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Dining, Eat The cult of tonkotsu ramen is taking over San Francisco

The cult of tonkotsu ramen is taking over San Francisco

While the cult of ramen flourishes in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and San Jose, we San Franciscans have remained mysteriously agnostic. Japantown's noodle shops are always busy, but ask a local where he or she goes for a good bowl of…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: We recommend Reverie's pozole and Ajisen's ramen

Fresh Eats: We recommend Reverie's pozole and Ajisen's ramen

EAT THIS: Cafe Reverie's Pozole Verde By Jonathan Kauffman When I need to escape the pull of the Internet, I occasionally work at Cole Valley's WiFi-free Cafe Reverie, a friendly place with comfortable seats, beer as well as coffee, and…
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Oyster species guide

Crassostrea virginica (C. virginica) Common names: Eastern oyster, Atlantic oyster, Gulf oyster, Blue Point, Malpeque This is the great American oyster, the species that occurs naturally from Canada down the East Coast to New York and Chesapeake Bay and all…
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Dining, Eat Raw and Polished

Raw and Polished

"There's no accounting for taste" is a phrase that used to confuse me, a little. But taste is the only thing that counts, I'd think. It makes more sense to me in its Latin original, De gustibis non est disputandum,…
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Dining, Eat Reconsider the Oyster

Reconsider the Oyster

"I'm thinking about doing a piece on oyster bars," I said idly to Jeff over the phone. "Wait for me!" he commanded, and I was willing, because he and his friend John were coming to the Bay Area in just…
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Dining, Eat New Kid on the Dock

New Kid on the Dock

I'm not sure when I felt the rave coming on. Certainly the lightly battered, piping-hot smelt with a dab of aioli, presented as a taste teaser, put me in a magnanimous frame of mind. Maybe it was while sipping a…
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