Jay Barmann

  1. RIP
    The Life and Incredible Influence of Zuni Café Chef Judy RodgersRodgers’s culinary legacy extends far beyond the superlative roast chicken and famously perfect Caesar salad she served at Zuni Café.
  2. Openings
    Inside the All-New, Totally Old Tosca Cafe, From April Bloomfield and KenThe New York duo has spent the last ten months reworking and revamping the venerable San Francisco bar.
  3. Alterna-Meats
    Your Meatless Future: Burger Options for the Protein ApocalypseThe global demand for meat could soon double — but science is hard at work on alternatives.
  4. Neighborhood Watch
    Wrecking Ball Coffee Departs Firehouse 8; Guest Chef Closes in OaklandAlso, a Wild Foods Dinner at Americano.
  5. Celebrity Settings
    Jake Gyllenhaal Dines at LocandaHe had a pretty big meal, too.
  6. Empire Building
    S.F.’s Tadich Grill Expands to D.C.The iconic restaurant is getting a second location after a mere 164 years.
  7. Crime Scenes
    Killer Sentenced in 2009 Killing of Sushi-Man Chef Ryosuke YoshiokaSushi chef Ryosuke Yoshioka was murdered in cold blood in an Inner Richmond parking garage by a schizophrenic man having a psychotic break.
  8. Mikey Likes It
    Bauer Praises Both the Food and Drinks at Hard WaterThe verdict: two and a half stars.
  9. Quote of the Day
    Regarding Tosca’s Legendary Mistress of CeremoniesJeannette Etheredge has officially handed over the keys, signaling the end of an era.
  10. Beer Me
    How Bi-Rite Divisadero Survived Its First Bay to BreakersThey basically became a Tecate concession. Smart.
  11. Foodievents
    New ‘Guild’ Throws Game of Thrones-Themed Pop-Ups atThis is via the Guild of Cookery.
  12. Fire Damage
    Thai House 530, We Be Sushi Shut Down After Weekend FireThe damage seems pretty significant.
  13. Funnies
    Bacon Bacon Kerfuffle Lands on SNLThe S.F. restaurant’s ouster by neighbors is ripe for comedy.
  14. Neighborhood Watch
    An Early Take on Seaglass; City Beer Store Turns SevenAlso, Trattoria da Vittorio is open in West Portal.
  15. Stunt Eats
    Lion Meat Comes to the Bay AreaBurlingame’s Mokutanya took a cue from that taqueria in Tampa.
  16. Funnies
    Amy Bouzaglo Becomes a MemeYep.
  17. Delivery Brigade
    New Lunch Delivery Option, Eat Club, on the Way to S.F. Next WeekIt’s being dubbed ‘the Uber of food trucks.’
  18. The Other Critics
    Roth Is Only Half Fond of Wine Kitchen; Bauer Calls Madrona Manor ‘a PoorAlso, Nicholas Boer reviews Juhu Beach Club.
  19. Previews
    Pesce Relocating to the Jake’s/2223 Space in the CastroCastro vacancies are getting snapped up.
  20. Groceries
    Two Grocery Outlets on the Way, in the Richmond and Visitacion ValleyThe deep-discount grocer is finally coming cityside.
  21. Empire Building
    Frances Chef Melissa Perello Contemplates a Second RestaurantShe’s ‘just contemplating it’ right now.
  22. Neighborhood Watch
    Tosca Closes This Weekend For Renovations; David Chang/David Simon Event StillAlso, Humphry Slocombe needs your help.
  23. Openings
    New Restaurants in Healdsburg: Chalkboard, SHED, and PartakeThings are blowing up up north.
  24. Brunch
    Rickybobby Launches Sunday Burger BrunchOtherwise it’s dinner only at the Lower Haight dude-food spot.
  25. FYI
    S.F. Butcher Who Invented Bacon Hot Dogs Not Offended by Oscar Mayer Rip-off“I guess I’m flattered,” he says.
