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  1. Empire Building
    A16 Expands to the East Bay With Rockridge LocationIt’s taking over the Hudson spot on College Avenue.
  2. Bookshelf
    Chef Matt Accarrino Talks About Travels In Italy and the New SPQR BookIt’s part travelogue, part wine tour, and part cookbook, covering Northern Italy.
  3. Neighborhood Watch
    Chef Shuffles at A16, Flour + Water; New Food Truck Pods In Oakland; and MoreAlso, Ippuku in Berkeley is now doing a soba lunch menu.
  4. Neighborhood Watch
    Amber Dhara Due in May; Boot & Shoe Starts Lunch; and MoreAlso, the A16 and RN74 chefs are trading kitchens for April Fool’s Day.
  5. Awards
    Kostow, Chiarello, Patterson, and Cosentino Lead S.F.’s 2012 James BeardAlso, AQ gets nominated for Best New Restaurant.
  6. Lists
    Regarding the Best Margherita Pizza in S.F.
  7. Foodievents
    Meet Jedi Chef Jonathan Waxman at A16Chef Waxman will be in town promoting his new book at a special dinner in his honor.
  8. Oeno-File
    Get Super Exclusive Italian Wines Through A16 and SPQR’s New Wine ClubThe options include just-northern and just-southern wine clubs inspired by the lists at SPQR and A16, respectively.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    Mela Tandoori Kitchen Reopens, Bangkok 16 to Close, and MoreAlso, A16 is quieter than it used to be.
  10. Celebrity Settings
    Clive Owen Dines at Frances, A16
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    Charles Chocolates Goes Under, La Festa Della Donna at A16, and MoreAlso, Pollo Campero may not be moving into that Payless after all.
  12. The Other Critics
    Mark Bittman Admits That Maybe, Possibly, S.F. Has Better Regional Italian FoodMore fodder for the S.F.-NYC rivalry, via a NYT food writer.
  13. Complaint Department
    In Re: Reservations, and Places That Don’t Take ThemPlaces like Zero Zero have given in and started taking them.
  14. Chef Shuffle
    Liza Shaw Departs From A16, David Taylor to Replace HerShaw is rumored to be heading off to do some traveling.
  15. Chef Shuffle
    A New Hire at A16, and Midi Chefs Move on to The BrixtonMichelle Mah and John Hara, both formerly at Midi, will be the opening team at The Brixton.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Blue Fig Opens, Fatted Calf Coming Thursday, and MoreAlso, reminder, A16 reopens on Tuesday.
  17. Celebrity Settings
    Rick Bayless, Frances McDormand Spotted at A16A16 is becoming celebrity central. Or maybe it always was and we just never make it to the Marina?
  18. Neighborhood Watch
    One Burger Joint Shutters, Lidia Bastianich Films at A16, and MoreAlso, the new chef starts at Absinthe tonight.
  19. Oenofile
    Sommelier Shelley Lindgren Knows Her Way Around the Old WorldThe A16/SPQR owner and wine director talks to Grub Street about Italian wines.
  20. Celebrity Settings
    Michael Keaton Spotted at A16, Molly Ringwald and k.d. lang at Foreign CinemaCelebrities do come to SF sometimes.
  21. Interviews
    Syhabout Hangs Out With Appleman and Choi in NYCSyhabout partied, and then some, while in New York for the F&W BNC fete.
  22. Foodievents
    What We’re All Missing at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine FestA legion of celebrity chefs descend on the resort town this weekend along with a bunch of wine makers and all those who could afford tickets.
  23. Mediavore
    Louis’ Restaurant Has Never Felt Secure; Popeye’s CEO Calls Calorie
  24. Deals
    Make Some Last Minute Easter PlansCheck out a few Easter Sunday deals at Bacar, A16, and Chaya.
  25. The San Francisco Diet
    Where Didn’t Michael Bauer Eat This Week?As his food diary shows, the Chron’s stalwart restaurant critic doesn’t even eat breakfast at home.
  26. The New York Diet
    Nate Appleman Tastes His Way Through Pulino’s Menu“I had handmade mozzarella, braised broccoli rabe, beans and bacon, potatoes and pepperoni, spicy egg sandwich with roasted peppers and provolone, and lasagna.”
  27. Closings
    Mr. Bauer Feels Guilty For Vivande’s ShutteringThe tried-and-true southern Italian gastronomia on Fillmore Street has closed after 29-years, and Michael Bauer wishes he’d been more supportive lately.
  28. Celebrity Settings
    Joan Collins Samples the Calamari and Gnocchi at A16Ms. Collins, as well as Laura Dern and Mötley Crüe, were all spotted dining about town over the holidays.
  29. Empire Building
    A16 Opens in TokyoJapanese outpost is first spinoff of the Marina District original.
  30. Chef Shuffles
    Matthew Accarrino Shares his Plans for SPQRNew chef plans to use his background of precise technique to refine SPQR’s rustic Italian.
  31. Chef Shuffle
    Former A16 Chef Opening Shop in New York CityChristophe Hill, who used to work at A16, will open a sustainable grocery store in the East Village.
  32. Pizza Pizza
    Una Pizzeria Napoletana Owner Likely Heading for SFAs Nate Appleman starts his life in the Big Apple, a New Yorker defects west.
  33. Chef Shuffle
    Nate Appleman Already in New YorkThe San Francisco chef is taking meetings in the Big Apple.
  34. Chef Shuffle
    Appleman Kills Urbino Plan; May Move to New YorkThe former A16 and SPQR chef also pulls the plug on his latest project.
  35. Chef Shuffle
    Nate Appleman Leaving A16 and SPQRAward winning chef wants to see what else is out there.
  36. Bright Young Things
    Nate Appleman on Meatballs, Foam, and Why San Francisco Isn’t New YorkThe Rising Star of 2009 talks tripe and speaks out against burgers with arugula.