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    December 21, 2011

    Top 5 Places to Escape Christmas

    Whether you're Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Shinto, Shaman, anti-consumerist, or Mr. Grinch, you could be one of the millions who don't leave cookies out for an old fat man who illegally enters your home via fireplace-shimmying. And that's okay! Because here in America, we're known for ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Where Can We Take Our Parents? And Hear Ourselves Talk?

    Mona C./YelpChabaa: Quiet, good, cheap.​Today's query comes from J.S.:So, the girlfriend's parents and my parents are both flying out to San Francisco to meet each other for the first time. We'd like to take them all out to dinner, but here's the thing: My father is deaf in one ear, and her dad do ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Straw Can Make You Feel Grifted

    Mona C./YelpFor all the buzz, the carny-themed restaurant in Hayes Valley looks pretty much like every other budget bistro in town.​Like a carnival barker's patter, Straw has been hard to resist. Long before it opened late last month, the blogosphere was atwitter with anticipation about this h ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Sex Toys and Frozen Treats

    Jennifer W./YelpNo, Three Twins ice cream is not a sex toy. *Technically*.​Pop-Up Dildo Shop and Ice Cream Social Where: FIFTY24SF Gallery, 252 Fillmore (at Haight), 861-1960 When: Sun., Feb. 13, 3-5 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Not much to say about this one. It's just your standard dild ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Dash Cafe Temporarily Puts Waffles on Hold

    Christine W./Yelp​A word of advice to anyone thinking about checking out the waffle sandwiches at month-old Dash Café in the Inner Sunset: Don't. Just two weeks after word of Dash's Belgian waffle sandwiches and sundaes hit the media buzz machine, the café has had to suspend production due t ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Comparison of Michelin Stars and Health Inspections Fails to Rate

    Paul C./YelpCoi scored a 90 ― but what does it mean?​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Mission Loc@l looks at the health inspection scores of S.F.'s Michelin-starred restaurants, trying to find ... what? It lists the city's 15 single-star establishments ― everything from Acquerello to ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Pumpkin Season Makes Us Crave the Kaddo at Helmand Palace. Bad

    Liz T./YelpThe Afghan dish is damn near as frothy as a pumpkin spice latte, too.​Last Wednesday marked the official first day of fall, start of the season millions of Americans celebrate by ordering up venti pumpkin spice lattes at SBUX. It's become as traditional as the leaves changing color. ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Tomorrow: Hukilau's Ninth Annual Poke Festival

    Keith K./YelpRecord to beat: Eight musubi in three minutes.​Fans of Hawaiian cuisine won't want to miss tomorrow's Ninth Annual Hukilau Poke Festival and Spam Musubi Eating Contest. The popular neighborhood block party features live Hawaiian music, a poke recipe contest, food and drink special ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    Eos Wine Salon: High-Class Happy Hour Sips and Snacks

    Toro E./YelpAfter a long day of lawyering, there's nothing quite as chill-worthy as the bar at Eos Wine Salon.​The place: Eos Restaurant and Wine Salon, 901 Cole (at Carl), 566-3063 The hours: Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-7 p.m. The deals: Wines for $5/glass, $10/half bottle, $20/bottle; sake or sang ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Show Dogs' Indian-Style Fried Chicken

    John BirdsallShow Dogs' fried chicken, served with house slaw and rosemary Yukon Gold potatoes ($12).​Thursday, September 2, 2010 Brian B./Yelp​Just as they do at Foreign Cinema, Show Dogs' John Clark and Gayle Pirie take inspiration from a cookbook shelf of international influences. Wh ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Brown Bag Benefit Auction Promises Luxe Lunches for Top Bidders

    Darin L./YelpCorey Lee's Benu is one of 26 places donating six-person lunches.​The Brown Bag Lunch Project, an online fundraiser for the San Francisco Community School, is auctioning off meals from 26 S.F. chefs and restaurants. The school is seeking to raise $5,000. The list of providers so f ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    The B³ Burger

    John BirdsallBurger ($10), with fried Petaluma egg ($1) and Manchego cheese ($3).​Friday, August 20, 2010 ameer n./Yelp​This is a damn good burger. Kevin Ahajanian, fitted with the Keller halo from time spent at Bouchon, has stacked up something with the bones of Cali quintessential. Th ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Roxie Food Center's Roxie Special

    Toro E./YelpThe Roxie Special, ham, mortadella, salami, cheese, and artichoke hearts ($5.99).​Thursday, August 19, 2010 Toro E./Yelp​While we're as much into the artisan sandwich craze as the next blogger, sometimes we just want to sink our teeth into something satisfying and be spared ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Hot Spud's Steak Spud

