Friday, July 07, 2006
This just in...
MECCA SF has sacked its chef Sergio Santiago and replaced him with a new chef/co-owner Randy Lewis . Lewis, a much-lauded Sonoma County transplant who most recently headed the kitchen at
Kendall Jackson , should bring a breath of fresh air to the restaurant which got dropped from three stars to one-and-a-half by San Francisco's almightily terrifying food critic Michael Bauer. The restaurant, which was bought by new owners last year after a ten-year run by the original queens, looks to be taking a decidedly different turn. The new owners want to make it a dining destination, in addition to a hipster bar scene with smokin'-hot employees of ambiguous sexuality. Restaurant Girl's inside source at Mecca says the new sous-chef is just as delicious-looking as Randy Lewis' food promises to be.
Too bad the entire kitchen staff walked out this afternoon--looks like the two new guys will be running the line alone, unless a cook reads this post and calls the restaurant, wanting to fill in!