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The Food Issue 2016

Eat your hearts out.


Debate all you like whether San Francisco is losing its soul. What it isn’t losing is its appetite. That’s why we’re devoting this issue to the people who grow, catch, prepare, cook, and criticize—or just cash in on—our favorite foods.


The Bay Area’s 50 Most Essential New Dishes
The foods that are redefining the way we dine. By Rebecca Flint Marx and Josh Sens

Best Chef Awards 2016
The academy has spoken: Meet the five food-world bosses who've risen to the top of the class. By Andrea Powell

The Trouble with the Michaels
San Francisco's chefs are used to living at the mercy of restaurant critic Michael Bauer. But must they also bow to his boyfriend, Michael Murphy? By Rebecca Flint Marx

White Teeth, Green Thumb
An accidental farmer (who's also a dentist) exposes diners to the peculiar and the sublime. By Rebecca Flint Marx

Consider the Crab
The story of the scurrying, scuttling, scampering year California's Dungeness crab industry almost cracked apart (but didn't). By Scott Lucas


Originally published in the August issue of San Francisco

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