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Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant 1000 Great Highway (at Fulton), 386-8439. Open daily 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. Sunday brunch begins at 10 a.m. Reservations recommended. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Parking: plentiful. Muni…
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Little Bites Maybe one reason tapas have become so popular -- too popular? -- is that the word is easy and fun to say, even for Anglophones. Bocaditos, the title of Reed Hearon's new cookbook (Chronicle Books, $15.95) is more…
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The Dirt on Kitchenette The people behind Kitchenette -- the new on-line magazine about Bay Area food, published from a Twin Peaks address -- were, understandably, unable to think up something better than "Dish" as the name of their gossip…
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The Nose Knows You walk into a decent restaurant and order, say, cioppino. It's a local thing, and at this time of year there's plenty of good fresh crab. (Weather permitting.) But when the dish comes, the cracked crab emanates…
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Rights on the Wire Though some of Wired magazine co-founder Louis Rossetto's recent bad press may be unfair, Phyllis Orrick and Susan Rasky go too far in "Unspun" when they serve up Rossetto as a paragon of anti-statism ("Tangled Up…
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What's Your Poison? If you're looking for fugu on local Japanese menus, don't be fooled by Blowfish, the enticingly named sushi bar that's moved into the space on Bryant at 20th Street vacated by the passing of Tisane. Blowfish offers…
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Tangerine Dream The holiday season elsewhere might be heralded by snowstorms, mailers full of credit-card checks ("works just like a real check!") to make living beyond one's means more convenient, and shopping-mall parking lots crowded with cars, but around here…
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Weight Here High point and low point of "Ground Zero" issue (Oct. 16): High point: Paul Reidinger's piece on Rocco's Cafe ("Are You Being Served?" Eat). I appreciate the information on the service (or lack thereof) at Rocco's. If there…
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Name-Dropping Flying Kamikazes, the rock 'n' roll sushi bar in the Marina, has been notably successful in its first year of operation -- so successful, in fact, that the restaurant is being forced to change its name. "There's a place…
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Small Potatoes Many chefs dream of opening that little corner bistro with a stylishly homey touch -- a place small enough to reflect their own idiosyncrasies. But in restauranting as in so many other businesses, bigger is often better. "You're…
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Salt and Smoke Except for "cigar rooms," smoking in restaurants is pretty much a thing of the past -- and that includes kitchens. Chefs aren't forbidden to smoke; after all, "this is America," says Michael Kalanty, director of educational operations…
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School Spirit As a former teacher, for three years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Southern Africa and for one year at a public high school in Texas, I read your article on reconstitution with great interest ("Cleaning Slates," July…
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Holy Abalone Of the local culinary delicacies, none is more esteemed -- or expensive -- than abalone, the kelp-loving mollusk that to many people defines Bay Area seafood. But abalone has been so overfished that commercial harvesting of California red…
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YoYo's Ups and Downs For proof that superior food doesn't guarantee a restaurant's success, you need look no further than YoYo, the successor to Elka in Japantown's Hotel Miyako. Elka Gilmore's "definitive seafood" restaurant ran out of steam in the…
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Private Issue JT's, Jeremiah Tower's opulent bistro adjoining Stars, now serves dinner only two nights a week -- Friday and Saturday. But that doesn't mean the restaurant is on the ropes. "It's turned out to be much more lucrative to…
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Gentlemen, Light Your Grills As hot summer weather forces people from their kitchens to their outdoor barbecues ("Spare the Air" days or no), Reed Hearon's new cookbook, The Mexican Grill (timely published this month by Chronicle Books, $19.95 in an…
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Goodbye to All That On July 13, the inimitable Joyce Goldstein closes Square One after a 12-year run. The Barbary Coast restaurant enjoyed a national reputation in the 1980s, "when everyone went out to eat five nights a week," she…
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Info:Correction Date: July 3, 1996 Dish By Paul Reidinger Go Carta Dish and friend walked into Carta at high noon a few Wednesdays ago and found the place virtually empty. Upside: It was easy to get a table. Downside: Empty…
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The Pits The season's first local stone fruits -- peaches, nectarines, apricots -- are filtering into markets. Dish, making the weekly pilgrimage to the Ferry Plaza farmers market, thought they were looking slightly petite, especially the golf-ball-size peaches, but according…
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AKA Poor Bradley Ogden cannot stop being controversial. Last fall Dish tweaked him for advertising himself a little too shamelessly -- hawking his cookbook Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on the menu at the Lark Creek Inn, appending his name to…
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