Two weeks ago, This American Life exposed news-provider Journatic's practice of using fake bylines to protect writers from lawsuits and to disguise that some articles were being reported and written by low-wage overseas workers. Journatic sold those articles to major American newspapers, including t ... More >>
Santa Clara County authorities are now looking for the person who hacked into 15-year-old Sierra LaMar's Twitter account this week and left posts impersonating the missing teen. Sgt. Jose Cardoza confirmed to reporters Thursday that someone indeed hacked into LaMar's account two days ago and wr ... More >>
Given the now-cliched form of e-mail fraud known as "The Nigerian Prince" -- someone claiming to be African royalty sends you a message out of the blue offering to entrust you with a fortune in exchange for some personal information, such as your bank account number -- it seems odd that a Nigeria ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanA small bowl of La Paz Batchoy's noodle soup, with a side of puto (steamed rice buns).The La Paz district of Iloilo City, located near the center of the Philippines, is famous for a noodle soup called batchoy. Joefred Devicais grew up eating batchoy in La Paz -- "I was born ... More >>
'Sittin' by the dock of the bay...'San Francisco, as any local knows, is being besieged by an invasion force. The hordes' uniforms and accouterments are easy to spot: Horrible "Alcatraz Psycho Ward" T-shirts, ubiquitous maps, and guidebooks that lead them to Fourth and King when they're seeking P ... More >>
TheBurgerReview.comThe "craptastic" burger from Jollibee on Fourth.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
Live SoMa broke the news last week ― the Fourth Street branch of Jollibee was crispier than a two-day grain of rice on a woolly sweater. The Filipino fast-food chain closed Nov. 30, accor ... More >>
The book details the history of Hawaii's fusion cooking.Anyone who's gained weight eating kau kau (broadly, the food of Hawaii, a pidgin term derived from Chinese "chow chow") while visiting the 50th state can attest to the caloric bounty of dishes on offer. The cuisine of Hawaii was greatly ... More >>
Tamara PalmerDessert first: Good Foods' bacon and cornmeal waffle with Chubby Churned's bourbon and bacon ice cream.We were invited to check out the Good Foods all-bacon dinner last weekend, so we strapped on our adventure helmets and dove into the madness.
Amazingly enough, we left feeling ... More >>
The timing couldn't be better: Less than two weeks after Mercury Lounge announced its new Filipino street-food night, inadvertently teeing off the street-cart community in the process, the long-planned Outside In #3 takes place this Saturday at Mink Bar in Daly City. And it's bringing together al ... More >>
T. PalmerUncle Boy's (245 Balboa at Fourth Ave.) opened Dec. 1 and quickly filled the Richmond's late-night void with respectable renditions of burgers and fries. The bright new spot is open until midnight Sun.-Weds., and until 2 a.m. Thurs.-Sat.; the original closing time was 3 a.m. until a law ... More >>
J. BirdsallLuym, grilling up goodness at the S.F. Street Food Festival.An early nibble from the Weekly's Wednesday food review.
Seems that some chefs are born fierce, while others (credit changing tastes, the alignment of the planets, whatever) have fierceness thrust upon them. That second ... 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.
9. Dirty Dick' ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond.
Rumor maven: In her Scoop column for the Yummy Letter, GraceAnn Walden writes about Nate Appleman like he's a superplayer in a class with A-Rod and Mark Sanford. Last week the Chron broke the story that the inked, stocky chef was booking from A16 ... More >>
Say adios to the loading dock, at least for one nightOne of the biggest food stories in a year destined to be remembered for depressing restaurant closures is Kitchenette, which (in case you just blew in from Fresno) serves up amazing weekday lunches from a loading dock in Dogpatch. Brace yourselves ... More >>
After billionaire pedophile Larry Hillblom died, illegitimate children began stepping forward to demand part of his estate. It took cutting-edge genetic sleuths to prove that they were, indeed, to the mogul born.