Lower Haight

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Three Twins Ice Cream Reopens in the Lower Haight

    With residue from a messy water main break only blocks away, today might not have been the most auspicious day to reopen a business that was displaced by fire. But after an absence of two-and-a-half years since the massive conflagration at Haight and Fillmore, Three Twins Ice Cream has finally reope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    The Headphones Project Asks Local People What They're Listening To

    Everyone roams the streets of the city while ensconced in their little earbuds. But what is that girl rocking out to on Muni, anyway? We wonder such things a lot, and now there's a local blog dedicated to finding out. It's called the Headphones Project, and, according to its author, Kiran Umapathy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Drink of the Week: Getting Poached Like a Pear at Blackbird

    Neutral territory is not something you find very often in bars. But what if the bar sits in an intersection where the Castro, Mission, and Lower Haight all meet? Far enough away to be in none of them officially, but near enough to be in all of them is Blackbird, a bar that attracts some of the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    SF Party Push The Feeling Celebrates 1 Year Tonight with YACHT

    Well, that went by fast. A year ago, a couple dudes behind DJ/promotion outfit Epicsauce started Push the Feeling, a low-key party at the gritty, unheralded Lower Haight club Underground S.F. The monthly aimed to showcase some of the new dance and electronic music burbling up from outside of the reg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Where to Get Your Chinese Food Fix This Christmas

    It might be a stereotype of sorts, but you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy some tasty Chinese food on Christmas Day. Maybe you love re-enacting scenes from A Christmas Story, or maybe your relatives are terrible cooks, or maybe December 25th is just another day and you just so happen to really like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    How the Chicken Wing Became Synonymous With Football

    I spent some time last week researching the history of the chicken wing and sports fans for this week's full review on Wing Wings in the Lower Haight, purveyor of lightly fried wings in all manner of delicious sauces. Of course I started with Calvin Trillin's seminal New Yorker piece from 1980, "An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Katz Bagels Turns Lower Haight Location Into Nectar

    Mike Katz has been transforming the Lower Haight location of his Katz Bagels into a brand-new eatery called Nectar, opening next week. SF-based DJ and visual artist Romanowski has given the interior a fresh look and feel by installing a selection of his art pieces and executing what he calls "overa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Listen: SF's YR SKULL Drops "Canyons" Ahead of This Friday's Free Show

    S.F. producer/DJ YR SKULL -- known in real life as Drew Marcogliese -- has been making a name for himself at local shows for a while now. He's also a resident at the free Push the Feeling party at Underground SF in the Lower Haight -- a monthly that returns this Friday with live sets from electronic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Chicken and Waffles Popup Celebrates Greenburger's One-Year Anniversary

    Angry Man Eats Pop-Up Dinner to Celebrate Greenburger's 1st Anniversary Where: Greenburger's, 518 Haight St. San Francisco, CA 94117 When: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm The rundown: It is hard to believe that a year has gone by since Greenburger's opened in the Lower Haight. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Safeway May Pour Wine, A Haunted Bar, and the Second Nopalito

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Wine tasting at Safeway? Maybe. Haighteration reports there is an "Instructional Tasting" liquor license application pending for the Duboce Triangle Safeway (2020 Market at Dolores). While no one at this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Mystery of the "$2000 Rap Contest" Posters Solved by Haighteration

    via @LowerHaightYour path to fame and fortune?​So you know those "Rap Contest $2000 Grand Prize" flyers you've seen popping up all over town? We've been wondering about them, Mission Mission's Vic Wong has been wondering about them, and so has Haighteration's Andrew Dudley, who finally put in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Lower Haight Chicken Shack Wing Wings Opens on Wednesday

    Luis ChongWing Wings occupies the former Roland's Bagels space.​Earlier this year, SFoodie reported that former Little Skillet chef Christian Ciscle would open his own place called Wing Wings, and the grand opening is now set for tomorrow (June 15). Inspired by East Coast chicken shacks and Southe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Trading Cars for Bikes: S.F. Merchants Turn Parking Spaces into Bike Spots

