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Dining, Eat Dixie: Southern Meets Californian Down Home on the Presidio

Dixie: Southern Meets Californian Down Home on the Presidio

Chef Joseph Humphrey has spent the past couple of decades cooking up a résumé to be proud of. The Tallahassee native arrived here from New Orleans in 1994 and worked under the tutelage of local culinary superstars like George Morrone,…
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Dining, Eat Room with a View — and Heat

Room with a View — and Heat

There has been one version or another of the Cliff House on its magnificent rocky site overlooking the Pacific since 1863. The first one burned to the ground on Christmas Day 1894; the second succumbed to fire, ironically, a year…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Freebies (tie)

The Old Clam House 299 Bayshore (at Oakdale), 826-4880 The Rotunda 150 Stockton (at Geary), 362-4777, Tartare 550 Washington (at Montgomery), 434-3100, We like tradition, especially when it comes in such tasty forms as the all-you-want piping…
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Dining, Eat Not So Suite

Not So Suite

I felt secure in choosing La Suite for the final night's meal of my friends Jeff and John's trip to San Francisco because I'd enjoyed my visits to the numerous restaurants operated by its owners, Jocelyn Bulow and Marc-Henri Sempere…
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Dining, Eat The Raw and the Cooked

The Raw and the Cooked

For sentimental reasons, I knew just where I wanted to take my 11-year-old godson, Chester, for dinner a couple of months ago, when he was visiting the Bay Area from the East Coast: George Morrone's new restaurant, Tartare. Two years…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Restaurant

George Morrone's departure from the Fifth Floor last year raised concerns about the venue's culinary future, but under new Executive Chef Laurent Gras the food is better than ever. The menu is arranged into categories (Farm, Ocean, Field & Forest)…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Five Best Comfort Foods

Warm, soft, simple foods have been pleasing the paunches of humankind for millennia, but only a few salubrious victuals are as satisfying to the soul as they are soothing to the stomach. Pale, creamy, and tepid are important culinary adjectives…
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Dining, Eat Seedling


When Elisabeth Daniel opened for business at the edge of the Financial District a little over a year ago, the times were still ripe for a sumptuous new San Francisco restaurant out of the Ernie's/Masa's/La Folie tradition. Redwood Park, which…
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Dining, Eat

Voilà! Viola.

Bistro Viola is the kind of bistro you wish were right on your block. Of course, if you do happen to live by Bistro Viola, you're doing pretty well: You probably get your bread fresh at Acme and your wine…
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Dining, Eat 20th Century Limited

20th Century Limited

North by Northwest has just been rereleased in a crisp new print that only enhances the adventures of protagonist Roger O. Thornhill as he traverses the United States of America. The movie is Alfred Hitchcock's wittiest excursion into espionage, a…
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Dining, Side Dish

Side Dish

The Cuisinart for You, the Calphalon for MeAs some of you may have already heard from my slightly huffy rival gossipeer (Hi, Hedda!), David Gingrass has been seen shopping, sans wedding ring, for furniture for his newly bachelorized pad. Seems…
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