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The last supper

Food writer Paul Reidinger bids farewell after more than a decade covering the San Francisco food scene

Radish

Staging well-crafted feats of new all-American, neatly tucked away from the Valencia Street h-words

Boxing Room

A warm Hayes Valley spot that punches up the Cajun trend with lagniappe, mirilton, and po'boys

Txoko

Basque in the warm glow of this North Beach spot, serving northern Spanish-region favorites

Bluestem Brasserie

Sean Canavan's dishes are exercises in well-controlled forcefulness, and James Ormsby's deserts offer a delightful finish

Una Pizza Napoletana

Pizza maestro Antonio Mangieri has created a pizzeria in his own hip, forward-thinking image

Straw

The carnival-themed restaurant in Hayes Valley wins our teddy bear with playful plates

Perbacco

The five-year-old restaurant has a grand men's club air but stays true to its earthy Italian influences  

Los Yaquis

Ruddy cheer, massive beers: drinking or not, Los Yaquis has solid, home-cooked Salvadoran food

Criolla Kitchen

Doing delta right in the Castro, with crunchy mirliton salads, shrimp po'boys, and of course, hush puppies

Zero Zero

Restaurant review: Clouds of dough, blistered attractively

Pasión

Technicolored marinades on a Peruvian-powered, pan-Latino menu 

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Straddling the culinary poles of France and Japan, this Brannan Street vault still delivers for fans of American red meat

Morph

Decor provides the wit, food brings the cheer -- this Asian spot near Park Presidio is worth seeking out

Sushi Hunter

Take a break from red wine and Dean Martin soundtracks at this North Beach sushi spot

Straits Restaurant

If you like your nasi goreng with the scale and glamour of Vegas, you'll love Straits

Ideale

When in North Beach ... head for perfectly creamy risotto alla pescatore and sweets like Nonna used to make

Globe

The world keeps turning at this pared-down, purposeful standby

Beautifull

Whirling world cuisine into quick, healthy noms

Fondue Cowboy

A brief but distinctive menu of drippy share plates spurs diners to SoMa.

A Beirut festival

Mazzat's cloves, meat, and pricetag will Lebanese you smiling

Loco for Locavore

It's a lovely world in which chef Jason Moniz' local cuisine can be not just sustainable, but solidly delicious

25 Lusk

Serving artful plates in an environment that encourages diners to loosen the tie

Charanga

Nuevo Latino cuisine in the Mission that hints at the city's rich past