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    August 14, 2013

    Eat Wax Moth Larvae Tacos, Vegan Doughnut Burgers, and More at La Cocina's Street Food Festival

    It's festival season here in Bay Area, and the culinary events keep coming fast and furious. This Saturday, 80,000 hungry people will descend on the Mission for the fifth annual San Francisco Street Food Festival, the La Cocina-run event that celebrates all things eaten with your fingers while stand ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Bomb Squad Called to Noe Valley, Residents Evacuated, Streets Closed

    An apartment building in Noe Valley was evacuated earlier today after police found a suspicious device. Officers were called to the 4100 block of Cesar Chavez at about 12:45 p.m. regarding a suspicious person. When police arrived, they located the suspicious man and interviewed him. After a brie ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    S.F. Street Food Fest: 5 Strategies for Winning This Weekend

    A little bit of thinking ahead is useful to plan your experience at tomorrow's (Aug. 18) fourth annual San Francisco Street Food Festival, which takes place in the Mission District on Folsom Street from 20th to 26th Streets, 21st and 25th Streets from Treat to Shotwell Streets, and the Cesar Chavez ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Man's Bad Night Starts With Flat Tire, Ends With Robbery

    Hump Day was quite a steep hill for this San Francisco man to climb. On Wednesday, just before midnight, a 35-year-old man  pulled over at Evans and Cesar Chavez after he got a flat tire. As the unfortunate man was changing his tire, another man approached him, pulled out a gun, and demanded hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    SoMa StrEat Food Park Goes After-Hours

    Grub Street broke the big news that SoMa StrEat Food Park is going late night starting this weekend, with Friday and Saturday hours from midnight to 4 a.m. and beer/wine service until 2 a.m. -- and all just stumbling distance from clubs like DNA Lounge, Mist, and Slim's. Today we've got word of the ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    S.F. Authorities Need Help Identifying Man Who Fell From Freeway Overpass (UPDATED)

    (UPDATE 1:14 p.m.): Good news: The victim has been identified. His family is with him now as he remains in critical condition. However, hospital authorities would not release his identity to the media. (Original story 7:23 a.m.): San Francisco General Hospital is asking for your help identifying a m ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Cops on Harleys to Sneak Attack Drunk Drivers

    If you think it will be easy to successfully avoid any DUI checkpoint in San Francisco this Cinco de Mayo, well, you are wrong. Police have informed us that on Friday, they will be deploying roving cops on motorcycles to go after drunk drivers on the road. Capt. Denis O'Leary explains the logic ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012
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    December 27, 2011

    Juan Martinez Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run on Christmas Eve

    ​(Update 1 p.m.): Police have informed us that Juan Martinez, 23, was arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a pedestrian on Christmas Eve and driving away. Read more after the jump. A man was found dead underneath Highway 101 in the Mission District on Christmas Eve morning in what police a ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Wanted: Thief Pilfering Plants in Bernal Heights

    Courtesy of bernalwood.wordpress.comGood at thievery, bad at gardening​Police are baffled by a string of plants thefts in Bernal Heights, where someone has been snipping off large sections of succulents from various homes. The most recent case happened this week, when a resident called police to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Emily Luchetti Teaches You How to Bake Without Freaking Out

    ​The Fearless Baker Book Event Where: Omnivore Books on Food (3885A Cesar Chavez at Church), 282-4712 When: Wed., May 25, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Emily Luchetti does double pastry duty at Farallon and Waterbar and often shares her views on her industry as a "Voices" columnist for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Langdon Cook Reads About Foraging the Fat of the Land

    Langdon Cook.​Langdon Cook, author of Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager, is an accidental food writer, an outdoorsman who started out writing for fishing and hunting magazines. But he began blogging about his experiments cooking the greens, mushrooms, and animals he brought bac ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Robert Pattinson Plays Dirty with Elephants, Soy Will Not Give a Guy a Rack

    ​SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. twilightish.comRobert Pattinson's ripe, and his new movie stinks.​• Listen, I know you want to get freaky with Robert Pattinson, but please don't go see Water for Elephants, because it looks like some crazy ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    S.F. Taxi Driver Robbed by Passenger Mid-Fare

