Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Mary Ladd interviews Bruce Aidells, who remains a leading authority on meat and meat cookery. Aidells describes his work on his latest comprehensive cookbook, and where he likes to go eat in the Bay Area with his chef wife Nancy Oakes.
Prospect is the first restaurant where Ravi Kapur bears the title of Executive Chef. Before opening Prospect last year–which is often dubbed the “little sister” restaurant to Boulevard — Kapur worked as Chef de Cuisine at Boulevard. Kapur shared his list of favored San Francisco Bay Area eating and drinking spots.