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  1. Empire Building
    New Casual Concept From James Syhabout to Be Called Box and Bells, FeaturingHe’s taking over and renovating the former Somerset on College Avenue.
  2. Pre-Previews
    James Syhabout to Open New Casual Restaurant on College AvenueIt’s in the former Somerset space.
  3. The Other Critics
    Commis Gets Four Stars from Sens; Bauer Delights in CupolaCupola earns two and a half stars.
  4. L.A. Diet
    Roy Choi Eats Korean BBQ With James Syhabout and Downs a Kush Cookie Before Bed“Every kitchen that I’m at, any kitchen, if there’s something coming off the stove, you can bet my spoon’s coming out of that.”
  5. The Other Critics
    Michael Bauer Adores the Rice and Poached Chicken at Hawker FareAll told, it’s a 2.5 star review.
  6. The Other Critics
    Following on Alan Richman, Bruce Palling Lauds S.F. CuisineNot to be outdone by Alan Richman, Bruce Palling takes an S.F. refresher tour.
  7. Quote of the Day
    Alan Richman Says Piedmont Avenue Comment Was ‘For Effect’For some reason, he thinks Piedmont Avenue only recently gentrified.
  8. 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.’
  9. Lists
    The Five Restaurants That Should Be in the 2011 Top 100, But Aren’tWe went there last year; we’ll go there again.
  10. Mikey Likes It
    Syhabout’s Serving Rocks at CommisThey’re actually parmesan cookies covered in ash.
  11. Quote of the Day
    In Re: Commis On That GQ List
  12. Foodievents
    Last Night at Le Fooding: San Francisco Edges Out New York, For NowOur highly scientific comparative analysis of last night’s first of two SF vs. NY showdowns.
  13. The Other Magazines
    James Syhabout Dish Lands Cover of Food & WineA recipe from Commis is featured on the cover of the newsstand edition of the July ‘Food & Wine.’
  14. Interviews
    Syhabout Hangs Out With Appleman and Choi in NYCSyhabout partied, and then some, while in New York for the F&W BNC fete.
  15. Awards
    James Syhabout Believes in Always Being a CommisThe one-time ‘Chron’ Rising Star chef receives his first major national magazine recognition.
  16. Lists
    Five Restaurants That Should Be in the Top 100 But Aren’tIf we were the ones writing this list, there are five or six more newer places that would be knocking off some of the old.
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    Paxti’s Adds a Noe Valley Location, Sparky’s Expanding In Oakland, aPaxti’s taking over the Noe Valley Mi Lindo Yucatan space; Little Chihuahua moving into the former Bistro 24; Sparky’s comes to Piedmont Ave in Oakland; and Roland’s Bagels is not reopening in the Haight.
  18. The Other Critics
    Bauer Bestows the Big Four Stars on Meadowood; Kauffman Digs CommisBauer elevates Meadowood to four stars; Kauffman gives fresh praise to Commis; Reidinger kinda likes Tuba.
  19. Trends
    Trend Alert: Chef’s Counters With Special Menus Are the Next Big ThingWhether at a counter facing the kitchen or at a traditional chef’s table, more restaurants are featuring special menus for just a small number of diners.
  20. Openings
    2009: The Year Oakland Leapt Onto the Foodie RadarFrom Commis to Camino, Oakland truly came into its own as a dining haven in ‘09.
  21. Beef
    Chang’s New Take on SF: Love the City, but Not Taylor’s Automatic RefresherThe chef can’t escape questions about his “figs on a plate” comment on his recent book tour, but he’s got more to say about San Francisco.
  22. Bright Young Things
    Commis Set to Take Over the East BayWhile not a hit with the Chronicle’s critic, Commis is making waves outside the Bay Area.
  23. The Other Critics
    Commis Too Sterile; New Limon a Success