Tag: Chinese

Mister Jiu's silken tofu

APRIL OPENINGS: Which Are Worth Visiting… and Why

My article was first published here on our national Table8 blog where I am national editor. The key openings of April are: Mister Jiu’s, ‘aina, Wes Burger, Wildhawk, Horsefeather, The Lodge on Haight, Bar San Pancho, Barbary Coast Gastropub. The Lodge is great for affordable, order-at-the-counter eats in the Lower Haight and I’ll save ‘aina for May since it just… Read more →

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Dragon Beaux xiao long bao

Top 5 Bay Area Dishes: February 2016

Per usual, I’ve been dining up a storm at newcomers like Matador (tacos and tequila near Union Square), Cuban food in Oakland at Casa Cubana, French-inspired cuisine at Antoinette in the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley (from Dominique Crenn) or bagels at the new Wise Sons Bagel & Bakery. I’ve returned to established favorites, like vegan goodness at Nourish Cafe or… Read more →

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Jin Mi Korean-Virginia Miller

5 New Take-Out Options

These 5 spots are new or under-the-radar and though you can sit down/eat-in at all of them — and Burma Love, in particular, has a cool dining room and bar — they have all been doing me right for take-out.  1. Korean: Jin Mi Korean Near Civic Center on a rough-and-tumble block of Golden Gate Ave., Jin Mi Korean is… Read more →

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6 New SF Openings, East Bay & Napa Newcomers

From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. New SF Openings Hapa Ramen opens its first brick-and-mortar – with cocktails – in the Mission Crystal Jade opens its first… Read more →

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Broccoli and cheese re-imagined at The Tradesman in the Mission

Top Tastes: Where to Eat Near BART Stations, Best Burgers, Los Gatos Eats, 4 New Bay Area Openings & More

From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Essay/Opinion Piece Changing Tastes: You Can Learn to Eat (Even Like) Everything with Commentary from Harold McGee New Bay Area… Read more →

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Lolo Cevicheria

From Oakland to Napa, 6 New SF Spots, 9 Underrated & Cheap Eats Destinations

From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some coverage highlights here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for highlights here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. As I have been for over a decade, I’m on the ground daily looking for early standouts at each… Read more →

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Kusukabe's fantastic omakase sushi dinners

New Sushi Greats, 5 Notable New SF Spots, 7 BBQ Joints, San Mateo & More

From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some coverage highlights here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for highlights here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. As I have been for over a decade, I’m on the ground daily looking for early standouts at each… Read more →

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Aveline's gorgeous "vegetable garden"

Top Tastes: 17 New Spots, NYC Chef Moves to Napa, Interview with Chef Alexander Alioto

My Top Food Recommends, New Openings & More: June 1-15 From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some of this coverage here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for the Bay Area here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. As I have been for over… Read more →

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Noodle pulling as spectacle at M.Y. China

Chinese Scene at the New Hakkasan & M.Y. China

Style-over-substance at popular restaurants grew old in my Los Angeles days. A pretty package matters little if food isn’t excellent. In SF, we tend towards the other direction. Thank goodness for places like Gitane, Bix, Foreign Cinema, which manage both – a little style is welcome. With the entry of two new, upscale Chinese restaurants, we get style aplenty. One,… Read more →

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A bright, delightful dinner at the Mission's new Grub

Top Tastes: Grub, Cotogna & Hong Kong Lounge

Top Tastes, rather than a list of all-time favorites (another thing altogether), are among the best eats since my last newsletter, often from new openings. Many don’t make the cut, being a revisit previously written about or simply not as stand-out as dishes mentioned. MID-RANGE RESTAURANTS GRUB, Mission – The new Grub surprised me. I expected a hip Mission eatery… Read more →

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