Michelin-Starred SF Great, State Bird Provisions, 10 Years In

Published June 17, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column:

When Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions opened in December 2012, I reviewed it in my weekly reviews at the SF Bay Guardian early 2012, saying, “Jazz is the soundtrack of the streets of Lower Fillmore. From its storied days as the ‘Harlem of the West,’ to the current seat of Yoshi’s SF, Boom Boom Room, Sheba Piano Lounge, Rasselas, and other blues/jazz venues, the subtly gritty streets echo with its soulful past. I would venture to say Fillmore newcomer State Bird Provisions is an ideal jazz companion. There’s no musical connection. But the spirit of jazz is present in their playful, dim sum-style presentation… and in the way former Rubicon chef duo (also husband and wife), Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, evolve the menu almost daily… Plates flow out on carts or trays like an experimental jazz riff, but never feel rootless.” 

10 years (and a few months) later, jazz fanatic that I am, still feeling those improvisational chops, even as the team has evolved.

Review here:  https://medium.com/the-bold-italic/almost-10-years-old-san-franciscos-state-bird-provisions-is-still-going-strong-ebebbab2d804

State Bird Provisions stone fruit huckleberry sorbet

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