. I’ve enjoyed plenty of Shanghai-style cuisine over the years across the San Gabriel Valley, but I’ve never found the...
Dumplings San Francisco

Chili House Beijing Potstickers (Dose of Vitamin P)

San Francisco’s Inner Richmond has far surpassed Chinatown for Chinese culinary treasures at this point. 2012 saw the rise of Chili House, a Sichuan style restaurant from Li Jun Han, who owns spicy sister...