What's the secret to a happy marriage? Communication? Openness? A willingness to have and to hold your partner's hand even when they're purchasing that tub of Red Vines from Costco again?According to a new study released today, scientists at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University posit that the key ... More >>
Everything's bigger at Costco: Boxes of Cheerios resembling Mission Bay, Flats of enough Irish Spring for all Donegal, and mayonaise jars the size of R2-D2. And don't forget the gun safes. Ace photographer Jim Herd spotted the pictured 48-capacity gun safe at the SoMa Costco for the low ... More >>
There are fine wines. And then there are the ones to bust out on a near-daily basis: the end of the day. Today SFoodie strolls the aisles of Costco, where it's make room on that flatbed cart for drinkable and beyond decent wines from red to bubbly. Here are three of our favorite picks that are suita ... More >>
Protestors gathered today outside the Oakland Walmart on Edgewater Drive, voicing their opposition to what they say is cruelty to animals.The group, Mercy for Animals, is calling on Walmart to require its suppliers to phase out the too small crates, citing new footage filmed at Christensen ... More >>
Farewell cane asada bake, we hardly knew ye. After a nearly eighteen month run, Costco has wisely decided to pull the plug on perhaps one of the nastiest things we've ever eaten. Only one problem: its replacement might be even nastier. In theory, a turkey and provolone sandwich should work just ... More >>
SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition There is no glory to the muffin. After cornflakes and milk, it's the most prosaic breakfast imaginable, the kind of thing you buy flats of from Costco for your office retreat or grab at the SFO Peet's on the way t ... More >>
• The awesome Compassion Over Killing launched ads on Hulu this week and they're being very well received! I love the idea of people sitting down to watch Paula Deen tap dance on a dead pig or whatever she does and then BAM! Here's the real deal! Love it -- give COK all your money so they can k ... More >>
Today, Hodo Soy Beanery sent the first shipment of their stellar tofu to Bay Area Costcos. We wonder, is this the first company that's in the Ferry Building that will also be at Costco? Will we see a continued trend of local gourmet foods available by the discount dozens? What other wonders does ... More >>
Grez Neuville/Trip AdvisorI was tasting wine at my desk at 11 a.m. when a coworker asked why. Because I hadn't had time earlier, I said; it's best to taste early in the day when your palate is fresh. That wasn't what he was getting at. He drinks wine, but never considered tasting as a separa ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. The New York Times Discovers the Underground. Times Bay Area correspondent Patricia Leigh Brown visits the Underground Market, which she calls a "crave." (Mmm ... not buying it. ... More >>
Miller's Robby Morgenstein hits all the Passover classics.With Easter reliable falling on a Sunday for the past, oh, 2000 years or so, gentiles have it easy when it comes to holiday dinners. Us Hebrews, not so much. A full weekend to cook would be nice, but Passover can seem like a moving t ... More >>
John Birdsall A happy man once said, "The best burrito in the city is the one you are eating." He said it while cradling a ruptured super whose mass had burst through its tinfoil housing and was flowing, lavalike, down his forearms and plopping onto the sidewalk. We caught sight of let ... More >>
clarksworth/FlickrSmoke up in the car first, and this can feel like a fucking blast.Like complaining about people on welfare while collecting unemployment yourself, eating 99-cent double-bacon cheeseburgers while voting down health care, shopping at Costco is one of our God-Given Right ... More >>
Alex HochmanThe winner by a shred: Golden Potato Pancakes from Whole Foods.Not to kvetch, but latkes are a huge pain to make. Between shredding what seems like a hundred potatoes, hot oil splattering across the kitchen, and a funky stench that lingers until Passover, who has the time and pati ... More >>
Yelp/Kenny Y.Wait -- do you really want to do this? Trader Joes, Safeway, and Whole Foods are all within a mile. Heck, Costco is around the block. So is Foods Co. We shopped Safeway for years before we realized that Foods Co was super competitive price-wise and neat as a pin. Its Jarri ... More >>
Alex HochmanLike a doughy burrito hot from the oven, dribbling green liquid.In Run D.M.C.'s 1986 classic "Peter Piper," D.M.C. raps about Jam Master Jay: "He's a big bad wolf in your neighborhood. Not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good." Unfortunately, the same can't be said of Costco's new ... More >>
