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  • Mochi Mochi

    published December 30, 2009

    Chewy and squishy, often brightly hued and filled with even brighter flavors, the Japanese confection known as mochi is a staple sweet snack in... More >>

  • Wild Foods Advocate forageSF Announces Two Urban Edible Walks

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​In its ongoing efforts to educate locals on the bounty of wild foods growing in San Francisco, forageSF has scheduled two upcoming Urban Edible Walks of San Francisco for Monday, Jan. 14, from 2 to... More >>

  • Mark Your Calendar for These Sublime/Ridiculous January Food Holidays

    published Dec 30, 2009

    Who knew beans were important enough to have their own day? And for those who want to celebrate nom all month long, January is both National Meat Month and National Egg Month. In case you're the forge... More >>

  • Eat Vegan Goodies, Rescue Misunderstood Pit Bulls

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​Inspired by the fund-raising feats of this year's two S.F. Vegan Bakesales, Oakland's Fat Bottom Bakery has organized the first East Bay Vegan Bakesale for Saturday, Jan. 9. An array of local baker... More >>

  • New Vegan Food Truck Sunny Vibrations Brightens Dolores Park Corner

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​Sunny Vibrations, a new licensed vegan food truck, made its street debut last week. Look for the big yellow vehicle parked near the corner of 20th Street and Dolores; owner Craig Gold told SFoodie ... More >>

  • Local Flavor: Bunrabs' Roe Boats

    published Dec 29, 2009

    ​Over at the Daily Feed, the Bunrabs are always eating out enviably, but a recent entry shows they have a hopping good time with Bay Area food in their own kitchen as well. To wit, their Christmas R... More >>

  • Feasting Out: Côté Sud's Final Service on New Year's Eve

    published Dec 29, 2009

    ​ Where: Côté Sud 4238 18th St. (at Diamond), 255-6565 When: Thurs., Dec. 31 Time: Beginning at 5:30 p.m. The deal: The Castro's French restaurant bids adieu into that good night on New Year's E... More >>

  • Feasting Out: European Piano Salon Dining on New Year's Eve with GraffEats

    published Dec 28, 2009

    ​Where: GraffEats' secret location: A vintage European piano salon in Hayes Valley When: Thurs., Dec. 31 Time: Two seatings: 5:30 and 8:45 p.m. The deal: A special collaboration between GraffEats fo... More >>

  • Snacktion: Snow Ball Cookies

    published Dec 28, 2009

    ​Name: Snow Ball CookiesBrand: Nijiya MarketOrigin: Torrance Found at: Nijiya Market (1737 Post at Webster)Cost: $1.69Ingredients: Flour, butter, powdered sugar, pecansCalories per serving: Not list... More >>

  • Today: Free Food Not Bombs Christmas Potluck at Civic Center

    published Dec 25, 2009

    ​In search of a welcoming community meal this afternoon? The San Francisco chapter of Food Not Bombs will be out in Civic Center Plaza today beginning at 11:15 a.m. with a free Christmas vegetarian ... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: House's Christmas Kombucha

    published Dec 25, 2009

    ​Only in California could fermented mushroom tea be considered a holiday beverage, but local indie brewer House Kombucha has a lovely Christmas kombucha.House's blends are not pasteurized, carbonate... More >>

  • Ledisi

    published December 30, 2009

    New Orleans–born and Oakland–bred soul singer Ledisi expresses the intensity of growth on "Going Through Changes" from her... More >>

  • Where to Celebrate Christmas, Jewish Style

    published Dec 24, 2009

    ​We're not sure exactly how the modern Jewish tradition of eating in Chinese restaurants on Christmas started, aside from a shared interest in keeping kosher. But we do know from experience that not... More >>

  • Hip-Hop’s High Priest

    published December 23, 2009

    Planet Rock New Year’s Eve 2010: A Bass Odyssey may be named in honor of its headliner, but it will also be a hot gathering of local... More >>

  • Slow Jams Spreads Sweet Love on Our Crackers

    published Dec 23, 2009

    ​Shakirah Simley brought 50 of her Slow Jams to last week's Underground Farmers' Market and sold out in under two hours. We drove across town to meet the person behind such a clever product name, an... More >>

  • Exploratorium to Delve Into the Science of Cocktails in 2010

    published Dec 23, 2009

    ​We predict that "Science of Cocktails" will be a fun way to elevate your level of drinking knowledge in 2010. Mixologists from 15 Romolo, Orson, The Alembic, 83 Proof, Annabelle's Bistro, and more ... More >>

  • Snacktion: DeLessio's Rabanada, Brazilian-Style French Toast

    published Dec 22, 2009

    ​Name: RabanadaFound at: DeLessio Market and Bakery (302 Broderick at Oak; also at 1695 Market at Gough)Cost: $2.25Ingredients: French bread, milk, condensed milk, organic sugar, cinnamonThe word: B... More >>

  • Eight (One-Hit) Wonders of The Bay Area

    Eight (One-Hit) Wonders of The Bay Area

    published Dec 22, 2009

    One-hit wonders are often maligned in music, but the truth is it's pretty hard and pretty remarkable to achieve success on the pop charts. As we slowly wrap up December's reflections into music histor... More >>

  • Bobby Flay Ambushes Papalote for a Burrito-Themed Throwdown

    published Dec 22, 2009

    ​It's a little bit too early to set those TiVos, and it was on the hush for a while, but we can now reveal that Food Network personality Bobby Flay was recently in the area to film an episode of his... More >>

  • Tonight: Iron Cupcake San Francisco's Minty Fresh Challenge

    published Dec 21, 2009

    ​The themed ingredients for Iron Cupcake San Francisco's monthly challenges can often be, well, challenging, but tonight's mint battle boasts refreshing simplicity. Organizers encourage creativity a... More >>

  • Tomorrow Night (Hopefully): Wild Boar Holidays by forageSF

    published Dec 21, 2009

    ​If forageSF gets enough interest by this morning, it will go ahead with plans for an underground dinner called Wild Boar Holidays tomorrow night, Tuesday, Dec. 22. The menu is being kept under wrap... More >>

  • DJ Bobina

    published December 23, 2009

    In DJ and producer Bobina (Dmitry Almazov), Russia finally has a major player on the international progressive house and trance scene,... More >>

  • This Weekend: Magic Curry Kart and Banh Mai Debut Magik Chao

    published Dec 18, 2009

    ​In a move we hinted at back in October, Brian Kimball of Magic Curry Kart and Mai Le of Banh Mai have joined forces to create Magik Chao. Kimball told SFoodie that they'll sell homemade Vietnamese ... More >>

  • Drink of the Week: Conduit's Tuscan Holiday

    published Dec 18, 2009

    ​Take a break from all those too-sweet, too-creamy holiday cocktails with Reza Esmaili's Tuscan Holiday, served at Conduit (280 Valencia at 14th St.). Esmaili, who is also the president of the NorCa... More >>

  • Alice Waters' KCRW Playlist Reveals Shameless Acts of Bribery

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​Alice Waters appeared on the Guest DJ Project on Los Angeles-based radio station KCRW yesterday. She selected five tracks, including works by Jefferson Airplane, Youssou N'Dour, Nina Simone, and Da... More >>

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