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    June 5, 2013
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    May 7, 2013

    Twitter Fetishists Can't be Stopped

    The horrific heaps of misinformation that spewed from Twitter and other social media services during the Boston Marathon bombing saga haven't slowed down the Twitter fetishists. If anything, they've doubled down. For some reason, these people believe that Twitter represents some kind of earth-shat ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012
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    June 5, 2012

    'Men Invented the Internet,' New York Times flatly declares

    It was the thud heard 'round the world: The opening sentence of a story about sexism in Silicon Valley anchoring the front page of the New York Times' Sunday business section. "Men Invented the Internet," declared David Streitfeld, and it was impossible not to do a double-take, even if you didn't kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    The Ethicist's Challenge: Explain to Us Why We Should Eat Meat

    ​This weekend, Ariel Kaminer, author of the New York Times magazine's "Ethicist" column, announced one of the most interesting essay contests SFoodie has seen. "In recent years, vegetarians -- and to an even greater degree vegans, their hard-core inner circle -- have dominated the discussion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Should We Be Regulating Sugar Use?

    ​There is a growing momentum to begin treating refined sugars -- white table sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, the "evaporated cane juice" natural-foods products advertise on their labels -- in the same way we do alcohol and tobacco: as a dangerous substance that we should only ingest in limited qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Happiness Economics Says: Quit Your Job and Start Pickling

    Every decade has its cult occupations, the subject of a million daydreams​ of the "I'm going to tell my boss to shove it and go [become a DJ / start catering / set up a used-book stall on the banks of the Seine]" variety. In San Francisco, at least, right now the fantasy job seems to involve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    News Sites Can't Rely on Advertising

    ​I'm not about to pretend that I know how to solve the economic dilemma that the news business finds itself in. I've been studying the matter, and writing about it off and on, for 16 years, and, like everyone, I really don't know. Maybe it will be nonprofits. Maybe paywalls. Maybe micropayments wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Why The Bay Citizen Can't Hack It Alone Anymore

    ​The Bay Citizen was funded with a $5 million gift from Warren Hellman to be an independent news organization in the Bay Area. But after two years in operation, it's being taken over by the Center for Investigative Reporting.How did this happen? Their billionaire died It turns out there actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Top 5 Places to Escape Christmas

    Whether you're Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Shinto, Shaman, anti-consumerist, or Mr. Grinch, you could be one of the millions who don't leave cookies out for an old fat man who illegally enters your home via fireplace-shimmying. And that's okay! Because here in America, we're known for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Bernal Heights Resident Wants Neighbor to Get His Own Damn NY Times Subscription

    Ever since the prestigious New York Times launched its unpopular paywall in March, readers have managed to find ways to continue getting their news for free. They steal the news!And as you can see below, it's upsetting this well-read Bernal Heights neighbor, who recently posted a snippy note to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Baywatch: New York Times refers to Bay Citizen as "Bay Observer"

    Even The Grey Lady screws up now and again...​If shouting out the wrong name of your partner in bed is awkward, try printing the wrong name of your partner -- on the internet. As it turns out, The New York Times made a rather embarrassing faux pas on Sunday in an article on the San Francisco mayor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Kitchen Bitchen: Kim Severson in Conversation With Gabrielle Hamilton

    Christopher Smith for The New York Times​What: Kim Severson interviews Gabrielle Hamilton Where: Herbst Theatre When: Thurs., October 20, 8 p.m. Cost: $17-$27 The rundown: City Arts & Lectures will be hosting Gabrielle Hamilton, chef at New York City's Prune Restaurant and author of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Free Scream Sorbet for One Day

    Erin Kunkel/New York Times​ Free Scream Sorbet Where: Ferry Building When: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: Free! Scream Sorbet is a favorite of farmers' market denizens throughout the Bay area, and on Sept. 7, you can get it free. The Cooking Channel's ice cream truck will make a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Tonight: Free Dengue Fever Concert and Vietnamese Popup

