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Michelle Obama

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Edible Garden Coming to AT&T Park

    Here's some news that's soooo S.F.: AT&T Park is building an edible garden hopefully set to open in advance of the 2014 season, the Chronicle is reporting. The so-called Giants Garden will be a 3,000 square foot organic garden behind the center field bleachers that will grow produce for some of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    National Parks To Get Major Food Makeover

    Culinary offerings in America's national parks are about to get a lot tastier. A new initiative announced by the National Park Service last week outlines guidelines for healthier concessions in parks, including the use of local, sustainably produced foods whenever possible, reports the Washington Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Michelle Obama Caught "Kaepernicking" on Camera With 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick

    On Tuesday, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a photo of himself and First Lady Michelle Obama "Kaepernicking" while at the White House. Per the football star: I got the opportunity to meet one of the greatest women in the world, the first lady @first_Obama and even got her #Kaepernicking

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Lil Debbie and Riff Raff's "Michelle Obama": The Election Party Goes Dumb

    Okay so maybe our brains are ruined from imbibing too much cablehead punditry and other toxic substances during election fever last night. But this new song/video from Kreayshawn affiliate/White Girl Mobber Lil Debbie, punctually entitled "Michelle Obama" and featuring the tattooed hashtag windbag k ... More >>

  • News

    October 17, 2012
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    September 5, 2012

    Michelle Obama's Speech Kicked Mitt Romney's Ass on Twitter

    Aside from showing Clint Eastwood how a speech is given sans empty chairs, Michelle Obama's electrifying oration at the Democratic National Convention also nearly broke Twitter.Let's face it, the First Lady's speech rocked the house last night -- and when we say it rocked, we mean her 25-minute spee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    President Obama Says White House Beer Recipe Will Be "Out Soon"

    Last week we urged you to sign the petition on the White House website to release the recipe for White House Honey Ale, brewed on the premises with honey from the beehive near Michelle Obama's kitchen garden. That same week, a diligent home brewer on Reddit filed a Freedom of Information Act Request ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Sign a Petition to Release the White House Honey Ale Recipe

    Good news, home brewing fans: You could be brewing the same beer as President Barack Obama in a few months. Last week the news broke that the White House brews three varieties of its own beer on the premises -- White House Honey Ale, White House Honey Blonde Ale and White House Honey Porter -- all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Fried Mac and Cheese, the USDA is a Punk, and Ricky Gervais Loves Kittens!

    ​What a long couple of days it's been. There's much ado! Well, of course there's the Olympics. I'm actually not that into the Olympics because I have a distaste for boredom but it's cool that Stella McCartney did the British uniforms. She's vegetarian and not vegan, right? I can never remember. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Michelle Obama in San Francisco This Weekend to Shake Down The 1 Percent

    ​First Lady Michelle Obama is headed to San Francisco this weekend where she hopes to squeeze plenty of cash from members of the 1 percent so that her husband can secure reelection and help the 99 percent. The First Lady will swing through the city on Friday night for a fundraiser at the Californi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Michelle Obama Loves San Francisco ... and Our Money

    ​Never mind the fact that none of us San Franciscans can afford to pay rent, the presidential candidates seem to think we've got money to spare. Just a short month after making a cameo in San Francisco, First Lady Michelle Obama is planning another trip to tour fair city, and not for the scenic be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    "Commie Girl" Rebecca Schoenkopf Promises a "Jollier" Wonkette

    ​Here's another reason Rick Santorum is wrong about college: When you go to school, you meet other people who have gone to school, and then later you can call them and interview them for blogs or whatever's left when they're suddenly in the news for doing something awesome. That's what happened to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Traffic Alert: President Obama Lands in SF at Noon

    ​Even if you aren't a political person, you should probably care about the presidential campaign today, if for no other reason than it's going to screw up your commute. That's right, the president is coming to town, and while we don't expect there will be any local pol to greet him with a rude fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    The Park on Drinking Baileys with Wallpaper., Appearing on Carson Daly's TV Show, and What Song They'd Play for Mitt Romney

