The first night of Chinese New Year begins on Saturday, and while lucky foods like mandarins (to symbolize wealth) and noodles (for longevity and a full life) are traditional, we found three different cocktails to ensure a full year of good luck. Enjoy all three and triple your happiness -- and hope ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, Cupcake Wars, an hour-long show about one thing, over and over, until death comes, Sundays at 8 p.m. on the Food Network.
Cupcake Wars has been on the air just two years, but they're already finishing up their fif ... More >>
If you're reading this, it's arrived: The marijuana holiday, the tokiest of tokies, the Christmas/Chinese New Year/Yom Kippur of cannabis use. The 20th day of April, the beloved 420.Woot.Today, every medical cannabis dispensary in town will be offering specials and discounts, and many will be offeri ... More >>
The fiery Rose Pak resurfaced in the news over the weekend when she used the San Francisco's Chinese New Year celebration as a chance to bag on all our local pols. Way to ring in the new year, Rose! During the parade on Saturday, the supervisors one by one got a verbal beat-down as they ... More >>
The video of power broker Rose Pak's triumphalist tongue-lashings of the city's elected officials as they rolled beneath her feet at the Chinese New Year's parade is enjoying its 15 minutes of Internet fame.Online commentators relish heaping scorn upon San Francisco when our attempts at progressive ... More >>
One thing that has always puzzled me about Chinatown is the preponderance of Chairman Mao-related things that are for sale: busts, paintings, photos, tea towels -- he is second only to Hello Kitty in ubiquity. Correct me if I am wrong, but shouldn't most Chinese people who made it to the U.S. hat ... More >>
Click to enlarge.A particularly American breed of rabbit.With technical glitches resolved, SFoodie is finally able to present a few more Chinese New Year banquet menus we collected in Chinatown before the Year of the Rabbit began. Many thanks to Adobo Hobo's Ed Chui and his parents for doing t ... More >>
Click to enlarge.HAPPY NEW YEAR.SFoodie continues our series of translations for Chinese New Year's menus with one from Bund Shanghai Restaurant. Its Year of the Rabbit set dinners include a number of eastern Chinese New Year's dishes that you won't find in Cantonese restaurants. (Incidenta ... More >>
Oh, yes, it's that year.Last year, SFoodie drove around the Sunset and Richmond, picking up New Year's banquet menus to post online. This year, we canvassed San Francisco's Chinatown, and once again asked the intrepid Ed Chui (Adobo Hobo) and his parents to help us translate.
A series of technic ... More >>
Joe EskenaziThe bunny's sign reads, 'Welcome America's Cup.' You can't accuse this float of not being a civic boosterJonathan Stern's official position with the Port of San Francisco is listed as "Assistant Deputy Director, Waterfront
Development Projects." But you can just call him the human Pow ... More >>
nep/FlickrBlack-eyed peas are said to resemble coins, a symbol of prosperity for the New Year.Among numerous New Year's traditions (kissing at midnight, binge drinking, swearing at occupied cabs around 4 a.m.) are those of the culinary persuasion. Here are six foods that, if consumed in celeb ... More >>
Hanna QuevedoLion dancers, street food ― and plenty of yin.Tomorrow promises to kick off a very entertaining weekend in Chinatown ― it's the 20th Annual Autumn Moon Festival, with nonstop entertainment from lion dancers, acrobats, Polynesian dancers, performances by local dance-school gro ... More >>
After releasing a few highly touted albums with his band TV on the Radio, and producing a couple more for the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Scarlett Johansen, and Foals, Dave Sitek must find it difficult to distance himself from his particular sonic stylings and usual bag of trademark production tricks. ... More >>