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  • Prelude to the Grilled Cheese Invitational

    published Feb 09, 2009

    Saturday, February 21 from noon to 5 p.m. has been set as the date and time for the second annual Northern California regional competition of the Grilled Cheese Invitational, which began in Los Ange... More >>

  • SubCulture Dining's Bloody Valentines

    published Feb 09, 2009

    SubCulture Dining by the Dissident Chef presents Bloody Valentines, holiday dinners taking place on Saturday and Sunday (February 14-15) in an undisclosed San Francisco location. While the specific ... More >>

  • Snacktion: Grindstone Bakery's Gluten-Free Coconut Crunch Cookie

    published Feb 06, 2009

    Name: Gluten-Free Coconut Crunch Cookie Brand: Grindstone Bakery Origin: Santa Rosa Cost: $3.09 Found at: Other Avenues (3930 Judah) Ingredients: Whole quinoa, millet and buckwheat stone groun... More >>

  • Friday Sundae: Humphry Slocombe's Tin Roof

    published Feb 06, 2009

    Sundaes are finally being rolled out at Humphry Slocombe (2790A Harrison). The Tin Roof (which will soon be joined by the Hot Mess and the Gabba Gabba Hey, all $6) has three scoops of Tahitian van... More >>

  • Drink of The Week: Basil Canteen's Full Moon

    published Feb 06, 2009

    It was more like a half moon outside on the night we stopped by Basil Canteen (1489 Folsom) and enjoyed the restaurant's Full Moon of house-infused ginger vodka with juices of pear and cranberry. Th... More >>

  • Snacktion: Lydia's Organics' Tropical Mango Bar

    published Feb 05, 2009

    Name: Tropical Mango Bar Brand: Lydia's Organics Origin: Fairfax Found at: Other Avenues (3930 Judah) Cost: $2.59 Ingredients: Bananas, coconut, mango, pineapple and love Calories per ser... More >>

  • Valentine's Sweet Hearts
    FEATURED STORY

    Valentine's Sweet Hearts

    published Feb 05, 2009

    Self-respecting San Francisco residents should know that the words "Russell Stover" and "Whitman's Sampler" really have nothing to do with real chocolate, but many might be able to use some guidelin... More >>

  • 10 Artists with Gimmicky Names Worth Hearing

    published Feb 05, 2009

    (Nipsey Hussle is nothing funny) The cast of the musical Gypsy set a precedent in entertainment in 1962 when it declared, "You Gotta Get a Gimmick!" That song referred to strippers, of course, but... More >>

  • Top Chef Casting Call in San Francisco This Sunday

    published Feb 04, 2009

    San Francisco is the first stop on a seven-city casting call for the sixth season of Bravo's Top Chef. Aspiring champions: Get thee to Ducca (50 3rd St.) this Sunday, February 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.... More >>

  • Grand Slam Gets Slammed

    published Feb 03, 2009

    SFoodie reader Marisol Segal just sent us a snap of the crowd outside of the Mission Street Denny's where, as we told you yesterday, free Grand Slam Breakfasts are being served until 2 p.m. Unfortun... More >>

  • Nightmares on Wax steers a pivotal road trip

    published February 4, 2009

    When he started pushing 40, George Evelyn felt a significant life change — or at least a warmer climate — was in order. In late... More >>

  • Localvore: Bay Area Cravings of the Now

    published Feb 03, 2009

    • Apple strudel [Bay Area Bites]• Global remixes of chicken soup [SFGate]• Top Chef-recommended cookbooks [Bits + Bites]• Miso-butternut squash soup [The Urban Housewife]... More >>

  • Darkness and Dawn in the Local Food Scene

    published Feb 02, 2009

    (We will dearly miss Scharffen Berger, due to depart the Bay Area soon)Today, Eater SF summarizes a grim start to the year for the local food scene. "The Shutter" lists 25 different restaurants that ... More >>

