Russian Hill

March 21, 2014
When word spread that the team from Berkeley’s Gather was opening a restaurant in Russian Hill, I wondered what exactly they had in mind for us city folk. They did a bang-up job transforming the former Rex Café/Marbella into an...
Ah yes, yet another pizza place in San Francisco. But Gioia Pizzeria has a different spin, calling itself “New York slice-inspired.” Yes, it’s a respite from all the Neapolitan joints around town, and for those who aren’t a fan of...
Review is for delivery only. Sometimes you just need to change it up from the usual Thai-pizza-Indian delivery, right? Enter Helmand Palace. This Afghan outpost has been making legions of diners happy with its well-prepared and flavorful dishes (and lunchtime...
Hey, we need to talk. No, nothing’s wrong. Wellll—sort of. See, it’s about you. You and… someone else. Who? You and Acquerello. Yeah—you’re not seeing each other as much as you should. And this past year, I heard you aren’t...
Photos by Mathew Sumner.When the hankering for a steak strikes, you don't want to mess around. It's a primal need that means business. Which is why I enjoy the whole white tablecloth experience that usually surrounds what is quite the...
After I had a serious altercation with the chumps at Andy's Chinese (they delivered the wrong order after a 50-minute wait, and it was cold, and when I called to complain they didn't care to fix it), I needed another...