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  1. Lists
    Rich Table, Trick Dog, and Central Kitchen Added to the Chron Top 100Also, we’re guessing Bistro Aix and Va de Vi are getting dropped.
  2. Mikey Likes It
    Bauer Says Gitane Has Got Its Groove BackHe gives it three stars, in fact.
  3. Empire Building
    Hecho to Close in the New Year, Get Replaced by a New Brasserie From CaféIt still doesn’t have a name.
  4. Reopenings
    Gitane Reopens After Last Week’s FireThere was minimal damage.
  5. Fire Damage
    Gitane Closed This Week After Friday FireThey hope to reopen on Thursday, November 15.
  6. Menu Changes
    Changes Afoot at Gitane, As Well as New Co-Chef Patrick KellyBatson’s husband, Kelly, will help usher in a new Andalusian theme to the menu.
  7. Lists
    Plum, Jardinière, RN74 All Drop Off Bauer’s Top 100Also, both Zero Zero and Picco get cut.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    Saru Sushi Opens in Noe Valley; Gitane’s New Cocktails; and MoreAlso, Simoneaux guests at Dobbs Ferry.
  9. Bars
    Honor, a New Bar From Gitane Barkeep Alex Smith, Coming to EmeryvilleSmith has left Gitane and will be opening Honor, hopefully, by next month.
  10. 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.
  11. Mediavore
    What’s With the ‘Snow’ at Atelier Crenn?; Frommer’sAlso, the battle over food trucks in Santa Rosa wages on.
  12. Holidays
    What Chefs Are Cooking for Their At-Home Christmas Meals
  13. Back of the House
    Chef Bridget Batson: Humble, Driven, Hates ‘Macho Stuff’ in HerAnother (maybe now the last?) in the series of ‘Behind the Stove’ pieces in the Chron.
  14. The Other Critics
    Bauer Loves Gitane, Hates Not Getting His Own Cocktail MenuAlso, Mandy Erickson reviews Kokko in San Mateo.
  15. The Other Critics
    Patti U. Calls Gitane ‘Elegant, Ecclectic’; Bauer Revists Evvia,
  16. What to Eat
    What to Eat on Gitane’s New MenuSee the full new menu from chef Bridget Batson.
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    Batson Guests at Mission Street Food, Piccino Moving, and MoreThe Gitane chef tries stuff out at MSF; Brick Yard Bar and Grill on track for June 5; cops look to make Paragon their new clubhouse…
  18. Neighborhood Watch
    Bambuddha Closes, New Chefs at Gitane and The Ritz, and MoreBambuddha Lounge, at the Phoenix Hotel, closes after almost a decade; chefs shuffle at Gitane; and Loving Hut opens at the Westfield.
  19. 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.
  20. Mediavore
    Claude Lane Gets a Gourmet Grocery; Jacksonville Burger King Serves a Side of
  21. Mediavore
    Gitane Named One of Open Table’s Top 50 Bar Scenes; White House Garden Thrives
  22. Foodievents
    What You Missed at Chefs.Food.WineThe mayor presided over last night’s food-star-studded bash.