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THE BEST BRUNCH IN EVERY SINGLE SF NEIGHBORHOOD
Toast Eatery and The Crepe House: great for a quick, in-and-out breakfast (but not an In-N-Out breakfast -- HOLY CRAP HOW GOOD WOULD THAT BE!?). For an extremely quality brunch meal, though? Stone's Throw...
SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE
GET IN MY BELLY! THE TOP THINGS TO EAT THSI WEEK
At Alta last night, I got lucky enough to get a seat at the bar. Rather than transfer to my
table for dinner, my friend and I stayed put. This probably had something to do with the lure of Alta’s excellent cocktails, which are some of the best I’ve had in a city...
FOOD NETWORK
WELCOME TO SAN FRANCISCO: A NEWCOMER'S EATING TOUR
We consulted with local food experts to compile this list of 10 great places to hit on your newcomer’s eating tour of San Francisco.1896 Hyde St. Perhaps the most-exciting thing about the San Francisco food scene is that it defies trendiness or expectations...
7X7 SF
FOUR RESTAURANTS GIVE LOW PROOF COCKTAILS
No hard liquor license? Most places just default to pouring wine and beer. But there are new kinds of low-proof cocktails being concocted at restaurants around the city, and we’re not talking saketinis, people—these are complex drinks using sherries, vermouths...
INSIDE SCOOPS SF
AN OPEN LETTER ABOUT RESERVATION SALES
Ryan Cole is the general manager and a partner at Stones Throw in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood. He has witnessed the rise of restaurant reservation sales, and would like
to share some thoughts on the matter...
ZAGAT
THE 12 BEST THINGS WE ATE THIS YEAR (SO FAR) IN THE BAY AREA
Stones Throw's Sweet Corn Soup Why We Love It: Usually soup doesn't take the spotlight. But when it does, you remember it. Chef Jason Halverson's sweet corn soup ($12) not only shines with bounty of summer fresh off the cob, it balances...
GAYOT
EXECUTIVE CHEF JASON HALVERSON
Stones Throw has made its home in a turn-of-the--century building in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Executive chef Jason Halverson offers a seasonally inspired menu with dishes such as chestnut raviolo with chanterelle mushrooms, roasted Brussels sprouts and truffle butter...
SF EATER
HOW WOULD YOU CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH FOOD?
To mark the relaunch of Eater today, the Features team compiled a collection of seventy-two of the best ideas for how people around the world are or how they plan to or how they want to change the world through food. A lot of the ideas are incredibly earnest...
sf biz times
RESTAURANTS COOK UP NEW MODELS FOR GIVING
Restaurants are moving beyond the tired model of big charity galas and celebrity chef endorsements by baking charity into their business models. From growing chains such as Patxi’s Pizza, which aims to give nearly 1 percent of its revenue to nonprofits...
FSR
STONES THROW ADDS SUNDEY BRUNCH // DECEMBER 5, 2014
Stones Throw, a California/American restaurant and bar situated in the heart of San Francisco in the renowned Russian Hill neighborhood, is pleased to announce Sunday brunch, now offered every Sunday between 11 a.m.–2 p.m...
eater
ANNOUNCING THE 2013 EATER AWARDS FOR SAN FRANCISCO
It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs.—to announce the winners of the 2013 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 27 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters...
OPEN TABLE
Eating local isn’t just about ingredients; it’s also about the restaurants in your community that make you feel special time and again. Our Top 100 Neighborhood Gems list honors the welcoming spots at which diners celebrate both the everyday and the exceptional...
URBAN DADDY
The type of person you’d like to be on a date with: Hungry for pork belly. Admires 1940s gas station lights. Immediately orders beer called This Is the Sh*t That Killed Elvis…
OPPERTABLE
Opening tonight (November 5th) in the former Luella on Russian Hill is ~STONES THROW~. This welcoming neighborhood restaurant will feature Cal-American cuisine from chef Jason Halverson (previously Michael Mina)—some photos from test dinners looked marvy.…


ZAGAT
The former Luella space in Russian Hill re-emerges tonight (November 5) as Stones Throw (1896 Hyde Street). The opening menu features elevated comfort food staples, like rib-eye steak, chestnut ravioli, a burger with baked potato tots and peanut butter and jelly…
SF GATE/INSIDE SCOOP SF
Tonight is opening night for Stones Throw, the Russian Hill successor to Luella. To quickly refresh your memory, Stones Throw is the union between several veterans of the Michael Mina empire (led by GM/partner Ryan Cole, chef Jason Halverson and Tai Ricci) and…
EATER
After a lightning-fast turnaround, Stones Throw, the restaurant in the former Luella space, is ready to open tonight. Its team is a mix of restaurant veterans from Michael Mina (chef Jason Halverson, GM Ryan Cole, fron-of-house and operations partner Tai Ricci) and...
FSR MAgAZINE
Stones Throw, a California/American restaurant and bar situated in the heart of San Francisco in the renowned Russian Hill neighborhood, is pleased to announce its grand opening to the public on Tuesday, November 5. The talented Jason Halverson, formerly of Michael Mina San Francisco, will lead the kitchen...
EATER
Upon taking a new job in Russian Hill, Ryan Cole discovered what a lot of neighbors already know. "Parking in Russian Hill is atrocious...There's no valet, there's no garages, and if you park on Polk Street but aren't going there, you have to walk uphill." Cole has cause to be concerned about the neighborhood parking...
EATER
Though the dust has barely settled on the news of Luella's impending closure, the space already has a new tenant: Stones Throw. Inside Scoop got wind of the project, which comes from Fat Angel owners Jason Kirmse and Cyrick Hia, along with former Michael Mina general manager Ryan Cole.
SF gATE/INSIDE SCOOP SF

Luella, which has spent the last 9 years hosting neighborhood regulars alongside the occasional celebrity like Mick Jagger (twice), Rob Lowe, Katie Couric and Ben Stiller, will be reborn as a new restaurant named Stones Throw.