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April 5 Mixer at Scratch!

Meet your neighbors and enjoy a taste of Scratch. Downtown’s elegant new regional-American restaurant has already generated press and online acclaim. Scratch will welcome the neighborhood Tuesday, April 5, from 6:30-8:30PM at 401 Castro. The remarkable half-price “happy hour” deal (described in the restaurant profile below) will be extended to us for this special event. Continue reading

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Restaurant Profile: Scratch

After several meals I’m impressed. I found real class (both obvious and subtle) in Scratch’s kitchen work. A strong guiding vision also shows. … ishes enjoyed so far include most of the dinner-menu “appetizers” like crab cakes, goat-cheese soufflé, an outstanding grilled-prawn “shrimp cocktail,” and especially the Ahi tuna Niçoise salad (about five times).
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Pizza in Mountain View

by Max Hauser Some folks might be surprised to learn for what food silicon valley was briefly known in the 1990s.  Not Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, or Japanese cooking, all locally prominent.  Not Pacific seafood, a Bay Area staple since prehistory.  … Continue reading

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Eat Like a Samurai DOWNTOWN

—by Hugh Donagher, III Two Japanese cultural concepts come together at downtown’s new Bushido Izakaya, which opened about seven months ago. In Japan, an izakaya is a small neighborhood place to sit, eat and drink. In the States, it has … Continue reading

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Local Restaurant News

by Max Hauser With updated remodeled interior, Shezan (216 Castro, 650 969 1112) replaced Godavari (which in turn supplanted the venerated Sue’s Indian Cuisine after Sue Sista’s death).  Shezan incidentally kept Sue’s original phone number, used since the area code … Continue reading

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