Noah Sanders

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Coffee Invasion: Augie's Storms San Francisco, Flywheel Roastery Hits the Haight

    It seems sometimes that San Franciscans grow too used to the reigning coffee regimes. Blue Bottle, Sightglass, Ritual, etc. have been prominent for so long that it's easy in the city to forget that the Bay Area and beyond (both North and South) is home to a bevy of up and coming coffee companies.In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Ecco Coffee's Potrero Hill Cafe Finally To Open ... Some Day

    Almost two years ago Sonoma's Ecco Coffee was seemingly about to explode onto the streets of San Francisco. Chicago coffee giant Intelligentsia had announced an acquisition of the little company started by Andrew Barnett in 2006, and word was that Ecco was looking to open up a roaster and cafe in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Dishcrawl Presents A Sumptious Saunter Through Bayview

    ​What: A secretive stumble through the culinary delights of Bayview put on by purveyors of fine food walks, Dishcrawl SF.Where: A bevy of eateries in the Bayview neighborhood.When: Tuesday, April 24th, 6:30pmCost: 29 dollars for eats at four restaurants and an introductory cocktail hour hoste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Rice Paper Scissors Is Having A Traditional Vietnamese Family Meal

    ​​What: Old-school style Vietnamese pop-up Rice Paper Scissors is throwing down with a full on Family Meal.Where: Rice Paper Scissors will announce the meal's locale on the day of the event.When: Fri. & Sat., March 30th and 31st, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Cost: In the 80 dollar range -- this is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Have A Locally Distilled Drink With The Commonwealth Club's Distilled In SF

    ​What: The Commonwealth Club's Distilled In SF: How To Drink Like A LocavoreWhere: The swank interiors of the San Francisco Office of The Commonwealth Club of America, 595 Market Street.When: Wednesday, March 28th. Check-in starts at 6:00pm, and the panel discussion kicks off at 6:30pm, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    ForageSF Presents "The Quest For Pork," a Scavenger Hunt for a Wild Boar Roast!

    What: ForageSF and The Go Game team up to bring you the succulent Quest For Pork, a scavenger hunt with boar and beer at its conclusion.Where​: The invitation offers mysterious beginning and end points, although there is a hint about some shadowy locale somewhere in The Mission. The rest can be as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Belcampo Meats and Blue Bottle Coffee's Inaugural "Meat Up"

    ​What: Belcampo Meats and Blue Bottle Coffee's Inaugural "Meat Up"Where: Blue Bottle's roaster in Jack London Square, 300 Webster St., Oakland When: Thursday, March 15th from noon to 2:30 Cost: Belcampo's Beef Chile Verde will run you nine bonesThe Rundown: New kid on the, ahem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Bottle Cap Hosts 1st Annual North Beach Whiskey Cocktail Competition

    What: Bottle Cap is hosting the 1st Annual North Beach Whiskey Cocktail Competition!Where: Bottle Cap, 1707 Powell St.When: Wednesday, March 14th, 6-8 p.m.Cost: 5 dineros for the first 100 through the door, 10 for each and all who follow in their wakeThe Rundown: The competitive beverage w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Ritual's Tex Bohlin Talks Competitive Coffee and Raw Steak Whip Cream

    ​​​​In an effort to chart the ever-expanding specialty coffee scene in the Bay Area, we've been engaging a selection of local coffee personalities to pick their brains about why coffee and why now.  With the 2012 Regional Barista Championship occurring this past weekend, we spoke to Rit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Lucky Peach Issue 3, Cooks & Chefs, Release Party

    What: McSweeney's Food Quarterly Lucky Peach Issue 3, "Cooks & Chefs" Release PartyWhere: The hidden climes of Secret Alley ... 180 Capp St.When: Fri., March 13th, 7-11 p.m.Cost: $8 for magazine subscribers, $12 for laypeopleThe Rundown: Esteemed local publisher McSweeney's has done a bang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Dear Coffee: Why Is Everyone Sipping The Decaf Haterade?

