Health & Diet

Tables for Two

Yes, dear. It’s that time of year again, when the calendar declares St. Valentine’s Day as the one day the entire population is expected...

Star Power

Oftentimes, especially in today’s world of nutritional science and genetically modified foods, I wonder about the evolution of eating and etiquette.Our Medieval past of...

To Table

Even if you have never lived in San Francisco, the surname Alioto will likely ring a bell. Along with his father, Nunzio, chef Alexander...

Wholly Oaxaca Mole!

It wasn’t an April Fool’s prank when news leaked that the restaurant Hurley’s would shutter after 16 successful years in business. Well-known as one...

Wilde? Child!

My favorite adage is one Julia Child borrowed from 19th-century poet and playwright Oscar Wilde: “Everything in moderation . . . including moderation.”Perhaps good...

Glug, Glug, Glug

’Tis the season to indulge, and a new wine bar in Mill Valley and a beloved Larkspur restaurant are two spots serving holiday cheer...

Guesthouse Attendant

To many locals, Picco tops the list for best restaurant in Marin. Under the talented eye of Real Restaurants Group’s chef Bruce Hill, Picco...

Flores brings the flava’

Few things bring back memories of my childhood visits to Baja and Mexico more vividly than Chiclets. It was south of the border where...

Taming of the ’Shews

“By being here tonight you saved the lives of 27 animals that we did not eat,” says Miyoko Schinner to a crowd of over...

Day of Durell

The first single-vineyard Syrah that I remember having was a Kendall-Jackson wine from the Durell Vineyard in Sonoma Valley. It was way back in...