Hats off to Chronicle critic Michael Bauer, who took the prize this year for Best Newspaper Restaurant Criticism from the Association of Food Journalists, besting Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post and Lee Klein of the Miami New Times. Kudos,...
Patti U. Calls Gitane ‘Elegant, Ecclectic’; Bauer Revists Evvia, Says It’s Slipped; Rocketfish: ‘Fusion Gone Way Wrong’
Patricia Unterman takes a stab at Gitane this week, which recently welcomed new chef Bridget Batson, and Patti writes, "The very first thing I tasted, calamares from the wood-fired oven, knocked me over." She also adores the caille (roasted quail),...
In his review of Hog & Rocks, Jonathan Kauffman writes of the elusive category of bars that have food programs (as opposed to restaurants with bar programs -- Bauer also takes on the subject on his blog today). He writes...
Bauer seems fairly pleased with everything, but notes a few missteps from the kitchen.
Also, Patti takes on Ippuku in Berkeley.
Eater brings us the summarized transcript of the full KQED show from yesterday.
Weekly critic Jonathan Kauffman and Ms. Tablehopper herself Marcia Gagliardi are appearing this morning, as we type, on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny, discussing the latest news on the local restaurant scene. Look for the full audio here in a...
Kauffman Applauds Sons & Daughters, Despite a Few Missteps; Reidinger Surprises Us and Reviews Prospect
Kauffman admires the ambition, and most of the dishes at Sons & Daughters; Reidinger can't help but love Prospect.
Bauer adores the revamped Saison, and Patti U. finds some yummy Cantonese in the Outer Richmond.
Those two and a half stars for Village Pub sounded overly generous to many of his readers.
Kauffman adores tiny Farm:Table; Bauer's not so much about The Village Pub anymore.
Kauffman is a fan of Ravi Kapur's food and Brooke Arthur's cocktails.
Bauer gives 2.5 stars, but not a ton of praise, to Scott Howard's new venture; Patricia Unterman enjoys almost everything she ate at Hog & Rocks.
The SF Weekly critic responds to our calling him out.
Also, he liked his lunch at L'Appart Resto.
Kauffman files a review of La Torta Gorda even though he's got bigger fish to fry; Reidinger goes to Burmese Kitchen.
Bauer likes most of the food at Comstock Saloon, but thinks it's kind of salty, even though that tends to encourage more drinking.
Michael Bauer filed an updated review of former Top 100 fave Las Camelias in San Rafael, which still has the same chef-owner as when opened in 1978 (!), Gabriel Fregoso. He last reviewed the place in 1996 to the tune...
Jonathan Kauffman takes a crack at Thermidor this week, right after Unterman's rave. He writes that "the decor seems of a piece with the [1950s-inspired] menu," and he loved the warm, golden, Parker House rolls that, like the popovers at...
He loves the atmosphere and most of the dishes at L'Appart, and he calls the cioppino at Sotto Mare one of the best he's had.