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Friday, November 18, 2005

Too cool

Earlier this year at the Wired Rave Awards I met Helene Goupil and Josh Krist. They were working on an upcoming San Francisco guide book and we chatted about the SF food scene. Later I talked to them a bit more and then completely forgot about it.

Last night I went to a book launch party and was amazed to find--I'm in the book! Not only is my blog mentioned but so are a bunch of other local food blogs.

San Francisco The Unknown City is hands down the coolest, hippest guide to San Francisco I've ever come across. While the contents include such standards as Dining, Shopping, Nightlife and Notoriety this book covers not just local favorites, but many places I doubt have ever been listed in a guidebook before. Places like The Crissy Field Center Cafe, the hidden Japanese restaurant Kappa and The Cake Gallery for "naughty treats" are all in there.

Do people outside the Bay Area know about artist collective The Grotto? The wacky Gregangelo Museum? Vegan shopping at Otsu? They can read about it now. The writing is crisp, funny and shares the inside scoop without ever making you feel like an outsider or an idiot for not being in the know. No question, this book will be as treasured by locals as it will by visitors. And I'm not just saying that 'cause I'm in it!

Have you been to the very cool and contemporary Design Public site lately? On their blog, they are hosting Pass The Mic: Delicious Design week . So far you'll find design inspired posts by food bloggers such as Chubby Hubby, Scent of Green Bananas and yours truly. My post even includes a recipe. Check it out!