'Zuni Cafe' on Serious Eats

NectarineGate: Zuni Cafe's $8 Nectarine Dessert Is Actually $4.50

Earlier this week, we told you about a supposed $8 Blossom Bluff Nectarine on the dessert menu at San Francisco's Zuni Cafe. Ridiculous surcharge for a single piece of fruit, right? A Zuni Cafe representative chimed in to clear up the misunderstanding: It should be $4.50. "The only $8.00 item on the menu was a pot de crème." Ridiculous still, but maybe less ridiculous? We will keep you updated with other NectarineGate details as they come through the wires. [via Eater SF]... More

Zuni Cafe's $8 Nectarine Dessert Is Just a Nectarine; Diners Left Confused

As enticing as the $8 Blossom Bluff Nectarine dessert at San Francisco's Zuni Cafe may sound, be aware that all you'll get is a whole nectarine on a plate. Celeste at Chowhound describes the dish: "A plate came out, with exactly what they ordered - just a plain nectarine rolling around on the plate. ..It seems like a joke but is not." But there's a bonus—the peach comes with a steak knife! [via Eater SF]... More

The Chronicle on Zuni Cafe's Pizza

I usually try to link to Michael Bauer's Pizza Friday series each week, but I neglected to last week, which is when he took a trip to Zuni Cafe in San Francisco. (Yesterday he went to Piatti, but it's a chainish place and I'd rather highlight a cool place like Zuni in this space.) Anyway, Zuni Cafe makes a "thin-crust Italian-style" pizza, according to Bauer. After the jump, a tasty video from the Chronicle.... More

The Best Roast Chicken: The Final Acts

I must admit I was in a lousy mood yesterday when I started to make my Zuni Roast Chicken and Bread Salad. The Giants had once again looked awful, this time against the Packers (somebody please get the Giants a new coach, please, I am begging you), and I am not one of those people who cooks for therapeutic reasons. Zuni Cafe chef-owner Judy Rodgers believes that multitasking is essential to successfully cooking her food, but I quickly found out that I, for one, cannot handle doing two things at once in the kitchen, especially if both require split-second timing.... More

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