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2005 Stories by Bonnie Wach

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  • Feeling Crabby

    published December 14, 2005

    Being a native San Franciscan comes with obvious benefits. You get to call it Frisco or San Fran or Shaky Town or Land of Fruits and Nuts or... More >>

  • Picky, Picky

    published November 30, 2005

    I come from a long line of pickers. Not the banjo-playing or nose-digging variety, mind you, but the people who reach across the table for a... More >>

  • The Once and Future City

    published November 16, 2005

    Pardon me while I have a Herb Caen moment. As much as I thank God daily for things like camera-equipped cell phones, supermarkets that double as... More >>

  • Chaat Amongst Yourselves

    published November 2, 2005

    It has always seemed peculiar to me that here, in the birthplace of the United Nations, you could run down the street and grab a quick,... More >>

  • Heart and Soul

    published October 19, 2005

    This recent string of natural disasters has got me thinking about the enduring nature of places. Tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods -- they... More >>

  • This Week in Soup

    published October 5, 2005

    So there I was thumbing through David Rakoff's latest collection at my favorite bookstore, Phoenix Books, when the smell hit me -- a tantalizing... More >>

  • The Deep Divide

    published September 21, 2005

    I've always contended that the divide between San Francisco and Oakland/Berkeley goes much further than just traversing a bridge over troubled,... More >>

  • Raising the Barista

    published August 24, 2005

    In this latest installment of Bonnie Answers Life's Big Questions, we bypass the usual burning issues (Why do they call it a toothbrush instead of... More >>

  • My Big, Fat-Free Column

    published August 10, 2005

    God help me, is there anything more depressing and unseemly than a food writer on a diet? It's positively un-American. But years of cultivating a... More >>

  • Home Is Where the Corn Bread Is

    published July 27, 2005

    Before I render an opinion that's bound to generate negative mail, let me say I've been a big fan of Home (the restaurant) since its debut in... More >>

  • DeLessio Is More

    published July 13, 2005

    God, I love summer in San Francisco. Shivering in head-to-toe fleece with a lukewarm cup of coffee as giant gusts of icy, garbage-laden mist lash... More >>

  • Heart's Desiree

    published June 29, 2005

    I think a clarification is in order. For a decade or so restaurants have been bandying about the term "comfort food" as if it's an all-purpose,... More >>

  • Naansense

    published June 15, 2005

    Seems like every other day I find myself contemplating the question of why I'm still here (in San Francisco, I mean, not on the planet, although... More >>

  • Copping a 'Tude

    published June 1, 2005

    I don't know what I was in a past life or what I might come back as in the next, yet I find myself, meat-eater that I am, frequently drawn to... More >>

  • Canoodling

    published May 4, 2005

    If you think long and hard, you can probably come up with a half-dozen good reasons to schlep out to the Sunset District: the ocean views, the... More >>

  • Truckin'

    published April 20, 2005

    Back in the day, when I held down a 9-to-5 job in an office that wasn't close to, well, anything, I lived for the Pavlovian horn that signaled the... More >>

  • Hello, Dahling

    published April 6, 2005

    Write about restaurants in San Francisco for any length of time and a couple of things start to happen. For one, you put on the pounds.... More >>

  • Speak to Me

    published March 23, 2005

    It's utterly confounding to me that there are people living in San Francisco -- friends of mine, in fact -- who are timid about visiting foreign... More >>

  • Attachment Cooking

    published March 9, 2005

    When I was in seventh grade, back in the days when girls still took home economics (I realize I don't seem nearly as attractive as I did 10... More >>

  • Mix and Match

    published February 23, 2005

    For a long time, my sister-in-law, Liz, has espoused the theory that if you put two or even three foods together that you love, you will create... More >>

  • Chard Into Memory

    published February 9, 2005

    Am I the only one who thinks this country needs a massive dose of ginkgo biloba? First we bomb the crap out of Iraq on the hunt for nonexistent... More >>

  • Pizza My Mind

    published January 26, 2005

    If you ever want to start a ruckus in San Francisco, all you need to do is either A) pull into a parking place in front of someone who's been... More >>

  • Chances Are

    published January 12, 2005

    It's only a couple of weeks in and already 2005 is shaping up to be the year of "What the hell ... chance it" -- advice my friend Bruce used to... More >>

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