We pre-partied yesterday, and now the review bash continues today with The Chron's Thursday Datebook. To begin with, the Winged Bauer flutters into Bettina Rouas' Angèle in Napa, where the cuisine of ex-La Folie chef Patrick Kelly proves ethereal indeed: "On every dish you can see Kelly's mastery of technique...[and] each combination has a creative juxtaposition." Crowned "one of Napa Valley's most exciting destinations," Angèle flies with three stars across the board. [Chron]
THE ELSEWHERE: The second Datebook review recounts the "celebration of ingredients" at San Mateo's Acqua Pazza, where "exuberant" Neapolitan servers charm out two stars; in other news, Bargain Bite calls out the Czech at Frankie's Bohemian Cafe; and Bar Bites likes its vegan charcuterie with a vodka-laced Bee Sting at Gather in Berkeley.