SFoodie's Ben Narasin interviewed Francis Ford Coppola and his winemaker Corey Beck, for a he-said/he-said view of what making wine for and with the big man is all about. Thanks for talking with us. How active are you in the wine-making process, or the direction of that process? Coppola: I partic ... More >>
This writer made a simple dinner last night of brown rice, freshly pulled chard and kale from the garden, a handful of off-season wild porcini from -- oops, almost gave away my patch! -- and several steaks of a hand-harvested lingcod, which we lathered with coconut oil and sesame seeds and br ... More >>
By Matt SmithParanoid fantasists consult the prophesies of Nostradamus for guidance on current events. The smart set, meanwhile, consults back issues of SF Weekly. This publication firmly established its chops as a foreseer of the future this past summer, when marketers and law enforcement fulfilled ... More >>
After scoring big with "Two Buck Chuck," renegade vintner Fred Franzia once again has Napa Valley's wine burghers in an uproar
Jonathan Nossiter's wine documentary is subversive, funny, and humane
What to do, all summer long
Week of May 1, 2002
At Robert Mondavi's new $55 million foodie mecca, you'll find seminars on goat cheese and mustard; surrealist movies; a SPAM exhibit; wine tastings; figurines of pooping Catholics -- everything, in fact, but the answer to that question.
Republican mega-donor Howard Leach is reportedly headed to France. At least we're not sending him to an important country.
Neecha Thai Cuisine