You may remember the Great Gay Cookie Debacle of 2012, when Oreo posted an image of a rainbow cookie on its Facebook page in honor of Pride and was met with a barrage of anti-gay sentiments (and over 22,000 comments), in addition to threats of a biscuit boycott and, no doubt, remarks about baby Jesu ... More >>
At the SF Chocolate Salon, we encountered two new-to-us top toffees, both from local ladies, worth adding to our sweet treat list: Toffeeology and "toffee talk". Toffeeology is run by three women, two of whom are sisters and fourth-generation California candy-makers focused on English toffee -- ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanRoostertail's rotisserie chicken with salsa verde.If roast chicken were a newspaper story, it's what we'd call an "evergreen" -- a dish that you can run anytime to fill a hole in the schedule, one that's guaranteed to get a good response. Which is why it was hard to see Roostertail ... More >>
Executive Visions, Inc.Rascal Flatts or a heartland radio station's morning zoo?Rascal Flatts will be performing tonight at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in San Jose. We won't be there. Rascal Flatts is produced by the guy who played guitar on "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul. That's not reason en ... More >>
Tamara PalmerOur view from the judges' table.We concluded our stint judging SF Food Wars' Pie Or Die Part Deux in a decidedly queasy state, but in much better shape than after last year's inaugural battle. Like 2010's contest, there were 20 different entrants, but this year brought an improve ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column: I arrived at Bar Agricole on a Monday evening and hadn't thought to make a reservation on what is generally a very slow night in the nightclub trade. I was wrong. Every table was taken, and there was only one seat left at the bar. The very personable host sai ... More >>
Eat your heart out, Betty Crocker. SF Weekly met Steve Smith of HopeNet inside the dispensary for an old-fashioned hand-pressed hash-making demonstration. The clicking you can hear in the background is photographer Gil Riego, Jr.'s camera; he captured images of the hash-making process. The demonst ... More >>
Our favorite morsel from the Web. This YouTube video's been pinging around the Web like a runaway shopping cart on the parking ramp at Whole Foods (Grist, Huffington Post, etc.). It shows a breathless American exploring a corner of a fancy supermarket ― complete with ostrich eggs ― in Berlin's ... More >>
As previously reported, we receive a lot of stupid stuff in the mail. As the editorial assistant, and thus the mail maven, I feel it's my duty to bring you the absolute best of the worst. Yesterday, we received a letter bomb. A chocolate letter bomb.A note arrived for one of our esteemed food writer ... More >>
Great meat outweighs the decor, discomfort, and dimness at Bobo's
An imaginative, pie-filled play feels a bit undercooked
Wrestling with the good, the bad, and the trendy
Two experiments in judging a book by its cover
So many San Franciscans live in cars, vans, campers, and buses that the city wants to create a "vehicular community" where they could legally park. But if we build it, will the "houseless" come?
For every direct action against an abortion clinic staged by Operation Rescue, expect an equal and opposite reaction by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights.
Dolores Claiborne serves up "three square meals of bitching"