    Wilhelm Y./YelpThe Steak Spud ($8.95).​Simone Powers, Edip Kurtcu, and Cemil Erzincanli opened their Fisherman's Wharf baked-potato quick-serve two weeks ago. Powers, who's cooked at Cafe Gratitude, spearheaded Hot Spud's largely gluten-free menu. The concept: mega, 12-ounce Russet potatoes co ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    There Is Such a Thing as a Bad Cupcake

    Genevieve Y./YelpEven SFoodie makes bad choices (sometimes).​Being in Cow Hollow on a weekend evening, and being lured into American Cupcake by the house version of the Ghostbusters theme (really?), and being of almost sane mind and almost sated body, SFoodie found ourselves perusing the bakery's ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Cigar Bar: Staggered Deals and Strutting Mambo Dancers

    Stacey D./Yelp​The place: The Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery (at Pacific), 398-0850 The hours: Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. The deals: $3 off specialty cocktails and 30 percent off food items and bottled wine from 4-5 p.m., $2 and 20 percent off from 5-6 p.m., $1 and 10 percent off from 6-7 p.m ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Nombe Snack Bar Should Quell Late-Night Mission Munchies

    Claudine C./Yelp​Nombe hasn't been around for too long, but the Mission District izakaya keeps switching up its game at a nearly frantic pace, from late-night window service, to brunch to, starting next month, a snack-food counter. This snack food counter won't, of course, serve Cracker Jacks ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch: Chicken Curry from Latte Express

    John BirdsallChicken curry over rice ($6.25).​Tues., May 11, 2010 Vivek P./Yelp​Maybe you didn't grow up ruled by a Vietnamese mom. You can make up for some of the home cooking you missed at this SOMA coffee and doughnut shop with burgers banh mi, and daily lunch specials. The chicken ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: Epiphany Cheeseburger from Holy Grill

    John BirdsallThe Epiphany with cheddar ($6.25). ​Fri., May 7, 2010 Toro E./Yelp​Everyone knows there's burger dualism, two irreducible types you scarf on radically different occasions. The first you order from the Nopa barstool you were aggressive enough to ingratiate your ass cheek ont ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    D & A Café: Chinese Soul Food on the Cheap

    David B./Yelp​The place: D & A Café, 407 Clement (at Fifth Ave.), 668-7882 The hours: Daily 8-11 a.m., 3-6 p.m., and 10 p.m.-1 a.m. The deals: Big platters of Chinese soul food at $2.75-$4.28 apiece The digs: Your typical bare-bones brightly lit Formica-limned dining hall. Inner Richmond r ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: Tofu Sandwich at Samovar Tea Lounge

    John BirdsallTLT: Tamari-mirin braised tofu, lettuce, and tomato sandwich ($12). ​Tues., May 4, 2010 Ed U./Yelp​The teriyaki-like sauce approaches thickly reduced balsamic in sweetness, but it's a virtuous indulgence, considering it oozes from firm slices of tofu, on a Leadbetter's Engl ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: Beer and Cheese Soup from 21st Amendment

    John BirdsallBeer and cheese soup ($6.95/bowl).​Weds., April 21, 2010 Cathy N./Yelp​The lunchtime bar is thick with guys ― careful not to slip on the testosterone ― which makes the 21st A feel like a boys-only tree fort far from the gray-carpet blandness of office world. You can dra ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: Tacos from Los Compadres Taco Truck

    John BirdsallTaco trio: (clockwise from left) carnitas, al pastor, and lengua ($4.50).​ChristineL./Yelp​Mon., April 19, 2010 Mobbed with daily throngs from nearby Gap corporate (they're the ones in the crisp jeans), the young guys in the Los Compadres truck do a decent job keeping up. Y ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Money-Shot View, Decent Eats at Epic's Quiver Bar

    Ed U./Yelp​The place: Quiver Bar at Epic Roasthouse, 369 Embarcadero (at Folsom), 369-9955 The hours: Mon.-Fri., 3-6:30 p.m. The deals: Specialty cocktails and select sparkling, white, and red wines by the glass $5 ($7 for a well-vodka martini); select bottled beers $3; hefty small plates $2 ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: Classic Philly Cheesesteak from Phat Philly

    Mary LaddClassic Philly Cheesesteak (regular, $6.50) and Criss-Cut waffle fries ($4).​Mon., April 12, 2010 Nate C./Yelp​Phat Philly's appropriately phat (and fattening) sandwich brings thin slices of American Kobe beef blanketed with a rich house-made cheddar and Newcastle Brown Ale sau ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: 4505 Meats' Fried Mac and Cheese

