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174 results for 'restaurant'

The Sopranos cuts to black

By Liz, published on Jun 18, 2007

...looking around the diner at the motley collection of patrons, the air laden with suspicion. At this point, I could not help but revel in the awkwardness of the location. The Soprano family has never been seen eating dinner out together at any location except Artie Bucco’s Vesuvio, a restaurant so fatefully manipulated by the mob. This is also a family rarely seen together, even in their own home. Suddenly each of the ambivalent and self-interested children have time to meet with their parent’s for a casual dinner. The last time we saw the family together as a cohesive unit,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, movie, terrorism, hollywood, music, restaurant, fashion, china

Ernie Broglio: On the Wrong End of a Lopsided Trade

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 10, 2007 a golf tournament and I need something signed, he always signs it and then asks me if there’s anything else I need. I’ve got nothing but good things to say about him. When they won the World Series and I was, of course, with the Cubs, I got a call from Stan’s restaurant. When they won it, I was sitting home having champagne with them.” On Chicago Cubs fans: They were all right, but much different than St. Louis fans. They were so used to losing all the time they handpicked certain players and booed the living heck out of them for not having a good... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco, golf, restaurant, japan

My Secret Recipe: Korean Octopus Dinner Show

By pleasurepalate, published on Jun 9, 2007

Octopus has never been a must try for me and in fact, it's usually a must avoid food for me. The thought of eating tentacles was never that appetizing. So I surprised even myself when I agreed to dinner with friends at My Secret Recipe, a Korean restaurant known for its primarily octopus dishes. Upon our arrival, I was thankful that the friend who offered to take us on this culinary journey, was actually Korean. A Korean only menu and a wait staff who spoke very limited English may have proven very difficult for the rest of our group to handle, but with her there, it was smooth sailing.... (more)

Tags: los angeles, restaurant

Crustacean in SF: Keeping Family Secrets

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 6, 2007

Crustacean in San Francisco is a restaurant with amazing food. No one will dispute that. But, probably the best part of the place is the incredible story behind it. The An family has built a culinary empire with several restaurants, including another Crustacean location in Beverly Hills. They’ve been featured in People Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, InStyle Magazine, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, as well as on every TV channel you can think of. The story begins with Helene An, and her three daughters Hannah, Elizabeth and Monique. In 1975 An, a member of Vietnamese royalty, fled her home country... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

The Vagina and Its' Natural Enemies

By Reza B, published on May 29, 2007

...that accompany them on their nighttime hunts; adding to the almost hypnotic allure they exude. This predator's death stroke does not occur, and may in fact never occur, unless, and until, a co-worker, classmate, or other daytime female acquaintance "bumps into them" at a club, lounge, or restaurant. At that moment, the "safe guy" is transformed into the "bad boy," and women, the masters of curious kitties cannot resist the desire to know: "is he really bad?" The search for the answer to that question ensnares the vagina and, ultimately, leads to years of awkward daytime lust,... (more)

Tags: police, restaurant, sex

Darband: A Bomb Iranian Restaurant In LA*

By Reza B, published on May 26, 2007

Nestled snuggly on Ventura Boulevard between Tampa and Winnetka sits one of Los Angeles’s best Iranian restaurants: Darband. The restaurant carries the name of a lush green mountain valley in the Alborz Mountains, known for restaurants that offer excellent cuisine and unparalleled ambiance. While Darband restaurant is not in a mountain valley, but rather in “the Valley,” it does not fail to live up to its’ namesake’s reputation for quality. I’ve tried almost every Iranian/Persian restaurant in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco—yes... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, san francisco, restaurant, iran

Hawg's in the South Bay Exceeds All Expectations

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 26, 2007

...over 300 times, and I must tell you I have never had a bad or even a so-so meal there. Nor have I seen anyone ever send anything back to the kitchen or really ever complain about the food or the service. I’m sure it’s happened, because some people are never happy. I was at a restaurant the other night, and I overheard some woman bitching to the waiter. She said, “I expected this dish to taste one way, but it doesn’t taste like I expected.” Oh so, the restaurant has to take it back because you had unrealistic expectations? That’s so ridiculous.... (more)

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Climbing the Ladder with Literacy

By Deleted User, published on May 24, 2007

...has helped workers understand the language, learn it and raise a family here in a much better situation than they would have elsewhere.” Lawry’s has been integral to the growth of individuals like Martinez as the literacy program’s biggest supporter. Each year, the restaurant holds three fundraisers for the program: a breakfast, the annual luncheon, and an event through the Beverly Hills Rotary Club that brings in $5,000 a year alone. In addition, 135 of its own employees have gone through the workplace learning process themselves. One bartender, Ricardo Diaz,... (more)

Tags: environment, restaurant, iran, education

Cafe Tiramisu: I'm All Out of Adjectives

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 21, 2007

San Francisco has every kind of restaurant imaginable – the food from every country and culture, no matter how small or obscure, is represented in this town. But, if I had to pick one specific type of restaurant in which this city really excels, it would have to be Italian. For some reason, maybe because there are so many transplanted Italians living here, the City by the Bay has a plethora of Italian places that are, in my opinion, head and shoulders above anything you’ll ever find in any other city in this country, with maybe the exception of New York. One of these gems is a place named... (more)

Tags: new york, san francisco, restaurant

BayWolf in Oakland: Go Duck Yourself!

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 17, 2007

BayWolf Restaurant in Oakland is why I personally eat out. Inventive, creative and very different food is the only reason, I believe, to go to restaurants. Without sounding snobby, I can honestly say that my fiancée and I are fairly decent cooks. If we want to eat something that we know how to make, we can stay home and cook it. We’re not wealthy, so cooking and eating at home is attractive to both our palates and our wallets. We have a lot of high-end (and high-priced) grocery stores in San Francisco, so we can get anything we want to take home and prepare. Even if we go to Whole Paycheck,... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

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