Haute Author

  • NAME Olivia Hine
  • BIO Olivia Hine is a freelance writer and publicist in San Francisco. She muses on food, wine, and life's little oddities while wearing razor-blade earrings. Follow her on Twitter @oliviahine.

Articles By Olivia Hine


ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Chef Nancy Oakes Shares her Top Tastes of San Francisco

Deemed “The Oscars of the food world,” by Time, the James Beard Foundation Awards honor the best chefs, restaurants, and food professionals across the country. Announced this past Monday, the 2010 nominees represent a variety of cuisines and styles, with San Francisco culinary artists making a fantastic showing. Local favorite Boulevard is a third-time nominee in the “Outstanding Restaurant” category, which comes as no surprise to the food community. Owner and Executive Chef Nancy Oakes is also a Bay Area legend Haute Living sat down with Nancy for some unprecedented straight-talk and insight on the SF food scene. Read More


Ubergizmo’s Gadget Guy, Hubert Nguyen, Grades the SF Scene

Hubert Nguyen is the quintessential techie-foodie hybrid. As co-founder of the popular gadget website Ubergizmo.com, Nguyen and his team review the latest in consumer electronics, software, and mobile applications with humorous bite. In his spare time, he takes a bite out of San Francisco, turning his Parisian-trained tastes towards the best offerings in the Bay Area. Haute Living chats with Hubert and shares his personal review with the readers. Read More


Ten Questions, Five Stars: Haute Eating with Yelp’s Nish Nadaraja

It happens to everyone. You find yourself in an unfamiliar part of town with an hour to kill and a growling stomach. What to do? Where to go? For the average San Francisco resident, and more than 26 million other users, the answer is Yelp. Yelp.com is a user-review website that encourages users to provide their two cents about anything from their favorite dive bar to the best dentist for a root canal. Read More