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    October 30, 2013
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    July 8, 2013

    Keep the Independence Day Party Going: Bastille Day at the Commonwealth Club

    San Francisco is known the world over as a destination for foodies. We're on the cutting edge of the "slow food" movement, our state grows most of the nation's produce and S.F. was recently named the country's snobbiest city (you know food and snobbery go hand in hand, right?). But even we have to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    TJR on Loving Golf, Having Psy Almost Rip-Off His Music, and the Ideal Day Off

    The party hasn't stopped for Southern California house producer and DJ TJR since his hit "Funky Vodka" propelled him to the top of the charts and piqued the interest of Mr. Worldwide, aka Pitbull, last year. Now a certified platinum artist thanks to his production of Pitbull's chart-topping single " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Hear Mikal Cronin's "Shout It Out," the First Single Off His New Album MCII

    So Mikal Cronin -- the S.F. rocker whose 2011 debut proved way more hooky than its modest garage trappings suggested -- has a new album coming out May 7 on Merge Records. "Shout It Out," the first single, ups Cronin's debut with sleek production and a pretty much indelible chorus, the kind that ling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    The 49ers Lost on Sunday, but at Least Their Cars Weren't Stolen

    It was the 49ers' most lopsided loss of the Jim Harbaugh-era. The New York Giants ran the ball effectively and made Alex Smith look like the old Alex Smith, all the while closing the always-trivial Power Rankings gap with the Falcons (dominant 26-3 win in SF > close 23-20 home win over the Raider ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Tasty Burritos Come With a Warm Welcome at Victor's

    When you walk into Graciela Mendoza Moreno's restaurant, she will surprise you with a compliment. "Guapo!" or "Guapa!" she shouts ("Handsome!" or "Beautiful!") to every customer who enters Victor's Mexican restaurant in SOMA. She stands at the helm of the burrito assembly line, beside the mild and s ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2012
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    May 14, 2012

    Bay Area Beer Culture Takes Over the Craft Brewer's Conference and World Beer Cup

    The annual Craft Brewer's Conference is unlike other professional gatherings. Every expo hall reeks of hops. The hospitality suite boasts 140 free-flowing taps. And, the attendees are significantly more bearded. As usual, the Bay Area beer scene was heavily represented at this year's event, held l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Baby Bunnies, Mad Cows, and a Vegan Grilled Cheese Dessert Sandwich!

    ​This beautiful vegan monstrosity won third place in the dessert category of L.A.'s 10th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational. It's a dessert grilled cheese! Genius! Compassion Over Killing has the recipe for you because they are amazing and they love you. (Image via Compassion Over Killing) A bunc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Mistah Fab, T-Pain, and the Cataracs Conspire for a Pop Breakthrough with "City Lights"

    T-Pain and Mistah Fab​Here's another maverick move from Oakland's Mistah Fab. It's called "City Nights," and it's a radio-friendly pop rave up featuring the Auto-Tuned likes of T-Pain and production by the Cataracs (whom you may know from last summer's "Like a G6"). Here Fab ditches the two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Is Kreayshawn's Success Built on the Denigration of Black Women?

    Kreayshawn.​ It's been a big week/day in Kreayshawn news, so bear with us. As the recent Columbia Records signee chats about her favorite sex positions and weed strains with a fascinated blogosphere -- DMPC: Whats your favorite sex position? K: That's naughty! My favorite sex position would ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 27, 2011
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    March 9, 2011
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    February 10, 2011

    The Tenderlions on Signing Boobs, Misspelling Their Original Name, and DJing Vs. Performing

    The Tenderlions​When someone pictures a tender lion, they probably imagine a cuddly creature licking its paw, or even Simba from the Lion King, with his huge doe eyes and innocent face. Well, we can attest that S.F. duo Tenderlions have pretty much the same characteristics, except they know how to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    From Basics To Based: Grab One Hour of 'Dope' Bay Area Rap

    Swag!​Believe it or not, "Digital Underground" used to mean something other than that secret server farm 400 feet beneath South Park. Want proof? This just in from the Good Records blog, via Tumblin' Erb: Cities of Dope, an expertly mixed and surprisingly instructive hour of Bay Area rap.Jonny Pay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Nopa Chef Designs Guest Sandwich for Pal's

