While it's up for debate whether the very best things in life are indeed free, we do know that some wonderful things are very cheap. We've all been there. It's Sunday afternoon. You're in the middle of running what feels like a million errands when hear something growl. You stop, put down the Vitam ... More >>
Spin! Pizza has signed a franchising agreement to open five outposts in San Mateo County within the next seven years. Founded in 2005, Spin! currently has five locations around Kansas City and recently opened its first restaurant in Orange County. The Spin! founders and owners also launched the nati ... More >>
San Francisco's favorite late-night grub guru may have been booted out of the bars where she would sell her famous tamales to drunk patrons, but that's not stopping her from cooking for the crowds. Virginia Ramos, 60, officially launched her own Indiegogo account yesterday, seeking to raise $155,0 ... More >>
Burrito Eater, a site billed as "San Francisco's top resource for taquerias and mustaches," hosts a biannual life threatening exercise called Slab Scrum to determine the city's best burrito. (If they did it every year, the site owner's life expectancy would probably be sadly short.) This is always ... More >>
Joy of Cooking's first taco recipe (1964).While researching this week's review of Tacko, the Nantucket-themed taco shop in the Marina, I started asking around to find out the history of the anglo taco. Now, Nick Fasanella's crispy tacos have far more complex, Mexican-inspired flavors than the rec ... More >>
Hecho en San FranciscoWhere: CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building (in front near Gott's formerly Taylor's Refresher)When: Thurs., May 5, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.Cost: $50 online The rundown: Cinco de Mayo is an easy holiday to handle -- it requires nothing more than hanging out with friends and indulgi ... More >>
John BirdsallCarnitas (left, $2.55) and fish tacos ($3.55).Friday, August 27, 2010 John BirdsallMaybe the best thing about this month-old, hyper-yellow taqueria is that its carved out a place on an otherwise under-taco'd stretch of Divis. It's the kind of relentlessly well-lit place y ... More >>
Cafe Reverie's pozole verde: Bring your own radishes.When we need to escape the pull of the Internet, SFoodie occasionally works at Cole Valley's wifi-free Cafe Reverie, a friendly place with comfortable seats, beer as well as coffee, and an ever-so-slightly gourmetified menu of sandwiches, burge ... More >>
tomcensani/FlickrTaqueria La Cumbre: Forty years of burritos. Part of a series on restaurants that have been around so long they've slipped into a media black hole.There are two restaurants in San Francisco with legitimate claims to being the inventor of the Mission-style burrito ― which can be ... More >>
Phillie Casablanca/FlickrA satisfyingly plush tube.Taqueria San Francisco sits at the end of what we think of as the Taco Trail ― the bustling, masa-and-beans-fraught stretch of 24th Street between Mission and Potrero. Fording the array of enticing offerings to find one's meaty match is a ... More >>
J. BirdsallBetter than a turkey sandwich. Always.Tues., March 23, 2010 Do not go to Whole Foods to buy pozole. But say it's lunchtime, and you find yourself in the SOMA store, facing the deli wall of murky soups in their plastic containers. In that case, the chicken pozole is a find: toothy ... More >>
gwen/FlickrAll the tostadas are pretty much a delight, though we're particularly fond of the pulpo.As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.
Jimmy L./YelpFast food: Taqueria Vallarta's taco cart.Tues., Feb. 16, 2010There's a standard kitchen-burrito line at the back of Taqueria Vallarta, a broad, comfortable restaurant on 24th Street. But some days a burrito or plate of chiles rellenos is too much lunch. Those are the days when you pa ... More >>
As a windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here, a different one each day. Tweet your own nominations ― extra points for pics ― to @SFoodie.
Long before Cortez and his killers rolled through Tenochtitlan ― with pigs as well as galleons and guns, history says ― the Aztecs lunched on tamales. As early as 8000 B.C., masa slugs in various guises were portable food as early as 8000 B.C., capable of supporting large armies as well a ... More >>
Zodiac Death Valley is a psychedelic rock band with dark, sailor-esque songs about women, whiskey, and drugs that channels the old Barbary Coast heyday. Live, the group's raucous lyrics and in your face behavior makes for an unapologetic good time. ZDV is currently working on its first full le ... More >>
jkahn/FlickrA Tamale Lady tamale at Zeitgeist.It's 2002, and you're just pounding foamers at the 'Geist. You've been living in San Francisco for a month. A lady in a wool cap comes out to the patio, pushing a wheeled cooler, hawking tamales. How sweet is this, you think -- not just because you're ... More >>
Francisco BarradasCLG Thai Cafe was evicted so fast they apparently didn't have time to take down its sign. The Mexican restaurant that took its place is now following them out the door. Sounds like it's time for another protest in the Mission.Mission hipsters against gentrification of the Mission h ... More >>
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La Gallinita Mexicatessen
Taqueria La Cumbre
Papalote Mexican Grill
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Cha Cha Cha welcomes one and all with spicy tapas and kitschy decor
Abiquiu melds international ingredients and Mexican standards with sensational results