Culinary travel in the West

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Satellite Republic, San Francisco & Napa
Photo by John Lee; written by Ivy Manning, Alex Pulaski, and Joel Warner

Satellite Republic, San Francisco & Napa

Specialty: Flatbread from the republic of Georgia, served out of a 1970s moped equipped with a tandoor oven, which is fueled partly by grapevine clippings (“I live in Napa!” owner Boris Portnoy explains).

Catch the spectacle: Portnoy slaps his dough onto the walls of the 600° tandoor, the bread puffing up in seconds. “I love the showmanship of having an open kitchen,” says Portnoy, a former pastry chef who grew up in Moscow.


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