Michelin released a list of 74 “Bib Gourmand” restaurants for 2011. At these restaurants, diners can get two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. Congratulations to the Bib Gourmand winners!
We’d also like to give a special shout out to a few of our customers that made the list -
The Slanted Door
photo from Inside Scoop (SFGate)
On Friday evening, we were lucky enough to attend the “SF Chefs 2010″ Event (San Francisco’s premier food, wine, & spirits week). The atmosphere was festive and energetic and there was no shortage of delicious dishes and colorful drinks. SF Chefs 2010 took place inside a “tasting tent” at Union Square; the interior was bustling with food enthusiasts and live music. Each chef and wine & spirit maker had his/her own booth, where they prepared bite-sized samplers for the full house. The event was “green” in almost every way: from the abundant compost bins, to the plant displays, and the consistent emphasis on sustainability and local food.
We saw many wonderful restaurants & chefs participating, including a few of our clients! Quick shout-out to Slanted Door (Chef Charles Phan), Frances (Chef Melissa Perello), A16 (Chef Liza Shaw), & Roam (Chef Lynn Gorfinkle). Everyone at the event did a FANTASTIC job. I took some photos of the event (below)
The SF Chefs website describes San Francisco’s restaurant culture beautifully:
“San Francisco is and always will be a major influencer for food and wine trends, food politics and the sustainability movement. It is a community rich with farmers, writers, winemakers, spirits distillers, artisans and vibrant independent chef owned restaurants. The population is well-educated, diverse and appreciative of great food and good living. Mild weather ensures quality produce year-round. The moderate climate is also perfect for growing grapes, and Northern California is recognized as one of the top wine producing regions in the world. A devotion to social consciousness has led the area to become the epicenter of sustainability in farming, fishing and ranching. Rounding out the natural bounty is Pacific Ocean seafood from just outside the Golden Gate, one of the richest fisheries in the world.”
Now Open: Heaven’s Dog
In January 2009, Charles Phan opened his latest culinary venture – Heaven’s Dog – on the ground floor of the SOMA Grand building. Phan, the owner and executive chef of San Francisco’s beloved Vietnamese restaurant The Slanted Door, collaborated with chef Andy Wai to create a menu dedicated to “Northern Chinese cuisine.” Heaven’s Dog divides the space into three areas: a noodle bar, a full bar & lounge, and the main restaurant. Creative cocktails aptly complement the Chinese dishes, which are made with organic vegetables and local meats.
Robert Yick Company built custom equipment for the kitchen, bar, and dishwashing areas. For food preparation, Robert Yick Company fabricated: wok ranges, commercial hoods, chef preparation tables, shelves, and pasta pots. In addition, Robert Yick Company built sinks, shelves, and other stainless steel equipment for the dishwashing and cleanup area. We also bought and installed refrigeration, fryers, stoves and ice machines. View photos below
Heaven’s Dog is located at 1148 Mission Street (inside the Soma Grand), San Francisco. For more information, visit www.heavensdog.com