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    Oopzies 2 Previously, I reported on the anatomy of an unsweetened deal vis-a-vis the Eatzies project at 1000 Van Ness. The problem is tied up in court now, but the Eatzies attorney did give me his take on the situation.…
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    Controlled Burn The hot, hot Mission eatery Delfina is still scorching -- as in, reservations are necessary. "It's nice to be working with a real architect," says owner/chef Craig Stoll, in reference to the restaurant's forthcoming expansion into the old…
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    Hip Replacement One of Harry's favorite sections of the Sunday paper -- after the obits and Zippy the Pinhead, of course -- is the classifieds. The small print cries out with opportunity, desire, and desperation in an endless litany of…
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    One for the Books Our friends slogging on at the Waterfront Restaurant & Cafe report that a possible Guinness Book record has just been broken -- for largest number of managers over one 12-month period. The actual total is unconfirmed,…
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    Fishing Season Red Herring Restaurant and Bait Bar should be open by the time you read this. James Ormsby, late of Bruno's, is looking to hook a big one with his project in the old Roti space. New American seafood…
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    Deep Throat Harry's not usually one for small talk and vapid pleasantries. I pride myself on my hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners approach -- that's why I chose the eat-'em-alive restaurant beat. So I'm proud this week to bring you the question most…
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    Last Course The food industry exposes many young people to the finer things in life. After all, where else can you get such an education in wine, food, business -- and fast cash? But there is a less savory side…
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    Metro "I don't think a straight guy can cut it behind the bar." That simple phrase, purportedly uttered by the owner of the Metro Bar, was the grounds of a labor dispute that was just settled before a commissioner of…
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    Gone Fishing Rumpus is still closed due to water damage resulting from a fire in its building -- but the popular bistro will be reopening soon with a party. (I just love a party.) Meanwhile, City of Paris on Geary…
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    Drawstring pants are not to be worn at places of employment unless you're a yoga instructor, or in fine dining establishments, unless you're a feng shui consultant. -- Details, May 1999 A Bistro Grows in Berkeley Harry usually avoids all…
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    Signed, Sealed, Delivered Marc Valiani has done all he can to turn Elroy's around; now it's time for him to get on with his own project. He and partner Gary Kurtz, whom you may know from Le Colonial and Moose's,…
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    Ahead of the Times Hate to spill the beans, but I just caught wind of an article that's coming out soon in the venerable New York Times' Sunday travel section. It's yet another feature on our lovely town -- more…
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    Security Deposit Required To Let: Spacious ground-floor live-work space in internationally famous Financial District landmark. Furnished or unfurnished. Plenty of square footage with large kitchen and walk-in refrigeration. Multilevel, multiuse. No roof access -- too pointy. Comes with personal redwood…
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    The House of Steuart Harry Denton's has hired a new chef, and this one's a heavyweight: Matthew McLinn cooked for Schwarzenegger at Arnie's Schatzi on Main in Santa Monica and also wrastled the beef at Morton's in Hollywood. Now, Harry…
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    Make 'Em Beg Just last year, Val 21, a stalwart on Valencia Street for eight years, underwent some major changes after being sold to a pair of its employees. These gals up and added meats and fish to the previously…
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    Harry Makes New Year's Resolutions ... for You! I'm not a big one for New Year's resolutions. It's not that I'm wishy-washy or without convictions; I go for permanent press and light starch, and I can think of hundreds of…
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    Wassail I Ale Christmas isn't just about gifts, fruitcake, and TV specials. It's about drinking, too. Now, there's nothing wrong with eggnog -- except that it's basically uncooked custard and a complete waste of brandy. So when Harry thinks of…
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    Square Pegs The Seattle-based Entros has opened its doors on Brannan Street, but all I hear is the sound of one hand clapping. Another overpriced fusion mutation -- Southwestern and Asian -- and the gimmick this time is the games.…
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    San Francisco's restaurant scene just may be the liveliest in the country, so SF Weekly is pleased to announce that we'll be covering its insiders -- and inside stories -- in Side Dish. We've never actually met correspondent Harry Coverte,…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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