VIA Contributors

Behind every VIA article there's an intrepid reporter risking sunburn on an exotic Tahitian cruise, indigestion on San Francisco's best food tours, and over-exfoliation in the West Coast's most relaxing spas. These are the men and women who lived to tell the tale.

Patricia Unterman

Patricia Unterman has been the city's most respected food critic for more than three decades, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner. She is also the chef/owner of the beloved Hayes Street Grill. Her work appears in national food magazines, such as Gourmet and Food & Wine, and she publishes her own newsletter, Unterman on Food, six times a year.