With the crush of openings over the summer, Mr. Bauer is just now getting around to reviewing Hog & Rocks, the ham, oyster, and cocktail bar with a full food menu from chef Scott Youkilis (Maverick). He writes that "while...
Ms. Unterman makes it around to six-month-old Upper Haight Puerto Rican restaurant Parada 22 this week, and she makes it sound like she's been palling around with Giants players Andres Torres, Javier Lopez and Jonathan Sanchez, who all eat there...
Also, La Folie Lounge is "all cozy romance."
Reidinger doesn't seem to care for Neapolitan pizza, but do we care?
"This isn't hospitality, it's hostility, and Fish Story deserves better."
Unterman reviews San Dong House just days after Kauffman.
Kauffman adores the noodles at San Dong House, but not the BBQ. Reidinger respects Another Monkey.
Also, Jennifer Graue visits Wayfare Tavern, mostly digs it.
Kauffman says Benu could use another six months to "evolve."
He says the kitchen "hasn't mastered the basics."
And Tony's clearly wins.
She wishes the Berkeley restaurant could be kept a secret. It's a little late for that.
Outgoing Tasting Table SF editor Scott Hocker files a mini-review of the new takeaway food spot in Berkeley called Slow. He says that despite the name, the place "has the soul of a hare" and that chef Kyle Anderson's dishes...
Bauer gives new chef Adam Keough the three stars Jamie Lauren never got.
Today Jonathan Kauffman asks, "Why are we so half-hearted in our adulation of Japanese noodles? Is it because that one sublime ramen shop has not manifested here? Or are we simply pasta Unitarians, our hearts flush with love for all...
Michael Bauer headed up to Healdsburg for his Sunday review, to the recently opened Spoonbar at the H2 Hotel. He quickly concludes that Scott Beattie's cocktail program "far outstrips the food created by Rudy Mihal," and he's annoyed that Beattie's...
Patti U. tries out the tasting menu at Benu, and says, "by the sixth course... I was in love." She adores the faux shark's fin soup and the 1000-year-old quail's egg, and notes that "Everything that actually lands at the...
Kauffman says the ratio of successes to failures on Commonwealth's menu is 70:30.
A whopping three stars for Bruce Hill's newest pizzeria in SoMa.
Unterman Is Charmed But Slightly Disappointed By Local: Mission Eatery; Boer Loves Élevé in the W.C.
Also, Tablehopper is a bit unimpressed with Thermidor.