San Mateo

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Food Fests Highlight Bacon, Beer, and Salsa

    Spin! Pizza has signed a franchising agreement to open five outposts in San Mateo County within the next seven years. Founded in 2005, Spin! currently has five locations around Kansas City and recently opened its first restaurant in Orange County. The Spin! founders and owners also launched the nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Debunking Farhad Manjoo's Version of the Tech Boom -- Again

    As a rebuttal of a rebuttal of a rebuttal is always a dicey proposition, I'll start off by echoing the words of Farhad Manjoo. I respect him and his work, and I'm flattered that he took the time to tear apart one of my pieces. Still, Manjoo's rebuttal of my rebuttal of his current San Francisco Mag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Say Aloha to Hawaiian Food in Downtown San Carlos

    Downtown San Carlos may never be Waikiki Beach, but there's something trade winds lately. Longtime friends and native Hawaiians Noelani Maestrini and Bradley Wills finally realized their dream of bringing a taste of home to the Peninsula with the opening of Noelani's, in the former Morty's space. J. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    BART Strike: How to Get to Work Today

    BART workers are ditching out on work today, but that doesn't mean you can, too. So how can you accomplish work amid this commute meltdown? Here's a few ideas we came up with that'll surely impress your boss:

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Ike's and The Plant Cafe Move South, Filipino Chain Dining

    Kenta Ramen is the latest entry into the intense pool of San Mateo area ramen shops. The new spot specializes in a spicy taro ramen with pork and tofu, but also offers 16 versions of ramen, udon, and soba. The mammoth menu covers many corners of Japanese cuisine. You can start with crispy chicken ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    In 49ers Win on Sunday, Colin Kaepernick Will Get Free Red Robin For Life

    Awwww well this is kind of adorable. Apparently 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a professed fan of Red Robin, and the chain has taken out an ad in the Chronicle offering him free food for life if the 49ers win the Super Bowl on Sunday. Even better, Red Robins in the Bay Area will be offering 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Soon You'll Be Able to Get Tofu Burritos at Chipotle

    In what we can only assume is a bid to take a bigger share of the fast-casual dining market, Chipotle has announced a tentative new vegetarian entree option. Beginning February 12, the chain will begin testing tofu "sofritas" burritos in seven of its Bay Area restaurants. The organic, GMO-free tofu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Timothy Stewart Accused of Murdering Terry Spray in Western Addition Attack

    Homicide investigators tracked down a 51-year-old San Mateo man who they say assaulted a San Francisco man, which eventually killed him. On Monday, police took Timothy Stewart into custody in connection with the murder of 61-year-old Terry Spray. Police didn't release too many details about the crim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Shabuway's Answer to Arnold Palmer: Half and Half Hot Pot

    Shabuway recently opened its first San Francisco location and sixth overall in the Bay Area. Launched in San Mateo in 2004, the specialist of the Japanese hot pot style called shabu shabu opened subsequent locations in Mountain View, San Jose, Union City, and Santa Clara before venturing to San Fran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Starved Pelicans Are Now Crowding San Mateo's Shelter

    Those sad and starved Brown Pelicans that have packed into nearby shelters this past month have wormed their way into the Peninsula Humane Society's Wild Life Center where they are getting 'round the clock care. The Peninsula Humane Society has taken in some 30 emaciated and really cold Pelicans, su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    San Franciscans Might Be Healthier if They Drank Even More Alcohol

    You would think that a city that restricts residents from overindulging on calorie-packed Happy Meals and nicotine would rank high on the charts of obnoxiously healthy. But alas, Marin -- a county filled with binge drinkers and crappy public transit  -- outdid us on this front. Don't worry, S.F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    President's Day Weekend: Another Carmaggedon?

    Closed for business​What better way to celebrate the Great Emancipator than with hair-pulling traffic and even more of a clusterfuck than usual for Bay Area commuters? The westbound deck of the Bay Bridge heading into San Francisco will be closed at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, until 5 a.m. on Tues ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Off The Grid Ends Fort Mason Season on November 18

    Chris MacArthur​Off The Grid will send its weekly Fort Mason gathering to hibernate away from the cold and wind for a few months after November 18. Organizer Matt Cohen tells SFoodie to expect the event's return to happen in mid-March. While the main party takes a break, Off The Grid's numero ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Seven Injured in Shuttle Bus Collision

    extranoise via FlickrSeven injured​A vehicle crashed into a shuttle bus carrying 14 elderly passengers Thursday night near Parkmerced, injuring seven and leaving one in critical condition. Around 9:16 p.m., the shuttle stalled on Junipero Serra Boulevard near Brotherhood Way and was rear-ended by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Fight Night: Boxing in the Bar

