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    January 19, 2012

    What Happens When You Don't Test Recipes? Lost Readers, Even Lawsuits

    Andrew Huff/FlickrThe Chicago Tribune's test kitchen: It doesn't need to be big to be effective.​Last month, a Chilean court ruled that a major newspaper there had to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to readers who'd made a recipe for churros that it had published. Why? Well, the recipe had c ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Five Ways We Can Make San Francisco Absolutely the Most Expensive City in America

    Just like we were shocked to find out San Francisco was voted the best spot for trick or treating in the nation, we are equally surprised to learn that we are only No. 4 on the list of most expensive places to live in the United States. But since we like to be No. 1, even if when it doesn't flatter ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    The Downside of San Francisco's Restaurant Boom: Higher Rents?

    Drew Altizer for Financial Times/FlickrMichael Mina: One of the barons of the new Golden Age of restaurants.​Twenty-five-year-olds are cramming into closets again as apartment rents have spiked, declares this month's San Francisco magazine, thanks to a tech boom in the city that defies the nationa ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    5 Reasons San Francisco Is the No. 1 City to Trick or Treat

    We know San Francisco is great for many things -- the scenic beauty, endless innovation, legal nudity, and of course the fact that we can find sex at any hour of the day.But we have to admit, we were a little surprised to learn that Zillow ranked our fair city as the No. 1 place for trick-or-treatin ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Santa Cruz Collective to Stage a "Milk-In" for Raw Milk Rights

    Santa Cruz area raw-milk proponents are tired of the government getting up in their dairy. In response to "cease and desist" letters from the Santa Clara County DA's office sent to small, herd-share businesses that contract out milk from a goat or cow, the Santa Cruz Food Rights Coalition formed an ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Oral Sex Is Good for Civic Pride

    We knew Richmond, the East Bay city that's plagued with violent crime, has been struggling to improve its public image. And well, calls for oral sex is certainly a new approach to instill civic pride in the community. LesserGods/SF Weekly Flickr Pool​

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    June 15, 2011

    Grub Pisses Off Its Mission Neighbors

    Eden Hensley Silverstein/FlickrGrub's menu, minus the hate.​Yesterday, Kevin Montgomery at Uptown Almanac reported on a neighborhood dispute over Grub (758 Valencia) escalating to the point of pure hatred. The restaurant opened in October 2010, and residents living above and around the place claim ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Burned Body Found Near Buena Vista Park

    Jebb/FlickrBurned body found in park​Where there's smoke, there's fire, and in this case -- also a body. Firefighters responded to small brush fire near Buena Vista Park at 4:39 a.m., and in the process of extinguishing flames, came across a partially burned body. Police have determined the p ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Gone Fishing -- See You on Tuesday!

    Jennifer Chernoff/Flickr​We've already been playing this song non-stop since we woke up. Why? Because we're about to take a three-day weekend. We'll be back in action first thing Tuesday morning. In the meantime, here's a few things you may have missed this week: •Californians Aren't Killi ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    SFoodie Flickr Pics: Banh Mi at Kitchen Sidecar

    Albert K Law/FlickrPork belly sandwiches at Kitchen Sidecar.​The drizzle of Siracha on pork. The electric zing of jalapeno. The crunch of pickled daikon. There's no part of a banh mi we don't love, and this picture by Albert K Law reminds us why.Want to see your own picture up here? Join our Flick ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Frankenart Mart's Free Hot Dogs Mark 5 Years of, Well, Free Hot Dogs

    Steve Rhodes/Flickr​Anniversary Hot Dog Day Where: Frankenart Mart, 515 Balboa (at Sixth Ave.), 221-2394 When: Sun., April 3, 1-6 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: It's difficult to put your finger on what's going on over at Frankenart Mart in the Inner Richmond. For five years now, this almost ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    It's Beer Week Humpday ― Take It Easy

