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Dining, SFoodie Thursday Eight: Get Your Tickets to the Cider Summit

Thursday Eight: Get Your Tickets to the Cider Summit

Cider Summit SF Returns April 23 Early-bird tickets to the Cider Summit (Saturday, April 23, noon to 5…
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Dining, SFoodie Franco-Scandinavian Volta, From the Perbacco/Barbacco Team, Softly Open in SoMa

Franco-Scandinavian Volta, From the Perbacco/Barbacco Team, Softly Open in SoMa

Volta is the long-anticipated Franco-Scandinavian follow-up to Perbacco and Barbacco, and as of this evening, it's in its soft-opening phase. Chef Staffan Terje's menu encompasses everything from five different preparations of herring to boeuf bourguignonne, by way of classics…
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Dining, SFoodie Taste San Francisco Offers Celebs and Food

Taste San Francisco Offers Celebs and Food

Got $350 and an overwhelming desire to eat food cooked by celebrity chefs? That's the cheapest ticket for this year's Taste San Francisco, one of ten national events being organized as part of the James Beard Foundation's Taste of…
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Dining, SFoodie Agnolotti dal Plin-Off: Cotogna Vs. Perbacco

Agnolotti dal Plin-Off: Cotogna Vs. Perbacco

Now that it unfortunately looks like the Dodgers will run away from the Giants with the NL West, we need a new rivalry to keep us busy. How about best Italian restaurant in San Francisco? Acquerello, Quince, Flour +…
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Dining, SFoodie Inside the California Food Revolution with Joyce Goldstein

Inside the California Food Revolution with Joyce Goldstein

Joyce Goldstein and her new book Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness (University of California Press) was toasted at a chef-tastic event at Perbacco restaurant this week. The California food revolution has been not-so-quietly…
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Dining, SFoodie Passover Menus: Kosher Dishes for the Eating

Passover Menus: Kosher Dishes for the Eating

There are few opportunities for kosher foodies to pig out, but Passover is an exception. The week-long Jewish holiday is here again, and there's an abundance of non-pig options for followers of the faith and dairy-detesting vegans to celebrate. Here's a…
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Dining, SFoodie Number 42: Perbacco's Agnolotti dal Plin

Number 42: Perbacco's Agnolotti dal Plin

The best pasta dishes -- like Perbacco's agnolotti dal plin ("pinched" agnolotti), for instance -- embody numerous contradictions: the minimalist and the orgiastic, the peasant-like and…
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Dining, SFoodie Murio's Reopens, Bacon Bacon Expands Its Hours, and Chef Changes

Murio's Reopens, Bacon Bacon Expands Its Hours, and Chef Changes

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. The new (and improved?) Murio's Trophy Room is back to serving drinks. Inside Scoop points out the interior is free of the knickknacks…
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Dining, SFoodie Red Vespa, a Sweet/Tart Cocktail at Perbacco

Red Vespa, a Sweet/Tart Cocktail at Perbacco

While she'll gladly make the million martinis and vodka drinks that customers constantly order, Perbacco bartender Carla Gassner is reveling in stone fruits and other ingredients with sweet and tart qualities for her additions to the current seasonal cocktail menu…
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Dining, SFoodie No. 30: Barbacco's Chicken Thighs with Almonds and Olives

No. 30: Barbacco's Chicken Thighs with Almonds and Olives

Chicken thighs have gained a lot more respect of late ― they're the kind of thing that Mario Batali tells his audiences to…
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Dining, SFoodie Smokin' Warehouse Flares Up, Tataki Heads South

Smokin' Warehouse Flares Up, Tataki Heads South

​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Thrillist reports that yesterday was day one for Smokin' Warehouse Barbecue (1465 Carroll Ave., 648-8881). The pitch: All your favorite smoked meats,…
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Dining, SFoodie Baker and Banker, Perbacco, Farina, La Ciccia Pair Up for La Cocina Benefit

Baker and Banker, Perbacco, Farina, La Ciccia Pair Up for La Cocina Benefit

We know: What with this weekend's SFChefs kickoff, next weekend's SF Street Food Festival (and conference), Outside Lands, Eat Real, Bar Agricole ― the Big Gay Ice Cream party, for chrissake ― it's hard to think of fitting in anything…
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Dining, SFoodie How to Score Barbacco's Sandwiches and Salumi without Feeling Like a Sardine

How to Score Barbacco's Sandwiches and Salumi without Feeling Like a Sardine

As I glancingly mentioned in today's review of Barbacco, Perbacco's casual sister has a takeout lunch counter. Place an order online, starting at 8 a.m., then pick it up at the counter (underneath the flat-screen TV) between 11:30 a.m. and…
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Dining, SFoodie S.F. Restaurants Fight Hunger

S.F. Restaurants Fight Hunger

Beloved S.F. eateries such as Acme Chophouse, Chaya Brasserie, Foreign Cinema, Il Fornaio, Kuleto's, Perbacco, PlumpJack and others will be on hand to serve up appetizers and drinks as "San Francisco Restaurants Unite to Fight Hunger." Now, more than…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best High-End Italian

San Francisco is blessed with many excellent Italian restaurants (several of the best have opened in the past couple of years). They include neighborhood pizzerias, osterias, and trattorias. But for alta cucina, the full-on, high-end experience in a posh place…
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Dining, SFoodie Oy Vey: Passover Night At Perbacco. Kapeesh?

Oy Vey: Passover Night At Perbacco. Kapeesh?

Passover celebrants will find an unlikely spot to pass the Seder this year: FiDi Italian eatery Perbacco (230 California) is going kosher for its first annual Passover Night (PDF), next Tuesday, April 22. Legendary chef and author Joyce Goldstein…
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Dining, Eat Instant Italian

Instant Italian

What accounts for a restaurant's success? The conventional wisdom is that location is paramount, but while Tadich Grill has had a line out the door since it moved to California Street in 1967, its next-door neighbor the Gold Coast Restaurant…
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