    Denizen415, used with permissionDon't take it outside, boys...​The definitions of both "sports bar" and "bar fight" are malleable, it would seem. In a good way. Last night marked another edition of Tuesday Night Fights put on by the San Francisco Boxing Union. Patrons of Roccapulco Supper Club ate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Hot Sauce and Panko Combines Wings, Waffles and Heat

    Photos by Luis Chong​Not long ago SFoodie reported about the openings of

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    HiYaaa! Truck's Banh Mi Hit San Mateo Tonight

    Albert LawThe HiYaaa! banh mi truck on its inaugural run.​Last Thursday, HiYaaa! (Twitter: @hiyaaaroll) kicked off its run, serving hot sandwiches to staff and friends at Ah Sam Florist in San Mateo. Influenced by their Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese heritage, owners Van Truong, Phillip Pagan, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Cheese Shop Crime, Passion Cafe for Rent (Again), Maharani's Back, and Macaron News

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. What's with all the restaurant crime? Saturday it was a shooting outside Little Joe's, and today Eater SF recounts the latest robbery attempt at Mission Cheese. Via the shop's newsletter, Eater learned a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Kleptomaniac Cat Strikes Again (video)

    Cat burlgar purrr-loins items from his neighbors ​By daytime, Dusty, a sweet-looking Siamese cat is nothing more than an innocent house pet who likes to lounge in the yard of his San Mateo home. But when the sun goes down this feline moonlights as a burglar -- a cat burglar that is. His skills for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Jeremy Fox Collaborates, Commis and Locavore See Chef Changes, Marin Food Trucks, More!

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. More news on chef changes, collaborations, and owner switch ups. Earlier we mentioned, via Grub Street, that Jeremy Fox would take over Saison for a week. Now Grub Street reports he'll be collaborating wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Pollo Campero Coming to S.F., Berkeley to Gain Artisan Butcher Shop, and Off the Grid

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. As SFoodie first reported in 2010, there was a rumor going around about the popular Guatemalan fried chicken chain, Pollo Campero, coming to San Francisco. Today, Inside Scoop confirms these rumors are tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Muni Driver Assaulted with Skateboard, Police Arrest Three Teens

    Skating right on down to juvenile hall ​Skateboarding might not be a crime, but hitting your bus driver with a skateboard is. Police booked three teenagers today on suspicion of assaulting a Muni driver after boarding a bus near Chinatown. According to police, the three teens got onto the 30 Stock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    San Francycle: Did David Chiu Drive on Bike to Work Day?

    ​Wasn't Bike to Work day fabulous this year? We certainly saw a lot more cyclists out than usual, and we hope to see them out again on the remaining 364 days until next year. Let's do a quick roundup of the best of the bikes. According to the Chron, the mayor and "almost every member of the Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Rageit Almurisi, Passenger on SFO-Bound Flight, Bangs on Cockpit Door, Wrestled to the Ground

    Another crazy passenger​This is any passenger's worst nightmare a week after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Passengers on a San Francisco-bound flight last night had a scare when a 28-year-old man with a Yemeni passport for no reason started yelling and banging on the cockpit door. Media outlets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Curry Up Now Gets Grounded, Coffee Bar Gets Ready to Pull Downtown

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Everybody always asserts that food trucks are a threshold endeavor toward brick-and-mortar, and it's finally coming true. Tablehopper catches a whiff of Curry Up Now, the restaurant, opening this weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Source Erupts, L'Appart Reappears, and Other Restaurant News

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Inside Scoop is first to blog about the arrival of Source (1 Division,, which should open as early March. The pitch: a "multidimensional dining experience" featuring "inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Giants World Series Trophy at City Hall (PICS)

    Oh happy day! ​At San Francisco's City Hall, one eventually gets used to the sight of statuesque brides in frilly gowns and strappy sandals clomping through the metal detectors. But a fella with a two-foot-tall, traffic cone orange hat, a matching scarf and a gleeful Jack-O-Lantern smile? No, he's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    November 2010 Openings & Closures: Roast Meats In, Markets Out

    Beast and the Hare/FacebookBeast and the Hare opened this month.​November brought on a rush of restaurants who pushed to open before the holiday bonanza season. Several were lower-priced spinoffs of tony restaurants, while others were additional locations (or relaunches) of familiar names. On the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Patxi's Comes to Noe Valley, The Counter Goes to San Mateo

