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LGBT Pride Profile: Dining Around Radio Host Joel Riddell

LGBT Pride Profile: Dining Around Radio Host Joel Riddell

| June 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s been a big year for San Franciscan Joel Riddell, who won an IACP award for his Dining Around radio show and also had his longtime mentor, Gene Burns pass away. Riddell is a confidant to chefs, bold-faced wine and travel leaders and is the longtime partner to Robert Moon. Riddell shares his experiences of pride and homophobia within the culinary & media worlds.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Punk Domestics Founder & Writer Sean Timberlake

LGBT Pride Profile: Punk Domestics Founder & Writer Sean Timberlake

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

June is LGBT Pride Month. There is so much energy focused on equal rights for the LGBT community right now, especially in CA. Punk Domestics (a site for DIY foodies) founder Sean Timberlake is a longtime San Francisco resident who has married his husband, dpaul brown a total of three times. Timberlake shares what it’s like to be out in the food blogging world as well as his picks on where to eat and drink.

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Q&A with Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s Councilmember At-Large

Q&A with Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s Councilmember At-Large

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland’s Councilmember At-Large, who was recently re-elected and is a champion of food businesses as a way to grow and ultimately improve the city.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Culinary Artist Yasmin Golan

LGBT Pride Profile: Culinary Artist Yasmin Golan

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles culinary artist Yasmin Golan, who lives in Oakland and has worked locally in the pop-up scene and restaurant world. Golan’s ideas on cooking and living are based around community and sustainability.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Waiter and Writer Michael Procopio

LGBT Pride Profile: Waiter and Writer Michael Procopio

| June 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles Michael Procopio, who is a San Francisco waiter and writer online at Food for the Thoughtless. Procopio shares how his brother Doug, who died of AIDS, influenced his brand of humor, and talks about one of his favorite gay eateries.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Palomino Chef Adam Jones

LGBT Pride Profile: Palomino Chef Adam Jones

| June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles Palomino Chef Adam Jones, who has spent 26 of his 38 years cooking. Jones shares what it’s like to be queer in the restaurant community.

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LGBT Pride: Remembering The Brick Hut Cafe – Part 2

LGBT Pride: Remembering The Brick Hut Cafe – Part 2

| June 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Brick Hut was a place for us all to create a space in the world
where we could be our complete selves.

The food was the community, the edible fare was our way of bringing it
all together, with love.

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LGBT Pride: Remembering The Brick Hut Cafe – Part 1

LGBT Pride: Remembering The Brick Hut Cafe – Part 1

| June 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Brick Hut Cafe was a haven for lesbians and gay men, an information center for LGBT activists, an anchor for a diverse community that included working girls, bad-boys, suburban queens, transmen and transwomen. We were the Dyke Diner: the Lesbian Luncheonette: the Chick Hut: the Brick Hug.

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“Dinner” with Gertrude Stein at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

“Dinner” with Gertrude Stein at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

When is a dinner not a dinner? When it’s Dinner, a provocative performance of spoken word and live jazz at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco, inspired by the exhibit Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories.

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San Francisco Food Secrets of Frankie Frankeny & Chloe Harris

San Francisco Food Secrets of Frankie Frankeny & Chloe Harris

| November 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Power couple Chloé Harris and Frankie Frankeny are well known in the LGBT and creative worlds. Harris is the managing editor of StyleBistro.com and a writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. Frankie Frankeny is a photographer and film director who has worked in the fields of fashion, lifestyle and food. Frankeny shared their favorite San Francisco food spots for Date Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine Country Eats, Mom & Pop Joints, and Grocery Shopping.

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Even Glam-Pop Guys Have to Eat: Scouting Ejector’s San Francisco Food Stops

Even Glam-Pop Guys Have to Eat: Scouting Ejector’s San Francisco Food Stops

| June 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ejector Report: Where do Ben Holder and Ricky Terry go to eat when they aren’t performing and producing a new album? Holder and Terry make up the local band Ejector, an electro-pop duo behind the original title song for Billy Clift’s Baby Jane? film that premiered at the Castro on Tuesday night, for San Francisco’s Frameline LGBT Film Festival.

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Baby Jane? Scouting Billy Clift’s San Francisco Food Stops

Baby Jane? Scouting Billy Clift’s San Francisco Food Stops

| June 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Guess who’s coming for din din? Billy Clift is the director of the upcoming drag-parody film, Baby Jane, which is scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, June 22, at the Castro Theater. Baby Jane is a definite wink and nod to the original 1962 cult classic with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford starring as a pair of miserable sisters.
Bay Area Bites caught up with Clift via phone interview to get his favorite San Francisco food-centric picks.

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Swish Steak: Camp Food

Swish Steak: Camp Food

| August 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

Yes, Swish Steak.

Among my cookbooks, there is a recent acquisition I consider to be the jewel in my crown– a must-have for anyone who fancies herself (or, of course, himself) Queen of the Kitchen: The Gay Cookbook by Chef Lou Rand Hogan* (Sherbourne Press, 1965).

The Gay Cookbook: “the complete compendium of campy cuisine and menus for men… or what have you” was first brought to my attention by Celia Sacks of Omnivore Books on Food, who had a copy proudly displayed in her store window the last time I visited. She always seems to know what will pique my interest.

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Happy Pride! Celebrate Local LGBT Chefs

Happy Pride! Celebrate Local LGBT Chefs

Naming all the LGBT chefs and business owners who have made the SF food scene what it is would turn this column into a fagelah version of Adam Sandler’s Hannukah Song, but still, let’s raise a glass to toast a few of the folks we’d love to make us dinner (or even better, breakfast.)

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