    A few thousand more of these would be great.​Drivers aren't going to like hearing this: Merchants on Haight and Clement streets are taking away desired parking spaces to make room for more bikes.  As part of a city "bike corral" program, the  neighborhood merchants turned three parking s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Greenburger's to Honor Buffalo, a Tiki Haven Sprouts Up

    ​The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Haighteration reveals that the closed Bistro St. Germain spot in the Lower Haight is about to reopen as Greenburger's (518 Haight, at Fillmore, 829-2491, The owners are Matth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Source Erupts, L'Appart Reappears, and Other Restaurant News

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Inside Scoop is first to blog about the arrival of Source (1 Division,, which should open as early March. The pitch: a "multidimensional dining experience" featuring "inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Two Shot to Death at Fisherman's Wharf; Homicides No. 9 and 10

    It's been a bloody January​Two people were shot dead Sunday evening in Fisherman's Wharf inside a souvenir store on Jefferson Street.Police say they have detained a man who they believe is connected to the shooting, according to media reports. Authorities identified Qiong Han Chu, 30 and Feng Ping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Bayview Man Shot to Death, Homicide No. 9

    Another homicide​San Francisco had another homicide last night when a man was shot to death in the Bayview District. Police have not yet identified the victim. At about 1:30 a.m., the victim and another man were shot inside a home on the 1600 block of Kirkwood Avenue, said Lt. Troy Dangerfield. Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Bistro St. Germain and Place Pigalle Bid Adieu, Homeroom Readies for Winter Term

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.SFoodie was under the impression that the gossip flow would slow in the last week of the year, but no. Here we are, caught in a flood of rumors and press releases, dog-paddling furiously t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    A Wine Lover's Ode to NOPA, S.F.'s Newest Zone of the Grape

    dj drüe/FlickrRestaurants like Nopa have helped this corner of the Western Addition remake itself as a wine-friendly district.​I've lived on the corner of Broderick and Grove since 2004 and have watched my little neighborhood prosper and grow into one of San Francisco's thriving corridors. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Cops Still Seeking Hispanic Man With Cut Hand in Philip DiMartino Murder Case

    The description of Philip DiMartino's potential killer hasn't changed much​Two weeks ago, the San Francisco Police Department put out the word that they were seeking a Hispanic man with a cut hand in connection with the murder of Philip DiMartino. The 36-year-old ad executive was found Aug. 2 in h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Bay Area Music Links: Robotspeak to Close

    Emily Jane White​Lower Haight electronic music gear shop Robotspeak to close. [Haighteration] Legendary Berkeley punk venue 924 Gilman needs donations to survive a rent increase. Basics [SF Gate] and updated details. [East Bay Express]  How to not sell out. [Broke-Ass Stuart]  Lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    What Does Lower Haight Need Most? Sourdough? Côtes du Rhône? Cheap Tacos?

    norcaldud/FlickrImagine the smell of freshly baked bread.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Half baked: At Haighteration, Andrew solicits consensus about what Lower Haight needs most. Andrew: Let's play SimCity for a minute. If you were master planner, what would you do with all those empty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Local Frequency: Bay Area Band Q&A w/ Blood and Sunshine

    Geno Valle​Like peanut butter and jelly, and chips and salsa, it's fun putting complimentary elements together. Blood and Sunshine are no exception. Combing their backgrounds of shoegaze and electronica, the duo of Joseph Macrino (vocals, guitar, Omnichord) and James Brennan (vocals, synth, machi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Little Chihuahua Skittering into Noe Valley

    Alika Y./YelpThe menu and format will shadow those of the original on Divis.​The restaurant news outta Noe Valley isn't done. Neighborhood blog Noe Valley SF is reporting that The Little Chihuahua is taking over the space at 4123 24th Street, the address vacated by ill-fated Bistro 24 last Oct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    From Hot Dog to Haute, Four Interesting Food and Beer Pairings This Weekend

    Jesse Friedman/Beer & NoshA pairing from a previous event at Hopmonk Tavern.​With SF Beer Week 2010 less than a month away, you don't need to wait to get your beer 'n' munchies on. This weekend, feast and imbibe at events ranging from S.F. pub grub to full-on gastronomic experiences. • Sat. ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2009
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    August 18, 2009

