Several times a month, Book Passage, an independent bookseller with locations in San Francisco and Corte Madera, hosts a dinner series called Cooks with Books where a cookbook author gets to direct the preparation of a meal from their book at a restaurant in the city or in Marin County. The author i ... More >>
Criminals will do the darndest things. And when we say darndest, we mean stupidest. On Sunday, alleged police evader Kathryn Tynes reportedly jumped off the San Rafael Bridge in a futile attempt to dodge police. According to news reports, the 30-year-old Novato woman was treading in freezing water f ... More >>
Carina OstDianne Jacob at Book Passage in 2010Food writing isn't an easy pursuit: it's unsteady, rarely pays well, and as scores of new food bloggers find, it's competitive and growing more so.
But that hasn't stopped people from chasing their gustatory and literary dreams by writing about f ... More >>
Yes, againSewage-Related Terrorism?Yesterday we wrote about rain-induced sewage overflows befouling beaches South of San Francisco in San Mateo county. Now sewage is spewing into waters north of us, in Marin's Corte Madera Creek. Lots of sewage. And rain may have nothing to do with it. Perhaps 1 ... More >>
SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats.
• Did you know it's World Go Vegan Week? I bet you didn't because all you care about is the Giants. Well, that's okay. Assuming the team comes back to San Francisco to finish up the Series next week, AT&T Park ha ... More >>
el_en_houston/FlickrThe truck's centerpiece? Brick and Bottle's popular pimento cheeseburger. Is the Bay Area in line to get a cheeseburger truck? Across the Golden Gate, chef Scott Howard is contemplating going mobile with the pimento cheeseburger from his three-month-old Brick and Bottle in ... More >>
Kevin Y./YelpOkay, so we do have an Olive Garden out near S.F. State.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
Yesterday at LA Weekly's Squid Ink, SFoodie's sister food blog with the WTF name, editor Amy Scattergood passed along a list from Nation's Restaurant News of America's 15 favorite casual- ... More >>
eekim/FlickrJoanne Weir (second from left) and a lot of strangers at Mijita in the Ferry Building.We first met Joanne Weir in the fall of 2002. No, not in person. We were avid watchers of KQED's Saturday morning cooking shows then, and the only thing half as funny as Julia Child and Jacques P ... More >>
Archive Victor/FlickrThe menu freely edits the Puerto Rican canon.Is Alex Jackson the city's new source of restaurant-concept energy? Fresh off a consulting stint at Weird Fish, the chef has tweaked The Corner into a place with a carnivorous American menu as striking as its setting, is plotti ... More >>
The former Izzy's Steakhouse site (picture here) offers terrace views of Mt. Tam."I'm standing in a construction zone, so let me talk to you from someplace quiet," said chef Scott Howard via cell phone. Howard and two business partners are experiencing restaurant birth pangs in Corte Madera f ... More >>
You're shit outta luck...A San Francisco woman is suing Apple, Inc. in a class action suit filed in U.S. District Court, alleging that the company refuses to honor the phone's warranty by telling her the phone's "liquid submersion indicator" showed the phone had been dunked in water when it ... More >>
Cooking with Amy/FlickrHirigoyen: Basque master.Cookbook fans, rev up your engines and head over the Golden Gate Bridge tonight for a tasty book signing. Piperade/Bocadillos chef Gerald Hirigoyen recently authored (with Lisa Weiss) Pintxos: Small Plates in the Basque Tradition (Ten Speed Press, $24. ... More >>
Gay Rock Icon: Jon GinoliEver wonder what it's like to be a gay rock star? Jon Ginoli lived that life, as the lead singer and guitarist for Pansy Division, SF's pioneering queer punx, who rose to infamy after opening for Green Day on the "Dookie" tour. Now Ginoli has written a book abo ... More >>
The piano bar at Marin Joe's harkens back to an era of three-martini lunches, avuncular barkeeps, faux-rock decor and world-weary lounge lizards tickling the ivories. In other words, it's our kind of place. Leave your Corvette with the valet, wink at the doll behind the cash register and make your w ... More >>
Puma shoe company is coming up on its 60th birthday in December, so to celebrate it's hosting a series of free shows across the country. The San Francisco gig is on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Great American Music Hall, with entertainment by club diva Lady GaGa and Dim Mak Records honcho/Benihana wealth ... More >>
When people learn that Pedro Ordenes, 55, has swum to or from Alcatraz 126 times, or that he crossed the Strait of Magellan in 39-degree water, they often joke about his sanity. That's before they hear about his idea to swim the Bering Strait.