Lisa Park

SF Station Writer

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Sensible and saucy. And it's about time.
By Lisa Park (Jul 21, 2006)
Imagine returning from a relaxing and much-needed vacation only to get pulled aside by customs for a random security check. You sigh. So much for staying relaxed. It's back to the real world. You brace yourself as the agent starts rifling through your bags, up-ending one of them. As your delicates and unmentionables come tumbling out, clean and dirty commingling, you feel your face flush as you think, "Damn! I'd meant to put those things away!" More »
A Diamond in the Rough
By Lisa Park (Mar 30, 2004)
RNM Chef Justine Miner, who's had stints at The Globe, Café Kati, Postrio and Dine (which she helped open as sous chef), finally struck out on her own in 2002. Named in honor of her father, RNM opened in August in the spot where Pasta Pomodoro sputtered and died. The still-grungy Lower Haight had always been a favorite hangout of Miner's, so it seemed only natural to make it her home. More »
Kimchi never tasted so good
By Lisa Park (Dec 21, 2004)
The meat is what everyone raves about, and what keeps people coming back for more. San Francisco is full of Korean BBQ restaurants that serve up well-flavored hunks of marinated beef, pork and chicken, which can be grilled right at your table. The most typical dish is bulgogi: beef marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil and seeds, rice wine, garlic, sugar, green onions and pepper. The beef short ribs (kalbi) and chicken (dakgui) also come in the same sweetish marinade. More »
continues to kick out fine fusion food
By Lisa Park (Dec 21, 2004)
Enter Chef Brenda Buenviaje (pronounced "bwen-vee-ah-hay"; and meaning "good journey" in Spanish). Formerly the executive chef at high-profile Oritalia, Buenviaje returned to the Bay Area last year, looking for a change of pace. (Motherhood will do that to you.) She found it at Ma Tante Sumi — a cozy neighborhood establishment seating no more than 44 diners at a time in its pinewood and floral-print interior, tucked up off the beaten path in the Castro. More »
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