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  • East Bay Chefs Plan Deep South Battle

    published Oct 18, 2010

    Berkeley's FIVE restaurant hosts "Seasonal Showdown Dinners" wherein executive chef/owner Scott Howard typically battles his own chef Banks White, but for the fall they're joining forces to compete a... More >>

  • Who Serves This Bowl of Comfort Food?
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    Who Serves This Bowl of Comfort Food?

    published Oct 18, 2010

    ​With the weather cooling down, comfort food comes back into focus. Can you guess this dish and the relatively new place pictured here? Once again, current titleholder Luis correctly figured out th... More >>

  • NYT Cookbook Ultimate Potluck Draws SF Chefs and Mixologists
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    NYT Cookbook Ultimate Potluck Draws SF Chefs and Mixologists

    published Oct 18, 2010

    ​Former New York Times editor and current columnist Amanda Hesser will celebrate the release of The Essential New York Times Cookbook in San Francisco in just the right way, by hosting an "ultimate ... More >>

  • Recoil: Show Preview

    published October 20, 2010

    Recoil is the brainchild of producer Alan Wilder, best known for his 15-year stint as one of the key souls behind the synthesizers in... More >>

  • Don't Take Your Kimchi Burrito For Granted

    published Oct 15, 2010

    Our favorite morsels from the blogs. Eater National (via New York Times) alerts us to this poignant sight of South Korean citizens receiving government-subsidized cabbage, which has recently risen t... More >>

  • Meatpaper Celebrates the Sandwich

    published Oct 15, 2010

    Meatpaper, our favorite carnivorous quarterly, is launching a little sister called Sandwich, a special issue dedicated to looking at sammies across the globe. The journal will throw her and editor Mar... More >>

  • Huerta Vida, a Smoky and Spicy Intoxicator by Gather
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    Huerta Vida, a Smoky and Spicy Intoxicator by Gather

    published Oct 15, 2010

    ​Esquire named Sean Baker of Gather its 2010 Chef of the Year earlier in the week, so spirits are particularly high in this charming Berkeley restaurant right now. The cocktail we chose to toast his... More >>

  • What's Your Fantasy Food Truck?

    published Oct 14, 2010

    ​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. There's a fun brainstorming contest taking place over at the Good blog. Readers are invited to submit their best ideas for meals on wheels; signature dishes (as... More >>

  • 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' Offers Tips for Dining Shutterbugs

    published Oct 14, 2010

    If you're one of those freaks like us who's obsessed with taking photos of your food, you're certainly not alone. It's almost more jarring not to see a shutterbug at a restaurant at any given time. Th... More >>

  • In Praise of Local Ice Cream Sandwiches
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    In Praise of Local Ice Cream Sandwiches

    published Oct 13, 2010

    If you haven't noticed, it's been pretty darned hot outside this week, and glorious ice cream sandwich season is definitely here. We've been scarfing down many flavor-forward versions of this confecti... More >>

  • Growing Popcorn Shoots

    published Oct 13, 2010

    The Sprout People of San Francisco have an impressive online business selling everything you need to sprout seeds, beans, nuts, and grains, and a cool YouTube channel demonstrating just how easy it is... More >>

  • A16's Funghi Pizza
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    A16's Funghi Pizza

    published Oct 13, 2010

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 A16 recently underwent some minor renovations to add some additional seats last month, and some simple touches have made a big difference. A steely gray-black coat of pain... More >>

  • Saturday: Bake Sale and Street Food Party Benefits Nick Harper's Recovery

    published Oct 12, 2010

    Wholesome Bakery proprietor Mandy Harper has organized a bakesale and street food party this Saturday to raise money to help her brother Nick defray medical costs in his fight against brain cancer. Th... More >>

  • Ben Tre, Scharffen Berger's Vietnamese Single-Origin Chocolate Bar
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    Ben Tre, Scharffen Berger's Vietnamese Single-Origin Chocolate Bar

    published Oct 12, 2010

    ​Scharffen Berger chocolate maker Ray Major lovingly details the genesis of the company's Ben Tre 72% dark chocolate on the company's blog. Made from beans of seven-year-old cacao trees planted in t... More >>

  • Sidekick's Cottage Cheese Dumpling Soup
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    Sidekick's Cottage Cheese Dumpling Soup

    published Oct 12, 2010

    ​Tuesday, October 12, 2010 ​We don't frequently rave about soup, but we shook our head and marveled at every slurp of the cottage-cheese dumpling variety we recently inhaled at Cowgirl Creamery's... More >>

  • Rocky's Frybread Has All the Right Bumps and Lumps

    published Oct 11, 2010

    ​We met the affable Rocky Yazzie of Rocky's Frybread when he unexpectedly set up in front of Fabric8's "Local Flavor" on Friday night, next to the gallery's frequently appearing street food vendors ... More >>

  • Global Soul Truck Relocates to Los Angeles, Where It's Easier to Operate

    published Oct 11, 2010

    ​Global Soul, a food truck we've followed since its test-run days in the Mission this summer, has relocated to Los Angeles. SFoodie e-mailed proprietors Jessica Phadungsilp and Christina Aviles to f... More >>

  • Who Serves This Pizza?
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    Who Serves This Pizza?

    published Oct 11, 2010

    ​If there's anything San Francisco needs more of, it's pizza joints. (Kidding.) Can you name the restaurant where this picture was snapped, as well as what kind of pizza this is? Please take a shot ... More >>

  • This Weekend: Andrew Zimmern and Chris Cosentino Storm Off the Grid McCoppin
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    This Weekend: Andrew Zimmern and Chris Cosentino Storm Off the Grid McCoppin

    published Oct 11, 2010

    ​We first brought you the news that Andrew Zimmern was returning to San Francisco to film more footage with Incanto chef/Food Network star Chris Cosentino for an upcoming episode of Zimmern's Travel... More >>

  • DJ Rap: Show Preview

    published October 13, 2010

    The more-than-15-year career of producer, label owner, and mixstress DJ Rap (Charissa Saverio) has been dominated by drum 'n' bass. But... More >>

  • Sunday: Protest of Live Poultry Sales at Heart of the City Market

    published Oct 08, 2010

    Local organization LGBT Compassion has been protesting the sale of live poultry ― carelessly stuffed in double bags ― at Civic Center's Heart of the City Market for more than a year. Since then, o... More >>

  • The Lychee Martini, a Sweet Sip at Seasons Bar

    published Oct 08, 2010

    The cocktail menu at the Seasons Bar and Lounge inside the Four Seasons Hotel is not good for the indecisive. You're likely to flip through the pages and flirt with a number of possibilities. One love... More >>

  • Mariquita's Rolling Pumpkin Patch at Piccino

    published Oct 07, 2010

    Watsonville's Mariquita Farm grows incredible organic produce for a who's-who of top Bay Area restaurants as well as the public, delivered via CSAs and biweekly Mystery Box deliveries. This Sat., Oct.... More >>

  • A Peek Into Tell Tale Preserve's October Society Bag

    published Oct 07, 2010

    As we've noted, in advance of his Maiden Lane bakery (due this fall), William Werner's Tell Tale Preserve Co. has set up a case of treats at Coffee Bar in Potrero Hill and launched a monthly offering... More >>

  • Humphry Slocombe Introduces Kombucha Sorbet

    published Oct 06, 2010

    We hurried to Humphry Slocombe today as soon as we saw a tweet announcing the debut of ginger pineapple kombucha sorbet, the first we've heard of anyone using the cultured beverage as dessert applicat... More >>

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