You know what's worse than late BART trains and increasing transit fares? The douchebags riding those trains. Unfortunately, there's nothing to be done about those passengers who shamelessly clip their nails, pass gas, and pick their nose. And even if you aren't one of those idiots who gives themsel ... More >>
It's a sad day indeed for those who drink the beloved Charles Shaw wine from Trader Joe's, affectionately nicknamed "Two Buck Chuck" for the $1.99 price tag. According to the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, the wine's parent company, Bronco Wine Co., is raising prices because of bad crops in 2010 and 201 ... More >>
Oh God, don't you just hate football? Isn't football so dumb? Doesn't anybody read fiction anymore? Everyone gets so excited over ... sports. (Did you just puke a little?) Here are the best things on during the Super Bowl that aren't the Super Bowl, which you hate.
Editor's Note: The author writes this from a pre-Thanksgiving pecan pie coma in the office. I'm not dissing anyone, the disgustingly cloying pie I just ate was store-bought -- by me -- as will be all my other additions to my Thanksgiving potluck come Thursday. My domestic skills are weak, to put ... More >>
It's pumpkin time in beer town, and I came to party! Naturally, that means consuming only the best of the best of the pumpkin beers, and then sharing my findings with you. Of course, Beer Advocate has a snobby list, but you know what, I don't think Dogfish Head Punkin Ale is the greatest best. Dogfi ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Good news for egg lovers. After almost a decade of activism, the Humane Society of the United States, an animal-welfare group that is not connected to local animal shelters, has f ... More >>
GristWhole Foods' 365: Taking its cue from Jif?Our favorite morsel from the Web. Whole Foods turned Tom Philpott's peanut butter to shit. The Grist food editor ― hippie-like ― usually grinds his own at the kind of nut mulchers Rainbow has. Dump in goobers, and the shiny paste wiggles out ... More >>
My favorite bits from the blogs and beyond.1. Michael Jackson, RIP. Who would have thought he'd live on in San Francisco foods? 2. I haven't been able to touch carrots or potatoes after watching this Japanese curry ad. I blame you, Andy Wright, for putting me on a bread-and-steak diet for the pas ... More >>
Wallpaper.s Eric Frederic is an unstoppable viral music producer. But can the incessant songwriting, video blogging, and booty tweeting make him a star?
Safeway was well ahead of the curve as far as the country-of-origin food labeling that went into effect on March 16. Recently, the company instituted new produce signage that both informs and entices the locavores among us.
Some local Obama supporters hit hard times after the election.
The city's politicos made the enviros happy by banning plastic bags, but left us with more pollution and cost
By Meredith Brody On a recent trip to Costco to patronize their amazingly low-cost pharmacy - well, a second trip (note to self, and others: the pharmacy at the Richmond location is NOT open on Sunday!) - we wanted to stay as far away from the five-pound hunks of cheese and the six-pack of fresh ra ... More >>
She wants to harness the power of the communal cerebellum her games create and put it to work solving real-world problems
Our second meal isn't as dazzling as our first at a new Greek eatery
Enduring the heart-rending dissolution ceremony of writers M.I. Blue and Katy Bell
Delays and mismanagement endangered a $20 million federal reconstruction grant for North Beach Place. So the Housing Authority tried to speed the project up -- by tricking longtime, elderly residents into leaving.
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After three decades of feeding the homeless, the only church devoted to John Coltrane now finds itself without a home