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  1. The Other Critics
    Bauer Can’t See His Food in Dark Lolinda, Gives It Two StarsHe’s a little displeased, and “confused.”
  2. Lists
    Beretta, Incanto, Slanted Door Top List of Overrated RestaurantsChez Panisse is on there too.
  3. Previews
    New Medjool Replacement From Beretta Team to Be Called LolindaThey’re aiming now for mid-August.
  4. Previews
    The New Medjool Replacement From the Beretta Team, Will Be Argentinian [Updated]Opening date is still TBA.
  5. Booze You Can Use
    Meanwhile, at Coachella…
  6. Empire Building
    Rumor Confirmed: Beretta Team Will Take Over Medjool With Latin ConceptThe concept and timing are still a bit up in the air.
  7. Awards
    Park Tavern, AQ, Danny Bowien Land on James Beard Semi-Finalist ListAlso, Beretta and Bar Agricole get “long-listed” in the bar category.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    Rumors About Medjool; King Kong Bar Sprouts in FiDi; and MoreWill the folks at Beretta be taking over the Medjool spot?
  9. Mikey Likes It
    Hear Michael Bauer Talk Cocktails on the Radio
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Canela Coming in September, Decks Replaces Kelly’s Mission Rock, and MoreAlso, Joshuya Brasserie is replacing Joshu-ya Sushi Bar in Berkeley.
  11. Celebrity Settings
    Luke Wilson Spotted, Accosted at BerettaHe didn’t really want to take a picture with some random douche on the street.
  12. Lists
    Spruce, Bix, Dining Room at the Ritz All Dropped from the Chron Top 100Bauer calls the last year “the most exciting” for restaurants “in more than a quarter century,” meaning his entire tenure at the Chronicle. Thus a bunch of restaurants had to fall off the list.
  13. Empire Building
    Super Duper to Open Two More LocationsOne will be in downtown S.F. by summer, the other will be in Mill Valley.
  14. Booze You Can Use
    Tasting Table Tipples Coast to Coast, Names Top CocktailsThe food and drink concern unleashes a compendium of notable cocktails in New York, S.F., and Chicago.
  15. The Other Critics
    Patti U. Calls Starbelly ‘Indispensable’; Bauer Goes Vegan for a Day
  16. Empire Building
    A Shake Shack Simulacrum Is On the Way from the Beretta/Starbelly/Delarosa TeamAdriano Paganini and his partner Deborah Blum are reviving the former Castro Pasta Pomodoro within weeks.
  17. Booze You Can Use
    Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck at Beer WeekWhere to taste the best Bay Area brews on the cheap (and not-so-cheap).
  18. Empire Building
    Pasta Pomodoro Empire Changes HandsOwner Adriano Paganini sells off his mini-chain.
  19. The Other Critics
    Kauffman Loves Baker & Banker’s Subtlety; Bauer Gets ‘Nudged’Kauffman loves Baker & Banker; Reidinger praises the restraint of The Richmond; Bauer kind of hates Delarosa.
  20. Openings
    Delarosa Brings Beretta to the MarinaSpinoff restaurant offers similar menu and drinks on the other side of town.
  21. Mediavore
    Flour + Water’s Strict Reservations; Kraft Eyeing Cadbury
  22. User’s Guide
    User’s Guide: Late-Night Dining for All-Night BARTWe offer some suggestions on how to take advantage of this weekend’s late-night opportunities.
  23. Openings
    Starbelly Opens in the CastroNew beer-and-wine restaurant features “California comfort cuisine.”
  24. The Food Chain
    The Food Chain: Ruggero Gadaldi Adores an L.A. Burger“If I ever serve a burger, I’m going to do something like that.”
  25. The Food Chain
    The Food Chain: Jason Berthold Admires Beretta’s Fritto Misto“Everybody loves fried food but good fried really stands out.”
  26. The Food Chain
    The Food Chain: Charlie Palmer Endorses RN74’s CassouletWherein one chef tells about a dish they recently enjoyed courtesy of another chef, then that chef tells us about a dish they enjoyed from another chef, and so on and so forth.