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  • Who Makes This Colorful Dish?

    published Dec 06, 2010

    This is a restaurant's namesake, but what is it exactly? If you think you know what this dish is and the spot where this picture was snapped, offer a guess in the comments. For the first time in the ... More >>

  • Soulive: Show Preview

    published December 8, 2010

    Buffalo's Soulive (Alan Evans, Neal Evans, and Eric Krasno) is the rare group that found prominence in both the jazz world — via... More >>

  • Outside India: Recurring Street-Food Party Returns This Weekend

    published Dec 02, 2010

    The ninth installment of the Outside In street-food and music parties has been dubbed Outside India: not only Indian-inspired cooking, but beats from DJs Amar, Jimmy Love, and Suresh from popular mont... More >>

  • Humphry Slocombe Floats Fluffer Nutter for Project Open Hand

    published Dec 02, 2010

    Continuing its run of creating flavors with substance for good causes, Humphry Slocombe has launched a new ice cream in conjunction with Project Open Hand, the nonprofit that provides nutritional educ... More >>

  • Who Makes This Fall Dish?

    published Nov 29, 2010

    Tis the season for schizophrenic weather, and for quintessentially fall dishes. Can you name this delicious dish and the restaurant where this picture was snapped? Offer a guess in the comments below.... More >>

  • Chocolate Addict DVD Got Us Hooked

    published Nov 23, 2010

    Local chocolate decorating instructor Kat Montgomery, aka the Chocolate Addict, sent us a review copy of the first of an instructional DVD series. It was only a few minutes into Volume One: The Chocol... More >>

  • Last Chance Thanksgiving Gifts at Underground (Mini) Market

    published Nov 23, 2010

    Iso Rabins' forageSF is hosting a smaller version of its popular Underground Market tomorrow in the Mission. Wednesday's edition will focus on pre-packaged last-minute gift ideas like jams and cookies... More >>

  • Fabric8 Seeks Entries for Second Annual Nog-In

    published Nov 23, 2010

    Mission art gallery Fabric8 is gearing up to host its second annual Nog-In, a battle for the ultimate nog beverage, and has issued a call for competitors. E-mail with a short intro de... More >>

  • Souls of Mischief: Show Preview

    published November 24, 2010

    It's been 17 years since Souls of Mischief's seminal Bay Area rap anthem "93 Til Infinity" (and debut album of the same name), and the... More >>

  • Can You Guess the Purveyor of This Food Porn?

    published Nov 22, 2010

    For us, this is the true definition of food porn. The way the meat greases up the protective wrapper makes us want to jump through the computer screen and tear off big hunks with our bare hands. But w... More >>

  • Lonsdale, a Basil-Tinged Booster by Beretta

    published Nov 19, 2010

    The cocktail menu at Beretta is quietly confident, even when the restaurant itself is not exactly keeping the noise down. The Lonsdale blends gin with apple juice, a dash of lemon, and barely detectab... More >>

  • Ex-Gather Sous Chef Rolls Out Boffo Cart

    published Nov 19, 2010

    We spotted Boffo Cart at the weekly farmers' market at Emeryville's City Hall (Thu., noon-7 p.m.). The tent, named after a 1940s superlative, was selling salads, piadini, panini, and calzones. We orde... More >>

  • Lev's Debuts Kombucha Vinegar

    published Nov 17, 2010

    Following the recent release of its kombucha extract, Lev's Probiotics of Treasure Island has just introduced two types of kombucha vinegar. Made with aged green tea kombucha, it's available in origin... More >>

  • Vice is Flavoring Chocolates with Roasted Garlic. Does It Work?

    published Nov 16, 2010

    In our copious chocolate samplings, we've only encountered one other candy maker who combined garlic with dark chocolate, but without the confidence to offer up the results for sale (probably a good t... More >>

  • Local Chocolate-Makers Star in Holiday Shopping Benefit

    published Nov 15, 2010

    Since chocolate is a great gift for 99 percent of the population (and we don't trust the 1 percent who don't like it), three local confectioners have teamed up for a special holiday shopping event tha... More >>

  • Who Makes This Diet Breaker?

    published Nov 15, 2010

    This picture makes us feel a little heavier in the thighs just by looking at it. Can you name this item and the San Francisco restaurant that serves it? Please offer your best guess in the comments be... More >>

  • Zion I: Show Preview

    published November 17, 2010

    Turn on the radio these days, and much of the commercial hip-hop you'll hear sounds like shirtless German trance from the early '90s. But as... More >>

  • NAPT: Show Preview

    published November 17, 2010

    The London-based production and remix team NAPT (Tomek Naden and Ashley Pope) is perhaps best known for last year's "Make My Day," a remake of... More >>

  • Cydonia Fizz, a Frothy Cocktail at Cotogna

    published Nov 12, 2010

    Cotogna, the casual new eatery from (and located next door to) Quince, opened Nov. 8. That's meant a revamping of Quince's cocktail menu and the creation of an all-new one for Cotogna. The latter is a... More >>

  • Spencer on the Go Dishes to Oprah

    published Nov 11, 2010

    Chez Spencer's food truck Spencer on the Go will be appearing on The Oprah Show on Nov. 24. No word on whether chef/owner Laurent Katgely will be dishing escargot or relationship advice, but we're bet... More >>

  • PizzaHacker's Frozen Dough Balls

    published Nov 11, 2010

    PizzaHacker Jeff Krupman has devised a way to bring a taste of his street-slung pies into people's kitchens with the introduction of new frozen pizza dough balls. Made with organic wheat and pizza flo... More >>

  • Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon

    published Nov 10, 2010

    TasteTV's Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon is a miniaturized version of the larger event that takes place in the spring, but still promises to pack plenty of confectionery sampling and gift-shopping into a... More >>

  • San Francisco's Fantasy Beignet Truck

    published Nov 09, 2010

    We've been following a fantasy food truck contest hosted by Good Magazine and are pleased to learn that the winners have proposed a beignet truck for San Francisco, even if it'll never happen. Besides... More >>

  • Who Serves This Salad (with Extras)?

    published Nov 08, 2010

    Here's a beautiful salad made of local ingredients. Can you tell us the specific name of this dish (plus its add-on extra), as well as the San Francisco restaurant in this picture? Offer your guess in... More >>

  • The Happy Meal Effect: Five More Food Bans

    published Nov 08, 2010

    A veto-proof ban on Happy Meals passed the San Francisco Board of Supervisors last week, but it wasn't the first time this city or others around the country have tried to legislate what its citizens s... More >>

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