When thinking about grilled cheese in San Francisco, one restaurant comes to mind – The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen. Now with two locations and dinner service just launched in the Mission, co-owner Nate Pollak reflects on the wonderful ride.
Walk down busy Chestnut Street on any weeknight and one thing is almost always for certain – A16 will have a packed house. Since opening its doors a little more than nine years ago, the Italian restaurant has dished out authentic cuisine to the masses.
Growing up in Massachusetts and with a culinary background that has taken him around the world, Michael Rotondo was approached with an opportunity he couldn’t pass up – to head the kitchen as Executive Chef of Parallel 37 in the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco.
Those passing by the Bay Bridge at night over the last month or so may have noticed something different—an occasional light show of sorts taking place. It was all part of testing of the Bay Lights art installation, set to be officially unveiled on Tuesday.
Transitioning into the lead role in a kitchen can sometimes be tough, but new Executive Chef Benjamin Balesteri at Poggio in Sausalito said it has been fairly seamless after taking over for the departing Peter McNee last month.
Tacolicious, with two locations already in San Francisco and a third set to open next week in Palo Alto, now is on the way to opening a spot in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood.