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 V.15 No.8 | February 23 - March 1, 2006 

The Dish

All the News That's Fit to Eat

Adios, Amigos—I tend to avoid Cottonwood Mall if at all possible, but in the event that Williams-Sonoma beckons, at least I can drown my Westside heebie-jeebies in a leche de tigre seafood cocktail from Mariscos Vallarta (10131 Coors NW at 7-Bar Loop). Imagine my disappointment when I drove down Corrales Road last weekend and saw the Mariscos sign had been replaced by another restaurant ... something with a chile pepper on it? (I couldn't tell—it was dark and I had a mall hangover.) If you know what happened, please console me with news on whether or not the replacement is decent.

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Taste Test

Pancake Day

The Alibi celebrates Shrove Tuesday with our own mountain of carbohydrates

Break out the batter and lube up the pans: The fattest of fat holidays is upon us. Bon vivants around the world will indulge themselves on Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, this Feb. 28—but that's not where the real party lies. The fattest holiday is by far Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day; an entire holiday dedicated to those sugar-filled, lard-fried, syrup-drizzled little pieces of heaven. It just couldn't get any better than that.

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Restaurant Review

Gruet Grille

Eating is easy—dating is the hard part

How many first dates end in tragedy? I've had more than a few myself, and almost all of them have begun and ended in restaurants. There was the guy that asked our server for a glass of "the pink wine," the one who tried to order cannoli with meat sauce (I think he meant cannelloni), and my favorite, Mr. I Don't Tip Because I'm a Cheap ... you know the rest.

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Today's Events

Local vendors sell fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, herbs and more.

Nob Hill Growers Market at Morningside Park

Tomorrow's Events

Dinner and Ebru Painting Demonstration at Blue Lily Atelier

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