EAT LIKE A LOCAL: 9 FARM-TO-TABLE ADVENTURES IN SAN FRANCISCO
August 19, 2015
By Paula Keung
When Machell and Effie met a decade ago, they were both hungry New Yorkers working in media and food. Fast-forward 10 years, and now the couple is married with an adorable little girl, Marley, all happily living a delightfully food-centric existence in the Bay Area. Machell is currently an ambassador for Dark Horse Wine, while Effie is the executive chef for dining at O. Co Coliseum - home to the Oakland A's and Oakland Raiders. Effie is also part of the trio behind the soon-to-beopened Steel Rail Public House in Jack London Square, Oakland. Since arriving in California almost two years ago, the couple has been on the hunt for the best flavors available in The City By The Bay. “As foodies, we’re always up for new flavors and adventures,” says Machell. “You can easily enjoy some of the best street food here, or dine in a Michelin-rated restaurant with the same ease.” Their professions reflect a love of edible experiences. Eating is a job for this food-tastic couple, but it’s not all hard work. “Locals here are spoiled with the fact that we truly can live farm to table. This city has access to local fruit veg/farms, locally harvested honey, farm made cheeses, wonderful bakeries— all within a few miles.” Where do Chef Speigler and the Mrs. dine?
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