  • Free Grand Slam Breakfast Tomorrow at Denny's

    published Feb 02, 2009

    As announced during yesterday's Super Bowl, Denny's is offering a free Grand Slam breakfast tomorrow (February 3) from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., available at all locations. Since the Denny's in Japantown left... More >>

  • Snacktion: Trader Joe's Cheesecake Crepe Escape

    published Jan 30, 2009

    Name: Cheesecake Crepe Escape Brand: Trader Joe's Origin: Monrovia, CA Found at: Trader Joe's (265 Winston) Cost: $3.49 Ingredients: Filling (ricotta cheese, strawberries, sugar, vanll... More >>

  • Drink of The Week: Absinthe's Galapagos

    published Jan 30, 2009

    Absinthe (398 Hayes) calls their Galapagos, which is made with pisco, kaffir lime that's been muddled in peppery syrup, lemon-lime juice and a splash of grapefruit juice, "A Xanadoozle creation name... More >>

  • Last Night: Adele at The Warfield

    published Jan 30, 2009

    Adele The Warfield January 29, 2009 Better than: Watching Amy Winehouse frolic a step away from death. British singer/songwriter Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (known simply as Adele) totes a voice tha... More >>

  • Zaré at Fly Trap Offers Ten After Ten Special
    FEATURED STORY

    Zaré at Fly Trap Offers "Ten After Ten" Special

    published Jan 29, 2009

    (Zaré at Fly Trap's Baby Octopus and Calamari Salad) The new "Ten After Ten" promotion at Zaré at Fly Trap (606 Folsom) is a great idea that we hope others will adopt. Chef/owner Hoss Zaré will... More >>

  • Snacktion: Shakti Black Pepper Papadum

    published Jan 28, 2009

    Name: Black Pepper Papadum Brand: Shakti/Planetary Products Origin: Berkeley Found at: Rainbow Grocery (1745 Folsom) Cost: $2.99 Ingredients: Urd bean flour, salt, papdkhar, black pepper,... More >>

  • Localvore: Bay Area Cravings of the Now

    published Jan 27, 2009

    •Winter salads [SFGate]•Hot toddies [Bay Area Bites]•Much (more) ado about Alice [Menupages SF]•Little Paris, in the East Bay [Contra Costa Times](Alice Waters photo via Menupages SF)... More >>

  • Paulette: A New Obsession
    FEATURED STORY

    Paulette: A New Obsession

    published Jan 27, 2009

    Paulette (437 Hayes) opened last week and provides definitive proof that a French macaroon can be a sensation in the right hands. Sure, the ones at Miette (449 Octavia) around the corner are eminent... More >>

  • Drink of The Week: Nettie's Louisiana Lemonade

    published Jan 23, 2009

    Nettie's Crab Shack (2032 Union) has a simple yet energizing cocktail with its Louisiana Lemonade. Just a measure of quality, tart lemonade and a zing of Absolute Peppar vodka is enough to pop eyes o... More >>

  • Video: Sweet Saturday at CocoaBella
    FEATURED STORY

    Video: Sweet Saturday at CocoaBella

    published Jan 22, 2009

    (Chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt and CocoaBella owner Michael Freeman) Last Saturday, our intrepid Web editor Janine Kahn and I hit up the original location of CocoaBella Chocolates (2102 Union), jo... More >>

  • Snacktion: Mariposa Baking Company's Coconut Lemon Square

    published Jan 21, 2009

    Name: Coconut Lemon SquareBrand: Mariposa Baking CompanyOrigin: OaklandFound at: Rainbow Grocery (1745 Folsom)Cost: $2.60Ingredients: GF flour mix (organic brown rice flour, potato starch, sweet rice ... More >>

  • Last Night: Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration Skaters' Ball at FunkyTown Roller Rink
    FEATURED STORY

    Last Night: Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration Skaters' Ball at FunkyTown Roller Rink

    published Jan 21, 2009

    (The Godfather of Skating gets down) Last Night: Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration Skaters' Ball FunkyTown Roller Rink (also known as the gym at International Studies Academy in Potrero Hi... More >>

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