Thanks Michael Bauer! It is a pleasure to be considered one of the best this year among so many great new restaurants.
"And as if to show that everything old is new again, I returned to Bix , which has always been one of my favorite restaurants and is one of the few places that has consistently offered well-prepared food and live music."
Bix, which opened in 1988, is one of the rare restaurants that’s been able to walk the line between tradition and innovation. The feel is akin to a supper club — the low lighting is keyed to romance, and the location in an alley makes it feel like a speakeasy. Hill is an excellent chef, but with so many restaurants to watch over, it’s tough to consistently produce three-star food. however with the help of chef de cuisine Emmanuel Eng, best known for his work at Maverick, the menu at Bix is taking on a new polish. Here five slices of hamachi are draped over chunks of just-ripe avocado scattered with chilies, ginger and toasted corn nuts. The host was able to give us a table, with the proviso that another party would need it at 8 p.m. Given the circumstances, that felt right. Read more ...
- Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle - 07/2015