Lucio Fanni has owned restaurants in the San Francisco and Santa Cruz areas for 27 years. For the past seven, he has owned Caffe Lucio on Soquel Avenue, where he works with partner Mirjam Kuusik—with whom he has two kids and a yellow Labrador Retriever that frequents the restaurant. The restaurant has a flavor all…
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West End Tap’s Unusual Influences
Geoff Hargrave, a Texas-raised chef, knows there’s beer for every occasion. “When it’s hot outside, I love a Kolsh,” says Hargrave, chef and co-owner at West End Tap. “When it’s cold outside, I prefer a porter.” The eight-month-old restaurant in the Swift Street courtyard sits in the former site of Le Cigare Volant, and will…
Foodie File: Local Catch Monterey Bay
“Every fisherman you talk to would have a story that could easily be turned into a movie or book,” says Alan Lovewell, co-founder of Local Catch Monterey Bay. “They’ve all had their scary encounters. They’ve all had that huge fish get away. They’ve all lost friends at sea, and they’ve all struggled.” Lovewell, who grew…
Foodie File: Leyla World
Amir Jamali, owner of Leyla World, which opened almost two years ago, enjoys changing the yogurt flavors at his Mission Street shop.
Foodie File: Sanderlings Restaurant
Mario Garcia began as a dishwasher at Sanderlings eight years ago and rose to line cook. He’s now a sous chef for the restaurant at Seascape Resort, which is staying open during renovations to gear up for the summer. SCW: What have you eaten today? MARIO GARCIA: When I got in, one of the chefs…
Foodie File: Café Gratitude
When the 36-year-old chef at the all-vegan, all-organic Café Gratitude chows down on a greasy, meaty dish he really likes, he stops and says to himself, “Yeah, I can do that.”
Foodie File: YOLO
Anyone is welcome to eat at YOLO, even cats.
Foodie File: Appleton Grill
Owners Abe and Zohre Novin on timing, perfectionism and pizza.
Foodie File: Fog Bank
Potluck Thursdays and beer pong Mondays at the Fog Bank.
Foodie File: Thai House
Thai House owner, Pat Suwansupa, on what makes him walk away crying.