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  • Dining

    April 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Sun and Suds at Faction Brewing, Alameda's Newest Craft Brewer

    There's a new kid on the block next to St. George Spirits and Rock Wall Winery, and you guessed it -- it's a brewery. Faction Brewing completes the Alameda Naval Air base's boozy trifecta with six taps, a killer view of the San Francisco skyline, and a parking lot-turned-patio to soak up the East Ba ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Favorite Japanese Restaurant Returns to Daly City

    In December 2012, many South San Francisco diners were very disappointed to hear that one of their favorite local Japanese restaurants since 1985 would be forced to close because of construction on the Westborough Square Shopping Center. Now, Kamameshi House is back and located not very far away fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Station 1 Branches Out From Prix Fixe

    For more than two years, diners from all over the Peninsula have been enjoying the three-course prix fixe menu at Woodside's Station 1. That dining format left with spring at the solstice, and the restaurant has shifted focus to a la carte. Chef Andrew Mitchell's tidy menu revamp now gives diners th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Family Feud Auditions for San Francisco Families

    A thought: Is the "XXX" that flashes across the screen when a Family Feud competitor fails a reference to moonshine jugs apropos of the McCoys and Hatfields we envision as engaging in family feuds? Perhaps that's overthinking it. And overthinking is the one thing you don't want to do when competing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    SPCA Offers Big Reward to Catch the Prick Who Gunned Down Raccoon

    The animal lovers over at the Peninsula Humane Society are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the animal-hater who shot a raccoon in South San Francisco over the weekend. The SPCA got a call Sunday morning from a concerned resident who spotted the wild ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Two-Buck Chocolatier: Capsule Chocolates

    Real candy makers will surely shudder in horror at Ichiban Kan's (22 Peace Plaza; 1931 Irving) $2 "capsule chocolate" maker, but it's a fun thing for amateurs like us to try out. It comes with little bitty teeny tiny instructions that basically offer the most rudimentary directions for tempering cho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Cops Say They Have Spotted Stolen Yacht With Kidnapped Kids

    This morning, officials spotted a yacht they believe was stolen by a man who allegedly kidnapped his two toddlers. The 40-foot boat was located about 50 miles off the coast near Pillar Point in San Mateo County, investigators told media outlets. Police and Coast Guard vessels have been dispatched t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Where to Catch See's Candies' 7,000-Pound Lollipop Redux

    SFoodie was on the scene when See's Candies earned the "World's Largest Lollipop" honors in the Guinness Book of World Records on July 20 in Justin Herman Plaza. Now, the West Coast candy giant is hauling out the impressive 16-foot, 7-inch confection for a few more public views. It's currently on d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    See's Candies Breaks World Record With Freakish 7,000-Pound Lollipop

    Well, it's official. See's Candies broke the world record with its 7,003-pound chocolate-flavored lollipop it showcased a few weeks ago in San Francisco. You should know all the labor (and sugar) that went into this insane sucker. It took 14.5 hours to make. The process started at 4 a.m. and was com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    South San Francisco Man Who Stole Fish to Buy Crack Gets Rehab

    Byron Bates, a South San Francisco seafood deliveryman who stole $10,000 worth of fish to acquire $400 worth of crack, has dodged prison and instead was sentenced to rehab, a San Mateo Superior Court judge ruled today.His three-year prison sentence will be suspended as long as he enters a drug treat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Takeda Pharmaceutical, Major Drug Company, Plans to Leave Bay Area

    Japan's largest drug manufacturer will be closing its research lab in South San Francisco come next January. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited will be consolidating its two California subsidiaries into one office based in San Diego. The South San Francisco-based lab opened in November 2007, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Ronald Bridgeforth, Accused Cop-Killer: What Does He Look Like Now?

    Now that accused cop-killer Ronald Bridgeforth has turned himself into to authorities this morning, we have one question on our minds: How much does he look like this digitally aged photo of Bridgeforth from 1971?​ Two years ago, we wondered whether the image of Bridgeforth from 1971, who allege ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Are Nursing Homes Over-Drugging Their Residents?

