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  1. Lists
    Michelin Stars for San Francisco Announced: State Bird Provisions Gets One;A few newly minted chefs join the Michelin-starred club this year.
  2. Empire Building
    Frances Chef Melissa Perello Contemplates a Second RestaurantShe’s ‘just contemplating it’ right now.
  3. Trimmings
    Check Out the New Artwork and Refreshed Interior at FrancesWe have a couple photos of the new art installation.
  4. Temporary Closings
    Brace: Frances Closing for a One-Week RefreshThey’ll be reopening on April 9.
  5. Front of House
    Frances Manager Patrick Tsui Departs for Spice KitThe opening GM is heading to help Spice Kit grow.
  6. Trends
    Why Mission Chinese Food Became Such a Hot Spot, and Wo Hing Didn’tMarcia Gagliardi attempts to describe what makes a restaurant white hot.
  7. Actually Pretty Awesome
    Actually Pretty Awesome: Duck Confit Salad at FrancesOne of the many excellent small plates at Frances.
  8. Lists
    7x7 Updates Their 100-Things-to-Eat-Before-You-Die ListThey add 33 new dishes this year.
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Thomas Keller Gets Denied a Table at Frances, Heads to Bar Tartine InsteadHe tried to walk in with a party of three. No dice.
  10. Celebrity Settings
    Will Ferrell Spotted at Frances Last Night
  11. Empire Building
    Heath Ceramics Moving Into the Mission
  12. Trends
    Food Served in Jars … DiscussPastry chef Emily Luchetti, for one, hates desserts in jars.
  13. Celebrity Settings
    Cloris Leachman Spotted at Scala’s; Ed Norton at Valley Tavern; JamesAlso, Cloris took in the Tonga Room.
  14. 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.
  15. Actually Pretty Awesome
    Actually Pretty Awesome: A Dinner of Small Plates at FrancesOur favorite dish is still the bacon beignets.
  16. Oeno-File
    Frances Now Offering House Rosé By the OunceIt, too, is a dollar an ounce, all summer long.
  17. Foodievents
    Mission High School Students to Have Very Foodie Banquet Today Catered By CraigSFoodie’s calling it the Mission’s largest ever pop-up.
  18. The Other Critics
    Reidinger Decides to Review Frances; Kauffman Admits ‘Anti-Maki
  19. Celebrity Settings
    Clive Owen Dines at Frances, A16
  20. Lists
    Bauer Blesses Eleven Restaurants As Best Openers of 2010He couldn’t quite whittle the list down to ten.
  21. Mediavore
    Berkeley McDonald’s Held Up Early This Morning; Half of Europe Is Now as
  22. Mikey Likes It
    Was 2010 the Best Year Ever for the San Francisco Food Scene?Will big guys like Prospect and Mina upstage the notable upstarts on Bauer’s annual top 10?
  23. Lists
    Michelin 2011 Guide Released: Meadowood Rises to Three Stars, Chez PanisseThe Bay Area is abuzz with its new three-star promotion.
  24. Lists
    Michelin Handicapping: How Many Stars Might Manresa, Frances, or Prospect Get?Who will be our next three-star restaurant, after French Laundry, and more Michelin drama.
  25. The Other Critics
    Bauer Lauds the New Chef at Absinthe; A Few More Words on Frances FromBauer gives new chef Adam Keough the three stars Jamie Lauren never got.
  26. Lists
    ABC Kitchen Is Esquire’s Restaurant of the YearPlus the “Best New Restaurants”: Longman & Eagle in Chicago, Frances in S.F., and more.
  27. Trends
    Putting the Feet Before the Belly: How Pork Trotters Became Such a ThingA look at how pig feet took over menus around the country.
  28. Foodievents
    San Francisco Bests New York Again at Le Grand Fooding, Night TwoThe visiting team took it, folks. Game, set, match. But things got a bit too crowded to savor the nuances.
  29. Lists
    Bon Appetit Christens The Country’s Best New RestaurantsBonus for Bostonians: the mag’s September issue also features a Craigie cover.
  30. Lists
    Travel + Leisure Tells Us Where to Eat in NYC, S.F., Hong Kong, Paris,The international travel mag blesses NYC and S.F. restaurants in a new listicle, but ignores all other American cities.
  31. Where to Eat
    Where to Eat During Gay Pride WeekendA guide to finding decent food in the Castro and Civic Center.
  32. Chef Shuffle
    Amy Glaze Makes a Quick Exit From Le ClubThe former Le Bernardin sous chef makes a speedy exit from Le Club after only two months.
  33. Lists
    SF Weekly Names Flour + Water, 15 Romolo Among This Year’s BestsThe annual Best of SF issue is always a pleasurable compendium of praise.
  34. The Other Critics
    Kauffman Refuses to Jump on the Frances Bandwagon; Reidinger Ponders Over an
  35. Lists
    Aqua, Gitane, and Ubuntu Drop Off Chron’s Top 100; Adesso, Frances, andSome familiar notables of 2009 like Beard nominees Frances, RN74, and Flour + Water are predictable additions; new deletions include Fonda, Kokkari, and Ton Kiang.
  36. What to Eat
    What to Eat on Amy Glaze’s New Menu at Le ClubThe former Charles Nob Hill space is once again seeing life as a food destination.
  37. Awards
    Frances, Flour + Water, and Boulevard Top Beard Award National FinalistsSan Francisco got beat out L.A. in the Best Chef: Pacific category with three out of the five finalists, and Boulevard lands in the Outstanding Restaurant category.
  38. 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.
  39. Foodievents
    A Gourmet Ghetto Tasting in Berkeley, Melissa Perello Teams With Gialina, andNorth Berkeley hosts a benefit tasting event, Poggio in Sausalito to spit-roast game birds over a live fire, and Melissa Perello cooks for a special event dinner at a Petaluma farm.
  40. Mediavore
    A Photo Essay on Frances; O.J. Prices Are on the Rise
  41. Mikey Likes It
    Bauer Adores Meadwood’s Goat
  42. The Other Critics
    Bauer Blesses Frances With a Three-Star Rave; Unterman Licks Her Plate at Baker
  43. The Other Critics
    La Costanera ‘Shows Promise,’ But Comes Up Short; Frances Earns Unterman’sBauer gives two stars to La Costanera; Battilana kind of dislikes Gracias Madre; Unterman raves about Frances.
  44. Openings
    Delarosa Brings Beretta to the MarinaSpinoff restaurant offers similar menu and drinks on the other side of town.
  45. Openings
    What to Eat at Frances, Opening in the Castro TomorrowThree years after leaving Fifth Floor, Melissa Perello opens her dream neighborhood restaurant.
  46. Previews
    Perello Looks Ahead to Frances After Sebo FinaleHer final dinner at Sebo is on Monday, and while it’s sold out you won’t have to wait long to taste the dishes she’s been road-testing.
  47. Previews
    Perello Finds Location for FrancesChef settles in Castro for long-planned project.