It's the last day of the Hunger Challenge and I returned to the Food Bank to have lunch with the staff to talk about our collective experience. It was nice to be around a group of people who were all going through the same thing, and I was jealous that they'd had each other to bounce ideas off of an ... More >>
Last night I finally managed to make a functional meal for myself, after hitting a wall around 5 p.m. and realizing how much I needed a good dinner, both physically and psychologically. I still had about $10 left in my budget, and chicken legs were $3 for 6 at Safeway with my club card, so I dredged ... More >>
The man who allegedly kidnapped and murdered 15-year-old Sierra LaMar is now being accused of three other attempted kidnappings from three years ago. Media outlets are reporting that 21-year-old Antolin Garcia-Torres was charged on Tuesday in connection to incidents on March 19 and March 26, 2009, ... More >>
Gas prices hit consumers right in the jugular this week. As if Chevron's refinery fire wasn't enough to make us gag at the pump, Safeway stores now say they will no longer offer cheaper gasoline to their Club Card members and loyal shoppers. Local competitor Dixon Gas Club takes the blame for t ... More >>
The price at the pump could get even pricier -- but only at your local Safeway store. An Alameda County judge has "hinted" that he will block Safeway stores from offering cheaper gasoline to their Club Card members and loyal shoppers across the Bay Area. And you can thank the surrounding fuel statio ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Everyone's favorite chef who-will-eat-almost-anything, Anthony Bourdain, is slated to film an episode of No Reservations at Zeitgeist in a couple weeks. Mission Mission reports, via the Zeitgeist newslett ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Wine tasting at Safeway? Maybe. Haighteration reports there is an "Instructional Tasting" liquor license application pending for the Duboce Triangle Safeway (2020 Market at Dolores). While no one at this ... More >>
• The Milk Board strikes again with another dumbass campaign! And this time it's sexist, to boot! The ads imply directly state that when women are PMS-ing, they become total psychos, and the only way to pacify the beast is to ply them with cow's milk. This is like in the 1920s when la ... More >>
A pig's lifeBrace yourself for this distressing piece of news. Mercy for Animals is releasing a truly jaw-dropping video that shows just how badly pigs are abused in the process of being slaughtered. According to the national animal rights organization, which planted an investigator within the Io ... More >>
Okay, so it's not THAT cheap Cheap fuel -- now that's not the typical topic of conversation these days. While Bay Area drivers bask in the reality that they can fill up their tank at a local Safeway store on the cheap(er), six East Bay gas stations are suing the grocery retailer for lowering thei ... More >>
Butt out, Safeway says.Safeway Inc. has sued San Francisco over a law banning tobacco sales in stores containing pharmacies, claiming that the law gives an unfair advantage to markets that don't sell prescription drugs.The lawsuit calls the tobacco ban "arbitrary and capricious," and "a denial of ... More >>
Generally speaking, residents of the Outer Richmond, which includes your author, have it pretty good. We're close to great parks and beaches, exceptional Chinese food is never more than a few blocks away, and we harbor a dirty little secret: The fog isn't nearly as bad as we like to tell you.
zyzzyva/FlickrFace it, the sad truth of your existence.Once an annual pre-Burning Man stop for cheap vodka, Cabernet, and Trek Mix, Trader Joe's is now a weekly essential ― seriously, who can survive without Mandarin orange chicken, chocolate-covered espresso beans, or processed enchiladas? ... More >>
Not In My BackyardSafeway Inc. is reconsidering whether to continue allowing the Congress on Your Corner events to take place at the grocery stores across the nation after the tragic shooting in Arizona that left six people dead and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in serious condition.  ... More >>
Yelp/Kenny Y.Wait -- do you really want to do this? Trader Joes, Safeway, and Whole Foods are all within a mile. Heck, Costco is around the block. So is Foods Co. We shopped Safeway for years before we realized that Foods Co was super competitive price-wise and neat as a pin. Its Jarri ... More >>
A photo from Lara Hata's Commonwealth slideshow.A few of the highlights from the blog this week:1. Summer Tomato's Darya Pino debuts on SFoodie with a revelation that California macadamias exist -- in fact, you can find them in Scream's macadamia-vanilla sorbet. 2. On the frozen-foods tip, Tamara ... More >>
A man who wandered into the Outer Mission Safeway late Tuesday night is accused of turning his pants into a virtual mini-bar of the sort that washes a wave of nostalgic joy over anyone who came of age in the 1990s. At 10:30 p.m., the store guard observed a man make a beeline for the liquor aisle, ... More >>
We'd protest too...A half dozen men from Carpenters Local Union 152 picketed outside the Safeway at Fourth and King Friday morning. It seems they didn't make much of a splash. For one, they held rather vague signs about what the mammoth grocers' alleged sins were. And, unless you were on foot -- ... More >>
Your collie or your life...A KTVU news segment recently tugged at the heartstrings with the title "Heartbroken SF Family Searching for Stolen Dog." The story recounted the travails of the Gaffney family, whose dog, JoJo, was just filched while he was tied up outside the Safeway on Market and Chur ... More >>
Seen at our local Safeway, Fourth and King Street. We wonder if the inside copy reads, "This card sucks, and so does your relationship."
niallkennedy/FlickrAll you have to do is pack your Visa card.In September, you made some grandiose announcement you'd be cooking Thanksgiving this year. Now, two days out, you're freaking, imagining a Turkey Day eve spent fishing a rock-solid Butterball out of the Safeway freezer bin. Relax. ... More >>
pup ajax/FlickrYou can tell everyone you spent the holiday at Home.Way back in September, you made some grandiose announcement you'd be cooking Thanksgiving this year. Now, two days out, you're freaking, imagining a Turkey Day eve spent fishing a rock-solid Butterball out of the Safeway freez ... More >>
A bit like grandma's house. Or not.Way back in September, you made some grandiose announcement you'd be cooking Thanksgiving this year. Now, two days out, you're freaking, imagining a Turkey Day eve spent fishing a rock-solid Butterball out of the Safeway freezer bin. Relax. SFoodie's offerin ... More >>
truckspills.comIt's an amusing photo, but, technically, when food falls off the back of a truck, the general public has no right to purloin itIt turns out that the can of vegetables you serve for dinner in the near future may have a more interesting story to tell than you do. You've probably read ... More >>
Safeway was well ahead of the curve as far as the country-of-origin food labeling that went into effect on March 16. Recently, the company instituted new produce signage that both informs and entices the locavores among us.
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