The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.While all the other food blogs were enjoying Presidents Day, SFoodie found ourselves in the office, gathering gossip. From SFoodie editor John Birdsall comes an item exclusive to Buzz Machine:&nbs ... More >>
The Taco Guys/FacebookThe Taco Guys: Justin Close (left) and Jason Hoffman.This may be San Francisco's Summer of Truck, sure. But 2010 has seen the birth of another street trend: The restaurant chef gone mobile. This Friday at Off the Grid, San Francisco will get a taste of the newest resta ... More >>
Tamara PalmerGood Foods' house-made bacon.Good Foods Catering's Dontaye Ball, a recent Best Of winner and fixture at the Alemany and Stonestown farmers' markets, will host his second all-bacon dinner later this month, a six-course celebration of porcine pleasures crafted from his house-made b ... More >>
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 >>
Tamara Palmer(Check our slideshow of all the Amuse Brunch action.) Move over, Lady Gaga: SF Food Wars competitions, a benefit for SF Food Bank, are now a harder ticket to procure than any megaconcert Live Nation can dream up. When this weekend's Amuse Brunch (Brunch in a Bite) battle at Thir ... More >>
Chef Ball and his house made bacon Dontaye Ball of Good Foods Catering, a staple of the Alemany and now Stonestown farmers' markets, has gotten such good feedback on his addictive, thick-cut, house-made hickory-/applewood-/cherry-smoked bacon that he's planning an all-bacon dinner to showcase ... More >>
Favorite morsels from the blogs and beyond:Le Cherpumple1. They said it couldn't be repeated. They said it shouldn't be repeated. But this week Andy Wright spent five hours baking a pie-in-a-cake-times-three cherpumple. The results seemed surprisingly sliceable. I am in awe. 2. Mary Ladd talked t ... More >>
Schools are trying to contain their truancy epidemic. How're they doing? Just ask the students smoking pot less than a block from campus.
T. PalmerOur new It sweetener is the pound of coconut sugar ($11.95) we picked up from Emeryville's Coracao Confections. It has added depth to both our sweet and savory kitchen experiments (recent standouts include pear ginger spice tapioca and candied roasted garlic).The nectar of a blossoming c ... More >>
L. ChongBreakfast of champions: The morning pizza is worth every minute it takes to bake.In case you've avoided visiting the Split Pea Seduction restaurant on Sixth Street because of its gritty location, you'll be happy to know it's opened a food stand in a residential neighborhood. You can f ... More >>
vimal p./Yelp!Alka Patel's savory pies.Add New Zealand meat pies to the city's growing roster of street foods. Alka Patel was a process engineer at a South City biotech company before realizing she had a calling in pie-making. The Auckland native recently launched The Pie Press, which began hawking ... More >>
It's a crappy time for caterers. Even if you had the money, this isn't exactly the moment for corporate caviar bars and sushi served on the flesh of live models (ah, the things we've seen). That accounts for Kitchenette, LRE Catering's lunch-off-the-loading-dock concept in Dogpatch. And it explains ... More >>
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