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    March 14, 2013

    Six S.F. Spots Offering Sweet Pi Day Deals

    Rejoice, for it's everyone's favorite sweet, nerdy holiday, Pi Day (3/14, 3.14, get it?). We aren't usually in the business of celebrating estoteric food holidays like National Fettucini Alfredo Day or National Lucky Charms With All The Marshmallows Picked Out Day, but Pi Day is something else: It w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Cater The Best Super Bowl Party Ever

    Even the most football-adverse people we known plan to cheer on the 49ers this Sunday for the Super Bowl, and if you don't want to go out to root for the home team, plenty of local restaurants are getting in on the catering game. Whether you're throwing your own party or want to show up at someone e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Hophead's Guide to Harvest Season Beer Events

    There's quite a bit going on in San Francisco this weekend. That is, unless you have a dislike for bluegrass music, displays of aerial acrobatics, and sailors in meticulously starched uniforms. If Hardly Strictly, Fleet Week, and America's Cup just aren't your style, perhaps an array of uniquely hop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Number 2: Steamed Sea Bass with Lime and Chile From Lers Ros

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Tom Silargorn has a flair for the dramatic. His soups are all served in ringed Mongolian hot pots, blue flames and sparks shooting up through the tube at their center; every day you order tom kha gai feels like July 4. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Number 3: Koo's Spoonful of Happiness

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​ When Kiyoshi Hiyakawa opened his Inner Sunset sushi bar Koo in 2004, he hoped to escape the cutely termed, Americanized rolls of his former employer, Tokyo Gogo, and instead offer a more traditional se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Number 8: Taqueria La Alteña's Al Pastor Burrito

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​For as many taquerias and taco trucks in San Francisco serve "al pastor" -- shepherd-style pork -- Taqueria La Alteña is one of only a few of them make al pastor the traditional way: on a spit. If you think the vertic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Number 9: Liguria Bakery's Pizza Focaccia

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Everyone in San Francisco, it seems, has his or her favorite kind of focaccia from Liguria Bakery. Some will defend to their death the honor of the rectangles dimpled with green onions, others the loaves thickly speckl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Number 10: Boxing Room's Dirty Rice

    ​SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Boxing Room's chef, Justin Simoneaux, brings a California sensibility to traditional Cajun dishes -- fried oyster salad with arugula and fennel, gulf flounder with tasso and green garlic -- but for his dirty rice, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Number 11: Wing Wings' Chicken Salad Biscuit

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​"I make the chicken salad biscuit to offer a non-fried, boneless option that can appeal to pretty much everyone," says  Wing Wings owner Christian Ciscle of the sleeper on his menu. It's a three-buck item, list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Number 12: Pamonhas de Sal from Pamonhas

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​There are only a few places in the United States where you can find pamonhas (pah-MONE-yahs), Brazilian fresh corn tamales, and one of them happens to be a little green-walled cafe in Daly City named after its signatur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Number 13: Gobi Aloo Kati Rolls from the Kasa Indian Truck

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Kolkota's version of a New York slice, kati rolls were  designed to eat on the street. Originally a meat skewer wrapped in a paratha (flaky flatbread), the rolls have evolved in numerous directions over the years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Number 14: Delfina's Trippa alla Fiorentina

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Trippa alla fiorentina is not a pretty dish. There are no elegant curls of hand-made pasta to photograph. A tuft of baby greens placed on top would only look like a boutonniere pinned to the chest of an orangutan. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Number 15: Leatherneck Steakhouse's Truffled Tater Tots

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Along with properly seared New York strips and a beautiful sea bass with chorizo and saffron-tomato butter sauce, Paul Lozito serves what must be the best steakhouse snack in San Francisco: truffled tater tots. The na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Number 16: Baia Pasta's Durum Pastas

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Fresh artisan pasta has been a staple of farmers markets and natural-foods stores since the 1980s, so you'd think the arrival of one more would be cause for, well, nothing. But Renato Sardo and Dario Barbone's Baia Pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Number 17: Z&Y Restaurant's Fish With Flaming Chile Oil

