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  1. Celebrity Settings
    Jacques Pépin Lauds Joshua Skenes, Loves His Rabbit at FCI DinnerPepin was on hand at a dinner celebrating the launch of FCI’s new California campus.
  2. Pre-Previews
    Jeremy Fox Finally on the Hunt for Restaurant Spaces in S.F. and the East BayThe working title: Smith.
  3. Movin’ On Up
    Saison to Relocate Within the Year, Probably DowntownThe move is still probably six to eight months out.
  4. Video Feed
    How the Food at Saison Compares to Japan, According to Nombe’s MariTake a visual tour through the Saison menu, narrated by Japanese chef Mari Takahashi.
  5. Foodievents
    Kim Alter, Eli Kirshstein to Join Jeremy Fox for Saison TakeoverWe’re curious if this isn’t the last collaboration we’ll see between Fox and Alter.
  6. Foodievents
    Jeremy Fox to Take Over Saison for a Week in JuneWhile Joshua Skenes is away at Aspen Food & Wine, Chef Fox will be at the helm.
  7. Foodievents
    Fox and Skenes Team Up for a Dinner April 26Eight courses, $148.
  8. Awards
    Newly Crowned Best New Chef Josh Skenes ‘Had a Complete Blast’ inThe Saison chef threw back some Irish Car Bombs with George Mendes.
  9. Awards
    Confirmed: Joshua Skenes Named Best New ChefWe’re calling it: Joshua Skenes is among Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs for 2011.
  10. Culinary Twitterings
    Joshua Skenes Quite Likely Among Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs forAmong Dana Cowin’s Twitter riddles today: ‘Bay Area ale.’
  11. Not-So-Hopelessly Delayed
    Dcantr Raw Bar Delayed for a BitThe reopening won’t be happening too soon.
  12. Beer Me
    Sixpoint’s Saison Makes Its Philly Debut TonightThe new brew is the Brooklyn brewery’s first spring seasonal.
  13. Where to Eat
    Fig-Gate Behind Us, Bon App Pays Tribute to the S.F. RestaurantLook out for the tourists to take up a bunch of reservations at these nine restaurants this summer.
  14. Slideshow
    Marrow Matters: San Francisco’s Best Bone Marrow DishesCheck out our slideshow of the nine best bone marrow dishes around the Bay right now.
  15. Neighborhood Watch
    Saigon Sandwiches Temporarily Shutters, Off the Grid Returns to Fort Mason, andAlso, Marche is closing in Menlo Park.
  16. Temporary Closings
    Dcantr Closed Temporarily, Becoming a Raw BarThey’ll reopen in March.
  17. Chef Shuffle
    Saison Parts Ways With Its Chef de CuisineChef de cuisine Brett Cooper is gone.
  18. Lists
    Skenes, Lee, Moore All Nominated for Food & Wine People’s ChoiceFood & Wine is doing a poll this year, separate from their editorial choices for Best New Chefs, for “The People’s Best New Chef.”
  19. Lists
    Bauer Blesses Eleven Restaurants As Best Openers of 2010He couldn’t quite whittle the list down to ten.
  20. Trends
    The Journal Urges You to Cook in Your Living Room Fireplace ThisWe see this new how-to as fraught with potential for holiday disasters.
  21. Gift Guide
    The Grub Street Gift Guide, Part 2: Expert PicksSam Calagione, Ruth Reichl, José Andrés, and more give us their holiday gift picks.
  22. Health Concerns
    Acquerello, Saison Get Perfect Scores, La Folie Less So in Health InspectionSee how the rest of the Michelin-starred places scored.
  23. Slideshow
    Take a Look at Dcantr, a.k.a. The Stable Café at Night, and Saison’sSee our slideshow of the new Saison wine bar.
  24. Openings
    Opening Tonight: Dcantr, the New Saison Wine BarThe wine bar within the Stable Cafe will offer a full food menu, a la carte, which can also be enjoyed on the fireside patio.
