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  1. Foodievents
    Matt Accarrino Takes a Jaunt to Sonoma; Bazirgan Cooks at Scribe; Wetzel ComesIt’s a trio of upcoming event dinners.
  2. Awards
    Matt Accarrino, Kim Alter, the Riches All Nominated for Food & WineAlso nominated are Thomas McNaughton and Justin Cogley.
  3. Closings
    Little Italy’s SPQR on Mulberry Street Has ClosedA red-sauce joint serves its last meatball.
  4. Tragedies
    SPQR Chef Matt Accarrino Travels Home to Flood-Damaged New Jersey, Laments Lost’Heartbreak kinda stuff,’ he writes.
  5. Awards
    Michelin Stars for 2013 Announced: Atelier Crenn Gets Two, SPQR Earns a Star,In the S.F. Guide, Crenn becomes the first woman in the U.S. to earn two stars from Michelin.
  6. Lists
    Delarosa, Incanto, and Fish Story Dropped from Michelin’s 2013 BibAlso, SPQR falls off, but we think this may be because they’re getting a star.
  7. Empire Building
    A16 Expands to the East Bay With Rockridge LocationIt’s taking over the Hudson spot on College Avenue.
  8. Bookshelf
    Chef Matt Accarrino Talks About Travels In Italy and the New SPQR BookIt’s part travelogue, part wine tour, and part cookbook, covering Northern Italy.
  9. Lists
    Coi and SPQR Land on Newsweek’s Best in the World ListIt’s a bit of a random list, but aren’t they all.
  10. Celebrity Settings
    David Lynch Spotted Dining Alone at SPQR
  11. Awards
    Park Tavern, AQ, Danny Bowien Land on James Beard Semi-Finalist ListAlso, Beretta and Bar Agricole get “long-listed” in the bar category.
  12. Michelin Guide
    Bar Tartine, Zero Zero, Contigo Among New Picks for Michelin Bib GourmandThe list got leaked a day early, via Bloomberg.
  13. Brunch
    Michael Bauer, Not a Fan of Brunch, Reviews the Best BrunchesHis list: Boulette’s Larder, Camino, Cotogna, Nopa, and SPQR.
  14. Trends
    Can Chefs Create Their Own Authenticity?A lot of chefs, working in cuisines from their parents’ homelands, are doing stuff that can’t be called fusion and it can’t be called ‘inauthentic’ either.
  15. Actually Pretty Awesome
    Actually Pretty Awesome: The Buttermilk Panna Cotta at SPQRIt’s the most perfect expression of milk and honey you’ll ever taste.
  16. Awards
    Matt Accarrino Clinches Prince of Porc Title at Cochon 555As the S.F. winner he moves on to compete at the Grand Cochon in Aspen.
  17. Foodievents
    Cochon 555 ComethA new Prince of Porc shall be crowned June 5.
  18. Mediavore
    Oakland Fights About Food Trucks; Quality of U.S. Food Aid Questioned
  19. Oeno-File
    Get Super Exclusive Italian Wines Through A16 and SPQR’s New Wine ClubThe options include just-northern and just-southern wine clubs inspired by the lists at SPQR and A16, respectively.
  20. 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.
  21. Complaint Department
    In Re: Reservations, and Places That Don’t Take ThemPlaces like Zero Zero have given in and started taking them.
  22. Video Feed
    A Chef and a Comedian Get in a Car, Drive Around, Discuss Iceberg LettuceIt’s an ad for Lexus, basically, but it’s not that terrible.
  23. Foodievents
    Three Wine-Centric Dinners This Week: One Italian, One French, One CalifornianThe third is a battle between Napa and Sonoma.
  24. Menu Changes
    New Fall Menu Items at Flour + Water, SPQR, Wayfare TavernSee the new seasonal menu items cropping up at these three restaurants.
  25. Lists
    Café Des Amis, Sons & Daughters Among Michelin’s 2011 Bib GourmandThe new list of ‘best value’ restaurants for the Bay Area is released.