    Drink the Way the Good Lord Intended: Wine Week Celebrates All-Natural Vino

    R. LauristonTerroir: Talking up the benefits of natural.​If you're a bit fuzzy on the term "natural wine," you're not alone. Here's a brief explanation, just in time for the San Francisco Natural Wine Week (August 24-30). Natural wine is similar in principle to biodynamic and organic wines, p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Be the Change You Wish to Eat: The Week in SFoodie

    shunafish/FlickrAppleman: armed with new challenges.• It was a week all about moving on, starting with Meredith Brody's Hot Meal report on Five, the luxe-y Berkeley hotel eatery that marks the re-appearance of beloved S.F. chef Scott Howard. She's dreaming about a return. • Mary Ladd tracked an ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Seen In San Francisco: Van Door Won't Open -- Not Even For You, Zack

    Joe EskenaziCan we blame Led Zeppelin for this? Ever since the group released In Through the Out Door in 1979, folks have lost all respect for the sanctity of doors (We know, we know, it's bullshit -- but we're seeing if our lawyer can get a settlement out of this. Sssh!). Still, sometimes there's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: J-Boogie

    Angelica GardeJ-Boogie is a world class San Francisco DJ/producer with a long history rooted in the local music community. Committed KUSF listeners know he started on that station way back in the day, moving on up from the radio dial and house parties to Lower Haight clubs to, well, football stadium ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Seen in San Francisco: 12-Year-Old Entrepreneur Hates War -- Likes T-Shirts

    In a strange amalgamation of pre-teen whimsy, Dada, and the lemonade stand for the 21st century, an entrepreneurial 12-year-old artist and her younger brother are hawking bizarre T-shirts from their Lower Haight home. Kailee Wiser says the shirts seen here are all she's got "for now," but she'll hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: DJ Centipede

    DJ Centipede claims the distinct honor of having really brought down the dance floor. Literally. As the dude tells it, he was DJing a party in Oakland a decade back and the entire floor collapsed from people bouncing on it. Talk about dropping some bass.You can catch Centipede on Tuesdays (when he's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Ten Things Under $10 to Do This Weekend

    Here we go again: Friday rolls around and you've been broke since Monday. Whether you're just a cheapskate or seriously pinching the pennies, there's there's plenty to keep you entertained this weekend for less than a ten-spot. Below, a couple select picks. 1. Amoeba Music Factory Party @ 1343 Powel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    Portland Post-Punkers in Serious Van Wreck Following S.F. Show

    Sometimes fate's golden coin can flip to its opposite side in an instant. Less than 24 hours after The Prids played a friendly BBQ show at the Peacock Lounge in S.F.'s Lower Haight neighborhood (with local moody-pop peers Veil Veil Vanish and others), the Portland band 's van blew a tire outside Fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    SF Weekly's Seven-Day Dish

    San Francisco's latest addition to the world of upscale yet laid-back Italian dining comes in the form of Uva Enoteca (568 Haight at Steiner) in the Lower Haight, which, despite being open only a few weeks, is quickly gathering a roster of loyal regulars. "We've been full since we've been open; a lo ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2008
  • News

    May 31, 2006

    More Than Zero

    A trio of twenty-something San Franciscans have invented SFZero, a game that bleeds far into reality

  • News

    December 14, 2005

    Hate Mail Mon Amour

    We pay tribute to those who love enough to write

  • Music

    September 7, 2005


    "iNtensely Gorgeous" brings new flair to Union Square; grab your wet jockstrap as "The Rod" relocates to just-opened Deco

  • News

    August 17, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, August 17, 2005

  • Culture

    January 26, 2005

    City Lights

    Capturing the Embarcadero at night and the 22 Fillmore all day long

  • Music

    December 17, 2003


    Cheap Red Stripe and great reggae make Wednesdays at Nickie's BBQ "Crucial"; Sing "Happy Birthday" to SF's beloved Toph One during Red Wine's 12th Annual Holiday Bash.

  • Holiday

    November 19, 2003
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    May 14, 2003
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    October 16, 2002
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    May 23, 2001

    Best Music to Eat Sushi By

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    March 12, 1997
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    February 14, 1996

    Hot Flashes

    Indian Oven stages its firestorm of spice with a superior menu

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    August 2, 1995
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