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    December 4, 2013
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    November 27, 2013
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    November 20, 2013
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    November 13, 2012

    Thanksgiving: Two Ways to Fake a Home Cooked Meal

    Sandra Lee may have cornered the market on "semi-homemade," but she's far from the only one trying to pass off pre-prepped food as their own. We've accidentally stumbled into a couple of places in the city offering ways to minimize the stress and expense of hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. Whole Foods ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Need a Thanksgiving Pie? 3 Places to Put in Your Order

    Sure, it may seem as if the Halloween decorations are just now coming down, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And if you're looking to place a pie order instead of making your own, it's time to get a move on. Here are three places in the city that can help to ensure a stress-free, pie-fil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    New Video from Producers of Rebecca Black's "Friday" Features the Saddest Thanksgiving Ever

    If you spent any time on the social medias this weekend, you probably saw the new Thanksgiving-themed music video from the creative geniuses who brought us Rebecca Black's cult hit "Friday," commonly known as the worst music video ever. The ARK Music Factory-produced video for Nicole Westbrook's new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    San Francisco General Hospital Hosts Free Nutrition and Cooking Demos

    The Community Wellness Center at San Francisco General Hospital just got a new kitchen that hosts free hour-long nutrition and cooking demos every Thursday at 2 p.m. (with a break on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving). The sessions are taught by a rotating group of five chef/instructors who are involved with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Class Alert! Master Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Basics

    Turkey Basics Where: Salumeria, 3000 20th St. (at Florida), 471-2998 When: Sun., Nov. 11 and Sun., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m. Cost: $100 (purchase in advance via Brown Paper Tickets) The rundown: Chef Thomas McNaughton (Flour Water, Central Kitchen) breaks down what you need to know to make great turkey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Vegan Butterfingers, Election Night Get-Down, and Holiday Loaf News!

    ​ The big news this week is both Gardein and Trader Joe's have come out with vegan Thanksgiving "loafs" of sorts. You better make your pro and con lists now because you can get BOTH of these AND a Field Roast loaf! Or you totally can and be awesome. See Also: - Homeless Roosters, Singing Pigs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    3 Free Apps To Help You Survive the Fall Holidays

    As we move toward November it isn't too soon to get ready for Thanksgiving and beyond. Whether you are looking to cook, shop or find a place to take (or escape from) your relatives, there are plenty of free iPhone apps help you prepare for the coming onslaught. If you're staying in the city, the (sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Bi-Rite's Got Your Back for the Holidays

    Can't believe it's almost November? Neither can we. But the holidays are almost upon us, which means that it's time to start thinking about turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and menu-planning, whether we like it or not. Bi-Rite Market just released its new holiday guide, and is hosting a few event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Beer of the Week: The Bruery's Autumn Maple Tastes Like Thanksgiving's Sweet Side

    Chances are, by the time Halloween rolls around, every pumpkin beer will have a special place as an impulse buy in your shopping cart. Unfortunately, the chances are even better that the beer in your wagon has very little pumpkin in it -- or possibly none at all. Many of the "pumpkin" beers that cro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    The Crab Boats Are on the Water, and Fresh Dungeness Is Coming Soon

    ​Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle broke the news that the Dungeness crab strike was over and the boats were heading out to set their traps. As SFoodie had reported before Thanksgiving, the Bay Area's Dungeness crab season began on November 15, but local fishing boats were striking in order t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Video Released of Suspect Who Intentionally Ran Over Firefighter

    Police have released surveillance of the suspect they say intentionally ran down a Cal firefighter with his vehicle on Thanksgiving Day, critically injuring him.The victim, a 29-year-old firefighter and former marine, was at a Shell gas station at about 2:45 a.m. on Geary Boulevard near 11th Avenue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Thanksgiving: A Deadly Day on the Road