  25. Chef Shuffle
    Saison Steals a Pastry Chef From MeadowoodMatt Tinder moves from Meadowood back to the city.
  26. Dish Demo
    Joshua Skenes Plays With Fire at SaisonSee a demonstration of how to roast beets directly on the embers of a fire.
  27. What to Eat
    What to Eat at Dcantr, Possibly Opening Next WeekSaison’s new casual offshoot, which will occupy the Stable Cafe in the evenings, is aiming for a November 9 opening.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Dcantr Coming Soon, Grub Softly Opens, and MoreAlso, Fillmore Bakeshop is now open.
  29. Lists
    Michelin 2011 Guide Released: Meadowood Rises to Three Stars, Chez PanisseThe Bay Area is abuzz with its new three-star promotion.
  30. 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.
  31. Oenophile
    Sommeliers and Wine Geeks Alike Sing Praises of Low-Alcohol WinesThe lower the booze, the better the food tastes, and thus Rieslings and Pinots are all the rage.
  32. Trends
    Steak, Pizza, and Lots More Casual Eating: Our Fall Trend WatchFinally, S.F. is getting a Neapolitan pizza wave, and a steakhouse wave, and a bevy of simpler cocktail menus.
  33. The Other Critics
    Bauer Smiles on Saison to the Tune of Three Stars; Patti U. Sups at SuperiorBauer adores the revamped Saison, and Patti U. finds some yummy Cantonese in the Outer Richmond.
  34. We Didn’t Start the Fire
    Fire Department Crashes ‘Fire Dinner’ at SaisonAt a special dinner last night, guest chef Jeremy Fox stoked the fire a little too much.
  35. Trends
    Joshua Skenes, ‘Modern-Day Forager’The Financial Times is fascinated with how many chefs are picking and growing their own stuff out here.
  36. Mediavore
    Where to Get Free Vegetables from Hippies; SoCal Still Has MilkmenA visit to the Free Farm on Gough, a dish demo from Saison, and more…
  37. Reopenings
    Take a Look Inside (and Outside) Saison, Reopening TodayJosh Skenes’ pop-up-turned-big-boy restaurant returns this evening, and will soon feature an a la carte menu.
  38. Reopenings
    What to Eat at Saison, Reopening TuesdaySee the re-opening night menu at Josh Skenes newly remodeled restaurant.
  39. Neighborhood Watch
    Saison Relaunches on June 22, Kwanjai Thai Closes, and MoreSaison goes from pop-up to almost full-time, Mas o Menos coming to the Marina, and more…
  40. Trends
    Chefs Fed Up With All Your Special RequestsOur nation of “split-shot soy mocha latte with sugar-free vanilla, light foam” orderers are making life difficult for chefs.
  41. Lists
    Five Restaurants That Should Be in the Top 100 But Aren’tIf we were the ones writing this list, there are five or six more newer places that would be knocking off some of the old.
  42. Neighborhood Watch
    Roland’s Bagels Shutters, Beer Pairings at Delarosa, and More
  43. Nonstaurants
    The NYT Discovers Nonstaurants“Instead of crying because the bank won’t give me $2 million to open a restaurant, this is a way I can do it.” – Tommy Halvorson, EAT @ 111 Minna.
  44. Mediavore
    Saison Adds Thursdays; Nasty Facts About Nigella
  45. Trends
    Soon You May Be Eating Foie Aboard a ‘57 Greyhound BusThe biggest takeaway from today’s Chron piece about pop-up restaurants? The news that the Free Range Dining boys will soon be serving mobile dinners aboard a ‘57 Greyhound.
  46. The Other Critics
    Scopa Knocked Up to Three Stars; Saison a Visit to the Country
  47. Temporary Closings
    Batter Bakery Open After Flood; Stable Cafe Still ClosedStable Cafe and the businesses sharing its space are still closed, except Batter Bakery.
  48. Mediavore
    La Boulange Status Quo; Saison Celebrates Summer
  49. Openings
    New Restaurant to Open One Day at a TimeWeekly service to start Sunday at Saison