The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Max's on the Square is readying to shutter. A reader alerted us to the fact that servers were given severance notices for the end of February. The restaurant confirmed they are closing, but the exact date ... More >>
Just as the Bay Area has a shorts-to-sweater array of micro climates, it has a stunning selection of micro-cultures of cheesmaking. You can find examples of cheese styles from countries around the world and milks across the animal spectrum throughout the Bay. Barinaga Ranch in West Marin add ... More >>
ModelMayhemThe French-born chef isn't without cheesy model shots.An ooh-la-la, scarf-wearing dirty blond, 29-year-old Biarritz native Mattin Noblia is the Frenchy eye candy -- complete with model portfolio -- of Top Chef Season Six. He opened his own restaurant, Iluna Basque, in North Beach, ... More >>
A. SimmonsThe sardines at Contigo: Pace yourself.According to Contigo's menu of August 15, 2009, cured anchovies from Cantabria are the finest in the world, which means they're a far cry from the mealy squiggles studding lonely lamp-lit buffet table pizza pies. An Internet excursion into the ... More >>
Is Annie's Social Club the 19th Cheese of bars? And what the hell is the 19th Cheese anyway?
Retro duds flee the attic
An overwrought production of Shakespeare's overwrought comedy
Bad luck and a head injury couldn't kill him. Poverty just made him stronger. Now, freewheeling Bay Area bicycling legend Mike Neel is staging another comeback by coaching professional women's racing.
Pastis, Gerald Hirigoyen's bright and modern new restaurant, reflects his Bayonne roots