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2/1/2016

  Consign truffles and chocolate hearts to the amateurs. Love—or at least lust—is best expressed in molten liquid form. Not that... More»

1/29/2016

  Saturday night took me to Piedmont Avenue, and to a mostly excellent dinner at Ba-... More»

1/25/2016

  The Riptide is back—almost. Ever since the bar's ... More»

1/25/2016

  San Francisco’s burgeoning inventory of so-called hot restaurants isn’t lacking for attention: When Bon Appétit isn... More»

1/20/2016

  In Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, sandwiched between posh Healdsburg and pastoral Cloverdale, you’ll find quaint Geyserville. Known... More»

1/15/2016

  Spaghetti Bros. Marina This upscale pasta house from... More»

1/8/2016

  January means post-holiday hangovers, unfortunate weather, and the grudging realization that, just like last year, you probably won’t... More»

1/4/2016

  For seven years, Firebrand Artisan Breads was a bakery without a storefront, selling its... More»

12/28/2015

  Spherical, spiny, and cloven open at the top, the sea urchin shell calls to mind a crash-landed space pod from a distant planet. In fact, it... More»

12/23/2015

  Russian River Valley (RRV) is known best for elaborate, spicy, world-class pinot noir, but the chardonnay and other varietals are quickly... More»

12/21/2015

  As a former baker and unrepentant sweet tooth, I'm of the opinion that dessert never gets enough credit: it's often under attack by paranoid... More»

12/21/2015

  Your first clue that Amy’s Drive Thru is unlike other fast-food outlets is... More»