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  1. Temporary Closings
    Perbacco in the East Village Will Shift GearsIt’s getting a Coravin wine machine.
  2. Neighborhood Watch
    A Special Dinner at Perbacco; A Beer Fest This Weekend at Fort Mason; and MoreAlso, Neetos Cafe is coming to a space downtown.
  3. Neighborhood Watch
    SF Grill Opening in Beautifull Space in Castro; ForageSF Hosts Wild Kitchen
  4. Worship
    Jeremiah Tower on Decamping to Mexico, Champagne Fasting, and All the New Books“Why are so many menus exactly the same? People are really taking themselves way too seriously.”
  5. The Other Critics
    Kauffman Reviews Chinatown Stalwart Capital Restaurant; Reidinger VenturesWhy does Reidinger bother going downtown?
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Perbacco Wins Award, Straw Gets a Wine List, and MoreAlso, there’s some activity at the Tazza d’Amore space in the Castro.
  7. Holidays
    Radicchio on a Seder Plate?: A Few Passover Seder Options, Plus Kosher GinA few Passover seder dinners around the Bay.
  8. Foodies With Benefits
    What You Missed at the Japan Benefit Dinner at Prospect Last SundaySee a food porn slideshow from Sunday’s benefit dinner.
  9. Foodievents
    Three Local Restaurants Go Mad For CitrusPerbacco, Spoonbar, and Manresa are all doing citrus-y things.
  10. Quote of the Day
    Chef Loses It On Willie Brown“Pay [for] somebody’s dinner because the reso is late? Do you get [a] free ticket when your flight is delayed?”
  11. The Other Critics
    Mark Bittman Admits That Maybe, Possibly, S.F. Has Better Regional Italian FoodMore fodder for the S.F.-NYC rivalry, via a NYT food writer.
  12. Slideshow
    The Five Best Pork Dishes in San FranciscoThe best you can do in these parts in the post-pork belly era.
  13. Back of the House
    Swedish-Born Master of Italian Cuisine, Staffan Terje, Once Consulted for TheThe last in the Chron’s ‘Behind the Stove’ series heads to Perbacco.
  14. Foodievents
    What You Missed at S.F. Mag’s FallFestCheck out our slideshow recap of last weekend’s foodievent.
  15. Foodievents
    Terje Takes Trophy at Cochon 555The Perbacco chef beat out the Bi-Rite, Flour + Water, Namu, and Pizzeria Delfina teams.
  16. Mediavore
    Tourism in the Tenderloin?; Locavorism Hits Australia
  17. What to Eat
    What to Eat at Heeb Mag’s Slow Food Seder Next MondayThe edgy Jew mag presents its annual, four-course, locavore seder for $55 a head.
  18. Openings
    Delayed Barbacco to Open Shortly, Complete With Liquor LicenseWith 100 wines by the glass, the wine-centric little sister to Perbacco looks ready for a January opening.
  19. Mediavore
    How to Make Slow Food Stuffed Crust Pizza; Did Everyone in the Aughts Become aLocal Lemons blogger makes a slow food pan pizza, and foodie-ism is named one of the 50 things that changed us in the aughts.
  20. Previews
    Barbacco Wine Bar to Open DryDespite a delay in the liquor license, the Perbacco team is forging ahead with their wine bar.
  21. Trends
    SF Chefs Using Miso in Strange New WaysChefs embrace miso after junket to Japan.
  22. Mediavore
    Revolt at Republic; Defining Organic MilkPlus: late-night ramen in Williamsburg, and Perbacco’s petition, all in our morning news roundup.
  23. The Other Critics
    Two Stars for Perbacco’s ‘Prodigy’; A (Very) Mixed Review forPaul Adams at a sausage-fest, and restaurant girl on Convivio, in our weekly review roundup.
  24. NewsFeed
    Modern Italian Prodigy Cooking Quietly in the East VillageItalian chefs have been talking up a newcomer doing great things in the East Village. Heed their word.
  25. Openings
    East Village Italian Empire ExpandsHaving already established a wildly successful Roman restaurant in Gnocco and an equally successful Italian wine bar in Perbacco, Modena native Gian Luca Giovanetti now wants to take on the East Village breakfast business. His Caffè Emilia, announced in this week’s Openings, is a narrow space (85 feet long and 9-and-a-half feet wide) filled with the kind of casual Emilia-Romagnan foods that Giovanetti thinks the neighborhood needs. The highlight of the menu is tramezzini, a kind of Italian club sandwich. “I never find it in New York,” he says. “It’s a sandwich with three layers of white bread, and we stuff it with original ingredients: caramelized onion with balsamic vinegar, tuna, shrimp, ham, artichokes, Fontina cheese.” The place will open at 8 a.m. and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner — that last one becoming more important once Giovanetti gets his grill going. Restaurant Openings: Hill Country, Caffè Emilia, and Park Avenue Summer [NYM] Caffè Emilia menu
  26. In the Magazine
    Summer Brings Hot Dogs, Barbecue, and Department-Store Salads Summer is upon us at last, and with it come the inevitable summer foods: hot dogs, barbecue, snap peas, salad … and pappardelle with truffles and butter. Well, not every food consumed in the hot months is inevitable. But this issue comes packed with hot-weather options. The Underground Gourmet reviews Willie’s Dawgs and PDT, the new chic cocktail lounge attached to Crif Dogs (you’ll have to read to understand). The city’s most ambitious barbecue opening yet happens this week; Gael Greene is very taken with Aurora Soho’s reverse commute; Pichet Ong takes off from the dessert business to create a killer sugar-snap-pea recipe; and Rob and Robin offer both a guide to the city’s top department-store salads and a quiz to determine your green-eats quotient, a test which only the most narrowly focused carnivore could possibly fail.