Dining Around with Joel Riddell

Saturday   __May 10th   __ 2014 

Broadcasting live from the Capital of American Gastronomy @joelriddell



10:30am @foxyproduce

Tom Nunes, Foxy Produce / “Rejuicenate” program www.Foxy.com  


11:00am @EliteCafeSf

James London Executive Chef of The Elite Café 2049 Fillmore StreetSan FranciscoCA94115  415-673-5483 www.TheEliteCafe.com  

* General Manager Drake Birkie


11:30am @StateBirdSF

Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski, Chef Proprietors of State Bird Provisions 1529 Fillmore StreetSFCA www.StateBirdsf.com  

Ashley McCumber, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels www.MowSF.org 

Star Chefs and Vintners Gala – Sunday June 1stFortMasonCenter


12:00pm#SauvBlanc, #NZWine @NZwineusa @LeslieSbrocco @StSupery

Leslie Sbrocco KQED Check Please, Bay Area! The Thirsty Girl www.ThirstyGirl.com 



Michael Scholz, Winemaker of St Supery Winery 8440 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA (707) 963-4507www.stsupery.com 

Sauvignon Blanc Day – Friday May 16th = 5th annual


12:30pm @MagnoliaPub @DennisHLee @NamuSf

David McLean Brewmaster and owner of Magnolia Brew Pub, Alambic and the newly opened Smokestack at Magnolia-

Dennis Lee SmokeStack at Magnolia Brewing

Namu Gaji 499 Dolores StSFCA415-431-6268 www.Namusf.com


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


Making Plans!


InterContinental the Mark Hopkins SF www.InterContinentalMarkHopkins.com

The SwedenborgianChurch www.SFSwedenborgian.org

Waterbar www.waterbarsf.com


About Last Night!

Souvla 517 Hayes StreetSan Francisco  11am-10pm www.Souvlasf.com


Espetus Steak House www.espetus.com

Espetus Churrascaria – 1686 Market St. @ Gough - SF, CA94102 P 415-552-8792

Espetus Churrascaria – 710 South B Street San Mateo, CA 94401 P650-342-8700



Hotel G – 386 Geary Street (@ Mason)

153 Rooms – 2 year renovation – furnishings each room individual


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


The Elite Café- 2049 Fillmore StSFCA 9415-673-5483 www.TheEliteCafe.com   

James London Executive Chef


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

  • Alice Waters
  • Nathan Alderson, Café Chef
  • Beth Wells, Café Chef
  • Mary jo Thorensen, pastry chef


George Dickel, Tennessee Whiskey from Cascade Hollow, Tennessee.  Hand Selected Barrel - Truly a single barrel – available in very limited quantities at the Top of the Mark



Fed Up – directed by Stephanie Soechtig (So-Tig 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?



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


Schroeder’s 240 Front StreetSFCA94111 www.Schroederssf.com   

German Beer Hall, newly renovated and re-opened by the team from Press * Founded in 1893 * New owners, Andrew Chun and Jan Wiginton / new modern German menu by Chef Manfred Wrembl.


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


Things on the Way


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


Slow Food Dinner featuring Jenner Ranch

Monday May 19th Palio D’Asti Restaurant - 640 Sacramento Street SF www.PaliodAsti.com


Beef from Jenner Family Beef 

Goat from Marshall Ranch

5th Generation Ranching family – ScottValley – Surrounded by the MarbleMountains



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

* Philo CA The Madrones www.TheMadrones.com   


Chipotle Cultivate Festival, Saturday June 7th 2014 – Ming Tsai from Hodo, Sarah and Evan Rich from Rich Table, Dennis Lee from Namu Gaji and Magnolia Brewery.



James Beard Foundation Awards- this past week

www.JamesBeard.org for a full list / some highlights include;


* Many honored culinarians including;

  • Culinary Birds, the Ultimate Poultry Cookbook with John Ash and James Fraioli (Running Press)
  • John Birdsall, Lucy Peach *Magazine  www.LuckyPeach.com

Deborah Madison for her book Vegetable Literacy, Published by Ten Speed Press (on in two weeks)



  • Anthony Bourdain, Ina Garten, Martha Stewart


Restaurant Design Shed in Healdsburg


Best Chef of the West – Daniel Patterson (Coi) in San Francisco


Outstanding Service, The Restaurant at Meadowood

Outstanding Restaurant, The Slanted Door- Charles Phan


* Outstanding Restaurateur, Barbara Lynch / Barbara Lynch Group (think Chef David Bazergain of Dirty Habit)


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