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    April 15, 2014

    Check Out These Awesome Images of Last Night's Blood Moon

    If you are anything like, you were asleep on the couch by 11 p.m. last night. In other words, not even a really badass-looking moon could keep our eyes open. But thanks to moon buffs, night owls, and Flickr, we were still able to enjoy the Blood Moon that appeared last night. And now you can, to ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Why San Francisco Birds Are So Fat

    Scientist say birds in Northern California, including San Francisco, are getting bigger and fatter by the year. And since Global Warming tends to be the scapegoat for all our general state of deterioration, it made sense to place blame squarely on Climate Change. But after considering the science, ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Five Best Thai Restaurants in San Francisco

    Kimberly SandieChabaa's gaeng som, or sour orange curry. ​Thai restaurants began popping up all over San Francisco in the 1980s, and within a decade, Thai food had become a staple for first dates and Thursday-night takeouts. San Franciscan children eat almost as much pad Thai as they do organic ba ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Inferno in the Lower Haight: Slideshow

    Smoke billowed from the attic of a three-story apartment complex yesterday afternoon for more than 90 minutes as firefighters worked to extinguish the four-alarm blaze along Haight and Fillmore streets. No people or pets were injured that we know of, but the damage is extensive. Check out the scene: ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Submit Your Pickles, Jams, and Liqueurs to the Eat Real Fest Contest

    syntheticaperture/FlickrBring us your pickles. And jams, jellys, krauts, beers, and liqueurs.​San Francisco is one of the few counties in California that doesn't have a county fair, and to our discredit. For all the dog-judging, carnie-haranguing, and deep-frying that we're spared, our urban count ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Ten 2010 Restaurant Closures That Hurt

    joebeone/FlickrWas Le Cheval too big to fail? Apparently not, thanks to an adversarial landlord.​With the great scything-down of 2008 well past us, San Francisco's restaurant industry sent up hundreds of blooms, some of them quite brilliant. Yet competition, normal restaurant-world pressures, and ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Ferry Plaza's Thursday Food Market Turns 1 Today. Celebrate with Lindsay Lohan

    niallkennedy/Flickr4505's Ryan Farr busting it out.​Ferry Plaza's Thursday farmers' market turns one today, and CUESA is celebrating with special giveaways and deals. The first 111 people to hit the info booth today will receive a coin worth a dollar off any purchase. As for the deals: Two pie ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: Superburger from Super Duper

    John BirdsallSuperburger ($4.75) and garlic cheese fries ($3).​Fri., April 23, 2010 niallkennedy/Flickr​The Adriano Paginini-fronted Beretta-Starbelly-Delarosa team will not rest until you have laid down money to eat its food. At Super Duper, the first of what will no doubt be a neighbo ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: Pierna Torta at La Torta Sabrosa

    Jonathan KauffmanPierna torta ($6.50).​Thurs., April 22, 2010Andy B./Flickr​If you've spent a few days in Mexico City, you've passed hundreds of corner shops like La Torta Sabrosa, with windows covered in pictures of fruit, a high-speed juicer buzzing louder than a construction crew, and a cook ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Stable Cafe's Pomba, a Lovely Vehicle for Bacon

    Silly Jilly/Flickr​Stable Cafe's pomba ($6) is a well-executed take on the classic egg-in-the-hole dish, made more gluttonous with the crucial addition of a piece of bacon and generous slice of brie on top. We cut the whole thing into pieces, but the button of hollowed-out bread is thoughtfull ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Flour Water Team Announces Plans for Central Kitchen, a Restaurant/Deli in SoEx Gallery Complex

    Eli the Bearded/FlickrThe space adjacent to the gallery will also house what's being called a "culinary incubator."​After the rumor surfaced earlier this year that Flour Water was seeking ways to expand without simply knocking down the walls to add seats, it looks like owners David White and ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: Steamed Buns from Out the Door

    John BirdsallSteamed chicken bun and steamed vegetarian bun ($3 each).​Tues., April 13, 2010 m j c /Flickr​OTD's notably dense steamed bao are big as pumped-up sliders ― eat the pair pictured here, and you can forget about those mid-afternoon snickerdoodle cravings. The vegetarian ver ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: 4505 Meats' Fried Mac and Cheese

