Dining Around with Joel Riddell

Saturday   __May 3rd   __ 2014 

Broadcasting live from the Capital of American Gastronomy @joelriddell



Last Saturday’s Party at home

Rye on the Road – www.RyeontheRoad.com

Bartenders Tristan and Orian / Jon Gasperini and Greg Lundgren * Rye, Rosewood 15Romolo

Tango and Stache www.TangoandStache.com

Kara’s Cupcakes + a Cake! 8 Locations and Delivery! 1-866-554-Cake (2253)  www.KarasCupcakes.com

Ending up at the Stud Bar / Raja from Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Goth night – super fun! www.StudSF.com 399 Ninth at Harrison in San Francisco.






David Lebovitz, Living the Sweet Life in Paris on his new book, “My Paris Kitchen”, Published by TenSpeed Press www.DavidLebovitz.com



Emily Virgil With Bluxome Street Winery Block Party on Bluxome St. Today – 12-7pm including 21st Amendment www.BluxomeWinery.com



Tony Gemignani, Proprietor ofTony’s Pizza Napoletana * Winner of the World Cup!

Laura Meyer, Chef of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana * Winner of the International Pizza Competition

Matt Molina, Chef of Capos

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, 1570 Stockton StreetSFCA415-835-9888 www.Tonyspizzanapoletana.com

Capo’s 641 Vallejo StreetSFCA415-648-7600 www.SFCapos.com



Susan Coss, Director of Marketing and Pr CUESA www.CUESA.org

Elianna Friedman, Director of CUESA and Bay Leaf Kitchen www.BayLeafKitchen.org

* Center for Urban Education about Agriculture



Julio Bermejo  Proprietor with his family of Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant 5929 Geary Blvd between 23rd and 24th415-387-4747 www.TommysMexican.com



Jim Roberts, from The Madrones & Sun&Cricket www.TheMadrones.com 


Mendocino Film Festival May 29th – June 1stwww.MendocinoFilmFestival.com



Gail Jenner, of Jenner Family Beef 5th Generation Ranching family – ScottValley – Surrounded by the MarbleMountains www.JennerFamilyBeef.com

Slow Food Dinner featuring Jenner Ranch

Monday May 19th at Palio D’Asti Restaurant - 640 Sacramento Street SF


four courses, featuring Beef from Jenner Family Beef and Goat from Marshall Ranch


About Last Night


Chez Panisse 1517 Shattuck Ave.BerkeleyCA www.ChezPanisse.com 1-510-548-5525


Fed Up – directed by Stephanie Soechtig and narrated by Katie Couric

  • With Marion Nestle, Michael Pollen
  • The Challenge – to Sugar Free for 10 days
  • Do you know what sugar free is
  • Have you seen what they serve in the School Lunch PGM?



Hotel G – 386 Geary Street (@ Mason) 153 Rooms – 2 year renovation – furnishings each room individual www.HotelGSanFrancisco.com

art work from -

Creativity Explored 3245 16th415-863-2946 www.CreativityExplored.org   

Artists with Developmental Disabilities

  • Commitment to Foster Artistic Development, Inspire creativity, enhance personal identity and challenge attitudes


Chipotle Cultivate Festival, Saturday June 7th 2014 in Golden Gate Park www.ChipotleCultivate.com  – Ming Tsai from Hodo, Sarah and Evan Rich from Rich Table, Dennis Lee from Namu Gaji and Magnolia Brewery.


Magnolia Pub and Barbeque Restaurant in the Dog Patch * 2505 Thirdst SF www.MagnoliaPub.com

Masonic and Haight * Dave McLean and Dennis Lee


Urban Putt 1096 South Van Ness Ave at 22nd in the Mission415-341-1080 www.UrbanPutt.com by Steve Fox, Dan Carr and Chef Dane Boryta


Garcon Restaurant, 1101 Valencia Street at 22nd, San FranciscoCA94110 www.GarsonSF.com We just didn’t feel special/ incorrect order / didn’t come by to check on our meals which meant a disappointment.


Things on the Way


Taste of Portrero www.TasteofPotrero.com

In support of DanielWebsterElementary School

Thursday May 8th2014 – 1999 Bryant street by 18th

* taking place at The New Black www.TheNwBlk.com

* without funding there would be no art, no music, no dance, field trips, Physical Education

* Luke’s Local, Anchor Distilling, Beretta, Comstock saloon, Hog and Rocks, Serpentine, Tacoliscious, and more


MontereyBay Aquarium  - Cooking for Solutions at

May 16-18thwww.CookingForSolutions.org

  • Art Smith, Carla Hall, Alton Brown, Yigit Pura, and many more- Super fun – tickets are going fast – I’m staying at the Monterey Plaza Hotel


James Beard Foundation Awards- Monday May 5th

Support the foundation here – www.JamesBeard.org


May 17th, at the James Beard House

Yoshi Tome and Scott Whitman of Sushi Ran

* Crudo of Albacore, Grilled Yari, Kurobuta pork, Fire-Roasted Big-Eye Tuna and much more

212-627-2308 www.JamesBeard.org


* Sushi Ran 107 Caledonia StSausalitoCA415-332-3620 www.SushiRan.com




New, Nearly New and Rumored to be True


Molina, 17 Madrona Street, MillValley CA – Executive Chef owner Todd Shoberg www.MolinaRestaurant.com  415-383-4200


Dirty Habit, at the Palomar Hotel w David Bazirgan #12 Fourth St, SF 415-348-1555 (Hotel Palomar) www.DirtyHabitSF.com


Urban Putt 1096 South Van Ness Ave at 22nd in the Mission415-341-1080 www.UrbanPutt.com by Steve Fox, Dan Carr and Chef Dane Boryta


Doukkala, 4905 Telegraph Ave, OaklandCA Moroccan Inspired California Cuisine 1-510-653-8691 www.doukkalarestaurant.com


Fogo de chao, Brazilian Steak House, Santana Row * family owned group/ the Gaucho way of preparing meat in Brazil www.FogodeChao.com  408-244-7001


Fearless, Howard at Second Street- Laruen Kiino * Red Dog soon to come www.FearlessCoffee.com  415-692-0181


Gaspar Brasserie (Parisian inspired) 185 Sutter Street, San FranciscoCA www.Gasparbrasserie.com


The Square, NorthBeach by Teague Moriarti and

Matt McNamara of Sons and Daughters www.TheSquareSF.com  415-525-3579


Iyasere in Berkeley with Sho Kameo and Monica Kameo www.Iyasare-Berkeley.com  510-845-8100


Torc in Napa by Sean O’Toole 1400 Main StreetNapa

www.TorcNapa.com  707-252-3293


Magnolia Pub and Barbeque Restaurant in the Dog Patch * 2505 Thirdst SF www.MagnoliaPub.com