Radio god Gene Burns passed away in San Francisco this weekend at age 72; his health had been declining in recent years due to a series of strokes. Many eaters faithfully tuned into the popular Dining Around with Gene Burns radio program on KGO on Saturdays to hear him interview chefs and food perso ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. According to Inside Scoop, the revamped House of Shields (39 New Montgomery) should open on Thursday. Dennis Leary (Canteen, Sentinel, Golden West) is now the owner of the place and Eric Pass ... More >>
The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.It was a slow weekend in gossip country, but Eater SF's Carolyn A. scores two finds. The first: Grub (758 Valencia) is several months past its target opening date, but an Eater tipster snaps a ... More >>
Barbecued short rib sandwich ($8.50).For the past few weeks, Golden West, sister to the Sentinel, has quietly been opening in the mornings. The tiny takeout window on Trinity and Sutter sells coffee (Mr. Espresso) and a few pastries; customers who crane their necks around the counterwoman can get ... More >>
John BirdsallHorseradish-capped pot roast.Ghosts of Folsom's leatherman past still haunt the corridor between Fourth Street and Eighth. But these days ― after a recent surge of bakery and restaurant openings along the central SOMA corridor ― the area's on the verge of being better known f ... More >>
Golden West.Golden West, Dennis Leary's new lunch spot and bakery near the Montgomery Muni station, appears to have opened for breakfast and pastries today. According to an Eater interview in late June, the Canteen chef promises it will be slightly more ambitious than his nearby Sentinel, and wil ... More >>
Judge Joseph TauroThe story of the week: A federal judge in Massachusetts declared that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - passed by Congress in 1996 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton - violates the U.S. Constitution. In his decision, Judge Joseph Tauro (A fiery young radical aged ... More >>
The last 24 hours in rumor, innuendo, and straight-out facts about restaurant openings and closings in San Francisco.Mission Loc@l reports a few facts: That Zaytoon Mediterranean Wraps (1136 Valencia, www.zaytoonsf.com) opened yesterday. That babaghanoush flowed like ... that babaghanoush flowed ... More >>
Dee Adams This Wednesday, House of Shields manager Schlomo Rabinowitz will hand over the keys of the century-old bar to a new boss. As his seven years of management come to an end, another piece of the bar's legacy will likely end as well: its celebrated place as a venue for local music ... More >>
The biggest news of the day comes from Paolo L. of Inside Scoop, who discovers Humphry Slocombe is opening a bake shop and ice cream "parlour" at 300 20th St. (at Florida), home, eventually, of Flour Water's Central Kitchen spinoff. Tamara PalmerHumphry''s deliciously inked Jake ... More >>
Premshree Pillai/FlickrDennis Leary.Every week, SFoodie calls a local chef to ask what he or she is putting on the menu that night, and what inspired its creation.Dennis Leary is not a man to stand still. Not only did I have to catch the chef between shifts at The Sentinel, his FiDi sandwich sh ... More >>
Clean up your own mess afterward.Tues., Feb. 9, 2010Lunchtime self-protection rule number 403: If you're standing outside Dennis Leary's downtown sandwich shop The Sentinel, fretting over your 30 seconds in front of the menu before the fast-flowing line washes you up to the counter, and the woman ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. Eat, pay, and get out: Hot Food Porn gets all reflective about the kind of restaurant a chef who refused to compromise would open. No distracting bar scene and extra layers of service -- it's a matter of getting potentially douche-y staff the hel ... More >>
Alvin and the Chipmunks will return this year in a Squeakuel, unfortunately.Not every sequel can be The Empire Strikes Back or even Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, and there seems to be a disproportionate amount of potentially rotten ones coming out in 2009. None of these turkeys would have gotten t ... More >>
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