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    October 17, 2013

    11 Things More Annoying Than a BART Strike

    Yes, the BART trains are rolling today, and, yes, there's still a good chance that BART won't be available to you tomorrow or the next day, or the next ... But, according to you, there are worse things in San Francisco than a massive transit walkout -- and you should know after experiencing a four ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Check Out the Best Supermoon Photos

    Not everyone found themselves in that lucky spot over the weekend to view the raging glow of the summer Extreme Supermoon that wowed the world both Saturday and Sunday night. But you can go ahead and consider yourself lucky now. We've compiled a handful of the best-looking Extreme Supermoon pics f ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    San Francisco's Top 10 Cupcake Spots

    Tamara PalmerPart of the outdoor mural at Let's Cupcake.In a fickle landscape for food businesses, many cupcake shops have opened in recent years in San Francisco -- and, happily, they continue to stick around. While not every innovation regarding the dessert has worked out in practice (cupcake and ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    San Francisco's Top 10 Burritos

    Within five minutes of arguing with any San Franciscan about the best burrito in town, it becomes clear that what makes a great burrito is different for all of us. For some people, greatness is impossible without girth. For others, the quality and quantity of the meat is most important, and a few st ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    San Francisco's Five Best Restaurants for Beer Geeks

    hober/Flickr​SFoodie hates the term "gastropub." Hates it. But this city has more and more restaurants that technically qualify. Some are brewpubs where you can eat something more substantial than potato skins and greasy burgers. Some talk up their "beer program" (SFoodie sees that phrase and ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Top Five Meals Under $5 in San Francisco

    Thomas Hawk/FlickrCheap eats here.​Now that burritos and falafel wraps cost $8 and a bowl of pho can't be found for less than $6, the under-$5 meal has become a rarity in San Francisco. Damn that Healthy San Francisco. (Kidding.) But the cheap meal is not a unicorn, and there's no need to reso ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    The Six Best Restaurants to Bring Tourists to (Besides the Ferry Building or the Wharf)

    Imelda/FlickrThe Ferry Building is the ideal place to bring tourists to, but it's not the only one.​ So your Aunt May is in town from San Diego or Modesto or Charleston and you've promised her two days of guided sightseeing, just as long as you don't have to accompany her to Pier 39. (Don't worry ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    New Asia Restaurant Is Loud, Bright, and Very Gold

    Jonathan KauffmanNew Asia Restaurant's taro puffs.​ Rice Plate Journal is a yearlong project to canvas Chinatown, block by block, discovering the good, the bad, and the hopelessly mediocre. Maximum entrée price: $10."Ng saap sei! Fifty-four!" the cashier called into the microphone, the numbers ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Protesting in the Streets -- Top 10 Political Street Art

    John Boehner makes a cameo at 18th and Valencia.​We spotted this John Boehner street art gem Tuesday night in the Mission, and it got us thinking -- political street art is pretty rad, and sometimes pretty radical. San Francisco definitely has its fair share, but, of course, we're not the onl ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    San Francisco's Top Five Hot Dogs

    John BirdsallDa Beef's Chicago-style hot dog.​Like Shakespeare plays, biblical parables, and that damn Pachelbel's Canon, the hot dog is the theme on which a million variations are played. The frankfurter has been upscaled and deep-fried, pressed into lettuce as well as Acme rolls. SFoodie has eat ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Top Ten Videogame Cakes

    It seems like America has gotten a little obsessed with cake lately. Just look at your cable listings (Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, and Cupcake Wars) or your Internet bookmarks (Cake Wrecks). To liven up the party, you don't just need a cake. You now need a life-size fondant-covered replica of Grandma's ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Top 10 Fattiest Chain Breakfasts

    ​Go to any breakfast chain out there and you'll probably find a meal with more fat in it than you're supposed to eat all day. You can't just order eggs anymore; your meal also comes with pancakes, hash browns, ham, sausage, bacon, and is topped off with cheese and gravy. Before each chain ca ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    The 10 Most Epic Food Fights: Who Invented What?

