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  • News

    February 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    A Moderate Move: S.F. Supervisors Try to Lure Twitter with Tax Breaks

    Moderately progressive​Yesterday was the first real showing of how the political pendulum on the Board of Supervisors has swung the other way -- toward the moderates. Supervisor Jane Kim rolled out business-friendly legislation, which sparked criticism from progressives; even former Supervisor Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Funny Pic: Meet 50 Winfrey, a Mutant Cross Between Oprah and 50 Cent

    Meet the mutant, 50 Winfrey​Now this is just wrong -- but it's so, so right. Here are four reasons why:1. This is a great photoshop job, duh. Love that they kept Fitty's 'stache.2. Back in '06, if you're old enough to remember, 50 Cent beefed with Oprah, telling Elle magazine:She started out with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Free Produce at Ferry Plaza! Sort Of

    Sean TimberlakeBe among the frst 50 to get a coupon at Ferry Plaza tomorrow, and you can walk away with a free bunch of beets from County Line.​Deal fiends who eat produce: Get your fix starting tomorrow, Feb. 1, at the Tuesday Ferry Plaza farmers' market, when CUESA's "First 50 Freebies in Fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Toast Almost Ready to Pop, Cupola Brings Pizza to S.F.'s Last Pizza-Free Block

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Grub Street has been chasing this one down for a few days: The Lark Creek Restaurant Group's new restaurant on the fourth floor of the Westfield San Francisco Centre (the old Zazil space, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Twitter Considering Moving Out of San Francisco

    Follow Us To Brisbane​Mayor Ed Lee admits that he doesn't use Twitter, but maybe he is feeling the pressure to start tweeting now.The social media company is still growing, so much so, that it might dump San Francisco and move its headquarters down south. Media reports say that Twitter Inc. n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Tonight: Loco Street Cream Hits Folsom

    ​"Street cream" doesn't sound like anything we'd ordinarily want to pick up on Folsom, but our interest is piqued by new frozen dessert vendor Loco Street Cream, who's selling pints of hand-cranked ice cream in chocolate and maple walnut flavors tonight at Bloodhound (1145 Folsom at Seventh St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Local Rapper The Jacka Wants You To Name His Near-Trainwreck of a New Song

    ​Pittsburg rapper The Jacka has a new album on the way next year called Murder Weapon. Today, he released the first track from the forthcoming project, simply called "Untitled." But there's a (marketing) catch: He wants fans to name the song.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    In 2010, Time Is What Matters: A Nugget of Wisdom from the Music Critic of the Year

    Zing!​Our sister blog in New York today published an interview with the anonymous Twitterer @Discographies, whom it declared Music Critic of the Year. Go read that fascinating, funny and worthwhile interview, but first, it's worth calling out a particularly wise morsel from it. For me, these few s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    On the Fascinating and Often Listenable Feedback Loop That Was 2010

    Japandroids at the Fillmore​Ah, twenty-ten. Two thousand and ten. Two years before our state warps and crackles and slides into a boiling sinkhole that used to be the Pacific Ocean. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. There was a pretty good Sage Francis song called "The Best of T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Steve Smith of HopeNet Demonstrates How Hash Is Made (VIDEO)

    Eat your heart out, Betty Crocker. SF Weekly met Steve Smith of HopeNet inside the dispensary for an old-fashioned hand-pressed hash-making demonstration. The clicking you can hear in the background is photographer Gil Riego, Jr.'s camera; he captured images of the hash-making process. The demonst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Where are Wikileaks' Media Friends?

    ​Where are the First Amendment's establishment warriors as government-spooked businesses try to shut down Wikileaks? Hackers with computers, not hacks with press passes, have been the first line of resistance. More to come.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    How To Not Offend People on Twitter

    ​So the whole benefit of twitter (for me at least) is to be able to vent and talk shit about different aspects of Bay Area life, which usually ends up being the (local) music scene a lot. Now that I'm starting to build a following, the people that read my tweets are the ones I'm usually talking sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Are There Any Food-Related Cyber Monday Deals Worth Getting?

    Online retailers are apparently stampeding after customers today.​SFoodie had never heard about Cyber Monday until this year, even though it was created in 2005. Yesterday, our Twitter feed began spilling forth a torrent of blips about Cyber Monday deals. Today the tweetstream has risen higher. So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Not So Silent Night: Which One Of These Local Bands Should Share a Stage with the Smashing Pumpkins?

