Chairman Bao soft-launched this week in SOMA. New York's Baohaus says it stole the name of their signature item.Looks like San Francisco is shaping up as ground zero of a new bicoastal bao war. This week, slick street-food startup Chairman Bao ― a mobile food truck devoted to Chinese buns ... More >>
ldandersen/FlickrAs of yesterday, Alembic is serving lunch daily.Upper Haight's Alembic (1725 Haight at Cole) is serving notice that it's now offering lunch seven days a week by handing out free pulled pork sliders today, starting at noon. The new lunch program kicked off yesterday, actually; ... More >>
Jean SmartIt's not like you toss hunks of butter into a Fry Daddy.The announcement last month by organizers of the State Fair of Texas that deep-fried butter would be an entry for the category of best food caused a lot of folks to wonder how -- and why -- the butter bombs were created in the ... More >>
I am the law! Like a duel to the death with the prize to the victor being death, it seems there are no winners in this morning's legal showdown between San Francisco and Philip Morris at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the winner may be "your lungs," but, at best, the loser would be "your ... More >>
Earlier this week, we shouted out some local eateries tributing Michael Jackson on their menus. Since then, we've had a closer look at the Jesus Juice ($7.50 a pint) from Humphry Slocombe (2790 Harrison at 24th St.).What began as an afternoon toast to the King of Pop on Thursday afternoon between HS ... More >>
'Dan-O, let's blame this one on those damn San Franciscans'Honolulu police chief Boisse Correa -- who has probably endured his fill of "Book 'em Boisse" jokes -- would like to append the old ditty "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." He'd like visitors to his fair city to leave their Coke and Ecstacy ... More >>
Dean & Britta's "13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests"Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009Palace of Fine ArtsBetter than: Watching Warhol's Screen Tests in a cold, silent art museum.It was a perfect pairing, really. Pop music's beautiful, Velvet Underground-indebted couple pays tribute to ... More >>
During his life, Bay Area author Leonard Michaels never got his due. In death, he just might.
It's Mexican kids playing videogames, and not a whole lot else
Infiltrator contacts his former girlfriends to penetrate his true inner self
When David Cronenberg picks up a pistol, Violence begets comedy
After scoring big with "Two Buck Chuck," renegade vintner Fred Franzia once again has Napa Valley's wine burghers in an uproar
Dog Bites proclaims the A's to be the official team of the Bay Area
Dog Bites, a track neophyte, learns the secret to betting on the ponies: hunches
Books recommended, books read, and books still waiting
A romantic drama made in 1991 shows a Chinese director at his finest
The Arcade Fire's vast, spastic music will have you confused, thrilled, and begging for more
Secretly, don't you hope the hospitality multinationals crush those loud, annoying, striking hotel workers? Find out. Take the quiz.
From the dugout, you could see small tents rising like goose bumps from the grass
An Anniversary for the Rest of Us
The gloriously unambitious world of John Patrick McKenzie, who doesn't care that he's a rising star in the visual arts. And who, as it happens, is autistic.
How amateur boxing matches -- and a bunch of mostly black and Latino fighters -- are resurrecting Irish culture in the Sunset
Why does the Rum Diary hide its noise-suffused indie rock in the wilds of Cotati?
Lawmaker for a Day; Yes, It's All About You
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven
At Deborah Oropallo's new show, the line between paintings and photos barely exists
Brooklyn's Antibalas resurrects Fela Kuti's Afrobeat sound -- as well as his revolutionary politics
Pay It Forward shoves its proactive propaganda down our throats until it stays down, but good
They follow sports, wear flannel shirts, smoke, drink, belch, and make crude jokes. Oh, one other thing. They're gay.
The Fringe Festival
Everyone loves the 49ers. But even love has its limits. Are taxpayers willing to subsidize millionaire owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.'s dreams of a new stadium when economists say it's a bad deal
Korla Pandit and the secret museum of mankind
Having remodeled the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Harry S. Parker III requests your permission to bulldoze the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum and move it all the way across town