    You've heard The Park, even if you don't recognize the name. As the Bay Area's most in-demand rhythm section, the trio quartet of Derek Taylor (drums), Josh Lippi (bass), Ben Schwier (keys), and Nate Mercereau (guitar) has laid down backing grooves for new-generation rap chaps Freddie Gibbs and Big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    S.F. Fat Activists Oppose Atlanta's Anti-Obesity Campaign

    ​A San Francisco fat activist has helped raise more than $12,000 to launch a campaign to counter the public shaming of obese children. What set all this off: Currently in Atlanta, the second most obese city in the nation, Strong 4 Life billboards sponsored by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    This Whole 'Food Desert' Thing? Maybe That's Not the Problem

    apdesign / ShutterstockActually, it's not quite like this.​For the past decade or so, there's been a big push to identify "food deserts" -- low-income neighborhoods and even cities that don't have ready access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Plant markets in those deserts, the thinking has gone, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Sugar Sues Corn Syrup for False Advertising. No Joke.

    Sugar: going on the offensive. Yesterday the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles began hearing arguments over an odd lawsuit filed by a group of sugar producers against a group of producers and marketers of high-fructose corn syrup. The charge? False advertising. Big Sugar is mad that Big HFCS -- u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Chili Up! Still Dishes After All These Years

    Photos by W. Blake GrayPork 'n tomatillo chili with all the toppings​We hadn't been to our favorite chili place -- and in fact, the only chili place in town that we know of -- in a while, so we dropped by Chili Up! recently to see if it's still cooking. Wow, the Crocker Galleria is depressing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Louis' Restaurant Reopens with More Vegetables

    Rosencruz Sumera​Louis' Restaurant on Point Lobos Ave. reopened today with some menu changes that were more or less mandated by the U.S. government. The restaurant on federal land, run by the Hontalas family since 1937, was closed by the feds for eight months while the family had to rebid for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Michelle Obama Makes a Deal with Walgreens

    Michelle Obama proves that the White House is not in a food desert.​ According to the Obama Foodorama blog, Michelle Obama announced at a press conference yesterday that Walgreens, Walmart, and SuperValue, as well as several regional grocers, have agreed to open 1,500 stores in regions designated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Filthy Fast Food Playgrounds, Michelle Obama Eats a Burger (Gasp!)

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Dirty fast food slides. The Chicago Tribune/LA Times profile an Arizona woman who is evaluating the playgrounds at fast food restaurants by taking video of the filth and sending s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Barbecue Championship Haiku Contest Winners

    ​San Francisco knows haiku. We had 41 entries in our haiku contest to win tickets to the Bay Area BBQ Championship on Saturday, and many of them were great. No wonder, with a great prize: three $48 tickets, which include five food/drink tickets for each person at the BBQ championship, and thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Mayor Ed Lee Meets with Michelle Obama and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

    Did he write Obama a check today?​Hopefully, Mayor Ed Lee woke up feeling sociable -- and hungry -- today. After a lengthy lunch with First Lady Michelle Obama, he met up with Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj to chow down on more grub. In case you missed the motorcade across San Francisco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Ripping on the USDA's New Graphic, Whispering About Stumptown

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.​1. No more food pyramid. After several years and $2 million in research, the USDA released its new nutrition graphic last week to replace the much-maligned food pyramid, and the com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Obama Writes a Book, Macarons Are Trending (Again), Paula Deen Explains All

    ​​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. The First Lady gets a book deal. According to the Washington Post, Michelle Obama just signed a contract to write a book about the White House garden and healthy eating ― an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Michelle Obama: What's The First Lady Wearing Today?

