MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Virginia Miller

  1. The Other Critics
    Roth Notes There’s ‘Not Much’ Beyond Oysters At Hog Island; Miller Finds NapaHog Island perfects oysters, and oysters alone; Napa cocktails shine at Goose & Gander and The Thomas.
  2. Booze You Can Use
    SF First Craft Spirits Carnival Hits Fort Mason In OctoberEvery spirit you can think of, by the dozens, for taste over one fall weekend.
  3. Bookshelf
    Charles Phan Talks About His First Cookbook, Out TuesdayPhan says the key to balance is learning how to “delegate” and “trust people.”
  4. Openings
    Company Softly Opens In Former Tao Cafe SpaceBarrel-aged fortified wine cocktails and Cal-Med cuisine hit Guerrero Street.
  5. Truckin'
    Spirited Food Trucks Highlights Include Eastern European-Jewish Truck
  6. Openings
    Nido Brings Farm To Table Mexican To Jack London DistrictRegional Mexican cuisine, rooftop garden, and a pie window in Oakland.
  7. Foodievents
    Dijon’s Best Chefs Come to the Ferry BuildingBurgundian eats at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market this week from Michelin-starred French chefs.
  8. Previews
    Park Tavern Aims for September 1 OpeningFrom the Marlowe crew comes a highly-anticipated North Beach opening.
  9. Foodievents
    SF Street Food Afterparty Ticket GiveawayTweet to win guest-list passes to the street food afterparty Saturday.
  10. Previews
    Pastry Cupboard Starts Baking on MarketSlanted Door and Lark Creek Steak pastry roots lie behind this new cafe/bakery.
  11. Booze You Can Use
    Brooke Arthur, Bar Manager of Charles Phan’s New Restaurant
  12. Neighborhood Watch
    Korean Fusion on Lombard; Jubili Shutters; Pizza WoesNew North Beach salumi and cheese shop, no Pizza Orgasmica build-out, Marin chef changes, and more.
  13. Chef Shuffles
    Delfina Chef de Cuisine Leaves After More Than 8 YearsChef changes afoot for Delfina.
  14. Anniversaries
    Chez Panisse’s 40th: Photos & TidbitsChez Panisse: “a dysfunctional family. You run away, you come back.”
  15. Foodievents
    Preview of S.F. Street Food Festival Tastes, Like Wax Moth Larvae TacosNew bites to try at this Saturday’s 3rd annual S.F. Street Food Fest.
  16. Beef
    Jane Goodall Sues Tyler Florence’s Baby-Food CompanyPrimate queen sues TyFlo’s baby-food company for breach of contract.
  17. Lists
    Mission Chinese One of Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants in AmericaBon App’s top ten best new restaurants in the US for 2011.
  18. O Come Let Us Adore Him
    Ferran Adria Comes to the Castro TheatreThe legend behind El Bulli comes to SF for a book signing.
  19. Mediavore
    Worst Celebrity Tippers; National Rum Day; Picky Eating - A Disorder?
  20. The Other Critics
    Kauffman Meanders Through Fifth Floor’s ‘Global Souk’; ReidingerReidinger digs the fried stuff at Straw; Kauffman compares the frequency of Fifth Floor’s PR releases to Kardashian tweets.
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    Pizza Hacker Shut Down, Negronis on Tap, Secret Location Serge Gainsbourg
  22. Daniel Patterson: The Oakland UpdateUpdates on Daniel Patterson’s Haven and Plum Bar.
  23. Booze You Can Use
    SF Cocktail Week Festivities AnnouncedThe 5th annual SF Cocktail Week starts selling early bird tickets.
  24. Oeno-File
    Flights & Flatbreads at the New Barrel Room, Opening FridayFormer wine bar, Hidden Vine, reopens as Barrel Room.
  25. Awards
    James Beard Foundation Launches Leadership AwardsJames Beard Leadership Awards honor 10 people for lifetime achievement in food.
  26. Mediavore
    Electronic Tongue To Taste Test Wine; Edible Music Pairings At Outside Lands
  27. Actually Pretty Awesome
    Actually Pretty Awesome: Lolo’s Mexican- and Turkish-Influenced SmallLolo serves unique dishes, including panko-crusted shrimp on a jicama “tortilla”.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Pollo Campero Finally Secures Mission SpaceGuatemalan chicken chain secures a permanent home in the Mission.
  29. The Other Critics
    Patty U. Deems Nojo ‘Japanese with Midwestern Values’; Bauer RecallsUnterman reviews the latest Japanese izakaya; Bauer waxes nostalgic over SF chef greats; Janny Hu reviews The Pot Sticker.
  30. Bars
    Says Esquire: We’re Sorry, Toronado’Esquire’ apologizes for leaving out a San Francisco pub on their best bars list.
  31. Mediavore
    Thomas Keller Considers a London Pop-up; Liberals and Conservatives Eat
  32. Nonstaurants
    Tell Tale Preserve and Naivetea Join Forces for Monthly Afternoon TeaKettle Whistle: a revolving afternoon tea service from William Werner, Lawrence Lai and Ann Lee.
  33. Booze You Can Use
    Booze News: Murray Stenson Leaves Zig Zag, Gin Class, Guest Nola BartenderOne of the nation’s leading barmen joins Michael Mina’s crew… and other booze news.
  34. App-etizing
    Cocktail Recommendations from Martha Stewart?Martha Stewart launches a cocktail app… and shops for investors.
  35. Neighborhood Watch
    Bauer Deems Paragon Two Stars, Boxing Room Website Goes Live, and More
  36. Bars
    Hallowell’s Involvement with Place Pigalle is ‘Not Even Close to a Done Deal’Don’t count on a Pizzaiolo-influenced menu at Place Pigalle… just yet.
  37. Openings
    Rumbo al Sur, Sibling to A Cote, Opening SoonOpening date closes in for A Cote’s pan-Latin offshoot.
  38. Openings
    Now Open on Polk Street: Eleven O OneHank’s Eats turns into a new sandwich spot