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    April 15, 2014

    Ike's Place Has a Secret Menu!

    As a rule, the concept of a "secret menu" should be regarded with healthy skepticism. They're essentially a ploy to get you to feel super-cool and in-the-know about ordering from things you don't see the price of, so you usually wind up paying extra for the warm feeling of superiority towards the sh ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Have You Seen These Kick-Ass Lyfts in S.F.? They're Themed.

    Typically, we'd say BART on a Friday night is entertaining enough, albeit cheap entertainment. However, when we came across these images of creatively amusing lyft cars, we started to really reconsider our weekend transportation. All credit goes to Thrillist's editor Joe Starkey who spent his wee ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Best Bags for 24-Pack Beer Transportation

    Since this weekend's rainy forecast has been revised, we imagine that the next few days might include some relaxing in the park for some of you. In which case, we direct your attention to the fun-loving boys at Thrillist, who have done the on-the-ground research on the best bags that can hold at lea ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Martin Mack's Legal Drama, Circolo's Changes, Hi-Lo, and Hi-Lo Club

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. A legal dispute shuttered Martin Mack's over the weekend. Haighteration notes the 22-year-old pub was caught up in legal red tape between the long-term owner, Brian Maloney, and a former buisness partner ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Wise Sons Readies, Sushi Taka Opens, and La Terrasse Closes

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. All things pastrami and pickles: The popular pop-up Wise Sons Jewish deli is nearly ready to open their new brick-and-mortar. Thrillist notes that this Sunday they'll soft launch with a brunch in their ne ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    End of Month Openers: Sushi Ninja, Kúuup, SF Grill, Yoppi Yogurt

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Sushi Ninja, the restaurant where you can order a roll that comes in a "flame-engulfed aluminum-foil boat," is in full swing, according to Eater SF, via Thrillist (900 Bush at Taylor). Who knew sushi had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Cocktail Week Events This Weekend, Sept. 24-25

    Lou BustamanteJoel Teitelbaum at the Starlight Room​The final two days of cocktail week are jam-packed, with awards, seminars, and parties. Once it's done, we're doing a cleanse, eating some vegetables, and getting our livers back in shape for in time for WhiskyFest on October 7th. Historic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Crooked Dealings at Carlos Club, A Shutter After 30 Years, and More Burgers

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Seeing double meant paying double at the now shuttered Carlos Club. Grub Street reports, via Mission Local, the 24th Street bar's liquor license was suspended indefinitely on June 30 after a year-long inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Pappy's Comes Off the Bench, Fivetenburger Pays the Bay Bridge Toll

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Via the Daily Cal, Inside Scoop reports that Berkeley's defunct Blake's on Telegraph will reopen as Pappy's Grill and Sports Bar, trading live music and DJs for televisions. Pappy's should be open before ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    SOMA Fire Closes Moya Ethiopian and Nico's Tacos Official Cinco de Mayo Opening

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Grub Street reports that yesterday's SOMA fire in the Park Hotel SRO has closed ground-floor restaurant Moya Ethiopian. The SFFD declared the building "structurally unsound" and the restaurant will remain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    This Weekend: Toasty Melts Folds Up the Card Table

    ThrillistWith this weekend's truck launch, Toasty Melts makes the leap from underground to onboard.​Back in 2009, SFoodie got pinged by a guy who was teaming up with his girlfriend to wade into the slightly anarchic card-table Mission new-school street-food scene. Their name: Toasty Melts. The ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Maverick Extreme-ifies the Butter Burger with the 'Juicy Lucy'

    Carina OstThe Juicy Lucy: It's what's on the inside that counts.​ We first heard about the butter burger at Maverick more than six weeks ago when Thrillist released this mouth-watering video explaining the process. As SFoodie already mentioned, "That's beef ground with chunks of cold butter, patt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Haggis on a Stick, South Asian Fusion, Making the Easter Bunny Cry

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. The good kind of scary. Thrillist came out with a list of five fried dishes that I think are supposed to be unnerving but just look delicious. On the bucket list: Bar Agricole's fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Butter Burgers Lurk, Jon's Lives!, Mister Lew Hangs Out His Shingle

    ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Thrillist.comMatt Brimer.​Burger porn: SFoodie doesn't always know what dude-food newsletter Thrillist is talking about, but this morning's message is clear as, um ― clarified butter. Mav ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Show Dogs Starts Breakfast, Another Mr. Pickle's, and Wok and Go

