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  • Lettuce Laugh

    published March 21, 2012

    Paco Romane had a big vision for The Romane Event when he launched it in 2005. He pictured a monthly showcase of a broad range of... More >>

  • Some Sully in Your Sweet

    published December 26, 2012

    San Jose comic slash boiler technician Kellen Erskine has been a finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and... More >>

  • Sweet Escape

    published December 19, 2012

    This week is a good one to relax and enjoy the city in a way that may not be easy to achieve during your normal hectic schedule. Whether you have... More >>

  • Rice Paper Scissors Hijacks Whiz Burgers on New Year's Day

    Rice Paper Scissors Hijacks Whiz Burgers on New Year's Day

    published Dec 31, 2012

    Rice Paper Scissors New Year's Day Brunch Where: Whiz Burgers, 700 S. Van Ness (at 18th St.), 824-5888 When: Tues., Jan. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: Menu items available à la carte ($3-12) The ru... More >>

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    The 10 Best Bay Area Rap Anthems of 2012

    published Dec 31, 2012

    2012 was a fertile year for Bay Area rap, a time when the intellectual, the brazen, the sexed-up, and the chilled-out all took center stage at one point or another. There were songs that inspired danc... More >>

  • Class Alert! Master Polenta, Mixing Cocktails and Regional French Cooking
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    Class Alert! Master Polenta, Mixing Cocktails and Regional French Cooking

    published Dec 31, 2012

    Polenta: The Delicious Economy of The Italian Kitchen Where: 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St. (at Dolores), 241-9760 When: Jan. 6 at 4 p.m., Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m., and Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. Cost: $110 (purchase i... More >>

  • So Wong It's Right

    published December 12, 2012

    Voted "Best Comedian" in our 2009 Best of S.F. edition, Ali Wong has since relocated to the sunnier (but not funnier) shores of Southern... More >>

  • Raw Golden Healer Honey Sources Natural Candy From Stern Grove

    published Dec 28, 2012

    When we think of Stern Grove, we think of concerts and Shakespeare, but it's also a hidden source of some great natural candy. Raw Golden Healer Honey, in collaboration with Alla's S.F. Apiary, offers... More >>

  • San Francisco Baking Institute Seeks Signatures for Survival

    published Dec 28, 2012

    Eater brings the unfortunate word that San Francisco Baking Institute, which has trained many local professionals and armed them with the skills to open their own businesses, may have to remain closed... More >>

  • 18 Reasons Makes Space for New Members in Food Lit Club

    published Dec 28, 2012

    18 Reasons hosts a monthly Food Lit Club where members talk about culinary books as well as magazine articles. Moderator Heather Knape sends out discussion questions and topics in advance, and there's... More >>

  • Top 10 Bay Area Music Scandals of 2012

    published Dec 28, 2012

    The Bay Area music scene had a particular flair for making headlines for reasons other than actual music in 2012. Some of these 10 incidents are totally tabloid, others are cold and criminal, but none... More >>

  • Berkeley Ice Cream Sandwich Shop C.R.E.A.M. Vets National Franchise Opportunities

    published Dec 27, 2012

    If you've been on Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue on a weekend afternoon over the past two years, you've encountered lines to rival any popular East Bay nightclub at C.R.E.A.M. (Cookies Rule Everything A... More >>

  • Bike Basket Pies Comes Out of Retirement for One Night Only

    published Dec 27, 2012

    Bike Basket Pies Pop-Up Pie Party Where: The Unresolved Love Life of Evelyn Lee, 491 Potrero (at Mariposa), 625-3362 When: Sun., Dec. 30, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cost: $4 per pie The rundown: Devouring the... More >>

  • Nabe Is The Latest Hot Pot One-Stop
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    Nabe Is The Latest Hot Pot One-Stop

    published Dec 27, 2012

    Nabe (1325 Ninth Ave) opened on December 21 in the Inner Sunset, near the intersection of Ninth Avenue and Irving Streets, known to some local residents as "the food court." There are already plenty o... More >>

  • Patxi's Artichoke Dip May Upstage The Pizza

    published Dec 27, 2012

    If you head to a pizza parlor and you are not in the mood for pizza, you're usually pretty screwed. Limp salads, greasy fried mozzarella sticks, and chocolate cake are often the only items you might b... More >>

  • Hodo Soy Beanery's 5-Spice Nuggets Transcend Tofu Concerns

    published Dec 26, 2012

    Oakland's Hodo Soy Beanery has single-handedly transformed our opinion about tofu being nothing more than a placeholder in a dish. Founder Minh Tsai left a life in finance to start this company after ... More >>

  • Video of the Day: So Wong It's Right

    published Dec 26, 2012

    Voted "Best Comedian" in our 2009 Best of S.F. edition, Ali Wong has since relocated to the sunnier (but not funnier) shores of Southern California. Short for Alexandra, Wong considers herself "a fake... More >>

  • Txoko Closing on New Year's Eve
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    Txoko Closing on New Year's Eve

    published Dec 26, 2012

    North Beach restaurant Txoko announced via Facebook that it will cease service after New Year's Eve (December 31). The restaurant opened in May 2011 in the cavernous space that formerly held Enrico's ... More >>

  • New to You

    published November 21, 2012

    As the country is besieged by catastrophic climate changes, it's hard not to be a little worried about earthquakes and San Francisco's proximity... More >>

  • Mission Bowling Club Elevates Menu for 2013
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    Mission Bowling Club Elevates Menu for 2013

    published Dec 21, 2012

    Mission Bowling Club opened in March and instantly separated itself from every other alley in the Bay Area with a sleek interior and thoughtful, delicious food from Anthony Myint (Mission Street Food,... More >>

  • Fatted Calf Has Last-Minute Meat (That's Better Than It Sounds)

    published Dec 21, 2012

    All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. Even after two years of business in San Francisco, Fatted Calf Charcuterie (which began in Napa) s... More >>

  • Watch Chris Cosentino Make Salad on Good Morning America

    published Dec 20, 2012

    Chris Cosentino, Top Chef Masters winner and owner of San Francisco restaurant Incanto and salumeria Boccalone, appeared on Good Morning America this morning. While he's still largely known for whole ... More >>

  • M.Y. China Has San Francisco's Most Expensive Dim Sum

    published Dec 20, 2012

    We live in a magical land called the Sunset, where delicious dim sum dumplings can be had for 50 cents apiece, so paying $18 for five dumplings is definitely a seismic shift. That's the price of the p... More >>

  • La Palma and Rancho Gordo Collaborate on Heirloom Corn Tortillas
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    La Palma and Rancho Gordo Collaborate on Heirloom Corn Tortillas

    published Dec 19, 2012

    These new heirloom corn tortillas are the result of family-owned companies joining forces. San Francisco's La Palma, established in 1953 by the Haro family, makes them for Napa's Rancho Gordo, Steve S... More >>

  • Give Sound Bites With Turntable Kitchen Merch

    published Dec 19, 2012

    All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. San Francisco-based blog Turntable Kitchen understands how hard it is to choose between music and ... More >>

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