Mark Hayashida has covered a lot of culinary territory since graduating from college: cooking Classic French-inspired cuisine at the LA Ritz-Carlton, working on the sushi bar at the San Jose branch of Blowfish, cooking at Google, helping open Skool in Potrero Hill. Three weeks ago, he and partner ... More >>
By DAVE GIL DE RUBIO
When Howlin' Rain's Ethan Miller answers the door of the Brooklyn flat he's borrowing from a friend, the disheveled hair and wildly scraggly beard he's sporting gives him the look of a modern-day Rip Van Winkle. In many ways, the analogy fits, given that it' ... More >>
SFoodie received a sad email yesterday afternoon from Dominic Ainza, chef of Mercury Lounge. The SoMa restaurant and lounge is going to close, he wrote, at the end of the month. "It was definitely the economy," he explained, and also speculated the explosion of food trucks contributed to the rest ... More >>
besighyawn/FlickrKapaMEALya gathers to eat everything from traditional adobo to Dominic Ainza's sisig nachos.A cold, clear sinigang made with tomato water, heirloom tomatoes, and radishes. Grilled shortrib with crispy onions and green garlic. Adobo chicken "lollipops." These are some of the nuevo ... More >>
Jun BelenMercury Lounge's Dominc Ainza turned embutido, Filipino-style meatloaf, into a variation on Spam musubi.Last night, Mercury Lounge chef Dominic Ainza showcased Filipino food like SFoodie's never seen before. Think kare-kare dumplings, pinakbet pizza, and tocino truffles ― purists m ... More >>
John BirdsallCookies! See Sat., Jan. 29.Friday through Sunday, the area's tastiest happenings.
Sat., Jan. 29:
Cookie Jar Throwdown
Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 3-4 p.m.
For their first cooking contest of 2011, Omnivore Books is keeping it simple with a cookie bake ... More >>
Flickr/GarySoupKate Kuckro and Mindi Canner of Sweet Constructions.Starting today and continuing every Thursday, Street Food 2 U will set up shop at Mercury Lounge, offering a lineup of street food vendors with a lunch menu for sit-down service or to-go orders. Highlights of today's menu incl ... More >>
Ten-Course Filipino Dishcrawl at Mercury Lounge
Where: Mercury Lounge, 1582 Folsom (at 12th St.)
When: Sun., Jan. 30, 5 p.m.
Cost: $45 for ten courses (possibly more), wine pairing, and cooking demo
The rundown: Taste the energy swirling around the Filipino food movement via Dishcrawl, th ... More >>
Mercury LoungeNever been to a Filipino party? The best ones are sprawling things: karaoke in the basement with the kids, all the ladies upstairs are your auntie, cousin A.J. in the backyard grilling oysters in the shell while yelling at the dog to stop barking, and in the garage, folding tabl ... More >>
Stop naming bands after me, punksIn the spirit of the local institution that is "Debaser" (event and namesake), this weekend brings a host of events that are either legitimately '90s-inspired -- see Lovefool and Sex Type Thing (you know, these songs) on Friday at the Red Devil Lounge -- or nomina ... More >>
Marisol Segal.Happy Endings Kitchen is the late-night Filipino-influenced menu served from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Mercury Lounge. We stopped by post-concert last Friday around 1 a.m., ears still ringing, only to be greeted by the welcome (if loud) and impassioned singing o ... More >>
The timing couldn't be better: Less than two weeks after Mercury Lounge announced its new Filipino street-food night, inadvertently teeing off the street-cart community in the process, the long-planned Outside In #3 takes place this Saturday at Mink Bar in Daly City. And it's bringing together al ... More >>
Mercury's take on Filipino street food drops on weekend nights.Earlier this month, Mercury Lounge launched Happy Endings Kitchen, a late-night sidewalk window serving Filipino street food Fridays and Saturdays, minus the cart, and with a bit of extra attitude.
"Are you sure you [sic] late ni ... More >>
Mason Bates is probably the only DJ who gets props from both the downtown dance community and ritzy classical society. The San Franciscan has an impressive resume fit for both worlds. He's performed with the San Francisco Symphony and is the current composer-in-residence for the California Sympho ... More >>
The honey-walnut prawns at Mercury Lounge.
An early taste of SF Weekly's Wednesday food review.
A bridge-and-tunnel bar in SOMA is probably the last place you'd expect to taste well-made food, but that's just what SF Weekly food critic found this week at Mercury Lounge (1582 F ... More >>
DJ Zita on the one and two's
If you're out partying on the 4th (safe, sane, and responsibly, we hope), you might just wanna get your Independence Day boogie on at some point. Here are some options to help you do just that:
Looking for the Perfect Beat: A new monthly featuring "Outernational rhythm ... More >>
Monday, May 18, 2009
Let's do lunch:
Some days you just feel like crispy. SF Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody says seek fulfillment in the fried chicken livers and Brussels sprouts at SPQR (1911 Fillmore at Bush, 771-7779), chef Nate Appleman's Pac Heights osteria that's hotter than a spatt ... More >>