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  • Video Fueled the DJ Star

    published December 3, 2008

    Bay Area natives Mike Relm and Peanut Butter Wolf (the latter lives in L.A., but he grew up here so we can still claim him) have... More >>

  • Candybar for Brunch

    published Dec 01, 2008

    A few weeks ago, when I celebrated my birthday at Candybar (1335 Fulton Street), we noticed that the dessert lounge would be starting a new Sunday brunch service beginning at 10 a.m. on November 30 (n... More >>

  • Playing With Food

    published Nov 28, 2008

    Last night, as the tryptophan was kicking in, we played Foodie Fight, a Trivial Pursuit-like game published by S.F.'s Chronicle Books. It was unexpectedly difficult overall, and we complained about th... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Roy's Original Hawaiian Martini

    published Nov 28, 2008

    It was almost certifiably blustery walking to Roy's one evening, but the transformative power of its signature Original Hawaiian Martini would soon be erasing thoughts of wind and cold. A shaken cockt... More >>

  • Hot for 2009

    published Nov 27, 2008

    (Image via River Glen Farm)Next year:•Eggs will make a triumphant return to the sunny side of frothy cocktailand•Secret menu items and specials will proliferate above a whisper•It'll be easier t... More >>

  • Snacktion: Trancetto

    published Nov 26, 2008

    Name: Trancetto Brand: Balconi Origin: Italy Found at: 22nd and Irving Produce Market Cost: $2.99 (10-pack) Ingredients: Sugar, wheat flour, fresh eggs, vegetable fats, glucose-fr... More >>

  • Saturday is Really Really Free Market/Buy Nothing Day

    published Nov 25, 2008

    The Really Really Free Market is a monthly communal gathering where everyone brings something free to share. While many focus on this as a place for books, clothes or random oddities, free food is als... More >>

  • Localvore: Bay Area Cravings of the Now

    published Nov 25, 2008

    (Image via SFist) •Conservatinis [SFist] •Kombucha on tap [Bay Area Bites] •Giant meatballs [SFist] •Bush toast and bald eagle bacon [Menupages SF] --Tamara Palmer... More >>

  • Glow Stick Reunion

    published November 26, 2008

    The "Tribal Funk 15-Year Family Reunion" aims to re-create the electric vibe of the early-'90s San Frandisco rave scene that... More >>

  • Fresh Herbs

    published November 26, 2008

    The Herbaliser has long been a force in U.K. hip-hop. Led by Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba, the group — which now includes vocalist... More >>

  • Nomadic Dining: Radio Africa & Kitchen

    published Nov 24, 2008

    Notes by Tamara Palmer, Photos by Tim Pratt Radio Africa & Kitchen is a self-proclaimed "nomadic restaurant" from Chef Eskender Aseged hosted by Coffee Bar in Potrero Hill on Thursday and Friday ni... More >>

  • Braving the Bacon Maple Donut

    published Nov 24, 2008

    (Photo by Tim Pratt)When Dynamo Donuts and Coffee (2760 24th St. at York) opened a few months ago, the buzz about its bacon maple donut (at that point, the bacon maple apple donut) was loud. A big obs... More >>

  • Saturday: YouTube Live

    published Nov 23, 2008

    Last Night: YouTube LiveHerbst Pavilion, Fort MasonNovember 22, 2008Review by Tamara PalmerSee a full YouTube Live slideshow by Sam Heller here.Better than: Going to the dentist.Watch: The show (but d... More >>

  • Are the Best Taquerias in the Sunset?

    published Nov 21, 2008

    Burrito Eater—"San Francisco's top resource for taquerias and mustaches"—is currently in the quarterfinals of its annual Slab Scrum competition to crown this year's best taqueria. I'm delighted ... More >>

  • SF Weekly Interview: E-40

    published Nov 21, 2008

    By Tamara Palmer It's now been more than 20 years since Earl Stevens (aka E-40) put his first independent record out on the streets of the Bay Area and set out on a mission to put his hometown of V... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Grainaissance's Tiger Chai Amazake Rice Shake

    published Nov 21, 2008

    Brown rice is a delight in the clutches of Emeryville's Grainaissance, which makes 14 different versions of its naturally sweetened, dairy-free and gluten-free Amazake Rice Shake. With hints of nutm... More >>

  • Monday: San Francisco Cupcake Club Meeting

    published Nov 20, 2008

    The third meet-up for the San Francisco Cupcake Club takes place on Monday, November 24 at 7 p.m. Open for anyone to join, members will bring cupcakes (homemade or store bought) to trade and share. ... More >>

  • Food Network All-Stars to Film in SF, Call For Audience Members

    published Nov 19, 2008

    (Guy Fieri image via Motor Trend) Amidst potential jobs for Obama impersonators and radio station account execs, a Craig's List post to its television/film/radio section announces a call for locals... More >>

  • A Kid in the Candybar

    published Nov 19, 2008

    Notes by Tamara Palmer, Photos by Tim Pratt I was a bit sad knowing that, with this birthday, I'd technically be leaving the youth demographic behind. But I learned over a slice of cake and Cocoa K... More >>

  • Piccadilly Fish & Chips

    published Nov 18, 2008

    Expatriates of England and Ireland living in San Francisco tend to know about Piccadilly Fish & Chips, which provides a taste of the homeland on these shores. But those who don't frequent Polk Stree... More >>

  • Localvore: Bay Area Cravings of the Now

    published Nov 18, 2008

    (Image via Craig Lee/The Chronicle) •Chiffon pie [SFGate] •Stuffed French toast [Bay Area Bites] •Chocolate adventures [Food Gal] •Vegan taquitos [East Bay Express] —Tamara Palmer... More >>

  • Snacktion: Your S'more

    published Nov 17, 2008

    Name: Your S'more Brand: Russian River Fine Foods Origin: Santa Rosa Found at: Fabulous Food Festival Cost: $3 Ingredients: Sugar, semisweet chocolate, graham cracker crumbs, partially hydroge... More >>

  • Tcho Launches Beta Store

    published Nov 17, 2008

    San Francisco has its very own chocolate factory with Tcho, a business launched in 2006 by former NASA software developer Timothy Childs and Wired founder Louis Rosetto. Coming from the technology w... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Q Tea's Pomegranate OPC Green Tea

    published Nov 14, 2008

    Hayward's IQ Organics makes two antioxidant-rich dietary supplement beverages: Citrus Goji Ginseng and Pomegranate OPC Green Tea. The latter contains Grape seed extract, providing an extra antioxida... More >>

  • Friday Sundae: Chill's Crispy Crepe Cone

    published Nov 14, 2008

    Chill is a new dessert café in the Financial District offering cupcakes, frozen yogurt, frozen custard and crepes. I opted to try their sundae, the Crispy Crepe Cone ($5.50) and selected a coconu... More >>

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