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Tamara Palmer

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    October 1, 2010

    Pickled Figs and Pumpkin Beers: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Tamara Palmer​Highlights from the blog and beyond: 1. Sean Timberlake continues his series of advice columns on preserving peak-season produce with a recipe for pickled figs that looks phenomenal ― as well as links to other fig-forward preserves. (Also intriguing: Timberlake's sighting of nastur ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Call to Flavor: Street Food Party Benefits St. Anthony Foundation

    Tamara PalmerThe flavor of Soul Cocina.​The second annual "Call to Flavor" street food gathering will once again find informal carts and folding tables serving it up for the benefit of St. Anthony Foundation. It'll be a good time to catch some of these rogue sellers in one spot, including orga ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    A Peek Inside the Mystery Box from Namu and County Line Harvest

    Tamara Palmer​We're quite pleased with our mystery box from Marin farm County Line Harvest's Rogue Market, which is now served up alongside the fetching brunch at Namu (439 Balboa at Sixth Ave.) every Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. For $25, we got approximately $45 worth of produce; this week's ha ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Whose Dish is This?

    Tamara Palmer​People line up for it ― can you name this house special and the S.F. restaurant where the picture was taken? Give it a go in the comments below. High five to repeat winner Luis, who figured out that the deep-fried scallops from last week's Mystery Spot are cooked up at Bushi-T ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Dragon Beard Candy from Koi Palace

    Tamara Palmer​Here's a trick to bypassing the amusement park-like weekend crowds at Daly City dim sum institution Koi Palace: Save the dumplings for a quieter time and just swoop in and out with some dragon beard candy (eight pieces for $8, 16 pieces for $15). Tamara Palmer​It has been ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Turn! Turn! Turn! at Campton Place, a Mint Julep for Fall

    Tamara Palmer​Campton Place is marking the fall season with new cocktails including Turn! Turn! Turn! The Byrdsian take on a ginger mint julep has Belvedere vodka, Domaine Canton ginger liqueur, fresh mint, lime, and a splash of sparkling cava. Burned many times by unbalanced, overly minty jul ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Let's Roll Ditches Roll-Your-Own Sushi Concept ― for Tonkatsu

    Tamara Palmer​Let's Roll, a newcomer to Irving Street's bustling snack strip that billed itself as a a roll-your-own sushi bar back in August, has now opened. Only now, it's a tonkatsu (breaded and fried cutlet) house. The sign out front reflects the change. Tamara PalmerThe storefront back i ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    The S'Mores Taco, a Flash of Brilliance at Last Night's Outside In 7

    Tamara Palmer​At last night's Outside In 7 street food event in the Mission, SF Delicious offered one of the more intriguing snack concepts of the night, the s'mores taco: soft tortilla, a generous lashing of Nutella, graham crumbles, and what was described as "artisan" marshmallows that came ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    New Cart Alert: Sataysfied

    Tamara Palmer​We caught an early outing for new street food purveyor Sataysfied at Fabric8's Street Food Fridays last week. Feldo Nartapura sells Indonesian-style satay marinated in kecap, or soy-based sauce. We enjoyed the sweet and crispy outside and juicy and tender inside of the "Porky Pig ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Who Deep-Fried This?

    Tamara Palmer​We are a sucker for just about anything that's been breaded and tossed into a deep-fryer. Can you identify the S.F. restaurant where this picture was snapped and tell us what the menu item is? Offer a guess in the comments below. Congratulations to Kat, who figured out that the ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Jishin, a Shroomin' Delight at Ozumo

    Tamara Palmer​The delicate, maple-reminiscent flavor of candycap mushrooms is part of the arsenal for a growing amount of dessert purveyors, so it shouldn't be a huge stretch to find it on a drink menu. But it's still a pleasant surprise at Ozumo, where it appears in cocktail form in the Jishi ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Homegrown Marin Market Adds Cooking Demos

    Tamara PalmerSaucy Dumplings will teach you how to make your own.​Saturday's Homegrown Marin Market is shifting to an earlier schedule, starting three hours earlier than the first two installments did. Cooking demonstrations will be a feature this time around: a solar cooking instructional in ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Bites from Sunday's SF Food Wars' Great Salsa ChampionChip

