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    March 25, 2014

    Curtis Warren, Verle Jones Arrested in Connection to Drive-By Shooting of Eight People

    San Francisco police have nabbed two men who they say are responsible for gunning down eight people in the city's Tenderloin District on Sunday. On Monday, police arrested 25-year-old Curtis Warren and 24-year-old Verle Jones, both of San Francisco. The duo was booked into San Francisco County Jai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Bay Bridge Bike Path to Nowhere: A New Perspective

    On Tuesday, the Alexander Zuckerman Bicycle Path opened along the new span of the Bay Bridge, giving cyclists a chance to ride on the world's longest bike pier. The new bike path to nowhere was feted with a massive group ride led by the East Bay Bike Coalition starting at the west Oakland BART and e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Umami Mart's New "Konbini" U-Mart Stocks Obscure Japanese Kit-Kats

    Old Oakland's Umami Mart threw a shindig on Tuesday in honor of U-Mart, its expansion into a Japanese convenience store (or "conbini," the first in the Bay Area). With KronnerBurger grilling on the sidewalk and drinks from Sutton Cellars inside, the party drew a crowd of first-time gawkers and devot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    New Tumblr Reviews Restaurant Bathrooms Along With Food

    In the hypersaturated world of Bay Area food blogs and restaurant reviews, it can be hard to find a new angle. But some enterprising local has started a new type of restaurant review Tumblr, Table and Throne, which reviews restaurant bathrooms as well as the restaurants themselves, thus combining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    T.I. Previews His New Album Trouble Man in San Francisco

    When T.I. took a seat on a couch at S.F.'s Studio Trilogy last night to show guests the short film that accompanies his forthcoming album Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head (due Dec. 18), he had no idea that he was sitting underneath a photograph of Marvin Gaye, whose own album of the same name was part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Get Ethiopian Food Delivered to Your Door

    We recently offered five good reasons to love Good Eggs, a new local company that facilitates the pickup or delivery of food from local artisans. Now we've got one more to add to what will surely be a growing list: Eji's, a caterer of traditional Ethiopian cuisine. Eji Atlaw grew up in Addis Ababa, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Paula Deen's Death Food, Beet Sweets, and Sandos: This Week in Food Bloggery

    CT Young/SF Weekly Flickr PoolThe Saloon on Grant.​Highlights from the blog this week: 1. In his review of Bobby Deen's new television show, Not My Momma's Cooking, food TV reviewer Michael Leaverton keeps calling Paula Deen's cooking death-food. Not three days later, Paula Deen is finally going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    At Prizefighter, Oaxacan Standoffs Always End Deliciously

    Lou BustamanteThe Oaxacan Standoff--a bar value meal​A shot and a beer isn't an obvious pairing to highlight bartender creativity in a cocktail menu (and no we're never ever, ever going to count a drink where a shot glass gets dropped into a pint of beer), but the Oaxacan Standoff ($6) at Prizefi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Raw Cookies Are Heating Up, But You've Got to Like Coconut

    When we first heard of this week's surprise announcement of the pending closure of most of the Northern California locations of Café Gratitude, a vegetarian restaurant that also sells raw food products to specialty grocers, we were concerned for the cookies. Without their raw lemon coconut and rasp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    FBI to Announce Development in Case of Daniel Andreas San Diego, Vegan Bay Area Bomber

    Doesn't like meat​Authorities say they have some big development in the unresolved case of Daniel Andreas San Diego, the vegan animal liberationist who is wanted for the 2003 bombings of a biotechnology firm and a nutrition and cosmetics company in the Bay Area. FBI officials told reporters that S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Finding a Kouign Amann in San Francisco: Your Weekend Assignment

    Jonathan KauffmanStarter Bakery's kouign amann.​ There is only one San Francisco location, to date, where you can buy Starter Bakery's pastries. One. SFoodie wrote about the new Emeryville bakery in May, founded by former San Francisco Baking Institute professor Brian Wood and Jamie Hansen. But up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Consolidation Takes Hold in Deal-a-Day Coupon Biz

    mycodetrip.comNobody can touch Groupon, but smaller companies are being swallowed up.​Three Knocks, who's there? Nobody, according to the company's website. After barely seven months, this Emeryville-based Groupon-type business has bowed out. Groupon-style promotions have been controversial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Rudy's Probably Can't Fail in Uptown, Criolla Kitchen Looks to the South

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Inside Scoop reports Emeryville's popular Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe, co-owned by Green Day's Mike Dirnt, is expanding to Uptown in Oakland. The diner is set to open adjacent to (where else?) the Fox. With a ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 4, 2011
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    March 7, 2011

    Pollo Campero Gets Burned, Charles Chocolates Appears to Melt

    ​The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. SFoodie thought Fridays were supposed to be about Charlie Sheen-grade fun. But local food news late last week had us longing for Monday already. Inside Scoop got Friday off to a hopeful start, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Jon's Street Eats Wraps It Up This Week

    Tamara PalmerJon's Street Eats' Jon Kosorek, who got his start at the CIA at Greystone, is returning to the Napa Valley.​A pioneer of the Emeryville food cart scene is heading for the exit. Jon Kosorek says Saturday is the last night for Jon's Street Eats, a cart that since August 2009 has ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    S.F. Rising: Provolone-Olive Rolls at Arizmendi

    Jonathan KauffmanArizmendi's provolone-olive bread, available as a braided loaf and a roll.​SF Rising is SFoodie's weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Provolone-Olive Bread and RollsSource: Arizmendi Bakery, 1331 Ninth Ave. (at Judah), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Ex-Gather Sous Chef Rolls Out Boffo Cart

