Chefs Angela Pinkerton & David Nayfeld with Liam (Photo credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)

(Photo credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)

Foodie Chap Delivers 'Winner Winner Chicken Dinner' To a Whole New Level

With Chefs Angela Pinkerton & David Nayfeld of Che Fico & Theorita

Liam Mayclem
November 21, 2018 - 12:00 am

Theorita 'Winner Winner Chicken Dinner'
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) — Meet Chefs Angela Pinkerton & David Nayfeld.  In 2016 they partnered with fellow Eleven Madison Park alum Matt Brewer, formerly of Hogsalt Hospitality, to create a new restaurant group called Back Home Hospitality. At the group's first project, Che Fico, which opened in March 2018, Pinkertonoversees pastry operations at the rustic Italian restaurant. 

In August of 2018, the trio debuted their second concept, Theorita, located below Che Fico. Lovingly named after Pinkerton's grandmother, Theorita is an all-day, modern play on the classic American dinette, highlighted by a pie-centric pastry shop that punctuates nostalgic comfort fare at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 
The menu recalls beloved diner favorites from around the country, including Pinkerton's favorites from her childhood in Northeastern Ohio—reinterpreted with a modern San Francisco sensibility.

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I joined Chef David in the kitchen as he cooked Theorita's "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner"....seriously the tastiest roast chicken I have enjoyed in recent memory - perfectly crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The side of butternut squash (w/ butter & maple syrup) was the "winner winner" part of this dish.

Do yourself a favor and venture to Theorita for their "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner" - you'll not be disappointed. Stop by the counter and pack a pie to go.

And as you think about your Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday - a few tips from Chefs Angela & David:

  • Prep dishes ahead of time 
  • Let your bird rest a bit before serving
  • Serve food on warm plates 
  • Get family or friends to share the load
  • Be with those you want to be with on Thanksgiving

Enjoy my conversation with two WINNING Chefs and lovely people to boot, Angela & David of Theorita & Che Fico.



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