SoMa: Prospect (300 Spear Street) is looking to attract ballgame-goers to drop into the bar before home games. The happy hour menu (4 to 6 p.m. on weeknights) includes some short rib taquitos, tempura-fried baby fava bean pods with charred Meyer lemon aioli, and salt-and-pepper chicken wings, all for . Also: draft beers, and a free to-go bag of caramel-cocoa nib popcorn. [Eater]
Also: Folsom Street Foundry, which we first reported on back in March, is nearing an opening at 1425 Folsom between 10th and 11th. It will be a “digital concept art gallery and beer and wine bar.” [Grub Street]
FiDi: Here’s a first look at the new Sydney Town Tavern, in the former Gio’s at 531 Commercial Street. [SFoodie]
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What do an account executive, cookbook author and renewable energy forecaster have in common? They’re all guests in the premiere episode of Check, Please! Bay Area’s seventh season. The new season focuses on finding hidden gems that don’t make the headlines. The premiere episode features a neighborhood Italian eatery in Oakland, a sandwich shop in Sausalito with a cult following and a charming French bistro in San Francisco. And Leslie is back with fantastic wine tips to accompany each episode!
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The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) announced the winners of all its food media awards last night, and they’re a good lot to peruse if you’re looking to beef up your reading and cookbook libraries. There are big name winners (Modernist Cuisine), classics (The Art of Eating by M.F.K.Fisher) and local favorites (The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook) too. [Eater National]
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Right on time, the interns over at Food & Wine have tallied up all the popular votes for The People’s Best New Chef awards, and the regional winners have been announced. Please meet the winner in the California category, our very own Perry Hoffman, of étoile at Domaine Chandon in Yountville. The magazine qualifies his win with reminders: Hoffman is “the youngest American chef to be awarded a Michelin star, at the age of 25,” and he also cooks up a mean Liberty Farms duck breast with mission figs. Also, a fun fact: Hoffman’s grandparents were the original owners of The French Laundry—before Thomas Keller (!). Remember Hoffman’s victory here does not disqualify him from consideration for the Food & Wine editors’ esteemed Best New Chef ranking later this year. Congratulations are also most-definitely in order for Tim Byres of Smoke in Dallas, who out-polled all the other regional winners to win the overall, national People’s Best New Chef title.
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POP-UPS — Iso Rabins’ Wild Kitchen hosts its last dinner series of the season from February 23-26. The first two nights will be a la carte service for walk-ins at 710 Florida Street, while the 25th and 26th will be ticketed prix fixe affairs purchased via Eventbrite and held at a secret location. Looks like you’ll have to do your own gourmet foraging for a minute after that. [EaterWire]
FREEBIE WIRE — Vinyl Wine Bar (359 Divisadero) is throwing a Neighborhood Holiday Pizza Party tomorrow night (Feb. 22) with a nice gratis deal. Purchase a PizzaHacker pizza and receive a free glass from the happy hour wine selection. Soup Junkie returns for a pop-up night on Feb. 23. [EaterWire]
AWARDS SEASON — Zagat debuts its new 30 Under 30 list and bestows up-and-coming hotness on local food professionals. Honored youngsters include chef Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese Food), pastry pro Melissa Chou (Aziza), and sommelier Desmond Echavarrie (The French Laundry). [Zagat]
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