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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Nine: Novela Serves Cocktails for Rock Royalty

Wednesday Nine: Novela Serves Cocktails for Rock Royalty

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Dining, SFoodie Jeremy Fox Collaborates, Commis and Locavore See Chef Changes, Marin Food Trucks, More!

Jeremy Fox Collaborates, Commis and Locavore See Chef Changes, Marin Food Trucks, More!

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. More news on chef changes, collaborations, and owner switchups. Earlier we mentioned, via Grub Street, that Jeremy Fox would take over Saison for…
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Dining, SFoodie James Syhabout and Hawker Fare: Anatomy of a Scoop

James Syhabout and Hawker Fare: Anatomy of a Scoop

Grub Street's Jay Barmann set off the equivalent of a stalkerazzi scuffle to catch a limo-glimpse of the Bieber when he broke word…
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Dining, SFoodie The Year in Food: The Return of the Iconoclast

The Year in Food: The Return of the Iconoclast

Twelve months, ten storylines: It's SFoodie's annual look back at the year in food. Daniel Patterson's 2005 essay in the New York Times (of all places!) decrying Chez Panisse's stylistic tyranny over Californian cuisine electrified many of us in the…
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Dining, SFoodie Don't Fear the Egg: Six Local Egg Dishes We Love

Don't Fear the Egg: Six Local Egg Dishes We Love

The most recent salmonella scare involving factory-farmed eggs continues to mushroom. Hundreds of thousands of San Franciscans ― spooked by news that the eggs may have sickened people here ― are checking the serial numbers on their egg cartons against…
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Dining, SFoodie Pastry Chefs Indulge Postmodern Whimsies at Save Room for Dinner

Pastry Chefs Indulge Postmodern Whimsies at Save Room for Dinner

Three leading Bay Area pastry chefs will sub salt for sugar for one night for the upcoming "Save Room for Dinner." Thermidor's Kyle Caporicci, Absinthe's Luis Villavelazquez, and Commis' Carlos Salgado will cook nine savory courses with a dessert engineer's…
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Dining, SFoodie The Slow-Cooked Egg from Commis

The Slow-Cooked Egg from Commis

As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.…
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Dining, SFoodie 'Eat' Extra: James Syhabout of Commis Talks Technique

'Eat' Extra: James Syhabout of Commis Talks Technique

James Syhabout, chef of Commis, which I review today, has done time in the kitchens of restaurants that foodistas place high on their bucket list: The Fat Duck and El Bulli in Europe, Coi and Manresa in the Bay Area.…
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Dining, SFoodie This Week in 'Eat': Mining Music Metaphors at Commis

This Week in 'Eat': Mining Music Metaphors at Commis

This week in "Eat," SF Weekly restaurant critic Jonathan Kauffman enlists harmonics to describe the polyphony of flavors latent in James Syhabout's best dishes at Commis. Kauffman: The tone that gave an appetizer of duck-liver mousse its resonance wasn't the…
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Dining, Eat Commis sets the price and standard for harmonious flavors

Commis sets the price and standard for harmonious flavors

Musicians know that a note is not just a note. The fundamental note they play is bolstered by dozens of other tones that thrum above and below it — octaves, fourths, major thirds — in realms we can't quite consciously…
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Dining, SFoodie Tomorrow in 'Eat': Jonathan Kauffman Has the Last Word on Commis

Tomorrow in 'Eat': Jonathan Kauffman Has the Last Word on Commis

Of all the Bay Area restaurants that opened in 2009, none made the sparks fly like Commis. The tiny Oakland showplace by S.F. expat James Syhabout left some critics ready to declare Piedmont Avenue the new Roses, while others couldn't…
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Dining, SFoodie 2009 Alt Foodie Trend No. 2: Our Confidence Slipped

2009 Alt Foodie Trend No. 2: Our Confidence Slipped

We're wrapping up our countdown of the top 10 alternative food and restaurant trends of 2009. See also: No. 3: Going Primal; No. 4: Major DIY-ness; No. 5: Profit Margins Crashed; No. 6: Beer Busted Out; No. 7: Twitter Ruled;…
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