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SF Baker + Banker: Dessert All Day Long
Dessert First: A Passion for Pastry –

Blogger Pastrygirl from Dessert First comments on her favorite Baker & Banker bakery classics.

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Eat Your Happiness with These Six Pride-Themed Treats
7x7 SF –

Baker and Banker makes the list of 7x7’s Pride-themed treats. Yum!

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Market Watch: Baker and Banker at the Ferry Plaza
7X7 SF Online –

Baker and Banker’s Lori Baker and Jeff Banker spotted at the farmers’ market picking up Yerena Farm strawberries.

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Market Watch: Baker and Banker at the Ferry Plaza
7x7 –

Discover Jeff and Lori’s secrets to maneuvering the Ferry Building Faermers’ Market!

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The Bloom is on Rose
Cheers –

Baker and Banker wine director Chris Tang gets in a few words in this Cheers article on the rise of rose wines in the restaurant industry.

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Best Places in San Francisco for Chocolate Chip Desserts
CBS San Francisco –

Baker and Banker’s delish bakery items get a mention in CBS San Francisco’s list of the best places to get a chocolate fix in San Francisco.

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Haute Living –

Haute Living recommends Baker and Banker for a sweet treat to show your love for mom, or for a great Mother’s Day dinner.

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Spring Berries San Francisco
7x7 –

An introduction to spring fruits and how they are appearing on menus across the city.

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Take Your Pick: SF Menus Debut Delicious Berry Dishes
7X7 SF Online –

7x7’s article on spring berry dishes features Baker and Banker’s fantastic seasonal desserts.

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Perfect Breakfast Fare for Mother’s Day
Mercury News –

Since the Baker & Banker family just had another baby, they were featured in an article by Jackie Burell discussing Mother’s Day breakfast.

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Husband and Wife on Different Sides of the Kitchen at Baker and Banker
SFStation –

Highlights the different roles that both Jeff and Lori hold in the kitchen, as well as some of our popular dishes!

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On Hiatus
Eater San Francisco –

The breaking news of our newest addition to the family!

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Passover Dinner not to Pass Over
SF Weekly –

Great coverage of our Passover Dinner here at Baker & Banker!

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10 Hip Spots in SF Serving Easter Brunch
Zagat –

We made the list for our fantastic Easter Brunch Menu smile

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Passover Seder in the San Francisco Bay Area
about.com San Francisco –

Coverage of our Passover menu that appeared on the homepage of About.com!

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Passover on the menu and to-go
San Francisco Chronicle –

Our Passover dinner was a great hit this year, were you able to join us?

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The A-Z of Valentine’s dinners in San Francisco
The A-Z of Valentine’s dinners in San Francisco
Examiner –

What could be more romantic than a restaurant run by its own culinary couple? Executive Chef/Owner, Jeff Banker, and Pastry Chef/Owner, Lori Baker, are a husband and wife team. Valentine’s Day dinner features a special five course prix fixe menu at $95 per person, $45 additional for wine pairings. Indulge in desserts from the bakery including the Red Hot Velvet Cupcake, Strawberry Champagne Cake, Conversation Heart Cake, or Passionfruit Cheesecake.

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S.F.‘s Top 12 Cupcakes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth ASAP
S.F.‘s Top 12 Cupcakes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth ASAP
Refinery 29 –

With a last name like "Baker," could we really expect anything less than perfection from Chef Lori at this Pac Heights neighborhood joint? Probably not. And boy does she deliver on the fresh-out-the-oven goods, including our prized pick, a dark-chocolate cupcake filled with salted-caramel and dark-chocolate frosting. Sound like ecstasy? It is. Pair it with Baker’s much-lauded XXX Triple Dark-Chocolate Layer Cake

, and you’ve got yourself one sweet Valentine’s Day…no matter your relationship status. 

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Where To Score Super Bowl Takeout
Where To Score Super Bowl Takeout
Eater SF –

The Super Bowl is always a good excuse to hang out with friends, sip beer, and pile on the junk food, but it’s extra-special this year, thanks to the 49ers’ appearance and their quest to tie the Steelers for the most all-time Super Bowl wins (not to mention maintain a perfect 6-0 Super Bowl record). But while many see the game as an excuse to hit the bars, we’re of the opinion that the Super Bowl, that laziest of American minor holidays, should be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home, with that expensive television you worked so hard to buy. (This strategy is also good for avoiding a reprise of October’s Giants riots.) So we’ve rounded up 12 spots that are offering special Super Bowl takeout options. With plenty of mac and cheeseCajun spices, andwings, wings, wings, this is definitely not a lineup for the health-conscious, but paired with a few six-packs of your favorite craft brew and some strategically placed Tums

, it should make for a satisfying Sunday evening as you cheer the Niners to victory.

