Kenta Ramen is the latest entry into the intense pool of San Mateo area ramen shops. The new spot specializes in a spicy taro ramen with pork and tofu, but also offers 16 versions of ramen, udon, and soba. The mammoth menu covers many corners of Japanese cuisine. You can start with crispy chicken ka ... More >>
It seems like a good idea on paper: Throw a music festival in wine country where guests can go wine-tasting and sample some of the region's best restaurants in between musical acts. That was the focus of Bottle Rock, a new festival thrown in a park in downtown Napa that combines stadium-filling rock ... More >>
The T train can feel like that red brick road that Dorothy never followed out of Munchkinland. Beyond the Dogpatch, where does it go? It doesn't lead you to sleepytime in a field of opiates, but if you follow it to V2 in Visitacion Valley, a burger and Africa fries might put you in a most delightf ... More >>
As fall settles in on San Francisco, it brings changes at the farmers' market, restaurant menus, and the type of weather-related bitching done by city residents. With each successive fall, one food item seems to be rearing its greasy head on more and more menus: poutine. Every year, this Quebecois p ... More >>
The East Bay is the Rodney Dangerfield of the San Francisco Bay Area; it gets no respect from people in San Francisco, the people of the Peninsula, the people of the South Bay, and even people who live in the East Bay. Of course that doesn't mean it doesn't have something to bring to the table. In f ... More >>
Guys, I don't care what you say, I love Fran Drescher. The Nanny is a quality program. That's why I'm very pleased to hear she's gone vegan! Diet-wise at least. Below, check out good Fran making hummus. I'm hoping this is the beginning of her own vegan cooking show! Genius idea, right? I know.
Somewhere between the hipster meccas of Brooklyn and S.F./Oakland lies Livermore, a quiet town of roughly 80,000 adjacent to the mild East Bay suburbs of Dublin and Pleasanton. While home to a number of nice wineries, including the venerable Wente, and even an In-N-Out burger, Livermore hasn't quite ... More >>
Meet K.Flay, the Stanford grad who might be the Bay's next big female rapper
Last year, Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum confessed to reporters that, despite his lanky appearance, he tends to feast on In-N-Out with serious regularity. And he doesn't just order the combo meal. Lincecum -- at 168 pounds -- would down three double-doubles, two fries, and a chocolate-strawberry sh ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. A clairvoyant, match-making cafe owner? Maybe sitcom writers have run out ideas. Inside Scoop shares a Craigslist casting call for a local pilot in which a female café owner uses special powers to help s ... More >>
Photos by W. Blake GrayOrder a burger and fries together and this is what you getI thought Fiveten Burger proprietor Roland Robles might be insulted when I compared his French fries to McDonald's. But he was pleased. "That's the idea," Robles said. "Can you think of a better French fry? Thos ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. The mobile food report: Casey's Pizza, which started as makeshift stand, will get a set of wheels by the end of August. Eater SF reports that Casey Crynes' will be the first pizza truck on the S.F. scene ... More >>
Joe EskenaziDon't stop believing (or rubbing their face in it).It's been four months and 29 days since millions of Giants fans and players paraded through the Orange and Black-decked arteries of San Francisco, dangling red thongs, airing Prop 19-related grievances, spraying champagne, and rag ... More >>
The breakfast of champions...We can't decide. Does Tim Lincecum's new look more closely resemble Iggy Pop or the Christopher Walken "The Continental" character from Saturday Night Live? Consider it food for thought. Speaking of food and thought, we think Lincecum's professed favorite food order a ... More >>
Alex HochmanThe inaugural OTG McCoppin brought out a mostly under-30 crowd.Two blocks separated a pair of very different food gatherings in the Mission Saturday. We always thought of McCoppin Hub, a small section of pavement next to the Central Freeway on-ramp, as a prime spot to score black ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanCaramelized pineapple soda, $2.49.The beef burgers at Roam Artisan Burger are just fine ― in terms of thickness and quality, the median between In-N-Out and your average $12 bistro burger, with bonus points for grass-feddiness ― but the caramelized pineapple soda is fantastic ... More >>
From their recent album release Permalight and a supporting tour to shooting music videos in the Salton Sea, the dudes of the Bay Area's very own Rogue Wave are pretty busy to say the least. As a solid staple on the indie music agenda, their fifth album doesn't cease to disappoint with familiar ... More >>
Paul TrapaniRN74: Sworn enemy of democracy?Tom Robbins once wrote: "Columbus discovered America, Jefferson invented it, Lincoln unified it, Goldwyn mythologized it, and Kroc Big Mac'd it. It could have been an omniscient computer that provided this land with its prevailing ambiance, it might ... More >>
justinsfpics/FlickrLook away, sheep lovers: Namu's lamb chops with Thai basil pesto.We figured we should have ordered Namu's recently floated Korean fried chicken when we saw a platter of it drop on a nearby table. But just as we were second-guessing our selections, a heavyset British guy pre ... More >>
Yes, today's new Chronicle is more than an inch thinner than its prior incarnation Of all the many complaints leveled against the San Francisco Chronicle, "It's too darn wrinkly" never came up with us. And still, there was the Chron proudly announcing the dawn of its "wrinkle-free era" today with pa ... More >>
Ken W! via FlickrIn-N-Out is an off-night faveEver wonder what Gary Danko pigs out on when he's not, you know, piercing a ripe Livarot? Sfist asked what it calls local foodie royalty (including SF Weekly critic Meredith Brody) to name their favorite junk foods. Catch a whiff of the fake popcorn butt ... More >>
The first one is free; the second'll cost yaTomorrow is National Doughnut Day. Mark the occasion by grabbing a free sinker at Krispy Kreme (1575 Sullivan at Washington, Daly City), which is open 24 hours. Bonus gluttony points and undying respect to anyone who pairs this outing with a swing pa ... More >>
A top chef expands his brand, and we follow
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The local conversation between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists is getting less civil every day. And Lee Kaplan's tactics aren't helping.
Cheap eats worth repeating and not
To appreciate L.A. properly, do you have to take Interstate 5 to get there? Maybe. Just maybe.
Week of Wednesday, September 8, 2004
If you're really in-the-know, you order the mysterious Item No. 24 at Little Paris
There's a romance to railroad travel, especially when the destination is a special, spirited mountain town called Truckee.
The hardest-working angry young russian comic in town
The new Marina restaurant with the very strange name
For those with strong stomachs, a reading by the author of Fast Food Nation