    Caleb KuhlThey are IAMEMPIRE.​Live 105 recently announced a shortlist of local bands vying to perform at Not So Silent Night, the radio station's annual holiday concert, alongside the Smashing Pumpkins, the Black Keys, Phoenix, and some other band no one cares about. Ever since the announcement, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Ex-Gather Sous Chef Rolls Out Boffo Cart

    Tamara Palmer​We spotted Boffo Cart at the weekly farmers' market at Emeryville's City Hall (Thu., noon-7 p.m.). The tent, named after a 1940s superlative, was selling salads, piadini, panini, and calzones. We ordered the latter ($6) and received something the size of a kid's softball mitt stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Monk's Kettle Chef Leaves, Hana Zen Hits the Big Time

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Eater caught on to a tweet sent around by Kevin Kroger announcing that he was no longer chef of Monk's Kettle, then stalked Kroger's blog and learned it was an amicable departure.Eater also rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Nancy Pelosi Running for Minority Leader

    ​Rep. Nancy Pelosi's team has been relegated to the minor leagues -- but she still wants to be the manager. In an announcement made via her Twitter account, the Speaker of the House announced she will be running for Democratic Minority Leader. Win or lose, it seems @SpeakerPelosi will be needing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Bat-Wielding Attacker Roams San Francisco

    ​On the eve of the World Series, an accused violent criminal has found a diabolical manner of blending into a crowd. He's the guy with the baseball bat. Details are sparse, but this much we know:

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Thermidor's 'Tasty Tacos' Stand

    Jonathan KauffmanThermidor's tacos, two for $5.​Monday, October 18, 2010Thermidor's been taking advantage of the Indian summer -- well, what little of an Indian summer we've had -- to set out a fleet of chairs and tables in Mint Plaza. Last week, they added a cooking stand that appears at irregula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Poquito Sneaks Into the Dogpatch, Three Seasons Departs the Marina

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Only two short bits of gossip, though of course they represent massive events in the lives of the restaurateurs: Carolyn A. at Eater SF discovers the existence of a new tapas restaurant i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Lin Jia Replaces L'Amyx, Triple Crown Has a Duo of New Owners

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Eater's Carolyn A. reports that Lin Jia Asian Kitchen (3437 Lakeshore, Oakland, 510-835-8322, Facebook page) is taking over the old L'Amyx Tea Bar. And Scoop reports that Duncan Ley and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    The Ins and Outs of Twitter Flirting

    ​How can I tell if someone is flirting with me on Twitter? Emails and texts lack the intonation of verbal courtship, but Twitter totally slices the length. And interactions on Twitter always sort of seem like flirting because they're so cutesy/brief. Not to mention the ;)'s!Signed,TwitterpatedGone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Deflating the Social Media Hot Air Balloon

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Not a revolutionary​Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, and their ilk -- standard bearers for the ill-defined phenomenon known as "social media" that is now supposed to be the future of the Web -- are having a tough time these days in the thinking person's press.Over the past f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Twitterers Dub TechCrunch Women's Panel a #catfight

    Bringing new meaning to the term 'TechCrunch'...​You know the age-old complaint: When a man bosses people around, he's "in charge," but a woman who does the same is a "bitch." Well, here's a new one for the cyber age: When women in tech hold a provocative panel discussion about being women in tech ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    New Cart Alert: Sataysfied

    Tamara Palmer​We caught an early outing for new street food purveyor Sataysfied at Fabric8's Street Food Fridays last week. Feldo Nartapura sells Indonesian-style satay marinated in kecap, or soy-based sauce. We enjoyed the sweet and crispy outside and juicy and tender inside of the "Porky Pig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Tonight: John Birdsall Talks Outdoor Eating on KALW

    Not the War of the Worlds. But pretty darn compelling.​Tonight, SFoodie editor John Birdsall will be a guest expert on KALW's "City Visions" program, which airs at 91.7 FM from 7 to 8 p.m. He'll be on hand to talk about this week's theme, "Ushering in San Francisco Summer" ― the few months of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Alleged Shoplifter's Strange Haul

    This alleged shoplifter had a party in his/her pants...​Tipplers the world over have often rationalized that possession of a bottle of champagne is reason enough for a celebration. An alleged shoplifter caught in the act Sunday in the Mission tried to take it a bit further, however. That alleged t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    S.F. Rising: Sweet Potato Bread from Baker and Banker Bakery

    Jonathan KauffmanBaker and Banker Bakery's sweet potato loaf.​A weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Sweet Potato Loaf Source: Baker & Banker Bakery 1701 Octavia (at Bush), 351-2500; open Weds.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Price: $7.50 Toa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Shut Up About Changing the Food System. Unless You're Actually Going to Do Something

    Gary E./YelpPremade sushi in the Whole Foods case in SOMA.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Honest Meat blogger Rebecca Thistlewaite showed up today on Grist to kick your ass ― the you who pays lip service to the idea of changing the food system, shops at a farmers' market once or twice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    The Case for Apple's 'Ping' Social Network

    Ping lets Lady Gaga reach out to fans​Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced today that his company is hopping on the social network bandwagon with a service, called Ping, that will connect music fans, musicians, and their friends and followers. Jobs describes Ping -- which will be available on Apple mobi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Is There Room Online For Apple's Ping Social Network to Succeed?

