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Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Six: Adriano Paganini to Take Over The Melt Space in SoMa

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM

The BBQ Oyster (with bacon-scallion confit and five spice) at the forthcoming Buffalo Theory on Polk St. - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • The BBQ Oyster (with bacon-scallion confit and five spice) at the forthcoming Buffalo Theory on Polk St.
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Oysters and Scotch: A Love Story

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM

DIY Pacific Northwest Oysters with Bowmore Whisky - BRAD JAPHE
  • Brad Japhe
  • DIY Pacific Northwest Oysters with Bowmore Whisky

Although it's been building momentum as of late, the combination of oysters and single malt should hardly be viewed as mere trend; they've been soulmates from the start. The maritime notes of a luscious bivalve reverberate in the finish of a fine scotch — particularly those distilled and aged upon the craggy, seaside shoals of Islay, on the western border of the U.K.

Half a world away, San Francisco is blessed with access to some of the finest oysters, well, anywhere. Since the city is also known to fancy a dram of whisky from time to time, it should surprise no one that local restaurants and bars are embracing this intuitive pairing. And if you don't feel like going out, it's easy enough to enjoy the experience right in your home kitchen.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday Six: Outside Lands Announces "Cocktail Magic"

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM

John Codd of Tradition ladled cocktails from a toy wheelbarrow at CUESA's Picnic on the Plaza Wednesday evening. - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • John Codd of Tradition ladled cocktails from a toy wheelbarrow at CUESA's Picnic on the Plaza Wednesday evening.


Plus Mister Jiu's switches up the menu, Champagne on ice is apparently all the rage, and a cool 1960s Rice Krispies ad featuring the Rolling Stones.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday Nine: GastroMagic at Outside Lands, Foodie Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 3:30 PM

"Earth," one of the five elements from Roka Akor's cocktail omakase. - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • "Earth," one of the five elements from Roka Akor's cocktail omakase.

Plus there's a lot happening with restaurant-rating systems right now.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Five: Off the Grid: Uptown Becomes Off the Grid: Temescal

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Look at this rib plate from 4505 Burgers & BBQ. It almost looks like a brisket! - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • Look at this rib plate from 4505 Burgers & BBQ. It almost looks like a brisket!
Plus you should really strongly consider The Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off This Saturday in Mission Bay, and also Umami Mart's fourth annual Matsuri on Aug. 13.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Five: Tales of the Cocktail Looks Kindly On ABV and Smuggler's Cove

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 12:35 PM

Well played, Fearless Coffee, well played. - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • Well played, Fearless Coffee, well played.
Plus Napa gets a food truck depot and is someone seriously scribbling anti-Hillary stuff on the shells of crabs?

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A Single Cocktail Eclipses Oola's Entire Menu

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Porcini arancini - NICHOLAS HURLBURT
  • Nicholas Hurlburt
  • Porcini arancini
Located on a small stretch of Folsom, between Fourth and Fifth streets, Oola is a restaurant and bar with an unusual name, but a fairly conventional concept. With its high ceilings, exposed brick, reclaimed timber, and edgy Pop Art, the SoMa hotspot is pulling out all the stops in hopes of being selected as your next date night destination. Not to put too fine point on it, the top of the menu is stamped with the oft-memed quote, "If she hasn't kissed you by the third date, she's there for the food."

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Seven: Crokune at Namu Gaji, Mortal Kombat at Buzzworks

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Paella valencia at La Marcha - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • Paella valencia at La Marcha
Plus The Market is giving out free food next Friday, which may or may not have something to do with the seeming collapse of the Mid-Market dining scene.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday Eleven: Every Bay Area McDonald's Will Have Gilroy Garlic Fries as of Wednesday

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 12:35 PM

Veal with corn, sea beans, and uni, at Nico - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • Veal with corn, sea beans, and uni, at Nico
Plus Sophina Uong won the Lamb Jam again, Orbit Room puts out a new cocktail and food menu, and two new sushi restaurants come on the scene.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Nine: Outside Lands and Trestle Team Up for "Forest Feast"

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 12:01 PM

Chaya's Matsuri Beer Garden - TORY PUTNAM
  • Tory Putnam
  • Chaya's Matsuri Beer Garden
Plus Chaya opens a Japanese beer garden with frozen beer, Hog & Rocks makes Wednesday BBQ a permanent fixture, and the ACLU asks Oakland to reconsider closing a recycling center on which many low-income people depend.

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