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Never too Early To Think About Valentine’s Day Treats
Never too Early To Think About Valentine’s Day Treats
Food Gal –

Especially when it comes to holiday treats from San Francisco’s Baker & Banker bakery.

While Chef-Owner Jeff Banker will be offering a five-course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day, his wife, Pastry Chef-Owner Lori Baker will be whipping up a bevy of specialty baked goods.

They include an adorable Conversation Heart Cake (red velvet caked with cream cheese frosting or dark chocolate cake with ganache frosting — both shaped like hearts; 6-inch one for $50 or 10-inch one for $85), as well as Red Hot Red Velvet cupcakes ($14 for four), Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes ($14 for four), and a passion fruit cheesecake with guava caramel (a 6-inch one for $30 or a 10-inch one for $50).

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The Best Tables for Valentine’s Day
The Best Tables for Valentine’s Day
Urban Daddy –

Warning: Valentine’s Day is a mere 31 days away. Take control of the situation and snag a reservation at one of these tables now, and then… relax. The value of the right table should never be underestimated.

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The Six Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies in San Francisco
The Six Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies in San Francisco
7X7 –

Lori Baker loves warm, developed flavors in her baked goods at Baker & Banker. She has an enormous cinnamon roll with brown butter cream cheese frosting that can’t be waxed poetic enough about

. She even found a way to use brown butter in her chocolate chip cookies, which adds a deep toffee flavor. Different-sized chunks of chocolate can be found throughout, some small, and some so large you get a mouthful of rich chocolate. It’s finished in a dainty sprinkle of vanilla salt. 

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10 Must-Try Healthy Dishes in the SF Bay Area
10 Must-Try Healthy Dishes in the SF Bay Area
Zagat –

Whether you overindulged over the holidays, drank too much on New Year’s or made a resolution to lose a few pounds, we’ve rounded up 10 delectable, detoxifying and diet-friendly dishes in the Bay Area to help you get back on track. 

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2013 Roadmap
2013 Roadmap
Smart Meetings –

Staying on the cutting edge is an implicit part of a meeting planner’s job description. Wowing attendees and getting them to return year after year requires knowing what’s hot, next and new. At the same time, satisfying stakeholders and CEOs demands that you understand the most efficient, cost-effective ways to do business in the current year’s landscape.

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Here’s a List of Some Good Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve
Here’s a List of Some Good Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve
sfist –

Sure, a bevy of tourist traps will remain open for Christmas Eve (e.g.,Benihana, Cioppino’s on the Wharf, Stinking Rose, et al.), but other places that won’t offend your tissue-tender gastronomical sensibilities are as well. Noted eateries from Hogs & Rocks to Flour + Water to A!6 will be able to fill your gut prior to Santa’s arrival. For those of you who have yet to seal your Christmas Eve plans (some of us come from families who placed greater importance on Christmas Eve dinner than Christmas Day dinner; we fall into the former category), here’s a list of places you might enjoy.

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Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
SF Bay Guardian –

Dining at Baker and Banker is memorable, from the tranquil space and service to husband-wife chef duo Jeff Banker and Lori Baker’s finely crafted food. A chef’s table and tasting menu (at $75 per person) in the active bakery is a key way to sample their range, including Lori’s exquisite desserts, much of which is available at their bakery during the day. Cult classic XXX chocolate cake is merely a starting point. A restaurant dessert that stays with me? Divine candied bacon doughnuts oozing with bourbon cheesecake filling under maple glaze. Bacon doughnuts may be overdone elsewhere, but there’s none quite like B&B’s.

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Baker and Banker Photo Gallery
StarChefs.com –

Starchefs.com has a photo gallery devoted to close-up, cloying shots of several dishes, as well as the restaurant interior.

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A Chef’s Dinner Party Recipes
A Chef’s Dinner Party Recipes
Food and Wine –

 There’s a new way for restaurant groupies to get up-close-and-personal with the chefs they revere: Kitchit, an online company that connects great pro cooks with fans who want to hire them for parties.  Here, San Francisco chef Jeff Banker grills a rooftop feast. 

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100 Fun Facts About the Top 100 Restaurants
100 Fun Facts About the Top 100 Restaurants
Inside Scoop SF –

Baker & Banker: Jeff Banker was a line cook at the Meetinghouse, an earlier incarnation of the current restaurant space. The space was originally an apothecary. 

