The acrimonious battle between brick-and-mortar restaurants and food trucks might come to end this year if the Board of Supervisors adopts some zoning changes later this month. Under the proposed zoning changes, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener, food trucks will be able to park in new locatio ... More >>
Pizzeria Delfina will open its fourth location on Emerson Street in Palo Alto in the fall, a spokeswoman told SF Weekly. Owners Annie and Craig Stoll signed a lease for a building formerly occupied by the Empire Tap Room at 651 Emerson Street, which closed in April, said Ashley Bellview, a spokeswo ... More >>
The battle for -- and against -- the Golden State Warriors' proposed waterfront arena is heating up. So it wasn't a surprise to see a group calling itself "Warriors on the Waterfront" throwing a noontime rally on the City Hall steps today. Unless you're a member of the group's "steering committ ... More >>
SF Chefs, the annual food/wine/spirits festival presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, will be held in various San Francisco locations from July 30 to August 5. We've filled our tummies and worn out our shoes at this well-produced celebration since its inception in 2009. It was huge th ... More >>
The national unemployment figures may be dropping at the speed of glacier erosion. But in one segment of the San Francisco economy, at least, the recession may be over. The Bay Area restaurant industry's sales figures are returning to their pre-2008 levels, the Chronicle reported late last week. And ... More >>
Ross Mirkarimi's bag legislation may have just gotten the sackMom. Apple pie. Patriotism. No politician who doesn't wish to receive a crash course in the joys of seeking employment with the private sector will dare find him or herself on the wrong side of these notions -- and the political goals ... More >>
Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle published a flawed story about the negative impact that food trucks are having on surrounding restaurants. The Chron story, which makes the owner of Chronicle-reporter watering hole Tempest Bar its primary character, reports that the spread of food tr ... More >>
bterrycomptonThis week at SFoodie we were wondering whether restaurants are required, by law, to serve tap water for free. It's a simple enough question, but it took a surprising amount of digging to figure out the answer. The Internet provided a few thousand people asking the same question ... More >>
Republicans are just paranoidWashington Republicans say they're shocked -- shocked that San Francisco restaurants obtained healthcare reform waivers handed out last month by the federal Department of Health and Human Services. They've even spun a conspiracy theory that says Congresswoman Na ... More >>
John BirdsallDoc's of the Bay rolled up for lunch in Emeryville Tuesday. Will it get the chance to do the same in S.F.?Last week, Haighteration blog's Andrew Dudley opened the window onto a brewing battle mounted by some Divis neighbors to keep startup burger truck Doc's of the Bay from obtai ... More >>
Chris MacArthurMobile vending went legit in 2010, thanks to events like Off the Grid Fort Mason Center.Twelve months, ten storylines: It's SFoodie's annual look back at the year in food. La CocinaAugust's S.F. Street Food Festival drew huge crowds to the Mission.What burst onto the sc ... More >>
bkusler/FlickrSupervisor Bevan Dufty.The Board of Supervisors yesterday unanimously passed legislation that streamlines rules for mobile vending, making it easier and cheaper to be a legal street-food vendor in San Francisco. At the Tuesday meeting, the Supes took up rules changes that in pas ... More >>
Sam PrestianniOpening gala at last year's SF Chefs. Food. Wine. fest. It's back, only with a clipped name and a populist new image. Last year's inaugural SF Chefs. Food. Wine. festival took over Union Square for four days in August. Organizers tried to wrap the fest in Aspen-grade Food & Wine ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court this morning delivered a major victory for gun ownership rights -- and also denied to hear a challenge to San Francisco's universal health care plan. So if you're uninsured and shot within city limits, this is your lucky day.
jwrb/FlickrWorkers at Burger King will have to re-certify.The San Francisco City Attorney's office has released a list of workers whose food safety certification are invalid as the result of a scandal involving questionable testing and certification procedures by two or three Department of Pu ... More >>
Azie was one of 2009's early casualtiesMany assumed that 2009 would shape up as the year of the restaurant closure in San Francisco, and there have been notable failures: Azie, Bong Su, Jack Falstaff. But the large-scale collapse you might be expecting if you read the business pages hasn't occured, ... More >>
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy today informed San Francisco restaurant owners that he found their legal petition to be cold, undercooked, and full of gristle -- before sending it back. Kennedy spurned the Golden Gate Restaurant Association's application for an emergency order that would have ... More >>
Joe EskenaziSupervisor John Avalos admits that taking post-election donations from former political enemies looks bad -- but having a massive campaign debt is badYou'd think making a donation to a San Francisco supervisorial candidate would be a bit like a horse race: You make your "bets," you cheer ... More >>
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