    Chicago has deep-dish pizza. Florida has key lime pie. And don't mess with Texas; it's got a real zeal for barbecue. But what if someone or somewhere else took credit for your favorite regional food? It's a full-on food fight. SFoodie is finally going to settle the score in the 10 most heated food d ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Forget Your Tax Blues at National Painkiller Day at Smuggler's Cove

    Caroline on Crack/Flickr​National Painkiller Day Where: Smuggler's Cove, 650 Gough (at McAllister), 869-1900 When: Mon., Apr. 18, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost: $9-$22 per Painkiller (2-8 oz. of rum) The rundown: Tax day can be painful -- at least for those with less inventive tax lawyers on the payroll ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    The 7 Best Veggie Burgers in the Bay Area

    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 >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Best Practices for Shopping High at Costco

    ​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 >>

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    January 20, 2011

    This is Why Everyone Shopping at Trader Joe's Hates You

    zyzzyva/FlickrFace it, the sad truth of your existence.​Once an annual pre-Burning Man stop for cheap vodka, Cabernet, and Trek Mix, Trader Joe's is now a weekly essential ― seriously, who can survive without Mandarin orange chicken, chocolate-covered espresso beans, or processed enchiladas? ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Best Practices for Drinking Coffee in San Francisco

    ​ Yelp/Dan W.​ In the '80s coffee was funny ― Maxwell House, Yuban, Chock Full o'Nuts. They thought we were idiots. Perhaps we were: Only the best of us rejected the aluminum-tin allure of General Foods International Coffee. "It tastes like a candy cane dipped in Bosco!" gushed one com ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    The Creepiest of Drunks: Top Five Halloween Cocktails

    Halloween is almost upon us. What better way to kick off the most spooktacular time of year than with a top-five list of classic cocktails with evil monikors?intrepidation/FlickrCorpse Reviver #2.​Corpse Reviver #2: Because version 1.0 wasn't potent enough. Our top pick has both a great name and ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Photos: Do You Like Your Air Guitarists Freaky, Female, or Feline?

    Flickr/Rvnix​Turns out you can have it air guitar pretty much anyway you want it: male, female, airborne, feline, baby, even Storm Trooper. In what became an exploration of the diversity of air guitar playing, Urlesque assembled 39 photos of "air guitarists," discovering in the process that holdin ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Fourth of July Fireworks at Aquatic Park? Here's Where to Nosh

    Shawna Scott/FlickrThe glow through the fog bank can be stunning. Just stunning.​The city's annual Fourth of July fireworks are set to blow at 9:30 Sunday night. Great views can be had at Aquatic Park (Jefferson and Hyde Streets). If you know a member of the Dolphin Club, this is the best time ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Our 10 Favorite Meaty Dishes in San Francisco

    Jonathan KauffmanThe Alembic's pork belly with quince paste.​We grew up in a family where meat in some form was the biggest slab of whatever appeared on the nightly dinner plate. Pork chops breaded and fried to a challenging state of stiffness, Swiss steak, sauerbraten in a sauce all grainy-sw ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    The Taco Shop at Underdog's: Best Place in S.F. to Watch the World Cup?

    Anna L Conti/FlickrEverything you need at game time.​The place: The Taco Shop at Underdog's, 1824 Irving (at 19th Ave.), 566-8700 The hours: Daily, 4:30-6 p.m. The deals: $1 tacos; Dos Equis at $2 per pint The digs: This barnlike neighborhood hangout is one of the city's great sports bars, ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: Curry Pan at Sandbox Bakery

    ayukoba/FlickrCurried beef stew, no bowl required.​Weds., April 7, 2010ayukoba/Flickr​"Beef in a bun" sounds like a Hormel abomination, the kind that stays shelf stable in the 7-Eleven cooler case for a few months. It barely describes the curry pans that Mutsumi Takehara makes at Sandbox Bakery ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Respect Are Country, Speak English

    Photo via Paragon/Flickr and Danny Sullivan​ Bay area-based Flickr user Paragon has created a photo set illustrating the phenomenon of "Teabonics," or the unique set of misspellings and malapropisms evidenced in Tea Party protest signs. Our favorite, in which the medium really isn't the message, ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    SaltShaker Lists Underground Dining Spots in S.F. and Beyond

    TastyTwosome/FlickrNotes from underground: Blair Warsham of S.F.'s graffEats.​The Internet often makes our world seem as tiny as a quinoa pearl. A native New Yorker (he eats, he writes, he cooks) sequestered in Buenos Aires also runs a Web site offering a thorough, immensely tantalizing rundow ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Baylinks: Maker Faire, Bay Bridge, & Dolores Park

    Attention pyromaniacs and tech wizards: Maker Faire 2010 is looking for entrants! [Laughing Squid]Via Flickr by Jurvetson​Bay Bridge steel arrives on enormous boat. [Streetsblog]Shots of Tenderloin street art. [EPA and Around the Bay]It's raining now, but Dolores Park is getting spiffy for Summer. ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Doggy Bag: FrankenPho Walks!

