Subject:

Meredith Brody

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    That Meat-in-the-Teeth Feelin': A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Friday, October 30, 2009 What, there's like a law that says you can't get a jump on weekend brunch? SF Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody suggests showing up for the New England flannel corn beef hash with a green onion cheese biscuit at cash-only Kate's Kitchen, 471 Haight (at Fillmore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Saving for the Carnage to Come: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Thursday, October 29, 2009 Don't squander your meat karma on deli turkey -- save it for flesh that's seriously evil, like pork belly or beef cheeks. Meantime, bank your PETA credits as SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody suggests, with a roasted eggplant sandwich on focaccia with Asiago, su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    O.G. Italian, Pac Heights-Style: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Monday, October 26, 2009 What the hell is a "vivande"? It was an Italian takeaway food shop in the Middle Ages, long before restaurants existed. Carlo Middione's Fillmore Street food shop has been around almost since the Dark Ages -- well, since 1981, which is plenty dark for us. Get an O.G. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Saying Yes to the Unknown: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Thursday, October 22, 2009 Maybe the best cooking is impromptu, like a soul-detailing drunk tweet. Or maybe it's only menu-writing that benefits from some last-minute inventorying of the best stuff to show up with the produce truck. Now, we can't tell you exactly what'll be on offer today, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    The Outer Limits of Soup and Grilled Cheese: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Wednesday, October 21, 2009 It's not easy to turn soup and grilled cheese into anything other than homey, especially when homey is usually way more than enough. But the guys at this Outer Sunset café in the city's fog-shrouded outback have a knack of steering homespun into cheese-gilded tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    A Taste of Crustaceans to Come: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Monday, October 19, 2009 The start of local Dungeness season is still a month away, but that doesn't mean you have to sulk, crab-less. Get a foretaste in the crab cakes with lemon mayo and shoestring fries, with a Little Gems and escarole Caesar with anchovy croutons, SF Weekly food critic M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Sanctioning Flavor with Iranian Eats: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Tuesday, October 6, 2009 So maybe the most exotic thing you've lunched on lately is Russian dressing. Inch into the realm of the little known with the Iranian delights of soup-e adas (lentil soup) and kookoo sabzi (fresh herb quiche with walnuts and barberries), SF Weekly food critic Meredit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Excavating Mortadella: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Friday, October 2, 2009 Yeah, we like the sandwiches at Boccalone Salumeria, too. But stopping there is like downloading a Scissor Sisters CD and thinking you're done, without ever tasting vintage Bowie or Sir Elton in the days when, you know, he was fun. Get schooled in the antecedents of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Finding the 'You' in Duck Fat Fries: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Thursday, September 17, 2009 It's going to be a full morning. By the time noon rolls around, you'll have survived the perilously lurching N-Judah, more than one douchey meeting, and several chirpy office chats. Lunch, then, should be about hedonism -- unapologetically. Work on your You time, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Making Peace with the Cuban Sandwich: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Wednesday, September 16, 2009 If you've been scarred by one of those hot dog and boiled ham-filled torta Cubanas you got from a taco truck, you owe it to yourself to do some reparative therapy. SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody suggests the Cuban sandwich (pork confit, Zoe's Black Forest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Throwing Your Gastric Juices a Bone: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Monday, September 14, 2009 So maybe you spent the weekend masticating maple bars, pepperoni slices, and curly fries -- a sound strategy for squeegeeing away alcohol and its effects -- but give your grease-drenched duodenum a break, for chrissake. Take SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    The Most Important Meal of the Day, No Matter When: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Thursday, September 10, 2009 No, a Marlboro and a Diet Coke don't technically count as breakfast, even if they're the first things you sucked down this morning. Get a proper midday do-over, says SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody, with a spinach, onion, mushroom and hot sausage hash brown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Early Bird Special: Outerlands

    M. BrodySexy, right?​An early nibble from the Weekly's Wednesday food review. When this year's food obit is filed (something tells us we'll be the ones writing it), expect some ponderous post-mort on 2009 having been the Year of the Sandwich. Foams and 12-course degustations may seems as qua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Garlic Oasis: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Thursday, September 3, 2009 We're not saying the greatest virtue of this place is its location in a food wasteland, but we can confidently say it's the finest Chinese restaurant on its block. SF Weekly critic Meredith Brody suggests the hot smoked ham with string beans and spicy garlic chick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Moist Hunks, Juicy Roll: A SFoodie Lunch Planner

    ​Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Good enough for us: SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody recently called the pulled lamb sandwich here "absolutely superb: moist hunks of meat, juices imbuing its crusty roll, with an unexpectedly delicious dipping side of watermelon vinegar." Get your own at Wexl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Eat Real Fest, Day Three: Long Lines and Separation Anxiety