    Dengue Fever/Rice Paper Scissors Where: Amoeba Records, 1855 Haight (at Stanyan), 831-1200 When: Tues., April 26, 6-9 p.m. Cost: Free concert; food items priced individually The rundown: Hey, cheapskates: Queue up tonight for a low-cost music and food pairing that's sure to be a win. From 6 to 7, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Bay Music Links: Britney Spears in S.F., Prince Fan Gets Beat Up, Lil B in XXL, and More

    Wait. Britney ... telephone? We're confused. Anyway, she's coming to S.F. next month.​Britney Spears will perform live on Good Morning America from the Castro the day her new album is released. [SF Examiner]Man beaten up by crowd after catching Prince's guitar in Oakland. [ABC 7]How the Thee Oh Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Best Practices for Drinking Coffee in San Francisco

    ​ Yelp/Dan W.​ In the '80s coffee was funny ― Maxwell House, Yuban, Chock Full o'Nuts. They thought we were idiots. Perhaps we were: Only the best of us rejected the aluminum-tin allure of General Foods International Coffee. "It tastes like a candy cane dipped in Bosco!" gushed one com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Should S.F. Doctors Write Prescriptions for Farmers' Market Produce?

    Jodi Hilton/New York TimesIn Massachusetts, doctors at three clinics are giving patients coupons for fresh produce.​Let's see: A bottle of codeine syrup, some Nasonex, and a bunch of arugula. Doctors at three health centers in Massachusetts aren't just telling their patients to eat their veget ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    With Rice Paddy Art, Japanese Village Creates Tourist Bonanza

    Shiho Fukada/New York TimesImages are "painted" using thousands of rice plants genetically engineered to have different hues.​In Inkadate, a village in rural northern Japan, rice is not just an important crop, a staple, it's a medium for intricate, colorful paddy art that might make Christo or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Baylinks: Legalization, Barbie, & Death to Newspapers

    Celebrate! ​Is there any S.F. pol who wants to legalize the herb (not including Tom Ammiano)? [SFAppeal]San Francisco AIDS Foundation might not have your money. [New York Times]Celebrate Chris Daly. [BeyondChron]

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Is a Growler a Cheap Way to Drink? Depends on Where You Shop

    Noah Sussman/Flickr​Up in the Pacific Northwest, SFoodie had friends who'd keep a couple of the 64-ounce jugs in their trunk on road trips just in case they passed a brewpub. They'd fill the growlers up at the taps, then bring home beer to drink a few days later. Once we moved, we started hearing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Is Kim Severson Blowing Smoke About the Rise of Stoner Cuisine?

    Peter DaSilva/New York TimesThe Ritz-Carlton's Ron Siegel serves quail eggs fumigated with cedar smoke ― from a bong.​When cozy, all-consuming, pipe-induced hunger pangs ripple forth, tokers both midnight and morning favor foods with lively texture, voluminous flavors, and, more often than n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Calling Bullshit on Eater's Crusade to Bust Restaurant Critics

    One-time New York Times critic Ruth Reichl in disguise.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. To catch a d-bag: Tim Carman of Washington City Paper calls Eater a dick for its initiative to unmask food critics. Eater National's Greg Morabito, you see, has this ongoing obsession he calls "To Catc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Every Time a Blogger Tweets, A Post Gets Its Wings

    Photo by Laughing Squid/ Scott Beale​Jacob Harris, Senior Software Architect at The New York Times took the stage earlier today at Chirp Twitter conference in San Francisco. He reminisced about how something he started as a hobby, Twitter, is evolving into the primary way we now interact with jour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Bay Area Music Links: Ukulele Hendrix, Springtime Death Metal, Bad Dad's Laments

    Danny ClinchJake Shimabukuro​ Pitchfork turned on by Hunx & His Punx. [Pitchfork] and elated with The Morning Benders. Spring means sunshine, flowers, and Death Metal. [The Bay Bridged] Video: Mark Growden plays bike handlebars like a flute -- and it sounds good! [Mission Mission] Says ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010
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    January 6, 2010

