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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Twelve: The Most WTF Passage in the Coqueta Lawsuit

Wednesday Twelve: The Most WTF Passage in the Coqueta Lawsuit

The Most WTF Passage from the Coqueta Sexual Harassment Lawsuit And it doesn't even contain any bad…
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Dining, SFoodie There's a National Kerfuffle About Restaurant Stars, and Why I Don't Care

There's a National Kerfuffle About Restaurant Stars, and Why I Don't Care

If you hadn't heard, the LA Times, which recently hired Jonathan Gold away from our sister paper the LA Weekly, made the decision last week to drop assigning stars to restaurant reviews. "Star ratings are increasingly difficult to align with…
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Dining, SFoodie Umami Burger is Coming! Umami Burger is Coming! But Is it Any Good?

Umami Burger is Coming! Umami Burger is Coming! But Is it Any Good?

There is a wave of hysteria around the local arrival of Los Angeles-based chain Umami Burger. They've got tattooed buns, secret magic spices, and ridiculously long waits for the same dish that McDonald's is selling for $3 -- all things…
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Dining, SFoodie Jonathan Gold, Francis Lam, Robb Walsh Speak at This Year's Street Food Conference

Jonathan Gold, Francis Lam, Robb Walsh Speak at This Year's Street Food Conference

SFoodie has been previewing this Saturday's Street Food Festival, but public gluttony is only the splashy half of the event. On Sunday, Aug. 21, and Monday, Aug. 22, La Cocina has also organized a National Street Food Conference, which is…
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Dining, SFoodie Seven Hot Looks for Restaurant Critics

Seven Hot Looks for Restaurant Critics

Earlier this week, Eater ran (or is it reran? I've seen this post before) a post listing hot looks for hot chefs. Faced with a magazine shoot? Hold a knife! Or a pig's head! SFoodie knows all too well…
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Dining, SFoodie Jonathan Gold Offers Tipping Tips (Hint: 20 Percent)

Jonathan Gold Offers Tipping Tips (Hint: 20 Percent)

The LA Weekly's Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, Jonathan Gold, has come out with a list of 10 rules for tipping -- basically 10 reasons diners need to stop pretending they're rewarding waiters for the quality of their service and just tip…
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Dining, SFoodie Your Bread Basket Hates Mother Earth, Jonathan Gold Hates Substitution-Deniers

Your Bread Basket Hates Mother Earth, Jonathan Gold Hates Substitution-Deniers

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. They're not being cheap, they're being green. It's becoming harder and harder to score a hunk of bread in San Francisco…
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Dining, SFoodie L.A. Beats S.F. in Food Fight, Oakland Feeds Kids for Free This Summer

L.A. Beats S.F. in Food Fight, Oakland Feeds Kids for Free This Summer

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Oh, yeah? Sunset magazine has just posted a online feature that tries to ignite civil war between Los Angeles and San…
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Dining, SFoodie Jonathan Gold-Rick Bayless Bitchfest Begs the Meaning of 'Authentic'

Jonathan Gold-Rick Bayless Bitchfest Begs the Meaning of 'Authentic'

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Uh-oh. LA Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold has made Chicago chef Rick Bayless eat his words, after Gold called Bayless out for saying ― stupidly ― that his L.A. restaurant Red O would (finally,…
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Dining, SFoodie What Good Is a Restaurant Critic Anyway?

What Good Is a Restaurant Critic Anyway?

A few months back, the New Yorker ran a cartoon with one overstuffed type pointing out another overstuffed type to a fellow guest at a party. "One of our greatest minds in restaurant criticism," read the caption, the humor being…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Sunset</em>'s Best Burritos Guide Disses S.F.'s Finest

Sunset's Best Burritos Guide Disses S.F.'s Finest

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. The burrito wars come home: At Sunset.com, Jan Newberry peels back the foil on what she reckons to be the West's best burritos. Like a plastic fork probing a Papalote Triple Threat, Newberry digs…
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Dining, SFoodie Burritophile: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Burritophile: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Dan Johnson knows a thing or two about burrito smackdowns. Since he co-founded the fan site Burritophile in 2005, Johnson has witnessed four or five fights he calls "burrito flame wars": heated tussles between Northern and Southern Californians over whose…
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Dining, SFoodie Leave Us Alone, Jonathan Gold, to Huddle Over Our Hefty Burritos

Leave Us Alone, Jonathan Gold, to Huddle Over Our Hefty Burritos

In a blog post at the Web site of our alt-weekly sis LA Weekly, food critic Jonathan Gold does the equivalent of grinding out a cigarette in the Bay Area's beloved burrito: "Bay Area residents tend to have peculiar ideas…
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Yuet Lee

Let's all take a moment to bow our heads in silent tribute to one of San Francisco's most irreplaceable civic treasures. It's not a bridge, a building, a fountain, or a crooked street, but rather the big table at Chinatown's…
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