Zuni Café

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Zuni Café

Zuni Café is a restaurant in San Francisco, California. Named after the Zuni tribe,[1] it was established in 1979 by Billy West. In 1981 he hired Vince Calcagno as the manager, who became a business partner in 1987. West and Calcagno hired chef Judy Rodgers (formerly of Chez Panisse) in 1987. [2] Billy West died on July 1, 1994; Calcagno and Rodgers went on to become co-owners. Zuni Cafe, with Rodgers at the helm, won the James Beard Foundation Award for 'Best Chef: Pacific' in 2000, 'Outstanding Restaurant' in 2003, and 'Outstanding Chef' in 2004.[3] It is located on Market Street in San Francisco. Rodgers became head chef in 1987, and a co-owner two years later. Calcagno retired in 2006. Gilbert Pilgram joined Zuni Café as a co-owner in 2006.[1] Rodgers died on December 2, 2013.[4]

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Coordinates: 37°46′25″N 122°25′17″W / 37.773656°N 122.421447°W / 37.773656; -122.421447