Thursday, July 10, 2008

Cracking Open The Yum Diary


I Love a Good Shrimp
My dinner last Tuesday night: just-caught wild Carolina shrimp, caramelized on the griddle at The Wreck of the Richard and Charlene. It's a seafood house hidden behind a screened porch on the shrimp docks 15 minutes from Charleston, South Carolina, where I was visiting family and racking up plenty of time in the warm Atlantic.







San Francisco: A Magical Place for Food
I love a good Carolina shrimp, and I adore a West Coast prawn, just so they're both sustainably caught. Since fresh, amazing seafood is one of the best things about living here beneath the Golden Gate, showing off my most favorite shrimp dish in the world seems a fitting enough way to begin my new foodie blog for SF Station, the San Francisco city guide where I've served as the Food Editor for the last nine years.






We publish one fresh, feature-length San Francisco restaurant review per week (based on anonymous visits by our excellent food writing staff), but we're beefing up our editorial coverage of food and beverage news, events, and the like.

Tipping my sunhat to the excellent local food reporters at the Tablehopper, Eater SF, and the Chronicle's Inside Scoop (as well as DailyCandy, Cooking with Amy, and spot-on newcomers like UrbanDaddy and Thrillist), I'll use this blog to publish local hospitality industry news, foodie events, updates on previously reviewed restaurants, previews of new and notable spots, recipes and techniques, advice from chefs, and good time recaps.

Up next: How to clean and grill a mess of fresh Monterey calamari, per my chef friend Jason Berthold -- recently sous chef at French Laundry, and now the man in charge at Michael Mina's and Rajat Parr's wine kitchen, RN74: possibly the most hotly anticipated SF opening of 2009. Yumma.

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Oh, and The Rum Diary is an early, easy-reading Hunter S. Thompson novel set in 1960s Puerto Rico. I wrote my 10th grade term paper on Hunter S. Thompson, and I recently spent a fabulous week in PR, so there you go.


p.s. I widened the post area within my blog template using this good advice.

photo: TB

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