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2000 Stories by Greg Hugunin

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  • French Fly

    published December 27, 2000

    A few months back, while perusing Jeffrey Steingarten's incomparable The Man Who Ate Everything, I had a personal revelation as I read an... More >>

  • Funky Maki

    published December 20, 2000

    One night my friend Chloe and I decided to make fresh pasta. The thing I love about Chloe is that she's willing to do these kind of things, and... More >>

  • The Mix

    published December 20, 2000

    No creature could be more decadent than the Monday night drinker, no habitat more suitable to the species than old North Beach. By 10:30, the... More >>

  • Down by the River

    published December 13, 2000

    Stepping through the door of the Helmand, you wouldn't think it was one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Instead, you might take it for... More >>

  • The Thai That Binds

    published December 6, 2000

    Yamo Thai Kitchen doesn't serve the best Thai food in San Francisco, nor, for that matter, does it claim to. In fact, Yamo doesn't even claim to... More >>

  • Call It Fate

    published November 29, 2000

    If I had to choose the two things I love most about my friends Vincenzo and Alexandra, I suppose I'd select the following: 1) They're a happily... More >>

  • Building a Better Burrito

    published November 22, 2000

    Having consumed hundreds of members of the species over the past two decades, I could easily fill this page with thoughts on the burrito... More >>

  • How Blue Can You Get

    published November 15, 2000

    Two months after moving from San Francisco to Covina -- a suburban hamlet wedged between San Dimas and Pomona amid the pedestrian-unfriendly... More >>

  • In Full Swing

    published November 8, 2000

    Sautéed mussels and clams$6.50 Linguine with rabbit$14.95 Spinach gnocchi with salmon$12.50 Wild boar... More >>

  • Package Tour

    published November 1, 2000

    Of all the Hawaiis I've come to know during six trips to the islands, I'm most familiar with two of them. On the one hand, you have the relatively... More >>

  • Cheery Confusion

    published October 25, 2000

    As happens to all of us from time to time, my friend Barrie was feeling a tad ... blue. There were reasons for this, of course, although... More >>

  • A Welcome Homecoming

    published October 18, 2000

    Recently, I spent 2 1/2 weeks traveling through Greece, a land of stone, sun, aquamarine seas, and nights that caress the skin like warm, electric... More >>

  • "Q" Is for Comfort

    published October 11, 2000

    Baked Sonoma goat cheese over mixed greens$6 Mussels steamed in pilsener with chipotle$6 Fish tacos$6 Southern fried... More >>

  • Until We Eat Again

    published October 4, 2000

    My friend Barrie is moving from San Francisco to Covina. Yes, that's an utterly incredible statement, and about as easy for me to swallow as a... More >>

  • Going Public

    published September 27, 2000

    I suppose I should just come right out and say it: In my opinion, "Venture Frogs" is not the best name for a restaurant. Sure, I can think of... More >>

  • Many Bites

    published September 20, 2000

    Of all the restaurants I've eaten at this year, I don't think any proved as tantalizing in advance, as exquisite to anticipate, as LuLu's upscale... More >>

  • Floats Like a Paperweight

    published September 13, 2000

    This summer, I had an experience that made me wonder if reviewing restaurants was hampering my ability to enjoy life. The time: a frigid afternoon... More >>

  • Three's Company

    published September 6, 2000

    I knew my hairstylist Christine and I were meant for each other when, back in the early days of our relationship, she told me she'd become a... More >>

  • Hairballs

    published August 30, 2000

    The great thing about reviewing restaurants in San Francisco is that I get to take friends along, each with his or her own likes, dislikes, and... More >>

  • The Son and Heir

    published August 23, 2000

    A brief culinary history of my father: While growing up in Minnesota during the lean years of the Depression, my father was always hungry, a... More >>

  • Moon Over the Mission

    published August 16, 2000

    If I wanted to think about something totally mind-blowing -- because, you know, brains need exercise, too -- the utterly incredible chain of... More >>

  • The Many Faces of Bruno's

    published August 9, 2000

    Consider for a moment the various avatars of Bruno's. You have the Bruno's you can read about: the legendary Bruno's that opened in the late... More >>

  • An Enchanting Isle

    published August 2, 2000

    If given the opportunity to become one of the thousands, nay, millions of characters who have appeared in the equally innumerable stories dreamed... More >>

  • The People's Choice

    published July 26, 2000

    It begins quite innocuously: At 5:27 p.m., the door to Breads of India swings open. A man steps out, affixes a list to the front window, and then... More >>

  • Epicure's Delight

    published July 19, 2000

    Regardless of when you believe human beings became human -- whether it was at some point during thousands of centuries of random evolution, or the... More >>

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