I have been researching a longer project for The Press Democrat for more than a week and still have some work to do. That’s why you haven’t seen many columns by me lately, in case you are wondering. I will cover Steve Kerr’s introductory presser on Tuesday. Ate at three nice places recently, Hansel Bistro on the Guerneville Road, Pane e Vino in San Francisco and the Hayes Street Grill in San Francisco. Mrs. Cohn Zohn says I need to go on a diet.

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  1. Hector

    Hey Lowell, honest opinion on Hansel Bistro vs. Zazu that was there. I live a couple of miles from it & have yet to try it.

    May 19th, 2014 2:03 pm

  2. CohnZohn

    Hector, They are different. I thought Zazu was great. Have not been to new location. Zazu was a little more “rustic” in its dishes. Hansel is — what? — more trendy; more California cuisine with a touch of French. I ate at the bar. Liked the waiter very much. Liked the selection of wine by the glass. Had mussels with fries; well prepared. Very good place and I would return.

    May 19th, 2014 2:31 pm

  3. mike

    Don’t fret Lowell because medical experts recently released results from a study showing that slightly overweight people now live longer than thin people, so you are safe.

    May 19th, 2014 5:28 pm

  4. Tripp

    Pane e vino is good. Hayes Street Grille is good too.

    I hope your longer project turns out well, and that it features the 49ers.

    May 19th, 2014 10:39 pm

  5. Stan

    And, alcohol in moderation prevents cancer. I KNOW,soon Chocolate Ice cream,bacon and Pizza, will be proven to stop aging. Look at me,act and talk like I’m 24. Proof!

    May 20th, 2014 10:57 am

  6. Stan

    Interesting,ESPN is saying the NFL retired players association is suing the NFL for making addicts out of football players.
    And who here on Cohnzone has said for years,theres a Pulitzer for the sportswriter who looked into that?
    No surprise to me. Its not a dark side to the NFL..its the sad side. Sad,since pills are cheaper then major surgery for aging players who have rusted out joints and not all old players socked away a fortune.
    Some don’t even have a medical plan I bet.

    May 20th, 2014 3:01 pm

  7. Dave T

    Have not been to Hansel Grill personally so thank you for the review. I like to get to the East West Cafe in Bennett Valley myself for a little something different. Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park is also a favorite.

    And you are on a diet my friend, a good eatin’ one! Cheers!

    May 20th, 2014 3:03 pm

  8. Pete G

    Lowell: Ate at the Hayes Street Grill about 20 yrs ago and had a great time with my son and his friends that were working there at the time.

    June 18th, 2014 5:10 am

  9. CohnZohn

    Pete G, But it had nothing on Cookie’s.

    June 18th, 2014 8:29 am

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