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Caroline Chen

  • News

    September 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Ocean Pearl: No Restaurant for Young Men

    Jonathan KauffmanOcean Pearl's scallops and fish with mushrooms.​Rice Plate Journal is a yearlong project to canvas Chinatown, block by block, discovering the good, the bad, and the hopelessly mediocre. Maximum entrée price: $10. Ocean Pearl may only be a half a block west of Stockton Street, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    The Best of BART Rally Fashion

    SF Weekly went to check out the BART protest yesterday, and while the number of demonstrators was meager, the few who did show certainly put some time and effort into playing the part with their protest gear. Check out the best of yesterday's protest wear: Caroline Chen​Inspired by V for Vendetta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    BART Protest Snarls Evening Commute (Slideshow)

    San Francisco commuters survived another nightmarish evening on BART. Last night, passengers were booted from BART stations amid protesters' chaos that interrupted service for more than an hour. Civic Center, Powell Station, and Montgomery Street Station were all closed after protesters stormed the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    VIP Coffee & Cake Shop: Not-So-Great Meat, But Very Important Pastries

    Jonathan KauffmanVIP Coffee & Cakes' baked pork chop. This platter is the size of your bicycle.​If you're not familiar with VIP Coffee & Cakes, on Broadway, the three-tier cakes and animal pastries in the window don't explain why the room is packed, people pinging about the room like water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Protesters Storm Civic Center BART, Trains Halt, Stations Closed

    Lauren SmileyJust your avergae BART police protester​Update 6:30 p.m.: Protesters have lost steam. The chants are dying down and the crowd has thinned out to about 20 people. Allison reports that Embarcadero was closed for five minutes but has since reopened. Montgomery Street station has also ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Permit-Free Bees, Tip Pooling, and Hot Sauce Bars: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Albert Law/porkbellystudioFrom Albert Law's Rice Paper Scissors slideshow​ 1. If you ever want to start a fight in a bar in San Francisco, don't hit on somebody's partner. (Which is more likely to get you a three-way than bruised knuckles.) Tell them you think their favorite cafe sucks. W. Blake G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    BART Warns of More Protests and Transit Nightmares This Month

    Caroline ChenCommuter crush times 10​After last month's commute from hell, where protesters literally closed down stations and stopped BART trains, the transit agency was kind enough to give its riders a heads up about possible service disruption again this month. BART officials sent out an e-mail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Why Are There No Chinese Restaurants on OpenTable?

    myhsu/FlickrR&G Lounge: One of San Francisco's best restaurants, but not on OpenTable.​ San Francisco-based OpenTable.com isn't just successful, it practically has a monopoly on mid-to-high-priced restaurants in this town, from a small neighborhood bistro like Bia's to destinations like Chez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    This Week in Food Bloggery

    CT Young/SF Weekly Flickr pool​ Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Caroline Chen discovers that huge numbers of San Francisco restaurant staffers are working illegally. The San Francisco Health Code declares no one with a venereal disease -- or bubonic plague, for that matter -- should be al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Run, Ed, Run Campaign Is Being Financed by Nine Donors

    Nine people are running Run, Ed, Run​Recently, Chinatown guru Rose Pak told SF Weekly reporter Caroline Chen that a lot of the money being kicked in to the Run, Ed, Run campaign was coming from many people within the Chinese community -- in small amounts. But campaign finance records released yest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Run, Ed, Run: Rose Pak Accused of Illegal Campaigning

    Caroline ChenHow could you say 'no' to this face? ​Mayor Ed Lee has not yet declared his candidacy for mayor and already he's being connected to crooked campaigning.As the Chron reports today, Lee's dining buddy and Chinatown guru, Rose Pak, has further brought the Run, Ed, Run campaign down an et ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    A Day in the Life of Rose Pak

    Caroline Chen​​Rose Pak, notorious Chinatown activist and the supposed mastermind behind the Run, Ed, Run campaign, is one of the best-known characters in San Francisco. This week, SF Weekly sat down to dish with Pak about politics, her projects and passions, and life before becoming the bigges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Five Reasons Ed Lee Will Probably Run for Mayor

    By now, we can all assume that Mayor Ed Lee is going to jump into the mayor's race -- and smoke everyone. In fact, City Hall insiders are already saying he's hired a campaign consultant and that Lee will announce his candidacy when he returns from his family trip on the East Coast. People trusted hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Q&A: Rose Pak Talks about Senator Leland Yee and the Central Subway

    Caroline ChenLeland Yee leaves a bad taste in Pak's mouth.​Rose Pak, notorious Chinatown activist and the supposed mastermind behind the Run Ed Run campaign, is one of the best-known characters in San Francisco. This week, SF Weekly sat down to dish with Pak about politics, her projects and passi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Q&A: Rose Pak Talks about Mayor Ed Lee and the Ethics Commission

    Caroline ChenRose Pak​Rose Pak, Chinatown activist and the supposed mastermind behind the Run Ed Run campaign, is one of the best-known characters in San Francisco. This week SF Weekly sat down with Pak  to dish about politics, her projects and passions, and life before becoming the biggest p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Ignoring the '10 Famous Dishes' List at Yuet Lee

    W. Blake GrayYuet Lee's shrimp with scrambled egg rice plate, $6.50​Rice Plate Journal is a yearlong project to canvas Chinatown, block by block, discovering the good, the bad, and the hopelessly mediocre. Maximum entrée price: $10. (Thanks to Caroline Chen for additional reporting.) Anyone unfa ... More >>

  • News

    July 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    BART Rally Snarls Traffic, Frustrates Commuters (Slideshow)

    Yesterday, we tracked the unruly protesters who interrupted the evening commute, creating major train delays and station closures. And while these protesters were expressing their outrage over the recent shooting of 45-year-old Charles Hill, commuters were a little infuriated themselves.SF Weekly's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Protests Over BART Shooting Shut Down Civic Center Station During Evening Commute

    Eric C./twitpicRiot police at the cable car turnaround.​ Update 8:03 p.m. Seems like protestors are leaving the cable car turnaround area. Powell St. station remains closed, but -- knock on wood! -- things seem to be finally winding down. We'll sign off for the evening. Hope everyone gets home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Stupid Kids, Truth in Advertising, and Vegan Cons: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Albert LawPork roll from Hiyaaa!​ Five highlights from the blog this week: Luis Chong announces himself a fan of Fins on the Hoof, Todd Middleton's new food truck -- though he disappoints SFoodie by realizing that the truck doesn't serve exotic genetically modified seafood. Tired of lists procl ... More >>

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