Juicy news

BiteClub’s finally gotten word on the whereabouts of former General’s Daughter chef Preston Dishman. After hunting around Sonoma and Napa for the right gig without luck, Preston and his wife will be heading to San Mateo. Dishman will be the new executive chef of Viognier, owned by the Draeger family. Though we’re sad to see Wine Country lose such a talent, BiteClub wishes our favorite Southern boy well.

Meanwhile, after a quick rebab of the General’s Daughter, Sondra Bernstein of the Girl & the Fig has opened Estate, a restaurant focused on regional Italian cuisine and festive drinking. Check out the menu here.

Chefs Josh Silvers and Mark Malicki will be headed to Terra Madre in late October. It’s a huge honor for local chefs to be attending this worldwide convention of Slow Food enthusiasts in Torino, Italy. We can’t wait to hear how it goes. Meanwhile, Zin’s Jeff Mall is headed to the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Hopefully Josh will have some big news to announce before his trip. Hopefully.

Finally, if you haven’t been following the drama over at Rendezvous, check out the recent news stories about their fight with the city over garbage. What a stink!