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  • Tampopo: The Perfect Bowl

    published Nov 13, 2008

    Juzo Itami's 1985 filmic masterpiece Tampopo is a must-see for anyone in love with noodles. "The Perfect Bowl" will combine a screening of this classic with a lesson in making dashi, ramen and a Jap... More >>

  • Interview: Jonnatan Leiva of Jack Falstaff on Bison and Cooking for TV

    published Nov 12, 2008

    In this exclusive interview, Executive Chef Jonnatan Leiva of Jack Falstaff discusses his fantastic year, highlights of which include being named a "Rising Star Chef" by the Chronicle and appearing ... More >>

  • Localvore: Bay Area Cravings of the Now

    published Nov 12, 2008

    (Image via Contra Costa Times) •Brussels sprouts [Contra Costa Times] •German pancakes [Bay Area Bites] •Posh squash [SFGate] •Plotting the demise—and subsequent resurrection—of Bay ... More >>

  • Pralines by Yvonne: A Taste of the South in the Bayview

    published Nov 11, 2008

    By Tamara Palmer Longtime Bayview resident Yvonne Hines opened her shop Pralines By Yvonne in 2006, but has been in the business of baking since 2002. Her booth at the recent Bernal Heights Street ... More >>

  • Pasta Party

    published Nov 10, 2008

    (Image via Gabo on Flickr) One of the nice things about the Steps of Rome Caffe in North Beach is that it's usually the last place serving a hot and tasty meal after the other joints have locked th... More >>

  • Watch Q-Tip Rehearse Right Now!

    published Nov 10, 2008

    Rapper extraordinaire Q-Tip just announced on his Twitter updates that he'll attempt to broadcast his live rehearsal for his tour on his Web site (and in the video player below) commencing at 3:30 p... More >>

  • Snacktion: Banana Mango OMG! Bar

    published Nov 10, 2008

    Name: Banana Mango OMG! Bar Brand: Uncle Rick's Food Company Origin: Stanford Found at: Roxie Market (also available at Fillmore Fine Foods, Piccolo Pete's, GNG Liquors and the cafeterias of Cisc... More >>

  • Saturday Afternoon: Fabulous Food Fest

    published Nov 10, 2008

    1st Annual Fabulous Food Festival Concourse Exhibition Center November 8-9 Notes and Photos by Tamara Palmer Visions of sugarplums danced in my head on the way to the Fabulous Food Festival. I thi... More >>

  • Cellar Rat: Week Nine at Unti Vineyards

    published Nov 07, 2008

    By Ella Lawrence Now that harvest is winding down, we've got a lot more spare time on our hands. There is no more treading for me to do, I've shoveled my last big tank, and we've long since put awa... More >>

  • Last Night: Mission Street Food Opens Indoors

    published Nov 07, 2008

    By Tamara Palmer I've been kicking myself every Thursday for the past month for missing the Mission Street Food truck. Between covering the SF Weekly Music Awards and being out of town the followin... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Voila! Juice's Mashugana Mango

    published Nov 07, 2008

    Oakland's Voila! Juice started life as a juice cart in front of the downtown Berkeley BART station in 1978 and is now a wholesaler of fresh squeezed and flash pasteurized juices as well as juice ble... More >>

  • Tonight: Deep Fried Not Bombs

    published Nov 05, 2008

    (Deep fried Twinkie image via Atlanta Concessions) Food Not Bombs is hosting "Deep Fried Not Bombs," and will provide vegan batter to fry any vegetarian item you bring. The free, hour-long party st... More >>

  • Yes, We Can (Eat)!

    published Nov 04, 2008

    (Image via Rancho Gordo) Yes we did! Congratulations to America for our sexy new President-Elect. Our suggested victory meal—without the Obama Waffles, thank you very much—is as follows: •Ob... More >>

  • Localvore: Bay Area Cravings of the Now

    published Nov 04, 2008

    (Image via Bay Area Bites) •Bipartisan dumplings [Bay Area Bites] •Gentler food via Prop 2 [EaterSF] •Warm restaurants [SFGate] •Absurdly expensive sushi [Yelp/EaterSF/SFist] —Tamara ... More >>

  • Left-Field Flyer

    published November 5, 2008

    Steven Ellison is the great-nephew of the late great cosmic jazz pianist Alice Coltrane. He's making his own name in the music world, though,... More >>

  • Border Beats

    published November 5, 2008

    Monterrey, Mexico's Toy Selectah crafts riveting cumbia remixes of hip-hop that do a lot more than just slap on a Latin beat and hope... More >>

  • Dine Out and Donate

    published Nov 04, 2008

    Tablehopper tipped us off to Dine Out and Donate, an initiative hosted by the local non-profit StreetSmarts4Kids that we'd like to support, too. Now through November 16, eat out at one of the many ... More >>

  • Vote for Food and Drinks!

    published Nov 03, 2008

    If anyone possibly needs any more incentive to vote tomorrow, take your sticker as proof that you hit the ballot box to the following places to receive a tasty reward: • Balboa Cafe: Glass of whi... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Sierra Zimei's Boo-Tini

    published Oct 31, 2008

    (Image via Cocktail Times) Thank you to Sierra Zimei from the Four Seasons for creating a special Halloween tipple for us this week. Her Boo-Tini is revealed below, and comes complete with scary e... More >>

  • Breakfast Special: Beignets at Just For You

    published Oct 30, 2008

    Just For You Bakery and Cafe in Dogpatch has the best beignets this side of New Orleans' famous Café du Monde. The restaurant has the good sense not to try and San Franciscofy the idea with lavende... More >>

  • Menu Porn: Spooky Edition

    published Oct 30, 2008

    (Extreme pumpkin image via Life in the Fast Lane) One way that adults get to enjoy Halloween is through a holiday menu; maybe that's our foodie version of trick-or-treating after all. Absinthe, who... More >>

  • Slow Food Nation Presents Civil Eats

    published Oct 29, 2008

    Just as Slow Food International finished its epic annual Terra Madre event in Turin, Italy earlier this week, Slow Food Nation back here in SF has just created a new online space to continue its blo... More >>

  • 2Many Raves

    published October 29, 2008

    Ghent, Belgium's Soulwax is a group helmed by brothers David and Stephen Dewaele, who channel a heavy, rave-influenced techno sound into... More >>

  • Yelle: Big Balls and Short Dicks

    published October 29, 2008

    French singer Yelle sounds bubbly and cute over her bouncy dance beats, but if you speak her language you'll hear she's got the balls of... More >>

  • Localvore: Bay Area Cravings of the Now

    published Oct 28, 2008

    (Image via My Lifetime) •Garlic [Bay Area Bites] •Salt [Between Meals] •Bioneering [Oakland Tribune] •Ghoulish cookies [Food Gal] —Tamara Palmer... More >>

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