    Tamara PalmerA view of Sunday's salsa-feeding frenzy.​SF Food Wars hosted its eighth cooking competition, the Great Salsa ChampionChip, last Sunday in front of a crowd of 300 at Ferry Plaza. As the lucky resident guest judge, we always have fun meeting new people and checking out their ingenui ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Oaxacan Chipotle Truffle Cookies from Belle's Bakery

    Tamara Palmer​We're not exactly looking for cookies we want to devour a bag at a time, but new organic San Francisco wholesaler Belle's Bakery got us and got us good with a bag of Oaxacan chipotle truffle cookies. So soft as to almost render chewing unnecessary, chunks of chocolate mingle with ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Who's Behind This Soup?

    Tamara Palmer​It's time to play name that soup! Can you identify what kind of soup is here (including those little fried bits) as well as the San Francisco restaurant where this picture was snapped? Give it a guess in the comments below. Congratulations to Luis, who pinpointed the mystery mea ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Watermelon Margarita, a Mall Rat Cocktail at Straits

    Tamara Palmer​Sometimes, you just need to go to the mall and drink. Or maybe that's just us. Straits, located in the Westfield Centre mall, doesn't pour particularly high-end margaritas (with Sauza Hornitos tequila). But the watermelon version, rimmed with green salt, is still a reward for kee ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Who Serves This Mystery Meat?

    Tamara Palmer​Meatlessness is for Mondays. That's why we're offering up a juicy slab of meat this afternoon. But can you pinpoint the name of this dish and the San Francisco restaurant that created it? If so, please offer a guess in the comments below. A hearty congratulations to Dee Dee Nguy ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Who Makes This Lunch Special?

    Tamara Palmer​Do you think you can crack this Mystery Spot? Name this dish in its native language, plus the San Francisco restaurant that serves it. Leave your guesses in the comments section. Congratulations to James Park, who figured out that the spaghetti from last week's Mystery Spot came ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    The Narwhal, Commonwealth's Liquid Nitrogen Slushie

    Tamara Palmer​Molecular gastronomy pops up sparingly at Commonwealth, like in a light cocktail frozen with the assistance of liquid nitrogen. The Narwhal is a lovely slushie made with ambrosia melon and lime, filtered sake, mint, and Floc de Gascogne, a French aperitif fortified with Armagnac. ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Who Makes This Spaghetti?

    Tamara Palmer​Yes, this is obviously spaghetti. But what restaurant serves this particular kind of spaghetti, and what's mixed in with the noodles? Give us a guess in the comments below. Congratulations to Michelle L for correctly pinpointing the disclaimers in last week's Mystery Spot as bel ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Louie Louie, a Thermidor Flip

    Tamara Palmer​In our drinking adventures, we've sought out beverages made with egg whites and egg yolks as well as drinks that say they have egg in them but actually don't. The Louie Louie at Thermidor is in a new cocktail category to us: The flip, a drink containing a whole egg. It's mixed wi ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    S.F.'s Fearless Chocolate Takes a Bite Out for Charity

    Tamara Palmer​S.F.-based startup Fearless makes its raw-cacao chocolate "adventurously with auspicious providence and lavish devotion," according to the attractive recycled packaging. Bars are made with unroasted organic cacao beans cooked on low heat (under 118 degrees) and are free of soy, ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Bow Down to the Bao

    Tamara PalmerMaliNumNum's sio-bao.​With all the trucks, carts, and folding tables out there, you can pretty much get any kind of taco you want on the streets of San Francisco, whether your fancy is regional Mexican or upscale French. But there's another meat-and/or-veggie-vehicle that's gainin ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Whose Disclaimers Are These?

