Charlie Hallowell at Boot & Shoe Service

About Charlie Hallowell

Charlie Hallowell is the chef/owner of Penrosa, Pizzaiolo, and Boot and Shoe Service. After eight years of working in the kitchen of Chez Panisse, a degree in English literature, and almost a decade in the Bay Area, he felt it was time to try a project of his own.


  • Best New Restaurants (Pizzaiolo)
    Food & Wine magazine
  • Rising Star Chefs
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • The 50 Very Best Restaurants (Pizzaiolo)
    San Francisco magazine
  • Three Stars (Boot and Shoe Service)
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

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"Penrose secret garden BBQ!!! This our house made bacon BLT. Come by 4-10 Friday - Sunday! Burgers and chicken Mattone sandwiches until we run out! Come n get em!"
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