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Alan Richman Has More To Say About SF, Hot Cookie Ice Cream For Pride, More!

OUTTAKES - There's a wad of good sound bites in Sir Lucchesi's followup interview with GQ editor Alan Richman regarding his recent coverage of the Bay Area dining scene. Among the keepers: "Kim Alter [formerly of Plate Shop] cooks like a beast. Man, if I was opening a restaurant I’d hire her," and "I can’t think of a single thing wrong with Flour + Water...It's the most perfectly realized casual restaurant in America. I’m not saying it’ll always be that way, but in this moment, it is." [ISSF]

PRIDE - Tomorrow, the Lower Haight's Three Twins organic ice cream shop will start serving special flavors in honor of Pride weekend. The list includes Hot Cookie ("made with cookies from the Castro's iconic cookie shop"), Salted Nuts (sweet cream with house-made salted nut bark and swirls of salted caramel) and Don't Ask, Don't Tell (vanilla ice cream with chunks of strawberry desserts from military rations). [EaterWire]

PRIDE EXTRA - GrubStreet reminds Yigit Pura is the first openly gay chef to win any of the Top Chef contests and he'll be serving as Grand Marshall at the Pride parade on Sunday. [GrubStreet]

EXPANSIONWIRE - After moonlighting in the Hapa Ramen stall for a bit, artisanal soda maker Soda Craft debuted its new stand at today's Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Get an idea of what's on offer, including floats made with McEvoy Ranch olive oil ice cream, here. [Beer & Nosh]

CHEF SHUFFLES - Stephen Barber has left LarkCreek Restaurant Group's Fish Story to join Farmstead as executive chef. Related: Farmstead's former chef Sheamus Feeley accepted a position as VP of Culinary Development at the Hillstone Group, which owns the Rutherford Grill. In other chef shuffles news, Luce has found its replacement for Dominique Crenn: existing executive sous chef Daniel Corey. [ISSF]

NOW OPEN - Shattuck has a new taqueria where Amanda's used to be. It's called Casa Bernal Taqueria; they feature Niman Ranch meats; and it sounds like they know how to throw a party. [Berkeleyside]

Flour + Water. [Photo: Chron/Liz Hafalia]

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