Kelly McVicker has brine in her blood. She comes from five generations of farming families, in which pickling was just something they did. Her grandmothers and mother taught her how to pickle and process food at a young age. While growing up in Kansas, she was a part of 4-H, a rural sort of Girl Sco ... More >>
Whether running a marathon, growing an unkempt mustache, or donating hard-earned dollars, folks support their pet causes in many fashions. The Girl Scouts have long been onto something -- lower the bar to entry by urging people to support fundraising efforts by eating cookies. Delicious cult cookies ... More >>
You may remember the Great Gay Cookie Debacle of 2012, when Oreo posted an image of a rainbow cookie on its Facebook page in honor of Pride and was met with a barrage of anti-gay sentiments (and over 22,000 comments), in addition to threats of a biscuit boycott and, no doubt, remarks about baby Jesu ... More >>
It's been a good six months or so since we've had any sightings of San Francisco's infamously creepy Elmo known for his potty mouth and racist public rants -- and we're probably not going to see much of him anytime soon. According to the Village Voice, Dan Sandler, better known as the anti-Semitic ... More >>
Last we heard from Anti-Semitic Elmo, the furry fiend was hurling obscenities at Fisherman's Wharf patrons. This was in January. A few months before that, in October, the creature was seen shouting anti-semitic slurs at a children's park in the Richmond district. Once a staple at New York City's C ... More >>
Already panicking over the close of Girl Scout Cookie Season on Sunday? Stop stockpiling boxes for a second and head to Cevercería de MateVeza in the Mission today for a sampling of owners Jim Woods and Matt Coelho's Girl Scout Cookies-inspired beers. There aren't any real cookies in the five bee ... More >>
I'm not going to pretend otherwise: Last week when a package arrived full of Girl Scout cookies, I squealed like a schoolgirl, then immediately bragged about my good fortune on various social networks. I wasn't the only one with an outsize reaction: Within ten minutes, SF Weekly staffers had torn in ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, Cupcake Wars, an hour-long show about one thing, over and over, until death comes, Sundays at 8 p.m. on the Food Network. Cupcake Wars has been on the air just two years, but they're already finishing up their fif ... More >>
The nonprofit family-planning and sexual-health group Planned Parenthood has been much in the headlines over the past month. After a scandal over a potential loss of foundation funding, PP was hit with the bizarre accusations of a conservative Indiana state legislator who claimed the organization ... More >>
Indiana doesn't make it in the news too often, and sadly, for the people of the Hoosier state, this is what happens when it does get its 15 minutes of fame.Paranoid Republican Rep. Bob Morris reportedly accused the Girl Scouts of being a radical branch of Planned Parenthood. More specifically, he ... More >>
According to an article in Salon yesterday, this year Girl Scout Cookies are under attack. Yes, cookies. Conservative activists have spotted a tenuous link between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood -- apparently, some scouts attended an event at which a Planned Parenthood UK brochure arguing ... More >>
The Girl Scouts' Locavore badge.Last week, NPR reported that the Girl Scouts of the USA had just revised its badges for the first time in 20 years. The update included introducing a new "Locavore" badge for senior scouts ages 14-16. But what do the scouts have to do to earn it? A fair amount of ... More >>
SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • Mark Bittman writes a lot (and I mean a lot) about how fucked McDonald's oatmeal is and how basically, it's a reflection of how fucked the company is and how they don't give two shits about anything but getting ... More >>
AT&T Park and the Giants are being careful not to isolate any group on the planet. Ballpark nights honoring singles, Jews, LGBTers, Girl Scouts, Deadheads, and German beer fans all seem to affirm that yes, baseball really cares. And while it's unknown how many local baseball fans are either F ... More >>
Should Mission panaderias panic over Girl Scouts Dulce de Leche cookies?If you've been surfing the Internet today, you've quite possibly read something about Wal-Mart's new, suspiciously Girl Scout-like cookies. You may have even wondered how a giant corporation could prey on little girls like th ... More >>
On last night's premiere of Top Chef Masters, Hubert Keller, executive chef/owner of Fleur de Lys (777 Sutter at Taylor) charmed a gaggle of Girl Scouts and a mess of college students and whipped up the winning meal: Cold Scottish salmon, hardy carrot and petit pea soup with cinnamon croutons, and ... More >>
Monday, April 6 11 a.m. - Public Safety Committee Who watches the watchers? Why, the Public Safety Committee does. Every other week. Its recent agendas haven't actually involved DOING much -- there's not much legislation coming out of these meetings -- but they've been crammed with hearings ... More >>
When your whole government shuts down so that it can go to Washington D.C. and lobby for handouts, you know you've reached a point of no return. Economically it's a sign of total defeat, an acknowledgment that we are a zombie municipality that needs fresh infusions of federal blood just to go thr ... More >>
With homicide cases going unsolved and morale in the police department sinking, Heather Fong's days as chief may be numbered.
Yesterday I walked past Marc by Marc Jacobs on Fillmore hoping to sneak a peak at the fantastic new Spring styles. Instead I almost vomited at the sight of the new totes. Marc, why must you fall into the terrible disaster also known as gradient? In recent times we've seen gradient on everything from ... More >>
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In Point Arena, where small town and big city mix, and become fond memory
Artist Jona Frank shows her series of revealing portraits taken at high schools around the country
City closes Golden Gate Park stables for long-needed rehab; only-in-S.F. protest has privileged horse-owners refusing to move mounts
Teknolust; That Is a Family!
Autumn of the Dead
As it approaches its centennial, the San Francisco-based Buddhist Churches of America finds itself weakened by Japanese-American assimilation, spiritual decline, and a nasty sexual harassment suit
You can change your body with surgery and hormones, but what happens after that might surprise you
From San Francisco to London, women are donning men's clothes, assuming males personas, and challenging the very concept of gender. Just what is male and female, anyway?