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Taste Test: AloeCure


From the “It's good for you!” department, a Seattle company called AloeCure has produced a beverage of the same name intended to improve digestion and soothe troubled guts. OK, but is it edible? My research assistants Adrian Chen (former WW intern), health-conscious friend Lizzy and I found out, so...   More
 
Monday, November 13, 2006 by Shoshanna Cohen

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
[August 16th, 2006] The words 'Northeast Alberta Street' once brought to mind a stereotype of wall-to-wall health-food stores, yoga studios and radical vegans. But the strip's growing presence of Food Network-friendly artery-cloggers like Southern food, greasy good fish 'n' chips and doughnuts (they   More
 
Thursday, November 9, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
One of the richest things about living in urban areas is the cultural influence of immigrants from various corners of the world. Many foodies search endlessly for the most 'authentic' international cuisines, but some of the best types (and arguably more representative of the immigrant experience) ar   More
 
Thursday, November 9, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

East By Northwest

A former Chinese shop serves up flavors of the Eastern Bloc.


Food Reviews & Stories
One of the richest things about living in urban areas is the cultural influence of immigrants from various corners of the world. Many foodies search endlessly for the most "authentic" international cu ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Movie Madness

Gracie's serves up deLuxe Hollywood glitz with extra cheese.


Food Reviews & Stories
Movies and hotels are fun because they let you temporarily imagine being a more glamorous person. These are environments devoid of dirty dishes, parking tickets and vet appointments, places where the ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
With soccer paraphernalia and fake frescos, flirtatious waiters and classic Italian-American cooking, the authentically pleasing Piazza Italia is a lively little piece of San Francisco's North Beach in the Pearl District. Dig into a hunk of fresh, chewy bread while you peruse the menu: an assortment   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
This restaurant is classic without being stuffy, offering fresh, perfectly crafted versions of American and Mediterranean classics. Many dishes highlight fresh, high-quality seafood, like a tangy ceviche with succulent rockfish and scallops and a rotating cast of fresh-caught specials. Daily pizzas,   More
 
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Justa Pasta stands out from Portland's profusion of upscale-casual Italian spots with a warm, attractive interior and inventive specials. The loft-chic style avoids harshness, with warm colors and lots of plants. The standard menu is basic—a handful of pastas combine with marinara, alfredo, an   More
 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Kinta fills in Southeast Belmont's veggie-friendly dining scene with meat-free Malaysian food in a hemp-free environment. The choose-your-own-adventure-style menu lets diners combine favorite veggies in various rice- or noodle-based entrees but precludes the unique, expert ingredient pairings only a   More
 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen

Restaurant Guide 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Movies and hotels are fun because they let you pretend to be more glamorous than you are, but movies are also full of exaggerated artifice, and Gracie's at Hotel deLuxe is both glamorous and artificial. Ignore reality with a Flynn cocktail in the James Bondian Driftwood Room, then move into the rest   More
 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Shoshanna Cohen
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