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Saigon

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Pop-Up Planner: The Best Temporary Restaurant Events, Aug. 20 - Sept. 2

    We love pop-ups and temporary chef nights, but we hate keeping track of them. Every few weeks we'll bring you a list of the best upcoming events -- all you have to do is mark your calendar. The Great American Pop-Up Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell (at Polk), 885-0750 When: Tues., Au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    3 Bottled Fish Pop-Up Wants You to 'An Ngon' (Eat Delicious)

    If you were lucky enough to get to Coffee Bar's The Window early last Thursday, you got to taste the authentic yet accessible Saigon street food from 3 Bottled Fish (http://3bottledfish.wordpress.com). If you got there late, unfortunately, you missed out: the lunchtime pop-up's stash of spring roll ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 31, 2011
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    August 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Newcomer Mirtille Excels at Soup and Salad

    Luis ChongMirtille's limited tables and seating.​After Passion Cafe announced it was closing (it has now rescinded that statement), SFoodie was hoping newcomer Mirtille could be a substitute, though the concept is different and it's not open late hours. It's a soup, salad, and sandwich shop, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Rice Paper Scissors 2.0: Vietnam Underground

    Poster by Will Chu​Saigon-Style Pop-Up Where: "An industrial workshop in the Mission"; precise location to be tweeted (or e-mailed) the day of the event When: Thu., Mar. 31, starting at 6 p.m. The rundown: Katie Kwan (KitchenSideCar) and occasional SFoodie blogger Valerie Luu (Little Knock) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Vietnamese Year of the Cat Slinks into the Tenderloin for Tet

    Say it with us: Chuc mung nam moi!​The Tenderloin's Little Saigon will be transformed this weekend for Sunday's 15th Annual Vietnamese New Year Tet Festival ("Hoi Cho Tet Tan Mao" in Vietnamese), organized by the Vietnamese Community Center of San Francisco. Tet (lunar New Year) is the most im ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2010
  • Dining

    June 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Little Saigon Cafe (with Happy Dumplings) Offering Mostly Takeout in the Tenderloin

    J. BirdsallHappy Dumpling's happy dumplings, now indoors.​After reading Luis Chong's post yesterday about a new restaurant being opened by the owners of the popular Happy Dumpling stand at the Stonestown farmers' market, SFoodie contacted owner Chuck Kerson to learn more. He and partner Linda Jia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    SJ Crawfish Adds Sunset Location to Its Mini Seafood Empire

    Tamara Palmer​ SJ Crawfish, a seafood joint with locations in San Jose, Sacramento, and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), has taken over CoCo's Crawfish in the Sunset in a bid to be the messiest meal in San Francisco. Dungeness crab, king crab legs, giant prawns, and crawfish are sold by the pound ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Salumi Platter at Barbacco and Perbacco

    Guinnessgrrl/Flickr​As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Rabbit Pot Pie from Mission Beach Café

    Penelope's Loom/FlickrSave room for additional pastry -- the sweet kind.​As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Timballo di Maccheroni from Quince

    Steph L./YelpThe timbalo di maccheroni: Like a walled castle made of deliciousness.​As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Potato Vareniki from Katia's

    Charlene/Yelp​ As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    'Pulled' Lamb Sandwich from Wexler's

    John BirdsallIts pulled-pork sibling pales by comparison.​As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Jam Thumbprints from Piccino Coffee Bar

    John BirdsallThe jam changes with the seasons. Right now, it's orange marmalade.​As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Carnitas Burrito from La Taqueria

    J. BirdsallAvocado is essential.​As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Cheung Hing's Roast Duck

    The juices alone are worth $20.​ As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Octopus Tostada from Mariscos La Costa

    gwen/FlickrAll the tostadas are pretty much a delight, though we're particularly fond of the pulpo.​As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Thai Barbecue Chicken from Manivanh

    noreylee/FlickrThe flesh is ridiculously soft.​As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    SFoodie's 92: Hot and Spicy Beef Jerky from Marin Sun Farms

    dukeofnyc/FlickrMarin Sun Farms brine-cures its jerky for 48 hours, then air-dries it for five.​As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Street Food Mission