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​The next time your best friend pretends she's not dieting but is "cleansing" her body of "toxins" with a little bout of self-starvation, one-up her by embarking on an "internal sweat lodge," otherwise known as Z&Y' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Number 17: Auntie April's Fried Catfish

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​The subtitle to April Spears' Bayview restaurant is "Chicken & Waffles," but her signature dish is overshadowed by "Grandad's Fisher's catfish." If it seems like the easiest thing in the world to fry catfish proper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Number 19: None But the Brave at Heaven's Dog

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​The tale of Trevor Easter's version of the None but the Brave at Heaven's Dog has all the intrigue of a pulp novel: mistaken identity, poisoning, bootlegging, and a happy, delicious ending. The cocktail first attracted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Number 20: Vegan Kibbeh at Saha Arabic Fusion

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Though more than a third of the dishes on its menus include meat, Saha -- Mohamed and Marmee Aboghanem's style-y Tenderloin restaurant -- has achieved cult status for devoting a huge chunk of its menu to vegan dishes. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Number 21: Starter Bakery's Hazelnut Kouign Amann

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Although Ti Kouz has stopped serving krampouz, Bay Area eaters are still struggling to pronounce Breton words thanks to Starter Bakery. Its signature pastry, the kouign amman (queen ah-mahn), is a butter cake from Brit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Number 22: Pupusas at Cafe and Restaurant Montecristo

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Just a few streets down from McLaren Park, on a stretch of Geneva that takes you from San Francisco to Daly City and then Brisbane in a matter of blocks, is Cafe and Restaurant Montecristo, whose exterior is draped in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Number 23: The 2 A.M. Apple Fritter at Bob's Donuts

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​At 2 a.m., belly full of Jack Daniels and hair reeking of stale cigarette smoke, you're not so concerned that sustenance is organic, vegan, or pedigreed. No, at two o'clock you need a gut bomb. Something that seems deli ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Cedar Hill Kitchen Smokehouse Has Flashes of Greatness

    West Coast barbecue, almost any Southerner/Texan/Missouran/carnivore will tell you, is not known for its excellence. But lord, do we keep trying. San Francisco's BBQ boom -- I can count nine restaurants and food trucks in the past 18 months -- has brought in a couple of promising newcomers. One of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Number 24: Le Sanctuaire's Vadouvan

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​In 2005, a Los Angeles chef named Ludovic Lefebvre asked Le Sanctuaire, a merchant of spices and molecular-gastronomy tools with branches in Santa Monica and San Francisco, to develop a spice blend for him. Called vado ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Number 25: Cobb Louis Salad at Nettie's Crab Shack

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​"Arrange lettuce leaves around the inside of a salad bowl, with a few sliced leaves on the bottom," writes Victor Hirtzler, chef of the St. Francis Hotel, in his 1910 recipe for Crab Louis. "Put crab meat on top of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Number 26: Soy Sauce Chicken from Happy Bakery & Deli

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​With the exception of a good egg, Western cooks seem to have lost the art of poaching. Sometime in the 1970s, restaurants supplanted their pike quenelles, suprèmes de volaille (chicken tenders), and poached salmon wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Number 28: Local Mission Eatery's Asparagus-Egg Sandwich

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​The Germans, of course, have a word for one of SFoodie's favorite times of year: Spargelzeit, or asparagus season. The appearance of asparagus is the moment when going to the farmers' market begins to seem like an adve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Number 27: The Jewish-Style Artichoke from Locanda

    SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​Artichokes were originally a Jewish specialty in Italy, writes Cucina Ebraica author Joyce Goldstein, but now carciofi alla giudia are considered a Roman specialty as well. Considering that we live less ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Number 29: 18-Hour Brisket From Memphis Minnie's

    When your plate of 18-hour smoked brisket slides over the glass shelves at Memphis Minnie's, your stomach might balk a bit. This is an intimidating spread of food. In one corner: a bright-yellow cornbread muffin and two ramekins of vinegary slaw, smoky beans, or whatever else you might hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Dada Life on Following the Money, Staying Energetic, and Why They Can't Eat Barbecue Before a Gig

