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  • Pebbles, A Champagne Tipple by Fifth Floor

    published Dec 31, 2010

    Fifth Floor bar manager Morgan Young channels the liveliness of peach Pop Rocks in her champagne cocktail Pebbles, but luckily she does it without mimicking the high-fructose zing of the candy. Orange... More >>

  • Tonight: Loco Street Cream Hits Folsom

    published Dec 30, 2010

    "Street cream" doesn't sound like anything we'd ordinarily want to pick up on Folsom, but our interest is piqued by new frozen dessert vendor Loco Street Cream, who's selling pints of hand-cranked ice... More >>

  • El Huarache Loco to Start Construction on Marin Restaurant

    published Dec 30, 2010

    Veronica Salazar is projecting a spring or summer opening for the brick-and-mortar version of El Huarache Loco, her thriving street-food business that's been a fixture at the Alemany market. Construct... More >>

  • Papalote Burrito Snags Slab Scrum

    published Dec 29, 2010

    Papalote's Fulton Street location has emerged victorious in the 2010 Slab Scrum, the annual battle for San Francisco burrito supremacy hosted by local "blargh" Burritoeater. The number one win comes a... More >>

  • The Cheesiest Food Songs of 2010

    published Dec 28, 2010

    These eight songs aspired to be hot enough to melt our popsicle, but all they did was make us taste cheddar. Behold, our countdown of the cheesiest food-themed songs of 2010: 8. "Ms. Chocolate" b... More >>

  • Belly Good Cafe's Smiley-Face Treat

    published Dec 27, 2010

    With this happy face crepe, Belly Good Cafe and Crepes might have managed the ultra-difficult feat of serving the cutest food item in all of Japan Center. The base model ($4) features a crepe "cone," ... More >>

  • Saratoga Chocolates Liquidates to Make Room for Ike's

    published Dec 27, 2010

    Saratoga Chocolates will shutter its San Francisco retail location this week, with a final liquidation sale today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Expect to find all remaining confections priced ha... More >>

  • Who Serves This Slab of Decadence?

    published Dec 27, 2010

    This is the most decadent burger in San Francisco, and probably the most expensive. Can you identify it by its proper name and the San Francisco restaurant that serves it? Offer a guess in the comment... More >>

  • Beretta's Mixing Up Cocktail Classes in 2011

    published Dec 22, 2010

    To be able to bluff a spirit-forward cocktail with even a fraction of the skill displayed at Beretta would be an accomplishment. It's not out of the question, since, starting in January, Beretta maste... More >>

  • Soul Cocina's Spanish Suppers at La Victoria

    published Dec 22, 2010

    Soul Cocina chef Roger Feely brings his Soul Supper pop-up to La Victoria tonight and tomorrow night. This week's menu skews Spanish, or at least the language is bilingual when describing options like... More >>

  • Pauline's Turns 25 Tonight, Dispenses Free Pizza

    published Dec 21, 2010

    Last week, SFoodie's Jonathan Kauffman spoke with Pauline's Pizza owner Sidney Weinstein in a two-part interview about a quarter century of pioneering pies and farm-to-table practices. The restaurant ... More >>

  • Who Serves These Claws?

    published Dec 20, 2010

    'Tis the season for copious claw cracking. Can you identify this dish and, more importantly, the San Francisco restaurant where this picture was snapped? Offer a guess in the comments below. Props to... More >>

  • Twirl and Dip to Serve Frozen Treats in City Parks Six Days a Week

    published Dec 17, 2010

    Other local mobile food vendors might get more media attention, but Twirl and Dip has just quietly put a lock on two major stops for six days a week in the city. The haute ice cream truck has signed a... More >>

  • Nog O'Mine, a Holiday Light Show at Elixir

    published Dec 17, 2010

    After last Friday's fiery Drink of the Week, we were still in the mood for something that lit up, so we headed to Elixir for the Nog O'Mine, which just landed on the menu alongside other winter-warmin... More >>

  • Chocolate-Covered What? Eight Crazy Uses for Cacao

    published Dec 16, 2010

    On the list of America's wacky food "holidays," none is quite so strange as today's, National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. Looking for a cue on how to indulge? Try one of these cacao-coated treats:... More >>

  • Last Call for Dirty Dishes Street-Food Party

    published Dec 15, 2010

    After a successful monthly run that began in February, Castro street-food dance party Dirty Dishes is running one last load tomorrow night. KitchenSidecar and Dulceria provide the eats, and B-Haul and... More >>

  • SFoodie Advent Calendar, Day 11: Edible Holiday Box from Charles Chocolates

    published Dec 15, 2010

    The SFoodie Advent Calendar counts down the days before Christmas/Nondenominationalwinterholiday, one treat at a time. "This might be a little bit big to fit in one of the little squares of your adve... More >>

  • Ten Great Bay Area Street-Food Bites from 2010

    published Dec 14, 2010

    We spent just as much (if not more) time eating from legal trucks and informal carts on the street as in actual restaurants in 2010. Here are some memorable highlights of a year spent eating frugally ... More >>

  • Who Makes This Mysterious Meat?

    published Dec 13, 2010

    This dish is known to cause fear in the hearts of some some and delight in others. You might have an easy time identifying it, but how about the San Francisco restaurant where this picture was taken? ... More >>

  • Big Nose Goes to Mexico, a Maya Flamer

    published Dec 10, 2010

    We needed a little heat in our life this week, so we went for Maya's splendiforously named Big Nose Goes to Mexico, a cocktail blending two tequilas (Cabrito Blanco and Jimador Reposado) with dark rum... More >>

  • Prince of Chocolate Michael Recchiuti Talks Kings of Pastry at the Balboa

    published Dec 09, 2010

    Michael Recchiuti has signed on as an added attraction for a Saturday screening of Kings of Pastry, a documentary charting the pressures of competing in a prestigious competition called the Meilleurs ... More >>

  • The Amazing Adventures of Magic Curry Man

    published Dec 08, 2010

    To a soundtrack of Cake and Led Zeppelin, Brian Kimball provides a window into the reconstruction of his Magic Curry Kart after its dust-saturated trip to Burning Man. It's the first official episod... More >>

  • Omnivore Launches Cookbook Club for Autograph Lovers

    published Dec 07, 2010

    Just in time for the more generous gift-givers out there (whether to oneself or others), Omnivore Books has launched a new signed cookbook mail order club ($120 per year), tapping into the pool of cul... More >>

  • Pick Up Anything But Guilt at 18 Reasons' Holiday Cookie Swap

    published Dec 07, 2010

    18 Reasons, like SFoodie, is here to say that holiday calories really don't count. The food-and-art-centric nonprofit has conceived the positively diet-friendly idea of a cookie swapping soiree. Bring... More >>

  • Gay Sex, Indonesian Food: SOMArts Potluck Aims for Naughty and Nice

    published Dec 07, 2010

    Tonight's edition of the monthly Feast of Words storytelling potluck event takes on a saucy slant with tales told by Simon Sheppard, editor of Homosex: Sixty Years of Gay Erotica and author of books i... More >>

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