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Secret Recipe: Banana Bread Pudding from Baker & Banker
Secret Recipe: Banana Bread Pudding from Baker & Banker
7x7 –

During her time at Home Restaurant, Lori Baker developed her signature banana bread pudding. Following the restaurant’s closure, Lori continued the tradition at the Baker & Banker bakery.

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The 10 Best Bread Puddings in S.F. — Hands Down!
The 10 Best Bread Puddings in S.F. — Hands Down!
Refinery 29 –

Lori’s Killer Bread Pudding at Baker and Banker
Who says bread pudding has to be whipped up using yesterday’s boring old loaves? At Baker and Banker, they like to mix up the traditional recipe by taking ultra-moist banana bread and soaking it in creamy custard. And as if that wasn’t mouth-watering enough, the resto’s bakery likes to serve it up sitting atop syrupy sweet caramel sauce, and garnishing it with house-made vanilla whipped cream that balances out the sauce, for an overall cake-like effect. You’ll never think of banana bread the same way.

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Culinary Couples
Culinary Couples
Wine Enthusiast –

Lori Baker and Jeffrey Banker fulfilled a joint dream in 2009 by combining their culinary skills—he’s the chef and she’s the pastry chef—as well as their names to open the San Francisco restaurant Baker & Banker. Together, they maintain the restaurant, care for their 14-month-old baby and still make time for intimate dinners together.  “I like it when [Jeffrey] cooks for us. He keeps it pretty simple—a nice salad, homemade pasta or roasted chicken,” says Lori. For dessert on special occasions, Lori bakes their favorite, Belgian Chocolate Mousse. She presents the warm mousse in martini or wine glasses, garnished with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

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Tracking down the Best Chocolate Desserts
Tracking down the Best Chocolate Desserts
Inside Scoop –

Not a day goes by that I’m not challenged by a reader e-mail, whether it’s someone looking for a place to dine by the airport, a diner who craves cioppino or someone wanting to find the best chocolate desserts in the city.

This last request came in yesterday and I immediately began to compile a list of the best.  Once I started remembering all the ones I’ve had, I was covered in chocolate, so I decided to put together a list of my favorites.

I’d love to hear your thoughts;  I think I see an edition of “Six of a Kind,” my monthly Chronicle Magazine piece, coming into focus.

One of the most memorable is the XXX Triple Dark Chocolate layer cake at  Baker and Banker, created by pastry chef/owner Lori Baker. The slice contains a bottom layer of moist flourless cake, topped with chocolate cheesecake, devil’s food cake and a glaze of bittersweet chocolate ganache.

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Dine this week at Frisco Fried, Terzo, Korea House, Baker & Banker and C Casa
Dine this week at Frisco Fried, Terzo, Korea House, Baker & Banker and C Casa
Inside Scoop SF –

If there’s one restaurant where I’d like to begin with dessert, it’s Baker & Banker. Even though I don’t even care that much about chocolate, I crave Lori Baker’s XXX- triple dark chocolate layer cake. It’s a mile-high slice featuring a bottom layer of moist flourless cake, topped with layers of chocolate cheesecake and devil’s food cake, and a glaze of bittersweet chocolate ganache.

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Jeff Banker on Baker and Banker, guest relations and his elevated Jewish menu
Jeff Banker on Baker and Banker, guest relations and his elevated Jewish menu
Inside Scoop SF –

Dominique Crenn kicked off Fifth Floor’s heritage-based guest chef series yesterday, and today, it’s Jeff Banker‘s turn to join David Bazirgan, which means it’s Scoop’s chance to chat with Banker about life, restaurants, childhood holiday memories and so on and so forth. In late 2009, Banker and his wife, Lori Baker, took over the former Quince, and completely redid the Pacific Heights space to open their cozy three-star restaurant, Baker & Banker. Let’s chat.

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Scrumptious Mornings
Scrumptious Mornings
San Francisco Bay Guardian –

Husband/wife duo, Lori Baker and Jeff Banker, interact with diners during Sunday brunch at their restaurant Baker and Banker. Jeff delivers dishes to tables, chatting with patrons, while Lori spends her time between the restaurant and next-door bakery.

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Top restaurants serving American fare
Top restaurants serving American fare
Nation's Restaurant News –

Just in time for Thanksgiving, OpenTable Inc., the online restaurant reservation system, has compiled its list of the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the United States. The San Francisco-based company gathered its top 100 rankings from more than 10 million reviews by its users, covering more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Secret Recipe: Baker & Banker’s Potato Latke with Pickled Beets and Shaved Fennel
Secret Recipe: Baker & Banker’s Potato Latke with Pickled Beets and Shaved Fennel
7x7 –

This year, Lori Baker and Jeff Banker started serving fine-dining brunch at their Pacific Heights restaurant, Baker & Banker. One of the stand-outs is their house-smoked trout on top of a potato latke with pickled beets and a pile of shaved fennel. While their secret to smoking trout is still hush-hush, you can get a high-quality version at most grocery stores to recreate the dish at home.

