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San Francisco is not afraid of the grand gesture, just as long as it's the right kind. We tend to snicker at opulence and hiss at blatant displays of power, but we'll back any offbeat project driven by idealism. Which is why the expectations presaging the opening of Thad Vogler's idealism-fueled Bar Agricole approached the mythic in tone. Read the rest of Jonathan Kauffman's review in Bar Agricole: Flash Modesty.
All photos by Melissa Barnes.