    ​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Street walker: Bay Area Bites' Stephanie Im reveals what she did on her weeks-long blogging hiatus -- eat. In Ho Chi Minh City, no less. Her illustrated report on the city's street food is, well, awesome. Im: "Most often, it is cooked on the spot, right be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    School Daze: S.F. State Announces its 'Furlough Calendar'

    Sadly, they're all just trying to crash a biology class at SFSU...​When we see college students walking, serpentine, on Friday nights, talking too loudly, and eating pizza slices in both hands, we feel nostalgic. When we see them hauling 75 pounds of books out of the library, that strikes a chord, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. Weight of opinion: Kathy of Food and the City turned away from the KC Masterpiece-slathered cliches of the holiday weekend to take a bite out of five of the city's best Vietnamese sandwiches (plus three also-rans). The winner? *Surprise*: Saigon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Summer Reading That Won't Make You Stupid: Portrait of the Food Critic as a Young Boho

    Moira Hodgson's It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: My Adventures in Life and Food (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $24.95) might have been subtitled The Education of a Restaurant Critic. The author's addition to an ever-expanding list of food memoirs will surprise (and probably charm) anyone unfamilia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    SalmonAid Hosts a Free Traditional Tribal Salmon Bake at Ocean Beach on Friday

    Dan BacherThe Klamath Basin Coalition refers to the Klamath Basin, which encompasses areas in Northern California and Southern Oregon, as the "Western Everglades." The organization's Web site reports that there are still salmon species exclusive to that river system and details why energy must be pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Dish Duel: Banh Mi Bay Bridge Classic

    Top: The Ba Le contender. Bottom: The Saigon sammy. A product of French colonialism in Vietnam, the banh mi is classic street food, a sandwich that combines elements of both nations' culinary traditions - France's baguette and pâté, usually, and Vietnam's cilantro, chiles, and pickled ve ... More >>

  • Film

    February 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Obama and Hip-hop: Better than "Beef"?

    EKAphotography copyright 2007. all rights reservedOur shoulder-brushin', fist-bumpin' POTUS in Oakland, 2007 For a long time, hip hop debates have tended toward the tawdry and tabloidesque--i.e., Is Kanye Gay?; Is Alicia Keys creepin' with Swizz Beats?; Joe Budden vs. Saigon, T.I. vs. Mysonne, Cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008
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    July 11, 2008
  • Dining

    April 23, 2008

    Two Blocks of Vietnam

    Prowling the jungle of the Tenderloin for hot, sour, salty, and sweet.

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Saigon Sandwiches: A Bahn mi Competitor Emerges?

    Seeing as how everybody and their mother has written about the tasty and incredibly cheap Vietnamese Bahn mi sandwiches at Saigon Sandwiches in the Tenderloin's Little Saigon neighborhood, we thought it was time to stick our toes in the water too. Mostly because it's still the best deal in town: $2. ... More >>

  • Film

    July 13, 2005

    Free at Last

    A harrowing journey leads to America, and then to someplace better

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 11, 2005
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    May 11, 2005
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    May 19, 2004
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    May 14, 2003
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    May 14, 2003

    Best Street Food

    Aidell's Sausage Stand

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2003

    Bend It Like Bollywood

    See the best of Bollywood in "Cinema of the Indian Diaspora," part of the Asian American Film Fest

  • Dining

    June 19, 2002
  • Film

    July 11, 2001

    Secret Worlds

    The Vertical Ray of the Sun offers up a rich slice of Vietnamese family life

  • Dining

    May 10, 2000

    East Is East

    Miss Saigon

  • Dining

    March 17, 1999
  • Culture

    September 9, 1998
  • Dining

    September 10, 1997
  • Dining

    September 6, 1995

    Bonjour, Vietnam

    Saigon Saigon respects its Indochinese heritage while maintaining a French elegance

  • News

    April 26, 1995

    War Junkie

    Jacques Leslie revisits Vietnam,land of obsessions

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