    Luis Chong​The Laurence Jossel-wich at Pal's Where: Pal's Takeaway, inside Tony's Market, 2751 24th St. (at Hampshire), 203-4911 When: Wed., Jan. 26, 11 a.m. till it's gone The rundown: The Wednesday guest-chef series is back after an extended holiday break at scrappy little Pal's, this we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Grub Limps In, Locavore Sources Softly

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Tablehopper Marcia G. pulled up to the curb yesterday with a trunk full of opening news. First, she laid to rest that palpably unsettled feeling hanging over the Mission: Yeah, Grub (758 Vale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    The B³ Burger

    John BirdsallBurger ($10), with fried Petaluma egg ($1) and Manchego cheese ($3).​Friday, August 20, 2010 ameer n./Yelp​This is a damn good burger. Kevin Ahajanian, fitted with the Keller halo from time spent at Bouchon, has stacked up something with the bones of Cali quintessential. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Zero Zero's Bruce Hill and the Zen of Pizza Making

    John BirdsallBruce Hill and his all-important ember shovel.​If you thought San Francisco had reached pizza saturation, think again. On Wednesday, Bruce Hill's Neapolitan pizzeria Zero Zero will begin firing pies in the former Azie space at 826 Folsom (at Fourth St.). Hill's no pizza virgin. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Spurned Varietal Tells Wine Writer to Go to Hell

    The man (right) who fell out of love with Pinot.​Our favorite morsels from the blogs. The blogosphere is a cruel place. That must've occurred to local wine writer W. Blake Gray earlier this week, after the response to his clever piss-off post about falling out of like with Pinot Noir. Gray, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Beer Dinners, or the Fine Art of the 'Brew Fixe'

    Jesse Friedman/Beer & Nosh​There's no steadfast rule to putting together a beer dinner except, duh, you should have good food and pair it with good beer. Beyond that, they come in all shapes and sizes, meaning number of courses and the hit your wallet will take. Proving attending one doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Freeway and Jake One, DaVinci, Freddie Gibbs, J-Billion, and Jern Eye

    DaVinci​Freeway and Jake One, DaVinci, Freddie Gibbs, J-Billion, and Jern Eye Friday, April 2, 2010 Mezzanine Better than: most overstuffed hip-hop bills. It was opening weekend, and Top Billin' put together a searing line-up at the Mezzanine that pitted Bay Area emcees against well-represented ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Early Bird Special: Nombe

    Lara HataSkewered: Izakaya-style grilled meats at Nombe.​An early nibble from the Weekly's Wednesday food review. Big duh: Street food was huger than Jesus in San Francisco this year, which is why the November launch of Mission District izakaya joint Nombe (2491 Mission at 21st St.) made tot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Flora Chef, Sweet Adeline Baker Collaborating on Pizza and Frozen Custard Concept

    Andrew B./YelpThe former Spud's in South Berkeley will offer N.Y.-style pizzas with Cali toppings.​Looks like South Berkeley is set to become Ground Zero for the next wave of Bay Area pizza frenzy. Hot on the heels of Emilia's (2995 Shattuck at Ashby) comes word of Addie's Pizza Pie, a collabo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Hot Meal: Ryan Kat at Bruno's

    J. BirdsallThe BBQ Pork Rib Plate: A successful mashup of snarl and finesse.​In July, Ryan Ostler and Kat Zacher wadded up their aprons and split from The Broken Record, where they'd racked up critical hype as independent kitchen operators at the rough-edged Excelsior bar. They're back, this t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Track(s) of the Day: Music Awards Nominees (Electronic/DJ)

    ​Once again we're spotlighting tunes by this year's nominees for SF Weekly's annual music awards. The full ballot can be viewed and voted upon here and the winners will be announced at our big party at Ruby Skye on Thursday, Oct. 15, with performances by Wallpaper., Loco Bloco, and Lazer Sword. (T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    ​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Ravenous: Mission Loc@l's Brooke Minters took up the San Francisco's Food Bank Hunger Challenge last week. Think you could eat on $4 a day, the typical amount a food stamp recipient receives in Cali? Minters does the sensible thing: With $28 for the week, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Think You Could Survive on $4 a Day? Here's Your Chance to Find Out

    clementine gallot/Flickr​It's a dare meant to get you thinking: Could you eat on just $4 a day? Next week, the Hunger Challenge will be asking folks to do just that. Four bucks is the average amount a food stamp recipient in Cali gets for daily sustenance -- tough to imagine surviving (not to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Fish & Farm's Chad Newton: The SFoodie Interview

