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Dining, SFoodie Drink of the Week: East Meets West at M.Y. China

Drink of the Week: East Meets West at M.Y. China

In the pre-dawn days before there were multiple networks devoted entirely to the culinary arts, if you were food-obsessed then you probably watched a lot of PBS. Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, and Martin Yan were the principal guides that…
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Dining, Eat M.Y. China: High-End Cuisine Finds a Niche in a Busy Mall

M.Y. China: High-End Cuisine Finds a Niche in a Busy Mall

M.Y. China, the new upscale Chinese restaurant from Martin Yan, faces two obstacles that may prove insurmountable. The first is its location, on the fourth floor of Westfield San Francisco Centre, which means you must traverse several levels of the…
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Dining, Eat M.Y. China: S.F.'s Most Expensive Dim Sum

M.Y. China: S.F.'s Most Expensive Dim Sum

We live in a magical land called the Sunset, where delicious dim sum dumplings can be had for 50 cents apiece, so paying $18 for five is definitely a seismic shift. That's the price of the pork and black truffle…
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Dining, SFoodie Umami Burger Is On The Way, Bottle Cap Set to Open, and All Seasons Cafe May Be Back

Umami Burger Is On The Way, Bottle Cap Set to Open, and All Seasons Cafe May Be Back

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. It's official: Southern California's Umami Burger has called dibs on a Union Street spot. Eater SF reports it will be taking over the…
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Dining, SFoodie Is Banning Shark's Fin Racist?

Is Banning Shark's Fin Racist?

Today, the San Francisco Chronicle surveyed the battle emerging over a recently introduced state assembly bill proposing to ban the sale and import of shark's fin throughout California. The pro and con camps are defining it as a fight over…
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Dining, SFoodie Martin Yan Hits the Food Court, The Corner Fans Itself

Martin Yan Hits the Food Court, The Corner Fans Itself

​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. In the print edition of Inside Scoop, Paolo L. reports that local cookbook author and TV star Martin Yan is bringing a…
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Dining, SFoodie Soak Up Shanghai's Wine-Steeped Cooking at Asian Art Museum Demo

Soak Up Shanghai's Wine-Steeped Cooking at Asian Art Museum Demo

Shanghai cuisine can be described as lush, and not just because it revels in the abundance of vegetables and livestock gleaned from the Yangtze River Delta and seafood hauled from the surrounding coastal provinces. Booze plays a prominent role, exemplified…
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Calendar, Night&Day Umami Dearest

Umami Dearest

The experts who brought us salty, sweet, sour, and bitter are still debating the definition of a fifth “basic taste:” umami. Is it savory? Hearty? How does it relate to MSG? The newly created Asian Culinary Forum tackles these questions…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide

Resolutions of the Rich and Famous

Often it seems that New Year's resolutions, made with lit cigarette in hand, are tossed into the trash the weekend after the big day. A shred of willpower may remain in rare individuals, and for them, we offer the inspiration…
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Dish

Cafe Society According to a recent nationwide study, a table on the street beat out a room with a view 3-to-1 in terms of diner preference. Dish hopes the city's restaurateurs take note. Admittedly, we don't have as consistent a…
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