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The NY Times Discovers Tartine’s Liz Prueitt, and More A.M. Intel

Five pieces of food news to know

Liz Prueitt at her home
Liz Prueitt at her home
Patricia Chang

Liz Prueitt is amazing, and The New York Times is on it

Sharing with East Coasters what we’ve known for years on end, the New York Times profiled Tartine’s Liz Prueitt, focusing on the gluten free aspect of her return to cooking. Prueitt has been welcomed back into the San Francisco food scene with open arms, and the success of her and her husband’s newly-opened and wondrous Tartine Manufactory is solid proof of that.

Dungeness crab season is on track

Here’s something positive to hold on to today: Dungeness crab season is on track to begin on time this year, opening Tuesday, November 15, at least south of Point Reyes. Areas north of the Sonoma-Mendocino county border will not open until December 1. SF Gate has all the details, but in the meantime, stay tuned for where to find that seasonal treat.

Fang chef Kathy Fang in final round of Food Network’s Chopped

Kathy Fang
Chef Kathy Fang

SF’s very own Kathy Fang (chef/owner of Fang) has earned her way to the final round of Food Network’s Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay tournament. The episode airs tomorrow, Thursday, November 10 at 9 p.m., when she has the chance to win $40,000 with a signature dish, and bring a W to San Francisco.

Berkeley’s Caffe Mediterraneum finds new owners

The longtime owner of Caffe Mediterraneum in Berkeley has sold the cafe to a group of restaurateurs. It will close on November 30, and reopen after an extensive renovation in 2017, Berkeleyside reports. It’s unclear if even the name will remain.

Santa Rosa’s 2 Tread Brewing gains a chef

2 Tread Brewing Company is set to open in Santa Rosa Plaza next month, and chef Ryan “Seamus” McCarthy will be leading the kitchen. He joins with experience from The Restaurant at Meadowood, Outerlands, and more, Bite Club Eats reports. Expect a casual menu for the 10,000-square-foot, beer-driven space.