    Tamara Palmer​Fixed hours can be oppressive, so we understand why this week's Mystery Spot keeps kind of a loose schedule. Can you name the San Francisco eatery where this picture was snapped? Offer a guess in the comments below. Congratulations to Jimmy, the winner of last week's Mystery Spo ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    Violet and Venom, a Stinging Cocktail from Farmerbrown

    Tamara Palmer​We pulled up to the bar at Farmerbrown the other night in the mood for a Slurricane, basically a take on the New Orleans Hurricane with a Yay Area twist. The name is a tribute to a 1995 song by legendary local rapper E-40 and his group The Click. Because we like to drink our hip- ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Who Offers This Healthy Bowl?

    Tamara Palmer​Here's some straight-up health in a bowl, something lovely to eat on Meatless Mondays. Can you name this item and tell us what restaurant serves it? Let us know in the comments. We would like to salute Luis, who figured out last week's Mystery Spot and item, a Gulf shrimp po' bo ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Floravita, an Elderberry Refresher from Santa Rosa

    Tamara Palmer​Santa Rosa's Floravita 2000 makes a beverage with extracts from the black elder tree (specifically elderflower and elderberry), unspecified fruit juices (only 18 percent), and spring water. While we can't attest to the manufacturer's claims of the flu-fighting efficacy of the abu ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Hot Spud's Steak Spud

    Wilhelm Y./YelpThe Steak Spud ($8.95).​Simone Powers, Edip Kurtcu, and Cemil Erzincanli opened their Fisherman's Wharf baked-potato quick-serve two weeks ago. Powers, who's cooked at Cafe Gratitude, spearheaded Hot Spud's largely gluten-free menu. The concept: mega, 12-ounce Russet potatoes co ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Humphry Slocombe Hosting Big Gay Ice Cream Truck for Bicoastal Fun

    Tamara PalmerHumphry Slocombe's Harvey Milk and Honey Graham Cracker ice cream.​SFoodie's Tamara Palmer, enlisted to edit NBC's local food blog Feast Bay Area (due to go live in September), offered up a rainbow scoop to NBC's New York Feast flagship yesterday ― an East-Coast-meets-West-Coast ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Name This Sandwich

    Tamara Palmer​It may be slightly early for lunch, but this is the type of picture that can kick sandwich lust into overdrive, no matter the time of day. What type of sandwich is this, and what San Francisco eatery served it up? Offer a guess in the comments section. Virtual high fives to Rich ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Let's Roll, a Roll-Your-Own Sushi Place, Taking Shape in the Sunset

    Tamara Palmer​Last week, new signs went up on a former frozen yogurt storefront at 2150 Irving (at 23rd Ave.). When it opens, Let's Roll might be the city's first-ever roll-your-own sushi bar. A note posted on the door seeks "energetic and smiley" kitchen staff, servers, and a sushi chef, all ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Mission Chinese Food's Thrice-Cooked Bacon

    Tamara PalmerThrice-cooked bacon with rice cake, bitter melon, tofu skin, black bean, and chile oil ($9).​On the opening day of Mission Chinese Food earlier this month, we seared our tongues with a jolting ma po tofu that left us feeling like amateurs. We're on our way back to redeeming our pe ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    SF Food Wars Pie or Die: Slices From the Judges' Table

    Tamara Palmer​Craving an extra slice? Click through our Pie or Die slide show. Pie or Die, SF Food Wars' seventh battle in under a year, took place over the weekend at Stable Cafe. Twenty competitors brought their finest recipes and enthusiasm (though fewer costumes and get-ups than past cont ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Who Tossed This Pasta?

    Tamara Palmer​Now, a moment of noodle theory. Do you know what pasta dish this is and where in the city it was served? Offer a guess in the comments below. Congratulations to Kate, who pinned last week's Mystery Spot down as Joe's Cable Car. Way to go! Follow us on Twitter: @sfoodie

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    July 23, 2010

    All-Vegan Cinnaholic Bakery is Both Subversive and Satisfying

    Tamara PalmerCinnaholic's Old Skool Roll with pomegranate seeds ($4.50)​Berkeley's brand-new Cinnaholic is not a great place to go if you are terribly indecisive. A seemingly infinite number of customizable options are available for the bakery's all-vegan cinnamon rolls, including toppings, fr ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Food Carting in Portland, Part 2: Downtown

    Tamara PalmerThe Dump Truck's bacon cheeseburger dumpling.​Downtown Portland has several areas, including parking lots called pods, dedicated to street food. We decided to check out the scene on S.W. Alder between 9th and 10th Streets, where a few relatively new carts are parked alongside some ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Who's the Boss?