    M. Brody The sign from SweetFace Bakery said it all.SF Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody risked sunburn and serious bloating at the three-day Eat Real Festival in Oakland this weekend. This is her third and final report. On the last day of Eat Real, the Oakland festival celebrating str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Eat Real Fest, Day Two: Cupcakes, Adios to Eeyore, and Butchery

    M. Brody The Good to Go market at Jack London Square.SF Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody risked sunburn and serious bloating at the three-day Eat Real Festival in Oakland this weekend. Behold the second of Brody's three reports on the street-food orgy. Saturday was hot again, but not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Big Inside, the Anti-Chevys, and Garret Cool: A Foodie Day Planner

    ​Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Let's do lunch: It's worn and tiny, but the handmade dumplings make you feel huge inside. SF Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody recommends the Shanghai soup dumplings, scallion pancake, and cucumber salad at Kingdom of Dumplings, 1713 Taraval (at 27th Ave.), 56 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Cooling Off in the Sunset, Finding Dodgy Glam in the Mission, and Going Euro in SOMA: A Foodie Day Planner

    ​Thursday, August 13, 2009 Let's do lunch: Who knows, might even be hot in the Sunset today. SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody says cool off with vegetable tempura and cold zaru soba at Hotei (1290 Ninth Ave. at Irving). Drink therapy: No DJs tonight, but who cares? Console yourself with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Eating Russian, Drinking Vertical, and Making Karaoke Bearable: A Foodie Day Planner

    ​Friday, August 7, 2009 Let's do lunch: It's counterintuitive, right? On a summer Friday, you're probably thinking sunny picnic, not frozen steppes. But, says SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody, head to Russian tearoom Katia's (600 Fifth Ave. at Balboa) for the eggplant caviar and mushroom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Market Report: Earth Island Expands into Former PlayStation Store, Adds Vendors

    Meredith BrodyCupcake maker Kingdom of Cake is one of 10 new vendors.​On Monday last week, the Earth Island Farmers' Market in the Metreon (101 Fourth St. at Mission) expanded into the former Sony PlayStation store on Fourth Street, adding more than 10 new vendors. The market opened in mid-May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Local Flavor: Two Tastes of Venice at Da Flora

    Meredith Brody Hunters' special: duck livers alla veneziana. Da Flora (701 Columbus at Filbert) has one of the coziest, most charming dining rooms in the city: deep-red walls with interesting art, big windows topped with old ship models, lighting from a Murano glass chandelier and hangin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Eating Away the Blahs: The Week in SFoodie

    Meredith BrodyWhy stop at one? • We ate like 15-year-olds with a thyroid condition this week -- call it consolation for the relentlessly shitty weather, the kind that drizzles just enough moisture onto the filthy hood of your Sentra to make it seem permanently flocked with grime. Meredith Bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    City of Burgers: Best-O-Burger's Sloppy Bob

    Meredith Brody Deliciously retro.  We've gone on record as being big fans of Best-O-Burger's satisfying slideresque burgers and crisp onion strings (inaccurately named Ring-Os). But the tiny spot on Belden Place (493 Pine at Kearny) didn't make it into heavy rotation on account of its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Don't Try This at Home: Korean Black Garlic Probably Best Left to Professionals

    Meredith BrodyCould you resist?Once a cutting-edge ingredient of starred chefs who frequented the haute cook shop Le Sanctuaire, Korean black garlic is a lot more accessible these days. Sure, chefs like James Syhabout of Commis are still creating platescapes with it, and it's made appearances on Top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. Rumor maven: In her Scoop column for the Yummy Letter, GraceAnn Walden writes about Nate Appleman like he's a superplayer in a class with A-Rod and Mark Sanford. Last week the Chron broke the story that the inked, stocky chef was booking from A16 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Lunch Counter Redux, Bargain Clubby, and Late-Night Scarfing: A Foodie Day Planner

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Let's do lunch: Restore your faith in lunch counter classics -- grab a B.A.L.T. (basil, avocado, lettuce, and tomato sandwich) and an order of apricot crisp, says SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody, at The Sentinel (37 New Montgomery at Sevenson, 284-9960). Drink therapy: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Early Bird Special: Flour Water

    Jen SiskaThey'll make you forget the wait.Like children of the corn, San Franciscans have lined up practically since day one at Flour Water (2401 Harrison at 20th St.), the Mission's newest locus of blistery thin-crust grandeur, juxtaposing clunky schoolhouse chic with graceful cooking. Call the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Hot Meal: Il Cane Rosso

    Meredith Brody The menu flaunts the farms and ranches where ingredients were sourced.Last week, chef Daniel Patterson (Coi) and Lauren Kiino (formerly of Delfina) opened Il Cane Rosso (One Ferry Building at The Embarcadero), the little rotisserie-sandwich shop of our dreams. Kiino's red dog i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Show Dogs Unleashes Upscale Wieners on the Tenderloin

