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Michael Mina

  1. What to Eat
    What to Eat at Bourbon Steak, Opening ThursdaySee the full menu at the new steakhouse moving in where Michael Mina used to be.
  2. Closings
    Hubert Keller Closes, Casualizes Vegas OutpostThe six-year-old Fleur de Lys Las Vegas will become a “global tapas restaurant” under a new name.
  3. Closings
    Remembering Michael Mina, Version 1.0Looking back at old reviews as Mina’s eponymous restaurant has its swan song this evening.
  4. Interviews
    Interview: Jordan Kahn Offers An Early Dose of Red MedicineDespite the growing hype, the chef is more concerned with feeding his hard-working peers.
  5. Coming Soon
    Steven Fretz Fixating on Fish for Solo ProjectThe former XIV chef must have learned a lesson on Sunset, as he’s going casual and comfortable for a new venture.
  6. Mediavore
    Notes on Farmers’ Market Etiquette; Yogurt Is Everywhere
  7. Chef Shuffles
    Is Steven Fretz Fleeing XIV?The restaurant has had notable trouble getting a concept to stick.
  8. Chef Shuffle
    Chef Todd Allison Leaves Checkers for San Diego’s AnthologyThe chef, while extremely talented, was simply in the wrong place to attract diners.
  9. Announcements
    Confirmed: Michael Mina Becoming Bourbon SteakMichael Mina is abandoning fine dining for the moment, turning his eponymous restaurant into a high-end steakhouse and reopening Michael Mina as a more casual concept.
  10. Slideshow
    First Look Into Tarte Tatin, Coming Soon to Beverly HillsOwner Kobi Tobiano comes from Michael Mina’s Charles Nob Hill and San Francisco’s Watergate.
  11. Chef Shuffle
    Absinthe Hires a New Executive ChefA Michael Mina restaurant vet, Adam Keough, takes over August 17.
  12. Menus
    What To Eat From XIV’s New MenuHaving struggled with its culinary concept for over a year, the restaurant finally simplifies.
  13. Foodievents
    Morimoto, Lefebvre, and Fox Are Among Meadowood’s Holiday LineupIt’s too soon to think about perhaps, but a big all-star lineup has been secured for Meadowood’s Twelve Days of Christmas.
  14. Menu Changes
    Michael Mina Announces Plans for Aqua and His Eponymous Restaurant
  15. Rumor Mill
    Michael Mina to Become a Steak House?Michael Mina is likely to shutter and reopen as a high-end steakhouse.
  16. Awards
    Accarrino, Skenes, and MacNaughton Honored as StarChefs Rising StarsStarChefs.com releases their 2010 Rising Star honors for SF.
  17. Closings
    Aqua’s Assets Sold, Mina Definitely Doing Something Else With the SpaceAqua assets and name are sold off to new restaurant group as Mina takes over lease on 252 California.
  18. Temporary Closings
    Updated: Aqua Is ‘Temporarily Closed,’ Ladies and GentlemenA phone message states that Aqua is closed “temporarily,” but we suspect a longer closure and complete re-concepting.
  19. Empire Building
    LAX Reveals Local Restaurant Bids for MakeoverSusan Feniger, Michael Mina, and Nancy Silverton are all vying to have new restaurants at the Airport.
  20. Rumor Mill
    Updated: Michael Mina to Close His Eponymous Restaurant?Rumor has it Michael Mina at the St. Francis will shutter at month’s end.
  21. Mediavore
    RN74 Gets a Spin-Off?; An Irish Chef Recreates the Titanic’s Last Supper
  22. Empire Building
    Michael Mina Gets into Bed with LaMill at Costa Mesa MallThe XIV chef will make beignets.
  23. Awards
    Frances, Flour + Water, and Boulevard Top Beard Award National FinalistsSan Francisco got beat out L.A. in the Best Chef: Pacific category with three out of the five finalists, and Boulevard lands in the Outstanding Restaurant category.
  24. Empire Building
    Michael Mina Retakes the Helm at AquaThe celebrated and Michelin-starred chef returns to take over the restaurant that made him famous.
  25. Bookshelf
    Marcia Gagliardi Recommends Rendezvousing With Your Mistress at Big 4The popular foodie e-columnist has a book out, and it’ll tell you where to take both your gay uncle or your just-of-age nephew when he’s in town.
  26. Endangered
    Bacchus Walks Away From Aqua DealCould the venerable seafood restaurant may be nearing its end?
  27. Foodievents
    RN74 Still Has Seats for V-Day, Also a Bocuse D’Or DinnerMichael Mina’s off-shoot is offering special menus for Valentine’s Day and Bocuse D’Or, as well as a new lunch menu.
  28. Openings
    What to Eat at Four Daughters Kitchen, Open Monday in Manhattan BeachA casual bistro is set to open under Clint Clausen.