  26. Benefits
    Fancy Brown Bag Lunch Auction Starts TodayProceeds go to benefit the San Francisco Community School.
  27. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    The Voltaggios Chow Down at Benu, SPQR
  28. Recipes
    Accarrino, Lawrence, and Mitra Take on OkraA trio of very different chefs take on the same five seasonal ingredients.
  29. Interviews
    BlackBoardEats’ Maggie Nemser Wants to Make Every Night Like NewThe founder of the discount service says L.A. people are more apt to rush out for deals.
  30. Oenofile
    Sommelier Shelley Lindgren Knows Her Way Around the Old WorldThe A16/SPQR owner and wine director talks to Grub Street about Italian wines.
  31. Dish Demo
    Learn How to Make SPQR’s Friuli-Style Ricotta GnocchiWatch out dish demo with young executive chef Matthew Accarrino.
  32. Deals
    Blackboard Eats, a New Restaurant Deal Tracker, Launches In S.F.The new exclusive deal service is giving away a 30% off coupon code for SPQR today.
  33. Foodievents
    Sample Some Early Bites from Benu, Bar Agricole, and PlumA tasting event, benefiting Share Our Strength, will feature some “sneak peek” mini dishes from some upcoming restaurants.
  34. Awards
    Accarrino, Skenes, and MacNaughton Honored as StarChefs Rising StarsStarChefs.com releases their 2010 Rising Star honors for SF.
  35. Interviews
    Syhabout Hangs Out With Appleman and Choi in NYCSyhabout partied, and then some, while in New York for the F&W BNC fete.
  36. The Other Critics
    Kauffman’s Debut Review Goes to Bruno’s; Unterman Cheers for the New Menu atKauffman digs the disconnect between the decor and the food at Bruno’s; Bauer renews Rivoli’s three stars; Unterman devours her quail and farro at the reopened SPQR.
  37. Closings
    Mr. Bauer Feels Guilty For Vivande’s ShutteringThe tried-and-true southern Italian gastronomia on Fillmore Street has closed after 29-years, and Michael Bauer wishes he’d been more supportive lately.
  38. Chef Shuffle
    New Mina Pastry Chef an L.A. RefugeeCatherine Schimenti is the third chef to move to San Francisco from Craft in Los Angeles this fall.
  39. Thanksgiving
    Brussels Sprouts and Black Ice: Chefs Share Thanksgiving Plans and BloopersWe’ve canvassed five local chefs for their plans this year and their horror stories from the past.
  40. Back of the House
    Is Local Talent Really the Future of Local Dining?A local blogger calls out some great up-and-coming chefs in the city, but what about our wave of immigrants?
  41. Reopenings
    Taste What Got Accarrino Hired at SPQRThe new menu will include dishes from Accarrino’s test dinner.
  42. Reservations
    New at SPQR: Reservations, BrunchWhen it reopens after a two-week remodel, the restaurant will feature a new brunch menu, new hours, and will take reservations.
  43. Chef Shuffles
    Matthew Accarrino Shares his Plans for SPQRNew chef plans to use his background of precise technique to refine SPQR’s rustic Italian.
  44. Chef Shuffles
    The Foods That Got Accarrino HiredNew chef won over restaurant owners with his skills, not his resume.
  45. Chef Shuffles
    Craft Chef Coming to SPQRAfter intense vetting, chef will start in September.
  46. Chef Shuffle
    SPQR to Close for ‘Refurbishment’ as Chefs QuitHot Fillmore Street restaurant will close for upgrades even though it’s only a year and a half old.
  47. Chef Shuffle
    Nate Appleman Already in New YorkThe San Francisco chef is taking meetings in the Big Apple.
  48. Chef Shuffle
    Appleman Kills Urbino Plan; May Move to New YorkThe former A16 and SPQR chef also pulls the plug on his latest project.
  49. Chef Shuffle
    Nate Appleman Leaving A16 and SPQRAward winning chef wants to see what else is out there.
  50. Other Cities
    Is Nate Appleman the Next David Chang or Mario Batali?And will the Rising Star Chef bring a restaurant to New York?
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