Recent Foodie Reads Around the Web… SF Chronicle/SF Gate edition

  • The SF Gate business section had an article that answered a reader’s query on how to get started selling their BBQ and dipping sauces. The answer included a treasure trove of great SF food lovers’ production resources, including a mention of La Cocina, a nonprofit commercial kitchen that offers free access and technical help to low-income entrepreneurs who are starting food businesses.
  • SF Gate also has a great article and recipe for Bakesale Betty’s picnic fried chicken. Mmmm. Too bad I am such a…chicken about frying in my poorly ventilated kitchen.
  • Does SF’s SOMA district need another wine tasting room? We already have Vino Venue, and the Diablo Grande winery room, and now, according to the Chronicle’s “Scoop”, we’re getting another one, called Press Club — featuring wines from Chateau Montelena, Miner Family Vineyards, Hanna Winery, Pahlmeyer Wine, Saintsbury Vineyard and Mount Eden Vineyards. I almost never make it out to Hanna and Miner to taste despite loving their wines, so this makes me happy.
  • Two weeks ago, I went to Fog City Diner for dinner. The cab driver took us up past Enrico’s on the way there, causing me to do a double-take. I remember being bummed when Enrico’s closed a while back, yet the patio was overflowing with a chatting crowd. What was going on? Apparently, they’ve reopened, under new owners. Yeah for SF regaining an outdoor dining/cocktailing spot!
  • Last but not least—my neighborhood culinary treasure – Chapeau! – has received another glowing review, this time from the Chronicle’s food editor. I swear we’ll never be able to get in there again. Oh well – couldn’t happen to a better place.

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