Shaken, stirred, and slow at Beretta

When Bourbon and Branch first opened, it was really something special. The Tenderloin bar's cocktails are “handcrafted” by people who are basically booze chefs….

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Cool Clear Waters

Last time we saw Alice Waters, the famous food enthusiast was cooking Werner Herzog's shoe in Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, a great movie…

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New Kid in Town

Vikram Chandra’s fat novel Sacred Games is an excellent counterpoint to the seemingly never-ending Godfather trilogy broadcasts on deep cable. The book is a…

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Eating Right

Many take pride in the fact that the Bay Area was one of the first regions to suddenly look at its dinner plate and…

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The Gift of Reading

Still have people to buy for? Consider these books as last-minute stocking stuffers.

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