Natalie McMahon

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    San Francisco's Top Five Hot Dogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    April 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    SOMA's Relish-Plastered Import: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

    J. BirdsallThe first one's an amuse-bouche for the second.​Thurs., Jan. 14, 2010 Weather guy says it should get to 38° in Chicago today. That makes our projected 62 seem semitropical -- unless you're huddled in the shadow of Oil Can Henry's quick lube on Folsom, where most days it's lake-eff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    This Italian Beef Sandwich Might Be Da Best A Homesick Chicagoan Could Hope For

    J. BirdsallFor Chicagoans, a big old whiff of home.​In Chicago, where, outside of restaurants with $30 entrees, the quality of lunch is calculated partly by its girth, the Italian beef sandwich draws epic love. Soft-cooked, thinly sliced pot roast meat -- chuck, maybe -- packed into rolls just ... More >>

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