SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition Just a few streets down from McLaren Park, on a stretch of Geneva that takes you from San Francisco to Daly City and then Brisbane in a matter of blocks, is Cafe and Restaurant Montecristo, whose exterior is draped in ... More >>
Just a wink and a nodIt appears a sop to corporate blackmail does work. The Examiner is reporting that Twitter fired off a letter to city supervisors earlier today, saying it will stay in San Francisco if the city signs off on a deal giving the microblogging giant a mega tax break. "Twitter is co ... More >>
Moderately progressiveYesterday was the first real showing of how the political pendulum on the Board of Supervisors has swung the other way -- toward the moderates. Supervisor Jane Kim rolled out business-friendly legislation, which sparked criticism from progressives; even former Supervisor Chr ... More >>
Follow Us To BrisbaneMayor Ed Lee admits that he doesn't use Twitter, but maybe he is feeling the pressure to start tweeting now.The social media company is still growing, so much so, that it might dump San Francisco and move its headquarters down south. Media reports say that Twitter Inc. n ... More >>
brett n./YelpSouthern Sandwich Co.'s Nathan and Brett Niebergall.It's been a long road back to San Francisco for Southern Sandwich Co.'s Brett and Nathan Niebergall, who ran a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Castro till the economy tanked. In June, the brothers rolled out Southern Sandwic ... More >>
Urban Village The Cow Palace Farmers' Market takes place Saturdays through mid-October.What would happen if there was a farmers' market and nobody showed up? That's sort of what happened last Saturday, when a first-ever market debuted at the Cow Palace, with just about zero fanfare. Organize ... More >>
John BirdsallSteamed bao duo: Lions head meatball with kimchi (left) and crispy garlic tofu with miso greens ($2.95 each).Wednesday, July 7, 2010 In San Francisco's summer of the food truck, a few stars are emerging. Top of the list is Chairman Bao, which, despite a rollout slick enough to ... More >>
IZ ITThe menu blends owner Kamyn Kong's Hawaiian and Chinese American pedigree.Like Broadway shows, some of the best food trucks open out of town. In Brisbane yesterday, IZ IT Fresh Grill was merely the latest to make its debut. The mobile startup is specializing in Chinese-style fried chicke ... More >>
Jun BelenHapa's lumpia were the best we've tasted here.It's been a couple of weeks since chef William Pilz launched Hapa SF, his mobile Filipino food venture. Pilz is quickly getting his bearings around the newly rehabbed, burgundy-colored taco-truck kitchen, as Hapa's following seems to mult ... More >>
My favorite five bites from SFoodie and beyond:Fritz Maytag.1. I appreciated Brian Yaeger's thoughtful questioning ― motivated by a mixture of respect and betrayal ― of what might come of Fritz Maytag's sale of Anchor Brewing to the producers of Skyy Vodka.2. Considering that the last Undergr ... More >>
Hapa SFChef William Pilz hopes to be on a regular schedule by mid-May.Back in July, we blogged about a meal that, as it turned out, was a sort of watershed. William Pilz ― then chef of Citizen Cake ― collaborated with his mom to turn out a meal of Filipino classics (check it out here). ... More >>
Horrified by a typical taxi trip from SFO? Thank a government program that pays cabbies to speed.
Aran TharpeGunslingersThis weekend, we offer you the sounds of beachy disco DJs, a BS cover band, krautrock in a cathedral, and plenty of other cheap distractions from your 9 to 5 life. This week's 10 Things to Do For Under $10 brings all the best the cheap thrills into focus, starting now...feel ... More >>
Seoul on Wheels' tacos.Today's review mentioned in passing the preponderance of Korean taco trucks, the majority modeled after L.A.'s Kogi BBQ, that are prowling the Peninsula. If you're inspired to take your bike down on CalTrain to do a Cyrus Farivar-style tour de tacos, here's the list of truc ... More >>
MarkyYo/FlickrMaybe next week?Yesterday, we mentioned that Indian taco truck Curry Up Now had announced plans to roll up for lunch Wednesdays in the Brisbane parking lot of Walmart.com, starting today. But it looks like that's going to have to wait at least another week, weather permitting. Curry ... More >>
dabuda/FlickrOh, like you don't know where Brisbane is.We've been tracking the movements of Curry Up Now, the mobile Indian food vendor that launched on the Peninsula in September with plans to serve in San Francisco. Though proprietors had hoped to be doing business in the city by now, they're s ... More >>
Feel the burn.Top Chef has evolved from a way popular TV show to a media entity that launches cooks into fame, complete with charity events, books, and appearances. As proof, consider the arrival of the Top Chef Quickfire Cookbook (Chronicle Books, $29.95) and newly released Top Chef Quickfi ... More >>
What were the odds of this happening?Sailing down Highway 101 toward Brisbane, drivers are greeted with an even bigger than real life Mike Singletary glaring off off a billboard accompanied by his now signature line: "I want winners." It's an unusual strategy to make a statement culled from a coa ... More >>
If you're into French food, it's worth the
The Spirit of St. Louis Jay Farrar is a Lee Hazelwood man By Annie Zaleski Many St. Louis musicians hightail it out of the city as soon as they can, in hopes that the sunnier pastures of Los Angeles or chillier climes of Chicago will be more welcoming. But save for a short stint in New Orleans, Son ... More >>
If you didn't catch Interpol at Bill Graham last month, at least you can hear how it sounded, kind of, with today's release of their Live EP, sold in select indie stores: For Immediate Release November 27, 2007 INTERPOL TO RELEASE 6-SONG INTERPOL LIVE TO BE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH INDEPENDENT MU ... More >>
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A ballot measure that would create a Municipal Utility District has so many legal flaws, it's all but DOA. In fact, passing the measure might delay the advent of public power here for years.
Dubbing it down; cemetary gates
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An AIDS vaccine designed by renowned researcher Don Francis is in final testing. The Plague could be over - but the gay and scientific establishments are utterly unenthused.
Western swing musician Johnny Dilks plays scholar to California's country music past and suggests its future, if Charlie Louvin has anything to say about it
Saving the habitat of an inch-long violet butterfly, the endangered Mission Blue, is the starting point of a many-sided battle for dominance of San Bruno
Alain Rondelli is a soothing, sophisticated surprise on chaotic Clement Street