    Fiends Ain't Family/FlickrSeriously.​Thurs., April 1, 2010 Luis C./Yelp​Sure, it sounds like the butt of some bubba-cuisine joke, or a foodie's April Fool's. And yes, 4505's deep-fried mac is a panko-crusted calorie bomb, and it is shaped with the rectilinear precision of an industrial ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Last-Minute Easter: Waterbar's Seafood Prix Fixe

    Silly Jilly/Flickr​What: Waterbar Easter Dinner Where: 399 Embarcadero (at Folsom) When: Sun., April 4 Time: 4 p.m.-8 p.m. The deal: Three-course prix-fixe choices include asparagus gratin, seared scallop with peas, Madeira and fennel, olive-oil poached halibut with baby leeks and caviar, oa ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    At 18 Reasons Next Week, Butchery Gives Way to Plant-Based Eats

    {Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester}/Flickr​Hog butchery. Lamb sausage. Meatpaper parties. Sure, 18 Reasons might, as it promises on its Web site, "engage our community with the people who feed us," but the miniature nonprofit's focus has always leaned to the well-marbled side of the plate. Howe ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Feasting Out: New Year's Eve Prix Fixe ― or Not ― at Orson

    Michael Berch/Flickr​Where: Orson 508 Fourth St. (at Bryant), 777-1508 When: Thurs., Dec. 31 Time: 6 p.m.-11 p.m. for dinner; cocktails and champagne "into 2010!" The deal: Six-course prix fixe and à la carte menu both available; the prix fixe (with options) might include avocado-wrapped dash ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    Need a Pear Tree to Go with That Partridge? We Found Some on Craigslist

    talia the AMAZING/FlickrWatch out for axe-wielding Santas.​Somewhere on Craigslist there is a partridge for sale. If you'd like to find a pear tree to go with it, look no further than Wiersig Garden Plants in Los Altos. The nursery is currently offering numerous varieties of deciduous fruit tr ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    San Francisco's Oyster-Studded Heart of Gold: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

    Jeff Poskanzer/FlickrHangtown Fry: It's a wonderful lunch.​Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 You know how in It's a Wonderful Life, during the hellish vision of Jimmy Stewart's midlife man-crisis, the town morphs into Potterville, a place where everyone's all mean and slutty and otherwise effed up? Al ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Next Month: Sorting Out the Economics of Street Food

    Steve Rhodes/FlickrScene from the S.F. Street Food Festival last August.​Street food broke hard in 2009. While carts and stands have been around since convenience became a commodity, this year saw cupcakes, curries, and fancy-pants pizzas join tamales and hot dogs on San Francisco streets, and ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    San Francisco Woman Sues -- Well, She Doesn't Know Who -- For Posting Her Nude Pics

    ​No need to dream of being Pamela Anderson or Paris Hilton or even former Miss California Carrie Prejean. You, too, can have your own internet sex scandal. Or nightmare.A private citizen of San Francisco has filed suit in Superior Court against some rotten anonymous internet trolls who posted phot ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    Sick of Sandwiches Already? Turn Turkey Leftovers into A Refreshing Wild Rice Salad

    Jess J/FlickrHow many turkey Sloppy Joes can you stuff your face with?​Something about that 12-pound turkey looked skimpy. Instead, you got a 20-pounder -- for the four of you. Naturally, you can only eat so many sandwiches, and while - sure - you could throw it all in a stock pot and make som ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Go All Cape Cod with Turkey Tomorrow -- Or Just Break Out the Bourbon

    i | Wiltshire/FlickrBourbon goes with everything, especially family dysfunction.​Perusing the Internet in search of a cocktail suitable for Thanksgiving we come upon drinks composed of Bailey's, Kahlua, eggnog, vanilla vodka, cherry Sprite, ginger brandy, apple schnapps, crumbled ginger cookie ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Inoculating Yourself Against Turkey-Day Boredom: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    pengrin™/FlickrWith enough of this in ya, even Jell-O mold doesn't seem quite so scary.​Monday, November 23, 2009 Three days before you'll be packing your gullet with butter and gravy and rolls -- in other words, the whitest edibles ever devised by man. Fortunately, there's still plenty of ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Tomorrow's Indy Spirits Expo Offers a Giddy Trek through the World's Micro Spirits

