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  1. Lists
    Here Are the 2015 Michelin Stars for San Francisco; Benu and Saison Both GetChefs Corey Lee and Joshua Skenes join the three-star club.
  2. Lists
    Yet Again, No Women Among the Chron’s Rising StarsThat would make four years running of no females in the mix.
  3. Chef Shuffles
    Benu Hires Former French Laundry Pastry Chef; Parallel 37 Brings in CharlieRotondo is a notable up-and-comer who was most recently executive chef at Trotter’s.
  4. Foodies With Benefits
    Coi to Host Hurricane Sandy Benefit Dinner on December 3 With Guest Chefs CoreyThe dinner will feature seven courses, with others by Evan Rich, Chris L’Hommedieu, and Bill Corbett.
  5. The Other Critics
    NYT Critic Pete Wells Visits San Francisco, Talks About Tasting Menu FatigueHe loves Benu, but is “dazed” by Saison.
  6. Oeno-File
    Meet the Bay Area’s Five New Master SommeliersIncluding one woman!
  7. Foodievents
    Corey Lee, David Chang to Do Supper Clubs In SonomaIt’s at Copain Wines in the Russian River Valley.
  8. Trends
    Corey Lee, Danny Bowien Featured In National Trend Pieces on Asian-American FoodWe were kind of ahead of the curve on this one, here in S.F.
  9. Lists
    SF Weekly Applauds Benu, Bar Tartine, and Ippuku in Best of S.F. IssueAnd Best Burger goes to… Fifth Floor.
  10. BNC
    Food & Wine Announces ‘Best New Chefs’ 2012Très bien.
  11. Lists
    Corey Lee Among This Year’s ‘F&W’ Best New Chefs [Updated]Editor Dana Cowin has been tweeting her riddles.
  12. FYI
    Corey Lee to Speak on Food and Science Today at UCSFThe Benu chef will be discussing the increasingly parallel technologies of cooking and bioscience.
  13. Lists
    Vote Now for Food & Wine’s People’s Best New ChefThough the Bay Area dominates in the California region, L.A.’s Michael Voltaggio is most likely to win this popularity contest.
  14. Celebrity Settings
    Mark Zuckerberg Speed-Dines at Benu
  15. Accolades
    Bauer Upgrades Benu to Four StarsUnsurprisingly, this upgrade only took a year.
  16. Tricks of the Trade
    Corey Lee Fools Cecilia Chiang With Faux Shark FinShe apparently had no idea it was faux, and that was a great compliment.
  17. It’s All in the Stars
    Benu, Coi, and Saison and the Race to Be S.F.’s First Michelin Three-StarA little more national love for San Francisco, this time from the ‘Journal.’
  18. Menu Items
    Check Out the Foie Gras Xiao Long Bao at BenuThey’re soup dumplings, but stuff with foie.
  19. Michelin Guide
    Michelin 2012: Benu, Baumé, and Saison Get Two Stars; Sons & Daughters,Also, Michael Mina returns to the guide at one star.
  20. Michelin Guide
    Will Manresa, Coi, or Benu Join the Three-Star Club?O, the drama of it all…
  21. Accolades
    Benu’s Corey Lee Responds to the Journal’s Compliments, and“We’re still in our infancy,” says Lee, modestly.
  22. Food Politics
    Some CA Chefs Lament as Both Shark Fin and Foie Gras Get Set to Be BannedChefs aren’t too quick to defend the practice of killing sharks for their fins, but when it comes to taking away their foie, they’re pretty angry about that.
  23. Other Magazines
    Today’s Tech Entrepreneurs: Modern Day Patrons of the Food Arts?7x7 makes the case, others argue against.
  24. Lists
    So, Which Restaurants Have the Best … Doors?Designer David Rockwell has got some thoughts.
  25. The Other Critics
    Alan Richman Hearts S.F. Now, Calls New York RestaurantsThe ‘GQ’ critic says the Bay Area is now the region to watch for restaurants of ‘ambition and imagination.’
