In yesterday's New York Times, Eric Asimov wrote a thorough account of his attitudes toward Napa Valley Cabernet. He voiced a preference for a certain sort wine we'd call "old school" (he called them "balanced," "restrained," "subtle," and "nuanced"). He describes many Napa Valley Cabernets, however, as "jammy fruit bombs that overwhelm food."
The other night I was taken to Oyaji, a sushi spot on Clement Street, so far out in the avenues you might as well get on a plane to Tokyo. I’ve heard a lot about it from my friends that frequent it. They talk about the sushi, sure, but what they really talk about is Hideki-san, the theatrical, ham-of-a-chef and owner who knows his fish and drinks like one too.
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Aug. 27, The Independent
Sept. 2-3, The Great American Music Hall
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sept. 6, Mezzanine
Built to Spill (performing “Perfect From Now On” in its entirety)
Sept. 8-9, Slim’s
Sept. 8, The Fillmore
Sept. 15, The Fillmore
Sept 18, The Fillmore
1. Mondays with Morrone
Award winning Bay Area chef George Morrone will add his seasonal influences to the Fish and Farm menu on Mondays for the rest of August and the entire month of September (with the exception of Labor Day, September 1). Each Monday, the menu will also feature one of Morrone’s famous soups from his cookbook, Simply Elegant Soup. Call 415-474-3474 to make a reservation.
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