Daily Feed Archives:

Today's blog

April 2007

March 2007

February 2007

January 2007

December 2006

November 2006

October 2006

September 2006

August 2006

July 2006

June 2006

May 2006

April 2006

March 2006

February 2006

January 2006

December 2005

November 2005

October 2005

September 2005

August 2005

July 2005

June 2005

Gutenberg's favorite blogs:


Becks and Posh


Chez Pim

David Lebovitz

Amateur Gourmet

Bay Area Bites

Restaurant Whore

The Food Whore

Cooking with Amy


Food Blog S’cool



Blue Bottle Clown College


Tasting Menu

101 Cookbooks

Dessert First

Albion Cooks

In Praise of Sardines

A Full Belly

I'm Mad and I Eat

Life Begins at 30

SF Gourmet

Amuse Bouche

Pengrin Eats

Find individual postings:

or by area:

Check out our other stuff:   Yummy Chow   |   Photo Hutch  |  Home



Name: Gutenberg

Location: Somewhere near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Occupation: BRPR (Bunrab public relations.)

the BUNRAB blog spot

Do you need to answer back? You can send me comments if you want to.

If I want to, I'll post 'em in this very blog.



May 1-8, 2007


go to next week's blogs



Tuesday, May 8, 2007

It was a late night at Tosca Café:


... in North Beach. Although there was celebratory San Francisco Film Festival cake, this place is not about the food, it’s about the drink.

In Venice, you go to Harry’s Bar for the Bellini, in San Francisco you go to Tosca for the house cappuccino:

... which gets it’s umph from a hit of Brandy.

They line up these adult hot chocolates and steam them on their espresso machine (masquerading as a metal silo) before their alcohol infusion.

Old school booths:

...provide islands of conversation in this favorite North Beach haunt.

Tosca Café
242 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA





Monday, May 7, 2007

The Bubble Lounge was tonight’s San Francisco Film Festival party location. The spacious room was the perfect setting for sipping and snacking:

Melba-like baguette croutons supported mozzarella, tomato and basil:

... or curried chicken.

Smoked salmon on toast points, panini wedges and cheese:

... rounded out the grazing possibilities.

There was more talking:

... than eating taking place. Lots of film and food enthusiasts lounged with bubbly conversation.

The Bubble Lounge
714 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA





Sunday, May 6, 2007


I noticed a new restaurant called Jones:

... that recently sprung up on Lombard street and was pleased to hear that this was the venue tonight’s film festival party.

The conversations were interesting and animated but the bar food had some difficult acts to follow from earlier this week.

The buffet consisted of standard issue chicken drumettes, calamari, dips and quesadillas:

To be fair, this restaurant was supporting the festival by hosting this gathering and this may not be representative of their usual chow.

We were there after the dinner crowd had cleared out, but it looked like the sort of place that you can drop in for a casual meal or drink at the bar:

...until they close at 2:00 a.m.

Jones Restaurant
2400 Lombard St.
San Francisco, CA





Saturday, May 5, 2007

There are at least two parties per capita given by the San Francisco Film Society at any given time of the night or day. This evening, we found ourselves at suite one8one where bloodshot eyes were cleverly hidden by the lighting scheme:

Bay Area Women in Film and Television:

... sponsored this velvet roped event.

Sushi ‘n’ meatballs were the edibles washed down by Skyy cocktails:

...(every film festival needs a vodka sponsor.)

suite one8one

181 Eddy St.
San Francisco, CA







Friday, May 4, 2007


We had never been to the third floor room at Rubicon before tonight’s reception for Robin Williams:

The little cocktail party bites included puff pastry sausage straws, meatballs and delicate tuna and vegetarian roll ups.

The San Francisco Film Society does a kick ass job of lining up good chow for their events.

And speaking of kicking ass, J got a royal flush:

... before making an amazing dinner of perfectly cooked, line caught salmon with this Brussels sprout dish:

She sliced the little cabbages, mixed them with paper thin slices of lemon and bits of pancetta and baked them with olive oil to a savory, tangy, meaty, goodness. This was seriously delish.

Rubicon Restaurant
558 Sacramento
San Francisco, CA





Thursday, May 3, 2007

I was looking for
an “emergency” dessert recipe. One that I could make from common pantry items that didn’t require much fuss.

The answer came from David Lebovitz’s Room for Dessert.

The cratered appearance of this planet shaped cake:

...inspired its name of “Chocolate Orbit Cake.” Some sliced, balsamiced strawbs and crème chantilly initiated our launch sequence.





Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Spike Lee was honored at a cocktail party at Chaya Brasserie. We did the right thing and made more room by keeping our visit brief due to the insanely large turnout:

The servers were at risk of drawing back a bloody stump when they circulated with mini lamb chops and grilled skewers that were devoured too quickly to photograph.

Chaya Brasserie
132 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA


From today’s bunrab email, Cindy writes about yesterday’s breakfast:


Eggs over rice! That's a dish I consider "comfort food" from childhood - but my version includes oyster sauce on top. The thick, salty sauce just seems to work well with the egg and rice. Yum!


Gutenberg replies:

Dear Cindy,

Thanks for the tasty sounding tip. I will definitely give that a try.


Our friend Amy writes:


I was just re-reading your review of Hime. I ate there for the first time and found out that they often have very seasonal offerings or specialties that are "off the menu". Next time you go, ask!


Gutenberg replies:

Dear Amy,

If I remember correctly, we have a sushi date coming up. Maybe I can get you and Lee to help navigate these waters.






Tuesday, May 1, 2007

My friend A has araucana chickens
which extrude pre-colored Easter eggs:

...all year ‘round. Bunrab friend TW has been known to say: “just because it’s pretty, doesn’t mean it’s good to eat” but these happen to be both.

Sparing you all of the Suessian descriptions of where I would eat these green (and blue and brown) eggs (with or without ham) I have a particular fondness of them over rice:

These embryolks are deeply hued from their varied, non-factory diet.

I think that old saying about “not counting your chickens” must have come from someone familiar with A’s eggs since they would never last that long.







back to last week - April 24-30, 2007



BUNRABS Home | Contact Gutenberg | Yummy Chow | Photo Hutch
Entire contents copyright © 2007 by BunRabCo. All rights reserved.