John Birdsall

John Birdsall

John Birdsall likes things that taste good. He once cooked for a living, before writing about people who cook for a living. He was editor of SFoodie, the food blog of SF Weekly, has written for San Francisco magazine,, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and tweets @John_Birdsall. He lives in Oakland.

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Grand Gestures Grand Gestures Wood Tavern packs big flavors to go with its masculine vibe. April 04, 2007
Rehabbing the American Diner Rehabbing the American Diner Rico's Diner straddles retro and modern culinary worlds with perfection. November 26, 2008
Burger Renewal Burger Renewal Oakland's Kwik Way Drive-In survived the wrecking ball. Can it survive expectations? June 22, 2011
Vietnamese Modernism Vietnamese Modernism At her new Solano digs, ex-Bridges chef Vanessa Dang makes fusion an art form. December 20, 2006
Jarheads and Sex Slaves Jarheads and Sex Slaves Grass-fed beef and organic veggies in a jar: This culinary revolution doesn't come cheap. Local Korean Americans take issue with the Chronicle's recent sex-slave series. October 18, 2006
Extreme Comfort Food Extreme Comfort Food When the economy slows, diners thrive. And our thoughts turn to grilled cheese. March 18, 2009

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