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.In the week building up to Thanksgiving Day, the openings are dribbling in. Just a few: According to Eater SF (who plucked the info from Noe Valley SF), the Noe Valley branch of Patxi's Pizza ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    This Year, Yes We Can Is Taking It Outside, Mostly

    Hedy MacferranYes We Can jam-making workshop at La Cocina in July 2009.​Live Culture ― Eat Real organizer Anya Fernald's food-craft incubator ― got national attention last year for its DIY canning workshops at La Cocina. This year, Live Culture has reconfigured those Yes We Can classes as ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Symposium Ponders Future of Local Filipino Cuisine. Could It Be Vegetarian?

    Jun BelenAmy Besa of Brooklyn's Purple Yam, conducting a cooking demo. ​It was a busy weekend for Filipino food enthusiasts, as the Asian Culinary Forum hosted the city's first symposium on Filipino food at the International Culinary School in Civic Center. Filipino chefs, food historians, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Kauffman's Five: This Week in Food Bloggery

    ​This week's favorite bits from SFoodie and beyond. 1. A celebrity panel assembled by Brian Yaeger to do a blind tasting of pale ales found that, oh yeah, our Sierra Nevada still shows well against the competition. If you've been avoiding Sierra Nevada because it's ol' familiar, reread Roxanne Web ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Simply Mochi Remixes a Traditional Japanese Dessert​We adore San Francisco's old-school mochi overlords Benkyodo, who've been open on and off for more than 100 years and continue to dazzle us with modern interpretations of this Japanese dessert. But recently we've been swayed to cheat on them by Simply Mochi after their appearan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Bay Area's First 'Stamina Ramen' to Debut at Soon-to-Launch Dojo

    L. ChongThe Santa Ramen spin-off will focus on the spicy and the stamina-inducing. ​Popular Santa Ramen in San Mateo is adding a second location expected to open April 8. Just as S.F.'s Green Chile Kitchen recently opened the spin-off Chile Pies (& Ice Cream) at its pre-expansion site, owners ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Five Must-Eat Treats at the Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival

    ​The 14th Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival, September 12-13 at Ghirardelli Square (900 North Point at Polk), finds more chocolate-themed food vendors than ever before. Careful: If you don't pace yourself, the sugar rush will overtake you before you get to taste the cream of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    S.F. Unemployment Numbers: Every Time a Teacher Loses Their Job, a Bartender Is Born

    ​The leaves rustle gently in the wind, and deer raise their dewy muzzles expectantly to the sky. Birds twitter in anticipation. Hark! What's that sound?Shhh. It approaches.Here's this month's unemployment statistics from the state Employment Development Department! So, there's good news and bad ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Every Day Is Growhouse-Bustin' Day in the Sunset

    ​We wrote earlier about how San Francisco cops at Taraval Station busted marijuana growhouses on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday a few weeks ago. When asked if they'd raided one on Thursday, Lieutenant Mike Caplan answered no -- but noted that the day wasn't over yet.  While smoking marijuana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Small Confort, Big Unemployement Numbers: S.F. Still Doing a Bit Better than Rest of State

    Gather 'round, children, it's that time of the month when we reveal the state's Employment Development Department numbers -- which indicate  our employment rates are (still) failing to thrive in this sluggish economy. Basically, the numbers are as lowly as they were last month. Which makes one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    State Unemployment Numbers Are In: S.F. Situation Upgraded From 'Shitty' to 'Crappy'

    James Duncan DavidsonA sign of the times...The State Employment Development Department today released its monthly accounting of where the state's employment handbasket is in its journey toward hell. And it's a good news-bad news situation akin to: "We've got fresh vegetables -- but we're serving the ... More >>

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    October 22, 2008
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    February 2, 2005

    Fowl Play

    Celebrating cock-a-doodle-doo

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2004

    Twilight Zone

    The Rock goes dark

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2004

    Do the Eskimo Roll

    Pilot a skiff at PaddleFest

  • Summer Guide

    June 25, 2003

    And You're Off!

    Even if you dont know your exacta from a post parade, the racetrack can be a summer joy

  • News

    February 12, 2003

    The Russian Card Game

    A peek inside a new form of Russian organized crime and an ingenious method of turning credit card mailings into large amounts of cash

  • News

    August 22, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    That Sinking Feeling; A Biased Opinion; An Issue of Some Gravity; Book Learning; A Sad Development

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