The acrimonious battle between brick-and-mortar restaurants and food trucks might come to end this year if the Board of Supervisors adopts some zoning changes later this month. Under the proposed zoning changes, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener, food trucks will be able to park in new locatio ... More >>
If you want to be technical about it, any sandwich consumed first thing in the morning is a "breakfast sandwich," but we know what you're really after as you roll groggily out of bed: oozing, melted cheese, fluffy scrambled or fried eggs, optional (but not really) meat of choice, all encased by swee ... More >>
As fall settles in on San Francisco, it brings changes at the farmers' market, restaurant menus, and the type of weather-related bitching done by city residents. With each successive fall, one food item seems to be rearing its greasy head on more and more menus: poutine. Every year, this Quebecois p ... More >>
You don't really need a certificate to tell you that this meal here doesn't look safeTwo former health inspectors with the San Francisco Department of Public Health Food and Safety Program appeared in court today to answer to charges of forging food safety certificates in exchange for cash bribes ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. The week in killer foods. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the source of the European E. coli outbreak that killed 48 people may have been found: Egyptian fenugreek se ... More >>
You've been servedA Sacramento mother yesterday filed a class-action suit against McDonald's in San Francisco Superior Court, claiming the fast-food chain engages "in the unfair, unlawful, deceptive and fraudulent practice of promoting and advertising McDonald's Happy Meal products to very young ... More >>
As a young'un, we remember the Zimburgers and milkshakes at Zim's (1949-1995) as being the best salve to the fear of going to our pediatrician up the street. It's a sweeter memory than the derelict quality of the minichain's last standing restaurant on Van Ness in its final, 24-hour years. We ... More >>
Digital Underground in 1989Rap ruses get no better than Humpty Hump. The alter-ego of Digital Underground's leader Shock G, Humpty's mythology has him wearing a fabulously-personalized Groucho Marx-style nose to cover up horrific facial scars incurred during a (fictional) accident with a deep-fat ... More >>
Interesting men are all too common latelyI'll admit it -- I listen to a lot of Energy 92.7. And over the past weeks and months, that's meant I've been repeatedly subjected to Dos Equis' "Interesting Man," commercials. You know, the one's about the old guy guy with the spray-on tan w ... More >>
Does Gavin Newsom turn into Stalin when the moon is full? By Benjamin Wachs (This is State of the Citysode III: The Environment. Click here for Part II: Education, and Part 1: Health Care) 00:00 - Gavin begins philosophically. "I like to say that the world's consumption is the sum of all loc ... More >>
A three-month electrical outage exposed a tenderloin apartment building as a firetrap. How did the nonprofit property manager let things get so bad?
On New Year's Eve disappointment waits around every corner, so follow these tips for partying hearty.
The Suey Sing Boys of Oakland were a bunch of low-level Chinese-American thugs. Then 10 of them became high-fashion hairstylists.
Straightforward but satisfying meat and sides in the Marina
Never mind the bollocks, here's $lot Ma¢hine, the newest, meanest punk band in town -- aged 12 and under
He's been here for years, but few expected singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek to deliver such a rousing new album
Our correspondent tries to keep from being trampled by the seniors who walk, very early in the morning, at Serramonte Center
Why Gov. Davis' just-say-no parole policy is wrong, Exhibit No. 1: Eddy Zheng has earned a college degree in prison, sings in a church choir, works with at-risk youth, has the support of clergymen, college professors, his prison counselor, and the
Who has the right to write about the lord of the Ring's fictional tongues?
Bob Ernst's gritty, energetic solo opera brings philosophy into the men's room
A successful, prolific inventor reveals how not to create a new product
Who the hell is Stan Flouride, and what was he doing on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
The Coup just may be the greatest, angriest, most militant hip hop act around. So what's up with the Puff Daddy tour?
State laws regulating vocational schools have been gutted. Disadvantaged students are paying the price.
Paul Nave, a polite, well-spoken product of upscale Marin County, has climbed out of boxing obscurity to fight for a world title. He's a polished fighter, but he's probably going to get his ass kicked.
Conventional wisdom nothwithstanding, chain stores and restaurants find it easy to locate and thrive in San Francisco. Tara Shioya explains why pretending otherwise is bad for the city.