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Forno Bravo Forum Community,

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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    We were in San Francisco this weekend and called to see if we could get into A16. The only available reservations were before 5:45PM or after 10PM.

    I guess business is good.
    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    Hey All - I had back-to-back meetings in Oakland and San Francisco that involved an overnight stay, so I made some advance reservations at A16. It was a Tuesday night and the earliest they could get me in was 9.15!! Business is definitely good...it was packed.

    I got there a little early and because I was a party of 1 (loser!!!), I got to sit at the Chef's station - which is basically a marble bar in front of the ovens, which is where I wanted to be anyway! They had two wood burning ovens, 1 for pizza and 1 for sides and entrees.

    The servers and the cooks were all really friendly and I enjoyed sitting at the bar - I was also right near the waiter station, so you get lots of colorful commentary in SF.

    I had a great salad of Arugula, Walnuts, Nectarine, Olives, Pecorino, and EVOO. Then I ordered a white pizza - sausage, fennel, mozz, chili flakes. It was fantastic - especially right out of the oven. I also had a couple of really good Belgian wheat beers. The crust had nice blisters and a smoky flavor. They initially did VPN training at the same place I went to in Marina Del Rey. I was having flashbacks watching the guy make all those pizzas - stressful!!

    One of the items they were selling a lot of (besides Margherita Pizza) was oven roasted corn. They took an ear of corn, blanched it, cut it into about 5 pieces a bout 2 inches thick, stood them on their ends, drizzled with EVOO, and roasted them in the oven for a few minutes. When they came out, tossed in a bowl with EVOO a little salt and black pepper. They looked great and they sure sold a lot of them.

    They also had a great wine list with a huge selection from Italy.

    You can do reservations on line at www.a16sf.com so definitely check it out if you are going to be in SF.

    Jay

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