January 22, 2015

Furochan Eats: Ramen Is Not Dead. It’s Just Getting Started

by Florentyna Leow

Sometime last week, Dave Chang of Momofuku fame declared ramen dead (in the States). You can read his diatribe in its entirety over at Lucky Peach, but he makes several ludicrous claims there, including, “Access to instantaneous information from the Internet has killed innovation in ramen,” “Ramen was always a fringe pursuit in Japan” and, most […]

September 6, 2009

OPEN!: Ode to Jean-George

by Kayoko Akabori

My quest for an open restaurant in SF for Labor Day continues. Ritz-Carlton: closed. Chaya: closed. Acme Chophouse: closed. I’m about to tear my hair out- when I get an idea in my mind, I obsess over it. I want to dirty overly-pretentious-bleach-white linens. NOW. Since I’m relatively new to the left coast, I still […]