World-renowned French chef Daniel Boulud first visited our fair city in 1981 and by all accounts was a fan (more on that soon). Now he oversees an empire of restaurants in New York, Miami, Palm Beach, London, Toronto, Montreal, Beijing, and Singapore, though is based mainly in New York. Chef Boulud ... More >>
Alex HochmanOur new national dish? Last week, SF Weekly's Jonathan Kauffman penned a column lamenting the introduction of the Chinese-American staple General Tso's Chicken to Beijing. Well color us red, white, and blue, but any country lucky enough to have this foodstuff shoved down its throat sh ... More >>
Melissa BarnesShabu shabu at Shabu Pub, which is not traditionally JapaneseWhile researching this week's review of Chinese-American shabu shabu restaurants in the Richmond and Sunset, I called Tadashi Ono, the chef of Matsuri in New York and co-author of Japanese Hot Pots. I wanted to get a sense ... More >>
Tamara PalmerAbout two dozen people waited for Mission Street Food to open on Saturday night.Looking forward to the launch of new restaurant Commonwealth, Anthony Myint's Mission Street Food project concluded its regular weekly service at divey Chinese restaurant Lung Shan with a "greatest hi ... More >>
Jun BelenElizabeth Falkner (center), tasting the wares at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous.The biggest opening news was the arrival last Friday of Dogpatch ice cream emporium Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, which Jun Belen reported on (complete with Elizabeth Falkner sighting). This morning saw the muc ... More >>
Click to enlarge.In honor of the blossoming year of the metal tiger, last week SFoodie drove around San Francisco picking up New Year's menus ― a million thanks to Adobo Hobo's Ed Chui and his parents for translating them for us. 2010: Sponsored by Kellogg's.We'll be rolling out the menu ... More >>
Looking to get adventurous with your food choices or just gross out your date? We've compiled a list of some of the freakiest foods available, along with the restaurants (and festivals) that serve them. Warning: Don't read this before dinner.1. Fried Goat HeadAvailable at Shangri-La Kabab and BBQ ... More >>
Asian Chefs AssociationThe bronze-winning 2007 San Francisco team in Taipei.The Taipei World Culinary Contest has again asked the San Francisco Asian Chefs Association to represent the U.S.A. in a grueling three-day culinary competition. From August 20 to August 23, the home team will go up a ... More >>
Bollywood goes east — Far East — for Chandni Chowk to China.
At this tiny spot, tasty skewered treats are served with a vintage soundtrack.
The Bay Quackers tours were a big duck in a small pond until a bigger flock showed up.
A drinking game to get you through the Giants' dismal season.
China's most expensive film looks lovely but feels empty
Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle breaks all the rules
You don't need to know Chinese to enjoy a tasty chive dumpling
Magic Theatre takes a Swing
Video for voyeurs
A many-layered but ultimately shallow excavation of China's Cultural Revolution
Amy Tan's story comes to life onstage, with bonesetters, coffin constructors, and dragon dust
Antique ads from old Shanghai
The best Sichuan food in the Bay Area comes from a modest place in Albany
Combining moviegoing with appropriate meals increases our pleasure
Inept editing, gaping plot holes, unintentional absurdity: What more does an action movie need?
Letters from March 22, 2000
In China, Falun Gong practitioners are beaten and persecuted, so the U.S. is granting them asylum. But is this movement as harmless as it seems?
A critical guide to the 16th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Hong Kong's Wong Kar-Wai talks about gay love, straight actors, and his moody new film Happy Together
Rootlessness rules the 38th S.F. International Film Festival
They look like cops. They carry guns like cops. They can even arrest you like cops. But San Francisco's patrol special officers are a different breed of police - one marked for extinction by the SFPD and powers that be.