As co-founder and record selector of parties Haceteria and Warm Leatherette, DJ Nihar is known for throwing underground events which explore the history of techno, house, and rave music. Launching his DJ career as an avid record collector asked to play hip-hop at house parties, he soon felt compelle ... More >>
"C is for Corporate Malfeasance"A guy calling himself Cookie Monster has written what looks to us like the most clear and persuasive explanation for the Occupy movement we've seen anywhere, a copy-and-pastable screed that everyone should send to their crazy aunts and skeptical grandfolks.
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The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
The old west may show up in the Mission. Eater SF shares the former Bombay and Bazar and Ice Cream space may become a throwback to the cowboy days of yesteryear. The same team (Woodhouse Fish Co.'s McNive ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanBombay Bazar's lunch plate, $5.95. Last November, water damage forced Valencia Street's Bombay Bazar and Ice Creamery to shut down and look for a new location. And when SFoodie reported on the market's reopening -- just a block west of Rainbow Grocery, on the corner of South Van ... More >>
Luis ChongBombay Ice Cream's Temporary Residence.SFoodie recently took a gander at the new location of Bombay Ice Cream on South Van Ness, under the Central Freeway ― blocks from Walzwerk and Rainbow Grocery. The new location shares a building with an antiques store ― Lost Art Salon ― ... More >>
Meet the new landlordThe California Public Utilities Commission's San Francisco headquarters is among 11 state buildings that will soon be owned by a consortium made up of investment groups hailing from Houston, Los Angeles and Mumbai, the state Department of General Services Reported today.The b ... More >>
Kowitz/FlickrSame saffron ice cream, roomier surroundings.A renovation craze is apparently sweeping the Mission's ice cream stores. Tablehopper just reported that Bi-Rite Creamery is shutting down for expansion from Feb. 16 to March 2. Meanwhile, on Valencia Street, Bombay Ice Creamery has been p ... More >>
arioDosa's Frankie, named after West Indian cricketer Frank Worrell.Most of us have our preferred poison -- be it PBR, Pinot, or mixology's latest love child. For mornings after one or 10 too many, SFoodie offers Hair of the Dog, our weekly recommendation on where to run when a hangover calls ... More >>
Most of us have giggled at Chinese restaurants with names that just don't translate well (you listening, King Dong?), but every so often a name comes along that's worthy of a picture, if not a blog post. Behold our collection of the goofiest restaurant names we've ever come across.
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FTPoed/FlickrThe view from the Brix patio: Watch out for street urchins.Jumping the shark. Sooner or later, everything has to, whether it's the Brady's in Hawaii, Blossom in Paris, or that Kara chick on American Idol.
As for local street food, it may have glimpsed its shark today, with the a ... More >>
At Zaré at Fly Trap (606 Folsom), there are many reminiscences on growing up in Iran (since chef/owner Hoss Zaré and cocktail director Reza Esmaili both did). One especially addictive and dangerous one is the Minted Memory, made of Bombay gin, Pimm's No.1, minted vinegar syrup, and lemon. Minted ... More >>
Joe EskenaziInside "The Pit," where all San Francisco's trash ends upIn a fascinating story in the March 6 edition of the Economist, the lives of a rag-picker (kabari-wallah) in Mumbai and a bulldozer operator at "The Pit" in San Francisco are contrasted -- as are the recycling practices in the thir ... More >>