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  • That Guy's Fries Gets New Owner, Relaunches as Street Frites

    published Nov 05, 2010

    Informal street-food cart That Guy's Fries was recently sold. It's since been rebranded as Street Frites. The new owner will be starting off with three varieties of Belgian frites: traditional, "Speci... More >>

  • Port Royal, a Jamaican Heater at Smuggler's Cove

    published Nov 05, 2010

    Stepping into the lair that is Smuggler's Cove ―the nearly year-old shrine to rum and its friends ― you know you're in the right place for a drink when your cocktail menu contains a table of conte... More >>

  • Vegan Pumpkin Tamales at Papalote

    published Nov 05, 2010

    Friday, November 5, 2010 While the menu at Papalote is as meat-centric as any other burrito place, the restaurant does periodically bring out some vegan specials. One example is the vegan adobo burri... More >>

  • Cereal for Dessert at Schweet Boks

    published Nov 04, 2010

    "Cereal eatery" Schweet Boks in the Sunset has been open for nearly two weeks. The tiny space is reminiscent of a frozen yogurt shop, and it does offer low-fat yogurt parfaits, smoothies, oatmeal, and... More >>

  • Bacon Candy by Nosh This

    published Nov 04, 2010

    Ain't San Francisco grand? Soon, it should be easier to sell food on the street, and in the meantime you can get two varieties of nicely wrapped chocolate candy with bacon in it right on the pavement ... More >>

  • Take a Little Hapa Home with You

    published Nov 02, 2010

    Nomadic noodle vendor Hapa Ramen has started offering home make-at-home versions of its veggie miso ($8) and pork ($9) ramen bowls. All you need to do is cook the noodles, add them to the broth, and t... More >>

  • A Feast of Words: SOMArts' Storytelling Potluck

    published Nov 02, 2010

    SOMArts hosts a monthly potluck storytelling event featuring food from attendees as well as a rotation of local chefs, clubs, and culinary enthusiasts. Tonight's second edition takes the theme of "Hom... More >>

  • Big Hip at Sweet Maple

    published Nov 02, 2010

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Sweet Maple, which opened Oct. 22, took over the former Cassis, a spot that's been declared one of San Francisco's cursed restaurant spaces. And while the space is huge and ... More >>

  • Who Serves This Tray?

    published Nov 01, 2010

    Happiness is a big tray full of food, and maybe a napkin or two. Can you name the main course on this piece of plastic as well as the San Francisco restaurant where this picture was snapped? Offer a g... More >>

  • S.F. Food Bank and Kung Fu Panda Team Up for Giants Giveaway

    published Nov 01, 2010

    San Francisco Food Bank has teamed up with Pablo Panda Sandoval of the Giants for a cool timely promotion. Whoever donates the most to the nonprofit by 11:59 p.m. tonight (via this handy donation form... More >>

  • Citron Lemonade, a Brunch Affair at Absinthe

    published Oct 29, 2010

    The cocktail menu at Absinthe is rife with literary, historical, and personal references, making it one of the most fun to read in town. Of course, we recommend actually sampling from it, and note tha... More >>

  • La Cocina Hosts Workshop on Street-Food Legislation

    published Oct 29, 2010

    La Cocina will host a workshop next week to help decipher the shifting landscape of San Francisco's street-food legislation. Supervisor Bevan Dufty has suggested he'll spearhead changes to the city's ... More >>

  • Next Door Sweets Coming to the Inner Sunset

    published Oct 28, 2010

    We spotted this new sign announcing Next Door Sweets in the Inner Sunset. It's located next door to the always-bustling San Tung. There are very few clues on the storefront or on the website (which pr... More >>

  • The City of Ham Francisco

    published Oct 28, 2010

    Spotted via the Twitter feed of No Salad as a Meal: This poster, designed by local artist Drywell and available on Etsy, conveniently divides up our local neighborhoods into zones of delectable pig me... More >>

  • Flex Your Meat Knowledge at 18 Reasons' Pub Trivia

    published Oct 27, 2010

    18 Reasons is hosting its version of a pub trivia night Thursday. But rather than stale peanuts and beer, there will be a chicken butchery demo, with the dissected bird going to the winner of the game... More >>

  • Altruism Tops Fantasy Food Truck Challenge

    published Oct 27, 2010

    The Good blog has graciously extended the deadline for its Fantasy Food Truck Challenge in order to give SFoodie readers a shot at imagining their ideal meals on wheels. The submissions are now in and... More >>

  • Eat Sweets for the Kids at Sugar Rush

    published Oct 26, 2010

    We love that there's an annual benefit for children that encourages adults to gorge on sweets. While you might ordinarily say that you'll "do this for the kids," at Sugar Rush you actually will, since... More >>

  • S.F. Street Food the Focus of Andrew Zimmern's Appetite for Life

    published Oct 25, 2010

    Food personality Andrew Zimmern's take as intern for the Crème Brûlée Cart one afternoon back in August at Precita Park has now surfaced as part of the first episode of the new season of Appetite f... More >>

  • Who Serves This Complete Meal?

    published Oct 25, 2010

    Here's a complete meal on one paper plate, with every food group represented. Can you pinpoint what specific menu item this is and where in San Francisco this picture was taken? Offer a guess in the c... More >>

  • Boom Boom Room's Ginger and Wasabe (No Typo)

    published Oct 22, 2010

    We would normally go somewhere like the Boom Boom Room to hear music, not to be turned on to a new drink we like, but we learned this week that the late blues legend John Lee Hooker's Fillmore institu... More >>

  • Tartine's Chad Robertson Brings His Bread Bible to Omnivore

    published Oct 21, 2010

    Someone who loves on bread as much as Chad Robertson does (watch the video above for evidence) deserves all the lines and critical praise his Tartine Bakery gets. The best part is that Robertson doe... More >>

  • Evil Jerk Cart Celebrates First Birthday with Halloween Costume Party

    published Oct 21, 2010

    Lisette Titre missed the Jamaican food her family made in Florida, so she started Evil Jerk Cart to fill the void, selling items such as jerk chicken and pork and vegetarian "Ital" stew. Now Titre, wh... More >>

  • Thursday: Veggie Curry Cook-Off at the Women's Building

    published Oct 20, 2010

    Vegansaurus reports on tomorrow night's second annual vegetarian Curry Cook-Off hosted by International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, an organization that helps fight for the rights of survivors of ... More >>

  • Giants Cocktails Are Popping Up All Over Town. Here Are Four We Like

    published Oct 20, 2010

    A few local restaurants and bars are helping patrons get into the Giants vs. Phillies spirit this week. Among the many being shaken up all over town is Ame's optimistic Giants Sweet Finish blends whit... More >>

  • Buffalo Stew at Tommy's Joynt, a Fall Classic

    published Oct 19, 2010

    Do you ever drive past a sign so often that eventually the sign commands you to obey it? That was us and the buffalo stew mural on the side of the 63-year-old Tommy's Joynt, which finally worked its ... More >>

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