    Tamara Palmer​We spotted Boffo Cart at the weekly farmers' market at Emeryville's City Hall (Thu., noon-7 p.m.). The tent, named after a 1940s superlative, was selling salads, piadini, panini, and calzones. We ordered the latter ($6) and received something the size of a kid's softball mitt stu ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010
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    September 7, 2010

    Skylite Snowballs, a Taste of Baltimore in the East Bay

    Tracey Taylor​Berkeleyside reports on the Labor Day weekend debut of the Skylite Snowballs truck, which parked in front of Berkeley's Star Grocery on Sunday and hit up Oakland's Lake Merritt on Monday with Baltimore's answer to syrup-drenched shaved ice. Though the name is a nod to an artific ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Exotic Erotic Ball Heads to Richmond, Abandoning Cow Palace

    May I have this dance?​The San Francisco peninsula might be home to some of the world's most avid sexual recreation, but this year it will be bidding a fond adieu to one of its kinkiest confabs. The 31st annual Exotic Erotic Ball & Expo is moving from the Cow Palace to the East Bay, where it w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Hey, East Bay: The World's Largest Gummy Bear is Headed Your Way

    Nicole Breskin/DNAinfo.comIt'Sugar's five-pound gummy bear.​Insulin at the ready! An inside source has confirmed to SFoodie that Bay Street Emeryville will soon get a branch of It'Sugar, a ginormous confectionery emporium whose CEO helped launch another notable ginormous confectionery emporium ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Frozen Dessert Ladies Twirl and Dip Made Their Street-Food Debut Yesterday

    Tamara PalmerTwirl and Dip's Siri Skelton hoists a strawberry tart fruitsicle. Peep the strawberry silhouette.​Twirl and Dip made its public debut yesterday on a lovely Emeryville afternoon, carting as a guest of Korean tacos-n-more truck Seoul on Wheels. Meg Hilgartner and Siri Skelton are th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Meaty Nostalgia, Argentinean Style

    Jason C./YelpJavier Sandes.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. It's a week old, but Cyrus Farivar's interview with Javier Sandes, Emeryville street vendor of Argentinian asado, is still fresh as, um, newly mixed chimichurri. Mobile memories: Last month, Sandes debuted Primo's Parrilla ― ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010
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    January 12, 2010

    Heron's Head Park Stone Sculptures To Become Travelling Exhibit

    ​When we last visited impromptu sculptor Porfirio Vazquez, the Andy Goldsworthy of Heron's Head Park was sulking because his three-month old artistic career seemed to be nearly over.Last week, however, Vazquez complained because it seemed as if his artwork construction would never end."Do you thin ... More >>

  • Music

    September 30, 2009
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    September 11, 2009

    Street Food Alert: Liba Falafel Truck Rolls Into San Francisco Next Week

    Luis C./YelpLillian peering out of her Liba Falafel Truck: She's on a mission to change minds.​It was the Netherlands -- not Israel -- that provided Gail Lillian with her falafel epiphany. "Falafel was an idea I'd been poring over for many years in my head," she told SFoodie. "But after I took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Want Butter on Those 664 Calories? Theater Chain Displays Snack Counts

    M. Brody Snacking by the numbers: Useful information? We don't usually stop at the concession stand when we go to the movies, preferring to sneak in our own treats, which cost less and taste better. (Show us the theater that offers seasonal fruit, BLTs, or Thornton red wine truffles at reason ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Beautifull - and Pricey - in Laurel Village

    A new take-out and eat-in shop called Beautifull (3401 California at Laurel, 728-9080) opened last Thursday in Laurel Village. The space recently housed a Cuban coffeehouse (Cafe Lo Cubano), and before that a beloved neighborhood greasy spoon called Miz Brown's Feed Bag. We dropped in to put th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Free Arty Party Friday in Emeryville Celebrates Warhol

    The Bay Area Andy Warhol appreciation spreads across the bridge this weekend, when Amoeba Records hosts a Factory Party  in Emeryville (1343 Powell St.). The event sounds pretty sweet (especially because it's free, and all ages), boasting two Velvet Underground cover bands, live art making (scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Videogame Sales are Through the Roof -- and Game Designers Are Getting Canned Left and Right

    Bang! Gotcha! Yer fired!As more and more Americans find themselves sitting at home in their tattered bathrobes at 3 p.m. on working days, videogame sales have gone through the roof. Last year, Americans spent $22 billion on games -- a 23 percent jump from the prior year. Now, here's the funny part: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Bar None: Or, This'll Make You Thirsty

    By Meredith Brody Olivier Schwaner-Albright's funny and useful article about the many new philosophies that have sprung up around the new cocktail revival, titled Let 100 (OK, 8) Bartending Philosophies Bloom would be a fun read even if it didn't highlight several San Francisco and Bay Area drinker ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008
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    January 24, 2007

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    September 20, 2006

    Mixtape Shmixtape

    Wherein we review Yay Area mixtapes of the day

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    February 8, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, February 8, 2006

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    February 1, 2006

    Disney, Reanimated

    The merger between Disney and the Bay Area's Pixar will likely redraw the lines of the animation world, for better or for worse. Find out where you stand!

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    June 1, 2005
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    May 19, 2004

    Best Hip Hop Label

    Quannum Projects

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    January 21, 2004


    Sound Kills You: Monolake and Deadbeat get freaky on a 10-plus-channel system

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    October 16, 2002


    The No Music (Anticon)

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    June 26, 2002

    Guide Me

    Bay Area publishers tell us where to go

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    December 19, 2001

    Gift Wrapped

    The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage, a coffee-table book from Mistress Midori

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    September 5, 2001

    Through a Different Lens

    We don't need more pretty pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge. So why is one of the country's finest documentary photographers taking hundreds of them?

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