I was first introduced to Sugarfoot Grits, a La Cocina-backed endeavor that's the brain child of Stephanie Fields, a transplanted southerner by way of North Carolina and Tennessee, during the La Cocina Street Food Festival media preview more than a month ago. It was one of the top three bites I had ... More >>
Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Casey's Pizza The Cuisine: Old New York-style pizza Specialty Items: Pizza Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunch time, a total 10 minutes from the end of the line to food i ... More >>
As fall settles in on San Francisco, it brings changes at the farmers' market, restaurant menus, and the type of weather-related bitching done by city residents. With each successive fall, one food item seems to be rearing its greasy head on more and more menus: poutine. Every year, this Quebecois p ... More >>
Most Bay Area youngsters only dream of rubbing elbows with Giants' perfect game maestro Matt Cain. And now the starting pitcher is about to make some kids' hopes come true. On Sunday, Matt Cain and Patxi's Pizza will treat the Petaluma Little League World Series champs to a celebratory pizza party. ... More >>
Last week, we introduced you to Mugly, the British pup vying to win the title of ugliest pup on the planet. And that he did. Judges confirmed on Friday that Mugly, an 8-year-old Chinese Crested, is anything but easy on the eyes. He beat out 28 other fugly pups at the Marin-Sonoma County Fair in Peta ... More >>
As far as we're concerned, all dogs are adorable. But then there's Mugly, a Chinese crescent whose uninviting appearance definitely caught our eye. According to ABC, he arrived with his owner, Bev Nicholson, to the Bay Area on Monday, hoping to outshine all the other unattractive canines at the Worl ... More >>
Tim Mooney, a drummer and producer who played with noted S.F. bands American Music Club and Sun Kil Moon, died Thursday, June 13, according to his family. He was 53. Mooney played in Bay Area punk bands Sleepers, Toiling Midgets, and Negative Trend before joining S.F.'s American Music Club in the e ... More >>
Town's End Restaurant & Bakery, as its name suggests, is tucked into a corner just off the Embarcadero steps away from the San Francisco Bay. It makes for good people watching, as the city's lively inhabitants pour into AT&T Park, cars zoom over the Bay Bridge and you play tourist for a day, ... More >>
Federal authorities arrested dozens of local gang members today during a regional raid of two Peninsula-based street gangs, the 500 Block and the C Street Gang. As reported earlier this morning, three Homeland Security Agents were injured after being shot while making arrests in Petaluma related to ... More >>
.... And they will probably still blame the bad driving on the womanHere's an unfortunate incident of being forced to kiss and tell.California Highway Patrol officers were called to the scene of a car accident on Highway 101 in the North Bay at about 11:45 p.m. Friday where a male driver crashed ... More >>
beyondtheplate.netBrentwood's Frog Hollow Farm.Most people are familiar with Slow Food, the organization founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986 to encourage a return to traditional foodways and reconnect with the sources where our food comes from. So what if we took the same mentality and applied i ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanValley Ford's Estero Gold. This week, as I was tasting local cheeses for today's SFoodie's 92 segment, I called a number of pros to ask them about cheeses they thought I should know about. Three ― Jens at Say Cheese, Ellen at 24th Street Cheese Company, and the amazing Laura We ... More >>
Local jazzman-turned-folkie Mark Growden: There are many ways to interpret and preserve the traditions of musical Americana. One is treat it like a museum piece, with pious reverence -- thereby sucking the fun clean out of it. Another is to revamp it, keep its mannerisms, but supercharge it, muck ... More >>
With Green Day on pause, Mike Dirnt's other band hits the punk dive circuit.
YelpVegan taquitos at Flacos in Berkeley.If 2009 was the year of snout-to-tail dining, 2010 was the year Mondays trended meatless, nut milks challenged dairy's dominance, and even midgrade restaurants thought beyond the perfunctory veggie pasta option. SFoodie vegan contributor Laura Beck spe ... More >>
John BirdsallB³'s burger ($10), with fried Petaluma egg ($1) and Manchego cheese ($3).Wednesday, September 1, 2010 This morning, we present five memorable things we've tasted over the past three weeks, our "Eat This" honor roll of recent finds, arrayed in no particular order: 1. Burger at ... More >>
Brian YaegerWe don't mind rubbing elbows. It was the rubbing of everything else that got to us.Saturday's Giants Brewfest was only a success if you consider that the event sold out. But packed N-Judah cars more than three hours before game time was an early indicator that there would be more ... More >>
Gordon EdgarCreepy faces adorn wheels of Chällerhocker, a Swiss cow's milk cheese.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Antonia Richmond tackles home cheese making for The Bold Italic. I've been hooked on the stuff since childhood--beginning with my first taste (of a cellophane-wrapped Kraft ... More >>
Welcome BooksAlice is all over it, big time.Zagat Guides and Slow Food have organized 33 nationwide dinners -- collectively called A Slow Taste of Tuscany -- happening Wednesday to celebrate the publication of Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town (Welcome Books, $50) by Douglas Gayeton. The Petaluma a ... More >>
Gordonzola.netGordon Edgar, Rainbow's cheesemonger: New California artisans are making magic.A half dozen California cow's milk cheeses snagged more than a dozen awards at the 2009 World Cheese Awards earlier this month in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. The annual event is a slugfest of more than ... More >>
fLeMmA via FlickrGo ahead -- try this at homeNot that long ago, a guy might take a class to learn how to make fettucine. These days, knowing how to take down a hog is considered essential housekeeping, but it's not something you can pick up by surfing Epicurious. "Butchery is something you can't tea ... More >>
Uva Enoteca brings quite a bit of dolce vita to the Lower Haight.
Adorable new Italian cafe and wine bar in the Mission already draws many fans
In difficult times, a bite of cake, a sip of creamy hot chocolate, or a forkful of pie can elevate your mood
Behold! A handful of bands to keep an eye on in the coming year
Satisfying meals on a bun at an old favorite and a new one
Good thing our country's not like that
What to do, all summer long
Week of April 9, 2003
Letters from September 20, 2000
Small-Town California Über Alles; Brighter Lights, Bigger City; Cease and Desist This!; Off on a Tangent
The Peter J. Owens Gala: Where does Winona Ryder, this year's honoree, fit?
How Arno Penzias, who won the Nobel Prize for confirming the universe started with a Big Bang, turned his back on pure science and became an investment banker for Silicon Valley
Paul Nave, a polite, well-spoken product of upscale Marin County, has climbed out of boxing obscurity to fight for a world title. He's a polished fighter, but he's probably going to get his ass kicked.
UC ignores its own engineering report on shoring up the Golden Bears' stadium, but the fans don't care
Home(less) alone in Larry Hankin's Emmett Sez:
All Grown Up trades the insights of its predecessor for warmed-over stories about love and parenthood
Why do San Francisco emergency workers live so far away?