There are few more undignified actions in the world than regurgitating the contents of your stomach in public: The watering eyes, the full-body-gag, the blowing of chunks. Even when we do it alone, we feel slightly embarrassed. So pity poor Lady Gaga, who hurled all over her own stage in Barcelona t ... More >>
SF Chefs, the week-long celebration of the San Francisco food and drink, has taken up residence once again in Union Square. The white tent being draped over an entire city block won't officially open until Friday night, when it will feature dozens of bars and restaurants representing over the course ... More >>
Perhaps it's happened to you. In the comfort of your own home, you switch on the television to watch a high-level soccer match being played on the other side of the world and being broadcast, live, at an ungodly local hour. Due to the darkness and your early morning stupor, it's only at halftime tha ... More >>
A deep collective sigh could be heard from the world's indie music fans last year when LCD Soundsystem announced its breakup. The decision left many wondering where members like James Murphy, Nancy Whang, and Pat Mahoney were going to take their careers next. While some joined bands such as !!!, oth ... More >>
Cold weather calls for fortification, of home and hearth, of self and soul. Or you could simply drink fortified wine. Some of the best known, and most seasonally-specific, fortified wines are the great Ports of Portugal. But there's a California equivalent: Quady Winery, which has been making sweet, ... More >>
Good Foods CateringDontaye Ball's bacon tastes better without the plastic.All Bacon Dinner No. 5
When: Sept. 17
Where: Same as it ever was
Six courses of bacon: does this sound like hog heaven?
If so, you'll want to reserve for Dontaye Ball's fifth edition of his All-Bacon Dinner ... More >>
Muscat may be the most sensible, down-to-earth grape there is. Unlike so many other varieties, it doesn't play around: Ferment it into wine, age it for a time, and pour it into the glass, and it still smells and tastes like the grapes from which it was made. Muscat, in fact, is said to be the ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
Eater SF reports Enrico's replacement, Txoko (504 Broadway at Kearny), is set to open before the end of the month. The Basque-inspired menu from chef Ian Begg will offer small bites, larger dishes, and ch ... More >>
Portugal may best be known as a producer of Port and Madeira, but it's a nation with a winemaking culture as diverse as it is old. Scores and scores of grape varieties, some grown few places else, occur throughout the nation, and Portugal's valleys, mountains, and plains are divided into prot ... More >>
OMG!!!In the latest communique that gets folks in the tech media bellowing "stop the presses" -- even though there are no presses -- Facebook and MySpace sent out invitations to favored journalists for some manner of joint announcement today. The CEO of MySpace -- which has become a metapho ... 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 >>
Gone are the days when pub grub meant fish 'n' chips washed down with Newcastle, or Buffalo wings with a pitcher of whatever's on special. For the next three nights, Zare at Fly Trap is turning into a Persian gastropub, even though all alcohol in Iran is officially prohibited.
This dinner i ... More >>
Which ineffective politician would Harvey donate money to? Everybody knows what today is, right? Harvey Milk Day Eve!! Get ready to have trouble falling asleep tonight and prepare for visions of trod-upon dog poop (Harvey's legislative legacy) to be dancing in your head.
Speaking of Milk and hi ... More >>
DJ Oro11 moved from the Bay down to Buenos Aires, and when he came back here, he had a hard time letting go of Argentina. So he hooked up with another local ex-pat he'd met down south, DJ Disco Shawn, and together they started a label (Bersa Discos) and a club night (Tormenta Tropical) that grab ... More >>
Lisbon-based Buraka Som Sistema headlines Mezzanine Saturday night, bringing its mashup of vocal percussion with zombified, broken-legged dance contortions. The foursome who leapt into global view with 2008's Black Diamond is now making its second SF visit. The group will batter crowds with dis ... More >>
Gare and Kitty/FlickrThe makings of a kickass pair of wedgies?If you want another option for your used champagne and wine corks -- beyond using them in bad art projects -- there are fashion-forward options in the works. Cork is one material that's migrating from the recycling bin to the shoe ... More >>
The solstice says it's summer, but the fog hovering over the bay hasn't yet made up its mind. The sun will eventually peek out, and when it does you'll want the right wine: perky, light, clean, and cheap.
Vinho Verde, a Portuguese white that literally means "green wine," fits the bill. Famega make ... More >>