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2002 Stories by Greg Hugunin

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  • Masterful Masa

    published May 29, 2002

    The first time I had lunch at La Quinta, I ended up in the worst seat in the house -- a stool at the counter that left me staring at the cashier... More >>

  • First Call

    published May 22, 2002

    There's nothing quite like finding yourself at the immortal Endup at the crack of 6 a.m. on a... More >>

  • Belle Époque

    published May 15, 2002

    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... More >>

  • All in the Name

    published May 8, 2002

    It's hard to know what to expect from a bar called Who's Your Daddy? The... More >>

  • Slim Pickins

    published May 1, 2002

    Having spent her formative years near Church and 30th, my friend Leah told me all about the neighborhood as we drove toward Pomelo. Back in the... More >>

  • Casualwear

    published April 24, 2002

    Some 35 years after the Summer of Love, having seen an endless parade of runaways, tourists, would-be gurus, and lost souls, the Haight-Ashbury is... More >>

  • Seasoned Veterans

    published April 17, 2002

    The names Fabrizio Laudati and Alessandro Iacobelli aren't the first to arise when people discuss the city's top restaurateurs. Still, these two... More >>

  • The Happiest Hour

    published April 10, 2002

    Standing near Market Street's 711 Club at 5:30 p.m. on a Friday, you can detect arriving customers at a distance of 50 feet. They come in... More >>

  • Turkish Delight

    published April 3, 2002

    Before reviewing Piyassa, a new Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant on Market near Gough, I contemplated my own experience with the Turks. When I... More >>

  • Over the Hill

    published March 27, 2002

    If comfort is the quality you seek in a bar, you need only know one thing: Sadie's Flying Elephant, at... More >>

  • Singing the Bloos

    published March 20, 2002

    When I was in college, my then-girlfriend moved to Germany -- an understandable choice given that she was German, but also a bummer, since... More >>

  • Theatrics

    published March 13, 2002

    To drop by Union Square's Gold Dust Lounge and see Chuck the bartender do his thing -- he may layer you a Fuzzy Nipple (Kahlúa,... More >>

  • Drink Different

    published March 6, 2002

    For years I told people that God himself would have to serve the eviction notice to dislodge me from my rent-controlled apartment in the Mission.... More >>

  • Rocking Out

    published February 27, 2002

    The times are definitely changing on lower Polk Street. You'll still see magnificent-breasted transvestite prostitutes and shady characters... More >>

  • That Zincing Feeling

    published February 20, 2002

    My earliest memories of classic French cuisine go back to when I was about 6. My father, quite the gourmet, used to spend hours in the kitchen... More >>

  • Outer Limits

    published February 13, 2002

    Pittsburgh's Pub may be the only bar in San Francisco with a banner touting the Alaskan Duck Fart (Kahlúa, Irish cream, and Canadian... More >>

  • Rise and Shine

    published February 6, 2002

    La Luna is one of the new Nuevo Latino restaurants that have been trickling into the city for the past few years. Of course, there are no old... More >>

  • Safe Harbor

    published January 30, 2002

    Perhaps you've gone drinking in the Marina District and decided that, for whatever reason (say, the tendency of certain bars to become... More >>

  • Fork-Ups

    published January 23, 2002

    "Spoon" sounded like a cool name for a restaurant. It's one of those simple, familiar words that resonate across our great language. The basic... More >>

  • Take the Cannoli

    published January 9, 2002

    The funny thing about Italian restaurants is that I don't always look forward to reviewing them. It's not that I haven't found plenty of good... More >>

  • Passing Through

    published January 2, 2002

    Divisadero is a street that transcends neighborhoods, running from the Haight through the Western Addition and Pacific Heights before making a... More >>

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