Michelle Polzine’s 20th Century Cafe was an instant critical darling upon opening in San Francisco last summer.
What was the food highlight of your year?
The food highlight of my year was cooking a dinner won at auction to benefit meals on wheels with Melissa Perello and Nicole Krasinski. Not only cooking with great chefs, but I got to provide a savory course, and it was my first moment away from the cafe since it had opened.
What was the music highlight of your year?
We were closed on New Year’s Eve and the day after, so my husband and I saw Frightwig, Redd Kross, and the Melvins at Great American Music Hall. And we weren’t the oldest people there.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
Food and music came together when Hank Rank (Crime) bought out the Linzertorte just as Rick Rodgers (Chelsea Market Cookbook) was ordering dessert. What could I do?