Growing up during the height of the '90s Bay Area turntablism movement, local DJ Bryan Boogie decided to save his lunch money to buy equipment from RadioShack at the age of 12. While locals Q-bert, Mix Master Mike, and Apollo were dazzling in DMC battles, Boogie instead found himself drawn to house ... More >>
Taco My Face
Where: The Window at Coffee Bar, 101 Montgomery (at Bush)
When: Wednesdays in October, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The rundown: Taco My Face will be slanging all month from The Window, Coffee Bar's express takeout area that is home to a rotating lineup of independent vendors. A specif ... More >>
SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition
Of the many fine things to come from houses -- prime rib, pancakes, Venus Xtravaganza -- the finest may be silvanas. Conjured out of butter and cashews, with a touch of food coloring added for good luck, t ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.Jonathan KauffmanHouse of Silvanas' cookies: pandan (top), ube, mango.
1. The Bay Area's other best cookie? On the way back from the Pacifica Fresh & Easy last week, I stopped ... More >>
Jun Belen/Jun-BlogFirst time we clicked a link and scrolled through a Jun Belen post ― a recollection of lechon in Manila ― we were smitten. S.F. blogger (and occasional SFoodie contributor) Belen has fierce photo skills and an eye for taking Filipino cooking out of the world of titas and ... More >>
John BirdsallSee JapaCurry.Remember when January was the sleepiest month, the month that Christmas sweater with leather elbow patches was still in limbo in its box by the front door, as you took weeks to decide whether you'd keep it? The month when you slowly got back up to speed at work, cat ... More >>
TheBurgerReview.comThe "craptastic" burger from Jollibee on Fourth.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
Live SoMa broke the news last week ― the Fourth Street branch of Jollibee was crispier than a two-day grain of rice on a woolly sweater. The Filipino fast-food chain closed Nov. 30, accor ... More >>
Jun BelenBalut pâté crostini from Intramuros.It looks like Filipino cuisine in the Bay Area is on a roll. After a successful symposium on Filipino food presented by the Asian Culinary Forum, the Philippine Consulate recently announced the Philippine Food Festival, a month-long culinary even ... More >>
Tamara PalmerDessert first: Good Foods' bacon and cornmeal waffle with Chubby Churned's bourbon and bacon ice cream.We were invited to check out the Good Foods all-bacon dinner last weekend, so we strapped on our adventure helmets and dove into the madness.
Amazingly enough, we left feeling ... More >>
Jun BelenChampagne mangoes (right), pictured with specimens of the common Kent variety.We were thrilled. Scratch that: We were ecstatic to find California-grown champagne mangoes at the Alemany Farmers' Market last weekend. Andrea of Family Farm Foods grows these sweet mangoes at her farm in ... More >>
T. PalmerSilvanas, a dreamy dessert sensation.Tucked away in the back of one of several shopping centers along a very consumer-friendly street, House of Silvanas (2055 Gellert at King, Daly City) offers cool treats from the Philippines to those lucky enough to stumble on it. The small bakery is o ... More >>
J. BirdsallLuym, grilling up goodness at the S.F. Street Food Festival.An early nibble from the Weekly's Wednesday food review.
Seems that some chefs are born fierce, while others (credit changing tastes, the alignment of the planets, whatever) have fierceness thrust upon them. That second ... More >>
Three of a Kind: Triple Threat DJs When it comes to local legendary hip-hop DJs, few have the pedigree of the boys from Triple Threat. Apollo aka P-Lo is an original Invisible Skratch Pickl who was also Souls of Mischief's DJ on the '93 til Infinity tour. Shortkut is both a Beat Junkie and a Sk ... More >>
Name: Buttons and Bows Pasta SaladBrand: Marsha's MarvelousOrigin: South San FranciscoFound at: Other Avenues (3930 Judah at 45th Ave.)Cost: $3.89Ingredients: Semolina pasta, canola and olive oil, bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, balsamic vinegar, green onions, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, ... More >>
Paul TrapaniYou gotta love Michael Mina: Nobody in this town does high concept with such downright drama. How about a mashup of old French trains, New American cooking, and global wines? SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody rides the vin express at RN74 (301 Mission at Beale) this week, holding on t ... More >>