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A South Bay Culinary Destination
By Amy Sherman (Jan 25, 2016)
Critics and food bloggers alike consistently choose peninsula restaurant Manresa as one of their favorites, and yet we couldn't help but a notice a relatively recent spate of negative diner reviews on the web. Was Manresa off its game? Were diners simply expecting too much? Was it too avant-garde? We decided to take matters into our own hands and find out. More »
Bravo Coco!
By Amy Sherman (Dec 18, 2015)
Coco500 recently reached its first anniversary. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate. The restaurant manages to balance top-notch food with a friendly, let’s-not-take-ourselves-too-seriously attitude. The interior is inviting, filled with warm earthy wood tones, contemporary paintings and minimalist light fixtures. The patrons are a portrait of San Francisco hipsters, from young to aging and a few in between. More »
A Star is Born in the Castro
By Amy Sherman (Jan 24, 2010)
The Castro dining scene has perpetually left us famished, but everything changes with Starbelly. More »
A Mission Misstep
By Amy Sherman (Sep 29, 2009)
The Corner, the latest effort from the owners of Weird Fish and Boogaloos, has many of the same pieces in place to become a hit, which makes it even more of a shame that the food falls flat. More »
Better Burgers
By Amy Sherman (Jun 16, 2009)
If you’re accustomed to dining on organic and sustainably raised meats and poultry accompanied by local fresh-picked produce and drinking California wines but still long for an inexpensive and unpretentious burger now and again, Pickles is sure to be your kind of place. While quality burger joints are nothing new, the reasonable prices, attention to detail, and cozy interior set Pickles apart from the rest of the pack. More »
SOMA Sushi & Sake
By Amy Sherman (May 26, 2009)
The sister restaurant to Tsunami Sushi in Western Addition, Tsunami Mission Bay is not the most authentically Japanese or even typical California style sushi bar. For starters, there isn’t an actual sushi bar. But the extensive sake selection, sexy cocktails and unique sushi rolls make it a great place for meeting friends before or after a Giants game. More »
Good Food that Sticks
By Amy Sherman (Jan 27, 2009)
Long a San Francisco landmark, Fly Trap restaurant in SOMA was bought and reconcepted in 2008 by local restaurateur Hoss Zaré, a chef better known for his Cal-Med cuisine than for any particular penchant toward "Celery Victor" or "Oysters Rockefeller" (both mainstays of the former establishment). Still a reasonable spot for a three-martini lunch, the restaurant is now worthy of foodie attention beyond the nostalgic. Zare's Persian roots shine bright, nudging this restaurant beyond the ho-hum and into the SF fine dining pantheon. More »
La Folie Chef Crosses the Road
By Amy Sherman (Jul 29, 2008)
On Polk Street between Union and Broadway, there are over a dozen places to get a bite. In three short blocks, you can take your pick from French, Italian, Japanese Mexican, Pizza, seafood, Thai, or Vietnamese food, but for solid Cal-American fare, casual and comfortable Rex Café is a standby. More »
A Cool Mediterranean Hot Spot
By Amy Sherman (May 03, 2008)
From the moment you walk in, you’ll notice that Nua is not the traditional family style Italian-American restaurant typical of North Beach. It’s a sophisticated, sleek yet comfortable, cozy restaurant and wine bar. The Nua website describes the restaurant as seasonal Mediterranean and that couldn’t be more true. Portions are less American and more petite and European-sized. More »
The Hayes Valley Standard for Glam Drinks & Deluxe Brasserie Dining
By Amy Sherman (Feb 27, 2008)
If you had to choose one word to describe Absinthe, it would have to be "rich". The cozy interior is flush with murals and deep crimson walls accented with Belle Epoque art and vibrant French absinthe posters, creating a warm and inviting ambiance with a rich patina of glamour. More »
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