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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»

1/25/2012

Joel Teitelbaum seems a bit abashed when I ask, "Why carbonate a Negroni?" But then the head bartender at... More»

1/19/2012

The hottest ticket at the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, at the end of January wasn’t any of the talks by Nobel prize winners or the... More»

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»