Ocean Avenue is pretty strip mall-y, but good Asian food isn't hard to come by. The latest addition to Ingleside's commercial zone -- within walking distance of City College -- is the San Francisco outpost of Oakland's Champa Garden.
Yesterday, Japantown's Hotel Kabuki filled up with hundreds of pale-faced tech nerds wearing blazers-and-jeans combos. These inventors and couriers of music technology spent the day arguing about the perks and pitfalls of various technologies at the 10th SF MusicTech Summit. Two highlights from the ... More >>
It's always interesting to see the sorts of contraband that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are intercepting in the Bay Area. About a year ago, we heaved a sigh of relief after "destructive" Pakistani insects were detected by the feds in a shipment of rice in Oakland.But such arthropod ... More >>
Mexicans top the list, but the Soviets aren't so far behind. Yesterday, we told you about California being a national leader when it comes to the number of criminal aliens incarcerated in our state prisons. It turns out that very few of those criminal aliens hail from San Francisco. Criminal alie ... More >>
On Sunday, we went to the First Annual Center for Lao Studies benefit at the Women's Building. In a way, our table exemplified the crowd. www.blacklava.netIt was kind of about expressing Lao identity, not the green papaya salad.A young well-dressed Lao guy was there alone. We overheard him te ... More >>
mswine/FlickrContestants mix up green papaya salad in S.F. last April, part of Lao New Year celebrations.If you want to eat Lao food, head over to the San Antonio neighborhood at the edge of East Oakland and order up a spread at the Green Papaya Deli on International Boulevard. The 15-pepper ... More >>
Currently, the only place you'll find this tasty beer is at Champa Garden.
Fabulous fusion on one of San Francisco's best streets.
Dengue Fever The Rickshaw Stop Jan. 3, 2008 Review by Ezra Gale Good bands are like recipes. A dash of this, a dash of that, and all of a sudden you've got yourself a winning formula that has critics drooling and your public lining up to taste the sensations at your French Laundry-like haunt in the ... More >>
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