    ​According to the San Francisco-based organization California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), more than 25,000 California nursing-home residents are being given anti-psychotic drugs. That's about a quarter of the state's nursing-home population, and according to CANHR and other elder-ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Man's Hair Stolen -- Police Baffled

    Let the sun shine ... on justice ​San Franciscans tend to not pay their southern namesake much attention -- until someone there is robbed of his hair at knifepoint. The unusual crime occurred earlier this week when a man described as a 34-year-old Texas tourist was relieved of $300 by up to half a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    California Cougar Convention Coming to South San Francisco

    ​It is that time of year again. Virile young men, dissatisfied with the sight of twenty-something females in idiotic animal costumes sprawling on the slopes of Dolores Park, feel an ancient song stirring in the blood. They long for something different: Hotel bars thick with cloying perfume, the ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    What to Do This Weekend, Mar. 25-27

    jrodmanjr/FlickrThe final Outside In party happens Sun., Mar. 27.​Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. Fri., Mar. 25: Queen of the Sun Filmmaker Screenings Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 7 and 9 p.m. Director Taggart Siegel will be on hand for two screenings of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Giants' World Series Trophy in City Hall Tomorrow

    You think he was there for the trophy or the supes meeting? ​The confluence of the current Board of Supervisors' final meeting and a two-day stopover by the Giants' World Series trophy portends for large crowds in City Hall over the next several days. Expect lots of wild clothing and boisterous sp ... 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

    September 30, 2010

    Another Classic Bakery Shuts Off the Ovens, Macellato the Sandwich Appears

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.This is a dark week for bakeries. First Patisserie Delanghe closes, and now Paolo L. of Inside Scoop brings word that the 134-year-old Boniere Bakery in Alameda closed after the landlord jack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Battle Egg Puffs: Eggettes vs. Genki vs. Quickly

    Genki Crepes' egg puff.​Are you a San Franciscan between the ages of 5 and 25? Then you know what an egg puff is: A crunchy Hong Kong street snack, an inverted Belgian waffle, and a staple at dozens of Asian-influenced sweets shops in town. (The Chowhounds have collectively assembled a possible hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch: Sisig and Soccer in South City

    Genevieve Y./YelpSisig tacos, $6. World Cup play, free.​Friday, June 18, 2010Research for last Monday's lunch pick took SFoodie to Tanguito, the Argentinian food truck on the Wharf, where we ate choripan and watched the World Cup. In the same vein, we'd recommend you get on the 101 and drive a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    In Praise of Imposter Lobster in South City

    T. PalmerNot lobster, but not half bad either.​Cruising the El and hankering for something cheap 'n fried, SFoodie made a guilty pleasure pit stop at Long John Silver's (1111 El Camino Real at Del Paso, South San Francisco) for some fish and chips and hush puppies. Inside the spot (which doubles a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Snacktion: Orobello's Sourdough Classic Crackers

    ​Name: Sourdough Classic CrackersBrand: OrobelloOrigin: South San Francisco/South AfricaFound at: Andronicos (1200 Irving at 14th Ave.)Cost: $3.99Ingredients: Unbleached wheat flour, expeller pressed palm oil, salt, expeler pressed vegetable oil, sugar, yeast, glucose, lactic acid, invert syru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    S.F. Landlord Paranoid About Chocolate Goodness

    Laszlo Toth/​SFist has kindly alerted us to a rather unsavory conspiracy theory brewing on Nob Hill. In a guest post at Laughing Squid, author Laszlo Toth reports on a note posted to the door of 1519 Polk Street, a former retail location of See's Candies."Your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    More on Yesterday's Columbus Salame Fire

    Julie Watts/ Yesterday's fire at Columbus Salame plant in South San Francisco left $5 million worth of damages, reports CBS5. The cause of the blaze is not yet known. A spokesman told the Early Edition Morning News that the company is currently trying to at least temporarily relocate af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Fire at Columbus Salame, One of S.F.'s Oldest Food Businesses

