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2/14/2012

Redwood City Picture Il Fornaio with a few artisan touches, and you get an image of this earnest, outsize restaurant, where chef... More»

2/14/2012

Union Square This winning newcomer located in the tiny building that used to house Bar Crudo is everything that nearby Union Square... More»

2/13/2012

Beer tends to get matched up with vaguely northern European fare, heavy on the sausage, or typical pub standards such as wings, burgers, and thick-cut fries... More»

2/13/2012

Toward the tail end of its life, the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton was like a character from Downton Abbey: stiff-lipped and stuck in another era... More»

2/10/2012

On just another day skiing with the boys, Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley, noticed the hot cup of Starbucks steaming from the glove of pro skier JT Holmes,... More»

2/8/2012

Like so many sherry lovers, I often find myself making a rueful admission: “I love it, but I hardly ever drink it.” I muttered it one evening... More»

2/7/2012

Hayes Valley The snob’s common complaint about Thai food in the city—that it’s overly sweetened to appease the... More»

2/7/2012

St. Helena When her restaurant Go Fish tanked, Cindy Pawlcyn rechris­tened the space Brassica and turned it into a pitch-perfect... More»

2/6/2012

SoMA As the seasons change, so does the decor at this South of Market newbie, where in winter “trees” in the dining room... More»

2/6/2012

For a region that stretches just 25 miles and is barely a mile wide in most places, Burgundy (at least its main strip, the Côte d’Or) casts... More»

2/2/2012

After working the bar for the past three years, I can attest that people’s spending and tipping habits are a reflection of their character—... More»

1/27/2012

Bar Dogwood For those who like a bit of meat with their drink, this dark, sophisticated spot offers a sweet selection of sliced-to-... More»