The Weeklies Over Coffee

Time for the afternoon round-up of our beloved weeklies. It sure is nice to get back on the old routine.

From the San Francisco Bay Guardian:

Paul Reidinger gives us another book review, this time of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Seems Pollan is advocating a return to fresh, whole foods and away from laboratory-generated stuff like Doritos. Who knew? [Eat the faith]

The ever-hip Kimberly Chun pays a visit from the A and E department to drop a few gems of knowledge regarding cupcakes. These petite treats have been charging along a crest of coolness for a while now, and it looks like they’ll keep their momentum through 2008. Chun maps out some of the better cup-cakeries in town and waxes philosophical about why they’re so danged irresistible. [cupcakes!]

Paul Reidinger takes a visit to the Southern-sophisticated 1300 on Fillmore, and delivers a contemplative review, not glowing but certainly satisfied. Reidinger seems a little uncomfortable with the high-end soul-food on the menu, but much of it seems to have pleased him. [1300 on Fillmore]

And finally, L.E. Leone delivers a rambling, sexually charged essay on chicken happiness, with a quick recommendation thrown in at the bottom. This style she’s developed of writing about pretty much anything but a restaurant until the last paragraph is really working for her, but we frankly pine for the days when she’d use a whole column on a detailed description of some weird, cutty barbecue or noodle joint. Someday, L.E., we’d like to see that again. [Cheap Eats]

And over at the San Francisco Weekly:

Meredith Brody gives us the requisite restaurant top 10 list for 2007. Turns out she, like everyone else in town with a palate and the patience to wait for a table, has a massive crush on SPQR, that new gem from A16’s Nate Appleman. We’d make fun of her for being a herd animal if we hadn’t eaten there recently and tended to agree. [Unforgettable,That’s What You Are]

The Weeklies Over Coffee