It's the last day of the Hunger Challenge and I returned to the Food Bank to have lunch with the staff to talk about our collective experience. It was nice to be around a group of people who were all going through the same thing, and I was jealous that they'd had each other to bounce ideas off of an ... More >>
Day three of the S.F. Food Bank's Hunger Challenge, where I'm living on food pantry supplies and $4.50/day, found me at St. Anthony's for a free lunch. The Tenderloin non-profit feeds around 3,000 people a day, with about half of its annual 2 million pounds of food coming from the Food Bank. Pretty ... More >>
Supervisor David Campos isn't likely to sneak up on anybody -- the ubiquitous sound of a Diet Coke can being popped announces his presence in City Hall well before he makes a corporeal appearance. But, when it comes to Campos' corporeal appearance, he's now quite a bit lighter on his feet and ... More >>
Every six months I resolve to kick my Diet Coke habit and develop a short-lived enthusiasm for a caffeinated mid-afternoon alternative. You name it, I've tried it: kombucha, yerba mate, iced tea, BibiCaffe, cold-brewed coffee, on and on. Eventually I always drift back to the real thing. This time i ... More >>
It has been 25-odd years since Absolut Peppar and Citron entered the American market, and since then, the flavored-vodka business keeps growing, now representing a quarter of the vodka market. Lemon, cranberry, grapefruit, pear, dragonfruit -- the entire fruit aisle is now being turned into 'tinis. ... More >>
• The National Pork Producers Council is still denying that it's at all responsible for antibiotic resistance in humans. In related news, Olestra wants you to know it's only responsible for solid shits and Joe Camel says, "Smoke if you got 'em!" iStockLeave me in the ocean or I'll eat your ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Do you have your food handling card? The Chronicle's Michael Bauer delivers a real inside scoop: Thanks to a new law that no one in California knows about, by July 1 -- that's Fri ... More >>
We love fancy food as much as the next San Francisco asshole, but there are times when we just wants an enormous plate of mediocre slop. Every now and then we need to walk into a place that looks the same in S.F. as it does in Des Moines, and we need to order 52 plates of mozzarella sticks and a sma ... More >>
People in San Francisco like to play that they've always known the glory of free-range quail terrine and grew up foraging for truffles with their French papa. Don't front. The vast majority of us grew up celebrating all holidays, birthdays, and special events at a buffet. Won a Little League socc ... More >>
Ed U./YelpThe seriously red, seriously delicious Plant Burger.You know what sucks? When you get to a restaurant, all hungry and excited to eat, and upon scanning the menu, you realize your only option is a motherloving Boca burger. Ye gads, the only thing worse is the dreaded GVP (Grilled Veg ... More >>
J KauffmanThe picture of health(fulness).S.F. Rising is a weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Grindstone Bakery sprouted seeds spelt bread Source: Whole Foods (California St.), Bi-Rite Market, Rainbow Grocery, Berkeley BowlToast-appr ... More >>
Rollie FingersRollie Fingers (a.k.a. Will Fewell) is somewhat of an anomaly in the DJ world. He is part of SF Weekly's "Best New Club Night of 2010," Icee Hot, but only had his first DJ gig back in January when the party first launched. By day, Fewell has the relatively uncommon (at least within ... More >>
Gretchen Robinette The Hold Steady, The Donkeys, A Decent AnimalThursday, May 6, 2010 The Fillmore Better than: The Hold Steady used to be. It's not like The Hold Steady are new at this, and they're not young either, but damn if they don't play with the stupid grins of neophytes and the ecstati ... More >>
Wallpaper.s Eric Frederic is an unstoppable viral music producer. But can the incessant songwriting, video blogging, and booty tweeting make him a star?
Thursday, September 10, 2009 No, a Marlboro and a Diet Coke don't technically count as breakfast, even if they're the first things you sucked down this morning. Get a proper midday do-over, says SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody, with a spinach, onion, mushroom and hot sausage hash brown ... More >>
Rocket Fuel, Straight Up: Kool Keith We've always thought of indie rock as being perfectly matched with cheap beer, rotgut whisky, and hangover-inducing vodka. And certainly, you'll find a lot of two-buck Chuck in the places where musicians live. But now, you can have a nice merlot or cabernet along ... More >>
Lyrics Born is proof that going against the grain can work out in the long run.
By most accounts, David Kessler's four years as UCSF's medical school dean were a rip-roaring success. So why was he fired?
Toilet paper on Aisle 3; fine art on Aisle 4
When authors stand up for a cause, the unexpected happens
Dog Bites turns into a film critic to help us understand the Bayview police video scandal
Week of August 21, 2002
The expensive tastes of KPMG
Downtown (Secretly Canadian)
"The First Lady of Televangelism" brings her odd, endearing act to the stage and owns the Castro Theater
A successful, prolific inventor reveals how not to create a new product
Gerald Nicosia has spent a decade challenging the disposition of Jack Kerouac's $20 million literary estate. Along the way, he's annoyed most of what remains of the beat generation.
A conversation with the Seattle scene's chroniclers
Total Mobile Home puts avant-garde film where it belongs - in the basement
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