    ​I don't know about you, but at our Thanksgiving dinners there's always that one person who consumes more Wild Turkey than turkey. And thinking of this made us wonder: Why hasn't the San Francisco Police Department made any plans for DUI checkpoints this Thursday?San Francisco Police Captain Al Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Ugly Thanksgiving Sweaters: Tonight Is Your Last Chance to Find Them on eBay

    ​The hours until Thanksgiving morning are nearing, and soon you will awaken to the smell of turkey and stuffing wafting through a house chock-full of relatives and the sound of football droning from the television. You'll hop out of bed and reach for that one perfect Turkey Day sweater. Wait -- no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Turkey or Salmon: The Last Waltz at Winterland, Thanksgiving 1976

    In 1976, the band known as The Band decided to call it quits. Its recent albums hadn't been selling so well, the members were tired of touring, leader Robbie Robertson had (allegedly) turned into a major twit, and it would be a couple of decades before their hit "The Weight" would be used in the tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Thanksgiving 101: How Not to Burn Down Your House While Cooking

    Editor's Note: The author writes this from a pre-Thanksgiving pecan pie coma in the office. ​I'm not dissing anyone, the disgustingly cloying pie I just ate was store-bought -- by me -- as will be all my other additions to my Thanksgiving potluck come Thursday. My domestic skills are weak, to put ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    This Thanksgiving, Learn Mary Risley's Beautifully Profane Way to Cook Turkey

    In a wonderful instructional that has garnered over 10,000 views in the past two days, San Francisco's Mary Risley cuts out all the crap you've ever heard about making turkey for Thanksgiving. After decades of experience on the topic, the proprietor of Tante Marie's Cooking School and head of the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    No Fresh Dungeness Crabs for Thanksgiving

    ​As SFoodie reported on Friday, negotiations between the San Francisco Crab Boat Owners' Association and the Bay Area largest crab processors have flatlined over the price the processors were willing to pay. The fishermen have stuck to their demand for $2.50 per pound -- which small, local process ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Thanksgiving Galore, PETA's Holiday Antics, and Pit Bulls & Sexy Men Calendars For All!

    ​• Chako, a pit bull rescue and education group, has put together an amazing calendar of sexy, sexy naked men and adorable, adorable pit bulls. Gift them to everyone this holiday season, especially your ignorant friends and relatives who say stupid things about pit bulls because they know nothin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Top 5 Cheap Thanksgiving Side Dishes

    Listen, times are tough. If you find yourself in a precarious financial situation this Thanksgiving, but still have to prepare a big meal so friends and family aren't stuck eating your couch cushions (you need those!), here's our foolproof list of inexpensive yet delicious hella cheap Thanksgiving S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Holiday Food Alert: Zog's Dogs Turkey Dinner Weenies

    Zog's Dogs is bringing back the Thanksgiving Dog in all its glory. It's basically an entire Thanksgiving dinner in a bun: turkey sausage, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and crunchy fried onions. Well, nobody ever said they don't have a sense of humor. Crazy, right? Oh, and you can get it d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Prep Your Gut With 4505 Meats' Turducken Sandwich

    Jonathan Kauffman4505 Meats' chicken-in-a-duck-in-a-turkey (and eventually in you), $12.​ Wednesday, November 24, 2010 If you've been reading SFoodie religiously, you know that 4505 Meats has been taking orders for Thanksgiving turducken. On the 4505 blog, owner Ryan Farr has posted photos of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Top Chef Yigit Pura Offering Pumpkin Tarts for Thanksgiving

    Gilt CityBring Yigit home for the holidays.​Want a slice of Yigit Pura, winner of Top Chef: Just Desserts and pastry chef for S.F.'s Taste Catering? After we reported that Yigit's single, with dreams of opening a dessert shop with his Bravo winnings, we found out we can actually get a taste of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Liza Shaw's Thanksgiving Essential: Pumpkin Cheesecake