    Bright Like Neon/FlickrClassic it's not.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. It's alive!: The Bold Italic's Reyhan Harmanci flirts with FrankenPho, a mashup of her favorite elements from five local joints slinging the Viet noodle soup. Yeah, so what if Harmanci's ultimate formula seems a bit ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Curry Up Later: Indian Taco Truck's Brisbane Debut Rained Out

    MarkyYo/FlickrMaybe next week?​Yesterday, we mentioned that Indian taco truck Curry Up Now had announced plans to roll up for lunch Wednesdays in the Brisbane parking lot of Walmart.com, starting today. But it looks like that's going to have to wait at least another week, weather permitting. Curry ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    The Corned Beef Resolution You Can Keep: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

    *Fatemeh*/FlickrResolve to end up with corned beef shards between your teeth.​Mon., Jan. 11, 2010 Implement your New Year's resolutions and it means today's lunch should resemble something like poached chicken breast with a side of self-denial. Feh. Resolve instead to hit up The Sentinel for ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    18 Reasons Class Seeks to Turn Your Little Darling into a Food Writer

    Itasca Community Library/FlickrLet your little darling find her inner Alice.​Warning! No one really, really old will be admitted to an upcoming food writing class at 18 Reasons (593 Guerrero at 18th St.), called Peanut Butter and the Pen: Food Writing for Kids. On Feb. 6, 18 Reasons is teaming ... More >>

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    January 10, 2010

    AI Doesn't Lie: What the Leading Search Engines Really Think About Themselves

    Pic via Flickr​ "Google is Skynet" coming up as a first result here is pretty badass. Nice work @kpereira.

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    December 28, 2009

    Feasting Out: Contemporary Japanese New Year's Eve Prix Fixe at Yoshi's

    KebinH/Flickr​Where: Yoshi's San Francisco 1330 Fillmore (at Eddy), 655-5600 When: Thurs., Dec. 31 Time: Dinner seating begins at 5:30 p.m. The deal: Four-course seasonal prix-fixe menu (with choices) by chef Shotaro "Sho" Kamio includes smoked soy-marinated duck breast, sushi roll combo, Dun ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Adios, Sidewalk: For New Year's Eve, Flour Water is Reservations Only

    Nick Sherman/ FlickrHow civilized.​Remember all the time you spent this year out on the sidewalk, enduring hour-plus waits for a table at Flour Water (2401 Harrison at 20th St.)? Ah, good times. Well, you'll be able to say farewell to 2009 from the comfort of the restaurant's interior. For N ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    The Mac 'n' Cheese Thaw: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

    SanFranAnnie/FlickrDig in (burger optional).​Tuesday, December 8, 2009 In weather like this, you need to eat like a Bavarian plowboy. Pick your way gingerly around patches of black ice to get to Monk's Kettle, perch at the bar, and order the elbow macaroni with cheddar-ale sauce and toasted b ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    The Bi-Rite Wine Blitz 2 is On This Weekend: Case Discounts, Free Delivery

    O/A/FlickrOne bottle damn near fills a whole stocking.​Anyone who slept on the first Bi-Rite Wine Blitz of 2009 back in November can still lay in a few cut-rate cases. This Thu-Sun, Dec. 10-13, the store is once again knocking 20 percent off 12-bottle cases of vino with delivery, of course, th ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    18 Reasons Spreads Sweet Love at Butterfest '09

    Jessicafm/FlickrMmm, buttery.​For the past year or so, 18 Reasons (593 Guerrero at 18th St.) has really had its finger on the pulse -- albeit a rapidly weakening one stymied by clogs. On Saturday, Dec. 12, the gallery and food appreciation/education space won't be celebrating pork belly or sau ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Vegan Burrito Training: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    tor tor tor/FlickrSoyrizo today, turducken tomorrow.​Wednesday, November 25, 2009 There are two strategies to prepare yourself for tomorrow's gravy-coated assault. One: Eat stuff that's as far from turkey and multiple starches as possible, keeping it light so your stomach will be primed for m ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Even Plain, Movie Popcorn is Grossly Fatty. But You Knew That

