Marugame Serves Udon, Cafeteria Style

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Marugame Serves Udon, Cafeteria Style

Housemade noodles are the star of the show, but the soups and the tempura are hit and miss.

 

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The Irresistible Allure of Wood-Fire Cooking at Popoca

A fine-dining chef returns to his Salvadoran roots, meshing the spirit of traditional recipes with classical and progressive cooking techniques.

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Mela Bistro Is Forward-Looking Yet Respectful of Ethiopian Tradition

The cabbage is purple rather than green, and teff makes its way into chocolate cake.

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A New Restaurant Critic’s First Year in Review

A compilation of the best bites in my first year on the job as a food critic.

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Ambiance Makes a Big Impression at 4505 Burgers & BBQ

The San Francisco barbecue joint's new outpost in the Laurel district goes whole-hog with whole smoked pigs every weekend, but not everyone is hog wild over the results.

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Pollara Pizza Brings Rome by the Slice to Fourth Street

This square-shaped pizza al taglio is surprisingly light and crisp.

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Fava Is All About Balance

The tiny North Berkeley lunch spot serves fresh, rustic meals full of herbs and veggies, but don't forget the chocolate chip cookie for dessert.

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Best Taste Restaurant Is a Hidden Gem in Chinatown

Find quintessential comfort foods like double-boiled soup and clay pot rice at affordable prices.

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