The SF Weekly editorial staff is still recovering from the durian ice cream I brought in from Polly Ann's in the Sunset a few weeks ago during my roundup of strange ice creams in the city (descriptors around the office included "garbage juice" and "Milpitas landfill"). But the strongly flavored spik ... More >>
At 11:37 a.m today, an oil tanker hit the Bay Bridge's eastern tower. The tanker was empty and emergency crews said that they have not seen spilled oil in the water, the Chronicle reported. Still, officials from the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife established a nearby command post and sent ... More >>
A Taste of Greece Where: Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia St (at 14th) When: Fri. Sept. 21 - Sun. Sept 23 (Fri-Sat 12-10 p.m., Sun 12-8p.m.) Cost: $5 adults, childen under 12 free Fancy a food festival this weekend but don't feel like fighting the crowds across the bay at the Eat Real Fest? St ... More >>
Mitt Romney is in trouble with California Democrats -- not that he really cares. The Republican Presidential candidate was heard popping off again, but this time he was trashing California instead of Palestine. While speaking to a group of Iowans, Romney talked about how another four years with Obam ... More >>
Hafta get some keufta.St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church's upcoming bazaar may advertise live entertainment and Armenian folk dances. But church staff member Sevag Badoyan knows what the real attraction is: the food. "Baklava, kebabs, all kinds," are among the mouthfuls available at the c ... More >>
This news is from last week but I was in Greece and Russia (WHAT'S UP I HAVE A PASSPORT) so I'm gonna talk about it anyway, okay? Okay! Also, I've got mad jet lag, a nasty cold, and a really bad attitude. Things could get extra real today and I apologize in advance/YOU'RE WELCOME. • So! SFood ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Mark your summer calendar. Every year I swear I'm going to make it to events like the Fiesta Filipina and the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral's Taste of Greece but always fo ... More >>
Whole lotta irrigation goin' on in Napa.Irrigation is plainly a function of the modern world. Though the ancient Romans built spectacular gravity-driven aqueducts, drip irrigation for agriculture was not invented until the late 1960s in Israel, and only in the 1970s did water-bearing pipes a ... More >>
Baths' Will WiesenfeldFrom SF Weekly's latest print music section:You're Okay, Computer: Consider Baths, the stage name of 21-year-old bedroom producer Will Wiesenfeld, who uses a laptop and various other tools to make beat music, with vocals, that is melancholic and complex and beautiful. A sudd ... More >>
Journalist-filmakers go to war in "Restrepo."
Governor Schwarzenegger is willing to pour billions of public dollars into a schemeto benefit private investors.
Alan MiknusIt took some time to track down CCR Headcleaner. Messages were left, mailboxes were full, emails went unread. Finally, on a crisp San Francisco afternoon I got a hold of drummer Nick Givens, who blurted out "Every member of CCR Headcleaner is officially homeless! Can we meet at nine ... More >>
"Singularities" by Barcelona-based globetripper Filastine is an evocative track, stirring up cinematic images of emotional worlds crashing to a disastrous, beautiful collapse. There's an evil edge to the stuttered string samples and scattering beats in the song, similar to the soundtrack Kronos Quar ... More >>
New tastes from the Middle East.
Pleasant food in a pretty room at a new Turkish-accented "Mediterranean" spot in the Marina
A fancy Greek restaurant explodes our expectations of cheap, unmemorable fare
Our second meal isn't as dazzling as our first at a new Greek eatery
Sampling the cozy bars along Divisadero
Making the rounds of Fisherman's Wharf bars, you'll meet people from the Philippines, Bulgaria, or even Alameda
At Pride of the Mediterranean, well-done is the order of the day