S + M Vegan’s legion of Instagram followers rides hard for their mouthwatering vegan offerings, from shaobing sandwiches stuffed with grilled seitan to spicy coconut-rich laksa. All three chefs are graduates of the Institute of Culinary Education’s Natural Gourmet Center, a popular New York program for plant-based chefs. That’s also where Chia and Stanbridge first met and became collaborators, discovering that the culinary influences they drew from their Chinese-Singaporean (Chia) and Italian-Californian (Stanbridge) roots made for a delicious combination. … [Read more...] about Mid-pandemic, wildly popular Bay Area pop-up finally opens a brick-and-mortar
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Lily After closing his popular pan-Asian restaurant Butterfly in 2017, chef Rob Lam is returning to San Francisco with a modern Vietnamese restaurant called Lily — an exciting addition in a city bursting with casual options but few higher-end Vietnamese restaurants. It’s a project with first-time restaurant owners Lily and Lucy Lieu and marks the first time that Lam, who was born in Vietnam and currently operates French-leaning wine bar Perle in Oakland, will focus on Vietnamese food. While Lam hopes to eventually open Lily as an upscale, dine-in restaurant, he created a takeout menu focused on banh mi, eggy breakfast plates and chao, Vietnamese rice porridge, to get the doors open during the pandemic. What hasn’t changed is his goal is to deliver traditional flavors with top-notch local ingredients, French techniques and house-made sauces and charcuterie. One version of chao, for example, will be crowned with five-spice duck confit. — J.B. … [Read more...] about 7 highly anticipated Bay Area restaurants still opening this fall
Donald has hired a lot of people and given them more responsibility and more reward faster than, I think, any other major executive ever would, so if you go into his organization as a gifted young person and you show that you can handle an assignment, he'll give you a tougher one and a tougher one, and he'll reward you if you succeed. I even think that if you fail and he understands why you failed and the circumstances around that failure he'll give you a second chance, and this is contrary to the "you're fired" image that people get from "The Apprentice." … [Read more...] about Who is Donald Trump?