  26. FYI
    So All the Good Caviar Comes From California Now?Owing to overfishing in Russia, the industry has become almost entirely domestic, and 100 percent sustainable.
  27. Mediavore
    Bonobo Monkeys ‘Chat’ About the Quality of Their Food; Cincinnati
  28. The Other Critics
    S. Irene Virbila Says the S.F. Food Scene is ‘On Fire’; Bauer SaysThe food at Rose Pistola is an improvement on a few years ago, but still not as good as when it opened, Bauer writes.
  29. The Other Critics
    San Francisco Lights Virbila’s Fire; Gold Finds Figs on PlatesL.A. Weekly turns an attempted April Fool’s day joke into its next big review.
  30. Where to Eat
    Fig-Gate Behind Us, Bon App Pays Tribute to the S.F. RestaurantLook out for the tourists to take up a bunch of reservations at these nine restaurants this summer.
  31. Cartography
    Benu Cart’s Short-Rib Burrito Deemed ‘Worth Its Weight inThey cost $8, available from about midnight to 2 or 3 a.m., and they’re made with leftover product from the Benu kitchen.
  32. The Other Critics
    Faux Shark Fin vs. the Real Thing: Does It Cut It?The obvious winner is Benu’s.
  33. Lists
    Skenes, Lee, Moore All Nominated for Food & Wine People’s ChoiceFood & Wine is doing a poll this year, separate from their editorial choices for Best New Chefs, for “The People’s Best New Chef.”
  34. Lists
    How Many New Restaurants Got Left Off of 7x7’s 2011 Big Eat List?Tartine’s on there twice but Una Pizza Napoletana doesn’t make the cut? We call bullshit.
  35. Price Check
    Benu Does $500 Dinner, French Laundry Raises PricesThe regular tasting menu at Benu will run you $270 including wine, the same price the Laundry just went up to.
  36. FYI
    S.F. Mag Wants Local Restaurants to Stop ‘Eco-Fibbing’See detailed scorecards for 18 restaurants as to how sustainable the fish they serve really is.
  37. Trimmings
    The Battle Is On for Best Designed Restaurant in S.F.The deadline for voting is January 30.
  38. The Other Critics
    Sens Gives His Take on Benu, Highlights the Chicken Poached Inside a Pig’sIt’s called a poularde cuite en vessie.
  39. Lists
    Bauer Blesses Eleven Restaurants As Best Openers of 2010He couldn’t quite whittle the list down to ten.
  40. Price Check
    A Coffee at Benu Costs Sixteen DollarsAre we shocked? Not really.
  41. The Other Critics
    Benu, Not Surprisingly, Earns Three and a Half Stars from BauerHe says it’s not for everyone, but neither is Mark Rothko.
  42. Cartography
    Eat Some Late-Night Mexican Using Very High-End Stuff From Benu’s KitchenUsing whatever’s left over when they take their Sunday-Monday break, the porters at Benu will be doing a late-night Mexican stand on Hawthorne Lane.
  43. Mediavore
    Michelin Already Digs Benu; China’s Wealthy Dig Scotch
  44. The Other Critics
    Kauffman Goes Haute, Loves Benu; Reidinger Riffs on Radios at Citizen’s BandKauffman says Benu could use another six months to “evolve.”
  45. The Other Critics
    Unterman Says Corey Lee Has ‘Changed All the Rules’ at Benu; Bauer
  46. Benefits
    Fancy Brown Bag Lunch Auction Starts TodayProceeds go to benefit the San Francisco Community School.
  47. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    The Voltaggios Chow Down at Benu, SPQR
  48. Trends
    Steak, Pizza, and Lots More Casual Eating: Our Fall Trend WatchFinally, S.F. is getting a Neapolitan pizza wave, and a steakhouse wave, and a bevy of simpler cocktail menus.
  49. Photo Plates
    The Tasting Menu at Benu, IllustratedSee a full slideshow, courtesy of Bunrab, of the tasting menu at Benu.
  50. Openings
    Reminder: Benu Opens TonightTry to get your reservations on OpenTable each day as the evening two months from tomorrow opens up.
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