    Love popcorn? After reading this, maybe not so much. The Today Show is offering up news many movie-goers might already suspect: Even without "butter," theater popcorn is way far from healthy. New lab results from the Center for Science in the Jonathan!/FlickrSooner or later, it'll kill you.​P ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Throwing Chum to the Bloggers

    Photos by Mavis/Flickr​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Blog mooch: Foodhoe spent a day at Foodbuzz's weekend First Annual Blogger Festival. As you can imagine, it was all farm-to-table talks and grazing sessions through the taste pavilion Foodbuzz engineered at the Metreon: Ryan's chichar ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Maverick's Halloween Mystery Night: No, Smartass, 'Mystery Meat' Is Not on the Menu

    AC:MP/FlickrThis is what you won't be getting -- a menu.​Searching for a mystery thriller for your Halloween dinner? Maverick (3316 17th St. at Mission) is organizing another Mystery Night this Saturday, a dining adventure designed to seriously test your food and wine game. You won't get a men ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Try Out Your Halloween Costume Early at Fifth Floor's Mad Hatter Shiraz Release Party Tomorrow

    Nater Tator/FlickrGo ahead -- we dare you.​Fifth Floor Restaurant (12 Fourth St. at Market) is hosting a Mad Hatter wine dinner tomorrow evening, complete with a mad-hat dress code and multiple courses from chef Jennie Lorenzo. The celebration starts at 7 p.m. -- it's in honor of the launch of ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    You Know All Those Corks You're Saving? You Could Be Wearing Them Someday

    Gare and Kitty/FlickrThe makings of a kickass pair of wedgies?​If you want another option for your used champagne and wine corks -- beyond using them in bad art projects -- there are fashion-forward options in the works. Cork is one material that's migrating from the recycling bin to the shoe ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Do Not Go to Angkor Borei Without Ordering These Three Dishes

    Eating in Translation/FlickrAhmohk: Salty Cambodian fish mousse.​If you order only one thing at Angkor Borei, the 22-year-old Cambodian restaurant at the foot of Bernal Heights (3471 Mission at 30th St.), let it be ahmohk ($9.50), a salty, almost frothy fish mousse steamed in a banana leaf bas ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Calling All Cheftestants: Top Chef Wants You, But Only If You're Assy Enough

    Pocket Edward/FlickrShow up all Whitney and Bobby.​You definitely want to have kitchen skills and a touch of drama to make it as a Top Chef Season Seven contestant. Think you have what it takes? As reported today at SFist, Bay Area kitchen fiends should head down to the just-opened saloon in F ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Drink of the Week: Bigfoot Lodge's Toasted Marshmallow

    Gentleman of Sophistication and Refinement/FlickrIt's sugary. So What.​Need to add some spark to your buzz? The Toasted Marshmallow at Big Foot Lodge (1750 Polk at Washington) is a great way to go flambé with the fellow campers, but only if you have a serious sweet tooth. The wonderful tooth- ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Home-Made Lithuanian Milk Liqueur: Think of It as Bathtub Bailey's

    Unique Snowflake/FlickrYeah, that's right -- milk.​Apartment-dwelling San Franciscans with a hankering for home-bottled moonshine might be discouraged by the city's dearth of mountain men and their tucked-away open-air stills, but illicit hooch doesn't have to be cooked up in some backwoods ho ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    S.F. School Trains You to Become a Big Cheese in the World of Fromage

    3seed/FlickrGo all egghead over things like bloomy rinds.​Going back to school never sounded so tasty. The Cheese School of San Francisco (2155 Powell at Francisco) has a new slate of classes geared toward food service professionals and serious cheese enthusiasts alike. This blogger once atten ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Brews on the Bay Gives You Justification for Pounding Suds

    WhatKnot/Flickr​This weekend offers beer drinkers a chance to imbibe at the sixth annual Brews on the Bay, September 12 and 13. Over 40 handcrafted local artisan breweries are participating, with the drinking happening on the historic S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, the World War II-era Liberty Ship do ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Drink Therapy: Two-for-One Vacation

    Rice Bear/FlickrYeah, baby.​How'd the Tuesday back from your three-day turn out? Brutal? Even if you don't normally go all gushy over, oh, that Lady Gaga "Paparazzi" video, or spending daylight hours in a bar with a dance floor that flashes hard enough to induce seizure, you can find some meas ... More >>

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