State Bird Provisions
, the wildly successful San Francisco restaurant birthed by chef/owners Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza, is hands-down the most exciting restaurant we've ever filmed in; watching them open the doors for business is like the scene in The Wizard of Oz
where they let Dorothy into the castle. When you walk inside, you're presented with a barrage of carts topped up with the most delicious assortment of appetizers and cooks circling around with trays heaping with incredible food that was prepared just seconds ago in the open kitchen. This dim sum/cocktail party vibe was so great that Nicole and Stuart had to pry us away from watching the spectacle so that we could go to their favorite places to eat, like Ramen Shop in Oakland, where we sampled most of the menu and took down a good portion of the Japanese whiskey behind the bar, and Amnesia in the Mission district. We ultimately headed back to State Bird Provisions to watch Nicole "roll the shit out of the roti" and Stuart serving up his favorite late night dish, oxtail curry. Enjoy.
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