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By Brian Freedman

Townsend is cooking up a Gallic storm

Black bass with cockles embodied the season perfectly: Each delicate bite of fish, dragged through the zucchini-basil purée, was like a transmogrification of the farmers market onto the plate.

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Posted Aug. 6, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Brian Freedman

Café Ynez does Mexican, rotisserie—and breakfast, too

Rough-mashed with the perfect amount of lime (i.e.: mucho), onions, tomatoes and cilantro, it’s a study in the seemingly disproportionate joys of simplicity and balance.

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Posted Jul. 30, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Brian Freedman

Petruce et al. is a new Walnut Street force to be reckoned with

Octopus, borne upon a pedestal of congee, arrives cocooned in char from the grill after a leisurely poaching in a bath of olive, lemon, sambal and more.

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Posted Jul. 23, 2014 | Comments: 0

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By Brian Freedman

Chinatown’s new Red Kings 2 serves up just enough spice for a perfect zing

Boiled sliced lamb in chili sauce was infinitely more than that humble description, a stunning mountain of earthy meat joined by petals of sweet onions, thick slices of nutty garlic, and snappy broccoli florets.

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Posted May. 7, 2014 | Comments: 0

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PW's Year of Beer: Lagunitas NightTime
By Eric San Juan

Even as deeper java notes reveal themselves, so too do hints of bright citrus. Rich and captivating, this is a monster of a beer.

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