Jonathan Kauffman never met a Korean restaurant he wouldn’t try, and he returns to form this week at Inner Richmond eatery To Hyang (3815 Geary), and says that chef Hwa-Soon Im’s “cooking shows the range of Korean cuisine, from the motherly to the ornate, the mild to the incendiary.” [SF Weekly]
Paul Reidinger, under the auspices of his restaurant review column, spends six paragraphs this week to apologize for and expounding upon some recent errata in his reviews. First he takes pleasure in the word “errata” itself (oh, Paul), makes reference to a blunder by Gerald Ford, and then admits that La Trappe, which he reviewed several weeks back, is far from the only Belgian restaurant in town (he has, himself, reviewed Frjtz for instance). Also, Little Chihuahua is not, in fact, wheelchair accessible, and he once misused the term “izakaya” to describe a style of cooking, rather than a Japanese gastropub.
You still with us? He then gets to a two-paragraph review of Chile Lindo, the empanada shop on 16th. Did you know that empanada means “embreaded”? You do now! As is Reidinger’s wont, this isn’t so much a review as a statement of several facts about the place, but he does note that the empanadas “strike a distinctive balance between savory and sweet.” And thus the Guardian is not so much our go-to source for restaurant reviews as it is our go-to source for restaurant trivia, and errata, and references to Gerald Ford. [SFBG]