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Oopzies 2 Previously, I reported on the anatomy of an unsweetened deal vis-a-vis the Eatzies project at 1000 Van Ness. The problem is tied up in court now, but the Eatzies attorney did give me his take on the situation.…
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Controlled Burn The hot, hot Mission eatery Delfina is still scorching -- as in, reservations are necessary. "It's nice to be working with a real architect," says owner/chef Craig Stoll, in reference to the restaurant's forthcoming expansion into the old…
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Hip Replacement One of Harry's favorite sections of the Sunday paper -- after the obits and Zippy the Pinhead, of course -- is the classifieds. The small print cries out with opportunity, desire, and desperation in an endless litany of…
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One for the Books Our friends slogging on at the Waterfront Restaurant & Cafe report that a possible Guinness Book record has just been broken -- for largest number of managers over one 12-month period. The actual total is unconfirmed,…
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Fishing Season Red Herring Restaurant and Bait Bar should be open by the time you read this. James Ormsby, late of Bruno's, is looking to hook a big one with his project in the old Roti space. New American seafood…
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Deep Throat Harry's not usually one for small talk and vapid pleasantries. I pride myself on my hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners approach -- that's why I chose the eat-'em-alive restaurant beat. So I'm proud this week to bring you the question most…
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Last Course The food industry exposes many young people to the finer things in life. After all, where else can you get such an education in wine, food, business -- and fast cash? But there is a less savory side…
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Metro "I don't think a straight guy can cut it behind the bar." That simple phrase, purportedly uttered by the owner of the Metro Bar, was the grounds of a labor dispute that was just settled before a commissioner of…
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Gone Fishing Rumpus is still closed due to water damage resulting from a fire in its building -- but the popular bistro will be reopening soon with a party. (I just love a party.) Meanwhile, City of Paris on Geary…
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Drawstring pants are not to be worn at places of employment unless you're a yoga instructor, or in fine dining establishments, unless you're a feng shui consultant. -- Details, May 1999 A Bistro Grows in Berkeley Harry usually avoids all…
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Signed, Sealed, Delivered Marc Valiani has done all he can to turn Elroy's around; now it's time for him to get on with his own project. He and partner Gary Kurtz, whom you may know from Le Colonial and Moose's,…
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Ahead of the Times Hate to spill the beans, but I just caught wind of an article that's coming out soon in the venerable New York Times' Sunday travel section. It's yet another feature on our lovely town -- more…
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Security Deposit Required To Let: Spacious ground-floor live-work space in internationally famous Financial District landmark. Furnished or unfurnished. Plenty of square footage with large kitchen and walk-in refrigeration. Multilevel, multiuse. No roof access -- too pointy. Comes with personal redwood…
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The House of Steuart Harry Denton's has hired a new chef, and this one's a heavyweight: Matthew McLinn cooked for Schwarzenegger at Arnie's Schatzi on Main in Santa Monica and also wrastled the beef at Morton's in Hollywood. Now, Harry…
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Make 'Em Beg Just last year, Val 21, a stalwart on Valencia Street for eight years, underwent some major changes after being sold to a pair of its employees. These gals up and added meats and fish to the previously…
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Harry Makes New Year's Resolutions ... for You! I'm not a big one for New Year's resolutions. It's not that I'm wishy-washy or without convictions; I go for permanent press and light starch, and I can think of hundreds of…
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Wassail I Ale Christmas isn't just about gifts, fruitcake, and TV specials. It's about drinking, too. Now, there's nothing wrong with eggnog -- except that it's basically uncooked custard and a complete waste of brandy. So when Harry thinks of…
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Square Pegs The Seattle-based Entros has opened its doors on Brannan Street, but all I hear is the sound of one hand clapping. Another overpriced fusion mutation -- Southwestern and Asian -- and the gimmick this time is the games.…
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San Francisco's restaurant scene just may be the liveliest in the country, so SF Weekly is pleased to announce that we'll be covering its insiders -- and inside stories -- in Side Dish. We've never actually met correspondent Harry Coverte,…
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