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Friday, October 31, 2014

Giant Pop-Up Can of Diabetes Appears in Hayes Valley

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 3:24 PM

  • Anna Roth
Pedaling home on this drizzly Halloween afternoon I noticed this giant inflatable can o' diabetes just chilling on Patricia's Green, seemingly unattended. Whether it's related to the Yes on Prop. E (pro-soda tax) campaign, which is being significantly outspent by Big Soda, or just some unrelated mischief-makers remains to be seen.

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Although Best Known for Vodka, The Lookout Now Has Chupacabra Fries (and More!)

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Pulled pork tacos (with super-spicy pico de gallo). - PETE KANE
  • Pete Kane
  • Pulled pork tacos (with super-spicy pico de gallo).

Dining in the Castro continues to improve. The latest example is The Lookout, that second-floor club with a view of the six-way intersection of Noe, Market and 16th Streets. They’ve always had a kitchen, but now it’s really churning out some quality stuff thanks to a menu revamp from Wes Rowe of Wesburger. (Granted, a gay bar that hosts a weekly romp called JOCK isn’t going to be to all tastes, but still, it’s impressive.)

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Fans Celebrate the Giants Win By "Bumgarnering"

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Ah, Madison Bumgarner, everyone's favorite human strike machine and chugger of several beers at once after major Giants wins.

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Anderson Valley Brewing Releases Blood Orange Gose

Posted By on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 7:43 AM

  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company
  • Blood Orange Gose

Mendicino-based Anderson Valley Brewing brings their newest release to San Francisco shelves this week. Blood Orange Gose is a 4.2 percent ABV German-style ale incorporating a fresh, citrus spin into a beer with more than 500 years of tradition.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

This Ham and Cheese Sandwich Took One Year and $45,000 to Make

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 3:30 PM

These cows were raised to produce a slice of cheese per sandwich. - FACEBOOK/DE TOSTIFABRIEK

Though I don't currently possess any of the ingredients, I could make a ham and cheese sandwich in less 10 minutes: Just stroll down to the market in the bottom of the building, and buy a pack of ham, some cheese, and a loaf of bread. Probably don't even need to do any slicing. But that time investment isn't taking into account all the time and energy that goes into growing the pigs that make the ham, the wheat that goes into the bread, the cows that make the milk that make the cheese, and so on.

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Rainbow Grocery Has a Cafe, With Stumptown Coffee

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:38 PM

  • Pete Kane
In case you’re wondering where exactly San Francisco can fit another third-wave coffee place, the answer is Rainbow Grocery, everyone’s favorite meatless, worked-owned, specialty shop underneath an elevated freeway.

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New Zealanders Are Lining Up For More Than an Hour For Chocolate Milk

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 7:58 AM

  • Lewis Road Creamery (Facebook)

It's basic economics: Markets are naturally regulated by supply and demand. If a product has a small supply, but huge demand, expect things to get a little crazy.

New Zealand foodies are suffering through such an economical ordeal, due to the incredible popularity of Lewis Road Creamery's Chocolate Milk. The creamery began producing chocolate milk nearly a month ago, as a supplement to its already acclaimed butter and regular milk, and was almost immediately overwhelmed by the sheer demand for the drink.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hudson Whiskey Releases Maple Cask Rye

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Maple Cask Rye from Hudson Whiskey - HUDSON WHISKEY
  • Hudson Whiskey
  • Maple Cask Rye from Hudson Whiskey

Autumn turns a touch sweeter as Hudson Whiskey sets to release a supremely limited batch of their Maple Cask Rye throughout the Bay Area.

The slightly caramelized notes of this particular expression come courtesy of careful aging in maple-cured oak barrels. A unique marriage of two of America's most classic craft offerings, the product was created after a syrup-tapper from the Hudson Valley of upstate New York approached their neighboring distillery in search of whiskey casks.

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Schilling & Co. is the FiDi Cafe You've Been Looking For

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:07 PM


When a Financial District lunch venue advertises “freshly prepared – organic – natural food”, you might also expect a high price tag to go with it. Schilling & Co., a small café on Commercial Street, manages to offer high-quality breakfast and lunch options that are also reasonably priced. Take a stroll down this alley tucked between Sacramento and Clay, Montgomery and Kearny, whether you need an early energy boost or fuel for a busy afternoon.

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Celebrate Halloween and Autumn with Pumpkin Gnocchi in West Portal

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Trattoria da Vittorio's Pumpkin Gnocchi - TREVOR FELCH
  • Trevor Felch
  • Trattoria da Vittorio's Pumpkin Gnocchi

Fall is in the air, tomato season is over, and orange and black is everywhere. It's definitely time to eat some pumpkin.

Which means it's time to venture out to West Portal, a corner of the city known more for being the urban suburb on the other side of the Muni tunnel than destination-worthy dining options, where you’ll be rewarded both with a terrific pumpkin gnocchi and a quick trip to Southern Italy’s Calabrian region (the “toe” of the boot).

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