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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»


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


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»


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


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


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


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


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


North Beach The often resurrected Washington Square Bar & Grill has finally died for good, and Dane Boryta, most... More»


Spend too many hours in front of the Food Network and you come to see a chef’s path as a glamorous journey, kicking off with studies at Le... More»


In early 2008, David Kinch, the man behind two-Michelin-starred Manresa in Los Gatos, agreed to appear on Iron Chef America, committing to a ... More»


  Camino Monday nights are crab night at Camino, where Russell Moore starts every week beginning... More»