In the news

Our clients are often featured in San Francisco Magazine, Bon Appetit, Saveur and The New York Times. Below are the most recent stories.

Union Square Burger Bar

BottleRock Napa Valley

Celebrity chef snaps up former Jardiniere space for new S.F. restaurant venture

San Francisco Business Times

Here Is the Full List of James Beard Awards 2019 Winners


Comal to open second restaurant on Grand Avenue in Oakland


Little Gem brings its gluten- and dairy-free eats to Cow Hollow

San Francisco Chronicle

Inside Nommo, a Lofty New Bar and Restaurant From a Cocktail Dream Team

SF Eater

Palo Alto Hit Oren’s Hummus Arrives in SF

SF Eater

Cento Osteria’s Apericena Is the Reason to Go

SF Weekly

San Francisco’s 2019 Michelin Stars, Mapped

SF Eater

Thad Vogler’s Quest for the Authentic

Imbibe Magazine

The Ultimate Guide to Healthy(ish) Eats in San Francisco


Revamped S.F. diner opens as Mel’s Kitchen

SF Chronicle

New Restaurant BOHO Wants to Bring Bohemia to the Marina

 Eater San Francisco

La Boulangerie de San Francisco’ Opens In Rockridge

ABC 7 News

How One Restaurateur Is Crushing it in America’s Most Competitive Food Town


Cooking Demo with M.Y. China and Tap 415 Chefs

Long term CGI clients, Martin Yan (MY China) and Mathew Dolan (Tap 415) collaborate on a cooking demonstration and book signing at Westfield San Francisco Centre.

Simply Fish

Eat This Now: 15 Fall Dishes to Try in the Bay Area


The hottest spots in Hayes Valley

SF Chronicle

20 Best Restaurants in San Francisco

Condé Nast – Traveler

Pure Liquid Wine & Spirits @ World Trade Center Celebrates Four Leading Female Winemakers


Grand Opening – Jack’s Restaurant & Bar

Newark Chamber of Commerce

Adriano Paganini’s “A Mano” in Hayes Valley To Open In May, 2017

SF Eater

Noe Valley Bakery Opens New West Portal Location


Eatsa’s Robots Launch Quinoa-Based Breakfast Menu

SF Eater

Adriano Paganini Introduces BACK OF THE HOUSE Restaurant Group

The Registry


SF Restaurateur Thad Vogler is Set To Open Up A New Location

San Francisco Business Times

Presidio Social Club Owner Ray Tang Breaks Ground on New South Bay Project

SF Gate

Pure Liquid Opens at the World Trade Center in New York City

NY Times

Top 100 Restaurants 2016 – SF Chronicle

Several of CGI’s clients are featured in this article! SF Chronicle

Michael Bauer dines at Volta

SF Chronicle

Little Gem: The Future of Dining

SF Chronicle

Take a look inside Volta

SF Eater

Little Gem is now open at 400 Grove St. in Hayes Valley

SF Eater

Adriano Paganini is the “Empire Builder of the Year”

SF Eater

Rouse Properties Refinances NewPark Mall for $135 Million

Business Wire

Delarosa Opening a Second Location Downtown

SF Eater

New Brand is Rising From Old La Boulange

SF Chronicle

How to Spend 50 Amazing Hours in Oakland


Three-star Belga Offers the Best of Belgium, with Beer

SF Chronicle

Savoring the All-American Food at the Presidio Social Club

SF Gate

Busy Restaurateur Adriano Paganini Ready to Roll Out Another One

SF Business Times
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Introducing eatsa, The Financial District’s Upcoming Quinoa Emporium – SFEater

CGI client, eatsa, is featured in this article.

How Tech is Changing the Restaurant Reservation Game – SF Gate

CGI client, Lazy Bear, is featured in this article.

Lazy Bear Goes From Pop-up to Permanent in the Mission – 7X7

2015 James Beard Award Semifinalists – 7X7

Featuring CGI clients Perbacco, Barbacco, Bar Agricole, and Lazy Bear.

The Bay Area’s 7 Best Pies, Ranked – 7X7

CGI client, Presidio Social Club, is featured in this article.