    ​​In an attempt to demystify the sometimes vague and pretentious world of coffee, we're introducing a sporadic column that aims to  define the most basic of coffee terms. It's a hard coffee world out there, and we'd love to help be your guide through it.Dear Coffee: How exactly does de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Contraband Coffee Takes Online Orders With TapViva App

    ​The future of food ordering is upon us. New phone apps offer customers the chance to pre-order so that food and drink will waiting when they arrive. Large-scale Mexican chain Chipotle has been offering online ordering to its customers since 2009, and just last year San Francisco's grilled cheese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Boot & Shoe Service's Jim Seishas Talks About the Other Side of Restaurant Coffee

    ​ Boot & Shoe Service is respected in the coffee industry as a restaurant that avoids the usual scenario of fantastic food and poor coffee. SFoodie spoke to Jim Seishas, coffee manager at Boot & Shoe Service and sister restaurant Pizzaiolo, about what makes coffee important to his establi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Cold Coffee, Cold Chicken, and Hot Bama Messes: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Generik11/SF Weekly Flickr poolHighlights from the blog this week:​ 1. SFoodie's late-night cooking-channel scout, Michael Leaverton, discovers Bama Glama, whose dethgoth, party-planning host wears spiked sunglasses (yes, photographic evidence is provided). Leaverton's reaction to the show: coin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Blue Bottle Unleashes Bottled Iced Coffee

    ​It's a big year for high-grade iced coffee. Portland's big-and-getting-bigger Stumptown unleashed bottled "stubbies" of cold-brewed goodness in May. La Colombe followed suit in August with iced coffee encased in elegant containers, and Grady's large bottles of New Orleans Cold Brew showed up seem ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Four Barrel Coffee's "Brewing Better Coffee at Home" Classes

    Niall KennedyMatthew Williams teaching the masses​What: "Brewing Better Coffee at Home" classesWhere: Four Barrel Roasters, 375 Valencia (at 15th St.)When: Monday, December 19, January 9, and January 23, all at 6 p.m.Cost: $25The rundown: Confused about those con-fangled new contraptions the beard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Late-Night Food Programming and Chocolate Gifts: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Generik11/SF Weekly Flickr pool​Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Some of you are spending your afternoons ignoring your work in favor of stressing over what you're going to be sending to the folks back home for the holidays. Laura Beck has done some of the work for you, IDing seven loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Sandwich Trailers, Beer Restaurants, and Berkeley Bowl: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Jeremy Brooks/SF Weekly Flickr pool​Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Laura Beck lays out a few strategies for surviving a trip to the Berkeley Bowl. It involves caffeine, bicycle helmets, and not being afraid to tackle women four times your age. Note: She does not guarantee that your gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Alien Pastry Chefs, Nice Baristas, and Fall Cocktails: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Jonathan Percy/SF Weekly Flickr poolHighlights from the blog this week: 1. Have you read Lauren Smiley's great profile of Oscar Yedra yet? Yedra's a master butcher who, until now, has remained low profile in a food scene turning butchers into artisans (at minimum), even celebrities. SFoodie acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Bacon Dressup and Ritual in China: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Jonathan KauffmanHalloween brownie bites from Baked, three for $7.50.​Highlights from the blog this week: 1. SFoodie contributor Albert Law, who has been spending six weeks in China, stumbled upon a cafe in Beijing that serves Ritual coffee. And it's no cheap knockoff -- it's the real stuff, impo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Last Night: Wavves at Rickshaw Stop

    ​Wavves Rickshaw Stop Sunday, Sept. 7th, 2009 By Noah Sanders So Much Better than: an 80-foot tall burning man. After last night's Wavves show at Rickshaw Stop, a new trifecta of criteria has arisen for the near-perfect show. One, the performance must fall on a holiday/on the final days of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Last Night: Method Man/Redman, Ghostface Killah at Mezzanine

    ​ Method Man/Red ManAugust 16th, 2009 Mezzanine By Noah Sanders Better than: Watching How High sober. Last night's Method Man/Redman show could've been swiped directly from the two veteran rapper's significant mid to late-nineties heyday. Everything was there: the clouds of weed smoke funnel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Last Night: A-Trak, Theophilus London, Treasure Fingers, Trackademicks

    Angela BoatwrightA-TrakA-Trak, Theophilus London, Treasure Fingers, Trackademicks July 16th, 2009 The Independent Review by Noah Sanders Better than: Actually attending a rave in the early '90s. Last night's A-Trak show at The Independent seemed pieced together with a lingering adoration of the e ... More >>

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