from Walden in the Chronicle food section today re: Zagats' visit to the City: "And where will the Zagats dine on this quick promotional trip? They were headed to Michael Mina restaurant in the St. Francis Hotel."
If you want to spend more time caroling, and sipping wine instead of hanging in the kitchen, watch Chef Jansen Chan (International Culinary Center). make colored sugar, the easiest way to make basic sugar cookies shine on your holiday table.
The holidays mean it's time for bubbly. Let Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) educator Vanessa Price teach you how to open a bottle properly and safely: without hurting somebody, or ruining that spark.