    SFoodie's series asking some of our favorite San Francisco food people about the dish they just can't celebrate Thanksgiving without. Every year, A16 closes for Thanksgiving Day, and chef Liza Shaw is as thankful about that as anyone. "If you stay open for Thanksgiving," she says, "you're expec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Non-Turkey Turkey Day, Mad Men's Pussycat, Shark Fin Creepiness

    ​SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • For 28 days concluding in November 2010, an HSUS investigator worked inside a Cal-Maine factory egg farm in Texas, and documented a bunch of scary-ass abuses. The vast majority of eggs that Americans eat come f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Russ Moore's Thanksgiving Essential: Sticky Rice and Chinese Sausage Stuffing

    SFoodie's series asking some of our favorite San Francisco food people about the dish they just can't celebrate Thanksgiving without. Russ Moore is the Bay Area's chef's chef. At Camino, the Oakland restaurant, he operates with his wife, Allison Hopelain, the Chez Panisse veteran reduces cooking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    (Pop) Tarts and Whisk(e)y Bars: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Veganbaking.net/FlickrMore artisanal pop tarts.​Highlights from SFoodie this week:1. Artisanal pop tarts are having a moment. You can buy William Werner's savory pumpkin hand pie from the Tell Tale Preserve Co. farmers' market stand, or pick Gillian Shaw's pop tarts up for your Thanksgiving meal a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Marcia Gagliardi's Thanksgiving Essential: Giblet Gravy

    SFoodie's series asking some of our favorite San Francisco food people about the dish they just can't celebrate Thanksgiving without. Tablehopper editor Marcia Gagliardi spends her days and nights roaming the city, chatting up restaurateurs and tasting all there is to be tasted. But when it comes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Irvin Lin's Thanksgiving Essential: Green Bean Casserole

    SFoodie's series asking some of our favorite San Francisco food people about the dish they just can't celebrate Thanksgiving without. Since I grew up Asian in St. Louis, my Thanksgivings always skewed a little from the mainstream. I never realized that sticky glutinous rice wasn't part of everyon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Roger Feely's Thanksgiving Essential: Relleno Negro

    SFoodie's series asking some of our favorite San Francisco food people about the dish they just can't celebrate Thanksgiving without.Knowing that Roger Feely, aka Soul Cocina, has traveled and worked all over, SFoodie suspected that, when we interviewed him about his essential Thanksgiving dish, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    James Freeman's Thanksgiving Essential: Wonky Turkey Roasting, Lots of Coffee

    SFoodie's series asking some of our favorite San Francisco food people about the dish they just can't celebrate Thanksgiving without. Perhaps the wonkiest of S.F. coffee geeks, Blue Bottle's James Freeman does Thanksgiving with the aid of gadgets, key elements sourced from Ferry Plaza, and no lac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    My Essential Thanksgiving Dish: Kauffman and Brussels Sprouts

    ​Today I'm launching SFoodie's series that asks people in the food world about the dish they just can't celebrate Thanksgiving without.It had to have been more than a decade ago, back when my household threw epic, 25-guest Thanksgivings that turned out to be more effort than they were worth. One ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Black Jet Baking Co.'s Pop-Up Pie Shop

    ​ Today, 7x7's Jessica Battilana posted a useful directory of foodie-approved Thanksgiving pies, including Mission Beach's huckleberry, Mission Pie's walnut, and Tartine's cranberry frangipane (and for those who fear the crust, a couple sources for bake-your-own dough). This weekend, SFoodie snapp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Skip the Easter Ham ― Order a Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey from Yats

    Nukeit1/FlickrSpare the Easter bunny.​Yats owner Yon Davis sells a lot of Cajun-style deep-fried turkeys for Thanksgiving, even hosting an "open fryer" setup for people to fry their own birds in, the culinary equivalent of operating a shooting range ― a safe, controlled environment to help custo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Mexican Man Completes Pilgrimage To S.F. For Best Buy Laptop On 'Viernes Negro'

