Union Square

February 3, 2014
With tablecloths rapidly disappearing (kind of like good manners) and people trying to wear jeans everywhere, fine dining continues to become an endangered species. But I say thank God we have plenty of special occasions to celebrate in our lives...
Oh, San Francisco, our beloved city that is ever-troubled with how to handle luxury. On one hand, we scoff at it, call it a chew toy for the moneyed techies, dismiss it as vapid as we twirl ribbons around our...
Over the past two months, I headed to the Century Theatre in the Westfield Centre to catch the one-night-only showings of the gorgeously restored The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II. No, I was not going to miss seeing Al...
Photos by Jeff Dow.With this lousy economy, I have been feeling the possibility of a jaunt to Europe becoming, well, less and less possible. (Of course it's when all the fabulous airfare deals pop up, pffft.) So even though globetrotting...
I’m all about budget gourmet action right now. I’m also about the delicious handmade corndogs here, hot diggity! The menu is packed with gourmet dogs (many made by local folks), with all kinds of savory toppings, like remoulade, garlic confit,...
tandoori-stuffed alooPhoto from Amber-India.comI don't understand why Indian places always have to be cheap and dingy and have buffets and leave you smelling like a tandoori oven when you depart (kudos to Roti and DOSA for changing that paradigm). Another...
Right about now there is going to be a sushi chef mad at me for writing this place up because it's one of his favorite little secret spots. (I guess I won't be able to order omakase from him anymore.)...
The last time I was in ~FARALLON~, it was for a big vendor lunch, back in my advertising days. Three hours, icy conical towers laden with fruits de mer, magnums of Veuve, yeah, it was a good time. Blurry. Ahhh,...