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 >>