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2006 Stories by Meredith Brody

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  • One-Man Band

    published May 31, 2006

    Since a wall of the tiny restaurant Canteen boasts shelves of carefully selected books (not just randomly bought by the yard as decor, but books... More >>

  • The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Cookbook

    published May 31, 2006

    By Christopher Hirsheimer and Peggy Knickerbocker Chronicle (Feb.), $22.95 On a glorious Saturday at the Ferry Plaza... More >>

  • Hawaiian I

    published May 24, 2006

    On the whole, though I find film festivals more festive when I'm attending them in a city not my own (where mundane matters like, oh, cleaning the... More >>

  • An Omnivore's Dilemma

    published May 3, 2006

    When pressed to justify my omnivorous eating patterns by those who choose to restrict their grazing, I've always replied, a trifle flippantly,... More >>

  • Au Bon Coin

    published April 26, 2006

    There are a few days a year that, as the saying goes, I don't even think about going out to eat, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day being the... More >>

  • Aix Marks the Spot

    published April 19, 2006

    Practically since my first month in San Francisco, I'd been meaning to take my cousin Erica out for a good French dinner. After eating at Jeanty... More >>

  • Horse Race

    published April 5, 2006

    As I was driving us to Palio d'Asti on a chilly, windy, rainswept night, I was secretly hoping there'd be lasagna on the menu. A few days before,... More >>

  • Defense Begins at the Table

    published March 29, 2006

    I can't say I wake up every morning with a song on my lips, but always — OK, often (I'm a realist) — I rise excited that I'll have... More >>

  • Recipe for Success

    published March 22, 2006

    In the restaurant world's constant search for the new new thing, there's a time-honored trend of elevating a humble ethnic street food or snack by... More >>

  • The French Quarter

    published March 8, 2006

    Despite its promising provenance (based on the book by Anthony Bourdain, created by Darren "Sex and the City" Star, and starring a host of... More >>

  • Fork U

    published March 1, 2006

    It was the briefest of brief encounters, but in an instant I understood that I'd wounded him to the quick. "Eaten anyplace good lately?" was the... More >>

  • Good Fressin' at the Delicatessen

    published February 22, 2006

    God knows, we live in a gastronomically blessed region, from the raw materials (I can still hear my Angeleno culinary-worker friends sighing as I... More >>

  • Noodle-icious

    published February 15, 2006

    I haven't really been living in the Bay Area for the past month. I've been wandering the streets of Tokyo: the neon-lit Ginza at night, the tiny... More >>

  • Big Shot

    published February 8, 2006

    We lucked out both times we dined at the new Tres Agaves. We found Hollywood parking within steps of the front door, were given one of the few... More >>

  • City That Never Sleeps

    published February 1, 2006

    The first time I went to Globe, it was by accident. The San Francisco Film Society screening of Match Point at the Embarcadero started half... More >>

  • Tofu for What Ails You

    published January 25, 2006

    By now everybody knows that You Are What You Eat. In an age when a book-flacking doctor appears on both Oprah and The View within a... More >>

  • Dependable Pleasures

    published January 18, 2006

    The realization came to me with a jolt. I'd forgotten to mention one of the best things I'd eaten at Scott Howard in my review, something we had... More >>

  • Shock and Awe

    published January 11, 2006

    When people ask me about my favorite new restaurants, sometimes I sense a certain disappointment -- even if I rave about a place -- if my... More >>

  • I'll Have the Chicken

    published January 4, 2006

    When I assembled last week's list of the best things I'd eaten in 2005, there was a lot of pain involved. One kind was the torturous elimination... More >>

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