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  1. Phu Tang

    Had he taken his father’s well-meaning career advice, Phu could now be managing a chain of Vietnamese Pork Roll stores, or over-seeing the production line at a chicken factory. Thankfully, he did...

    12.06.13

  2. Réveille Coffee Company Truck
    Food

    Réveille Coffee Company Truck

    I confess it, friends, despite growing up in a small hill town in Northern California, my four plus years of living in San Francisco have taken their toll. And now, like every other member of this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.07.11

  3. Words You Should Know for Restaurants
    Design 101

    Words You Should Know for Restaurants

    Listed below are some useful words for the experienced diner.

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  4. Sound Advice
    --Done Wrong

    Sound Advice

    Successful restaurants offer the holy trinity of good food, good service, and good ambience. Design can influence all three, but botch the ambience, and you’ll be forever fighting a...

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  5. Tomorrow’s Specials
    --The Future of

    Tomorrow’s Specials

    Slide into that booth or belly up the bar to learn what’s next for restaurant design. You’ll know before the maître d’ does.

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  6. 5 San Francisco Restaurants Worth Checking Out
    Food

    5 San Francisco Restaurants Worth Checking Out

    Whether it’s a nightclub in the Tenderloin or a bakery in the Outer Sunset, the aesthetics of these five City by the Bay eateries are as much of a draw as the food itself. Click to check out five...

    written by: Claire Andreas
    07.10.13

  7. Food Court Gourmet
    --Done Right

    Food Court Gourmet

    No need to brave the teeming throngs only to score a slice at Sbarro: These hopping food malls are as haute as can be.

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  8. Cultivating Good Taste
    A Great Idea

    Cultivating Good Taste

    Grown, harvested, prepped, and cooked all in the same place, farm-to-table fare is coming to a city near you.

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  9. The Ramen Shop in Oakland
    Food

    The Ramen Shop in Oakland

    Nestled in the foodie-friendly neighborhood of North Oakland is a far cry from the ramen that you’ve come to know throughout your college years. The brainchild of three Chez Panisse alums, The...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    05.13.13

  10. Pinterest Board of the Day: Restaurant Design
    Food

    Pinterest Board of the Day: Restaurant Design

    Have your cake and eat it (in a well-designed space), too! From a mosaic tiled Brooklyn café to a treehouse eatery in New Zealand, these eight restaurants will have you booking a reservation faster...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.08.13

  11. Coffee Break: Dwell's Guide to 7 Great Coffee Shops
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    Coffee Break: Dwell's Guide to 7 Great Coffee Shops

    In our series, Coffee Break, Dwell editors travel far and wide to cover some of the most well designed coffee shops in the land. Follow along on Dwell's caffeine fueled tour of seven great coffee...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.10.13

  12. An Introduction to Restaurant Design
    Design 101

    An Introduction to Restaurant Design

    Eating has always been a sociable event, from primitive campfire cooking to reclining on lectuli at lavish Greek and Roman banquets. However, although taverns and inns had always existed, the...

    written by: Bethan Ryder
    07.19.11

  13. Canteen
    Food

    Canteen

    Great Britain has never had a reputation for great food—it is, after all, the nation where a dish called mushy peas is purportedly a good thing. But designer-cum-restaurant- entrepreneur...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    05.13.09

  14. Coffee Break: Third Wave Kiosk
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    Coffee Break: Third Wave Kiosk

    A new coffee kiosk clad in reclaimed Cor-Ten steel sheet piles references local landscape and culture. It's located in Torquay, Australia, a beachside town about 60 miles south of Melbourne....

    written by: Diana Budds
    04.15.13

  15. Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco
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    Coffee Break: Sightglass 20th Street, San Francisco

    Sightglass Coffee's 20th street outpost is an archetypal San Francisco cafe—a space built to reflect the same values as the coffee sold within. The interior, masterminded by local firm Boor Bridges...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Matthew Millman
    04.04.14

  16. Restaurant We Love: Outerlands in San Francisco
    Food

    Restaurant We Love: Outerlands in San Francisco

    The rustic wooden interior of Outerlands is as much of a draw to the celebrated Outer Sunset eatery as its famous loaves of bread, which are baked in-house, daily.

    written by: Ivane Soyombo
    04.29.13

  17. 5 Rad Restaurant Designs
    Food

    5 Rad Restaurant Designs

    As much as we dine out for tasty treats, a restaurant’s atmosphere is at least half of the fun; we share some of our favorite designs here.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.28.13

  18. Yummy Interiors
    Design 101

    Yummy Interiors

    These designers believe that dining out definitely shouldn’t make you feel like you’re staying in.

    written by: Ken Scrudato
    photos by: Robert Schlatter
    05.28.09

  19. Mobile Eateries
    Food

    Mobile Eateries

    With street food enjoying a renaissance across the United States, it may no longer be necessary to steer clear of trailer fare. From coast to coast, top chefs are trading frenzied restaurant...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.20.09

  20. 10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans
    Food

    10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans

    In our October issue, we profiled Luke Pedersen and James Lennard, the designers who run Cape Town’s Field Office, a joint coffee shop and furniture showroom. Here, we take a tour through some more...

    08.28.14

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