Your purchasing options at city pharmacies may be shrinking...City may expand tobacco ban to all pharmacies It takes a mighty clumsy law to make clear-thinking people think like Big Tobacco's lawyers -- but San Francisco passed just such a law in 2008.The city forbade pharmacies such as Walgreen' ... More >>
Maybe you won't admit it -- at least to your would-be fans -- but we all know it's the truth. No matter how stunning your lack of ambition may be, no matter how much you say you like sharing a one-bedroom with four guys and perfecting lattes for corporate assholes to pay the rent, you want that indi ... More >>
T. PalmerSee's Candies' marshmallow Jack-O-Lantern.San Francisco's few pumpkin patches are open for business, Half Moon Bay's annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is set for October 12, and the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival will follow on October 17-18. Yes, folks, it's definite ... More >>
M. BrodyIf only it cost a quarter.Man does not live on cream puffs alone. No doubt that's why Beard Papa (99 Yerba Buena at Mission) cooked up a line of miniature croissants, which they've dubbed "petit-cro." The adorable baby baked goods come in three varieties: butter, cheese, and chocolate ... 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 >>
J. Birdsall4505 Meats' Dogzilla-style hot dog: Cultural icon in a bun.What is it about the hot dog -- traditional lunch of toddlers, work-boot wearers, and Costco shoppers -- that's turned all zeitgeisty? Sure, it's the curdled economy -- big duh. For the price of a turkey club, you can get a ... More >>
Ryanrules via FlickrThe mega retailer couldn't confirm its foie gras supplier's claimsA representative of Costco called SFoodie today to clarify the retailer's position around yesterday's reported foie gras ban, announced in a press release by anti-cruelty group the Animal Protection and Rescue Leag ... More >>
Our kind of shrooming involves ice cream•Our first lady of lunching Meredith Brody found tasty delights at an inconspicuous new Mission District eatery named simply the Corner. It's on an actual corner, go figure.•Chocolate-maker Michael Recchiuti launched his new Taste Project, serving such unl ... More >>
Is an animal rights group pulling a hoax centered around a high-profile foie gras ban? Earlier today, Eater SF picked up a press release stating that warehouse retailer Costco had pledged to ban sales of foie gras, the controversial luxury liver produced by gorging certain poultry fowl. Sounds like ... More >>
Even if you're not opening a restaurant, it's a fun place to shop.
Pepe's lawyered up...When Marc Verzani noticed that the $9.99 pound of cocktail shrimp he bought at Costco was a couple of ounces light, he didn't go back to the store and try to get some money back. "Why spend all that time going back to the store?" queries lawyer William Weinstein. Instead, Verzan ... More >>
Anchovies! Garlic! Hot pepper! How is that wrong?
Retail giant Costco -- the big box store that stoked America's Brobdingnagian appetite for eight-packs of cereal, 40-unit boxes of AA batteries, and mayonnaise jars the size of R2-D2 -- is being sued. The charge: Shorting its shrimp. A class action suit filed in New York City accuses Costco of sy ... More >>
This wins my prize for best baguette in the Bay Area.
This intensely aromatic and flavorful wine is arguably the best white in the under-$15 price range.
Halal markets offer some of the tastiest meat around, often at prices lower than you'll find even at Costco.
You know that Patton Oswalt is one of our best current stand-up comics, right? If not, your only exposure to the man might just be limited to Pixar's Ratatouille or a few episodes of King of Queens. If you haven't been privy to his live act yet, you're missing out on jokes about how Republicans love ... More >>
By Meredith Brody If you fried up a whole lot of latkes (potato pancakes) or sufganyot (doughnuts) for Hanukkah, or sautéed sweet potatoes in oil or fried tamales in lard for Christmas, or maybe the turkey frier you hauled out for Thanksgiving is still lurking in the garage, full of congealed fat ... More >>
By Meredith Brody On a recent trip to Costco to patronize their amazingly low-cost pharmacy - well, a second trip (note to self, and others: the pharmacy at the Richmond location is NOT open on Sunday!) - we wanted to stay as far away from the five-pound hunks of cheese and the six-pack of fresh ra ... More >>
Sometimes limp or awkward, but mostly clever and performed with cheesy enthusiasm
Toilet paper on Aisle 3; fine art on Aisle 4
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