Do you love to eat? Do you also like helping people? Then please, listen up! As part of our Countdown Celebration, we’re working with Sharetable.org to help support the food bank. Go buy gift certificates to amazing SF restaurants like Mission Chinese Food, Bar Tartine, Outerlands, and TONS more, and $5 of every $50 you spend will go directly to providing meals for people in need! You only have until 6pm tonight to help. Go here → www.sharetable.org
Photo by Alanna Hale
Posted on Friday, May 31st 2013
SFMOMA’s art-inspired menu items crack me up
Are you hungry yet? All these treats (and more!) are created daily by our fantastic Blue Bottle SFMOMA pastry team.
Posted on Monday, February 25th 2013
Reblogged from ヽ(°◇° )ノ DON LEAV ME HANGIN
Announcing: DELECTABLE NEW BLUE BOTTLE TREATS!
Posted on Friday, February 22nd 2013
ATTENTION WET SAN FRANCISCANS! You know what tastes awesome when it’s raining? Hot chicken soup and arepas! TODAY from 11:30am-1:30pm our Schwab room will be open to any and all lunch-eaters looking for a cozy place to appreciate good food + art. Come join the fun at our Pop-Up Lunch!
(Colombian food not your thing? Feel free to BYO lunch!)
Posted on Friday, November 30th 2012
Paul Klee’s Circus presents a selection of works featuring acrobats, jugglers, clowns, and buffoons. Come dodge the rain TODAY w/ food + fun at our Pop-Up Lunch inspired by the exhibition! We’ll be in the Schwab room from 11:30am-1:30p, where sliders by Straw SF and cotton candy by Blue Bottle will be for sale :)
Image: “Paul Klee’s Circus” installation view featuring Alexander Calder’s “Tightrope Walker,” 1944.
Posted on Friday, November 16th 2012
Happy 92nd Birthday to Wayne Thiebaud!
From our website: Thiebaud is best known for his paintings of cakes, pies, and candies arranged in classic diner or cafeteria style. Thiebaud depicts these objects as commodities, their emphasis on appearance as much as taste. He achieved this effect through serial repetition, synthetic colors, and, famously, by painting with a knife, as if he were spreading the “frosting” onto his cakes. By focusing on sugary foodstuffs, Thiebaud updated the traditional still-life genre for the age of mass production and consumption.
Pictured: Blue Bottle pastry chef Caitlin Williams Freeman’s sweet interpretation of Thiebaud’s Cakes (click through to see the original painting!), shot last year for Martha Stewart. Blue Bottle will be baking cakes from this series today, so come stop by for a slice!
Posted on Thursday, November 15th 2012
For the museum’s current retrospective of work by American photographer Cindy Sherman, Freeman and Rosenberg developed a giddy pink ice cream float, inspired by one of Sherman’s garish, leering self-portraits in clown drag. The photo—Untitled #415, from 2004—shows Sherman in a flowery coat and a silver-hologram bowler, holding a bottle of pink pop.
Posted on Thursday, August 30th 2012
It’s like a rare bird sighting: the Lichtenstein cake! Our Blue Bottle Cafe only served it for one day, three years ago.
(Who wants to start the petition to bring it back?)
Posted on Saturday, July 21st 2012
Happy National Doughnut Day! Did you know that this historic day was created by The Salvation Army to honor the "Lassies" who served donuts to soldiers during World War I?
"Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?" - Matt Groening
Pictured: Martin Parr, Untitled [donut with bite mark], from the series British Food, 1995
Posted on Friday, June 1st 2012
Today is a great day to eat a piece of art.
Posted on Thursday, March 1st 2012