    Fiends Ain't Family/FlickrSeriously.​Thurs., April 1, 2010 Luis C./Yelp​Sure, it sounds like the butt of some bubba-cuisine joke, or a foodie's April Fool's. And yes, 4505's deep-fried mac is a panko-crusted calorie bomb, and it is shaped with the rectilinear precision of an industrial ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    The Liberties Turning Fishy on Good Friday

    Wes M./Yelp​What: Good Friday Fish Lunch at The Liberties Where: 998 Guerrero (at 22nd St.) When: Fri., April 2 Time: Food available from noon to 2 a.m. The deal: Meet that fish Friday requirement with a lunch order of beer-battered fish and chips, or pan-fried mahi-mahi with butter lettuce s ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    How to Score Barbacco's Sandwiches and Salumi without Feeling Like a Sardine

    Chris T./YelpSalumi for one. Two, if you're both on a diet.​As I glancingly mentioned in today's review of Barbacco, Perbacco's casual sister has a takeout lunch counter. Place an order online, starting at 8 a.m., then pick it up at the counter (underneath the flat-screen TV) between 11:30 a.m. an ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Tasty Options for a Supercheap Pre-Symphony Dinner?

    Ed U./YelpIf you can spare the time, wander the few blocks to Pagolac.​Dinner is the hidden surcharge for symphony and opera tickets. When you've splurged on $50 seats, it seems wrong to heat up a can of Campbell's beforehand, but doubling that fee just to have an entree and a glass of wine at a n ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Ex-SFoodie Blogger Robert Lauriston to Open Berkeley Restaurant

    Mike L./YelpThe last tenant was the exuberantly stripey Maritime East.​In tomorrow's Scoop, Stacy Finz reports that ex-SFoodie blogger, avid Chowhound, and out-of-work tech writer Robert Lauriston is making the leap into restaurant ownership. He's taking over the old Maritime East and Zax Tave ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Delfina Shutters for Sprucing Up

    Ann L./Yelp​So Mom is in town for a day or two, and you're looking for that hip, comfortable, and consistent neighborhood jewel you know won't let her down. She's from Iowa, and doesn't know a ribollita from a risotto, but you plan on giving her a stellar introduction. Unfortunately, your stan ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Doggy Bag: The Sugar Junkie's Guide to S.F.

    Flem J./YelpCustard tart from Golden Gate Bakery​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. City sweets: Kristin Smith sugar-binges hard for The Bold Italic as she undertakes a two-day insulin freak-out at eight of the city's neighborhood bakeries: Chinese-American (AA, Eastern, Alex), Italian-Ameri ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    The Mission's Big Gay Burger: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

    Leslie L./YelpBurger equality.​Thurs., Jan. 21, 2010 The craggy, loose-packed Classic Burger at queer bar Truck is, well, classic: a straightforward specimen (on a choice of Panorama buns) with a big gay rainbow of add-ons, and lovably greezy Frings to go with. And sure, if you feel like stri ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Chicken and Waffles Worth the Trip: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

    Jeff W./YelpSaturday special.​Mon., Jan. 18, 2010 Muni's operating on a Saturday schedule today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No reason you shouldn't either, even if you have to work. That means riding the T out to Bayview, for crunchy-crusted fried chicken wings (get the three-piece) with a b ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Mission Minis Launching Its (Teensy) Cupcake Flagship Friday

    Esther L./Yelp​Looks like diminutive cupcake maker Mission Minis will open ― softly ― its long-delayed flagship retail shop at 3168 22nd St. (at Mission) at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8. Early last month, owner Brandon Arnovick launched a three-day-per-week cupcake kiosk in North Beach (524 Unio ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Grits You Can Bask In: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

    Christine L./YelpThe Snuggie you wrap your insides in.​Weds., Jan. 6, 2010 Little Skillet's grits with andouille and cheddar is the lunchtime equivalent of the Snuggie: grits haunted with butter -- gluey in a good way -- with an orange-gold scurf of melted cheese and hunks of sautéed sausage ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    After This Weekend, Shirohige Ramen-Ya Taking Time Off to Retool

    Luis C./YelpOwner Jackson Scarlett plans to spend the next month avoiding Yelp.​This weekend might be your last chance for a while to sample noodles from Shirohige, the taco truck that's been slinging ramen from a Hayes Valley parking lot most weekends. Owner Jackson Scarlett said the truck wi ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    A Cassoulet Made for Reflection: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

    Kimberly B./YelpNot a day too soon.​Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 For some reason cassoulet, the slow-cooked, meat-packed bean gratin originally from Southwest France, has become a New Year's tradition. No better place to experience it locally than Le Central, where the cassoulet is said to have ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    The Food's Tasty, the Room's Nice. Why is La Vie So Sleepy?

