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Cry for Yelp

Cry for Yelp

  • March 20, 2009
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March 20, 2009 Delfina confronts its worst reviews by emblazoning them on T-shirts. Delfina Restaurant owner Craig Stoll talks about running a restaurant in the age of Yelp. Listen to the interview Read the transcript hereRead More »
Restaurant to Yelp Reviewers: Bring it on

Restaurant to Yelp Reviewers: Bring it on

  • March 6, 2009
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by Clair Cain Miller March 6, 2009 The New York Times A San Francisco restaurant has figured out a way to wrest power from Yelp, the review site that has many small business owners feeling frustrated and voiceless. Read the full article here.Read More »
Be dazzled in Pacific Heights

Be dazzled in Pacific Heights

  • March 1, 2009
  • News
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 »