The Chronicle Over Coffee

Here’s your mid-week San Francisco Chronicle food coverage, yanked from the depths of the Datebook section. Enjoy!

• Between the normal business slowdown this time of year and the current, particularly grim economic climate, restaurants are offering some amazing deals. The Chron gives us a roundup for the week. [A week of dining deals]

• The crowds still flock to the newly improved Healdsburg Bar and Grill, but portions and quality have fallen off just a touch from its former life. [A crowd-pleaser in Healdsburg]

• Michael Bauer revisits Bar Tartine, and while he was impressed with the frequency of running into Boz Skaggs, he was less thrilled with prices and food. [Food, prices out of sync at Bar Tartine]

• And a lounge for La Folie, a possible buyer for the Original Joe’s building, and Dominique Crenn not leaving Luce

• EXTRA! Business columnist Andrew Ross looks at the sticky situation of the Madoff family’s investment in Bacar. The restaurant seems to be at risk of being seized by the feds. [Bottom Line]

The Chronicle Over Coffee