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174 results for 'restaurant'

Asia SF: It's a Man, Baby!

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 11, 2007

...forbidden, naughty, unique, tasty and hip. The food has been described as Cal-Asian cuisine, and the entertainers are called gender illusionists, but Asia SF is basically great grub and grand drag. Almost eight years ago, Owners Larry Hashburger and Skip Young opened this place, and this restaurant/lounge/dance club instantly became a SF entertainment landmark. It’s a super popular spot for bachelor, bachelorette and birthday parties and the staff there really knows how to deal with big, rowdy crowds. It takes a certain amount of skill and professionalism to deal with... (more)

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L' Osteria del Forno in SF: Because there is an "I" in Italian

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 30, 2007

There is an Italian restaurant in North Beach (what other kind are there?) that is really wonderful, and I am inspired enough by the great food, atmosphere and service to write a review about the place. Its name is L’ Osteria del Forno, located on Columbus Street right in the heart of North Beach’s Little Italy section. I have been to many restaurants in North Beach, and while some are average and a few are quite poor, this place is outstanding. I would send any of my friends there without hesitation, because every time I have eaten there, it has been a spectacular experience. The... (more)

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The New P.J. Clarke's at Lincoln Center

By The SUBWAYblogger, published on Apr 30, 2007

There's a new P.J Clarke's ( in town over at Lincoln Center ( The new location is a sister restaurant of the original over on 3rd Ave at 55th. So virtually directly cross town is their new place. It's only been open a couple weeks, and already it's drawing some big crowds. Of course, being directly across from Lincoln Center helps, but the popularity may also be due to a lack of other cool restaurants in the area. P.J.'s neighbors the famous Rosa Mexicano ( ...a popular celebrity hang out. Personally, I've... (more)

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Vivande in SF: Now, That's Italian!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 29, 2007

Vivande in San Francisco is a renowned Italian restaurant that has the whole package. When it comes to the “big four” -- atmosphere, quality, price and service – this place excels at every level. From the homemade pasta to the killer desserts, there’s something for everyone at Vivande. The word, “vivande” had not been used extensively in the Italian language since the 14th century until Carlo Middione chose it for his business in 1980. From the Latin “viva”, or life, the word basically means prepared food. Carlo Middione is the Chef/Owner of Vivande Porta Via – the... (more)

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Walking in Memphis

By Shari G, published on Apr 29, 2007

What a surprising life experience. I was sent to Memphis to help open up one of our new restaurant locations and help train the new staff. I am on my flight home and I just started thinking about this past month in Memphis and the only thoughts that came to my mind are the people. I was unaware myself of some of the still existing segregation or rather just the lasting effects it still has on some of the residents of this sweet town. There is still a lot of poverty and you can still see in their eyes, especially the older ones, the hardships they have experienced. One man used to come into this... (more)

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New York - Cultural Heart Beats with a Rhythm

By Credo, published on Apr 26, 2007

...into Manhattan (bright lights signify the boundaries of the city). It doesn’t matter what ethnic background you are from or what walk of life you originate, you will have a point of amalgamation in the city because it is the home for all cultures and all taste. Personally I like to go restaurant hoping and Movie hiking that’s my idea of a New York moment. But I’m sure you have a different Idea of a good time in the city, so that’s why you will find no need to complain because all desires are met in the big apple, there is something for everybody. If your idea... (more)

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The Thrill of the Grill: Juban in SF's Japantown

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 23, 2007

Every so often, I enjoy eating at a restaurant that involves a little more than just sitting there and being served. I call these places participation restaurants. Fondue restaurants and places where you get to grill your own food are two types that come to mind. The standard modus operandi for eating out can get old. You sit down, order some things off of a menu, and then your server brings the food to you. Granted, it’s a tried and true method with a centuries-old track record of success, but it can get stale just the same. The other night we went to a place called Juban, located in San... (more)

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SF Celebrity Top Chef Marisa Churchill is Cookin'!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 21, 2007

...passion for cooking into a career. She graduated from the California Culinary Academy specializing in baking and pastry, and later continued her education in both savory cooking and advanced pastry skills at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Marisa has worked at such notable restaurants as Rubicon, and The Slanted Door. In 2003 she became the executive pastry chef at restaurant LuLu, where food critic Michael Bauer named her desserts "clearly some of the best desserts around." In 2005 she became the executive pastry chef at Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani's new restaurant Ame. ... (more)

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The Matterhorn in SF is Fondue Fabulous!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 20, 2007

...I’ve come to seeing the real Matterhorn was at Disneyland, but when I was about 10 someone told me it wasn’t a real mountain and I was quite upset. Much later in life, I also found out that Mickey Mouse wasn’t real, either. But, back to the point -- there’s a restaurant in San Francisco called The Matterhorn, and for those who can’t afford to go to Switzerland or Disneyland, this is surely the next best thing. The Matterhorn is essentially a fondue place. The atmosphere is kind of like a Swiss chalet with yuppies in it. It’s Zurich meets... (more)

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Greens at Fort Mason: Where Vegetarians Go to Graze

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 16, 2007

...ribs and steaks and brisket. So, when I hear about a veggie joint called Greens I run to the nearest Wendy’s for a big, greasy double with cheese. That’s my way of coping with a tofu sandwich made on organic wheat bread and served by a gal with braided armpits. But, this restaurant is not like that at all. Greens in San Francisco is a great place. The fact that there aren't any meat, fish or fowl items on the menu isn’t even an issue. I had a girlfriend long ago who was obnoxiously vocal and militant about the fact that she was a vegetarian. I would go out of... (more)

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