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5/21/2014

As the cultural director at Foreign Cinema, Bryan Ranere decides if your... More»

5/16/2014

While ice-cold beer belongs at every barbecue, you’re going to have a disappointed crowd at your summer cookout if you leave behind the wine. You can... More»

Oysters from Anchor Oyster Bar
5/16/2014

  The Chef: Since taking over the kitchen at Oakland’s Plum last September... More»

5/15/2014

Having deviled eggs on the menu has become as much of a requirement for restaurants as having refrigeration, but so long as they’re like the ones I... More»

5/15/2014

You may not have realized it, but California is deep into a major crisis. It's not the drought, or even the Armageddon-level fires down south. It's a lack... More»

5/12/2014

Listen, there is a case to be made in favor of the much-maligned $4 toast. It's really nice bread, and you get like a really nice spread of artisanal local... More»

5/12/2014

Sitting outside of Saint Frank on a sunny afternoon last week, Ry Stephen sipped an espresso and... More»

5/8/2014

As a still-recent New York transplant, I crave smoked fish on a nearly daily basis. That can be a problem, since comparatively speaking, there just aren... More»

5/8/2014

I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the home of Popeyes's first franchise. It opened when I was five, in 1976. I loved their fried chicken, most memorably... More»

5/6/2014

The Bay Area cleaned up at last night James Beard Foundation Awards in New York City, winning four categories outright, including the top honors, which went... More»

Chopped beet salad at Bar Tartine
5/5/2014

The expert: Sean Baker, executive chef at Verbena His... More»

5/2/2014

The other week I was talking to a restaurateur who was trying to describe the food he’ll be serving at his new restaurant in Oakland. “We want... More»