He took his annual vacation home to Kansas City, and stopped off a few other places.
It's the eighth restaurant to join the four-star stratosphere.
Bauer counts himself a big fan of Nick Balla's food, and says this is now his benchmark for Eastern European food.
All told: two and a half stars, with three for food.
Also, locavores are big job creators!
An update reviews sounds like it might be on its way.
Mr. Bauer now has a new gig doing a regular broadcast on KGO 810 AM, and the first one is live on the internet. In it he talks about his love for a good stiff drink after a dismal review...
On his first of three visits to AQ last night, Michael Bauer noted the pretty, seasonally themed glassware that they're serving the cocktails in there. "You can really tell if a restaurant is serious [about their drinks] when the barkeeps...
Five of the ten restaurants were not, technically, new as of 2011.
The verdict: two stars.
Manresa is better than ever, says Bauer.
All told: Three stars.
In his weekly roundup of favorite dishes, Bauer notes that his review of Park Tavern is on the way a week from Sunday (he already sounds pretty positive about the place), and he makes special mention of the Vietnamese rolls/wraps...
His list: Boulette's Larder, Camino, Cotogna, Nopa, and SPQR.
Bauer Calls Louis’ Shrimp Cocktail ‘Perfection’; Patty U. Indulges in Russian Comfort Food at Cinderella
We know Mr. Bauer has a fondness for certain nostalgic American basics, and today he highlights the humble shrimp cocktail being served at the revamped Louis' Restaurant out at Land's End, above Ocean Beach and the Cliff House. The 74-year-old...
He has a picture to prove it.
Patty calls Boxing Room "ebullient."
Finally, Bauer writes something about Una Pizza.