2014’s Hottest Restaurant Openings in SF – 7X7

CGI clients, The Square, Trou Normand, and Shakewell, are featured in this article

Stanley Saitowitz’ Sexy New Development Opens at Octavia and Market – 7X7

We Wanna Be Friends with San Francisco Social Founder Anderson Pugash


Next up for Perbacco duo: modern brasserie in ‘Wichcraft space

SF Chronicle

Super Duper is the Best Burger in the Bay

SF Business Times

Head to the South Bay for you Lobster Roll Fix

SF Eater

Tap (415): Beer and bar bites go to the mall

SF Chronicle

Lazy Bear opens in the Mission

Inside Scoop SF

The Steve Jobs of Pastry

Pascal Rigo is in a very good mood, and who could blame him?

photo: Andrew Paynter

Shakewell Dazzles

SJ Mercury News

SF Eater

UNO DOS Tacos in Downtown SF

SF Eater

Tour Palm House on Union Street

SF Eater

Trou Normand, Bar Agricole’s SOMA Follow-Up

SF Gate

Palm House Caribbean-style restaurant to open on Union Street

SF Gate

Bar Agricole is back on top

Willie Brown loves Super Duper

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The View – Crew SF

CGI’s President and CEO, Carol Gilbert, is featured Click here

Inside Scoop SF

Hi Lo BBQ sold to Lazy Bear team

Inside Scoop SF

Bruce MacDonald and Anderson Pugash take over Nettie’s Crab Shack on Union

Inside Scoop SF

Bottle Cap closes and Square moves in!


Amazeballs – Barbacco’s polpette recipe

Inside Scoop SF

Town Hall celebrates it’s 10 year anniversary

Star Diamond TV

City Hall Restaurant in New York City is featured

CGI’s Exclusive Listing with Westfield Shopping Centre

Old Port Lobster Shack –
Grand opening on November 1st, 2013.

CGI’s Exclusive Listing with Westfield Shopping Centre

Super Duper Burger –
Grand opening on November 1st, 2013.

CGI’s Exclusive Listing with Westfield Shopping Centre

SAJJ Falafel and Shawarma –
Grand opening on November 1st, 2013.

SF Chronicle

East Coast chef decided Mid-Market is a right spot

SF Gate

A16 review: Italian gem defies risks of expansion

Restaurateurs Leap into Mid-Market

Carol Gilbert, President at CGI Retail, and her clients are featured in this article.

Business Times

SF Brokers Fight Restrictions on Formula Retail

Look Who’s Cooking!

Tim Nugent

San Francisco Chronicle

Butterfly on Pier 33 Caters to Tourists and Locals

San Francisco Chronicle

SF Chronicle – A16

SF Eater

Umberto Gibin of Perbacco

Inside Scoop SF – Butterfly

Port History: Butterfly on Pier 33

An Evening at M.Y. China

Executive Chef Tony Wu tosses noodles at M.Y. China restaurant in San Francisco.


Hall of Fame

News from the archives.

Perbacco – NY Times

My Go-To Places for Regional Italian Food in San Francisco.

La Boulange

La Boulange Busts Out

Rosa Mexicana

Rosa Mexicana coming to San Francisco One Market.


Pesce moved from Polk Street to Market Street.


A16 Opens in Oakland

Super Duper

Burgers on a roll.

Perbacco – SF Chronicle

Luscious Italian-inspired dishes entice at Perbacco in San Francisco.

Mixt Greens – Lunch Lessons

Sustainable in the City.

The Anti-Snob

Adriano Paganini presents a convincing counterargument.

Mixt Greens

Founders buy back Mixt Greens and keep business plans fresh.


Counter Culture: Barbacco brings modern Italy to the Financial District.

Bar Aggregate

How many artisans does it take to build a modern tavern?

Heaven by the Slice

Husband and wife team Jeffrey Banker and Lori Baker open Baker & Banker in Pac Heights.

Split Bread – SF Metreon

An artisan sandwich shop from the guys who started Mixt Greens.

photo: John Storey