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  1. Celebrity Settings
    Christopher Kimball Dines at Zuni; Michael Jordan Spotted at Perbacco; HarrisonBig week for celebs in town!
  2. Awards
    Quince Pastry Chef Devin McDavid Named One of Food & Wine’s BestHe’s one of five in this year’s inaugural class of new pastry stars.
  3. The Other Critics
    S. Irene Virbila Looks Back on 2011’s Best; Gold Spies Curly FriesElsewhere, Jonathan Gold targets Bryant Ng’s Spice Table as the bulls-eye of L.A.’s coherent new dining scene.
  4. Celebrity Settings
    Michelle Pfeiffer Spotted at Bi-Rite; John Cleese Dines at TraceAlso, ‘Portlandia’ stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein ate at Bar Tartine last week.
  5. Mikey Likes It
    Michael Bauer Reaches Back to 2010 to Come Up With His Ten Best New RestaurantsFive of the ten restaurants were not, technically, new as of 2011.
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Cotogna Extends Lunch All Day; Heart Now Closed; and MoreAlso, Cafe Prague hosts a block party.
  7. Mikey Likes It
    Mr. Bauer Isn’t So Disappointed in 2011 After All, Teases His AnnualCotogna will definitely be on there, despite opening in late 2010. Locanda, probably not.
  8. Michelin Guide
    Bar Tartine, Zero Zero, Contigo Among New Picks for Michelin Bib GourmandThe list got leaked a day early, via Bloomberg.
  9. Brunch
    Michael Bauer, Not a Fan of Brunch, Reviews the Best BrunchesHis list: Boulette’s Larder, Camino, Cotogna, Nopa, and SPQR.
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Chef Shuffles at MarketBar, Quince; Off the Grid Goes to the Track This Weekend;
  11. Let’s Make a Deal?
    More on Mobile Spinach, the Site That Creates Deals Restaurants Never Asked ForAs we look further into this shady-seeming deal site, it just gets shadier.
  12. Let’s Make a Deal?
    Shady-Looking Deal Site Is Posting Half-Off Deals That Restaurants Didn’tThe San Mateo–based company doesn’t make a lot of sense to us, and the restaurants they’re selling coupons for have never heard of them.
  13. The Other Critics
    Like He Did With Cotogna, Bauer Gives Bar Terra Just as Many Stars as TerraBoth restaurants now have 3.5 stars, which still doesn’t quite make sense to us.
  14. Neighborhood Watch
    Sightglass Readies to Open Their Big Coffee Bar; Cotogna Adds Sidewalk Seats
  15. What to Eat
    What to Eat at Cotogna’s Sunday SupperThe menus will change weekly, and the regular menu won’t be available.
  16. Lists
    What Are the Toughest Places in Town to Get a Reservation? Daily Meal Gets ItOpenTable and Daily Meal put together a list that’s kind of wrong.
  17. The Other Critics
    Patricia Wells Loves the Black Cod Fritter at Prospect, the Soup Dumplings atThe famed cookbook author visits the Bay Area for a few days.
  18. The Other Critics
    Josh Sens Doesn’t Quite Get the Hype About CotognaHe gives it a mere 2.5 stars.
  19. Celebrity Settings
    More Celebrities Nosh at Cotogna, Nicole Kidman Hits Ferry BuildingBlake Lively and Selma Blair both dined at Cotogna recently.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Celebrity Settings
    Ray Romano, James Spader Both Spotted at QuinceCotogna, P.S., is the hardest reservation to get in town, and all the Hollywood celebrities seem to know this.
  24. Celebrity Settings
    Reese Witherspoon Spotted at Cotogna; Jude Law Dined All OverJude dined at Boulevard, Farallon, and had a drink at Rickhouse.
  25. 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.
  26. Pizza! Pizza!
    Sea Urchin Pizza? Should We Be Saying ‘Yum’?That’s a lot of slimy little orange tongues.
  27. Trimmings
    The Battle Is On for Best Designed Restaurant in S.F.The deadline for voting is January 30.
  28. The Other Critics
    Bauer Is Totally Entranced By Cotogna3.5 stars means it’s just as good as Quince?
  29. Celebrity Settings
    Countess Luann de Lesseps Spotted at Cotogna, Raiders at Epic Roasthouse
  30. The Other Critics
    Kauffman Sings the Praises of Cotogna; The Guardian Does a Year-End
  31. Oenophile
    And In Further Wine-Bar-Opening News, Barrique Comes to Jackson SquareThe concept is wine right out of the barrel.
  32. The Other Critics
    Unterman Calls Cotogna ‘Sexy’And she advises getting there early.
  33. Recipes
    How to Make Cotogna’s Rabbit Spiedini Without Your Own Rotisserie-GrillTasting Table adapts the recipe for a regular grill.
  34. Neighborhood Watch
    Island Night at Burritt Room, A New Chef at Quince/Cotogna, and More
  35. Photo Plates
    Scenes From a Dinner at CotognaSee our slideshow of a preview dinner earlier this week.
  36. Menus
    What to Eat at Cotogna, Opening MondaySee the full menu for the casual cousin to Quince, opening Monday.
  37. Previews
    First Look Inside Cotogna, the New Quince BistroSee our slideshow of the new restaurant in the former Myth Cafe space.
  38. Neighborhood Watch
    Cotogna to Open November 4, Rotisserie & Wine Coming Mid-Month, and MoreAlso, Four Barrel spins off a satellite in SoMa.
  39. Neighborhood Watch
    Cotogna to Open Real Soon, Louis’ Gets a Ten-Year Reprieve, and MoreAlso, Khoon Chang is closed.
  40. Empire Building
    Cotogna Confirmed for Mid-October, and Quince Has a New Chef de CuisineSome more details emerge about Quince’s casual cousin, and Eleven Madison’s Tim Caspare takes over the kitchen at Quince.
  41. Previews
    The Grub Street S.F. Fall Restaurant PreviewRagazza, Plum, Cotogna, Black Sheep Pub, and everything you have to look forward to this fall.