SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

May 24, 2010 09:00 ET

San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com Introduce Inside Scoop SF

The Web Site Is the Bay Area's Source for Breaking Restaurant News

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) -  The San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com have launched a new Web site dedicated to the Bay Area's restaurant scene.

InsideScoopSF.com is a one-stop source for the best and most up-to-the-minute restaurant coverage of the Bay Area. The site features real-time reporting on everything related to restaurants, from openings and closings to chef buzz and hot-button dining issues, updated throughout the day.

"I've dreamt for years of having a dedicated Web site for collecting all the revealing, exciting and relevant Bay Area restaurant information in one place," said Michael Bauer, Chronicle restaurant critic and featured contributor to Inside Scoop SF. "Inside Scoop SF is designed to create an engaging forum for the restaurant industry, to highlight distinctive voices and to celebrate all the extraordinary activities in the Bay Area."

Bauer's popular Between Meals blog is a prominent fixture on Inside Scoop SF. In addition to his insight and expertise, the site will also feature Paolo Lucchesi, founding editor of Eater SF and Eater National. Lucchesi will report full-time on restaurant updates, gossip and features as well as provide breaking news. Jon Bonne, Chronicle wine editor, will also have a daily blog highlighting all matters related to restaurant beverage selections, from cocktails to wine to non-alcoholic drinks.

The site will also feature blogs from some of the area's most prominent chefs and food industry insiders as well as the best of the Internet for additional local and national restaurant news. Other site features include photo galleries and videos, Chef Q&A, and posts by Chronicle Food & Wine staff.

Inside Scoop SF is an extension of the popular Thursday Chronicle feature in the Datebook section. Both The Chronicle and SFGate.com will continue to have the first-rate food coverage that readers have come to expect, including restaurant searches, recipes and well-known writers and food columnists.

Read Bauer's "Welcome to Inside Scoop" post to find out more about the site at http://sfg.ly/azZMRV.

About the San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com
The six-time Pulitzer Prize-winning San Francisco Chronicle is the Bay Area's leading news and information source and has been connecting the region with its award-winning journalism since its founding in 1865. Combined with its online home, SFGate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle reaches 1.9 million Bay Area adults each week.

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