We love pop-ups and temporary chef nights, but we hate keeping track of them. Every few weeks we'll bring you a list of the best upcoming events -- all you have to do is mark your calendar.
Where: Vinyl Wine Bar, 359 Divisadero (at Oak), 621-4132
When: Wed., Oct. 17, 6-11 p.m.
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Desi Danganan, Tim Luym, and Jacobo Juarez are among the crew who have spearheaded a new pop-up dinner series called Eastern Addition. Luym previously worked as a chef for Poleng Lounge, the now defunct Western Addition restaurant and club owned by Danganan; he now is consulting chef for the Attic i ... More >>
What: Kulinarya: A Filipino Culinary Showdown
Where: Carnelian by the Bay
When: Sat., January 21, 3-8 p.m.
The rundown: Six Filipino-American chefs will compete in a cook-off and you'll be in the audience, tasting their delicious dishes. SFoodie's Jun Belen went last year, and had a ... More >>
Lien T./FlickrSilog tacos from Tim Luym's WOW Truck. Today, Oakland's three-day Eat Real Fest begins, bringing together 60 food trucks, 30 small food vendors, and tens of thousands of eaters. There will be jam-making demonstrations and butchery contests, live music, and more sunshine than the Wes ... More >>
besighyawn/FlickrKapaMEALya gathers to eat everything from traditional adobo to Dominic Ainza's sisig nachos.A cold, clear sinigang made with tomato water, heirloom tomatoes, and radishes. Grilled shortrib with crispy onions and green garlic. Adobo chicken "lollipops." These are some of the nuevo ... More >>
Gil Riego Jr.The weekly evening street food event returns to Fort Mason Center this Friday, Mar. 18, with more vendors than last year.Last December, street-food promoter Matt Cohen told SFoodie readers that 2010 had been a great year for mobile food in the Bay Area, and he vowed to keep it in ... More >>
The SummitCasa Poleng Lives!
Where: The Summit, 780 Valencia (at 19th St.), 861-5330
When: Sat., Jan. 29; dinner 6-9 p.m., afterparty 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Cost: $25 for dinner; afterparty free (RSVP required)
The rundown: The closure of Poleng Lounge last year was a bummer for all kinds of re ... More >>
John BirdsallCookies! See Sat., Jan. 29.Friday through Sunday, the area's tastiest happenings.
Sat., Jan. 29:
Cookie Jar Throwdown
Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 3-4 p.m.
For their first cooking contest of 2011, Omnivore Books is keeping it simple with a cookie bake ... More >>
joebeone/FlickrWas Le Cheval too big to fail? Apparently not, thanks to an adversarial landlord.With the great scything-down of 2008 well past us, San Francisco's restaurant industry sent up hundreds of blooms, some of them quite brilliant. Yet competition, normal restaurant-world pressures, and ... More >>
Jun BelenAmy Besa of Brooklyn's Purple Yam, conducting a cooking demo. It was a busy weekend for Filipino food enthusiasts, as the Asian Culinary Forum hosted the city's first symposium on Filipino food at the International Culinary School in Civic Center. Filipino chefs, food historians, and ... More >>
This week's favorite bits from SFoodie and beyond.
1. A celebrity panel assembled by Brian Yaeger to do a blind tasting of pale ales found that, oh yeah, our Sierra Nevada still shows well against the competition. If you've been avoiding Sierra Nevada because it's ol' familiar, reread Roxanne Web ... More >>
Tim Luym.What's Tim Luym been doing since January, when Poleng Lounge closed?
Plotting the ascendancy of Filipino cuisine, mostly.
Luym cooked for Melissa Perello at Charles Nob Hill and Fifth Floor, but it was as chef of Poleng that he found his voice. Starting in 2006, his emphasis seem ... More >>
J. BirdsallThe Quinoa 'N Kale salad: Surprisingly, it works.Call it a work in progress. Urban Picnic is in week two of a soft opening likely to last at least another. Then again, Picnic is nothing less than a dramatic reconcepting by owner Trang Nguyen, who for the past year operating dessert ... More >>
The sign from SweetFace Bakery said it all.SF Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody risked sunburn and serious bloating at the three-day Eat Real Festival in Oakland this weekend. This is her third and final report.
On the last day of Eat Real, the Oakland festival celebrating str ... More >>
J. BirdsallLuym, grilling up goodness at the S.F. Street Food Festival.An early nibble from the Weekly's Wednesday food review.
Seems that some chefs are born fierce, while others (credit changing tastes, the alignment of the planets, whatever) have fierceness thrust upon them. That second ... More >>
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Let's do lunch:
A mere sandwich? Pass. SF Weekly food diva Meredith Brody says proceed directly to the Jordanian-style chicken Mosakhan (with onions, sumac, and pine nuts, rolled into a tortilla) at Good Frikin Chicken (10 29th St. at Mission, 970-2428).
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Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond.
You can't have da mango: On NPR's Morning Edition, local writer Sandip Roy waxes eloquent about Indian mangoes -- a Bush-era nukes agreement with India freed them up for import. One variety is the Alphonso, known in India as the King of Mangoes. ... More >>