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2008 Stories by Tamara Palmer

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  • Friday Sundae: Jollibee's Halo Halo

    published Oct 03, 2008

    Look, we can't be good and eat salads all the time, so we've created the new and recurring Friday Sundae to redress the balance and offer some sweet ways to kick off the weekend. Our first selecti... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Adina's Miracle Fruits: Super Acai With Purple Maize

    published Oct 03, 2008

    Don't worry and be adventurous if the idea of corn in one's beverage isn't that appealing, for purple corn extract is actually the last ingredient on the list, rendering it basically indetectable ex... More >>

  • Last Night: Hip-Hop Live Tour at the Grand Ballroom with Talib Kweli, David Banner and Little Brother

    published Oct 03, 2008

    Hip-Hop Live Tour Featuring Talib Kweli, David Banner and Little Brother The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center October 2, 2008 Words by Tamara Palmer; Photos by Dmitri Ponce and Tamara Palmer B... More >>

  • Umami Dearest

    published October 1, 2008

    The experts who brought us salty, sweet, sour, and bitter are still debating the definition of a fifth “basic taste:” umami. Is it... More >>

  • A Party for Alemany Farm

    published Oct 02, 2008

    (Image via Alemany Farm) Party Corps is a newly established crew of friends with a wonderful mission to throw parties that raise money and awareness for causes they select. Its first recipient is t... More >>

  • Yesterday: Opening of Nettie's Crab Shack

    published Oct 01, 2008

    By Tamara Palmer Yesterday marked the opening of Nettie's Crab Shack, the new Marina eatery from Chefs Annette Yang and Brian Leitner that's been heavily anticipated by foodies. I was born here, b... More >>

  • Localvore: Bay Area Cravings of the Now

    published Sep 30, 2008

    (Image of 56 cents-per-serving Pasta with Green Pea Pesto by Amy Sherman via Cooking With Amy) •$1-or-less meals inspired by the San Francisco Food Bank's Hunger Challenge [The Inadvertent Garden... More >>

  • Snacktion: Spicy Mixed Nut Chikki

    published Sep 30, 2008

    Name: Spicy Mixed Nut Chikki Brand: Spice Vice Origin: Mission District, San Francisco Found at: Miette Confiserie, 449 Octavia (at Hayes). (I also tried to buy it at Rainbow Grocery and either f... More >>

  • Salad Daze: Julia's Kitchen at Copia's Fig Salad

    published Sep 29, 2008

    Black Mission figs, Rubenesque and sweet, are the focus of this installment of Salad Daze. Executive Chef Jeff Mosher of Julia's Kitchen at Copia in Napa shows us how to adapt the restaurant's fig s... More >>

  • Last Night: Dish Under the Dome

    published Sep 26, 2008

    SF Weekly Dish Under the Dome Westfield San Francisco Centre September 25, 2008 Words and Photos by Tamara Palmer A benefit for San Francisco's Project Open Hand, Dish gathered kindhearted souls t... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Happy Girl Kitchen's Hibiscus Lavender Lemonade

    published Sep 26, 2008

    Happy Girl Kitchen from Aromas in Monterey County is known for its yummy jarred products like spicy carrots or heirloom tomatoes, which are sold in places like Rainbow Grocery and at their own stand... More >>

  • Tonight: World's Largest Ice Cream Social

    published Sep 25, 2008

    Just overheard on Movin 99.7: Another awesome way to keep that sugar buzz rolling this evening is to get thee to a Coldstone Creamery (Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Tanforan Mall, Daly City), whe... More >>

  • More Cupcakery?!?

    published Sep 25, 2008

    I'm still riding the sugar high of Tuesday's Sprinkles Cupcakes opening and I've just learned of a vital error in my mission: Another upscale company, Kara's Cupcakes just debuted a few weeks ago a... More >>

  • Vote for S.F.'s Best Liqueur Mixer

    published Sep 24, 2008

    Cocktail Times is hosting the Marie Brizard Cocktail Challenge, which will pit a San Francisco bartender against a New York counterpart for an ultimate liqueur showdown decided by the general public... More >>

  • Delica rf-1 Invented the Meat and Potato Remix

    published Sep 24, 2008

    Ferry Plaza's Delica rf-1 is a delicatessen imagined with a Japanese twist, the first such American venture by Kozo Iwata's massive Rock Field Company. Amidst the beautiful sushi rolls, salads and f... More >>

  • Earlier Today: Opening of Sprinkles Cupcakes

    published Sep 23, 2008

    I went to college in L.A. and still maintain close ties there. So when I heard that there was to be a Bay Area location of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the Beverly Hills treats that several friends and many ... More >>

  • Localvore: Bay Area Cravings of the Now

    published Sep 23, 2008

    •The rebirth of lard [SFGate] •Healthier food for area schools [Bay Area Bites] •A moratorium on new North Beach bars and restaurants [Eater SF] •An explosion of amazing new eateries popp... More >>

  • Salad Daze: Seasons Restaurant's Heirloom Tomato Salad

    published Sep 22, 2008

    I need to eat more salads, and you probably do, too. So I'm launching Salad Daze, a new recurring feature that will bring you the lowdown on great healthy plates around town as well as recipes from ... More >>

  • When ATLiens Attack

    published September 24, 2008

    Funky Atlantans like to call themselves ATLiens in the tradition of OutKast, but singer Janelle Monae truly rocks interplanetary soul... More >>

  • Great Moments in San Francisco Food History: Green Goddess

    published Sep 22, 2008

    Improbable but true: A play about a peculiar hostage situation in India served as the inspiration for a salad dressing invented in San Francisco. The successful Green Goddess starred George Arliss b... More >>

  • Last Night: Al Green at Sleep Train Pavilion

    published Sep 20, 2008

    Al Green Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord September 19, 2008 Words and Photos by Tamara Palmer Better Than: Listening to the Quiet Storm Download: A behind the scenes video of the making of Al Green'... More >>

  • Loveweek Brings Get Connected Summit

    published Sep 19, 2008

    As the "Loveweek" of the massive outdoor electronic music parade and party known as San Francisco LoveFest approaches, there's something fresh to be excited about this year for those that are sonicall... More >>

  • Today: Chocolate Lunch Break

    published Sep 19, 2008

    Chloé Doutre-Roussel's amazing little book The Chocolate Connoisseur (and her memorable appearance in Chocolate: A Bittersweet Tale of Light and Dark) taught me how to taste chocolate and allowed m... More >>

  • Right Now: Goat Luncheon on Laguna Honda

    published Sep 18, 2008

    I saw a funny thing on my way home just now. . . Wondering if these are the Goat Whisperer's crew? —Tamara Palmer ... More >>

  • Snacktion: Eggettes

    published Sep 18, 2008

    I've lolled in the window of Eggettes many times in the last few years that it's been open, but had never tried it before because I was always on an unwaverable mission to get ice cream at its next-... More >>

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