    C. NewtonChad Newton: Wants Gordon to keep yelling.​Growing up in Mountain View, Chad Newton got a taste of restaurant glory via family trips to Stars, Jeremiah Tower's watershed Cali brasserie. "I used to always gravitate toward the regular menu, not the kid's menu," Newton said. He graduated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Early Bird Special: 54 Mint

    Jen Siska54 Mint's caprese salad.​An early taste of SF Weekly's Wednesday food review. This may be a city whose obsession with thin-crust shows no sign of cooling, but newcomer 54 Mint (16 Mint at Jessie) isn't exactly willing to pander. No, the still-new Italian restaurant in Mint Plaza's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    El Mundo de Mando: A Texas Taco Blogger's Crawl Through the Mission

    Mando Rayo The holy trinity at Taqueria Pancho Villa.Austin, Tex., taco blogger Mando Rayo (aka El Mundo de Mando of TacoJournalism) was in Cali this week, getting his first-ever taste of S.F. flavor. How did the Mission stack up to taco culture in Central Texas? Read on, homie. Ahh, San Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    El Mundo de Mando: The Great Taco-Burrito Smackdown

    Mando Rayo: Which one roolz?Austin, Tex., taco blogger Mando Rayo (aka El Mundo de Mando of TacoJournalism) is in Cali this week, getting his first-ever taste of Bay Area-style flavor. We've asked him for a blog-by-blog account of his findings in the MIssion and beyond. Got a tip for Mando? Leave a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Kamala Harris Benefit Announced

    Cali's Next Top Cop? Kamala D. Harris It takes a lot of cojones to stand up for what you think is right in the political world, especially when faced with high-level pressure. Though she's generated controversy and made a few formidable enemies in law enforcement circles, SF DA Kamala Harris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: Beto

    DJ Beto is the perfect subject for a DJ Q&A. He's a Latin Musicologist who digs through bug-filled crates in Central and South America in order to find the choice cuts from Costa Rica, Columbia, Cuba, and beyond. When Beto gets retro, he's feeling mambo jazz and classic salsa, and he's busy on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    The Doggie Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. Torte reform: Not sure if this means we live in the most litigious society ever or the stupidest. Slashfood left us slackmouthed with news that a woman in Cali tried to sue Quaker Oats parent PepsiCo because she felt the word "berries" implied th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    It May Not Be Trendy, But Berkeley's Cheeseboard Does Pizza Right

    aloveletteraway via FlickrThe essence of CaliAs for the pizza wars of the Bay Area, our attitude is, Flame on! Let us just go on record as saying that the apotheosis of all that is great about California's big, sloppy love affair with Italian and Mexican cuisines is evident in the corn, cilantro, co ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Listen to Morrissey's New Single, "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris"

    We haven't heard much from Morrissey since his glorious visit to S.F. last year, so it was a pleasant surprise to hear Morrissey's new single from his upcoming album, Years of Refusal. The track for "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" continues Moz's trademark juxtaposition of pensive lyrics matche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008
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    August 16, 2007
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    May 2, 2007

    Uneasy Riders

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club dishes disappointments

  • Film

    October 5, 2005

    Goy Gevalt

    In Her Shoes is pretty but useless, a Prada with a broken heel

  • Music

    December 1, 2004


    Aesop Rock makes the unintelligible, well, entertaining; the legendary Shapeshifters shuffle up from L.A.

  • Music

    November 24, 2004

    Hear This

    All-star MCs line-up for the "Cali Comm 2004" tour; Sondre Lerche is one more reason to love Norway

  • Dining

    October 1, 2003

    I Am the Eggman

    Breakfast out -- one of life's little luxuries and great pleasures

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    March 12, 2003
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    January 29, 2003

    Blowin' Smoke

    Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag

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    May 10, 2000

    Zoom Lens

    Life's a Beach

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