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    Burma Fave

    The Burma-Shave signs have disappeared from American highways, and the "Welcome to Burma" signs have disappeared from the borders of a certain Asian country. The dictators who redubbed the country "Myanmar" also pulled up the welcome mat, and with th...

    by Naomi Wise on July 14, 1999
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    The Man Who Came to Dinner

    To she, or not to she? That would seem to be this week's question. It's always been widely known that back in Shakespeare's day, men played all the female roles. And thanks to a certain little Hollywood blockbuster, the masses recently got to see...

    by Barry Levine on July 14, 1999
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    Side Dish

    Hip Replacement One of Harry's favorite sections of the Sunday paper -- after the obits and Zippy the Pinhead, of course -- is the classifieds. The small print cries out with opportunity, desire, and desperation in an endless litany of obscure ab...

    by Harry Coverte on July 14, 1999
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    Eclectic Company

    Gordon's House of Fine Eats 500 Florida (at Mariposa), 861-8900. Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; serving dinner Sunday and Monday 5:30 to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 5:30 to 11 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday...

    by Paul Adams on July 14, 1999
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    Escaping Metreon

    Montage Metreon Center, 101 Fourth St. (at Mission), 369-6111. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner 5 to 11 p.m., bar and terrace menu 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Reservations advised for weekend dinners. Wheelchair accessible. Parking: city gara...

    by Naomi Wise on July 7, 1999
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    Reality Dines

    According to Henri Bergson, the philosopher after whose catch phrase the restaurant and wine bar Elan Vital is named, reality cannot be accurately described or symbolized; it must be experienced firsthand, and its nature intuited. This tends to ...

    by Paul Adams on July 7, 1999
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    Side Dish

    One for the Books Our friends slogging on at the Waterfront Restaurant & Cafe report that a possible Guinness Book record has just been broken -- for largest number of managers over one 12-month period. The actual total is unconfirmed, but we're ...

    by Harry Coverte on July 7, 1999
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    Fillmore Best

    Florio 1915 Fillmore (between Pine and Bush), 775-4300. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:30 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking: difficult. Muni: 3, 22. Noise level...

    by Matthew Stafford on July 7, 1999
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    Side Dish

    Fishing Season Red Herring Restaurant and Bait Bar should be open by the time you read this. James Ormsby, late of Bruno's, is looking to hook a big one with his project in the old Roti space. New American seafood is the theme, featuring a delici...

    by Harry Coverte on June 30, 1999
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    Blues in the Night

    Indigo 687 McAllister (at Gough), 673-9353. Open Tuesday through Sunday 5 to 11 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations advised for pre-performance dinners. Parking: valet and nearby lots $5, street impossible. Muni: 5 Fulton. Sound level: music...

    by Naomi Wise on June 30, 1999
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    The Man Who Came to Dinner

    What do you want to be when you grow up? When I was but a wee boy and my dear old Popa, or some other interested adult, would turn to me and pose this time-honored question, I'll tell you what I didn't say. I didn't say, "I want to grow up t...

    by Barry Levine on June 30, 1999
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    Sweetbreads and Fried Cream

    There's nothing I like better than visiting an old favorite, especially for the very first time. And what's more, sometimes a city dweller just needs to get away from the San Francisco restaurant scene -- the swanky decors, the well-heeled waitperson...

    by Greg Hugunin on June 23, 1999
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    Side Dish

    Pants on Fire This column is about a business that runs on speculation, luck, excess, and vicious rumor -- and it is my sincere hope that your weekly Side Dish content reflects these lofty characteristics in moral and in tone. So it is with regal...

    by Harry Coverte on June 23, 1999
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    Leftovers

    The Eating Out Drinking Game The rules are simple. Pick a nice restaurant. Order a bottle or three of something drinkable. Begin. The size of a "drink" may be determined by the individual group of players. Traditionally it is a sizable sip. ...

    by Paul Adams on June 23, 1999
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    Variable Star

    Caffe Delle Stelle 395 Hayes (at Gough), 252-1110. Serves lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner nightly 5 to 10 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations advised. Parking: SUV city, filling even the paid lot up the street. Muni:...

    by Naomi Wise on June 23, 1999
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    The Man Who Came to Dinner

    You know the old saying: All pate and no workout makes The Man Who Came to Dinner a fat-assed boy. So, a few weeks ago, in an effort to reverse the effects of these free weekly meals, I decided to take to the road with 75,000 of my closest frien...

    by Barry Levine on June 16, 1999
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    Hakka That Tries Harder

    Dragon River 5045 Geary (at 14th Avenue), 387-8512. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations accepted and strongly advised for parties of six or more. Parking: ...

    by Naomi Wise on June 16, 1999
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    Side Dish

    In Living Color Harry was there with all the other swells who shelled out the clams for the triumphant return. I speak of the Black & White Ball and one fun, wind-swept night at the Civic Center. The grub was good, the gowns glamorous, and the dr...

    by Harry Coverte on June 16, 1999
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    Hat Trickery

    Chapeau! 1408 Clement (at 15th Avenue), 750-9787. Open Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations recommended. Parking: difficult. Muni: 2 Clement. Noise l...

    by Paul Adams on June 9, 1999
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    Side Dish

    Deep Throat Harry's not usually one for small talk and vapid pleasantries. I pride myself on my hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners approach -- that's why I chose the eat-'em-alive restaurant beat. So I'm proud this week to bring you the question mos...

    by Harry Coverte on June 9, 1999
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