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  You may not be able to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear, but you can make some very tasty food. Although pig’s ears have been... More»

Brett Cooper

  When Brett Cooper parted ways with Outerlands last March, fans of his quintessentially rustic-yet-refined NorCal cooking wondered where... More»


  Shortly after I arrived in San Francisco from New York, my home of 12 years, I wrote... More»


  Panic no more, confused Cupids: We’ve found the 25 sexiest... More»


  1. Gin is getting its own palace.... More»


  A fideua is like a paella, only made with short vermicelli-like noodles, and is fiendishly delicious. I learned this the other night at... More»

Breaking the tip taboo

  A few months ago, Thad Vogler, owner of San Francisco’s Bar Agricole and Trou Normand, made a bold announcement: In an... More»

Tarla Grill

  February is Restaurant Month in Napa Valley, which means there are deals just about everywhere. Just mention “restaurant month”... More»

the French Laundry

  All but a few of the 76 bottles of high-end wine stolen from The French Laundry on Christmas Day have been recovered by police detectives... More»