    Meredith BrodyA lamb merguez sausage (left) and the 4505 dog.The irony of passing two long soup kitchen lines to sample upscale hot dogs at the new Show Dogs sausage emporium in the Tenderloin didn't escape us. But owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark's Foreign Cinema has had a singularly salubrious e ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Local Flavor: Outerlands' Soups and Sandwiches Cut Through the Summer Fog

    Meredith Brody The Outer Sunset cafe offers relief from summer's chill. Though you can see the Pacific from Outerlands' corner, and the interior is lovingly assembled from driftwood, there's a bit of Vermont lurking about the place. The rustic Outer Sunset café -- which opened in February -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Fish Tacos, Green Wine, and a Mouthful of Smoke: A Foodie Day Planner

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 Let's do lunch: Check out the Tuesday farmers' market at Ferry Plaza, then get in line with the tourists and business types, says SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody, for the fish tacos and a chocolate mint chip milkshake at Taylor's Automatic Refresher (One Ferry Building a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Early Bird Special: The Tipsy Pig

    Jen SiskaThe mac 'n' cheese most definitely did not suck.You've been to that party, the one where you feel uncomfortably dickish. Everybody else is hammered and sweaty, screaming into their phones and busting cheesy moves to Lady Gaga, while you're, well, wondering if anyone'd notice if you booked. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    New Ferry Plaza Thursday Street-Food Market Off to a Delicious Start

    Meredith Brody Laiola spinoff Tacolicious was serving up tacos inspired by the street. Today saw the kick-off for Ferry Plaza's Thursday street-food market. In the Ferry Building's North Arcade, five carts offered fare made from market-fresh ingredients. We were first in line to taste th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Sandwich Day, Mojito Nights, and a SOMA Classic: A Foodie Day Planner

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Let's do lunch: Pal's Take Away (2751 24th St. at Hampshire, 203-4911) can single-handedly rekindle your love for the sandwich, says our food critic Meredith Brody. A good place to start: today's slow-roasted pork with balsamic Knoll Farm figs, Gorgonzola, and house-pickled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Mall Eats, Dirty Music, and Home Cooking: A Foodie Day Planner

    Friday, June 12, 2009 Let's do lunch: Ah, the joys of hanging out at the mall -- only instead of giant pretzels and pizza dripping orange grease, grab something delicious: SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody says seek out the fresh spring rolls and caramelized chicken claypot at Out the Door (Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Morning Buzz: A Foodie Day Planner

    Friday, June 5, 2009 Let's do lunch: It's carb-wallow Friday! You've been good all week, picking at salads. Now take SF Weekly critic Meredith Brody's advice and load up on the spaghetti and meatballs and ginger cake at Park Chow (1240 Ninth Ave. at Lincoln, 665-9912). Drink therapy: The Giants a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Morning Buzz: A Foodie Day Planner

    Tuesday, June 2, 2009 Let's do lunch: Express your devotion to a cult favorite while it's still light outside: SF Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody says bust out a little worship for the vegetarian samusa soup and ginger salad at Burma Superstar (309 Clement at Fourth Ave, 387-2147). Drink ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Corner Spots, Shrooming on Ice Cream, and Undying Foie: The Week in SFoodie

    Our kind of shrooming involves ice cream•Our first lady of lunching Meredith Brody found tasty delights at an inconspicuous new Mission District eatery named simply the Corner. It's on an actual corner, go figure.•Chocolate-maker Michael Recchiuti launched his new Taste Project, serving such unl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Morning Buzz: A Foodie Day Planner

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Let's do lunch: Explore northern China by way of the Outer Sunset: SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody says seek out the lamb with chives and onion pancake at Old Mandarin Islamic (3132 Vicente at 42nd Ave., 564-3481). Drink therapy: Insulate yourself from the fog's chill ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    Exhibit A: Bad Biofuel

    By Meredith Brody On first reading, this bright idea seems heaven-sent for combining two New Year's resolutions: contributing to a greener planet by using less gasoline, and, hey, dropping a few pounds while you're at it. Alas, this Beverly Hills (where else?) liposuction doctor's simple plan - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    Exhibit B: Good Biofuel or "Dump Your Used Holiday Grease Responsibly - For Free!"

    By Meredith Brody If you fried up a whole lot of latkes (potato pancakes) or sufganyot (doughnuts) for Hanukkah, or sautéed sweet potatoes in oil or fried tamales in lard for Christmas, or maybe the turkey frier you hauled out for Thanksgiving is still lurking in the garage, full of congealed fat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Photos: Snow! In Berkeley!

    Photos by Meredith Brody The news outlets have been falling all over themselves in the last few days, sending hapless reporters up Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tamalpais, in order to send us footage of snow atop these usually green mountains. But hey! Those are the highest mountains in the area (that's why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008
  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, November 24, 2004

  • News

    April 16, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of April 16, 2003

  • News

    March 12, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of March 12, 2003

  • News

    January 22, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of January 22, 2002

  • More >>
©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.
Loading...