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Dining, Eat West of Pecos: Southwestern Food Is Deliciously Back

West of Pecos: Southwestern Food Is Deliciously Back

Didn't the Bay Area's Southwestern food fad blow away a long time ago, like a lone desert tumbleweed in the wind? In 1986, Alice Waters protégé Mark Miller left his Santa Fe Bar and Grill and bolted for the real…
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Calendar, Night&Day In Which We Get <i>Told</i>

In Which We Get Told

San Francisco is often repulsive to those who enjoy it, maybe even more so than other love/hate objects, such as Los Angeles or children. White people with dreadlocks may have been invented here, for example — and we know some…
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Music, Beirut&#146;s Zach Condon Brasses Up the Herbst Theatre

Beirut’s Zach Condon Brasses Up the Herbst Theatre

Zach Condon's commitment to his anachronistic, European-influenced music is apparent upon entering his new Brooklyn apartment. He has turned the big room into a studio, and he sleeps in what's essentially an oversized closet. He's also very committed to brass,…
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Calendar, Night&Day I Feel Gritty

I Feel Gritty

See the flickering projected images! Hear the 78 rpm records! Marvel at the work of 35 artists! Step right up! "This is one show I don't think I could take on the road. It would be a circus -- it…
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Dining, Eat

Tuscan Treasures

Late in the 15th century a Florentine scholar by the name of Bartolomeo Sacchi gave the blossoming Renaissance a culinary conscience in the form of his wildly influential cookbook, Concerning Honest Pleasure and Well-Being. In it, Sacchi urged upon the…
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Dining, Eat All Aboard

All Aboard

I've been a train nut ever since that signal spring day 15 years ago when I boarded the Zephyr at Oakland's decrepit old railroad depot and spent an afternoon and evening crossing the Sacramento Valley, climbing the snowy passes of…
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