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2002 Stories by Greg Hugunin

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  • A-List

    published December 11, 2002

    About a month ago, I walked to Brooklyn, which didn't take long (I was staying at a friend's place in Manhattan). Still, my dogs were barking by... More >>

  • The Zest of Times

    published November 27, 2002

    The quarters were tight at Limón, the Mission's coziest new hot spot, which afforded Rachel and me a discreet view of the stylish young man... More >>

  • Phodown

    published November 13, 2002

    Any number of things could bring a person to the Tenderloin's Larkin Street corridor, a gritty enclave where young bohemians and Civic Center... More >>

  • Basque to the Future

    published October 30, 2002

    I first dined at Pastis, which has now become Piperade, late last year. Judging by my superb braised veal cheeks with winter root vegetables,... More >>

  • Mission Too

    published October 23, 2002

    Trek south of Cesar Chavez Street and you'll enter what could be called the Other Mission, an area that doesn't run as deep, barwise, as the... More >>

  • So-So Chic

    published October 16, 2002

    It's been a while since a restaurant made as dazzling a first impression on me as RNM. My friend Rachel and I were seated in the mezzanine, a... More >>

  • Mixed Breed

    published October 9, 2002

    A motley crew of barhoppers rules the night in Dogpatch, a diverse and rapidly changing hodgepodge of quaint Victorians, heavy industry, and... More >>

  • Spanish Fly

    published October 2, 2002

    Earlier this year, a friend was kind enough to buy me dinner at a downtown seafood joint. Maybe "joint" isn't the right word: We dined at Aqua, a... More >>

  • The Sporting Life

    published September 25, 2002

    If there's a problem with watching sports on Sundays during early autumn it's that the average fan lacks the equipment to do the job right. Hence,... More >>

  • A Perfect 10

    published September 18, 2002

    Consider yourself lucky if you have a 10-spot in your pocket: It's all you need to enjoy the splendors of Osha, a late-night Thai noodle joint... More >>

  • Angling

    published September 11, 2002

    As is the case with family members, cilantro, and the recordings of Britney Spears, people tend either to love or to hate the Marina Triangle (aka... More >>

  • Spellbound

    published September 4, 2002

    By my reckoning, nothing less than an act of God could prevent Incanto from succeeding in Noe Valley. Granted, it's not hard to make such... More >>

  • Say Da to Love

    published August 28, 2002

    We had our reasons for attending the recent Singles Expo at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Burlingame. Billed as "the Bay Area's largest annual event... More >>

  • Checking In

    published August 28, 2002

    It's hard to beat a fancy hotel bar when you want to drink from the fountain of swank, and if you'd like a chaser of sleek, sensuous, dare we say... More >>

  • New Life

    published August 21, 2002

    I cursed whoever firebombed Tong Palace back in January 2001. I'd just discovered the place a week earlier and decided it would make a fabulous... More >>

  • End of the Road

    published August 14, 2002

    McKenzie's, near 17th Avenue, marks the beginning of the end of Geary's miles-long stretch of drinking establishments. You could spend a... More >>

  • Fit for a Prince

    published August 7, 2002

    It's difficult -- OK, impossible -- to say anything about Raja Cuisine of India without mentioning that the place is 68 steps away from Indian... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published July 31, 2002

    To roll down Mission into the heart of the Excelsior is to discover a self-contained -- and, to many people, unfamiliar -- village of taquerias,... More >>

  • Mack Daddy

    published July 24, 2002

    Chez Papa is doing good business. No, let me correct that: Chez Papa is doing amazing, stupendous, crowded-out-the-door-every-night good business.... More >>

  • Drink and a Dinner

    published July 10, 2002

    Having visited some 200 bars during the past year and a half, for both professional and recreational reasons, I sometimes think there's nothing... More >>

  • Trendspotting

    published July 3, 2002

    Blame the soft, forgiving lighting or an ever-present house soundtrack that can make the shortest stroll feel like a sashay down the catwalk, but... More >>

  • The McClaskey Touch

    published June 26, 2002

    If I had to pick one local chef who knows how to feed people well (as opposed to lavishing them with delicacies, or dazzling them with technique,... More >>

  • Born Again

    published June 19, 2002

    Bars in San Francisco rarely seem to die; instead, they change owners and become new bars that are often the best places to spot the latest... More >>

  • Tofu vs. Tofu

    published June 12, 2002

    I did some thinking before I reviewed two new restaurants -- the Richmond's My Tofu House and Tofu Land in North Beach -- that specialize in... More >>

  • Noe Way

    published June 5, 2002

    Don't let the quaint dog walkers and chichi toddler-wear shops fool you: By night, Noe Valley morphs into an authentic San Francisco bar... More >>

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