• Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Josiah Baldivino, Lead Sommelier of Michael Mina, Dishes About Wine

    ​SFoodie's Ben Narasin sat down with Josiah Baldivino, Lead Sommelier of Michael Mina, to talk about wine. You moved here from NYC, so what differences do you see between how people order wine on the left coast versus the right? People order a lot more local things out here, and they're quick to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Q&A With La Ciccia's Massimiliano Conti, Part 2: On Sardininan Food, and Working With Your Wife

    Alanna Hale​Born and raised in the southern part of Sardinia, Massimiliano Conti -- chef-owner of La Ciccia in Noe Valley -- was 14 when started he culinary school and 18 when he joined the Princess Cruise Line to travel the world and meet his future wife. After stints in Tuscany, Chianti, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    From Cruise Ship to La Ciccia: Q&A with Chef Massimilian Conti

    Alanna Hale​ Calling Massimiliano Conti a spirited, rambling, wine enthusiast and cook is somewhat of an understatement. Max, as he's called for short, is an tireless ambassador for all things Sardinian. As chef-owner of Noe Valley's La Ciccia, which he runs with his wife, Lorella, Max strives ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Specchio Devotes Thursdays to Bottarga

    gaspartorriero/FlickrThe eww factor: A sliver mullet roe sac.​Fans of bottarga may want to trek to the Mission for a taste of Sardinia and Sicily. Specchio chef Gino Assaf is dedicating Thursday nights to the silver mullet roe. It's a favorite of the chef, who began working with bottarga in Ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Caption Gavin Newsom's Fleet Week Pose!

    Insert clever caption here...​Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the city's "biggest fleet week celebration in 20 years" via a drier-than-dry-oatmeal press release that concluded with him quoted as lauding "skilled naval aviators of The Blue Angels, with their extraordinary airborne maneuvers." Ca ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 18, 2009

    Sheer Poetry

    Simple but good Italian food is tucked away in a second-story room.

  • Dining

    June 4, 2008

    Mack the Kunafa

    New tastes from the Middle East.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008
  • Dining

    July 5, 2006


    Allow La Ciccia to transport you to a Mediterranean island with flavorful food and vino

  • Music

    February 18, 2004

    Hear This

    What looks like a mangled guitar sounds, in Paolo Angeli's hands, oddly beautiful

  • Music

    January 22, 2003

    House of Tudor

    Paolo Angeli's giant, maniacal guitar; a reincarnated Amber Asylum; and a slightly poncey Divine Comedy

  • Film

    December 5, 2001

    Reps Etc.

    Film Reps List for 12-05-2001

  • Dining

    May 30, 2001

    Bella Italia

    Antica Trattoria

  • Music

    April 7, 1999

    Disco 'Round Midnight

    Gianni Gebbia's out-there saxophone mastery masks a deep and surprising respect for all musical genres

  • Calendar

    May 6, 1998
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