Five favorite bits from the blogs and beyond:
kicked it off by gorging on NOPA's
smoky wood-grilled spears with an anchovy-lemon dressing and creamy curls of Mezzo Secco cheese.
4. Seattleites have been eating the city's best Mexican food in taco
buses for almost a decade. And in 2003, the Chron wrote an article about Joe's Bustaurant, an underground Italian restaurant in the East Bay whose owner dispensed golden keys to his regular customers (hey, long-timers ― anyone know if it's still around?). Now high-end, fully legal bustaurants are revving up in L.A. and S.F.
5. The best part of Lauren Smiley's discovery of the plastic-pizza
spinner in Washington Square Park? He's not doing it for the glory. He's doing it for the love.