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Dining, SFoodie Boozy Events Round-Up: Thanksgiving and Black Friday Relief

Boozy Events Round-Up: Thanksgiving and Black Friday Relief

If the impending Thanksgiving holiday is giving you more grief than gratitude, or you're really looking forward to the rush of relatives, shopping sprees, and parties, then here are a few events to accomplish both. The Big Dive Where: Harry…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Recent Acquisitions: There's Much More to Napa than Wine

Recent Acquisitions: There's Much More to Napa than Wine

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. George Yount didn't seek out adventure, but he certainly didn't resist…
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Calendar, Night&Day Don’t Be Chicken

Don’t Be Chicken

With Ad Hoc at Home, it seemed that the Yountville champion of don’t-try-this-at-home cooking, Thomas Keller, was going soft on us, bowing to the trend of chefs dumbing down their food for the home cook who only has thirty minutes…
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Dining, Eat Virginity Lost at Gary Danko

Virginity Lost at Gary Danko

The restaurant Gary Danko opened in 1999, and in 2000 the James Beard Foundation named it America's best new restaurant. It's always on the short list of the best places to eat in S.F. But in 2009, when high-ticket palaces…
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Dining, Eat Aix Marks the Spot

Aix Marks the Spot

Practically since my first month in San Francisco, I'd been meaning to take my cousin Erica out for a good French dinner. After eating at Jeanty at Jack's, my aunt turned to me and said, "Erica wants to come here…
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Dining, Eat Museum of Food

Museum of Food

I hadn't planned on visiting Copia, the year-old American Center for Wine Food & the Arts (as it styles itself), in Napa that day. I wasn't planning on going to Napa at all. It was a glorious afternoon, I was…
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Dining, Eat Belle Époque

Belle Époque

I'm not always a huge fan of classic French cooking -- nothing is more dissatisfying than a poorly made version of a dish my grandparents might have ordered on their first date -- but then, it's not every day that…
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Dining, Side Dish

Fighting Nuns

Jail Bait Harry apologizes for his recent absence from this space: He was doing his civic duty by serving on a jury -- oh, and scoping out noontime nosh spots in the 850 Bryant area (think Cafe Mars or the…
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Dining, Eat

One for the Road

The bar is packed. A woman with heavy black eyeliner and a black pantsuit with a plunging neckline flirts with a very tan man wearing a golf shirt and, around his neck, a thick gold chain from which dangles a…
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