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1999 Stories by Naomi Wise

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  • Sweet Spirit

    published August 4, 1999

    Most of us, when we "go out for Italian," are secretly hoping for the fabled Italian warmth as well as satisfying food. But the hospitality of the... More >>

  • Basquing in Tapas

    published July 21, 1999

    Pintxos are the Basque version of tapas, and they're some of the most interesting dishes at the new restaurant whose namesake they are. San... More >>

  • Burma Fave

    published July 14, 1999

    The Burma-Shave signs have disappeared from American highways, and the "Welcome to Burma" signs have disappeared from the borders of a certain... More >>

  • Escaping Metreon

    published July 7, 1999

    Montage Metreon Center, 101 Fourth St. (at Mission), 369-6111. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner 5 to 11 p.m., bar and terrace menu 11... More >>

  • Blues in the Night

    published June 30, 1999

    Indigo 687 McAllister (at Gough), 673-9353. Open Tuesday through Sunday 5 to 11 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations advised for... More >>

  • Variable Star

    published June 23, 1999

    Caffe Delle Stelle 395 Hayes (at Gough), 252-1110. Serves lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner nightly 5 to 10 p.m.... More >>

  • Hakka That Tries Harder

    published June 16, 1999

    Dragon River 5045 Geary (at 14th Avenue), 387-8512. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10:30... More >>

  • Blame It on the Bossa Nova

    published June 9, 1999

    Cafe do Brasil 1106 Market (at Seventh Street), 626-6430. Open daily 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Rodizio barbecue/buffet Thursday and Friday... More >>

  • Dante's Paradise

    published June 2, 1999

    Silks Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 222 Sansome (at Pine), 986-2020. Open daily 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m.; lunch weekdays 11:30 a.m.... More >>

  • South of the (Mexican) Border

    published May 26, 1999

    San Miguel Restaurant 3520 20th St. (at Mission), 826-0173. Open Thursday through Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., or until all signed-in... More >>

  • May Night at an Oasis

    published May 12, 1999

    Aram's Mark Twain Court, 3665 Sacramento (at Locust), 474-8061. Open Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 to 10 p.m., Sunday brunch 11:30 a.m. to... More >>

  • The Other Asian Cuisine

    published May 5, 1999

    It's loaded with hot pepper, garlic, crunchy vegetables, and exotic seasonings. It's rich in fish, but among its better-known dishes are marinated... More >>

  • Mexican Resort

    published April 28, 1999

    Maya 303 Second St. (at Harrison), 543-6709. Open Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday through Thursday 5 to 10 p.m.,... More >>

  • Finally Fusion

    published April 7, 1999

    La Moone 533 Jackson (at Columbus), 392-1999. Open Tuesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 6 to 10 p.m.,... More >>

  • South Pacific

    published March 31, 1999

    Got cabin fever? Need a quick getaway to 17,000 tropical islands? Two destinations await you. With the recent opening of Java Indonesian... More >>

  • Aix and Paeans

    published March 24, 1999

    Bistro Aix 3340 Steiner (at Lombard), 202-0100. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 6 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.,... More >>

  • Love, Japanese-Style

    published March 17, 1999

    Anzu Hotel Nikku, Second Floor, 222 Mason (at Ellis), 394-1100. Open for breakfast weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2... More >>

  • Finnegans Cake

    published March 10, 1999

    O'Reilly's Irish Puband Restaurant 622 Green (at Stockton), 989-6222. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8... More >>

  • Bye Bye Brazil

    published March 3, 1999

    Terra Brazilis 602 Hayes (entrance on Laguna), 241-1900. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday 5 to 10:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday to... More >>

  • Eating Big Bird

    published February 24, 1999

    Eliza's 1457 18th St. (at Connecticut), 648-9999. Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner daily 5 to 10 p.m.... More >>

  • My Heart Belongs to Zazie

    published February 17, 1999

    Zazie 941 Cole (between Carl and Parnassus), 564-5332. Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weekends 9... More >>

  • The Winner's Circle

    published February 10, 1999

    Best steak: Harris' rib-eye ($25) Best roast beef: Izzy's prime rib ($19) Best creamed spinach: Izzy's Best non-potato starch:... More >>

  • Want to Do It Yourself?

    published February 10, 1999

    San Francisco's only ready sources of dry-aged prime beef are Bryant's Meats in Laurel Village (3473 California at Locust, 752-3430) and Harris'... More >>

  • How We Slice It

    published February 10, 1999

    Alfred's Atmosphere: Warm & Italian Beef Cuts: Mesquite-grilled Choice-grade chateaubriand tenderloin, filget mignon, bone-in NY,... More >>

  • Quest for Prime

    published February 10, 1999

    Alfred's Steak House 659 Merchant (at Kearny), 551-1590. Open Tuesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; dinner served nightly 5 to 10... More >>

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