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    August 28, 2013
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    August 21, 2013
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    March 16, 2012

    Drink of the Week: Sparrows in the City

    ​Head bartender Brian Means' new cocktail menu at the Fifth Floor offers some interesting and elegant choices. The Commodore ($13, Clement Martinique Rhum, blackstrap gastrique, lime, ginger ale) comes with a separate spherized cocktail (saffron gin, Campari, lavender syrup, lemon) sprinkled ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Wine of the Week: Quady Practices Cali-Fortification

    Cold weather calls for fortification, of home and hearth, of self and soul. Or you could simply drink fortified wine. Some of the best known, and most seasonally-specific, fortified wines are the great Ports of Portugal. But there's a California equivalent: Quady Winery, which has been making sweet, ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    The SF Weekly Guide to Decanting Wine

    Surely you can find something to do while the wine breathes​A former Microsoft technology guy, Nathan Myhrvold, is all over the Internet this week with a video showing that he believes the best way to decant wine is to use a blender. "Decanting is about doing two things," Myhrvold told Bloomb ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Is Muse Playing at the Rickshaw Stop on Friday? Facebook Says Yes, Promoter Says No

    Muse: Apparently not playing the Rickshaw on Friday.​ Those of you watching the lineup for this year's Outside Lands night shows may have noticed a little bit of interesting verbiage for Friday's bill at the Rickshaw Stop. The lineup is advertised as Vetiver, Extra Classic and "surprise specia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Sample America's First Favorite Wine at Omnivore -- Free!

    ​Madeira was the wine of choice in North America from the 1700s through most of the 19th century. The reason was that it's indestructible: It was the only wine that actually got better in a stifling hot cargo hold. People paid extra for Madeira that had been around the world twice. It's a fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Broadbent Vinho Verde

    ​Portugal may best be known as a producer of Port and Madeira, but it's a nation with a winemaking culture as diverse as it is old. Scores and scores of grape varieties, some grown few places else, occur throughout the nation, and Portugal's valleys, mountains, and plains are divided into prot ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010
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    August 20, 2008


    Joey & Eddie's brings the Bronx, and old-fashioned Italian-American cooking, to North Beach.

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    May 2, 2007

    Home on the Range

    We're wowed by the New American cooking served at the Mission's snug Maverick

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    December 27, 2006


    In 2006, San Francisco is still a marvelous place to eat (stop the presses!)

  • Dining

    October 18, 2006

    Stars in Our Eyes

    Our selections from the new and controversial Michelin restaurant guide garner mixed reviews

  • Dining

    January 11, 2006

    Shock and Awe

    Scott Howard offers superb white-tablecloth food on bare wood tables

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    March 31, 2004

    The Way We Eat Now

    From tapas to takeout: an odyssey through the new grazing

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