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Dining, SFoodie Thursday: Make Lisa Simpson Go Vegan

Thursday: Make Lisa Simpson Go Vegan

The Lodge Is Softly Open! The former Rickybobby at 400 Haight St. is now The Lodge, and The…
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Calendar, Night&Day One Last Lecture

One Last Lecture

Public radio celebrity and folksy raconteur Garrison Keillor joins writer Calvin Trillin and unspecified friends for The Last Foxtrot, a celebration the City Arts & Lectures series’ 32 years at the Herbst Theatre. The event is a final hurrah before…
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Dining, Eat Chinese Import

Chinese Import

San Francisco has a deserved reputation for excellent Asian restaurants, but a void was felt when the Shanghai-style restaurant Fountain Court on Clement closed, famed for its exquisite soup dumplings alongside many other dishes. Although its premises and menu may…
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Dining, Eat Never a Feckless Eater

Never a Feckless Eater

When asked if I wanted to meet R.W. "Johnny" Apple Jr., the occasion being the publication of Apple's America: The Discriminating Traveler's Guide to 40 Great Cities in the United States and Canada (North Point Press, $22.50), I jumped at…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday 2 The most exciting thing happening in Dallas last Friday wasn't for everyone. Was it an edgy art show or a risqué performance? No, gentle reader, it was, according to the Dallas Observer, an appearance by Clifford the Big…
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Dining, Eat The Church of Trillin

The Church of Trillin

Over the years, I've met several people of whom I've later said, "If they started a religion, I would join it": Betsey Johnson, my friend Stephen Soba, and Calvin Trillin. Of the three, I would say only the Trillin conversion…
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Dining, Eat Cheeseburger Cheeseburger Cheeseburger

Cheeseburger Cheeseburger Cheeseburger

It was way past dinnertime; I was on deadline and working late, and there were the makings of a pretty decent quesadilla in the fridge -- tortillas, cheese, green onions, radishes, salsa, and a ripe avocado (well, that was on…
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Dining, Eat Read 'Em and Eat

Read 'Em and Eat

I have always been fascinated by the various mechanisms that arouse hunger. There's the whole array of sensory reminders: visual (that beauty shot of a juicy cheeseburger, an arrangement of artfully disposed produce in a farmers' market stall), aural (the…
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Dining, Eat Antojitos Antics

Antojitos Antics

It's not really like I need an excuse to go out and spend a day eating around -- it's my job, after all -- but sometimes I do enjoy a nudge in a certain direction. And the Jan. 20 issue…
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Dining, Eat Venticello


After a century and a half of culinary colonialism, San Francisco's Italian restaurants have evolved in so many different directions that there are options for every mood and financial outlook. There are the generic, moderately priced neighborhood joints, of which…
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Dog Bites

Carroll to Dog Bites: Go Away A whole week has passed and the silence from the Jon Carroll camp grows ever more deafening. We thought of sending a scout over the hill to see what could be brewing, but none…
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Energy Food

mc2 470 Pacific (at Montgomery), 956-0666. Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for dinner daily 5:30 to 10 p.m., on Friday and Saturday until 10:30 p.m. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Reservations strongly advised. Parking:…
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