Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2008 
$7 is a small price to pay for Nob Hill Bar and Grill’s “Rasmopolitan.”
Tina Larkin

Restaurant Review

Nob Hill Bar and Grill

Gastrobar is best after dinner

By Maren Tarro

Sam Etheridge has received quite a buzz leading up to Nob Hill Bar and Grill’s opening. Phrases like “upscale, gourmet twist” were employed, and new, exciting food was promised. Etheridge closed his revered Ambrozia Café and Wine Bar to work on it. In total, rumors and speculation about menu and ambience dominated the local blogosphere for nearly a year.

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Aubrey

Bite

Fruit Stand Bites

By Evan George and Alex Brown

We've wanted for months to figure out a compact small plate or appetizer that brings together the classic curbside combos of jícama, mango, pineapple, watermelon, cucumber, chile, lime and salt into one single bite.

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Before closing Saturday, Carey Smoot slices cheese for one of her customers at Downtown Gourmet.
Eric Williams

Chewing the Fat

So Long, and Thanks for All the Cheese

An exit interview with Downtown Gourmet's Carey Smoot

By Laura Marrich

One month ago, Carey Smoot realized the numbers weren't adding up anymore. She finally put a sign on the door last week: Downtown Gourmet's last day would be Saturday, June 21.

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