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Monday, September 29, 2014

USPS Releases New Stamps Featuring Celebrity Chefs

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 4:21 PM

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Good news, food-obsessed letter-mailers: The USPS has just released a bunch of new Forever stamps commemorating the nation's food pioneers. The people featured run the gamut from writers and TV personalities like James Beard and Julia Child to chefs like Edna Lewis, Joyce Chen, and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi, who introduced generations to Southern food, Chinese food, and small plates respectively.

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National Coffee Day: Where to Get Discounts and Deals

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 12:26 PM

W. BLAKE GRAY
  • W. Blake Gray

We get excited about obligatory food days as much as the next food blog, but National Coffee Day has a special place in our hearts. Coffee is the life-giving magic elixir in the newsroom, and we welcome a chance to give it a moment in the sun.

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The Week in Vegan: Greens, Goats, and Seasonal Goodies

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM

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Think milk is the only only thing that can do your body good? Well, forget everything you know from those milk ads and check this out: Greens and molasses can get you the calcium you need, too, as long as you’re being mindful. Yeah, it may be a little harder than just drinking a big glass of cow materials, but it’s possible. Do it!

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Belgian City is Building an Underground Beer Pipeline

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:29 AM


How to get the freshest beer to the people without clogging city streets with delivery vehicles? That was the dilemma faced by Belgian brewing company Brouwerij De Halve Maan, and it has come up with an inventive solution. The Bruges brewery is building an underground pipeline to move its beer 1.8 miles across town, from its brewery to its bottling plant, at the rate of 6,000 liters per hour. 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

A British Zombie Burger Designed to Replicate Human Flesh

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Not human flesh, OK? NOT human flesh. - JUSTIN RAMSDEN/DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • Justin Ramsden/Daily Telegraph
  • Not human flesh, OK? NOT human flesh.

Mmm…surrogate cannibalism.

MTV News reports that a few chefs in London have created a hamburger that purportedly tastes like human flesh. Going by the name of Messhead — which is a portmanteau of the chefs’ respective businesses, Mess London and Miss Cakehead — the stunt is meant as something of a tie-in with the UK premiere of The Walking Dead’s fifth season. There will even be a secret pop-up shop in East London, in the know only to those who keep up on #terminustavern.

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Twister Donuts Will Keep the Sunset Quite Content

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 10:58 AM

PETE KANE
  • Pete Kane
Allstar Donuts is gone from the Marina after almost three decades of never closing, but mercifully, San Francisco endured the week with net gain/loss of zero doughnut shops. Just off busy, commuter-heavy 19th Ave., full of impatient drivers who could really use a coffee and a French cruller right about now, is Twister Donuts.

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Notable Bay Area Residents Share Their Favorite Comfort Foods

Posted By on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 7:57 AM

In honor of this week's Food Issue, in which nine local writers delve into their psyches to reveal their favorite comfort foods, we asked a few notable locals where they go when they're feeling down.

MIKE HENDRICKSON
  • Mike Hendrickson

"The big old reliable is the cheeseburger at Original Joe's. It's too much food and I always say I'm only going to eat half, but if I've got something on my mind, the whole thing goes." -S.F. police chief Greg Suhr

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Doughnuts With a Cause: Mobile Cafe Launching Workforce Development Program for Oakland Girls

Posted By on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Donuts and coffee pop-up, Mamacitas Cafe is raising funds on Kickstarter to launch a workforce development program for young women in Oakland. - FERRON SALNIKER
  • Ferron Salniker
  • Donuts and coffee pop-up, Mamacitas Cafe is raising funds on Kickstarter to launch a workforce development program for young women in Oakland.

Like doughnuts? Coffee? Supporting meaningful economic opportunities for young women in Oakland? If you said yes to all three (we might question your taste if you didn’t), Mamacitas Cafe is expanding their pop-up cafe which hires and provides leadership training for female-identified youth in Oakland, and they could use your support on Kickstarter

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Lazy Bear's David Barzelay on His New Restaurant, Ticketing System, and Love for Fast Food

Posted By on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Lazy Bear's Menu allows you to write down notes for each course. I'm more of a doodler than a note-taker, though. - OMAR MAMOON
  • Omar Mamoon
  • Lazy Bear's Menu allows you to write down notes for each course. I'm more of a doodler than a note-taker, though.


Lazy Bear was a pop-up that ran for five years, but as of tonight it will be making its debut as a full-fledged brick-and-mortar with the commencement of its first public dinner service. Lazy Bear uses the same ticketing system as Chicago's Next and Alinea, with only two 40-person seatings per night.  We caught up with Lazy Bear’s chef/owner/anagram David Barzelay yesterday afternoon to chat about the transition, the ticketing system, and his unusual path from attorney to underground chef.

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Mare Island Brewing Company Brings History and Suds to Vallejo’s Waterfront

Posted By on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 10:29 AM

LOU BUSTAMANTE
  • Lou Bustamante
If you’ve been to Vallejo’s waterfront, it was most likely on your way to the Napa Valley. Vallejo is an old Navy town that fell on hard economic times after the military closed the shipyards on Mare Island, and seems to make more headlines for bad news than good.

But the waterfront in Vallejo is showing new signs of life and promise through an unexpected emissary — a brewpub.

"Mare Island is the reason why Vallejo experienced such a boom, and when it closed, the reason it was such a bust,” says co-owner and brewer Ryan Gibbons. “Why not make Mare Island a reason why people are excited about Vallejo again?"

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