Constanza Ortiz of Maite Catering pretended to glare at me when I liken arepas to pupusas. She is quick to distinguish between the arepas of her home country, Colombia, and the similar Salvadorean snack which she assures me are heavier and -- jokingly-- just not as good. Some claim that arepas are i ... More >>
Catherine ColeSightglass Coffee owners Jerad and Justin Morrison hope to open the cafe portion of their tri-level SOMA warehouse this spring.It's been a little less than a year since Sightglass Coffee owners (and brothers) Jerad and Justin Morrison flipped the switch on their beloved cast-iro ... More >>
What is it about Metallica shows in South America that makes the fans so crazy? Today Spin reported that the Bay Area legends caused a second riot in two months, this time in Bogota, Columbia, where police sprayed overeager metalheads with tear gas and water canons. At the end of January, the band ... More >>
Columbian DJ/producer Juju has been behind the decks since 1992, when he got a taste for his future career by spinning dub, reggae, and dancehall (genres that still make their way into his sets). He then spent much of the early '90s focused on drum 'n' bass in San Francisco -- specifically with th ... More >>
A woman chugs drugs to save her family in Maria Full of Grace
For 20 years, South American thieves have been stealing millions of dollars in gems and jewelry from traveling salespeople in San Francisco. And no one -- not the cops, jewelers, or insurance companies -- has the slightest idea how to stop them.
For 11 years, Markus Cook was synonymous with Bay Area bike messengers. But he didn't live to see his dream come true -- the Cycle Messenger World Championships held here in San Francisco.