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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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60’s Retro Dining, Oysters & Southern Ham, Upscale Vegetarian, Mission Chinese & More Cheap Eats

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. EXPENSIVE RESTAURANTS THERMIDOR, SoMa – The Mad Men craze is a natural for me as that… Read more →

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Top Tastes: Grilled Cheese, Ice Cream, Jersey Pizza, Italian & Chinese Bao

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. CHEAP EATS American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, South Park – It’s brand new, funky cute, with playful… Read more →

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Around the Bay: Standout Dishes at Gather, Hibiscus & Xiao Long Bao Kitchen

BERKELEY • Gather – Yes, it’s local, sustainable, organic (even the spirits, wine and beer). Though that’s happily typical in the Bay Area, I venture to say that Gather, open only since December, already operates like a hardly “typical”, fully-realized restaurant. In a large, rounded corner room, the bustling, open space is in full view of the kitchen, a muted… Read more →

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Top Tastes: A Range of Cheap Eats, My Favorite Under-the-Radar Asian Fusion Brunch & More

Top Tastes is my usual run-down of tastes over the past two weeks. Rather than a list of all-time favorites (another thing altogether), it’s highlights since my last newsletter, often from new openings. Many don’t make the cut, being a revisit written about before or simply not as stand-out as dishes mentioned. SAVORY – MEAT •  B Star has done… Read more →

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