Westcoast Brand Pacific Catch Revamps Leadership Team As It Gears Up for Expansion

Westcoast Brand Pacific Catch Revamps Leadership Team As It Gears Up for Expansion

Westcoast Fish House announces a new leadership team this week.

The brand is looking to expand in 2018, and to lead the company forward will be former co-founder Keith Cox, as the new president and CEO.

“I am thrilled to be back at the helm,” says Cox. “We’ve got some exciting new ideas to implement and we’ve assembled an incredible team to help take Pacific Catch to the next level.”

Demetri Gill and Johanna Rivera will also be joining the team. Gill as the new CFO and Rivera as the new VP of Marketing.

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San Francisco Hot Spot Aaxte's Curated Music Helps Draw Consumers

San Francisco Hot Spot Aaxte's Curated Music Helps Draw Consumers

By Justin Dolezal, Foodable Contributor

Aaxte, a Spanish-style tapas restaurant opening in the Swedish American Hall building earlier this year, has been one of San Francisco's most buzzed about restaurants of 2015. It's not hard to see why: the restaurant resides in a beautiful, street-level building directly off of Market, the city's busiest thoroughfare. The space feels both industrial and lived in, despite having just been completely renovated. The cocktail menu is extensive and thoughtful, highlighted by a selection of 50+ gin and tonic based drinks. And the menu, designed by Ryan Pollnow, features a fantastic selection of small plates and larger format dishes, all infused with creative, Basque-inspired flavor combinations that are both approachable and engaging.

 

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Singapore's VeganBurg Headed to the Bay Area

VeganBurg's Plant Based Burger  | Facebook

VeganBurg's Plant Based Burger | Facebook

Capitalizing on San Francisco's recent obsession with healthy and meat-free dining options, plant based Singaporean fast casual VeganBurg is slated to open in the Bay Area this summer.  

The first outpost outside of Asia, VeganBurg offers a number of healthy dining options such as a Hawaiian Teriyaki burger and Char-Grilled Satay burger, both made with the chains signature soy patties, alongside the Tangy Tartar, a vegan pseudo Filet-O-Fish, featuring a specialty cholesterol-free tartar sauce. 

VeganBurg is set to open in the Upper Haight inside the former location of All You Knead.  If successful, it is predicted that the healthy chain will look to open several more chains nationwide.  Read More

Butter Makes a Comeback in SF

With healthier ingredients trending, it is surprising that butter is also being added to the trending list. However, butter sales have been steadily increasing since 2005.

With this trend, a new favorite, cultured butter has been added to bread baskets at SF restaurants such as, Acquerello, Perbacco, and Parallel 37. Various SF chefs are getting creative by creating signature dishes with infused butters. Read More

A Foodie's 48 Hours in San Francisco

A Foodie's 48 Hours in San Francisco

By Allison Levine, Foodable Contributor

What happens when two foodies travel to San Francisco for two days with individual lists of places to try? We merged our lists, mapped our plan and hit the road for 48 hours of non-stop eating and drinking.

Day 1: Sunday

9:45 a.m. — Depart Los Angeles for San Francisco. 

11:00 a.m. — Arrive in San Francisco. Through Airbnb, we have rented a room in the Mission District so that we are central to the BART. We drop our bags off and head out for brunch. As we begin to walk, we spot Panchita’s Pupuseria with a woman making fresh pupusas on the sidewalk, so we stop for one and continue on our way.

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