Times are good for equal-opportunity imbibers. Beers are being aged in all manner of wine and spirits barrels for added complexity. A surge of brews made with grapes are blurring the lines between beer and wine, and some of the city's best bartenders are shaking up all manner of interesting beer coc ... More >>
The Mission's new bean-to-bar chocolate factory Dandelion Chocolate (740 Valencia) opened its cafe component last week. Included on the menu of hot chocolates (served by the cup or pot) and European drinking chocolate is an extra unusual item: Cacao fruit smoothies. This is a rare opportunity to ta ... More >>
Buenos Aires Alfajores is an Oakland-based handmade cookie company by Argentinean expatriate Andrea Ozzuna. Her products are based on her grandmother's recipes, but Ozzuna has introduced some adaptations that fit right at home with the Bay Area palate. See Also: - Devil's Teeth Baking Company's Sma ... More >>
Gilberto Gil Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 Paramount Theatre Better than: Bossa nova. Emotions were outsized last night in downtown Oakland as hundreds of protesters marched to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Movement. Defiance and darkness charged the air as the people gathered in soli ... More >>
If you think American publishers are clueless when it comes to the Internet, just look abroad. This week, Brazil's National Association of Newspapers blocked Google News from aggregating its members' articles. That means that almost none of the newspaper articles published in Brazil will make it to ... More >>
Local hospitality and restaurant consulting firm Andrew Freeman & Co.'s annual trendspotting food forecast has just come out, and it proclaims 2013 the year of toasted bread. My very first story for SF Weekly was on Josey Baker's toasts, so I'm feeling a little smug about that, but mostly sorry t ... 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 >>
When you've been to enough bars and had enough cocktails, you begin to glean quite a bit of information from the contents of a drink. Tease through the evidence in the ingredients like a CSI (Cocktail Special Investigation) member and you can find the (figurative) fingerprints of the maker -- or fas ... More >>
Last month, SFoodie mentioned that Coffee Bar was looking for popup vendors who wanted to sell food out of a window on the site of its forthcoming cafe. According to Nathan Downs, events coordinator for Coffee Bar, the Window's March schedule is now posted online -- and it looks packed. Sta ... More >>
Bean-to-bar chocolate is tough to do authentically, and SF hasn't had a local B2B producer of note since Scharffen Berger shut down their facility, but here's some good news: Dandelion is a weed worth watching. Starting out as some folks in a garage in East Palo Alto, these chocolateiers hav ... More >>
Rightfully worshipped by headbangers and punks alike, Motörhead and its iconic founder, bassist and principle songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, have been grinding out their influential brand of balls-out rock for nearly four decades. Founded after Lemmy was fired from British space-rock outfit Hawk ... More >>
Last week, Twitter users were outraged by the company's new policy to allow censorship country-by-country -- not that this will have any influence in places like China or Iran, where tweeting is entirely blocked. In any event, the new policy is getting its first real test after Brazil filed a law ... More >>
In honor of the Super Bowl, which has become an excuse for junk-food decadence unrivaled since Roman times -- we're going to eat 1.25 billion wings this Sunday! Have you heard of this thing called the meat stadium? -- this week the Smithsonian's food blog traced the history of the Frito pie, all ... More >>
Tamara PalmerWe invite you to have a ball on this Monday by trying to guess who serves up this rather hefty bowl. Name the San Francisco restaurant in the comments below if you haven't already fallen asleep at your desk at the mere sight of this image. Cheers to Antonia, who we were unable ... More >>
My sensor saw it coming. The bad news: The Big One is coming. The good news: At least you can measure it. Geophysicists are looking for "citizen seismologists" in the Bay Area to install a tiny earthquake sensor in their home, classroom, or office this weekend as part of building the denses ... More >>
John BirdsallPica Pica's hallaca, $9: a three-meat filling wrapped in masa, steamed in banana leaf. Friday, December 3, 2010 In the gray north, we grow up baking puffy reindeer cut-outs with our moms, but in Venezuela, mothers and grandmas construct hallacas, a taste of Christmas as ubiquito ... More >>
Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Embattled Chile Lindo owner Paula Tejeda organized a rally yesterday to protest the alleged targeting of small Mission businesses by disability lawyer Thomas Frankovich. And, as this video taken by SF Weekly reporter Lauren Smiley shows, Tejeda just sort of lo ... More >>
Nicholas F./YelpOwner Paula Tejeda will bring your empanadas out to you on the sidewalk.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. SF Weekly staff writer Lauren Smiley files the latest report in what's been a miserable couple of weeks for Chile Lindo's Paula Tejeda, the empanada maker who closed he ... More >>
Paula Tejeda doesn't take kindly to customers who sue her, then return for more food The wheelchair-using man who is suing the landlord of 16th Street empanada destination Chile Lindo for disabled access violations returned this week -- to buy some meat pies. He ended up getting them served with ... More >>
If you were a true progressive, you'd pull for a World Cup outcome that'd help Lula hold onto power. You know this to be true. Last week we wrote about how the U.S. World Cup team's thrilling, last-minute victory over Algeria wasn't due to any kind innately American traits hard-wired into players ... More >>
Correct no more: It's Sidam-A.Thanks to a series of comments appearing under our latest "Don't Sound Like a Tool" audio guide, SFoodie learned of a subtle shift in the spelling of an Ethiopian coffee-growing region that has much larger political undertones. We've been happily drinking Sidamo coff ... More >>
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.
Houston PressBeef Enchiladas From Larry's (in Houston): Real Tex-MexThis week's reader question comes from E.T., who moved to the Bay Area from Houston a few years ago:I totally have a question, but after three and a half years of asking it, I'm beginning to suspect that the answer is "no." Is th ... More >>
The Pinoy edition of street food and music party Outside-In 3 drew approximately 1,500 people to Mink Bar in Daly City last weekend, according to that event's co-organizer Mixsterious. And we believe it, because it was rammed full during our two-hour tenure in the gluttonous trenches there. ... More >>
We're pretty spoiled, living in this city. There are club nights all over town that focus on different areas of the globe (old Jamaican reggae, new Argentinean techno, the best in UK bass music), mixing traditional selections with the latest beats. Add to that list the hottest tracks from Brazil, ... More >>
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.
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.
You don't need a doctor to tell you that a night out on the town while suffering from the flu is a bad idea -- but it carries more weight when delivered by an M.D. Well, you don' t need a professor of oceanography specializing in waves to tell you that rushing to the beach when there's a tsunami wa ... More >>
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.
J. BirdsallThrowback to a milkier time.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.
T. PalmerSpanish tortillas from Barcelona LaBonaOutside In, a weatherproof street food party taking place indoors, seeks to unite traditional vendors with the new-school Twitter-powered posse.Non-tweeting Mission vendors like Javi's Elotes (Mexican corn), Deja Vu gorditas and bacon-wrapped hot do ... More >>
Our sudden infatuation with a new Brazilian-Italian place in North Beach
Diving into the divine parrillada at Villa del Sol
Zingari completes its classic theme with Tuscan touches