Mona C./YelpFor all the buzz, the carny-themed restaurant in Hayes Valley looks pretty much like every other budget bistro in town.Like a carnival barker's patter, Straw has been hard to resist. Long before it opened late last month, the blogosphere was atwitter with anticipation about this h ... More >>
SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • Uh, did you know that if you live in S.F., you can get a free spay or neuter at the SFSPCA for your dog or cat during the month of February? TRUE FACT. So if any of you are running around with companion animals ... More >>
Tamara PalmerMariquita's baby bear pumpkin.Watsonville's Mariquita Farm grows incredible organic produce for a who's-who of top Bay Area restaurants as well as the public, delivered via CSAs and biweekly Mystery Box deliveries. This Sat., Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Piccino (801 22nd St ... More >>
Must be fun making a crap movie with all your old SNL pals.
Tamara PalmerErnest East started baking pies in San Francisco 13 years ago under the name Piney's Baking Company, and redubbed himself Miz Lynn's Pies in 2000 as a tribute to a cousin who inspires him. We think East's miniature pecan and sweet potato pies are fine examples of the Southern sta ... More >>
M. LaddChowder with the requisite richness.Fri., March 26, 2010 The four-year-old Castro location of Woodhouse Fish Company is a neighborhood bright spot, if only for its steady rotation of fresh seafood. It's a formula eatery (fish-house standards with pretty good attention to detail) that ... More >>
i | Wiltshire/FlickrBourbon goes with everything, especially family dysfunction.Perusing the Internet in search of a cocktail suitable for Thanksgiving we come upon drinks composed of Bailey's, Kahlua, eggnog, vanilla vodka, cherry Sprite, ginger brandy, apple schnapps, crumbled ginger cookie ... More >>
Friday, October 30, 2009 What, there's like a law that says you can't get a jump on weekend brunch? SF Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody suggests showing up for the New England flannel corn beef hash with a green onion cheese biscuit at cash-only Kate's Kitchen, 471 Haight (at Fillmore ... More >>
We're already on record as being a huge fan of Weird Fish, the tiny sustainable-fish-and-vegetables spot in the Mission, so we were eager to see what the owners would do with the space just two doors down (separated by a donut shop) at the corner of Mission and 18th. They named it, simply, The Co ... More >>
Sam's sensuous ceviche Last week was Sexy Dishes Week, and, since SFoodie was feeling rather fetching (and sponsor TasteTV kindly set up some opportunities for us to nibble on offerings from its new Sexy Dishes book), we decided to head for the restaurants closest to water. Sam's Chowder House (42 ... More >>
Thackeray (of whom I've read, well, not much, but I have seen movies based on Becky Sharp and The Luck of Barry Lyndon, and I have a subscription to Vanity Fair!) once said "Next to eating good dinners, a healthy man with a benevolent turn of mind, must like, I think, to read about them."To which I ... More >>
By Matthew Stafford The first time I headed up to Lake Tahoe a decade or so ago, I figured the place would be lined with rustic, pine-timbered ski lodges where grizzled mountain men grilled trout fresh from the lake and served it on a plank with a few huckleberries and a mug of hard cider. Imagine ... More >>
The DecemberistsNovember 25, 2008The Warfield (982 Market St.)Review by Melissa BaronBetter than: Sitting on the plane headed home for Thanksgiving, dreading the weekend ahead filled with irritating family affairs and listening to the Decemberists on your iPod.Portland's Decemberists infused a sold- ... More >>
Portland, Oregon's notorious indie spectacle the Decemberists play the Warfield (982 Market St.) tonight as part of their Bridesmaid Revisited tour. They're touring alongside the release of three new EPs from the Always the Bridesmaid: A Single Series. Said new EPs bring the Decemberists back from J ... More >>
Dan Zanes kicks off an international seasonal celebration.
Chick-flick genre to Evening: Why you gotta make us look bad?
Find excellent New England seafood in a little place on Market
Katastrophe and Bambi Lake worship at the throne of cock rock; Sun Burned Hand of the Man shows off its mastery of the communal hippie jam
Long-lost films and beloved chestnuts abound at the Silent Film Festival
I Trust My Guitar, Etc.
How to travel well in 2005 without bankrupting yourself
All style and no drama, full of miraculous toys
A '60s British TV series gets an extreme makeover
Charmed by a thoughtful neighborhood restaurant celebrating seafood and spirits
Characterless chowders and seafood seem at home in the too-casual Blue Mermaid
This week: A lesbian longshorewoman, a horse head in bed, and a quickie interview with the filmmaker behind Morvern Callar
Two parallel plays, by Richard Greenberg and Edward Albee, make for a clever but uninvolving night of theater
PG&E is doing to New England what greedy, polluting, out-of-state energy suppliers have done to PG&E and California
Welcome to the Atrocity Exhibition; Musical Theater
Hank Williams Karaoke, "The War Room," "Electromechanik," New England Clambake, "Planet Tiki," Kiss-Offs, Waco, and "Burlesque Brigade."