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2000 Stories by Paul Adams

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  • Eastern Star

    published May 3, 2000

    The biggest temptation for a new establishment in Hayes Valley is to take the neighborhood's prevailing aesthetic -- cute, homespun urban chic ... More >>

  • Heartless Beauty

    published April 19, 2000

    The only thing understated about the latest addition to the Steuart Street restaurant corridor is its name. "Chaya" in Japanese refers to a... More >>

  • Lan of the Lost

    published April 5, 2000

    It's hard to know what to make of Bistro Lan. Two terrific, well-run restaurants have failed at 2299 Van Ness in the last couple of years: Bella... More >>

  • Plus -a Change

    published March 22, 2000

    For years, Nadine's was a quiet favorite of the Glenview neighborhood of Oakland. Recently, though, it has metamorphosed into Sophie's, operating... More >>

  • Voilà! Viola.

    published March 15, 2000

    Bistro Viola is the kind of bistro you wish were right on your block. Of course, if you do happen to live by Bistro Viola, you're doing pretty... More >>

  • Leaving the American Sector

    published March 1, 2000

    Walzwerk is a tiny establishment, tucked into the little space in which the exquisite Tandoor E Taj flourished so briefly. It's billed as an East... More >>

  • White Wedding

    published February 16, 2000

    Neo, though it hasn't been around for long, has already acquired a bit of a reputation as the restaurant ballsy enough to have chosen an all-white... More >>

  • Geometry Problem

    published February 2, 2000

    It is a bit of a shock to arrive at Bandol for the first time and realize that it's where the old U.S. Restaurant used to be. The space, which was... More >>

  • Pho Star

    published January 19, 2000

    The rumor that members of the kitchen staff from Chez Panisse eat at Vi's in their off hours remains, alas, just a rumor. Calls to Chez Panisse... More >>

  • The Sun Also Rises

    published January 5, 2000

    Le Soleil has become a Richmond standby. The spot is strategically located at the easternmost end of Clement's mighty chain of Asian restaurant... More >>

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