Food & Drink

One fish, two fish

Artful plates and unique tastes at two newly-opened sushi spots

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virginia@sfbg.com

APPETITE Sushi bars proliferate around SF, with two more brand new spots opening on Russian Hill and down in the Mission.Read more »

Rum tales

Bars, cocktails, favorite bottles, and the facts you need to be an educated sipper

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Feast 2012

Our food and drink spectacular takes a bite out of cheese country, Hakka Chinese cuisine, Dungeness crab season, and more

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FEAST 2012 Fall arrives, daisy dukes disappear. This can only mean one thing: it's time to start eating again. Our guide to autumnal appetite will help you do just that, of course. Marke B. will get you hyped for crab season here in the Bay, George McIntire found some of the most useful local apps for finding haute plates (and goblets). Caitlin Donohue sussed out the Marin-Sonoma Cheese Trail, and Virginia Miller shares her knowledge on all things rum and chocolate. And more! Read on, get hungry. Read more »

Fresh

New in 2012: restaurants you gotta check out

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AFFORDABLE

Aria Korean American Snack Bar (932 Larkin, SF. (415) 292-6914)

Cat Head's BBQ (1665 Folsom, SF. (415) 861-4242, www.catsheadbbq.com)

Craftsman and Wolves (746 Valencia, SF. (415) 913-7713, www.craftsmen-wolves.com)

Gioia Pizzeria (2240 Polk, SF. (415) 359-0971, www.gioiapizzeria.com)Read more »

Cantonese country cousin

Finally, the Hakka diaspora has its own cookbook

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caitlin@sfbg.com

FEAST "Comfort food for the working man," is how longtime Sunset Magazine food writer and Hakka Chinese daughter Linda Lau Anusasananan describes the food she grew up watching her grandmother prepare. Anusasananan spent years penning articles on everyone else's soul foods in her professional career, and finally decided that the earthy — yet at times incredibly complex — eats that have been developed by the diaspora sprung from her nomadic ancestors deserved a cookbook of their own.Read more »

Claws for consideration

Stick a pincer into fall's best bets for dreamy Dungeness

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FEAST 2012 This year, Dungeness crab season starts on November 3 — commercial fishing begins in earnest on November 15 — and soon, if the undersea crab nebula hasn't been environmentally disturbed, we'll see vast trawler hauls of legs and claws spilling over onto the piers and into local eateries. Get yours at Alioto-Lazio (www.crabonline.com) on Fisherman's Wharf or New England Lobster Co. (www.newenglandlobster.net) in Burlingame. Read more »

Truffle tour

Notes on top chocolates from around the world

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Wedge issues

Happy days on the Marin-Sonoma Cheese Trail

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caitlin@sfbg.com

FEAST 2012 It is a trip ill-suited for vegans and anyone with a phobia of fossil fuel. But no one said that the Sonoma Marin Cheese Trail was an endeavor for everyone. Certainly not the faint of belly — even our truncated voyage of five cheesemakers and 61 miles in a day is a lot, lactophilia notwithstanding.Read more »

5 local food apps

Swipe and point your way to better eating, from vegan treats to Wine Country deals

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culture@sfbg.com

FEAST 2012 You can't eat your smart phone, but it can inform your culinary decisions. Below, the best food apps for exploring the bounty of the Bay Area and surrounds.Read more »

Japanese within reach

Three new affordable Japanese restaurants brighten the scene

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