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Amarena Takes Food & Flirting to a New Level

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 20, 2007

Amarena is a classy little Italian joint nestled in the pristine neighborhood of San Francisco’s Russian Hill. It’s not in a commercial zone, which makes it nice. I get tired of restaurant rows. It’s good to have a choice, but a large grouping of nothing but eating establishments usually means one of two things: 1.) They’re all going to be mediocre or 2.) They’re all going to be really pricey. Things like competition and complacency all have opportunities to rear their ugly heads when you put a bunch of restaurants in one location. Amarena is just the opposite. When you get there,... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

Pho Café or Faux Café? Pho Café

By pkafka, published on Mar 19, 2007

...one sense, but very hard in another. I can not tell if the people who frequent Pho are professional bohemians or bohemian professionals. I feel like this place either caters to some of the coolest people in LA, or some of the biggest posers. Like the clientele, the décor and menu of the restaurant keep me wondering. One would never expect a chic, minimalist, Philippe Starck like design job to be home to a menu that contains beef balls, tendon, and tripe. However, Pho Café can erase that belief. Like most traditional Vietnamese restaurants, Pho Café serves the classics –... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, restaurant

Holy Katsuya

By Maya Krasher, published on Mar 17, 2007

Phillipe Starck’s artistic vision collides with the culinary mastery of Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi. Prepare yourself for the rebirth of upscale American dining. SBE Restaurant Group has invented a concept that is worthy of its own religious following—with patrons like Dustin, Angelina and Reese already holding court. From the arresting design, delectable cuisine and smart technologies to the ultra-hip vibe and extraordinary service, Katsuya sets the standard for a new wave in restaurateuring. Located where new and old money meet, in LA’s popular Brentwood district, Katsuya restaurant... (more)

Tags: hollywood, music, restaurant

"You say Potatoes, I say Kartofler"

By Christine M Biereth, published on Mar 16, 2007

...in the building and I kind of liked it that way. We don’t have a big chinese population in Denmark, so I felt very cultural and different between the cultural and different. As a matter of fact, the first time I ever met my neighbour I thought he was a delivery boy from the Chinese restaurant downstairs. I stopped him in the middle of the stairs to give him money for my not long ordered take-out Lo Main, while praising him on how quickly it had arrived. It was not one of my most glorious moments and just goes to show how ignorant and presumptuous and unintentional one can be when... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, restaurant, china

Parrilla: A little taste of Argentina in Washington Heights

By dfhnyc, published on Mar 9, 2007

Way uptown in Washington Heights on Broadway between 164th and 165th St., is Parrilla, a paradise for steak lovers on a budget. As you walk in, you may be turned off (or on) by the red orange lights emanating from the back of the restaurant, but look to your right and you'll quickly turn your attention to the large grill from which the restaurant takes its name. (Parrilla in Spanish means grill.) The grill is enclosed on all sides by floor to ceiling glass panels, fish-bowl style, so while you wait you can watch as the succulent steak is cooked to perfection by a smiling cook with large tongs.... (more)

Tags: manhattan, music, restaurant

Millennium in San Francisco: A Vegan's Paradise

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 8, 2007

The other night we ate at a place called Millennium, a totally vegan restaurant in downtown San Francisco. I had only been to a couple of vegetarian spots in my life until moving to SF last year, but now I’ve been to several and I can’t believe that in many ways I am beginning to think I could live sans meat and actually enjoy it. Don’t get me wrong – a nice steak, a couple of fried pork chops with apple sauce, meat loaf, barbecued ribs, a juicy brisket and other such items still cause me to salivate and swoon – but I’ve learned not to be frightened by meals that don’t involve... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california, restaurant

Little Thai Gets Big Praise

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 6, 2007

San Francisco has more Thai restaurants than anywhere this side of Thailand. This town is well-known for its Thai food, which is a good thing, because the last time I looked, flights to Thailand aren’t cheap. There are even a large number of specialty Thai places in SF, including a very pricey formal Thai spot called “Suit and Thai”; the famous fusion Australian/Thai restaurant called “Thai Me Kangaroo Down,” and then, of course, there’s the Thai joint where the meals come with all-you-can-drink beer and wine, “Thai One On.” All kidding aside, we have a Chinatown, a Japan town... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant, japan

Green Island

By Jennifer Cox, published on Mar 6, 2007

... Canadians, Americans, South Africans, and even some native Taiwanese. We were leaving from the cabin where we were staying for the weekend. We had been drinking and singing Karaoke before we decided to, perhaps unwisely, make a trip to the hot springs. Before that we had been at an open-air restaurant where we had eaten dinner. Throughout all of which both the food and the beer flowed continuously. Inside, the sound of laughter and drunken karaoke filled the night air. I had already been in Taiwan for a couple of days, but this was my first trip away from the cramped bustle of Taipei. I... (more)

Tags: restaurant

Consuelo in San Jose: The Anti-Taco Bell

By Ed Attanasio, published on Mar 3, 2007

...fan of the gelatinous combinations of cheese, rice, beans and mystery meat that you’ll find at many Mexican eateries in Northern California. If I see another taco salad in one of those crispy fried tortilla bowls, I swear I'll scream. I have eaten Mexican food at the most expensive restaurants in the Bay Area and have had horrible experiences, while I’ve also eaten at remote taco stands that can best be described as shacks in faraway places like Ixtapa and Mazatlan, and encountered some of the most delicious food on the planet there. Good Mexican food can cause me to wax... (more)

Tags: movie, california, restaurant

When style and speed collide

By Don Saliano, published on Mar 2, 2007

The combination of classy dining with a turn and burn attitude is an idea not easily accomplished. One Market restaurant is the restaurant that tests the waters of doing both simultaneously with some style. The restaurant is located in the financial district right across the street from the tourism hungry Ferry Building at the beginning of the Embarcadero. Due to the location one can presume the restaurant to be littered with hungry businessman and the strolling tourist walking by to admire the sights of San Francisco, which is exactly what you get. Due to the time of day I took a seat... (more)

Tags: san francisco, environment, restaurant

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