Chef Daniel Patterson reveals struggles with depression
It’s an issue rarely talked about in the tough environment of restaurant kitchens, but many chefs are struggling with depression and anxiety. Daniel Patterson, who is known fortelling it like it is, shared his experiences in an essay on the blog of MAD, saying “I think that the best thing I can do is to not be quiet.” I t’s a well-written and thoughtful take on the subject, and is definitely worth a read.
SoMa is not for the faint of heart
Deli Board owner Adam Mesnick (who is also a recent addition to the Essential 38) has been posting pictures of gritty street scenes from SoMa for quite some time, many of them tagging SF Mayor Ed Lee. SFGate covered the story after Mesnick posted a particularly disturbing photo of blatant drug usage on the street this past Sunday. Mesnick has started a group called “Better SoMa” to address the issues in his neighborhood.
Now feast on Jack in the Box til 3.m., in the privacy of your own home
Up late playing a video game, or hacking the mainframe? Just wallowing drunkenly around your apartment? Whatever your reason, now you can order in some drunk food from Jack in the Box, via DoorDash til 3 a.m. That means items like the Sriracha Curly Fry Burger Munchie Meal (which features a cheeseburger topped with curly fries and creamy Sriracha sauce, plus two tacos with an order of half seasoned/half curly fries, and a Coca Cola Freestyle for $6) are now available for consuming out of the public eye, in your undies.
Golden Gate Restaurant Association announces Saucy Awards nominations
The industry association has announced the final nominees for its brand new awards, the Saucy Awards. The awards include categories like Best Chef, Best Pastry Chef, and more. Check out the full list of nominees here, and buy tickets to the gala in November here.
SF’s sassiest restaurant designer is immortalized in a glossy book
Ken Fulk, the designer behind such showstoppers as Leo’s Oyster Bar and The Battery, has written a book detailing his “Gastbyesque lifestyle.” Check out his work in Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World, out October 18, for a glimpse into some of the best restaurants (and over-the-top homes) in San Francisco.
The Carneros Inn rebrands as Carneros Resort and Spa
After a $9 million renovation, The Carneros Inn shall henceforth be known as Carneros Resort and Spa. Enhancements include a pool upgrade, a new guest reception area, a new wedding and events venue called The Arbor, and slowly upgraded rooms.