    ​ If Andrew W.K. has an equivalent in electronic music, it might just be the boys of Dada Life. Swedish producers Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom are known best for their love of bananas, champagne, and, more importantly, distinctive electro bangers with names "Happy Violence" and "Kick Out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Outside Lands Announces Local Food and Wine Lineup w/ Flour Water, Ritual Coffee, More

    Christopher VictorioBecause this will make you hungry.​ Outside Lands has always made an effort to bring in highlights of the local food and wine scene to festival goers. Every year the offerings get a little bigger, and this year's festival is no different. For its return to a three-day forma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Meet the Bloggers: Sean Timberlake

    Sean Timberlake.​You read them here, now find out who the hell they are: We give you the diverse group of men and women who cover the local food and drink scene for you on SFoodie. Sean Timberlake Blogs about: DIY, farmer's markets, homesteading Given that Sean Timberlake founded something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Little Dragon, All Shook Down Pop-Up, Big Lebowski Party, Debaser Sweethearts and More

    X-Ray Press plays Hemlock Tavern this Saturday ​There's plenty to do this weekend -- even a few things as enticing as the free party thrown tonight by this very blog, All Shook Down. (Hehe.) Here's our list of 10 things (or, um, ours plus nine) to do this weekend for less than the price of a bottl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Rounding Up San Francisco's Cult Restaurants

    Steph W./YelpCult member enjoying a cafe au lait at Tartine.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. E-mag Poor Taste nails down what it tags the 100 greatest cult restaurants in America. Cult restaurants? That means places with rabidly devoted customers, a measure of tourist appeal, relatively c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Una Pizza Napoletana Spins Its Pies, Citizen's Band Strikes Up Lunch and Brunch Service

    ​ ​The past 96 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.It looks like all the local paid bloggers (including SFoodie's staffers) took Labor Day off, an acknowledgment that blogging is real work. Congratulations to all of you, and may the afterglow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Mission Beach Cafe Brings Back Tuesday Smokers, Part of S.F.'s Upscale BBQ Trend

    ifoodufood/FlickrMission Beach Cafe and Town Hall BBQ (pictured) are part of the seasonal pop-up trend.​We don't know if Mission Beach Cafe's Bill Clarke and Alan Carter hold to the no-white-shoes-before-Memorial-Day rule, but they do believe the holiday marks the beginning of barbecue season. For ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    SFoodie's Five Favorite Local White Trash Dishes

      sarahsuannecox via Flickr Broken Record's Frito PieSan Francisco fancies itself a haute eating town, but the truth is we sometimes have a taste for something a little bit less refined. Rip open a bag of pork rinds (the kind you get at 7-Eleven), pop a Fanta, kick up your feet and enjoy ... More >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2008

    Holly Golightly

    Dirt Don't Hurt (Transdreamer)

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    August 22, 2008
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    April 2, 2008
  • Dining

    January 24, 2007

    High and Low

    The upscale sister to the Magnolia Pub offers sophisticated cocktails and small plates in a stylish setting, yet it's an uneven experience

  • Dining

    January 17, 2007

    A Saucy Tasteoff

    Who says there's no good 'cue in S.F.?

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2005

    Beginner's Mind

    Tuttle's magical minimalism

  • Music

    February 19, 2003

    The Littlest Songbird

    Jolie Holland sings the prettiest tunes -- informed by ghosts, bayous, and a whole lot of traveling

  • Dining

    January 1, 2003

    Half-Baked

    Unexpectedly underwhelmed at Roxanne's

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 23, 2001

    Best Barbecue

    Memphis Minnie's Bar-B-Que Joynt

  • Music

    March 3, 1999

    Another Crossroads

    Former Sister Double Happiness frontman Gary Floyd re-confronts his (and America's) musical roots

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    July 17, 1996
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    July 17, 1996
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