Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mac Daddy

No, it certainly isn't your mother's mac and cheese.

Brand new to the Dogpatch is an exquisite little eatery serving- you guessed it- all of the assortments of mac and cheese that you could ever imagine. There are also salads and soups if you're feeling low key.

With toppings like chipotle adobo, smoked bacon, cilantro, and fritos, these people aren't messing around. Bright and clean, the restaurant is as attractive as the food it serves, which also includes toulouse style cassoulet, fish & chips, cheesy fries, and asparagus with various delightful additions.

1453 18th Street: pop in for dinner or get some to-go.

#macandcheese #food #sanfrancisco #mdrp #chef #potrero

The Barbary Coast

Duck confit banh mi. Baked oysters. Hot chicken biscuits.

Also, there's a patio that will ruin all other patios for you. It's The Barbary Coast in North Beach, which newly opened on Green street. Previously home to the beatnik poetry scene (yes, Kerouac, Kesey, and Ginsberg hung out here when it was The Old Spaghetti Factory), the list doesn't end there. The Kingston Trio, Arlo Guthrie, Robin Williams, and Donald Pippin are amongst other previous performers in the space. Incredible!

Come for the Pork Tonkatsu, stay for the historic vibe.

#barbarycoast #food #sanfrancisco #mdrp

Friday, January 8, 2016


In the heart of SoMa, few steps away from Westfield San Francisco Centre, Volta is bringing us an elegant French vibe.

The great duo Umberto Gibin and executive chef Steffan Terje, already well known for Perbacco and Barbacco in the Financial District, are coming back with a change of direction, like the name of the restaurant suggests (from Latin, a turning point, a change) Volta is a contemporary French restaurant, with delicious lunch and dinner menus and a great wine list, open seven days a week.

Volta is under the design guidance of Cass Calder Smith Architecture (who also designed the duo's other two restaurants), the finest details amidst the huge windows warming up the experience, the style is elegant, minimal and extremely geometric.  The beautiful blue tiles are a pop of color in an extremely lofty environment.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Burger Frenzy!

Burgers are definitely an obsession. I think that —when executed right—they are a perfect food. Juicy, chargrilled beef; soft, yielding buns; and savory toppings come together in a glorious explosion of flavors and textures

We were welcomed us with some classic cheeseburgers, perfectly golden buns, melty cheddar and incredibly juicy beef, and this was just the appetizer.  The party continued with glorious chilly cheese burgers, mushrooms and truffle cream cheese double patties, bacon and blue cheese double and for a healthier vegetarian option (but still incredibly tasty) fried tofu and mayo with some romaine for some extra vitamins.

Burgers are a nostalgic food that brings me back to a simpler time in life: backyard barbecues, an afternoon with friends watching games. It may be my North American sensibilities, or a pull towards childhood tastes, but Burgers just refresh all those memories and made my day much yummier.

The undisclosed popup we will be released soon, stay tuned!

#food  #popup #sanfrancisco #mdrp 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Garrett Leight California Optical

Wearing glasses is a must.

They are one of those accessorizes that can't ever miss from my bag, first because I have been wearing prescription glasses since I was 16, second because there's nothing better than some fancy shades to protect my eyes form sunshine, overcast weather or just a bad day (or holiday hangover!)
Garrett Leight California Optical has the perfect recipe for who like me can't live without glasses. Elegant frames, high quality materials made in Los Angeles; comfy, casual or chic, everyday can be a different day just putting on a different pair.

Recently we got our hands on a bunch of product and  had the pleasure to shoot with the lovely Kate Conneely for Look Model Agency, based in San Francisco, her red head and freckles were such a unique addition, a hip personality perfect for the spirit of GLCO.

Inspired by California life and lifestyle, they are sophisticated and timeless, vintage, modern, a great selection of colors and shapes to suit any personality an style.

#garrettleight #mdrpsf #lookmodelagency #eyeglasses 


A stunning view of the Bay Bridge is what will welcome you walking into Caputo, an elegant and tasty piece of Italy. If you are craving a pizza or a lovely squid ink homemade pasta you are in the right place.
Shah is the man you want to look for, he will get you through all the lovely dishes and drinks to make your experience a real pleasure.
Caputo is spacious and stylish, rich interiors and warm wood furnishing creates a comfortable and relaxing ambient; the bar with a beautiful contemporary style, is an inviting setting in which to sip a cocktail.
The large room has a great view on the kitchen letting the costumers enjoying not just their meal but also the staff creating and cooking. Executive chef Sam Ramadan will entertain you creating delicious home made stuffed ravioli, pappardelle or spaghetti: a joy for the eyes and the palate.
Like Neapolitan style teaches, Caputo has a wonderful wood-fired oven for a perfect thin crust pizza, with fresh mozzarella cheese and touch of basil to taste the real flavor of years of strong traditions.

#caputosf100 #mdrpsf #restaurant #sanfrancisco

Monday, August 10, 2015

Black Sands Brewery

Black Sands Brewery is a mash-up of all things trending right now. #craftbeer #homebrew #batchcoffee #coldbrew #minimalistdesign #goodeats. 
The idea is that everything is right there in front of you. From the minimalist and open decor, to the way the beer is made, to the way you can see the chefs in the kitchen preparing your meal. Transparency. 
The food is California inspired with a dash of Asian and Latino influences. Try the DFT Breakfast Torta with Chorizo, tapatio, avocado, egg, and paprika mayo for breakfast, the Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich with slaw, pickles, spicy mayo, and garlic soy for lunch or feast on the Black Sands Burger which is two patties with tomato, grilled onions, and special sauce for dinner. Make sure to pair each of these with a unique beverage. Start the day off with with a fresh brew of batch coffee or cold brew or a matcha latte. For lunch grab a house made beer like the SMASH Nelson, an IPA made with one "single malts and single hops." For dinner, try a special cocktail made with spirits from small batch distillers. 
When your done feasting your eyes on the beautiful interior architecture and feasting your belly on delicious food and drinks, head over to the homebrew store where you can buy everything you need to make your own beer. You can also pick up a recipe of the beer you just had, buy those exact ingredients and try your hand at making it yourself. They also offer classes and instructions for those brewers just starting out or looking to up their game. 
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