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  1. california wildfires
    The Acclaimed Restaurant at Meadowood Has Been DestroyedChef Christopher Kostow’s Michelin-starred California restaurant was burned in a wildfire.
  2. Awards
    Danny Bowien, Christopher Kostow, State Bird Provisions, and Merry Edwards TakeThe big night is here.
  3. Trimmings
    Check Out the Cool New Lounge and Entry at MeadowoodNo more walking outside to get to the bathrooms!
  4. Menu Changes
    Meadowood Introduces Three-Course Option, New Bar MenuYou can now just have a drink and a snack for under $50.
  5. Foodievents
    Meadowood’s Christopher Kostow to Cook With Animal Boys on January 14It’s a benefit dinner for Cancer for College.
  6. Empire Building
    Meadowood’s Christopher Kostow Lauded in Time, Hints at NewThe Michelin three-star chef opens up about a bunch of things, including his burger preferences.
  7. Foodievents
    Meadowood’s Twelve Days of Christmas Dinners to Include Talks at the CIAStuart Brioza and James Syhabout, among others, will be giving talks.
  8. Mikey Likes It
    Bauer Renews Meadowood’s Four Stars, Calls Kostow an ‘Artist’Still, he has a few complaints.
  9. The Other Critics
    NYT Critic Pete Wells Visits San Francisco, Talks About Tasting Menu FatigueHe loves Benu, but is “dazed” by Saison.
  10. Other Cities
    Meadowood’s Christopher Kostow Joins Other Top Chefs on Mission to MexicoThey all joined chef Enrique Olvera at a food conference in Mexico City.
  11. Quote of the Day
    Everyone’s a Critic Now…
  12. Foodievents
    Meadowood Announces Its Twelve Days of Christmas Extra EarlyThis year’s lineup includes Nick Anderer of NYC’s Maialino, and Stuart Brioza of State Bird Provisions.
  13. Deals
    How to Get In and Out of Meadowood for $300 a PersonGilt Taste is offering a deal for two, including wine, tax, and tip, for $635.
  14. Menus
    Menu at Meadowood Now Customized to Your Tastes’It’s the restaurant I’ve always wanted to have,’ says chef Christopher Kostow.
  15. Price Check
    A Handy Guide to the Current Prix Fixes at S.F.’s Fanciest RestaurantsWhat does Quince cost these days, anyway?
  16. Price Check
    Meadowood to Launch $500 Chef’s Counter MenuThis makes it the most expensive menu in California.
  17. The Grub Street Diet
    Meadowood’s Christopher Kostow On Eating His Way Across Morocco and Egypt’Most good chefs need to step out of the coat sometimes.’
  18. Actually Pretty Awesome
    Actually Pretty Awesome: George Mendes’s Partridge in a Pear TreeThis was from his guest chef stint at Meadowood for the Twelve Days of Christmas.
  19. Ch-ch-ch-changes
    Meadowood to Get Major Overhaul, Close for Two MonthsWhen they reopen in March 2012, there will be a totally new menu and new look.
  20. Lists
    Snoozeflash: Napa Restaurant Listicle Ignores Several Good RestaurantsBig news, we know…
  21. Foodievents
    Sean Brock, George Mendes Among Meadowood’s Christmas LineupThe Twelve Days of Christmas, as always, closes with a meal by executive chef Christopher Kostow.
  22. Lists
    Zagat Releases Their 2012 Guide, Lineup Looks a Lot Like Last Year’sYeah. Yawn.
  23. Chef Shuffles
    Coi Poaches Pastry Chef From Saison
  24. The Other Critics
    Does San Francisco Need Star Ratings?Do ratings systems appeal to human nature, or ruin restaurant criticism? Discuss.
  25. Oeno-File
    Rom Toulon, Sommelier at Meadowood, Departs to Start His Own VentureHe helped earn the restaurant their third Michelin star.
  26. Holidays
    Book a Table at Jardinière for V-Day, or Get Fancy With a Post-V-DayCelebrate V-Day late with a weekend package including a winery visit.
