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Food and food issues dominate our culture. I have been writing about restaurants, food and food travel for thirty-five years; for fifteen as restaurant and food critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, and for the past twenty in the San Francisco Examiner.  I know restaurant operations and cooking as the co-owner of the Hayes Street Grill where I work in the kitchen daily.  I have authored restaurant and food guides to eating in the San Francisco Bay Area. And I was a founder of the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market.

It is my goal in this website, my newsletter and my books, to give you highly opinionated  reviews and comments on food in San Francisco, the United States and the world, based on independent visits.

It is my hope that by introducing you to the best food experiences you otherwise might miss, your cultural and sensual life will be enriched.