    ​ ​The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Both Eater and Grub Street report that Show Dogs has started serving breakfast sausages and creative hash browns. The new breakfast hours are 8-11 a.m. Monday through Friday, and when the me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Puerto Alegre's Not, in Fact, Expanding, But Small Potatoes Will Be

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. We lead with a correction from the Feast: Apparently, Puerto Alegre is not moving into Bombay Ice Creamery. So if you want that space, it's yours. Thrillist reports on the opening of Kasumi ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Loving Hut Showers the Sunset with Benevolence, Dash Cafe with Waffles

    ​ ​The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Thrillist reports on the appearance of Dash Cafe (420 Judah, heh heh, 661-1237, Facebook page), which serves waffles for lunch and dinner ― most notably in the form of waffle sandwiches. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Chotto About to Open, Ryan Scott Debuts 3-Sum Eats

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Tablehopper leads this week's edition with news that an izakaya named Chotto (3317 Steiner St.) will open Monday, Dec. 6. The pitch: sushi with Japanese fish, grilled skewers, pickles and smal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Seven Hills Rise(s) Up, Beast and the Hare Springs to Life

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Urban Daddy is the first to report that Seven Hills (1550 Hyde, 775-1550, www.sevenhillssf.com) opens on Friday. Young chef-owner Alexander Alioto (yeah, you've heard of his relatives) has in ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Smokin' Warehouse Flares Up, Tataki Heads South

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Thrillist reports that yesterday was day one for Smokin' Warehouse Barbecue (1465 Carroll Ave., 648-8881). The pitch: All your favorite smoked meats, plus coffee and breakfast dishes in the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    All Season Springs to Life, PIQ a-Booms Into Berkeley

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Paolo L. of Inside Scoop leads today's roundup with the news that the Diamond Heights Yet Wah has become All Season [no -s] Seafood Restaurant (5238 Diamond Heights Blvd., 282-8883, allseasonr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Bar Adagio Opens After a Caesura, Cat Cora Queues Up to Make an SFO Entrance

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Carolyn A. at Eater SF reports that the Adagio Hotel, which shut down Cortez a while back, has replaced the restaurant with Bar Adagio (550 Geary, 775-5000, website). The pitch: More casual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Slow Opens Fast, Market and Sixth Corner Leaves Market and Sixth

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. From the anonymous elves at Thrillist, we learn that Kyle Anderson's Slow is opening in Berkeley next week (1966 University, 510-647-3663). The pitch: quick-serve restaurant from a Boulud-tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Are There Just Too Damn Many Food Blogs in This Town?

    steveoa3d/FlickrExcessive or exhilarating?​Our favorite morsel from the Web. Is the fun of food being drowned in an overabundance of published information? That's the suggestion behind Sara Deseran's "The Feed Frenzy" in the August issue of 7x7. For a city small enough to make passing through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Trick Dog Shakes Hands with Flour Water, RNM is RIP

    ​The past 24 hours in S.F. restaurant gossip, puffery, and cold, hard facts.At Inside Scoop, Paolo L. gets wind that Scott Baird (15 Romolo) and Josh Harris, collectively known as the Bon Vivants (that's a business name, not something strangers call them off the cuff), as well as Jason Henton are ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Spire Opens for Lunch, Transylvanian Goulash Is Spotted at Lokal

    ​The last 24 hours in rumor, innuendo, and straight-out facts about restaurant openings and closings in San Francisco.Tamara P., guest blogging at Eater, announced that Wednesday was opening day for Spire (685 Third St., 947-0000, www.spiresf.com). To celebrate, Grub Street posted the lunch menu ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Bruno's Chefs Out, Nopa Bar Shuffles, Sons and Daughters Arrives

    ​Day 2 of SFoodie's new morning roundup of the past 24 hours of rumor, innuendo, and straight-up facts about San Francisco restaurant openings and closings. We keep our heads stuck in the buzz chamber so you don't have to.First up, Paolo L. at Inside Scoop reports that Bruno's, the Mission bar and ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Mission's Pica Pica Likely Opening Next Week

    ​The San Francisco arrival of Venezuelan street food from Adriana Lopez Vermut is almost here. On Thursday, there's a media launch event in the Mission for the soon to be opened Pica Pica Maize Kitchen at 401 Valencia (at 15th St.). Yes, it's a revamp of that former Mi Lindo Yucatan space. Las ... More >>

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    February 13, 2008

    Monte Carlo Kicks It Creole in the Bayview

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    February 6, 2008
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