Jaz BangaWhen I lived in Tokyo, and later New York where I actually ate even more Japanese food, I always felt Japan fell down on dessert. It didn't seem to be part of the food culture. When dessert was presented at all, it wasn't sweet enough for my tooth.
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• Cargill recalled 185,000 pounds of their Salmonella turkey this week! Yet another fabulous Cargill recall this year! What can I say? They're on a roll! And again, another exemplary job by the USDA. Did you know USDA has a website where you can ask them questions? Let's all ask them WHY TH ... More >>
We love fancy food as much as the next San Francisco asshole, but there are times when we just wants an enormous plate of mediocre slop. Every now and then we need to walk into a place that looks the same in S.F. as it does in Des Moines, and we need to order 52 plates of mozzarella sticks and a sma ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. Pain at the Cart. At the New York Times, Kim Severson surveys the rising costs of food -- beef up 12%, tomatoes up 11%, milk up 7% -- and then puts it in in perspective: Globally, ... More >>
Kingston W./YelpThis is what fake cool looks like.Let's get this out of the way: Cow Hollow is white. Is it The Brixton's fault that the color of the patrons skewed so pale on Tuesday night? The Union Street bar and restaurant was packed with women showing off what a couple years of yoga toni ... More >>
Our Cheesecake Factory is on Geary, atop the Macy's building. You might never have even noticed it; I hadn't until I saw it behind a rabbi on TV who was lighting a gargantuan menorah in Union Square to counteract the giant Christmas tree. It was almost as if the Cheesecake Factory was sponsoring ... More >>
Trevor AdamsClassier than Boogaloos: The stained glass dome of the Rotunda at Neiman's.Fear not, clueless singles: SFoodie's Date Like A Gay Guy serves up night-out advice designed to make you as irresistible as some hunky bear at the Eagle beer bash. Whoever you're into.
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Kevin Y./YelpOkay, so we do have an Olive Garden out near S.F. State.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
Yesterday at LA Weekly's Squid Ink, SFoodie's sister food blog with the WTF name, editor Amy Scattergood passed along a list from Nation's Restaurant News of America's 15 favorite casual- ... More >>
Just so's you know, Novamex: San Francisco hates you right now.Yesterday, Mission Mission posted more details about the forced name change that Los Jarritos ― you know, the 22-year-old Mission restaurant with the colorful decor and great breakfasts ― has undergone. In March, the Bay Guardian ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanZanze's cheesecake only looks solid. Today begins a new series of posts looking into restaurants and food producers that San Francisco has loved for so long that they've slipped into a media black hole. Sam and Joyce Zanze have been making cheesecakes on Ocean for 31 years. They ... More >>
M. BrodySliders and a shake: The Cheesecake Factory with black truffles?Sliders and a shake: Is this the Cheesecake Factory with black truffles?We blush to admit that we got caught up in the hype swirling around Hubert Keller's new Burger Bar. We showed up for a late-night snack on Sat ... More >>
Jun Seita/FlickrOh no, you don't: The cheesecake at Zanze's.Even if you hadn't marked today as National Cheesecake Day on your calendar, the Cheesecake Factory did. Dine there today -- the San Francisco location is on the eighth floor of Macy's (251 Geary at Stockton) -- any slice is half-pri ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends, and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.