Palo Alto's dining landscape these days looks more and more like a mash-up of San Francisco's Marina neighborhood, Valencia Street, and Ferry Building than a place that holds its own in the Bay Area culinary world. Over the past year we've seen local chains like Tacolicious, Gott's Roadside, and Uma ... More >>
John BirdsallDa Beef's Chicago-style hot dog.Like Shakespeare plays, biblical parables, and that damn Pachelbel's Canon, the hot dog is the theme on which a million variations are played. The frankfurter has been upscaled and deep-fried, pressed into lettuce as well as Acme rolls. SFoodie has eat ... More >>
Farmer Joel Salatin is worshipped across the country for his tireless work serving the sustainable food movement. Fittingly, he's speaking to his disciples tonight in a Berkeley church about spirituality and ethical food choices. Tickets to the event sold out faster than you can say "free range," ... More >>
Calling itself the Latin band without a Latin name, Il Gato began as a solo project by Daimian Holiday Scott (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, loop pedal, etc.) during his days living in Spain. Upon returning to the States, he turned the project into a full band. Utilizing an array of instrum ... More >>
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Kitchen SistersThe Sisters need a little help.NPR's Kitchen Sisters -- radio trailblazers at finding hidden kitchens near and far-- are launching a new project. There's a contest to name it (wild boar dinner with Angelo Garro anyone?) and chance to submit your very own story about girls. And ... More >>
Arthur PerleyMonday's benefit at Cafe Rouge has been nixed.The day after a Bi-Rite raffle raised over $8,000 (plus a $2,000 company match) for Soul Food Farm, poultry farmer Alexis Koefoed sounded almost surprised by the level of support the figure represented. "I didn't realize that Slow Foo ... More >>
wnyc/FlickrRobert Kenner (right) with author Michael Pollan.Food, Inc., a documentary opening today at Landmark Theatres' Embarcadero Center, takes a grim look at the American industrial food system. (See the trailer below.) Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser is a producer (he'll be in the city ... More >>
Douglas Keane Douglas Keane of Cyrus Surprise Winner for Best Chef, Pacific, and Nate Appleman's Third Time is Charm as He Wins Best Rising Star ChefAt last night's James Beard Awards, in something of an upset, Douglas Keane of Cyrus in Healdsburg won Best Chef, Pacific, over fellow nominees Jeremy ... More >>
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