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‘Top Chef’s’ Casey Thompson Prepares Her San Francisco Debut: Aveline and The European

‘Top Chef’s’ Casey Thompson Prepares Her San Francisco Debut: Aveline and The European

| March 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

Mary Ladd talks with ‘Top Chef’s’ Casey Thompson about her San Francisco debut in the Warwick Hotel. Aveline and The European promise contrasting light foods and manly drinks. Start planning now for the fall openings.

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A Floating City: Cooking on a Celebrity Cruise Ship

A Floating City: Cooking on a Celebrity Cruise Ship

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cooking for guests aboard a giant cruise ship has its own challenges: 24-hour service, rolling-and-rocking motion from the sea, and making many menu items from scratch. Mary Ladd found out why the Top Chef TV show hit the seas this season and she gets a behind-the-scenes view of the kitchens, buffets and restaurants aboard the Celebrity Millennium.

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Top Chefs Turn to Kickstarter to Open Shakewell Bar and Kitchen in Oakland

Top Chefs Turn to Kickstarter to Open Shakewell Bar and Kitchen in Oakland

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Former Top Chef contestants Jennifer Biesty and Tim Nugent have turned to Kickstarter to fund their new project: Shakewell Bar and Kitchen — a restaurant that will offer Mediterranean brunch, lunch and dinner with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients.

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Chef Preeti Mistry + Juhu Beach Club in Oakland’s Temescal

Chef Preeti Mistry + Juhu Beach Club in Oakland’s Temescal

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chef Preeti Mistry is gearing up to open her Indian street food-inspired, previously a pop-up, Juhu Beach Club in Temescal, Oakland on March 1.

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Q&A with Pastry Chef and Chocolate Expert Yigit Pura

Q&A with Pastry Chef and Chocolate Expert Yigit Pura

| November 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mary Ladd interviews chef Yigit Pura, who shares what it’s like to open a popular patisserie, write a cookbook and craft recipes. Pura is passionate about pastry and eager to get consumers interested in baking with unusual “adventure” ingredients.

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LGBT Pride Profile: Top Chef and Juhu Beach Club’s Preeti Mistry

LGBT Pride Profile: Top Chef and Juhu Beach Club’s Preeti Mistry

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

In celebration of LGBT Pride month, Mary Ladd profiles Preeti Mistry, who is opening Juhu Beach Club in San Francisco and has appeared on Top Chef. Mistry shares what it’s like to be female and queer in the culinary world.

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San Francisco Pride Eats

San Francisco Pride Eats

There’s a whole lot of rainbows going on this weekend, and plenty of them are being painted in icing. What’s on your menu for Pride? How about Bear Bait ice cream, Project Open Hand’s homemade peanut butter, or the tasty breakfasts at Just for You?

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Food Secrets of Chef Jennifer Biesty

Food Secrets of Chef Jennifer Biesty

| February 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Chef Jennifer Biesty rocketed to national fame when she was a cheftestant on Season 4 of Top Chef and a Star Chefs Rising Star in 2007. She is currently the Executive Chef of Scala’s Bistro and the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. Bay Area Bites caught up with Biesty to talk about her favorite food and drink spots.

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Food Links Around the Bay and Elsewhere

| December 3, 2007 | 3 Comments

Bay Area Grab your bottles of California white Burgundy, we might be back on the crab in time for Christmas. San Francisco City Planning Commissioners want to ban drunk pizza munching on Broadway. Get a free gingerbread house kit when you sign your family up for a membership to the Bay Area Discovery Museum, then […]

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Preheat Your TV

I think I’m starting to show my age because I remember when the E! True Hollywood Story was interesting. It was gossipy, smarmy, histrionic, and total brain candy. Each commercial break was punctuated by a “And then it all fell apart!” or “But friendship alone wasn’t enough to keep her from spiraling to her destruction!” […]

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