    Susu/FlickrWhy so quiet?​People take pity on empty bars, bleak little dives with dart boards and televisions. In a dead room, there's no need to shout, which makes for better conversation. Likewise, everyone gets a seat. Drinkers can spread out. No one scoops up the wrong pint. Restaurants, h ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Feasting Out: Two-Tier New Year's Eve Offerings at Boulevard

    Dave Hong/Yelp​Where: Boulevard 1 Mission (at Steuart), 543-6084 When: Thurs., Dec. 31 Time: Two seatings, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The deal: The 6 p.m. prix fixe is three courses plus amuse; the 8 p.m. seating adds a fourth course, plus midnight toast and party favors Cost: $90 for the 6 p.m., $150 ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Feasting Out: Sardinian Family-Style Prix Fixe New Year's Eve at La Ciccia

    James Sanders/Yelp​Where: La Ciccia 291 30th St. (at Church), 550-8114 When: Thurs., Dec 31 Time: 7:30 p.m. (one seating only) The deal: Sardinian family-style dinner with multiple courses, including poached wild shrimp with saffron onions; fregula pasta with cauliflower, capers, and bottarga; ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Please, Santa: Stuff Our Stocking with Nduja

    Anna L./YelpLuscious as Nutella, and as spreadable.​Some readers will be shocked to learn that many normally enthusiastic eaters dread wading through the endless waves of heavily decorated cookies, iced breads, and spiced cakes that appear so frequently this time of year. For the fruitcake-pho ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Tonight and Tomorrow, Free Chocolate and Beverage Pairings at Schoggi

    Ann L./Yelp​For the next two evenings, Swiss chocolatier Schoggi is offering complimentary chocolate and local beverage pairings at its shop near the Westfield Centre (87 Yerba Buena Lane at Mission). Later today, it's spicy chocolate-covered ginger slices with blood orange tea from Berkeley-b ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Feasting Out: Swim with the Fishes Christmas Eve at Incanto

    Laura S./Yelp​Where: Incanto 1550 Church (at Duncan), 641-4500 When: Thurs., Dec. 24 Time: 5:30-9 p.m. The Deal: Chef Chris Cosentino won't know exactly what's on his three-course Feast of the Seven Fishes menu till he can assess what's available, but here's a preliminary version: mixed seafoo ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Bernal Street-Food Marketplace Faces Delays

    Anna D./YelpWholesome Bakery has signed on as a tenant.​The owner of the building at 331 Cortland (at Bennington) in Bernal Heights was hoping to launch an indoor street-food marketplace by late December, but unspecified delays have pushed the project into 2010. Debra Resnik told SFoodie via ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    Turning Black Friday Grayish: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    Janice C./YelpMake 'em last.​Friday, November 27, 2009 Steel yourself. The line at True Religion is going to be biblical. You might as well forget the idea of flagging down the flip-flop-clad brah at Abercrombie. And getting somebody at Zara to check if there's another medium in back? Buena s ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Priming Your Sanity with Curry: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    Roy C./YelpThis is not a Brown 'n' Serve roll.​Thursday, November 19, 2009 Thanksgiving. Another year of holding your tongue as your Ned Flanders of a brother prophesies the end of Civilization As We Know It thanks to the gays, and holding your gut after packing your duodenum with animal fats ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Cheese Plus Does Fall Tomorrow with Ridiculous Amounts of Artisan Schwag

    Cheese Plus (2001 Polk at Pacific) is celebrating its fifth annual fall harvest artisan food festival tomorrow, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Two dozen artisan food producers are on board, including Michael Recchiuti, Cowgirl Creamery, Fra'Mani, the Brown Butter Cookie Company, Ciao Bella, and more: Not a bad line ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    There's a New Wood-Fired Pizza on the Street

    Luis C./YelpWake and bake: The igloo-like oven produces good pizza, especially for breakfast.​Pizza for breakfast doesn't have to be cold, chewed straight from the fridge-chilled delivery box in which it came. These days, good pizza crisps up at the Alemany Farmers' Market on Saturdays, starti ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Spruce Marks Two Years with a Double-icious Dinner

    Christine C./YelpSo big already?​Anyone who follows the restaurant business in this town knows that thriving for two years (hell, even surviving) is no small feat, especially for a fine-dining establishment. To celebrate its second birthday, New American spot Spruce (3640 Sacramento at Spruce) ... More >>

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