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1/18/2012

Cooking fats, like kitten heels and neon patent leather, fall in and out of fashion. Back in the 1980s, olive oil came on big and kicked butter to the side... More»

1/18/2012

But oddly enough, I find myself drinking light-bodied aperitifs at many of the city’s best restaurants.    I’ve enjoyed these... More»

1/13/2012

Restaurateurs are like punk rock bands. As their Q rating rises, their street cred plummets. Food snobs, like punk fans, are wary of success. A rare... More»

12/29/2011

21st Amendment—the San Francisco brewpub named after the constitutional amendment that repealed Prohibition—is burnishing... More»

12/28/2011

Take a local culture that’s forever on the hunt for new things to eat, add in our health consciousness and our eco-guilt, and it... More»

12/28/2011

When an ankle injury forced Neyah White, head barman at Nopa, to find a more sedentary profession, he looked to the world of whiskey. Though he... More»

12/28/2011

SOMA Pho is the comfort food of a thousand faces. At this corner nook on Sixth Street—as at Turtle Tower’... More»

12/28/2011

Embarcadero A New Yorker–style cartoon, hanging in a hallway of One Market, shows a well-dressed woman ... More»

12/28/2011

Los Gatos Ripples from the Greek financial crisis have yet to reach the economic island of Los Gatos. Witness the... More»

12/28/2011

Berkeley To a lonely stretch of San Pablo Avenue that has long been low on umlauts and most everything else, Kai... More»

12/28/2011

Sonoma If Alice Waters had had her culinary awakening in Baton Rouge instead of Brittany, she might have created a... More»

12/28/2011

North Beach The often resurrected Washington Square Bar & Grill has finally died for good, and Dane Boryta, most... More»