    Jared Zimmerman/FlickrHoisting one gently at Bloodhound.​Wednesday, Feb. 16 It's Day Six of SF Beer Week, otherwise known as humpday. Today should be all about beer-event efficiency. Get an early start (leave now), then frame the rest of your day through the bottom of a beer glass: ​Be ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Gluttony in the Name of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Repeal Day: This Week in SFoodie

    JM Rosenfeld/FlickrSufganiyot, aka jelly doughnuts.​A few of the highlights from the blog this week:1. It's day three of Hanukkah. How are we at SFoodie celebrating? So far, by tasting frozen latkes, eating jelly doughnuts, and taking on a double-meat latke delight. We're so oiled up by now we're ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Why Do We Suddenly Want to Eat Dirt?

    Suzi Edwards/FlickrPotato, parsnip, and roasted chicory "dirt" on a Manresa platescape.​Our favorite morsel from the Web. The Atlantic's Tejal Rao scratches around in the curious growing fascination with dirt as an ingredient in cooking. Both dirt ― as in a sauce at Spain's Restaurante Arza ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Ready to Splurge? The Romililly 2008 Pinot Noir is a Gem

    Neeta Lind/FlickrA $43 wine should deliver brilliance, and Romililly Pinot Noir does. This is the 2006.​I certainly appreciate a good deal on wine, and try to expose as many bargains as I can. But as a wine lover, sometimes you just want the comfort of a treasured favorite, whether or not you ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    A Feast of Words: SOMArts' Storytelling Potluck

    Flickr/Sonya Yu​SOMArts hosts a monthly potluck storytelling event featuring food from attendees as well as a rotation of local chefs, clubs, and culinary enthusiasts. Tonight's second edition takes the theme of "Home Away from Home" with author and All Things Considered contributor Andrew Lam ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Pie Contest Makes Day In the Dogpatch Look Sunnier

    Vita Arina/FlickrJudging happens in four categories.​While we rarely go to craft fairs (too many crafts, not enough fare), we're stoked about attending next week's Day in the Dogpatch. Why the sudden change of heart? Two words: pie contest. Would-be contestants are encouraged to enter a pie in ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    How Long Does it Take a Happy Meal to Decay?

    A screenshot of Sally Davies' Flickr page​ Photographer Sally Davies has tackled a question that many of us probably try not to think about: just how long does it take a McDonalds Happy Meal to decay, anyway?  The artist purchased a Happy Meal on April 10th, 2010 and left it on her coffee t ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    This Is Why Your Whole Foods Cashier Hates You

    JOE MARINARO/FlickrIn the religion of buying organic and local, Whole Foods is like the big, showy megachurch. There's two-hundred plus of John Mackey's paeans to healthful eating in the U.S. and in each store there's a throng of cashiers bleating the Whole Foods motto: "Would you like five cents ba ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Boogaloos Closes for Several Days Following Fire

    Allan Ferguson/FlickrBoogaloos, in a rare line-free sighting.​As El Tecolote first tweeted, Boogaloos, the breakfast-lunch spot on Valencia and 22nd Street with the perennial line, is temporarily closed due to a fire. According to the public information office for the San Francisco Fire Depa ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch: Little Delhi's Chicken Curry Special

    Jonathan KauffmanChicken curry special ($6.99). Whoa.​ Tuesday, June 8, 2010 leporello87/Flickr​Located just around the corner from the Powell Street station, or on the gateway to the Tandoorloin, Little Delhi is one of the city's better Punjabi restaurants, with terra-cotta and gold walls, un ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Sink Into Cheap Craft Brews, Decent Food at Bean Bag

    Matthew StaffordNot your average gutter water.​The place: Bean Bag Café, 601 Divisadero (at Hayes), 563-3634 The hours: Daily, 3-10 p.m. The deals: Pints of craft brews for $1.75; house wines are $3 on Fridays The digs: Hip yet friendly neighborhood hangout complete with exposed brick, wor ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    RSVP Now for Next Week's Free Madécasse Chocolate Tasting in SOMA

    couj1980/Flickr​Brooklyn chocolatier (and maker of vanilla products) Madécasse, looking for more visibility and wholesale accounts in this discerning chocolate-lovers' market, will host a free tasting in San Francisco next week at HubSoMa. It'll be a rare opportunity to taste artisan products ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch: Mortadella Dog from Boccalone