    How Michelle Obama's wardrobe is shaping...politics​There's no doubt Michelle Obama is the most avid fashionista of any First Lady we've seen in recent history. But how is she influencing your style?Well, come next Saturday, March 12, former Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Kate Betts will be holdi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Facebook Under Fire -- Parents Don't 'Like' It

    Parents don't "like" it. ​It's perhaps a comment on the appetite of the American masses that three biggest stories from First Lady Michelle Obama's appearance on the Today Show this week were that: 1. She was wearing a $34.95 dress from H&M; 2. Barack doesn't dye his hair, and; 3. She doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    State of the Union for Gays: Cannon Fodder Only!

    Obama speaks from the heart, but what about the gays?​President Obama has a very special message for LGBT Americans: Sign up for military service. That is all.Actually, that message comes with a few asterisks. First, don't go to the recruitment office just yet. Don't Ask Don't Tell was repea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Interview with Spoon Fed Author Kim Severson

    ​Kim Severson's byline is well known in the San Francisco food world. Before moving on to the New York Times, where she covers national food stories, she was at the San Francisco Chronicle, her reportage graduating from the food section to the front page. This April, Severson published Spoon Fed: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Mayor Employs Vile Pun, Says Obesity 'A Big Issue'

    A sense of humor is not one of Mayor Gavin Newsom's strong traits -- but do they give comedy awards for Twitter posts? Newsom met with Michelle Obama in Washington, D.C. today to discuss the epidemic of porky children who won't get their behinds off the couch. On his way out of the meeting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Is Gavin Newsom Leaving Politics?

    The short answer, according to his spokesman, is no. But you could be forgiven for getting a very different impression from Maureen Dowd's latest column in The New York Times, in which the Times' sorta-funny, sorta-edgy political scribe wonders aloud why San Francisco's mayor is "leaving politics ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Doggy Bag: 2009 Unearthed

    Stephen Crowley/The New York TimesPlotting the White House garden.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Harvest of fame: Last week Weird Vegetables' Kale Daikon ticked down five vegetal highlights of 2009. Five? Who knew? Daikon looks back at Michelle Obama's scratching around in D.C. dirt, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Transgender Activists Staying Home From Obama Protests, But Waiting for President to Back Up Trans-Friendly Words

    Code Pink on the left! Teabaggers on the right! Apparently, however, the transgender community still has President Obama's back.​While Michelle Obama marked an earlier San Francisco visit by getting her hands dirty volunteering at a Bayview playground, the O will be skipping a ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009
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    September 9, 2009

    Michelle Obama Wants a Farmer's Market Near the White House, but the Proposal's No Slam Dunk

    foodietots/FlickrWho could be against veggies? A still life from the Dupont FreshFarm Market.​First Lady Michelle Obama is trying to bring farm fresh food to her own 'hood near the White House. Washington D.C. residents and farmers' market fans are closely watching the First Lady -- she took o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Hey DJ! Friday Q&A: DJ Pee Play

    ​DJ Pee Play possesses the sort of mentality that keeps San Francisco's club--and cultural--scene vital. When he saw a nightlife void, instead of bitching about it, he went after filling it. And when one bar told him no, he started up a whole collective of likeminded DJs to do forward-thinking eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. First Foodie: Is Michelle Obama a stealth locavore? Grist's Tom Laskawy ponders the possibility. According to the Washington Post, FLOTUS's commitment to denying Big Ag goes a bit beyond scratching out a few rows of heirloom radishes on the South ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    A Conversation with 'Food, Inc.' Director Robert Kenner

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    The Doggie Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite food blog items for Wednesday, May 20, 2009 What the f***?: Seriously, who knew GI Joe had such a potty mouth, or was such an aficionado of the pork chop sandwich? YouTube reveals the filthy truth here. Credit the find to a Tuesday tweet from Hot Food Porn. Poison pen: C'mon, organoph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    The Obama Diet: The First Foodie Family

    Via: Obama-Biden Transition ProjectThe Obama FamilyAlice Waters, who has been trying for years to get Presidents from Clinton to Obama to get on board with her vision of fresh, local, seasonal, organic food for all (read her letters to Clinton and Obama here), should be happy: it seems like her ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009
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    January 7, 2009

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