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Mikey Doesn’t Like It

  1. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Is Less Than Pleased With HutongHe gives it two stars, and a lot of complaints.
  2. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Displeased With Flora; Boer Only Sort of Likes LungomareBoth get two stars.
  3. The Other Critics
    Bauer Pans Va de Vi, TwiceIt gets two stars, down from three, and Bauer re-writes the review a second time on the blog.
  4. The Other Critics
    Bauer Less Impressed With Rivoli These DaysThe verdict: two stars.
  5. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Is Not On Board With the No-Reservations Generation, But He May Need to BeThe trend toward wait lists at smaller, popular restaurants may not please the Bauers of the world, but it hardly matters if the crowds are already there.
  6. The Other Critics
    Michael Bauer Enjoys the Interior, Less So the Food, at HakkasanIt gets two stars, with one and a half for food.
  7. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Kind of Hates The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse; Unterman Adores BarIt’s a sad one and a half stars for The Sea.
  8. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Michael Bauer Nearly Died, Twice, Over His Holiday BreakMichael Bauer Nearly Died, Twice, Over His Holiday Break
  9. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Michael Bauer Would Like to Remind Everyone He Doesn’t Look Like OrsonHe reiterates that you don’t have to get fat by eating in restaurants all the time.
  10. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Calls Amber Dhara ‘Disappointing’, Gives It One StarThe enormous new Indian spot on Valencia gets a bad, bad review.
  11. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Slams Credo With One Star, Calls the Food ‘Bizarre’ andIt remains busy, and he can’t figure out why.
  12. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Michael Bauer Hates Sous VideHe’s calling for a ban, sort of.
  13. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Calls French Blue ‘Unfocused’ and ‘Unsatisfying’All told, it’s two stars, but it reads a lot worse than that.
  14. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Not Impressed With Copita; Hirsch Has a Meat Feast at American EateryBauer gives Copita a mere two stars, though the review reads even worse than that.
  15. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Bored By Burritt TavernHe’s most displeased with the choice of coffee provider: Starbucks.
  16. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Pans Lucy, the New Bardessono Restaurant in YountvilleHe says the place still feels too “slick and corporate.”
  17. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    The Peevish Readers of Peevish Mr. Bauer Respond With Their PeevesAlways a winning topic on the blog: restaurant pet peeves.
  18. The Other Critics
    Miller Likes the Tequila Cocktails at Comal and Copita; Bauer Dislikes YourAlso, Bauer hates noise! We knew that one…
  19. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Still Vehemently Anti-SurchargeHis readers remain vehement too.
  20. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Still Doesn’t Care for Nick’s CoveBasically, all he can recommend are the oysters.
  21. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Many of Bauer’s Readers Dislike Noise, Live in Walnut CreekSomeone always feels left out.
  22. Lists
    Plum, Jardinière, RN74 All Drop Off Bauer’s Top 100Also, both Zero Zero and Picco get cut.
  23. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Back on the Anti-Healthy S.F. Brigade, Now Via Tip CalculationsOh, he’s still steaming mad…
  24. The Other Critics
    Bauer Put Off By Noise, Prices, Portion Sizes at Parallel 37The verdict: two stars.
  25. The Other Critics
    Bauer Likes Lers Ros, But His Ears Hurt Something AwfulHe calls it ‘the loudest restaurant I’ve encountered in the past couple of years.’
  26. Mediavore
    Citrus Growers Are Freaking Out About the Freezing Weather; Wendy’s Takes
  27. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Uh-Oh: Mr. Bauer Can’t Hear Himself Think at Parallel 37He says the renovation has made the place way too noisy.
  28. The Other Critics
    Bauer Downgrades Jardinière Because of Price HikesHe says the food is still solid, but not really worth the price.
  29. The Other Critics
    Bauer Says Café Des Amis Has ‘Improved,’ But Some Stuff isHe raises them a half star, to two.
  30. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Calls Wo Hing General Store ‘Corporate’ andCharles Phan’s latest restaurant awarded two stars.
  31. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Michael Bauer Discusses Noisy Restaurants, AgainHe praises Park Tavern, however, for their sound baffling.
  32. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Isa Drops Meal Deal Offers After Michael Bauer DebacleThey’re really very sorry.
  33. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Mr. Bauer Would Like to Remind You That Texting in Restaurants Is TackyOne of his loyal readers also calls the trend “pretty dismal.”
  34. Beef
    One Market Restaurant and an Anonymous Server Respond About ‘HealthyThey admit it’s not all going toward healthcare, but the fuzzy language on their menu, they say, lets them off the hook.
  35. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Thinks San Franciscans Would Tip More If It Weren’t for Healthy S.F.Mr. Bauer once again takes an opportunity to complain about restaurants who still show the Healthy S.F. surcharge on checks.
  36. Burgers
    No Really, Bauer Says, the Chambers Burger Is Too TallHe has a picture to prove it.
  37. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Cannot Abide Overpriced CocktailsMr. Bauer is disturbed by the rise of the $13 drink.
  38. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Diners at Flour + Water Prop Up iPad, Watch U.S. Open While Eating [Updated]Michael Bauer, for one, voices his grave disapproval.
  39. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer’s Follow-Up to Controversial Breastfeeding Post Sparks MoreMichael Bauer mused aloud earlier this week about the etiquette of breastfeeding in restaurants, and thus opening the floodgates. In his follow-up yesterday, he offered more thoughts on restaurant etiquette, prying the floodgates open even further.
  40. Trends
    Regarding All These iPads and Screens in RestaurantsBauer is none too pleased with the Blackberry-like ordering tablets the waiters have their eyes glued to at Bluestem Brasserie.
  41. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Michael Bauer Cares Not For Stacking Things On Top of ThingsThe trend of vertical cuisine is over, folks.
  42. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Michael Bauer Gets Food Poisoning for the Second Time In His CareerHe won’t say who the culprit was. Let the guessing game begin!
  43. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Feeling Insecure About Star Ratings, AgainOnly one new restaurant has notched three stars so far this year. And what does two stars even mean?
  44. Health Concerns
    So, Has Anyone In California Heard About This New Food Handler Card Law?Technically, it takes effect Friday, but it’s unclear if anyone will enforce it.
  45. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    For the Love of God, Mr. Bauer Would Like Everyone to Please Turn Down the MusicHe has very sensitive ears.
  46. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Michael Bauer Can Not Abide Power-Tripping Yelpers“Everyone’s a critic,” sighs Mr. Bauer.
  47. Quote of the Day
    Michael Bauer Is Plenty Familiar With What a Coked-Up Server Looks LikeFor the most part, if they can still do their job, he doesn’t object.
  48. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Bauer Delivers a Savage Beatdown to the Dining Room at the RitzThis would be a major downgrade: from 4 to 2.5 stars.
  49. Eatiquette
    How Do You Feel About Texting at the Table?The S.F. Chronicle critic is once again griping about all the smart phones at dinner.
  50. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Mr. Bauer Doesn’t Care for Communal Dining, Gasps at Prices atMr. Bauer would prefer not to be seated with hordes, please.
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