    John BirdsallMortadella hot dog with house-made pickles and mustard ($7).​Monday, May 31, 2010 _e.t/Flickr​Where tourists throng, there are no holidays. That's why, if you failed to source that drop-dead Memorial Day picnic you told yourself last year you'd be spreading out in Lindley M ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Show Dogs Raising Green for the Tenderloin's Very Own Forest

    Dave Schumaker/FlickrA forest grows in the T-Loin.​If the phrase "national forest" brings to mind places with towering redwoods, think again. City dwellers can find their very own, admittedly small, forest in one of the most diverse and densely populated neighborhoods, the Tenderloin. It's cal ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: Croque Monsieur at Passion Café

    John BirdsallCroque monsieur ($9).​Thurs., April 29, 2010 LiveSoMa/Flickr​There's something about the lacquer sheen of urban rehab here, the scuffed-up scene on Stevenson Alley glimpsed through lace-edged curtains, the prevalence of meaty tattooed guys who'd fit right in at an Eagle be ... 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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    December 3, 2009

    White Horse Dim Sum? Five of the Least Appetizing Restaurant Names in Town

    garysoup/FlickrHold your horses, please.​Dear Restaurant Industry,Please realize that names are very important. Great food can be hidden forever under the cover of a bad name. Look to these five places as a guide to what not to do when choosing one.Yours truly,SFoodie5. White Horse Dim Sum & R ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Don't Kill Us for Saying, But Now's the Time to Order Your Thanksgiving Turkey

    Cobalt123/FlickrGruesome thought, isn't it?​It's that delicious moment when San Francisco summer starts for real. Who can think about Thanksgiving, with its scramble for pies, its making-nice-with-your-brother-the-Christian, its turkey, for chrissake. But this is the very moment to start thin ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Bored? Learn How to Butcher a Goat or Ferment Stuff

    Claudine/FlickrCutting up a critter may not be as hard as you think.​Urban Kitchen SF has more workshops for DIYers with a Slow Food bent looking to try butchery, jam-making, or the increasingly on-fire kombucha. The classes are popular, so sign up ASAP to save a spot. Sliding scale pricing is ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Toronado to Host a Six-Course Wallow through Local Beer and Food

    Lost In Translation/FlickrCall it a sign of the times.​More and more chefs are turning to beer to pair with food these days. Catch a taste of the trend this Sunday afternoon as two chefs serve up what's being billed as a Locavore Feast at Toronado Pub (547 Haight at Fillmore). Chefs Melissa Ax ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    SF Exposure: Ollie on the Embarcadero

    ​Welcome to SF Exposure! Every day we'll feature a cool/funny/interesting image submitted by a member of our SF Weekly Flickr pool. Won't you jump in? The water's so warm! We love this elegant shot of an Embarcadero skateboarder by Jeffery-Anthony. It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment.

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    July 27, 2009

    Seen In San Francisco: Beneficent Message Scrawled On The Pavement

    Stephoto1000Well ... that's good to know Stephoto1000, an intrepid member of SF Weekly's Flickr pool, snapped this strangely reassuring photo last week here in our fair city. It's good to know that, despite whatever we -- or whoever -- did, we are loved. It's also good that this particularly be ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Company Lets You Customize Artisanal Ice Cream -- For a Price

    SanFranAnnie/FlickrNo guarantee what you come up with'll be as good as the coffee-toffee from Bi-Rite.​Fancying artisanal, flavor-driven ice cream with DIY flair? Maybe you don't want to deal with the fuss and muss of washing up your ice cream maker or dealing with a sink full of measuring cup ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Jardiniere Going All Argentinian Beefy for Monday's Three-Course Dinner