  27. Quote of the Day
    Kostow Wants to Keep Things Happy“I have cooked in two- and three-star restaurants in Europe, working for unhappy chefs in unhappy kitchens. So if I am going to be somewhere for 14 hours a day, I want it to be a happy environment…”
  28. Chef Shuffle
    Meadowood Gains a New Pastry GuyBoris Portnoy most recently worked at Campton Place.
  29. Holidays
    What You Missed at Meadowood’s Twelfth Day of ChristmasA slideshow from the final night, at which chef Christopher Kostow retook the helm in his own kitchen.
  30. Foodievents
    What You Missed at the Jeremy Fox Meadowood Dinner the Other NightSee our slideshow from Day 9 of Meadowood’s 12 Days of Christmas, featuring Jeremy Fox.
  31. Funnies
    Morimoto Mugs for Camera, Sings a Song at MeadowoodSee some photos, via Facebook, of Morimoto’s guest stint on Friday.
  32. Photo Plates
    A 13-Course Meal at Meadowood, IllustratedSee a slideshow, from amuses to mignardises.
  33. Foodievents
    There Are Still Tables at Meadowood’s Twelve Days of Christmas DinnersSix of the twelve days are sold out, but six still have limited availability.
  34. Celebrity Settings
    David and Victoria Beckham Dine About Napa, Kids In TowAnd they treated Michelin-three-starred Meadowood like a Bennigan’s.
  35. Holidays
    Take a Year Off: Where to Still Snag Some Thanksgiving ReservationsSee our suggestions for where to eat some nice food that neither you nor your friends had to cook.
  36. Chef Shuffle
    Saison Steals a Pastry Chef From MeadowoodMatt Tinder moves from Meadowood back to the city.
  37. Lists
    Michelin 2011 Guide Released: Meadowood Rises to Three Stars, Chez PanisseThe Bay Area is abuzz with its new three-star promotion.
  38. 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.
  39. Foodievents
    Wineries and Dates Finalized for Meadowood’s Twelve Days of ChristmasCheck out the full schedule and lineup for Meadowood’s annual pre-xmas feasts in Napa.
  40. Video Feed
    Kostow Crushes Cat Cora in Battle Oats on Iron ChefThe Michelin two-starred chef at Napa’s Meadowood bests the Iron Chef by a mere one point.
  41. Trends
    Goat: Coming Soon to a High-End Menu Near YouIn S.F., N.Y., Philly, and Chicago, goat is being embraced by chefs and diners, at least the slightly adventurous ones.
  42. TV Land
    Meadowood’s Christopher Kostow to Battle Cat Cora on Iron ChefThe Michelin two-starred chef takes on Cat Cora this Sunday.
  43. Foodievents
    Exclusive: Win a Pair of Tickets to Taste of the Nation in NapaGrub Street has a discount deal for the August 5 event, as well as a contest to win two free tickets.
  44. Video Feed
    Early Show Host Gets Meadowood Name Wrong, Kostow Lets It SlideHis first national TV exposure, and the douche with the microphone calls his restaurant “Maplewood.”
  45. Foodievents
    Morimoto, Lefebvre, and Fox Are Among Meadowood’s Holiday LineupIt’s too soon to think about perhaps, but a big all-star lineup has been secured for Meadowood’s Twelve Days of Christmas.
  46. Foodievents
    What We’re All Missing at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine FestA legion of celebrity chefs descend on the resort town this weekend along with a bunch of wine makers and all those who could afford tickets.
  47. Foodienomics
    Does Stephanie Izard Fear the Goat-Meat Shortage?Exploding demand for goats means that the meat might be priced right out of the market.
  48. Interviews
    Christopher Kostow Pushes Himself Harder Than Those Four Stars DoThe man named by Eater as one of the Bay Area’s hottest chefs, is also one of the hottest commodities when it comes to critical acclaim.
  49. Foodievents
    Jeremy Fox To Appear at Cochon 555 This WeekendThe elusive Mr. Fox makes his first public appearance since leaving his post at Ubuntu.
  50. 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.
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