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Valentine roses

We know you've had reservations for tonight since Christmas—but if you wanted to save some money, you should have made them for the 15th. We've... More»


Daniel Patterson has two Michelin stars, a cerebral mien, and a penchant for writing long, contemplative essays, renditions of which he has... More»

the pizza shop

After weathering the tsunami of Napaletano-style pizzerias touting their blistered crusts and double-zero flour, newcomers like The Presidio Pizza Company,... More»


Kusakabe (Financial District)  ETA: Late February or March... More»

The Samuel Clemens at Alta.

At Alta last night, I got lucky enough to get a seat at the bar. Rather than transfer to my table for dinner... More»

raw beef salad

The chef: Jason Halverson spent over two years as executive sous chef at... More»


20 Spot, the little wine bar and eatery that could, remains one of the Mission’s best kept secrets... More»

Dominique Crenn

On Friday, Atelier Crenn reopened after closing through the month of January to remodel its... More»


We don't want to talk about Sunday's football game. We don't want to talk about the Google bus protests. We don't want to talk about the drought.... More»

Chefs Masa Sasaki, left, and Hide Sueyoshi.

To enter a great sushi restaurant here is to leave behind the realm of the locavore. A pizzeria can maintain its farm-to-table cred by hand-pulling... More»

Anthony Myint enjoying Henry's Hunan.

The expert: Anthony Myint, proprietor of Mission Chinese Food and the cofounder of... More»