san francisco

chefs + restaurants

First Taste: Spork

The hippest stretch of Valencia Street, in the Mission District, just got a lot hipper, thanks to Bruce Binns unpretentiously chic diner, Spork, in a former KFC.

Mendocino Here I Come

Head north across the Golden Gate Bridge and you're off and running on a weekend odyssey of nonstop food and wine, water and woods.
August 2002

Smoke and Mirrors

A serious "barbecuist" with a craving for perfectly seasoned, fork-tender meat finds reflections of the South in California.
June 2002

Checking Into History

From the birth of lobbying to the most illicit affairs, all the good stuff happened behind these closed doors.
May 2000

Spécialités de la Maison: Tadich’s

When San Franciscans speak of their revered restaurants—the places of integrity that preserve the style of an earlier day—Tadich Grill is always mentioned.
February 1978

Pisco Punch

September 1957

San Francisco North

In general, as you go north, almost anywhere in Europe or the United States, the climate becomes consistently and perceptibly colder practically county by county, sometimes mile by mile.
February 1949

Along the Boulevards

New York's stateliest hotel, the Plaza celebrates its fortieth anniversary.
October 1947

Along the Boulevards: September 1947

This department's annual tour of inspection of the champagne circuit of the United States began, unforeseeably enough, in Boston this year.
September 1947

Along the Boulevards: August 1946

It had been my intention to report on the state of travel, the gay and gracious life and rompin' and stompin' generally on the Pacific Coast.
August 1946
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