    Not an easy job​A cab driver's erratic driving is sometimes justified. It was certainly understandable in one recent case where a taxi driver was having trouble steering because he was being robbed by one of his own passengers. At  2:15 p.m. on Thursday police were driving south on Highway 10 ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Calling all Cookie Monsters

    Gil Riego Jr./SFoodie​Cookie Jar Throwdown Where: Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 282-4712 When: Sat., Jan. 29, 3-4 p.m. Cost: Free for cookie entrants/ $5 for just-eaters The rundown: Past food contests at Omnivore have ranged from the arty to the esoteric, but fo ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Wine and Awe at Omnivore

    Gil Riego Jr./SFoodie​Terry Theise: Reading Between the Wines Where: Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 282-4712 When: Thu., Jan. 20, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: In Reading Between the Wines (University of California Press, $24.95), Terry Theise argues that wine o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Last Chance Thanksgiving Gifts at Underground (Mini) Market

    Tamara PalmerRoger Feely of Soul Cocina plans to be there with Thanksgiving sides and desserts.​Iso Rabins' forageSF is hosting a smaller version of its popular Underground Market tomorrow in the Mission. Wednesday's edition will focus on pre-packaged last-minute gift ideas like jams and cooki ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Gird Your Loins for Omnivore's Tomato Throwdown​Just like last month's stone fruit make-off, Omnivore's next cooking competition focuses on the fruit of the season. Next week, tomatoes get their moment in the sun, oven, grill, or whatever place is required to create a championship recipe. Prospective contestants needn ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Get Ready to (C)rumble: Omnivore's Stone-Fruit Smackdown Happens Saturday​Omnivore Books is holding the latest in its series of sometimes esoteric cooking competitions this Saturday. This time it's a seasonal fruit throwdown ― no need to apply, just show up with your best apricot, nectarine, plum, aprium, pluot, or other stone fruit dish, whether ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Vote To Fund Desperate San Francisco Schools' ... Field Trips?

    ​Three San Francisco schools are competing for Big Lots Lots! To Give contest for up to $10,000 to make their educational dreams come true. You can view the trio of videos outlining their projects and vote three times a day until July 5. Yet, in a time of massive state cutbacks, two out of the thr ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Baylinks: Hipsters, Fliers, & Questions

    Aren't we all one Web design class away from yuppie-dom, anyway?​Who's gentrifying the Mission: Hipsters vs. Yuppies. [Mission Mission]Sierra Club doesn't "frown on fliers" even if they do kill trees. [SFAppeal]Read the Mehserle jury questionnaire. [Crime Scene]Cesar Chavez meridian appears to def ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    May Brings the Gloriously Meaty Return of BaconCamp

    Tamara PalmerIt'll be hard to top last year's Bacon Eggs.​While the chorus of people singing about how bacon has jumped the shark continues to be deafening, we wonder how many members of the choir still covet a slice or a slab. The unashamed will convene once again at the local edition of the ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Post-Punk Cheesemonger Gordon Edgar Reads at Omnivore Books

    Chelsea Green​Gordon "Zola" Edgar's cheese descriptions in the fromage section of Rainbow Grocery reads like Amoeba Music's staff-selected album notes: well curated, relatable, and deliciously nerdy. But they're just but a brief tease into his recently released and highly praised memoir Chees ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Omnivore's Edible Art Contest Challenges Chefs to Render the Classics

    uc.eduBet you can't guess what book this is supposed to be.​Every year on April Fool's Day, in celebration of the life of proto-food critic Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, there are Edible Book festivals and contests all around the world. The spirit has finally landed in San Francisco, which is ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Sandbags! Sandbags Here! Will *Anyone* Take City's Free Sandbags This Time 'Round?

    Anyone else need a sandbag?​Having witnessed grown men all but strip each other's clothes off in pursuit of a $3 baseball or complimentary T-shirt at a Major League game, we've learned that people love to be given things and will fight for them -- even if those things have little to no real value. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Omnivore Books' Next Battle? A Punch Contest

    retroplanet.comHopefully, contestants will fare better than the Hawaiian Punch guy.​Do you have a winning recipe for punch (with or without booze, but no mickeys) or are you merely feeling punchy? Either way, prepare thyself for Omnivore Books' next cooking competition, where the ordinary punchbow ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Few Taking Up City's Offer of Free Sandbags

