Alligator dishes are popping up around San Francisco like crawfish in a running creek. Justin Simoneaux, executive chef of Boxing Room and from the small Cajun country town of Raceland, La., speculates why Bay Area eaters might be attracted to the reptile. "All these crazy Cajun alligator hunting sh ... More >>
A San Francisco federal grand jury indicted two Southern California men for allegedly duping companies into thinking they had contracts to help clean up post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. The feds have accused Ngoc Duong of Fountain View and Hong Lee Wong of Torrance of wire fraud and aggrav ... More >>
Lydia WhiteDon't be fooled by its goofy demeanor and goofier name -- Battlehooch means business. Since signing a pact to form officially in 2007, the group has released an EP and two full-length LPs, toured the country, and even created a video series around its adventures. Band members have ... More >>
I love the idea of Lil B -- a member of Berkeley one-hit wonders the Pack who wasn't gonna go out like that, and has since thrown anything and everything at the wall via Twitter and Mediafire to keep attention, fans and fame -- yet I've scarcely heard a note of his music. Loved his stint on ... More >>
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Scott Beale/laughingsquid.comWe miss the Doggie Diner doggies.1. The prep cook doggies at Doggie Diner (R.I.P.)These pups from the defunct local chain were and are so beloved that they've had a great afterlife, including a historical Web site, a storied road trip slash documentary, and even landmark ... More >>
If you happened to be in the market for a deep-fried turkey in San Francisco last week, chances are you came across the name of Yats (2545 24th St. at Utah). The Potrero Hill purveyor of "New Orleans Original Po' Boys" is new in town and operates lunch service out of a tiny kitchen at Jack's Club. T ... More >>
Accelerate (Warner Brothers)
Commentary by Gregg Rickman
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Mo Mega (Definitive Jux)
Fine art, low brow
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