    Andrew St. Clair/FlickrBottle lineup at July's Indy Spirits Expo in New York City.​Like indy movies, indy booze has so infiltrated restaurant bar walls and home liquor cabinets that it might not fit the profile of obscure, exactly. Still, tomorrow's 2009 Indy Spirits Expo at Mighty (119 Utah a ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Eating Well, and Punctuating Even Better: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    Chris Hardie/FlickrNo bees were harmed in the making of this menu.​Wednesday, November 11, 2009 You don't have to be a vegan, a rawist, or a copyeditor to totally dig lunch here, though it certainly wouldn't hurt. Yeah, Alive! uses zero animal foods (including honey -- sorry for all the bowls ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Another 24 Hours: Craigslist Farm and Garden Classifieds

    TheBigWRanch12/FlickrTasty as she looks, don't you dare think about eating her.​SFoodie's look at some urban essentials offered up on Craiglist this week. • This de-horned 1-year-old Nigerian Dwarf doe up in Santa Rosa sounds like a goat to be reckoned with. The owner writes: "she is skitti ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    RIP, Vegan Burger. The Mission Won't Be the Same Without You!

    Jared Zimmerman/FlickrStick a fork in it.​Mission Burger, our heart is broken, too! Ever since we tried the vegan burger served at Duc Loi Market (2200 Mission at 18th St.), we've talked it up as one of the best burgers around. Sad to read that the vegan burger is being canceled due to a deep- ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    It's an Orgy of Harvest Stuff All Weekend at Ferry Plaza, Starting with Today's Booze Bash

    Uncle Lynx/Flickr​This afternoon kicks off a weekend of harvest-related activities at the Ferry Building. Free events include an olive oil tasting, apple pressing and cider making, a Barnyard by the Bay petting zoo, and live music. Till 8 p.m. today, an organic spirits (boo!), wine, and beer t ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Axis Café is Just Like Your Living Room. Only a Hell of a Lot Nicer

    Lawrence Sinclair/FlickrSee? Just like home, but without the thrift-store couch and murky bong.​Potrero Hill's Axis Café calls itself "the neighborhood living room," which is immediately evident when you walk in and see the roaring fireplace -- even in the middle of the afternoon. But unlike, ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Another 24 Hours: Craigslist Farm and Garden Classifieds

    Irish Typepad/FlickrLooking for something like this? You might get more than you bargained for at Nature's Bounty.​SFoodie's weekly look at some urban essentials offered up on Craiglist. • Nature's Bounty, a family-owned, state-inspected farm facility in Vacaville -- aka Cow Town -- wants y ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Oakland Sandwich Maker REL's Shut Down for Selling Creepy Crawlies on Rye

    Morton Fox/FlickrEw.​This may be the year of the sandwich in San Francisco, but if your budget has relegated your lunchtime grazing to the pre-pack options at the convenience store, you might've been ingesting more than just tuna salad recently. In a story on SFoodie's sister news blog The Sni ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Drink Therapy: Celebrating the Midnight Solstice, and on a School Night

    Aaron Gustafson/FlickrLike a beacon of hope.​We know it doesn't make sense in a city where the sweltering starts with the autumnal equinox, more or less, but there's something about the slipping away of August that feels like the end of a summer that never was. (Poignant, right?) The last thin ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Early Bird Special: Trademark

    K. Todd Storch/FlickrBelden Alley: S.F.'s urban Epcot now has an American place.​An early nibble of the Weekly's Wednesday food review. Like some urban, particularly fragrant Epcot Center, Belden Alley has long offered the city a taste of global cuisines. Well, recognizably Euro cuisines, wh ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Champagne Punch: Chunky, Fruit-Filled Kool-Aid for Grownups

    Kevin Littlefield/FlickrLight yet potent.​Before summertime comes to an end and the fruits of the season shrivel into luscious memory, satisfy your stone fruit desires one last time with a light yet potent champagne punch. Raid your local farmers' market for the juiciest plums, apricots, nec ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Five Ways to Celebrate Today's National Oyster Day for a Buck

    mr570 via Flickr​Happy National Oyster Day! With the plethora of cheap, quality oysters that are available in town all the time, there's far more than one day devoted to the half-shell around here. But if you want to make a special to-do about the official day, here are five spots that will sell y ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009

    Stuff It: 18 Reasons Hosts Food-in-Food Community Potluck

    Phil Romans/FlickrYou just might snag a slice of turducken.Potlucking with the notion of stuffing one food with another might just be the balm these fragile economic times need, combining fun with a heady sense of community. Tomorrow, 18 Reasons (593 Guerrero at 18th St.) firmly puts tongue to chee ... More >>

