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1/24/2011

The waiter has just about had it. It’s his third time back to the table after being peppered with questions about the cod, crab cakes, and tuna. This... More»

11/23/2010

It was mid-August in the freakishly cool summer of 2010, and along parts of the Sonoma Coast, only a handful of days in the previous three months had seen... More»

10/22/2010

It’s 5:45 in the afternoon. As usual, the line is out the door at Tartine Bakery, a café in the heart of “the Gastro,” as the... More»

5/21/2010

“If I meet one more salesperson who says ‘I can’t sell syrah,’ I’m going to f—ing kill him.” Bob Lindquist... More»

5/21/2010

Salt fish and ackee is Jamaica’s national dish: a hash of briny cod and bulbous ackee, the lychee’s Caribbean cousin, with a blast of weapons-... More»

3/22/2010

Look around: From take-out counters to high-end kitchens, sandwiches are hot, even the cold ones. I’ve spent months tracking the trend, traveling to... More»

11/19/2008

Charlie Ayers knows how to make an exit. When the Grateful Dead’s former private chef left Google in 2005, after six years as the company’s... More»

7/14/2008

In this era of the locavore, menus no longer merely inform diners what they’ll be eating. They also tell the story—often as elaborate as a... More»

6/23/2008

Best Frozen Yogurt Ever since SoCal’s Pinkberry swept onto the scene, frozen yogurt has been all the rage. San Franciscans love the... More»

6/17/2008

Pork reigns. Braised belly, Berkshire chops, even bacon ice cream—pig is big on menus all around the Bay Area. As hogs wallow in the spotlight, it... More»

6/16/2008

Lob a perfect, farmers’ market–procured Elberta peach at any neighborhood restaurant in the Bay Area, and you’re bound to hit a roast-beet... More»

3/27/2008

Witness a scene being played out in restaurants all over San Francisco: A couple settles into their favorite table—the one with the comfortable... More»