.Jessica Dur Taylor

May 14, 2014

Making a Buck

To most people, flattened cardboard boxes are worthless. Which is precisely why Nick Mancillas turns them into canvases, and then into currency. "One of my...
Feb 5, 2014

Wishbone Comes True

In 1959, restaurateurs June and Jerry Norwitt took a drive north from San Francisco, lured by the vision of a rural, Bonanza-like lifestyle. Within...
Dec 4, 2013

After Hours

Poised to Pop Jeremy Whitcomb and Emma Uribe are the latest duo on the North Bay's rising pop-up restaurant scene. The first thing they do...
Nov 6, 2013

Farm in the City

As far as business plans go, Joe Imwalle's is pretty simple. He doesn't advertise. He has no cell phone, doesn't use a computer and...
Oct 2, 2013

Torre’s Touch

A few years ago, chef Francesco Torre posted his résumé on Craigslist. He was living in his native Tuscany at the time, cooking for...
Sep 4, 2013

Old & New Ways

'If I don't allow my cooks to play with all the crayons that we have in our coloring box, then what kind of a...
Aug 21, 2013


Jocelyn Nelson's blood may run Filipino, Chinese and Spanish, but make no mistake: she is Hawaiian, born and bred. Growing up in Honolulu, she...
Jul 31, 2013

Fear Factor

When Rose Shannon was in sixth grade, she spent recess hiding in the bathroom. Getting sweaty in PE and eating lunch in front of...