Bar Agricole: San Francisco

My friend Matt in Vancouver sent me the link to this new bar/restaurant in San Francisco:
Bar Agricole.  This place is a sustainable design wonderland!
Take the time to click on the link and in the “location” section there is an option to view a slide show of “our artisans”  it’s amazing the collection of crafts people they brought together to create this bar.  Everything from the hand made salt glazed wood fired tea cups (Walter Slowinski see video below)  to the amazing hand crafted chairs that are made from old oak wine barrels (made by Sebastian Parker) are loveingly made to order by talented artisans.
I want to get on a plane right now and go visit!
This kind of meticulous attention to craft, the environment, and to sustainability is rare to find, especially done so exceptionally well.  If anyone reading this has gone to Bar Agricole and want to share their thoughts in the comments section I’d love to hear them.

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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