    Tamara Palmer​Restaurants have their hierarchies, whether in the front of the house or the kitchen. But who's the boss here? In the comments below, tell us the name of the S.F. joint where this pic was snapped. Congratulations to Zac for identifying last week's Mystery Spot as Mr. and Mrs. Mi ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Liqueur de Violettes, a Rockin' Tipple from Tempus Fugit

    Tamara Palmer​Now, we're far from a spirits expert, but we did know that Tempus Fugit is a rock star in that world. We learned this via an interview last year with the incomparable Marilyn Manson, in which he informed us that Mansinthe, his very own brand of absinthe, was a collaboration with ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Who's Open on Sundae?

    Tamara Palmer​Many places in San Francisco are open Sundays, but we know of only one that's open on Sundae. Where in the city was this picture snapped? Offer a guess in the comments section. Congratulations to Aidan, who correctly guessed last week's Mystery Spot: lamb sausage as served at Z ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Kaia Foods' BBQ Kale Chips: Sunny Green Delights from Oakland

    Tamara Palmer​Oakland's Kaia Foods makes kale chips in regular and BBQ varieties, the latter pumped up with flavorings that include sun-dried tomatoes, agave nectar, apple cider vinegar, wheat-free tamari, and chile/onion/garlic powders. We're not sure how these came to be labeled "BBQ" ― th ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Sweet Revolution Plus Kika's Treats Equals Sweet Treaty

    Tamara PalmerBet we can't eat just one.​San Francisco indie confectioners Sweet Revolution and Kika's Treats, who share kitchen space, have just unveiled their first collaboration. If Sweet Treaty isn't a new invention, we don't know of anything like it locally. It's a puffed corn cake dipped ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Starbelly's Patio Picnic Tuesdays Start Tonight

    Tamara Palmer​Starbelly's patio has been renovated in time for summer and now boasts an edible garden and retractable roof. Tonight kicks off an eight-week series, "Patio Picnic Tuesdays," a $25 prix-fixe family style meal. Each week will riff on a different theme. We enjoyed a media preview l ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    Where is This Sausage Fest?

    Tamara Palmer​This is one sausage fest we actually wouldn't mind being a part of all the time. But can you tell us the specific dish, and what restaurant serves it? Take your guess in the comments below. Big ups to SFoodie reader Sherman, who easily figured out that the sisig tacos from the l ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    Southern Sandwich Eyes S.F. Debut

    Tamara PalmerSmoked beef sausage and hush puppies.​Man, we're salivating just looking at that picture and remembering that smoked beef sausage and glossy toasted bun. Damn. We drove down to Redwood City to check out Southern Sandwich, the new truck from Nathan and Brett Niebergall. The brother ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Outside In 5 Rode S.F.'s New Wave of Haute Street Food

    Tamara Palmer​The definition of street food in San Francisco continues to rapidly expand in ever more creative directions. Saturday's Outside In 5 event in Dogpatch seemed to accelerate that. Presented by Soul Cocina, SF Cart Project, and Hands On Gourmet, it was a food crawl comprised of ove ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Street-Food Edition: A Taco Guessing Game

    Tamara Palmer​Is there anything more immediately satisfying than tacos served on the street? You don't have to answer that, but please do try hazarding a guess as to what kind of tacos these are and which pavement cuisine purveyor made these wonder twins in the comments section. For the first ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Off the Grid's Wildly Windy Debut

    Tamara PalmerA moment of stillness before the wind.​Last Friday's Fort Mason debut of weekly street-food market Off the Grid was so windy, tented vendors had to get creative with ways to weigh their shelters down. But the weather didn't deter hundreds of people from checking out a dozen Asian ... More >>

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