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America’s Best Cities for Foodies
America’s Best Cities for Foodies
Travel + Leisure –

The Bay Area’s Chez Panisse is still the mothership for foodies, but there are plenty more restaurants serving sustainable, seasonal cuisine, among them, Baker and Banker in Pacific Heights.

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The 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Bay Area’s Best Restaurants
The 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Bay Area’s Best Restaurants
San Francisco Chronicle –

Jeff Banker has a global view and creates savory courses that might include a squash salad with Moroccan spices or brioche-stuffed quail with bourbon-maple glaze. Lori Baker ends the meal on a high note.

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Dessert that takes the cake
Dessert that takes the cake
SF Gate / San Francisco Chronicle –

It’s appropriate that the pastry chef of this Pacific Heights restaurant is Lori Baker, who owns the restaurant with her chef-husband, Jeffrey Banker. They took over the space that once housed Quince and created an elegant brasserie. The signature dessert is XXX Triple Dark chocolate layer cake, a mile-high slice of cake featuring a bottom layer of moist flourless cake, topped with layers of chocolate cheesecake and devil’s food cake and a glaze of bittersweet chocolate ganache.

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Baker & Banker in Chronicle’s Top 100!
Baker & Banker in Chronicle’s Top 100!
San Fracisco Chronicle –

Last year the excitement was in the East Bay, but this year the focus returns to San Francisco with the opening of such spots as Baker & Banker, Nombe and the three James Beard nominees.

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Baker & Banker a Merger Made in Culinary Heaven
Baker & Banker a Merger Made in Culinary Heaven
SFGate.com / San Fracisco Chronicle –

It’s hard to take over the space that once housed a popular restaurant and live up to the comparisons diners make, especially if the previous place was as popular as Quince.  Yet when Quince left Octavia Street and took over the equally popular Myth, the Quince team navigated those waters beautifully. Miraculously, Jeffrey Banker and Lori Baker have pulled off a similar coup in reinventing the old Quince location. Overall rating: 3 stars

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Baker & Banker Team Up to Create A Warm Neighborhood Joint in San Francisco
Baker & Banker Team Up to Create A Warm Neighborhood Joint in San Francisco
Food Gal –

Baker & Banker? That would be Pastry Chef Lori Baker and her husband, Chef Jeff Banker, who have taken over the beloved Octavia Street spot that was once home to Quince and the Meetinghouse.

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Baker & Banker
Baker & Banker
Table Hopper –

I was sinking my choppers into such a soft, fluffy, flavorful piece of whole wheat and honey bread, and realized, yup, this place is different. It made me think of my mom’s homemade wheat bread, and right then, I felt at home.

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Baker and Banker
Baker and Banker
San Francisco Bay Guardian –

"Banker" might not be the most auspicious word to attach to yourself in these parlous times — people used to rob banks; now it seems to be the other way around — but what if it’s your surname? In a series of small ironies and convolutions, you’re a chef not a banker — a chef named ...

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Romantic Valentine dinner for two
Romantic Valentine dinner for two
View from the Bay (VIDEO) –

See Chefs Jeff Banker and Lori Baker on the local San Francisco TV show,  View from the Bay. They made a romantic Valentine dinner for two featuring potato pancakes, smoked trout and champagne cake with strawberry butter cream frosting!

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Back where they belong
Back where they belong
The New Fillmore –

“We were both obsessed with food,” Banker says. “The whole time we knew we wanted to open our own restaurant. We always had a really clear-cut vision. We were just looking for the right place.”

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Solid New American dining at Baker & Banker
Solid New American dining at Baker & Banker
San Francisco Examiner –

Once an apothecary, the Pacific Heights Victorian at the corner of Octavia and Bush streets more recently has been home to a number of high-profile restaurants: Robert, The Meetinghouse, Quince and now Baker & Banker,  an inviting small dinner ...

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Baker and Banker: Don’t say Californian
Baker and Banker: Don’t say Californian
S.F. Weekly –

Lori Baker and Jeff Banker, owners of the two-month-old Baker and Banker in Pacific Heights, are not the ones to break a winning streak. They’re the third pair in a row to run a successful restaurant in the same spot on the corner of Octavia and Bush. The first was the Meetinghouse…

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