Stuart Brioza at The Progress


Stuart Brioza is the chef/co-owner of The Progress and State Bird Provisions. While working at the legendary Tapawingo, in Ellsworth MI, owned by Harlan “Pete” Peterson, he developed his own unique style of cooking, blending simplicity with seasonal and local foods. He was named one of Food and Wine’s “10 Best New Chefs” of America and San Francisco Chronicle named him one of “2005’s Rising Star Chefs.” He was awarded the James Beard Foundation Best Chef: West Award 2015.


  • One Star
    Michelin Guide
  • Best New Restaurant
    James Beard Foundation
  • Nominee for Best Chef: West
    James Beard Foundation
  • Restaurant of the Year
    Bon Appétit
  • Best New Restaurants
    Esquire magazine
  • Best New Chef All-Stars
    Food & Wine
  • Three and a Half Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best Chef
    San Francisco magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

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Chef Michael Recchiuti reviews Pork spare ribs at State Bird Provisions
$$$ | Modern | American
Western Addition
"As the menu changes frequently, I can only recommend that you try as much as you can each time you go there. There isn't a single misstep in anything you order. The pork spare ribs are heavenly. Stuart and Nicole are the dynamic duo!"

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