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Dining, SFoodie Q&A With Parallel 37's Ron Siegel, Part 2: In SF, "Casual" Food Ain't Really Casual

Q&A With Parallel 37's Ron Siegel, Part 2: In SF, "Casual" Food Ain't Really Casual

Ron Siegel, chef of Parallel 37 in the Ritz-Carlton, has worked in three- and four-star restaurants for 20 years. In 1998, Siegel, then the chef at Charles Nob Hill, received international fame when he became the first American to win…
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Dining, Eat Atelier Crenn: Beautiful Food Falls Short

Atelier Crenn: Beautiful Food Falls Short

Here's a question I hesitate to type, for fear of its nausea-inducing effect: What makes food art, and not just a meal? The cynic might answer "$300 and a good suit jacket," while the romantic might talk about how art…
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Dining, SFoodie Students Channel Cat Cora and Emeril in USF Culinary Throwdown

Students Channel Cat Cora and Emeril in USF Culinary Throwdown

During freshman year at Michigan's Mary Markley Hall, we thought that a cup-a-soup made with lukewarm water from the bathroom faucet, a stale fragel, and a flat Faygo red pop constituted a gourmet dorm room meal. Times have changed.…
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Calendar, Night&Day When You're Here, You're Family

When You're Here, You're Family

We often wondered about Tyler Florence: Applebee's? One would think a Food Network star could get a better gig, like Tom Collichio and his refreshing diet soda. But then we found out, via the Chron, that Applebee's paid him $3…
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Dining, SFoodie Morimoto Napa Opens Today. Relive Some of the Iron Chef's Greatest TV Moments

Morimoto Napa Opens Today. Relive Some of the Iron Chef's Greatest TV Moments

Masaharu Morimoto debuts Morimoto Napa today, an event so momentous that Inside Scoop took the time and care to assemble a dossier on the topic and Eater SF has the pretty pictorial and menu. We instead would like to salute…
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Dining, Eat Bewiched

Bewiched

When I first heard that Tom Colicchio was going to be a regular on a competitive cooking program called Top Chef, I cringed, a little. I think I had overdosed on cheesy foodie reality shows. The loopy pleasures of the…
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Night Crawler

Battle Matzo! Although aired in only a few cities stateside, Iron Chef -- a gladiator-style cooking show filmed in Tokyo and rebroadcast here on Fuji TV -- has blossomed into something of a cult phenomenon. Like Trekkers, followers of Iron…
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