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  • Dining

    November 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Beers of the Week: Cerveceria de MateVeza's Cocktail-Inspired Brews

    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 >>

  • Film

    March 13, 2013
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    March 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Dandelion Chocolate Smoothies Contain Real Cacao Fruit

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Buenos Aires Alfajores Charm With Californian Sensibilities

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Gilberto Gil Keeps Fans on Their Feet at the Paramount Theatre, 10/25/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Newspapers to Google: We Don't Want Your Help

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Euro 2012: Why Lunatics Will Be Waking You Up Early in the Coming Weeks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Drink of the Week: Vamos Pa' Chicha at La Mar

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    The Window @ Coffee Bar Announces a Month's Worth of Popups

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Dandelion Chocolate: The Return of Bean-to-Bar in SF

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Q&A: Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister on Touring with Megadeth and His Forthcoming Solo Album

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Brazil Sues Twitter Over DUI Checkpoint Tweets

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    When Fritos Were Meant for the Dinner Table

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Who Makes This Meatball?

    Tamara Palmer​We 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 >>

  • Culture

    September 7, 2011
  • Film

    August 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Stanford Wants to Install an Earthquake Sensor on Your Computer

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 25, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Holiday Hallacas at Pica Pica

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    At Rally Agianst ADA Lawyer, Chile Lindo Owner Sort of Loses It

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Chile Lindo Reopens. Only Now, Nobody Gets to Go Inside

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Disabled Man Suing Restaurant Returns For Empanadas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Who Should Progressives Root for In World Cup?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    In Which SFoodie Unwittingly Sounds Like a Tool

    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 >>

  • 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 19, 2010

    Who Makes These Cookie Buns?

    Tamara Palmer​Goodness gracious, great cookie buns are on the plate for this week's edition of our restaurant guessing game. What spot serves these and what's inside the buns? Take a shot at it in the comments below. Last week, SFoodie reader Kenyon correctly identified our Mystery Spot, Nopa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    'Where Can I Get Tex-Mex Food?'

    Houston PressBeef Enchiladas From Larry's (in Houston): Real Tex-Mex​This 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Wine, Street Food, and Anti-Wine Bar DJs Planned for Outside-In 4 at Heart

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Hey DJ! Friday Q&A w/ Kento Tanaka (BRAZA!)

    ​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 >>

  • 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

    March 2, 2010

    Wave Expert Confirms Tsunami-Watching 'Pretty Stupid' Thing to Do

    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 >>

  • 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

    February 16, 2010

    SFoodie's 92: Brioche Bread Pudding from Tartine Bakery

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Twittering and Traditional Street-Food Vendors Travel Indoors for 'Outside In'

    T. PalmerSpanish tortillas from Barcelona LaBona​Outside 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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2009
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    February 19, 2008
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    January 23, 2008
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    December 5, 2007
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    November 15, 2007
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    November 7, 2007
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    July 25, 2007
  • Dining

    September 15, 2004

    A Delectable Discovery

    Our sudden infatuation with a new Brazilian-Italian place in North Beach

  • Dining

    September 3, 2003

    Meat Heaven

    Diving into the divine parrillada at Villa del Sol

  • Dining

    April 24, 2002
  • Dining

    March 6, 1996

    Italian to a "T"

    Zingari completes its classic theme with Tuscan touches

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