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Where the Blackberry is Never in Season

Dear Miss Manners, “When dining, does one place one’s Blackberry to the right of the plate, or to the left, near the salad fork?” The answer to this unsent question is, of course, you don’t put it anywhere on the … Continue reading

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Depression (Era) Food

Yes, I know. The word of the hour is recession but, frankly, I don’t know the difference. Nor do I much care, since I’ve never had much money to lose anyway. I do, however, smell a trend. On Tuesday, my … Continue reading

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Brenda’s French Soul Food

My friend Mark, who knows about everything before I do, has been wanting to go to Brenda’s French Soul Food for months. He planned to take some people to brunch there a few Sundays ago. It was, however, closed. They … Continue reading

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Because I Just Had To…

Really.

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Health Care Ordinance Infects Restaurant Industry

San Francisco restaurants are suffering from what Michael Bauer at The San Francisco Chronicle called “another 1-2-3 punch to their already slim wallets.” The first hit: a minimum wage increase to $9.36 per hour. The second: a sick leave law … Continue reading

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The Hangtown Fry

Before I moved to San Francisco, I knew surprisingly little about the City, which suited me fine, since I have never felt the need for too much advanced knowledge about anything. And I had no desire to trade the fantasy … Continue reading

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The French Laundry: Heavy on the Starch

There are some things in this world best left to the imagination; people, places, or events so idealized they could never live up to the expectations built up around them: your wedding day or a ménage à trois with a … Continue reading

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Kill It and Grill It

… or The Carnivore’s Dilemma. Originally, I had thought to do a little post on yet another odd celebrity cookbook, this one by Ted (Cat Scratch Fever) Nugent and his wife, Shemane. I thought I might be able to write … Continue reading

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Avedano's Meats: Local People, Local Food

I’ve been to Avedano’s Meats on Cortland several times since its grand opening on July 15, mostly just to poke around, but I could never remember the name. My friends who live in Bernal Heights would say things like, “Have … Continue reading

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Luxury Bong Water Now Available

What I enjoyed more than the grippy, pleasure-giving texture of the bottle was its name, 420. Continue reading

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