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2007 Stories by Meredith Brody

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  • Home on the Range

    published May 2, 2007

    The Web site of Maverick, a year-and-a-half-old restaurant in the Mission, identifies the source of its name and inspiration as Samuel Maverick,... More >>

  • I'd Like to Thank the Ground Beef

    published April 25, 2007

    I don't watch a whole lot of the Food Network, despite an obvious affinity for its subject matter. And it's not because I don't watch a whole lot... More >>

  • Palace Feast

    published April 18, 2007

    When faced with an extraordinary multi-page menu like the one you're handed at Koi Palace, the famed Cantonese restaurant in Daly City, you can be... More >>

  • The Out-of-Towners

    published April 4, 2007

    If you live in the Bay Area, you're sure to get this sooner or later: Friends or family from out of town are planning a visit to the area, and... More >>

  • Only in San Francisco

    published March 28, 2007

    Usually, when people tell me the name of their favorite restaurant in San Francisco, I know what they're talking about: Either I've been there, or... More >>

  • A Little Grilled Gift

    published March 21, 2007

    Even three weeks earlier than usual, daylight-saving time arrived not a moment too soon as far as I was concerned. The combination of an extra... More >>

  • Getting Its Dues

    published March 7, 2007

    Even though the Presidio has been open to noncombatants for some time now, I still feel a thrill when I glide through its gates, unchallenged by... More >>

  • World Cup

    published February 28, 2007

    Once or twice a year I'll find myself, usually in the company of one or two girlfriends, having tea, in the British afternoon tradition, in a... More >>

  • Trawling on Church

    published February 21, 2007

    Every time I've strolled on upper Church, I've been charmed by the street, dominated by a majestic church fašade surrounded by carefully kept V... More >>

  • A Good Steak Conquers All

    published February 7, 2007

    The most important component to me of a restaurant is its food, more than its location, decor, or service. I'm happiest, of course, when all four... More >>

  • Small Plates, Big Array

    published January 31, 2007

    I'm not wholly sold on the idea of small plates as a completely satisfying dining experience, especially when the plates themselves look like... More >>

  • High and Low

    published January 24, 2007

    Haight may be my favorite shopping street in the city, chockablock with bookstores both new and used, gift shops where you can find $2 tchotchkes... More >>

  • Hungry for More

    published January 10, 2007

    As sure as the new year brings resolutions, it brings the observation that resolutions are made to be broken. For instance, Anthony Bourdain's... More >>

  • Presents and Future

    published January 3, 2007

    In Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, Holly Golightly says, "I simply trained myself to like older men, and it was the smartest thing... More >>

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