Lieber vs. Forgione in NY inspires Kauffman and Pim to debate whether the critic crossed the line with the chef.
Michael Nagrant visits the high end and, um, Medieval Times.
Bauer likes everything, but especially the pasta and pizza, at Ristobar; Patti U. basically just likes the cheesesteak at Public House.
Jonathan Gold has a new weekly radio segment starting this Friday.
Bauer raves about John Maher's menu at CAV; Ness also raves about Oakland's Hibiscus.
KQED's Check Please!, the show in which citizen reviewers nominate their favorite restaurants and do tandem, televised reviews, feels like it dates back to the 70's but they just kicked off their fifth season last night. Think of it...
Plus: The Chicago reader takes a look at Jam's new dinner menu.
Plus: El Pelon's as good as ever, and Yasu is Korean for beginners, all in our morning news roundup.
Chef Nicola Chessa revives Piero Selvaggio's property while Carl Stone lends L.A. Weekly a hand in chowing Thai noodles.
Plus: Bruno eats Italian in Littly Italy, and Kramer tests out Jam's new dinner menu
Plus: Gael Greene overloads at DOB 111, and Sietsema tries Liberian cuisine, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
Never leaving a new Asian restaurant stone unturned, Patricia Unterman filed her review this week of Inner Richmond Vietnamese establishment Quan Bac (4112 Geary Blvd), waxing poetic about the chicken salad, "The tawny top, like a mountain covered in snow,...
Plus: Pizzeria Posto satisfies, and Falafel Corner is unexpectedly soulful, all in our weekly restaurant review roundup.
Bricia and Fernando Lopez score with their sandwiches and Onil Chibas pleases Irene in Pasadena.
Plus: Kevin Pang eats a Flilipino breakfast and Mike Gebert finds a vegan Korean buffet.
Unlike all the local critics before him, Jonathan Kauffman is not thoroughly in love with Frances where, he notes, the difficulty of getting a reservation now rivals Manresa and The French Laundry. He ends up having an internal struggle...
Plus: Nagrant digs in at Chicago Pizza and Grinder, and Daniel Zemans visits Piccolo Sogno.
"The reason you always carry the bag when you became a restaurant critic was to steal menus."
Plus: Ed Levine not entirely won over by Fatty 'Cue, and Gael Greene's service mishaps at Wall & Water, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
Michael Bauer files his review of Baumé, Bruno Chemel's 25-seater in Palo Alto which offers no menu, but only five-, ten-, and fifteen-course tasting menus. Never a big fan of molecular gastronomy or high-concept cooking, Bauer was "a bit fearful...