    Sandbags can be most useful...​The term "selling like hotcakes" is bothersome. Just how well do hotcakes sell? And how many short-order cooks have been driven to violence because of tautological questions regarding the sales acumen of their hotcakes? In any event, if we're looking for an antonym t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    The Next Food Fight Brewing at Omnivore Books? Pumpkin

    T. Palmer​This month's cooking competition at Omnivore Books (3885A Cesar Chavez at Church) focuses on the pumpkin. The event, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 4 to 5 p.m., is free for contestants and $5 for tasters. Push the boundaries of what's gastronomically possible with the orang ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    September Tasting and Preserves Swap Should Prove Just Peachy​ Gayle Okumura Sullivan of Dry Creek Peach and Produce in Healdsburg, one of the last peach farms in all of Northern California, will join Omnivore Books owner Celia Sack in hosting a special tasting of Dry Creek's heirloom yellow and white peaches. They'll also oversee  ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    Vivid Pork Belly, Budget Marys, and Cheap Cheese Pies: A Foodie Day Planner

    Wednesday, July 8, 2009 Let's do lunch: Go vivid. Opt for SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody's picks of tom kha kai (chicken and coconut milk soup) and pad kra prow moo krob (pork belly with basil and sweet peppers) at Lers Ros Thai (730 Larkin at O'Farrell, 931-6917). Drink therapy: Tiny bar, ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Fried Chicken Taste-Off Coming to Omnivore Books Next Week

    Willie Mae's Scotch HouseIn a crispy twist from its usual schedule of readings and talks, Omnivore Books (3885A Cesar Chavez at Church) will soon host its first Fried Chicken Taste-Off. Are you a breast or thigh master? Bring your own home-cooked fried chicken to compete for the chance to win ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Drink a Toast to American Genius with These Killer Local Brewskis

    WhatKnot/FlickrBeer goes with the Fourth of July like hot buttered rum at Christmas or a sazerac on Bourbon Street. All those thick burgers, molten enchiladas, smoky platters of barbecue, and big slabs of pepperoni pizza cry out for a tall, cool beaker of suds in all its thirst-quenching glory. Th ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Is This the Gayest Book Ever Written About Food?

    The Gay Cookbook by Chef Lou Rand Hogan   Published: 1965, Sherbourne Press, New York What the hell?: The Boys in the Band meets James Beard -- a self-consciously campy guide to the kitchen, at a time when gays were still mostly closeted. An excerpt from the entry for grinding hamburger ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Restaurant Supply Part 2: Forest Restaurant Supply

    Everything looks like it came from China, and prices are unbeatable.

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    January 15, 2009

    Omnivore Presents A16

    Nate Appleman and Shelley Lindgren of A16 (2355 Chestnut), will join their A16: Food Wine co-author, Kate Leahy at Omnivore Books (3885A Cesar Chavez) on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 3 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. But, more importantly, so are the nibbles that they'll offer, all taken from recipes in t ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Rancho Gordo's Miracle Fruit

    (Image via Rancho Gordo)Steve Sando is a frequent presence at the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market with his Napa-based company Rancho Gordo, which offers several varieties of beans in vibrant colors that make a potentially dull food staple seem alive with possibility and flavor. Vanessa Barrington, Sando ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Marie Simmons and Things Cooks Love

    Things Cooks Love: Implements, Ingredients, Recipes is a valuable reference guide of foundational cooking knowledge, from what to keep stocked in the pantry to the best tools to make your ideas come alive in the kitchen. Chef and author Marie Simmons will host a special hour of discussion of her boo ... More >>

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    February 22, 2008
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    January 23, 2008
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    November 7, 2007
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    March 30, 2005

    In Verse

    Chronicling the beautiful world

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    June 30, 2004

    Psyched-Out Cinema

    Frank Perry's existential melodramas

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    February 4, 2004

    Sound Off

    Activating the Medium's good vibrations

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    July 2, 2003

    Tea Me

    Big fun for big gals

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    May 15, 2002

    Best Place for Tourists to Save Their Film on the 49 Mile Drive

    The Stretch of Cesar Chavez Street From Twin Peaks to Interstate 280

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    June 21, 2000

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    January 27, 1999
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    July 5, 1995
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    June 28, 1995

    Street Fight

    Led by feisty traditionalists, San Franciscans to Save Army Street push for a vote on renaming the thoroughfare

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