chiliwonder/FlickrOur favorite morsel from the blogs. Noodle theory: The mythologizing of food loves linear narratives. Remember learning that Marco Polo was the first Italian to taste pasta ― in China? Charles Perry put that oversimplification to rest long ago ― pasta has a complex hist ... More >>
On Sunday, North Beach and Chinatown restaurants come together to honor Marco Polo's putative gift from China to Italy: the noodle. Two full blocks on the border between the two neighborhoods will be blocked off to traffic, and 30 participating restaurants will set up stands to demonstrate their ... More >>
Randy F./YelpDurian (left) and mango gelati.A gelato craving might make you think of heading straight to North Beach this weekend, but Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream in Parkside provides authentic, homemade gelato with an array of unique flavors, minus the trek across town. The tiny, no-frills ... More >>
Lately I've been really getting into a new mix CD from DJ Alexander Nut for Rinse Records. The comp, simply titled Rinse:08, is an effortless blend of dubstep, grime, R&B, hip-hop, and abstractions of all of the above. Here you'll find Zombie down the way from Roots Manuva right after Flying Lot ... More >>
Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?
Exploring the Richmond's riches during a tempting film series
The second edition of this modern classic is an even more thoroughgoing amalgam of history, science, literature, and cooking tips