  29. Lists
    Zagat Names Best New Restaurants of the DecadeFrom Coi to Canteen, Zagat’s list of the highest rated Bay Area restaurants to open in the aughts.
  30. Openings
    Restaurants Set to Dazzle at Las Vegas City CenterJean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael Mina, Sirio Maccione, Julian Serrano, Masayoshi Takamara, Wolfgang Puck, Todd English take over Sin City.
  31. Closings
    Michael Mina Closed Due to StrikeFlagship restaurant will be dark til Saturday as striking workers fight for a contract.
  32. Marketing Gimmicks
    Google Launches Vapid New Food GadgetsNew wallpaper and gadgets look nice, but that’s about it.
  33. Slideshow
    Slideshow: Katsuya Uechi Faces Michael Mina at XIVTwo chefs with restaurant empires meet in the kitchen for an Iron Chef-like dinner.
  34. Dinners
    Michael Mina and Katusya To Share XIV Kitchen on TuesdayEast meets West when Katsuya and Michael Mina meet at XIV.
  35. Michael Mina
    Michael Mina Loses a Michelin Star Back HomeMichael Mina’s rapid expansion hurts him back home.
  36. Lists
    Michelin: Lack of Consistency Cost Mina His StarThe new Michelin Guide is larger overall, but the top tiers have shrunk, with Aqua and Restaurant Michael Mina both leaving the two-star list.
  37. Burgers
    Michael Mina: No Burgers for the RabbleMichael Mina has no plans to make the burger at RN74 available to folks who don’t own condos in Millennium Tower, where the restaurant is.
  38. Menus
    What to Eat at Checkers’ Four TonightChecker’s has a new look, chef, and menu, and will give a peek tonight at Four.
  39. Chef Shuffle
    Leaving Las VegasA pastry chef comes to Trump Hotel via Sin City.
  40. Booze News
    The Secret Ingredient Is BoozeAlcoholic milkshakes are taking off among adult diners.
  41. Empire Building
    Jean-Georges Opens 50th Project This YearAnd a veritable chef megaplex in Vegas.
  42. Trends
    Famous Chefs Serve Family RecipesThese big-name chefs in L.A. use family meals as inspiration.
  43. Slideshow
    Sliders and Floats at XIVMichael Mina rearranges XIV’s menu with burgers and floats.
  44. lists
    Gina DePalma On Scones, Offal, and Other San Francisco Eats
  45. Marketing Gimmicks
    SF’s Culinary Elite All Over Google’s ‘My Favorite Places’Google’s new mapping campaign is highly food-oriented.
  46. Foodievents
    Celebrity Chefs Flock to Former Home of Cheesy Celebrity Restaurant The building that was the Hard Rock Café at 221 West 57th Street, having committed so many affronts to gastronomy over the years, is about to atone, temporarily. Bon Appétit is turning it into a “pop-up supper club and café” where, from October 25 to November 3, a series of celebrity chefs will do demos and book signings during lunchtime. The names should be familiar ones, ranging from TV chefs like Cat Cora and Giada De Laurentiis to established New York stars like Claudia Fleming and Will Goldfarb. Every day, the café area will feature a different signature dish from that day’s chef. Bon Appétit promises affordability, too: All the dishes at lunch will cost $10 or less. The roster of chefs is after the jump.
  47. NewsFeed
    Bill Corbett to Take His Innovative Magic WestBill Corbett, the pastry chef at Anthos (we recently featured his Sesame in Sesame dessert in the Annotated Dish), is riding his wave of acclaim all the way out of town: The fast-rising young chef has been hired to head up the pastry kitchen at Michael Mina in San Francisco. Corbett was attracted, he says, by the chance to work with his old mentor, Lincoln Carson, currently Mina’s corporate pastry chef. Of his short, successful run at Anthos, Corbett says, “I am really proud of what we did at Anthos. It was a really good experience for me to be there.” Corbett designed all the desserts in keeping with Anthos’ haute-Greek mission; the restaurant will be keeping a number of them on the menu, including Sesame in Sesame. Related: Anthos’ ‘Most Innovative’ Sesame Dessert
  48. Foodievents
    Flay to Battle Morimoto in Atlantic CitySaturday’s “Women in Wine” event at the Borgata in Atlantic City would be worth going to just for the wine (23 female vintners from around the country) and the chefs (the Borgata’s resident all-star team, featuring Bobby Flay, Michael Mina, Wolfgang Puck, Susanna Foo, and in-house celebrity chef Luke Palladino). But the real draw is something you’ll never see on television: two of the Food Network’s Iron Chefs, Flay and Masaharu Morimoto, going head to head to see whose cuisine reigns supreme. (Normally, Iron Chefs only compete against guest challengers.) The event, which will cost $195 to attend, benefits Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Atlantic County Women’s Center in New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 866-900-4849. Women in Wine, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, N.J. Saturday, November 11