Executive Food and Wine Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle Executive Food and Wine Editor
insidescoopsf.sfgate.com — My post last week, as a follow up to my Central Kitchen Update, generated a lot of emails about similar experiences at other restaurants. It's nice to know that some people are listening. I received an email from Scott Rodrick, the managing partner of M.Y.
insidescoopsf.sfgate.com — Coqueta, the subject of my 3.5-star review in yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle, is a restaurant that has been open only a couple of months but already feels as polished as if it's passed its first anniversary. It's owned by Michael Chiarello, who jumped back into the restaurant kitchen from his stint on television a few years ago to open Bottega in Yountville.
insidescoopsf.sfgate.com — On Monday, Gawker posted a piece about Sushi Yasuda in New York doing away with all tipping. Instead, each item on the menu is priced higher to cover the cost of a tip. At the bottom of the check there's an explanation that the staff is fully compensated with a salary (which includes health care benefits), and that "gratuities are not accepted."
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