SOUTH BEACH—After naming their SF Rising Star Chefs last week, StarChefs has announced a big awards ceremony/gala featuring their food on Thursday, June 13 at AT&T Park. The 24 winners, including chefs from Bar Tartine, Commonwealth, Manresa, AQ, Rich Table, Sons & Daughters, and Atelier Crenn, will serve bites, paired with cocktails from Trick Dog and Absinthe, wines selected by the sommeliers of Benu and Oliveto, and other goodies. Tickets are for general admission or 0 for VIPs, who get a private reception with Champagne and caviar. [EaterWire]
SAN FRANCISCO—Speaking of superstar chef team-ups, those who missed out on getting to savor the pastry madness that was Killed by Dessert should check out the video of their crazy-packed bake sale two weekends back. There are lots of loving shots of delicious treats accompanied by grinding heavy-metal music. Hey, the name isn’t “Gently Soothed by Dessert.” [EaterWire]
SOMA—Trace, the restaurant at the W Hotel, is doing an interesting twist on happy hour: they’re offering it at brunch instead, with mimosas, crispy pork-belly Bloody Marys, and bites like chicken and waffle sliders, donut holes, French toast sticks with banana and bourbon, and a giant biscuit with honey from their rooftop (-7). And to top it all off, they’re offering bottomless candied bacon. See the full menu here; brunch runs 11 am-1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. [EaterWire]
HOUSEKEEPING—All the Eater blogs are going dark a little early today for Memorial Day weekend, and we’ll also be closed for the holiday on Monday. Have a great long weekend!
Barndiva in Healdsburg. [Photo: Meghan Malloy]
HEALDSBURG—Last July, the team at Barndiva made a short film examining how all the ingredients in one of their dishes (from Preston Vineyards, Mix Gardens, Earlybird’s Place, Daniel’s Flats, and Bellwether Farms) travel across Sonoma County, into the kitchen, and onto diners’ plates. Now the film is up for an award in Saveur‘s 2013 Video Festival (warning: link leads to an autoplay video), with judges like Mario Batali and Ruth Reichl deciding whether it will take home the grand prize. The general public can vote, too, which we encourage you to do here. [Inside Scoop]
UNION SQUARE—Those unfamiliar with the many talents of chef Hubert Keller (Fleur de Lys, Burger Bar) may not know that he moonlights as a DJ. If you’re interested in seeing Keller on the ones and twos, he’ll be appearing at the Starlight Room next Thursday, as well as April 18 and June 6. The cover is , with half the funds going to Meals on Wheels. [EaterWire]
MENLO PARK—South Bay residents who don’t usually get to take a trip up to the city for dinner should note that Roland Passot of La Folie will be popping into one of the restaurants in his more casual Left Bank chain, LB Steak, tomorrow night to prepare a 5 four-course dinner with wine pairings. Those interested in attending can learn more and see the menu here. [EaterWire]
NOE VALLEY—Omnivore Books is holding another cooking contest for their loyal crowd of literate chefs on Saturday afternoon; this one focuses on pudding. Bring a big bowl of your best recipe to share with the group, or pay at the door to focus on sampling. [EaterWire]
Today on Amazon you can get the Fortune Street for Wii for only .23 (retail ) and free shipping. The Fortune Street Wii game sells for on Walmart.com and .99 on BestBuy.com.
Details on the Fortune Street for Wii Game:
- Go for broke with Mario and the whole Mushroom Kingdom gang in this exciting interactive board game.
- Snatch up properties, invest in shops, charge your foes and
My San Francisco Mommy – Extreme Couponing
Do you want to learn how to shoot and edit video? Mission Local’s Claudia Escobar and Helene Goupil will teach you how to shoot video on a DSLR camera, how to set up your interview and understand how to use your equipment. Then you’ll learn how to edit on Final Cut Pro. By the end…
Good times(Update 9:30 a.m.:) BART officials are now saying that they will offer limited service to commuters traveling between the East Bay and San Francisco by late afternoon.(Original story 7:22 a.
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!
Check out this video promo for the new season premiering Thursday, April 26, at 7:30pm on KQED 9.
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Soundgarden’s main man Chris Cornell paid tribute to Whitney Houston by rendering this amazing performance of Whitney Houston’s world famous song “I Will Always Love You”
Even find yourself in the middle of amazing wilderness in the middle of a lake or even the sea one moment, then bursting your nuts with pee the next? Expert Kayakers will have more than their share of stories where they had to pee in the middle of the water, but found themselves stuck. Common [...]
You better believe they can pickle anything.
As many of you probably know, Portlandia‘s second season premiered Friday. And since San Francisco and Portland are such closely related cousins, especially when it comes to our respective food scenes, we must bring your attention to this sketch, “We Can Pickle That,” which was one of several food-related mockeries from the first episode. Also, the IFC folks have put up a funny little URL, wecanpicklethat.com, where you can pickle any website. Here’s ours!
Coincidentally, when they were in town recently for a stop of the Portlandia tour, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein were spotted at Bar Tartine, which is known for their pickles.
Also in the first episode, they make fun of the mixology craze, in a sketch featuring Andy Samberg. Heh.
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This week’s cover feature, “The Beefbreaker,” dives into the growing Bay Area scene of artisan butchers who are retrieving the lost art of whole animal butchery in the United States. Sure, there’s th