The chicken tartare at Ippuku sounds disgusting, but Bauer defends it.
Jonathan Kauffman is impressed with the beak-to-tail preparations of "every molecule" of the chicken at Berkeley's Ippuku, and he goes so far as to say the place is "one of the year's new restaurants I'm most impatient to return to."...
We still would never order it.
We see the opening paragraph of Patti U.'s new review of Commonwealth is online, however because the Examiner remains a bit technically, well, slow, the link to the full review has apparently gone dead, and none of our usual tricks...
Also, Mandy Erickson reviews Kokko in San Mateo.
Kauffman reviews the various, mostly newly opened "micro-patisseries."
She especially loves the fried chicken and the frank and beans.
It's true: San Francisco is swimming in pizza these days. And nobody's more ambivalently hip to this fact than Mr. Kauffman, who mostly sings the praises of the new major pie players before he even gets to Zero Zero, at...
Bauer's verdict is in, and it's an all-out rave.
Patricia loves the food and the vibe at Prospect.
He says they "love" Matt Accarrino's food.
Jonathan Kauffman, in his series dedicated to "restaurants that have been around so long they've slipped into a media black hole," returns to the heart of the 1990s at Slow Club, which he calls "the Dorian Gray of restaurants." He...
Beth Spotswood scores an invite out to dine with Michael Bauer and partner Michael Murphy.
In reviewing the new Indian restaurant Viva Goa in the Marina, Jonathan Kauffman ponders a paradox this week: Whether to judge the 'authenticity' of a regional ethnic restaurant's cuisine when the chef is deliberately trying to adapt dishes for an...
"If you go to Tres Agaves, stay in the bar. Eat the chips and guacamole, drink the margaritas, and say you’re on a diet."
After less than a month, Patti U. files the first review of the new cocktail-focused restaurant in SoMa.
"The food was barely edible and the service was a comedy of errors."
Who’s Getting Zero Stars?; Kauffman Orgasms at Mission Chinese Food; Reidinger Not a Fan of Izakaya Sozai
An established S.F. restaurant's about to get a rare zero stars for food...
The Chronicle critic gives the new Napa restaurant three stars.