    The pilgrims prepare for the long, cold night ahead...​Laptops. They were there for the $197 HP laptops. At 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, while you were likely curled up in a turkey coma, the Black Friday pilgrims had already made their annual peregrination to the Mecca of capitalism -- otherwi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Doggy Bag: At Least the Dogs Had a Nice Thanksgiving

    Chow.comDog food, Wag Hotel style.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Prix fleece: Finally: Time to take a breath and look back over Thanksgiving 2009. Any regrets? Like not volunteering enough -- or at all -- swallowing your Republican uncle's Obama-baiting, or having that fourth Cape Cod b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Eight Creative Additions to Your Thanksgiving Feast

    Thanksgiving is upon us, but instead of sticking with traditional turkey and stuffing, why not spice things up with some more creative fare? Some of these dishes might freak out your grandparents (or you, for that matter), but they're guaranteed to spark a conversation.​ 8. Guac-a-BirdJello is usu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Thanksgiving Freak-Out Solution: The Plant Café Organic's $45 Prix Fixe

    niallkennedy/FlickrAll you have to do is pack your Visa card.​In September, you made some grandiose announcement you'd be cooking Thanksgiving this year. Now, two days out, you're freaking, imagining a Turkey Day eve spent fishing a rock-solid Butterball out of the Safeway freezer bin. Relax. ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Thanksgiving Freak-Out Solution: Soothing Food, Stiff Drinks at Home (the Restaurant)

    pup ajax/FlickrYou can tell everyone you spent the holiday at Home.​Way back in September, you made some grandiose announcement you'd be cooking Thanksgiving this year. Now, two days out, you're freaking, imagining a Turkey Day eve spent fishing a rock-solid Butterball out of the Safeway freez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Goodbye Gum, Hello Butter Mints!

    Tired of freshening your breath with the pedestrian odor of spearmint or wintergreen? Well, American eating habits are here to help you out of the doldrums. Spotted at our local Walgreens pharmacy, these technicolor tablets look just like wedding mints, but promise to taste like butter. The front of ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Thanksgiving is Coming Fast. Know What You'll Be Serving?

    4505Meats.comTurducken from 4505 Meats: Why settle for one bird when you can have three?​Mission dwellers have a grazing option today. Starting at 5 p.m., Bi-Rite Market (3639 18th St. at Guerrero) is setting up a Thanksgiving tasting station set up in front of the store -- samples of Bill Nim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    The Clickable Clit: Thanksgiving, the Anti-Cybersex Holiday

    By Bonnie Ruberg The Clickable Clit continues this week with more adventures from the personal diary of an SF-based cybersex expert. Thanksgiving, the anti-cybersex holiday Monday, November 24 Filed under: Gripes, No time for fun This week I'm home in Philadelphia for Thanksgiving, which means it ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 22, 2007

    Officials Stumped By Thanksgiving Mystery 'Sheen' On The Bay

    It's a Thanksgiving miracle! Or maybe it's just an unpleasant Thanksgiving mystery. Investigators are still trying to figure out what the hell caused the 100-by-30-foot "slick" to appear on the bay south of SFO last night. The "oily mass" determined, oddly enough, not to be oil, was surrounded with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    Chronicle Turkey Team Cook-Off: The Fame! The Glory! The Leftovers!

    Although cooking a turkey for Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer ranks very low on my list of enjoyable ways to spend Thanksgiving, there are surely some competitive home cooks out there eager to prove their mettle, and now is their chance. The Chronicle's Turkey Training Camp and Turkey Team Cook- ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 30, 2005

    Picky, Picky

    For those who live for the leftovers, the best roast-turkey sandwich

  • Dining

    December 1, 2004

    Veganomics

    A post-gluttony regimen that actually tastes good

  • Dining

    December 10, 2003

    Cheerful Cichetti

    The sparkling Venetian tapas at Pesce give us a welcome break from rich holiday fare

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