The Chronicle Over Coffee

Ooooh, pretty! The Chronicle’s food section got a face-lift. We like! Let’s look inside, shall we?

• Why pay for the breast when you can get way more out of a thigh? Hey, we’re talking chicken, here! [The thighs have it]

• Nut allergies are no joke, but avoiding nuts on Halloween doesn’t have to kill all the fun. [A nut-free Halloween? Not so tricky]

• Michael Bauer is not terribly impressed with Circolo, which he says doesn’t quite “connect” with its cuisine. [San Francisco’s Circolo tries to hit all the angles]

• We get a little insight into the history of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), and the foods the holiday has inspired. [Celebrating Day of the Dead’s delicious side]

• And a chef shuffle involving former Myth honcho Scott Howard, a new bakery in the works from the The Slanted Door’s Mutsumi Takehara, and a Bushi-Tei spinoff slated for the winter.

The Chronicle Over Coffee