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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Get in Line Now: Austin's Franklin Barbecue Is Popping Up in S.F. in May

Posted By on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 10:20 AM

It's just a typical morning — you're drinking your coffee, skimming your RSS feed — and then the world screeches to a halt when you see Eater SF's scoop that Austin's esteemed brisket-peddler Franklin Barbecue is coming to San Francisco for a few days in mid-May.

We've never waited in the hours-long line in Austin, though we have on good authority that it's worth doing at least once just for a taste of the ambrosial brisket. We've spent plenty of time drooling over money shots in magazines and its cameo in Chef. And now, like magic, it will be transported to S.F.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Does Berkeley's New Paleo Cafe Have Food for the Rest of Us?

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Berkeley's Mission: Heirloom Cafe has a cozy patio in back with heat lamps. - ALIX WALL
  • Alix Wall
  • Berkeley's Mission: Heirloom Cafe has a cozy patio in back with heat lamps.
Since Mission: Heirloom Café opened its doors a few months ago, Yelpers of the Paleo persuasion rave about its healthy, clean, non-allergenic, non-inflammatory, grain and gluten-free, toxin-free food. Finally, they say, here’s a place they can go where they can eat almost anything on the menu. But the question is, does Mission: Heirloom Café serve food for the rest of us who could care less what our ancestors ate, have no particular dietary restrictions, and just want tasty food?

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Clove & Hoof: Whole Animal Butchery and Sandwiches Come to Temescal

Posted By on Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 8:13 AM

The fried chicken sandwich at Clove & Hoof - ALIX WALL
  • Alix Wall
  • The fried chicken sandwich at Clove & Hoof

It takes a certain amount of chutzpah to offer a fried chicken sandwich so close to Bakesale Betty, where the lunchtime line has become a common site on Telegraph Avenue. But it seems that the folks at Clove & Hoof, Temescal’s newest butchery and sandwich shop, have it.

This sandwich starts with a base of two, juicy thighs; it's then topped with a fish-sauce caramel, Old Bay butter sauce, apple celery-leaf slaw, and pomegranate seeds, which all sit on a French hero roll. It's size — the thighs amassing weight from being battered and friend — could easily feed two. Biting into it, the chicken is still a bit pink inside, rarer than many people may expect. Slightly sweet from the caramel, with bursts of tanginess from the pomegranate seeds, this was one sweet, salty, crunchy, and very delicious affair.

Those behind the sandwich are Analiesa Gosnell, general manager, and John Blevins, executive chef, who in addition to studying butchery in France, have a background at places such as Café Rouge and 4505 Meats.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Sneaky's BBQ is Now Popping Up At Vinyl on Wednesdays

Posted By on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Mmmm, pulled pork from Sneaky's BBQ. - SNEAKY'S BBQ

Much-beloved Sneaky's BBQ is popping up at Vinyl Coffee & Wine Bar at Divisadero/Oak on Wednesday, March 6, and will continue to serve sandwiches there every other Wednesday (with a break in April). For a while the business has been delivery only with occasional pop-ups, so we're stoked to have a semi-regular place to find it.

See also: Dining In: Sneaky's BBQ

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Belcampo's Anya Fernald on Expansion Plans, Why Their Meat Is Hard to Beat

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM

ANNA LATINO
  • Anna Latino

Anya Fernald, chief executive at Belcampo Meat Co., thinks a lot about how her company's meat will taste. And she should, as head of a sustainable meat supply chain that includes a 10,000-acre organic farm and Temple Grandin-designed slaughterhouse up near Mt. Shasta, and now a butcher shop and restaurant in Larkspur, the subject of this week's full review. If successful, Fernald plans to expand her empire into points in Northern and Southern California over the next year.

See also: Belcampo Meat Co.: No Country for Vegetarians

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Bacon Bacon's Kitchen: 7 Reasons Why I'm Not Vegetarian

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM

BAY EWALD
  • Bay Ewald

In the words of Homer Simpson, "Is it bacon day?" Why yes, it most certainly is. Bacon Bacon began with the opening of its food truck in July 2011 and has since opened a storefront dubbed "The Kitchen" just off Fredrick Street in Cole Valley. Located just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Haight Street, it's the type of place you may not know exists unless you go searching for it. If you are a bacon lover of any kind, seek out the storefront and saturate your senses in the grease filled glory of a variety of phenomenal bacon-related items. May it remind you, just as it reminded me, of my precise reasons for not being a vegetarian:

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Man Travels Across Country With No Money, Just Bacon

Bacon Bacon Trucks Gets Hype Hype

Bacon-Flavored Coffee, Toothpaste, Candy Canes, and 33 More Ridiculous Bacon Products

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Porkocalypse: Next Year May Bring a Worldwide Bacon Shortage

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Gather ye bacon while ye may. - FLICKR/DINNER SERIES

BREAKING NEWS EVERYONE. On the heels of our earlier video featuring Parks & Rec's Nick Offerman performing slam poetry about bacon, we have a devastating announcement: An industry group is claiming that a worldwide bacon shortage next year is "now unavoidable," reports the LA Times.

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- Watch Nick Offerman Perform Slam Poetry About Bacon

- Man Travels Across Country With No Money, Only Bacon

- Bacon-Flavored Coffee, Toothpaste, Candy Canes, and 33 More Ridiculous Bacon Products

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Meatopia Report and More From Oakland's Eat Real Fest, Going on All Weekend

Posted By on Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Rodney Scott's North Carolina pork and grits. - JOSH OZERSKY
  • Josh Ozersky
  • Rodney Scott's North Carolina pork and grits.

Meatopia's first West Coast event was less hedonistic than its New York brother, but we still enjoyed food from some of the best meat chefs in the country last night during the Eat Real Fest in Jack London Square. Our far-and-away favorite bite was the pulled pork shoulder, cheesy grits, and vinegar-y barbecue sauce from Rodney Scott and Jim-n-Nick's Bar B-Q.

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- Bare Bones BBQ Competition Coming to Meatopia This Weekend

- Celebrate Bay Area Food at This Weekend's Eat Real Festival

- Cocktail Week Events and Beyond This Weekend, Sept. 21-23

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Bare Bones BBQ Competition Coming to Meatopia This Weekend

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Carnivores, start your appetites: Meatopia is coming this weekend as part of the Eat Real Festival.

For the uninitiated, Meatopia is food writer Josh Ozersky's massive festival dedicated to all things meat, and it has been held exclusively in NYC for the past nine years. This Friday's tasting event in Oakland, featuring local chefs from Haven, Bocanova, and Pizzaiolo, as well as some of the country's best meat chefs, is the first Meatopia event held outside New York. But the weekend also includes something extra: a barbecue competition.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Porkapalooza Brings Out the Bacon This Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM

SCOUTMOB
  • Scoutmob

It's been way too long since you last watched a pig get butchered on a pool table, right? Well, Citizen's Band is throwing a party for you. This Sunday, Sept. 16, the Americana-heavy bistro is teaming up with neighbor Bloodhound to bring you Porkapalooza: the ultimate pork-themed party.

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