About Michael Siegel

Michael Siegel is a chef. His recent endeavors was the chef/co-founder of the popular Jewish eatery, Shorty Goldstein's. A native of Tucson, Arizona, he rose to prominence as a San Francisco chef, and was even dubbed a “Mochi Master,” for putting contemporary spins on Asian delicacies.


  • Three Stars (Betelnut)
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Bib Gourmand (Betelnut)
    Michelin Guide
  • Top 100 Restaurants (Betelnut)
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best Latkes in San Francisco
    SF Examiner
  • Best of the Bay: Best Retro Egg Cream
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

"Pork belly and watermelon. The pork belly is crispy on the outside and melts in your mouth. The watermelon cuts through the fat, great combination."
"The hot wes burger is a delicious hot mess! Onion rings and pickled jalapeños on top."
"Chag samech to all my MOT followers! Have an easy fast."
"Shorty Goldstein's will be at the ferry plaza farmers market all day! Come down and see us!!"
"Today's special... Foie gras torchon with pomegranate jelly and toasted challah. Come on down!"
"Foie gras is back! Add seared foie gras to any of our sandwiches. Come down and get some!"

From My Menu