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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Dive Bar's Manly Meats Dive Bar's Manly Meats Inside dim, beer-soaked Little Ange's, grillmaster Todd Allen transforms inexpensive cuts into desirable dinners. August 02, 2006
Vietnamese Modernism Vietnamese Modernism At her new Solano digs, ex-Bridges chef Vanessa Dang makes fusion an art form. December 20, 2006
Braving the New Gourmet Ghetto Braving the New Gourmet Ghetto The newest addition to Temescal's gourmet scene, Aunt Mary's Cafe serves up tasty, unpretentious cuisine. But for whom are they serving it? December 24, 2008
Mua Is Nothing if Not Existential Mua Is Nothing if Not Existential A restaurant with an identity this fluid is bound to be inconsistent. March 18, 2009
Alameda's Viet Mom Alameda's Viet Mom Dragon Rouge offers comfort food with Vietnamese family character — and linen napkins. April 11, 2007
Neighborhood  Comforts Neighborhood Comforts SF's Miss Millie's is reborn as Rockridge's Somerset, and it feels like it's always been there. January 17, 2007

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