Saturday, July 3, 2010

Chefs vs. City: San Francisco

I'm currently watching an episode of "Chefs vs. City" on the Food Network. If you've never seen this show it's similar to "The Amazing Race" except with food. The Food Network chefs compete with local chefs to win different food related challenges as they traverse various well known spots in the contest city. For the San Francisco episode they start from Pier 39, then proceed to the Ferry Building, which us home to a vibrant foodie scene with various shops, a farmer's market and restaurants. Their next stop is Chinatown for some traditional (and gross) dim sum. Then it's on to make sourdough bread at the Boudin Bakery at Fisherman's Wharf. Boudin has great sourdough and tasty food. Their location at Fisherman's Wharf also houses their museum, where you can learn about the "mother dough"--the original sourdough starter still used today. The teams head to the Sunset District restaurant, Old Mandarin, to try one of the spiciest dishes in the country. Not sure where else the teams will go, but definitely keep an eye out for this episode and check out these interesting spots the next time you're in San Francisco. Bon appetit and happy travels.

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