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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»

2/7/2012

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»

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»

1/18/2012

But oddly enough, I find myself drinking light-bodied aperitifs at many of the city’s best restaurants.    I’ve enjoyed these... More»

1/13/2012

Restaurateurs are like punk rock bands. As their Q rating rises, their street cred plummets. Food snobs, like punk fans, are wary of success. A rare... More»

12/28/2011

SOMA Pho is the comfort food of a thousand faces. At this corner nook on Sixth Street—as at Turtle Tower’... More»

12/28/2011

Embarcadero A New Yorker–style cartoon, hanging in a hallway of One Market, shows a well-dressed woman ... More»

12/28/2011

Los Gatos Ripples from the Greek financial crisis have yet to reach the economic island of Los Gatos. Witness the... More»

12/28/2011

Berkeley To a lonely stretch of San Pablo Avenue that has long been low on umlauts and most everything else, Kai... More»

12/28/2011

Sonoma If Alice Waters had had her culinary awakening in Baton Rouge instead of Brittany, she might have created a... More»