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Be dazzled in Pacific Heights

Be dazzled in Pacific Heights

  • March 1, 2009
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March 2009 Just inside the Presidio, the Presidio Social Club ($$; 563 Ruger St.; 415/885-1888) is a swank retro diner where ordering a Pisco punch with a brunch of biscuits and gravy can make a funny sort of sense. On sunny days, soak up the scene on the front patio at Nettie’s Crab Shack ($$; 2032 Union St.; 415/409- 0300), an instant hit with its bright cottage charm and killer lobster roll. Over by Fillmore, the second outpost of Mission icon Pizzeria Delfina...Read More »
Pizza in America

Pizza in America

  • June 30, 2008
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June 30, 2008 Americans spend $32 billion a year on pizza in restaurants, about half of it at chains such as Pizza Hut, Domino's, Papa John's and Little Caesars. But the other half of our pizza dollars go to independent pizzerias, most of them mom-and-pop shops, but now also places like Pizzeria Bianco and venues from famous chefs such as Nancy Silverton, whose partnership with Mario Batali produced Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles. "We look at pizza the way a chef...Read More »
For Meals Under $25, Go Where the Tourists Don’t

For Meals Under $25, Go Where the Tourists Don’t

  • October 15, 2006
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by Gregory Dicum October 15, 2006 SAN FRANCISCO is justifiably famous for the variety and the excellence of its restaurants. But as a visitor, particularly one looking for both a great meal and a good deal, it’s hard to avoid the feeling that you’ve somehow not quite found what you’re looking for. The tourist traps near Fisherman’s Wharf and most of the dizzying array of restaurants in visitor-heavy areas like North Beach rely on a stream of out-of-towners, most...Read More »
The Best Restaurants by San Francisco Magazine

The Best Restaurants by San Francisco Magazine

  • August 1, 2006
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August 2006 With restaurants, as with empires, expansion is frequently a prelude to decline. But Craig Stoll of Delfina avoided this when he annexed the tiny space next door. Pizzeria Delfina is a modest addition to a Mission district restaurant whose strength has always been simplicity. Stoll’s new place sticks to the formula. It doesn’t try to do too much (pizzas, salads, calzone), but what it does, it does very well. Whereas Delfina has a full-fledged trat...Read More »
Pie High

Pie High

  • March 15, 2006
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by Robert Lauriston Wednesday, March 15, 2006 At a tiny Delfina spinoff, pizza is optional, cannoli mandatory I love pizza. It's my desert island dish, my last meal, my favorite snack. I will detour hours out of my way or volunteer for an unnecessary business trip to try a famous pie. When visiting hot spots like New York City, Chicago, or Rome, I'll happily eat it every day if my companions don't interfere. So I'm happy as a Pepe's white clam pie at the bi...Read More »
Craig and Anne Stoll’s annex lives up to the promise of its pedigree

Craig and Anne Stoll’s annex lives up to the promise of its pedigree

  • November 1, 2005
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San Francisco Magazine by Josh Sens - November 1, 2005 With restaurants, as with empires, expansion is frequently a prelude to decline.  But Craig Stoll of Delfina avoided this when he annexed the tiny space next door. Pizzeria Delfina is a modest addition to a Mission district restaurant whose strength has always been simplicity.  Stoll’s new place sticks to the formula.  It doesn’t try to do too much (pizzas, salads, calzone), but what it does, it does very...Read More »