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    July 3, 2009

    Let's Get Lifted: The Week in SFoodie

    Grundlepuck/FlickrChillax, brainiac, and enjoy the show.Yes, it was all about elevating this week. With Blue Bottle drips from Cento in our system, we shook our lingering hangover from Pride and turned our remaining brain cells to summer reading. Made us feel smarter, anyway. Contributor Tamara Pal ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    Drop Everything: Iron Cupcake Challenge Announces Last-Minute Change

    Tammy Green/FlickrVictory chicken dances are considered bad form.Quick: Get your ass to any nearby produce market and start scrambling like hell for pluots and huckleberries. Originally scheduled for next Monday, the monthly Iron Cupcake Challenge is going down tonight, 7 p.m., at Leland Tea Compan ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    I Heart Street Art: Hood Ornament

    Okay for weeks now we've been mired in controversy, looking at this vs. that and how do you reconcile zip and zap, etc. Today, we go back to just appreciating some art for what it is.Dogpatch, down by the docks, is the place to be, for reals. One wild sight after another, from decaying remnants of ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Help the Bay Area Represent in National Farmers' Market Contest

    B. Gohacki via FlickrThe Alemany Saturday market: Rock the voteDo you schedule your Saturdays around your weekly walk-through of the Alemany farmers' market? Feeling territorial about Heart of the City? Cast your vote for them in a contest sponsored by American Farmland Trust (AFT) to select the bes ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009

    Need Space for a Veggie Garden? Consider Reclaiming the Sidewalk

    SFPT via FlickrAmerican idyll: A vision of sidewalk farming from PARK(ing) Day, 2007Perhaps you are feeling garden envy. Perhaps you are on the waiting list for a community garden, and are feeling like the local politbureau will never grant you your allotment. Perhaps you like to smash things. Tak ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Bar Bambino Wine and Cheese Tasting Promises to Go Beyond Beyond Mere Noshing

    SanFranAnnie via FlickrA cheese plate at Bar BambinoWhile cheese and wine events are a dime a dozen in San Francisco, it's not every day there's a tasting with the added value of education. Assuming the average wine-addled brain can soak up some learning, you might just leave the May Cheese and Wine ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Golden Star Tea: Just Like Champagne, But Without All the Remorse

    Victorcab via FlickrThis just might save you from going home with your exWe remember attending a party years ago at which a guest pulled us aside and muttered, "What do they have here for the alcoholics?" Inquiries were made. The answer was water. Not even the fizzy kind. And perhaps said guest woul ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    With Luck, Dynamo Donut Will Soon Offer Both Indoor and Outdoor Seating

    Niallkennedy via FlickrThey may soon be able to take a load offIf the zoning gods are kind, you soon won't have to devour that maple-glazed, bacon-topped apple doughnut from Dynamo Donut and Coffee while leaning against your Prius. Head Barista Sandy Parkinson told SFoodie that Dynamo -- which curre ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Local Flavor: Deep-Fried Pickles at Weird Fish

    Zipfly via FlickrThis is how you tell if you have the right out-of-town guest as opposed to the wrong out-of-town guest: "There is a place," you say, "where they have deep-fried pickles. Would you like to go?" This can also be used as a gauge of a) who gets to be the father/mother of your child; b) ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    20th Annual Jimmy's Old Car Picnic in Golden Gate Park this Weekend

    While the streets of SF may not be so kind to automobiles, at least Golden Gate Park is. Jimmy's Old Car Picnic celebrates its 20th year at the park this Sunday, Oct. 12, and showcases a heaping mass of super-cool cars predating 1972. Personally, I would never miss any chance to see the General Lee ... More >>

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    March 11, 2008
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    February 18, 2008

    San Francisco In The Year 2108: Hover-Cars And Algae Ponds

    With the San Francisco population slated to double by 2108 (a long way off, I know), local architecture firm Iwamoto Scott has a mind-bending vision of how to accommodate all those future citizens, and make Sci-Fi geeks cream their shorts in the process. They won the History Channel's City of the F ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    The Myriad Charms Of Food Porn: Sloppy, Bloody And Hilarious

    The term "food porn" gets thrown around a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? The most common usage seems to refer to figurative food porn, i.e. extreme close-ups of food, shot in a revealing, porn-like manner. illuminates the topic with an extensive Food Porn Pool, boasting ov ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007
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