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Dining, SFoodie A Bigger Brenda's Expected Soon, Cafe Divis Becomes a Wine Bar

A Bigger Brenda's Expected Soon, Cafe Divis Becomes a Wine Bar

​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Tablehopper reports that Brenda's French Soul Food will move into its next-door expansion (much bigger kitchen, a few more seats) later this…
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Dining, Eat Looking for a Good Melt, <i>SF</i> <i>Weekly</i> Bumps Into Fondue Fred

Looking for a Good Melt, SF Weekly Bumps Into Fondue Fred

When I read "Swiss Bliss," Jeffrey Steingarten's exhaustive piece on fondue in the February issue of Vogue, I figured it was just the famously oppositional epicure getting around to experimenting — his way — with a much-maligned dish. His way…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Homey Desserts

From time immemorial, campers, picnickers, and other backyard rustics have stuck marshmallows on twigs, roasted them over a bonfire (or, in a pinch, a gas range), and sandwiched them between two graham crackers with a square of Hershey's milk chocolate.…
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Dining, Eat Just Like Old Times

Just Like Old Times

There was a time, not that long ago, when the questing diner would head to the Mission District for nothing edgier than a carnitas burrito or a restorative bowl of hot menudo. Then the dot-com boom ushered in the era…
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Dining, Eat The Zest of Times

The Zest of Times

The quarters were tight at Limón, the Mission's coziest new hot spot, which afforded Rachel and me a discreet view of the stylish young man and woman at the next table. Not only could I see how well-caramelized the guy's…
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Dining, Side Dish

Trendsetters

Slum Lords Feeling adventurous, Harry found himself snooping around the Tenderloin for a new scene, and found it: Olive, a plain and simple bar/snack spot at 743 Larkin that is Martina McGrath's 35-seat safe haven. She hosts, bartends, and oversees…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Mojito

Although the Mojito cocktail is new to many of us locals, it's not new to the world at large. The first was muddled together after World War I, probably at La Bodeguita del Medio bar in Havana (home of many…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Mojito

Although the Mojito cocktail is new to many of us locals, it's not new to the world at large. The first was muddled together after World War I, probably at La Bodeguita del Medio bar in Havana (home of many…
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Dining, Eat Walking  on Water

Walking on Water

When Aqua opened its doors 10 years ago, it was the only place in town where one could enjoy the city's esteemed seafood in a sophisticated setting. Before Aqua, the best places in the city to sample petrale, sand dabs,…
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Dining, Eat

Moon Over the Mission

If I wanted to think about something totally mind-blowing -- because, you know, brains need exercise, too -- the utterly incredible chain of events that led to my decision to think about something mind-blowing would probably do the trick. I…
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