• Dining

    April 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Lulu McAllister Talks Magnum Mondays, Greek Wines, and Hitting Her Stride as NOPA's Wine Director

    Lulu McAllister's curiosity has led her to establish her own ice cream food cart in San Diego, work on a farm in Hawaii, and cover the music scene as a journalist in Austin. She eventually directed her inquiring mind towards wine, which resulted in a path that led to a position as Nopa's wine direct ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    When Will Palo Alto's Dining Scene Step Out of S.F.'s Shadow?

    Palo Alto's dining landscape these days looks more and more like a mash-up of San Francisco's Marina neighborhood, Valencia Street, and Ferry Building than a place that holds its own in the Bay Area culinary world. Over the past year we've seen local chains like Tacolicious, Gott's Roadside, and Uma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Hells Angels No Longer Satisfied with Blue Collar Crime

    When we think of Hells Angels-like crimes, we tend to go straight to murders, drugs, and all things anarchy. But it seems the Angels have expanded their criminal portfolio. Josh Leo Johnson, vice president of the Sonoma chapter of the Hells Angels, will have to trade in his outlaw vest for a prison ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Concord, Calif., Named One of Country's 10 Best Music Scenes

    The website Livability today compiled a list of the top 10 cities with the best music scenes that aren't New York, L.A., or Nashville. The results were in some ways predictable (Minneapolis, Athens, Ga., and Portland all made it), and in some ways spectacularly weird: Omitted from the list for no ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Sonoma Report: Russian River's Belgian Flight, Iron Horse's Food Truck Fridays

    Jonathan KauffmanRussian River Brewing's Belgian-style beer sampler, $8.​ A few of my vacation days last week were spent rambling around Sonoma, passing from the beer world to the wine world and back again. The difference between the two connoisseur cultures always cracks me up: the Springsteen-pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    A Field Guide to Sustainable and Delicious Dry Farmed Wines

    Whole lotta irrigation goin' on in Napa.​Irrigation is plainly a function of the modern world. Though the ancient Romans built spectacular gravity-driven aqueducts, drip irrigation for agriculture was not invented until the late 1960s in Israel, and only in the 1970s did water-bearing pipes a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    The Year in Food: Vegan Goes Mainstream

    Jun BelenLunch plate at Oakland's No Worries, featuring afritada (right) made from soy "chicken."​Twelve months, ten storylines: It's SFoodie's annual look back at the year in food. In 2010 vegan food exploded ― all over our faces, deliciously. Sorry, that image is gross, but really: It was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    The Bay Area's Best Vegan Dishes of 2010

    YelpVegan taquitos at Flacos in Berkeley.​If 2009 was the year of snout-to-tail dining, 2010 was the year Mondays trended meatless, nut milks challenged dairy's dominance, and even midgrade restaurants thought beyond the perfunctory veggie pasta option. SFoodie vegan contributor Laura Beck spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    NorCal Brewers Score Big at the Great American Beer Festival

    Brian YaegerSocial Kitchen brewmaster Rich Higgins, manning the SF Brewers Guild booth in Denver.​As the 51-week wait for next year's 30th Great American Beer Festival begins, let's look back at the last few days in Denver, where 462 breweries converged inside the Colorado Convention Center, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Local Kombucha Makers Actually Benefit from Ban

    ​It should have been a disaster. Healdsburg-based Vibranz Kombucha launched March 20, 2010, with a promising start. The company had just won a product award at the Natural Products Expo, which had brought them to the attention of natural-foods distributors, not to mention placement in every Whole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    The Debut of the Weird Fish Taco Bike

    Tamara PalmerWeird Fish proprietor Timothy Holt and his new taco bike.​A dream more than two years in the making, Weird Fish owner Timothy Holt debuted his new taco bike (and coordinating light blue "taco jacket") on the streets of the Mission on Friday. He began on 18th Street, went out to Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Tasting Blind: Our Panel of Local Brew Experts Rates India Pale Ales

    Brian Yaeger​For this month's blind beer tasting, we're tackling India Pale Ales. Though IPAs originated in 18th century England, the style was shanghaied by American craft brewers who kicked up the hops for walloping bitterness and pungency. For comparison's sake, at last year's Great Americ ... More >>

  • News

    April 21, 2010

    The Many Faces of Dr. Syed

    A phony dermatologist misdiagnosed patients and stuck them with needles. It took four years for the medical board to figure it out.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Our Local Beer Experts Blind-Tasted Stouts. Guess Who Won?

    B. YaegerThe lineup ranged from Anglo to Cali.​For this month's blind beer-tasting, we gave in to the dark side. Stouts originated in England in the mid-18th century, and might have fizzled out had it not been for the Irish. Deriving its name from particularly strong or "stout" porter, stout i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    How the Bay Area Fared at James Beard Restaurant Awards

    Douglas Keane Douglas Keane of Cyrus Surprise Winner for Best Chef, Pacific, and Nate Appleman's Third Time is Charm as He Wins Best Rising Star ChefAt last night's James Beard Awards, in something of an upset, Douglas Keane of Cyrus in Healdsburg won Best Chef, Pacific, over fellow nominees Jeremy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Bay Area Chefs Up For Beard Awards: A Remarkably Collegial Bunch

    Jennifer SauerChef Jeremy FoxThe James Beard Awards (popularly known as the Oscars of the food world) will be awarded Monday, May 4. This year all five chefs nominated for the category of Best Chef: Pacific - an area that covers California and Hawaii -- come from the Bay Area: Jeremy Fox of Ubuntu i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    James Beard Award Nominations Announced

    Bay Area Takes All Five Nominations for Best Chef in Pacific Region; Boulevard and A 16's Nate Appleman Among Locals Competing For Top PrizesThe prestigious James Beard Awards, given by the James Beard Foundation and often referred to as the Oscars of the restaurant and food media industries, announ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008
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    October 3, 2008
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    September 23, 2008
  • News

    February 9, 2005

    Still They Ride

    A newly minted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame offers an occasion to look back on the career of Journey. That's right, Journey.

  • News

    January 5, 2005

    How Scientists Party

    What happens at a physics and astronomy party? Pickles glow. Carrots explode. Nitrous burns.

  • News

    January 14, 2004

    Ultra Marathon Man

    Even among long-distance runners, S.F.'s Dean Karnazes is a phenom

  • News

    December 11, 2002

    A Smuggler's Tale

    A Berkeley woman's efforts to deliver banned medicines and other goods to Iraq arouses federal ire

  • News

    October 23, 2002

    After the Series, Mumm's the Word

    Bubbly and baseball, plus a quirky collection of 78 RPM records

  • Summer Guide

    June 19, 2002
  • News

    October 4, 2000


    If you think pro wrestling is outrageous, you should see the battles that go on among the sport's local promoters

  • News

    October 20, 1999

    We Used to Be in Pictures

    San Francisco's once-hot film industry is in a slump; will it come back?

  • News

    May 15, 1996
  • News

    January 31, 1996

    Down by Law

    Tom Waits raises dough for pal Don Hyde's defense

  • News

    June 21, 1995

    Fire Trek

    Why do San Francisco emergency workers live so far away?

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