    Shirley77/Flickr Mmmm, beefalicious! This Monday, July 27, at 6 p.m., chef-huntress Traci Des Jardins (just back from her trip to Outer Mongolia -- we're not kidding) will make an in-house appearance for a bovine-centric dinner at Jardiniere (300 Grove at Franklin) to highlight San Francisco-ba ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Free Ice Cream Tomorrow at Three Twins on Fillmore

    Premshree Pillai/FlickrStart thinking about which flavor you'll choose. Ice cream fans may be screaming (or flipping out) with delight over the city's plethora of freebies this month, and tomorrow's no exception. From noon to 11 p.m., the newish outpost of Three Twins Ice Cream (254 Fillmore at ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Great Moments in S.F. Food History: USF Food War of 1932

    ml_kap via FlickrSan Francisco has civilized food wars today, but, some 77 years ago, it was another story entirely. Tomatoes, bananas, rotten eggs, and other produce served as the ammunition in a 1932 food war between freshmen and sophomores at University of San Francisco, as seen in this rare clip ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Drink a Toast to American Genius with These Killer Local Brewskis

    WhatKnot/FlickrBeer goes with the Fourth of July like hot buttered rum at Christmas or a sazerac on Bourbon Street. All those thick burgers, molten enchiladas, smoky platters of barbecue, and big slabs of pepperoni pizza cry out for a tall, cool beaker of suds in all its thirst-quenching glory. Th ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Family-Style Monday Menu at Bar Bambino to Explore the Cooking of Venice

    Italy in SF/FlickrBar Bambino has been trying to attract customers on Monday nights with spcial prix-fixe menus.Incanto isn't the only restaurant in town cooking up affordable, easy-going concepts to try to attract diners to the traditionally slow nights at the beginning of the week. When the Missio ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Are You a Budding Taco Genius? The Eat Real Fest Wants Your Secrets

    Jay/FlickrThese could get you free beer.Are you a taco master? Do your friends bypass taquerias and trucks to feast on your famed homemade tacos de lengua? The folks at Oakland's upcoming Eat Real Festival, a celebration of street food in Jack London Square the weekend of August 28, want you to send ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Pinot Days Festival Promises a Four-Day Crash Course in Everyone's Favorite Varietal

    Photoshop Phlake/FlickrVarietal tasting time is here, winos! Get your sip on at the Pinot (that'd be Noir) Days Festival, which runs tonight through Sunday. The main event is Sunday's four-hour grand tasting at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Fort Mason seems to be considered the primo ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Need More S.C.O.B.Y. in Your Life? Check out Tomorrow's Kombucha Clinic at the Womens' Building

    ~Twon~/FlickrKombucha home brew: Crawling with fermented goodness.DIYers with a hippie-granola bent may be interested in tomorrow's Kombucha! class, presented by Urban Kitchen SF and held at the Women's Building (3543 18th St. at Guerrero). Kombucha is a fermented quote-unquote wellness beverage tho ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Takin' It to the Streets: The Week in SFoodie

    Kevin.The.Great/FlickrVeritcal eating: All street food, all the time. We caught a whiff of Bike Basket Pies, a taste of fiercely homey Pennsylavania-style gobs, and, at last week's Maker Faire geekapalooza, copped a preview of Ritual Roasters' iced coffee bike. And not to be a big old buzzkill or an ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009

    Local Food Luminaries Reveal Their Trans-Fat-Fortified Guilty Pleasures

    Ken W! via FlickrIn-N-Out is an off-night faveEver wonder what Gary Danko pigs out on when he's not, you know, piercing a ripe Livarot? Sfist asked what it calls local foodie royalty (including SF Weekly critic Meredith Brody) to name their favorite junk foods. Catch a whiff of the fake popcorn butt ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Cold Comfort: Chili Con Carne

    Via: VirtualErn on FlickrWhenever the weather gets as cold and rainy as it's gotten over the past several days, a young glutton's fancy turns to thoughts of chili. We're not talking here about the high-class seared-pork-and-tomatillo variety encountered at your typical suburban chili cook-off or eve ... More >>

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