     We are saddened to learn, via SFGate, of the four-alarm fire that broke out early this morning at the South San Francisco plant of the historic Columbus Salame Company. This purveyor of fine preserved meats was founded in North Beach by two Italian immigrants in 1917, which makes it one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Snacktion: Bean and Cheese Pupusas from Casa Sanchez

    Name: Bean and Cheese PupusasBrand: Casa SanchezOrigin: South San FranciscoFound at: Andronicos (1200 Irving at 14th Ave.)Cost: $4.99Ingredients: Corn flour, pinto beans, jack cheese, canola oil, onions, cumin, paprika.Calories per serving: 174 The word: Originally an invention from El Salvador some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Snacktion: Buttons and Bows from Marsha's Marvelous

    Name: Buttons and Bows Pasta SaladBrand: Marsha's MarvelousOrigin: South San FranciscoFound at: Other Avenues (3930 Judah at 45th Ave.)Cost: $3.89Ingredients: Semolina pasta, canola and olive oil, bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, balsamic vinegar, green onions, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    It Isn't a Party Until Somebody Cries: The Week in SFoodie

    • It was an unapologetic week of eating, with a tear or two thrown in for good measure. New SFoodie blogger Mary Ladd was busted gorging on the tasty but little-known savory foods at Mission Pie. Meanwhile, Matthew Stafford downed a mai tai (or two) in anticipation of summer. • We dropped our b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    EPA Busts Contractor For Keeping Mum On Lead-Based Paint At Castro District Dwelling

    Anyone who sees a red door and feels a compulsion to paint it black should heed the fate of South San Francisco's Fine Custom Painting, Inc. The painting contractor was this week fined $10,000 by the Environmental Protection Agency for commencing on the scraping and re-painting of a multi-family uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Date Night: Sumptuous Small-Plates Couples Cooking Class

    Dinner and a movie doesn't always cut it. Sometimes you want something a little more hands-on, something to give that night out a little kick in the pants, which is when Parties that Cook comes in very handy. This Friday, March 20, it's hosting Sumptuous Small-Plates Couples Cooking Class, a two-hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    U.S. Moves Thrift HQ From S.F. to Dallas to Ensure Corruption-Free Oversight. Could Outsourcing Local Government Be Next?

    Will the last vestige of government to leave please lower the flag?Scandal-plagued regional bank regulators' headquarters have been moved from South San Francisco to Dallas, suggesting the Bay Area is simply too corrupt and incompetent a site for serious watchdogs. Last month, the director of the Of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2009
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    July 16, 2008
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    February 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Following the Falafel Trail: FBI Mined Bay Area Food Sales

    Hoping that spikes in falafel and tahini purchases in the Bay Area would blaze a trail to Iranian secret agents, in 2005 and 2006, the FBI mined grocery store records for Middle Eastern food sales in the South San Francisco-San Jose area. According to Congressional Quarterly, the project didn't last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    San Francisco Taxi Rates To Rise Pending Health Care Plan: SFGovernmentInAction

    Every Monday, the SF Weekly News blog 'The Snitch' reports on what the SF City Government will be up to this week in a feature we call: SFGovernmentInAction. -ed By Benjamin Wachs Okay, before we get started, I’m going to lay a ground rule – no more talking about any motions by the city governm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Important Tofu Recall Information: Click Here Or Die!

    Hang on to your tofu everyone! South San Francisco company Quong Hop and Co. has recalled all of its Soy Deli brand tofu after health officials detected the nasty listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a package of Quong Hop's 12-ounce Soy Deli Firm Organic Nigari Tofu. Thankfully, we prefer the soft va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007
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    February 14, 2007

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    Week of 2-14-2007

  • Dining

    May 26, 2004

    Beefed Up

    You get grilled meat until you cry uncle at Espetus

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004

    Best Argentine

    Villa del Sol

  • Dining

    September 3, 2003

    Meat Heaven

    Diving into the divine parrillada at Villa del Sol

  • Dining

    October 10, 2001

    Swerving on Irving

    Some bars in the Sunset are made for regulars

  • Dining

    March 28, 2001

    California Classic

    JoAnn's Cafe

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    January 29, 1997
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