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No-Good Nobu Transported Michael Bauer Back to 1994

Also: reviews of the pitch-perfect glamour of Gibson, El Paseo’s updated kitchen and cold-skin noodles in Alameda Nobu Once upon a time, in the nineties, Nobu was synonymous with opulent, high-end sushi. More than two [Read entire story]

Bauer Goes Mad for Marin’s Newest Dining Destination

Also: Korean stonepots of varying quality and Oakland’s “new wave” izakaya Namu Stonepot Eater’s Rachel Levin was underwhelmed by Dennis, David, and Daniel Lee’s fast-casual Namu outpost on Divisadero. The [Read entire story]

Bauer Goes Mad for Marin’s Newest Dining Destination

Also: Korean stonepots of varying quality and Oakland’s “new wave” izakaya Namu Stonepot Eater’s Rachel Levin was underwhelmed by Dennis, David, and Daniel Lee’s fast-casual Namu outpost on Divisadero. The [Read entire story]

The Critics Agree: Ippudo Berkeley Tastes Like a Chain Restaurant

Also: Michael Bauer discusses the Bay Area’s four-star kitchens Ippudo Pete Kane chased the unsinkable ramen trend to Berkeley this week, giving us our second critical review of Ippudo — the beloved Japanese chain [Read entire story]

How an Ice Cream Shop Got Creative in Short-Staffed San Francisco

Salt & Straw looked outside the industry to hire employees When Portland’s Salt & Straw began considering an expansion to San Francisco, friends and industry insiders cautioned against it, pointing to the Bay Area’s [Read entire story]

Bauer Heats Up 2.5 Stars for Ardiana’s Lusty Pizza

Also: Josh Sens reviews Esan Classic, Pete Kane on Villon and the first review from Ippudo in Berkeley Ardiana In Noe Valley, Michael Bauer sat at the counter at Sharon Ardiana’s self-titled new restaurant to watch the [Read entire story]

Perle’s Pedigree Draws Michael Bauer to the Oakland Hills

Also: the latest review for the Ragazza-Gialina restaurant family and two other East Bay destinations worth a visit The Morris A year after it’s highly anticipated debut, Eater’s own Rachel Levin gives The Morris the [Read entire story]

An Emergency Food Truck Network has Sprung into Action in Wine Country

Off the Grid put its fleet of mobile vendors to work in the wake of disaster Known mostly for organizing night markets and food truck corrals around the Bay Area, Off the Grid didn’t anticipate being called into action [Read entire story]

Historic Home of M. F. K. Fisher Rescued by Neighbors During Wildfires

The seminal food writer lived in Glen Ellen her last two decades A hardworking ecologist saved a piece of culinary history amidst the wildfires in Sonoma County this week. Early Monday, flames were encroaching on Last [Read entire story]

Guy Fieri Brings TV Crew, Mobile BBQ Unit to Aid in Fire Relief Effort [Updated]

The Santa Rosa native spent Thursday morning visiting local emergency shelters TV game show host, flame shirt apologist and Santa Rosa native son Guy Fieri has arrived in fire-ravaged Sonoma County today. As local [Read entire story]

SF Restaurants Show Support for Wine Country Fire Victims

Donation drop points and teams of sandwich makers are popping up across town In the wake of deadly and devastating fires in Northern California, restaurants in San Francisco are pitching in to do what they can to help [Read entire story]

Restaurants, Wineries and Industry Businesses Currently Affected by Northern California Fires

A continually updated list The fires that started in Napa and Sonoma counties late Sunday night have already caused a devastating amount of damage. As of Tuesday morning, more than 20,000 people have been evacuated from [Read entire story]

Drink for Hurricane Relief at Trader Vic’s

Four things to know this morning Trader Vic’s Hurricane relief fund Tomorrow night, Wednesday October 11th, legendary tiki bar Trader Vic’s will team up with UNICEF to provide hurricane relief for victims in Texas, [Read entire story]

Former Saison Bar Director Responds to Lawsuit with ‘Subpeona Coladas’

“You have been served... a cocktail.” After finding himself at the center of an intellectual property suit brought by his former employer, ex-Saison Bar Director Anthony Keels is responding to the allegations with [Read entire story]

Finn Town Team Will Bring Puerto Vallarta to the Castro

Papi Rico pays tribute to the Mexican resort town Coming soon to the Castro: Papi Rico, a Puerto Vallarta-inspired eatery from neighborhood restaurateur and Finn Town Tavern owner Rick Hamer, along with business partner [Read entire story]

Inside Foxsister, 24th Street’s New Spot for ‘Rambunctious’ Korean

Expect DJs, frozen cocktails and mountains of Korean Fried Chicken Starting tonight, Foxsister — one of Eater’s most anticipated Fall openings — is officially open for business on 24th Street in the Mission. The [Read entire story]

Dozens of Vineyard Workers Airlifted to Safety During Wine Country Fires

Three things to know this morning Multiple fires sweep through Wine County The three major fires burning across Napa and Sonoma Counties Sunday night have already burned tens of thousands of acres in the North Bay. Early [Read entire story]

Joe’s Crab Shack has Cracked its Last Crab in Fisherman’s Wharf

The latest shutter in a tourist trap die-off The tide is turning in Fisherman’s Wharf. Earlier this week, we received news that animatronic tourist trap Rainforest Cafe had abruptly shuttered for good, just weeks after [Read entire story]

Nine Bay Area Whole Foods Locations Affected by Credit Card Breach

Five things to know this Friday. Bay Area Whole Foods hacked Customers at nine Bay Area Whole Foods locations possibly had their credit card information exposed to hackers, the Chronicle reports. The breach affects 56 [Read entire story]

Barcino’s ‘Experimental Approach’ Lands 2.5 Bauer Stars

Also: Pete Kane on Oakland’s best opening of 2017 and a new chapter for the longtime Chiaroscuro chef. Barcino Addressing the inevitable comparison between Barcino and its Absinthe Group big brother Bellota, Michael [Read entire story]