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BOTA If you’re a theatergoer, you want a pre-show meal that’s tasty, not so filling you fall asleep in the second act, and, most important, fast. We missed one first act because the restaurant’s service was so damned slow. So, what kind of restaurant meets those three requirements? It’s clearly not French. Nor an exquisite […]

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SCOMA’S It was in Fort Bragg that I first heard about Scoma’s. A couple from even farther north was raving about this San Francisco seafood house. A year passed before I tried it; I went there for lunch. I was underwhelmed. The food was San Francisco-okay but nothing more. Since Scoma’s is in the middle […]

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The most exciting exhibit I’ve seen this year is at MoAD, Museum of the African Diaspora. Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold will run through August 11.            Though I approach anything subtitled “A Post-Colonial Paradox” gingerly, in this case I should have let my guard down. It’s not doctrinaire, not a visual polemic — the show is filled […]

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Have we got a tip for you! On your next trip to San Francisco, you’ll be tempted to eat at State Bird Provisions, named the best new restaurant in the country. You’ll either wait a month or more for a reservation or wait what feels like a month or more outside, in line, hoping for […]

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