The restaurant's unique tuna sandwich, revisited, when you keep reading.
There are many famous burgers out there: the juicy Lucy, the Shake Shack burger, the In-N-Out Burger. But until recently, I had never heard of the Bill Burger. Famous in the golf world — it's found at San Francisco's Olympic Club — the Bill is a burger that's shaped like a hot dog and served in a hot dog bun. Read on to learn more about this all-American delicacy!
Traci Des Jardins is a San Francisco based chef and restaurateur. She has three very different eateries: upscale Jardinière, Mexican Mijita, and ballpark-based Public House. Her fourth restaurant, Manzanita, is in Lake Tahoe at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. You may recognize Jardins from Top Chef Masters, where she made it to the final episode. Here is what she did yesterday, Sunday, June 26.
7:00 a.m.: I was in Tahoe. I drove up Saturday evening and woke up on Sunday early.
8:00 a.m.: I spent the whole day in the kitchen working out new dishes with my chef and sous chef. We're working on debuting a whole new menu. It's going to be put in place on July 7th. The seasons up there are different; it's basically going from Winter to Summer.
11:00 a.m.: I was tasting food all day long. I tasted a dozen different dishes, so I didn't really have lunch or anything. I started with the breakfast dishes. I tasted the huevos rancheros from the new breakfast menu. I tasted the egg-in-a-hole — it's a new dish.
1:00 p.m.: From the lunch and dinner menu I tasted the halibut with sweet melon and cucumber. Let's see. We also tried the new sea bass dish with baby fennel and saffron potatoes.
To find out what else Traci ate and what she made herself for dinner, keep reading.
Our Summer travel series is going bicoastal! Last week we told you what gadgets and apps to bring along for a NYC vacation, and now we've got our sights set on the city by the bay: San Francisco! If you're headed way out west this Summer, be prepared for anything with these tech, gadget, and app essentials.
Thanks in part to skyrocketing gas prices, earth-friendly electric cars are getting more popular in America. While home owners have the luxury of adding an electric car charger to their garages, apartment dwellers (like myself) are not so lucky. Fact is, I would definitely consider an electric car purchase if more charging stations were made publicly available. So imagine my excitement when I heard that San Francisco is in the process of
We've got a group called Savory Sights, where you can upload mouthwatering images of foods and drinks you've made, consumed, or just salivated over. Start sharing your photos now! There are lots of ways to participate, so read on to learn more and check out the rest of my photos from happy hour.
I love contrasts in design, so I'm definitely drawn to the work that interior designer Nicole Hollis
Along with the reclaimed wood siding, raw forged steel and antique fixtures set off unique accents, including a silver-plated antler chandelier, a custom display table made of reams of white copy paper, and an original wall installation, which employs various raw materials used in fashion, including wool yarns, thread, and leather.
Of course, the backlash has rolled in, too. "How is it different from an uncut sushi roll?" a friend asked. "I don't know . . . it seems too weird," another picky eater told me. What do you think of the idea? Is it brilliant, or totally ridiculous?
This weekend in San Francisco, the Annual Great Compost Giveaway will unite gardeners with nutrient-rich "black gold" — finished compost perfect for their gardens. San Francisco residents simply bring their own buckets, containers, or wheelbarrows to pick up five gallons of the custom compost blend, which is made from food scraps and plants collected from restaurants and homes in San Francisco. If you're a local resident, you can find out more about the day's events through Recology's website.
However, we all can't count on our city of residence to bequeath us with great garden soil. Many of us have to buy our own garden topsoil, or create our own by composting at home. Tell me, do you have a backyard compost pile? Have you used your finished compost in your garden?