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2007 Stories by Meredith Brody

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  • The New Grazing

    published December 26, 2007

    A recent piece by ex-San Franciscan Kim Severson in The New York Times, "Is the Entrée Heading for Extinction?," deliberately... More >>

  • The Gift of Reading

    published December 19, 2007

    Shortcomings By Adrian Tomine ($19.95) Bay Area comic artist Adrian Tomine collected a fan base over the past 15... More >>

  • Sens and Sensibility

    published December 12, 2007

    The room, once the home of the rather lackluster French-like Monte Cristo, now down for the count, hadn't changed at all. There were the oddly... More >>

  • Loca-voracious

    published December 5, 2007

    Ever contrary to certain kinds of politically correct food trendiness, I've already declared my somewhat cranky response to those who want to... More >>

  • Meredith Brody in the Palm of Palmetto on Union

    published November 28, 2007

    The last couple of spins taken on the restaurant roulette wheel had resulted in a loss, so I found myself craving a good meal even more than... More >>

  • Puccini and Pinetti's Touristy Location Trumps Its Cuisine

    published November 14, 2007

    Living in the Bay Area and dealing with daily life, you can forget sometimes that San Francisco is one of the top tourist destinations in the... More >>

  • Bernal Heights' Tinderbox Inflames the Palate

    published November 7, 2007

    A tinderbox, the dictionary tells us, is a box for holding tinder (gee, thanks), but also "a person or thing that is highly excitable,... More >>

  • Avenue G's San Francisco Cuisine Needs a Road Map

    published October 31, 2007

    Even while fighting a driving rain with an inadequate cheap umbrella, walking up from the Financial District into the heart of North Beach is... More >>

  • Brenda's French Soul Food Kicks It Creole

    published October 17, 2007

    Nothing cheers up an otherwise cheerless street like an inviting eatery. A sufficiently intriguing restaurant or food shop can be like a canary... More >>

  • Chef Mark Sullivan Spruces Up Pacific Heights

    published October 10, 2007

    Sometimes the heavens align, the restaurant gods smile, and a new place seemingly emerges without any visible growing pains. Such a place is... More >>

  • Barometer Fluctuates at Mercury Appetizer Bar on Lombard at Van Ness

    published October 3, 2007

    I wouldn't say that the Mercury Appetizer Bar wormed its way into my affection, chugging along like the Little Engine That Could. Quite... More >>

  • One by Day, Another by Night

    published September 19, 2007

    After a luxurious lunch al fresco at Ducca, and a pleasant if less relaxing dinner, I felt as though I'd been at two different restaurants... More >>

  • Mexico DF Dominates

    published September 12, 2007

    This is a list of the things I'm not nuts about at my new favorite restaurant: the noise level, with contributions from both the buzzing... More >>

  • Flowering in the Mission

    published September 5, 2007

    It's a sensation that foodies chase continually in search of the new new thing: being in the hot restaurant while it's hottest. Conventions of... More >>

  • Their Steak Stands Alone

    published August 22, 2007

    I had to laugh when I read the title of an article in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago: "Be Yourselves, Girls, Order the Rib-Eye."... More >>

  • It'za Izakaya

    published August 15, 2007

    Hime, a large, sleek Japanese restaurant located in a building in front of a motel on motel-heavy Lombard, has been described as an izakaya... More >>

  • No Sign of the Colonel

    published August 8, 2007

    Everybody in town seems to know one thing about Spork: It's housed in a building that used to be a KFC. Perhaps it was the location that inspired... More >>

  • Tasty Decor

    published July 25, 2007

    The cosmopolitan and eclectic bent of Nua, a new restaurant and wine bar located in the heart of North Beach, is signalled not only by the... More >>

  • Morocco Bound

    published July 18, 2007

    When tiny Tajine opened in the Tenderloin in 2005, people who managed to squeeze into its miniature space on a gritty block of Jones were... More >>

  • Baby, Te Amo

    published July 11, 2007

    People have been heard to grumble that it seems like every other new restaurant is Italian. But San Franciscans have more reason to cheer than... More >>

  • Our Cornucopia Runneth Over

    published June 27, 2007

    OK, so summer's here and the time is right for picnics, road trips, and from-scratch meals in the long, light evenings. Truth be told, the weather... More >>

  • Sweet Dreams

    published June 20, 2007

    When we see Kyra Sedgwick's hard-boiled investigator on The Closer shut the door after a brutal interrogation and languidly, avidly unwrap... More >>

  • Closer Than Italy

    published June 13, 2007

    A couple of years ago, my neighborhood was distinctly improved by a new bakery. I was dashing out its door the other Sunday with a ham-and-spinach... More >>

  • The Brunch Club

    published May 30, 2007

    Holly Brubach recently wrote in the New York Times Sunday magazine, T, that she thought nearly every dish would be improved by... More >>

  • The Maddening Crowd

    published May 23, 2007

    Arriving at Salt House after dark is exciting and a little mysterious: The trim little 100-year-old brick building is currently the sole occupant ... More >>

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