When you walk into Graciela Mendoza Moreno's restaurant, she will surprise you with a compliment. "Guapo!" or "Guapa!" she shouts ("Handsome!" or "Beautiful!") to every customer who enters Victor's Mexican restaurant in SOMA. She stands at the helm of the burrito assembly line, beside the mild and s ... More >>
SpuddMungo's Hi-Fi Tartan and bagpipes. Celtic and Rangers. Reggae and dubstep? Yes, add another thing Scotland can claim for its own, thanks to Glasgow's Mungo's Hi-Fi crew, a three-man sound system and production team that's swiftly put its stamp on bass-driven music. Whether it's playing v ... More >>
View Tacos on 24th Street in Norteño Territory in a larger mapSF Weekly reporter Lauren Smiley followed up on her (stunning) cover story, "A Rat's Life," with a blog post yesterday, "The Insider's Guide to the MS-13 Gang." In between tidbits like not using gang funds to buy broken-down Impalas and ... More >>
If you thumbed through yesterday's edition of The New York Times, you may have chanced across a 1,500-word essay on the fashion of San Francisco. It's always fun and a little maddening to see what the Gray Lady makes of Bay Area culture, and this latest offering is worth a read -- if for no other ... More >>
Phillie Casablanca/FlickrA satisfyingly plush tube.Taqueria San Francisco sits at the end of what we think of as the Taco Trail ― the bustling, masa-and-beans-fraught stretch of 24th Street between Mission and Potrero. Fording the array of enticing offerings to find one's meaty match is a ... More >>
Beer and Rap/FlickrLos Jarritos' version: Hipster insulation.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Chill killers: At Bay Area Bites, Andrew Simmons risks serious bloating on a chilaquiles crawl through the Mission. Simmons: The other weekend, hungover and exhausted from a morning of pick-up ba ... More >>
Russell ManningSan Francisco art dealer Russell Manning, 67, has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges related a to the December killing of a Palm Springs collector. He is the sixth suspect charged in the so-called gay grifter murder, in which a group of sex-partner-swapping alleged con ... More >>
DJ Roger Más goes for the Latin flavor whether you're talking records or restaurants. The KALX DJ turned Mission turntable master lists off his favorite taco trucks unprompted, and he keeps the vinyl bilingual on both sides of the Bay. Every Saturday, you can ask for mucho Más at the Make-Out Room ... More >>
If you were planning on attending Japanese avant-funksters Cornelius' May 12 show at the Fillmore, we've got bad news for you: Cornelius' 2009 North American tour with Deerhoof, which included dates in Mexico City and Guadalajara as well as San Francisco and Santa Cruz, has been canceled, due to "sw ... More >>
My first revelatory sandwich experience was in Guadalajara, Mexico when I was five years old. Our hotel restaurant crafted a double-decker turkey on white toast that Dagwood himself would have lusted after, and upon sampling it my blind devotion to Underwood Deviled Ham on Langendorf ... dwindled. A ... More >>
Callers to our municipal 311 information line are almost always given solid information from folks headquartered right here in downtown San Francisco (The receptionists at the Comcast call center, incidentally, are in Guadalajara. When I asked one gent if he was in San Francisco, he replied, "I wish ... More >>
Every year, the corpses of hundreds of immigrants are flown from San Francisco to their home countries.
(Video for "I Do What I Want When I Want") (Link to buy the album) Going to an Oakland noise-rock show by Xiu Xiu (shoo-shoo) will be loud, quiet, a little emo, a little embarassing, and kind of ballsy. That's because Xiu Xiu makes Art with a capital A, which is good for people who need challenging ... More >>
No heavy plot, just supernaturally breathtaking acrobatics
In the age of terror, are the people who make fake identification documents for the Hispanic community noble public servants -- or national security risks?
A show full of dream states, animal spirits, and fantastical realism
Half a century ago, ex-heroin dealer Alfredo Santos created an epic work of art inside San Quentin. Now, he's coming back to be honored for it.
A request for an inexpensive and interesting restaurant for a party of eight sends our critic to the books
We Never Got Around to Publishing: Get Me the Pentagon; They Don't Get Letters Like This at The New Yorker; Have a Problem No One Else Can Solve? Let SF Weekly Help.
Federal agents smoke out an insidious Bay Area smuggling ring as part of their ceaseless efforts to keep our streets safe from illegal Cuban cigars
A gay Latino identity struggles to emerge, somewhere between the macho Mission and Caucasian Castro