  26. Temporary Closings
    Boulettes Larder Closes for Renovations; Bouli Bar Coming in JuneThey’ll reopen in July, but Bouli Bar, the attached full-service restaurant, will open in June.
  27. No Such Thing as Bad Press?
    Scottsdale’s Amy’s Baking Co. Hires PR Firm, Plans ‘GrandWe’re sure this should go perfectly smoothly.
  28. Previews
    La Urbana Is Actually Due to Open in July on DivisThat’s sooner than we’d initially thought.
  29. Empire Building
    Wise Sons Deli Opening Sandwich Shop This Summer at the Contemporary JewishIt will be mostly sandwiches, with some additions.
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    Prospect’s Bar Menu for Baseball Season; Folsom Street Foundry NearsAlso, a first look at Sydney Town Tavern.
  31. Grub Guides
    27 Signs That You’re a Bay Area Food SnobFor instance: You’re totally the person your friends ask to translate terms like ‘chitarra’ and ‘gremolata’ on a menu.
  32. Reopenings
    Forbes Island Already Set to Reopen After Last Week’s FireIt will only have been closed for seven days.
  33. Coffee Talk
    Proposed Castro Starbucks at Market and Sanchez Shot DownPeet’s must be glad.
  34. Photo Plates
    See What Chef Jeremy Fox Is Prepping This Week, Via InstagramHe finally seems to have a permanent gig down in L.A.
  35. Booze You Can Use
    Sample Some Farmers’ Market Cocktails Tonight at the Ferry BuildingIt starts at 5:30.
  36. What Willie Wants
    Watch Out, Outerlands: Willie Brown Is ComingThis should be interesting.
  37. Previews
    Robber Baron Headed for Black Sheep Space on PolkIt looks to be a beer and wine bar.
  38. Kerfuffles
    Allegro Romano Owner Allegedly Slaps City Inspector Over CitationIt’s a story to warm the heart of any restaurateur frustrated with city bureaucracy.
  39. Deals
    Oakland Soul Food Restaurant Offers Its Own 99-Cent MenuIt’s quite the deal.
  40. Delivery Brigade
    Lunchpad, Hi-Lo, Rhea’s Now Available for DeliveryThey’re all connected via TCB Courier.
  41. Ch-ch-ch-changes
    Pisto’s Tacos Closes; Pisto’s, Something More Upscale, May OpenThat was fast.
  42. The Name Game
    Marlena’s Replacement Gets a Name: Brass TacksIt will, allegedly, be gay-friendly.
  43. TV Land
    Meet Amy Bouzaglo, the Woman Who Blew Up on ‘Kitchen Nightmares,’She’s certainly not helping her cause.
  44. Openings
    What to Eat and Drink on the New Lolinda Rooftop, Now OpenThe city’s only rooftop drinking establishment is reborn.
  45. History
    America’s Oldest Gay Bar Is Turning 80It officially opened in 1933, right after Prohibition, but was likely a gay speakeasy before that.
  46. The Other Critics
    Food Critics’ Group Acknowledges the Internet, Revises Ethics CodeCompeting with bloggers, and staying anonymous, is tough these days.
  47. Announcements
    18 Reasons Merges With Three Squares to Form New Food-Centric Non-ProfitThey will combine the educational aspects of 18 Reasons with the thrust toward low-income communities of Three Squares.
  48. Neighborhood Watch
    A New South African Restaurant Debuts Downtown; Off the Grid Heads to Daly CityAlso, The Sycamore has a new mural.
  49. Mikey Likes It
    Michael Bauer Is, Predictably, Enamored With PadrecitoJust like its sister restaurant Mamacita, it gets three stars.
  50. Pre-Previews
    Commissar, a Soviet-Themed Restaurant and Bar, Coming to BerkeleyIt’s going to focus on vegetarian “worker” food, from a vintage cookbook.
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