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  1. Lists
    Here Are the 2015 Michelin Stars for San Francisco; Benu and Saison Both GetChefs Corey Lee and Joshua Skenes join the three-star club.
  2. Team-Ups
    Joshua Skenes Will Cook a Very Special Dinner With Matt Lightner at AteraForager-chefs from both coasts converge in New York.
  3. Lists
    Bon Appétit Unveils Its 10 Best New RestaurantsAska, Fat Rice, and Saison made the cut.
  4. Leftovers
    Outdoor Seating at the Meatball Shop in Chelsea; Maiden Lane’s SpecialPlus: Preserve24’s unlimited-sangria brunch, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  5. High Steaks
    Bon Appétit Takes a Very Close Look at Dry-Aged BeefGenius, microbes, and fat caps.
  6. The Other Critics
    Tejal Rao Enjoys Vegan Food at the New Kajitsu; Jordana Rothman Gives Two StarsPlus: The General pleases Michael Kaminer, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  7. Critical Move
    The New York Times’ Pete Wells Is Now America’s RestaurantYou’ve been warned.
  8. The Other Critics
    To Counter Bauer, NYT Critic Pete Wells Comes Around to Loving SaisonLast year he was fatigued and a little annoyed. This year he is awed.
  9. The Other Critics
    Bauer Praises Skenes’s Food at Saison, Dings Them for Service, No ValetHe gives it four stars for food, but three overall.
  10. Booze You Can Use
    What to Drink at Saison, Which Now Has Its Full Liquor LicenseThe drinks include unique garnishes and elements of fire.
  11. Menus
    Saison’s Bar Tasting Menu Revised, RepricedMore changes to the Saison bar tasting menu.
  12. Celebrity Settings
    Andrew Knowlton Dines Everywhere in S.F.; Tanlines Sup at NojoAlso, Andie McDowell spotted at The Grove.
  13. Menus
    Saison Launches Bar Tasting Menu, With CanapésIt’s $48 for eight to ten small courses.
  14. Temporary Closings
    Saison Experiences Hiccup, Closes For Weekend RepairsSounds like it was a gas and electrical problem.
  15. Booze You Can Use
    Cocktails at Saison to Feature Grilled Pineapple Syrup, Hearth-Popped PopcornThe full liquor license has not yet come through yet, though, so the hard-liquor drinks aren’t available.
  16. Quote of the Day
    Joshua Skenes Has a Thing or Two to Say About the Tasting Menu Debate“No one says, ‘Hey you son of a bitch, you better come to my restaurant now.’ People can go where they please.”
  17. Temporary Closings
    Stable Café Still Recovering From Early December FloodThe flood also hit Saison on their very last day in the rear space, as they were in the process of moving to SoMa.
  18. Movin’ On Up
    Saison to Move to SoMa Spot, Close Original Location November 30 [Updated]And there will be a new cocktail program!
  19. The Other Critics
    NYT Critic Pete Wells Visits San Francisco, Talks About Tasting Menu FatigueHe loves Benu, but is “dazed” by Saison.
  20. Price Check
    Sons & Daughters Ups the Ante, Lowers Seat Count, à la SaisonAlso, they’ll be adding to the number of courses and generally slowing things down.
  21. Quote of the Day
    Joshua Skenes Wants to Satisfy You
  22. Empire Building
    Saison Either Moving or Expanding to SoMaThe deal is done, but lots of details to be worked out.
  23. Chef Shuffles
    Saison Steals New Pastry Chef Away From New York’s CortonPastry chef Shawn Gawle recently won the Best New Pastry Chefs honor from ‘Food & Wine.’
  24. Foodievents
    Bar Tartine Launches Monday ‘Curiosities’ Series Tonight; SaisonSean Thackrey unveils his Cassiopeia Project, featuring Anderson Valley Pinot Noir clones.