    Doggy Bag: 2009 Unearthed

    Stephen Crowley/The New York TimesPlotting the White House garden.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Harvest of fame: Last week Weird Vegetables' Kale Daikon ticked down five vegetal highlights of 2009. Five? Who knew? Daikon looks back at Michelle Obama's scratching around in D.C. dirt, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    SF Weekly Seeks New Theater Critic

    After five glorious years as our chief theater critic, Chloe Veltman is moving on to a bigger stage. She's now writing a weekly arts column for the new Bay Area section of the New York Times. (Her column debuted yesterday.) We're sad to see her go, but happy to see such a prestigious publication rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    The Wall Street Journal Bay Area Section Debut Looks a Lot like the New York Times Bay Area Section

    Eh.​We'd like to award the Wall Street Journal's Bay Area section with an even slightly less enthusiastic response than we gave the New York Times. And here it is: "Eh." We have our reasons.  At first, the the addition of Bay Area sections to the nation's most prominent national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Boo: New York Times Reports on Pair of North Beach Hauntings

    ​ Don't rush to the New York Times' Web page. The article in question was published on December 21st in 1871. And it's written with such colorfully bizarre language, it make us wish we lived when most people still firmly believed that the dead walked amongst us. This particular account details the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. High on a budget: The New York Times filled up on foil-wrapped fatties over the weekend as part of its Save or Splurge travel guide (the save: less than $250 a day; the splurge: conspicuous consumption at Coi). According to Jaime Gross, it's poss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    The Doggie Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite food blog posts of Tuesday, May 19, 2009 A nation divided: In perhaps the ultimate act of foodie patriotism, the NY Times food blog went on a 50-state search for dishes containing the fiery condiment sriracha, like the cheesesteak dumplings with sriracha ketchup at Philly's Fireside Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    CSA Adventures, Box 16

    Strawberry season usually peaks in late May or early June.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    New York Times Profiles Dogpatch, Neglects to Mention Hard Knox Cafe

    Here in San Francisco, we all know and love the Dogpatch for its food, its Victorians, and, of course, its ability to provide a headquarters for the Hell's Angels. So it was delightful to see it get some national recognition in the travel section of Monday's New York Times.  There was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    The Real Power of the Press -- New York Times' Awkward Headline Spurs Men Nationwide To Protect Family Jewels

    Shaming an outlaw president, exposing illegal arms deals, or busting corrupt capitalists is all well and good. But it takes real power and influence to make all the men of America unthinkingly shield their genitals. Sure, the above New York Times headline actually refers to a Major League Baseball p ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 28, 2009

    Recession Proof

    The Peruvian roast chicken is reasonable, but not tasty enough.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    My Toddler Can Out-Cook Your Toddler

    It seems The New York Times can't get enough of kitcheny, kitschy kids. First they write about a 12-year-old aspiring restaurant critic, and we wrote about that here. Now it turns out that the back-of-the-book food-page-with-recipes in The New York Times Magazine is being re-jiggered for the new y ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008
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    September 17, 2008
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    August 22, 2008

    Fish Story

    By Meredith Brody Fanciers of fancy fish, beware. The pricey white tuna sushi you just paid extra for might be inexpensive and lean farm-raised tilapia. The flying fish roe, aka tobiko, adorning your California roll, might very well be the cheaper smelt eggs called masago. And that red snapper on y ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008
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    March 31, 2008
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    November 14, 2007

    So Does That Mean Weeklies Were Ahead Of Their Time? Shit, They've Always Been Free

    Jumping onto the anticipated big online ad revenue bandwagon, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch announced Tuesday that he intends to lift subscription fees on the Wall Street Journal's website, expecting ad revenue to pick up the $50 million in slack from lost cash, from roughly one million subscri ... More >>

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    July 24, 2007
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    May 14, 2003
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    October 30, 2002

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    May 15, 2002

    Best Breakfast Counter

    Herb's Fine Foods

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    April 26, 2000

    Side Dish

    Where Have All the Daddies Gone?; Noodling; Ch-changes; Funny Pages

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