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  THE EXPERTS Carrie and Rupert Blease, chefs at Lord Stanley... More»


  For almost two years I ignored the soft-serve window at Bi-Rite, too enthralled by its regular ice... More»

Frozen Kuhsterd truck

  Not so much a cousin to ice cream as its half sibling, frozen custard gets its dense, creamy texture from egg yolks and a very low level of... More»

Tupper & Reed, Berkeley

Tupper & Reed 2271 Shattuck Ave. (near Kittredge St.) Berkeley, 510-900-2588 ... More»


  Eating sushi—to say nothing of cooked fish—these days is an increasingly loaded proposition, between the overfishing,... More»

Frances San Francisco

At a restaurant, the menu and the decor always get all the attention. But, as any chef can attest, the walk-in refrigerator is really the center of the... More»

Ravi Kapur, Chef of the Year

A gymnast turned fine-dining all-star, a pair of lavishly bearded cocktail savants, a chef who mined his upbringing for culinary gold, a former army... More»


  "I got two of these: my birth year,” Sammy Hagar says, holding up a dusty bottle of 1947 Château Cheval Blanc for... More»


  Eating in the Bay Area is a little like playing an endless (albeit delicious) game of Whac-a-Mole: Every time you check one restaurant off... More»


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  McDonald’s is a great American paradox; it’s one of the most successful business ventures in the history of the world, but seems... More»


  Yesterday I checked out Dirty Water during my lunch break. Between its name, which for... More»