  25. Trends
    Lobster, Barely a Luxury Item Anymore, Keeps Getting CheaperThe price has dipped below the break-even point for some Maine fishermen as fancy chefs turn to stuff like European langoustines.
  26. Price Check
    Regarding the Economics of Saison, and How Much Labor Goes Into Each Tiny HerbChef Michael Hung recently did a stage there, and shares his thoughts on the matter.
  27. Lists
    Is Mr. Pollo an Adequate Alternative to Quince?
  28. The Other Critics
    Josh Sens Calls Saison ‘Money Well Spent’He does the chef’s counter, and gives it four stars.
  29. Reopenings
    Saison Reopens Tonight Following Flood ClosureThey did not make it open by Saturday as planned.
  30. Temporary Closings
    Saison Closed Due to Flooding From Last Night’s StormSome storm drains backed up into Saison’s kitchen, but they should reopen Saturday.
  31. Beer Me
    It’s the Time of the Saison at Alla SpinaVetri’s gastropub salutes the seasonal sipper by devoting 10-plus taps to it.
  32. Beer Me
    Yards Rolls Out Its Seasonal SaisonThe limited release brew is made for enjoying warm weather.
  33. Price Check
    A Handy Guide to the Current Prix Fixes at S.F.’s Fanciest RestaurantsWhat does Quince cost these days, anyway?
  34. Ch-ch-ch-changes
    Saison Shifting to All Ticket-Based Reservations, Raising Prices [Updated]Regular dining room reservations, on weekends, are now $511 including beverages, tax, and tip.
  35. Bookshelf
    David Kinch, Joshua Skenes, Dominique Crenn All Putting Out CookbooksAlso, Traci Des Jardins will be putting out a volume in 2013 as well.
  36. Gastronomics
    The One Percent Is Invited to Drop $25,000 on Valentine’s Dinner By JoshuaA one-night, one-time package at a private home in Big Sur comes with your own Michelin two-star chef: Joshua Skenes.
  37. Actually Pretty Awesome
    Actually Pretty Awesome: Crudités at SaisonIt’s a variant on a classical French dish, and includes a bevy of tiny leaves, as well as a lardo raviolo.
  38. It’s All in the Stars
    Benu, Coi, and Saison and the Race to Be S.F.’s First Michelin Three-StarA little more national love for San Francisco, this time from the ‘Journal.’
  39. Ch-ch-ch-changes
    Saison Reduces Seating, Adds Ticket-Based Chef’s CounterThe restaurant will reduce to one seating per night, with eighteen seats only in the main dining room.
  40. Video Feed
    Saison’s Joshua Skenes Reacts to His Michelin StarsHe sprayed champagne all over his staff.
  41. Michelin Guide
    Michelin 2012: Benu, Baumé, and Saison Get Two Stars; Sons & Daughters,Also, Michael Mina returns to the guide at one star.
  42. Michelin Guide
    Will Manresa, Coi, or Benu Join the Three-Star Club?O, the drama of it all…
  43. Michelin Guide
    Bar Tartine, Zero Zero, Contigo Among New Picks for Michelin Bib GourmandThe list got leaked a day early, via Bloomberg.
  44. Chef Shuffles
    Coi Poaches Pastry Chef From Saison
  45. Back of the House
    Saison Chefs Get New Outfits, Courtesy of Levi’sTheir new chef’s jackets are based on a vintage French one that a Levi’s designer found at the flea market.
  46. Trends
    Aspic Coming Back Into Fashion? You Don’t Say.Tomato aspic? Yep, it’s coming back.
  47. Pre-Previews
    Saison Still Set on Moving, May Have Secured New Jackson Square Space [Updated]Skenes says they’re close to a deal on a new spot.
  48. Awards
    Joshua Skenes Crowned Best ChefSF Mag awards him their prize the same year he was among Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs.
  49. Foodievents
    Jeremy Fox to Pop Up Next at Orson, August 12
  50. 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?
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