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2006 Stories by Meredith Brody

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  • Omnivorous

    published December 27, 2006

    My inscribed copy of Michael Pollan's gracefully written, compelling The Omnivore's Dilemma reads "Vote with your fork!" I know Pollan... More >>

  • Girls Gone Mild

    published December 13, 2006

    The idea was to share a classic girls' night out: Mexican food and margaritas on the fourth floor of the Westfield Shopping Centre. Even if we... More >>

  • Country Meets Caribbean

    published December 6, 2006

    A front porch is not something one generally expects on an urban dwelling, but San Francisco is the fortunate city where certain felicities of... More >>

  • Bewiched

    published November 29, 2006

    When I first heard that Tom Colicchio was going to be a regular on a competitive cooking program called Top Chef, I cringed, a little. I... More >>

  • Chez What?

    published November 15, 2006

    It happens at every party I've ever been to in any city I've ever lived in or visited. As soon as I answer "I'm a restaurant critic" to the... More >>

  • New Delis

    published November 8, 2006

    I have yet to find a deli in San Francisco as good as my fifth favorite deli in Los Angeles, (the centrally located Canter's, which is my fallback... More >>

  • Stand-Up Double

    published November 1, 2006

    One of the best things about the art of eating is the infinite variety of gustatory choices out there — whether you want to grab a solitary... More >>

  • Stars in Our Eyes

    published October 18, 2006

    It wasn't exactly stop-the-presses time anywhere but here, but the release of the San Francisco edition of the storied Michelin guide captured the... More >>

  • Work in Progress

    published October 11, 2006

    If left to my own devices, I wouldn't be walking into the Westfield San Francisco Centre at this moment: before 10 a.m. on its first day of... More >>

  • Food for the Soul

    published October 4, 2006

    A fter returning to town from a two-week movie orgy that started at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend and segued into the Toronto... More >>

  • Film Orgy

    published October 4, 2006

    It may seem ridiculous (not to say gluttonous) to travel directly from the densely scheduled Telluride Film Festival to the even more densely... More >>

  • Life, Death, & Bialys: A Father/Son Baking Story

    published September 27, 2006

    By Dylan Schaffer Bloomsbury (September) ($24.95) You've heard the one about unhappy families being unhappy in their own... More >>

  • Three Out of Four

    published September 20, 2006

    There's a lot I like about Bong Su, the stylish new Vietnamese restaurant south of Market. I find its decor not only chic and amusing, but, with... More >>

  • Feels Like Home to Me

    published September 13, 2006

    Sometimes a place opens and from day one it's a hit; it fits into the landscape as if it had always been there. Just such a success was and is the... More >>

  • Fresh Fare and Oxygen

    published September 6, 2006

    Minor epiphany: I was at home, trying to talk myself out of going to the farmers' market. I had a million things to do, including the long-delayed... More >>

  • Seconds, Please!

    published August 23, 2006

    The appellation "small plates" can cover a multitude of things, ranging from cocktail nibbles such as olives and nuts through miniature sandwiches... More >>

  • Love Shack

    published August 16, 2006

    After three weeks of happily dining on goose liver in Budapest, cevapcici in Belgrade, and mititei in Bucharest, I was thinking about what I... More >>

  • A Place in Time

    published August 9, 2006

    Sometimes a restaurant that's been around a while becomes as comfortable as an old shoe. But other times it can feel as worn out as one. Caffe... More >>

  • Sine Coi Non

    published July 26, 2006

    My first taste of Daniel Patterson's cooking at Frisson was so exciting that I immediately regretted that I'd never had the chance to eat at his... More >>

  • Dinner and a Show

    published July 19, 2006

    With dozens and dozens of sushi bars in this hungry city — it seems that the sushi bar has overtaken the cocktail bar in numbers — I... More >>

  • Nabe Faves

    published July 12, 2006

    On a recent special edition of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations devoted to the baroque cuisine of Chef Ferran Adria at his El Bulli... More >>

  • Get Way Down

    published July 5, 2006

    The next Baby Loves Disco is scheduled for July 15. More >>

  • A Banquet Is Best

    published June 28, 2006

    The very first meal I enjoyed at South Sea Seafood Village, a festive dinner a few months ago, led me to name it as the Best Chinese Restaurant in... More >>

  • Third Time's a Charm

    published June 21, 2006

    At some point a lexicographer for the OED, or perhaps William Safire in one of his "On Language" pieces for the New York Times Magazine,... More >>

  • Will Nopa Be the New SOMA?

    published June 14, 2006

    In rapidly gentrifying cities, where a search for affordable housing turns every neighborhood, no matter how sketchy, grubby, or charmless, into a... More >>

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