Blue Bottle is known for its coffee, but its pastry program -- headed up by Miette alum (and wife of owner James Freeman) Caitlin Freeman -- is starting to get a following in its own right. The team makes beautiful, art-inspired desserts at SFMOMA and thoughtful, rustic cookies and cakes for its caf ... More >>
The only thing scarier than precocious child restaurant critics is precocious children whose delicate palates reject Fun Size candy bars on Halloween. And frighteningly, they may be out there. For the low price of $38, parents can take their precious snowflakes on Gourmet Walks' second annual Hallow ... More >>
Camp BBQ opened last week in the Richmond District. The Japanese grill (yakiniku) is the third restaurant from the owners of nearby Genki Ramen and Genki Crepes, and its clean, black interior and high energy dance pop blaring from the stereo is reminiscent of the ramen shop.
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San Francisco came in for a heap of ridicule last year -- including some from this very paper -- when the Board of Supervisors passed a ban on selling fast-food meals containing toys. The sentiment intensified, of course, when McDonald's easily skirted the ban. Messages like ours have r ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanWednesday sees the launch of a pop-up store in Cow Hollow promoting a line of artisanal-looking chocolates that SFoodie has never encountered before: Pure Dark. Today, SFoodie was sent a press packet containing a thick 70 percent cocoa "slab" whose edges were marked with the tine ... More >>
instructables.comOn the list of America's wacky food "holidays," none is quite so strange as today's, National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. Looking for a cue on how to indulge? Try one of these cacao-coated treats:
The tentacles act as little cups to soak up extra chocolate.
tattoosoglengBienvenidos a La Mission, Mr. and Mrs. Mouse?Mission denizens received an odd, anonymous press release last week: "According to reputable sources, Disney Studios recently met with the SF Mayor's Office to plan its move to the former Hershey's Chocolate location at the corner of Fols ... More >>
Who cares if Scharffen Berger left town when we have E. Guittard?A question came in from D.F. this week:I used to buy Scharffen Berger chocolate, but now that Hershey bought out the company and left Berkeley, I don't know where to buy local chocolate. I've been buying bags of Guittard chips at th ... More >>
Hodo Soy Beanery, the West Oakland producer of tofu, soy milk, and (yuba) soybean skin, just announced that John Scharffenberger has joined the company as its CEO. Scharffenberger is one of the cofounders of Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker (now owned by Hershey) and, before that, founded Scharff ... More >>
YourFavoriteMartian/FlickrOn Tuesday, the Chronicle's C.W. Nevius reported that CUESA, the organization that runs the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, had informed Kathleen de Wilbur, the woman who has operated the Aidells Sausage stall for 17 years, that she would be out of the market at the end of t ... More >>
7x7We sure do love a good tee-shirt, and these clever ones from S.F. food purveyors keep us smiling:5. THE PIZZA WAS SOOOO GREASY. I'M ASSUMING THIS WAS IN PART DUE TO THE PIG FAT by Pizzeria Delfina, in response to an irate Yelper.herbivoreclothing.com
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Think last night's burrito made you sick? Even the worst food poisoning from the grubbiest taqueria is nothing compared to what might happen if you chow down on these really deadly foods.8. FuguEating fugu, or Japanese pufferfish, is always a life-or-death gamble. Considered a delicacy, the rathe ... More >>
dixiehu/FlickrThe Schmidt store in the Castro shut down last spring.Dig this chocolate goss: A new chocolate shop is opening in the shuttered 16th Street retail store that was the original home of Joseph Schmidt. Schmidt (and Scharffen Berger) parent Hershey Co. closed the shop last spring; t ... More >>