    Christopher VictorioPing will let Lady Gaga reach out to her fans in new ways.​Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced today that his company is hopping on the social network bandwagon with a service, called Ping, that will connect music fans, musicians, and their friends and followers. Jobs describes Ping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Motorcycle Noise Bill on Governor's Desk

    Would the T-101 have abided by a motorcycle noise reduction bill? ​California doesn't have a budget, but it may soon have quieter choppers. A bill aimed at cutting down the din of motorcycles passed out of the state Senate yesterday. If Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- who owns more than a few motorc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Kanye West on Twitter: Top 8 Things We Want Kanye's Buying Advice On

    Kanye and his crew looking ready to dispense some buying advice.​Dear Kanye,In the approximately thirty-four days, five hours and seventeen minutes since you joined Twitter, you have taught the world great deal -- about yourself, about life, and even sometimes about music. But the rarest wisdom ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Five Tips for Navigating This Weekend's Eat Real Festival

    Meredith Brody/2009Organizers are expecting 100,000 to descend on Eat Real this weekend.​Oakland's three-day Eat Real Festival starts tomorrow, and since organizers expect 100,000 eaters to frolic through Jack London Square, it's bound to get more than a little crowded. Fear not: Gluttony is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Tweet Your Concert Love and Win Tickets to Grand Lake Tomorrow Night and a Copy of 'Blood Sea Dream'

    ​Oakland's Grand Lake are celebrating the vinyl release of Blood Sea Dream, their debut full-length, tomorrow night at Cafe Du Nord. We can hook up one lucky reader with tickets and a copy of the album, which mixes post-punk and Pixies-esque proto-grunge in a spacey landscape that never quite lets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Baylinks: Clay Theatre, Jaycee Dugard, Drug Bust

    Mine! Mine all mine! ​SF Film Society fights to keep the Clay Theatre open [SF Citizen]Dugard case may be stalled if kidnapper considered mentally unfit [KTVU]CCSF student finds the first real golden ticket! [SF Examiner]

  • Dining

    August 11, 2010

    Recent Openers

    The newest dining and drinking spots around town

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Photos: Do You Like Your Air Guitarists Freaky, Female, or Feline?

    Flickr/Rvnix​Turns out you can have it air guitar pretty much anyway you want it: male, female, airborne, feline, baby, even Storm Trooper. In what became an exploration of the diversity of air guitar playing, Urlesque assembled 39 photos of "air guitarists," discovering in the process that holdin ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 4, 2010

    Recent Openers

    The newest dining and drinking spots around town

  • 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 30, 2010

    Why Kanye West and Twitter Are Meant To Be

    via Kanye West's Twitter​Kanye West was late to join the social media party, but he was caught up to speed immediately upon stepping into Twitter headquarters here in San Francisco earlier this week. At one point, he was gaining 80 followers a second. Where did we learn this? Kanye's Twitter, of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Baylinks: Safety Tips, Beach Bummer, iPorn

    Sand, sun ... sewage? ​SFPD warns late night walkers to put away their Blackberry [SF Appeal]Plan to hit the beach this coming sunny weekend? Maybe you should think twice [SF Gate]AIDS medication may become more affordable [CBS5]

  • Dining

    July 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Republicans Following Porn on Twitter (NSFW)

    By following @_PrettyAlison, the California GOP studied the body politic...​If you're going to get hit with a sex scandal, you should at least make sure to enjoy the sex. Yet the California Republican Party has been monitoring the online offerings of dozens of porn purveyors in a situation that ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    That's My Jam!: The Witch House Take on Lindsay Lohan

    'Let Me Shine For You' Cover Art​Somewhere between the bedroom-produced aesthetic of chillwave (I honestly puke a little in my mouth every time I use that word), the goth influences of coldwave/darkwave, and the beats of contemporary hip-hop -- albiet on loads of downers and psychedelics -- exists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Baylinks: Lice, Coffee, & Kanye West

    Just pump it right into my veins, please​Kanye West visits Twitter headquarters in "Silicone" Valley; will have best Twitter of all time [Wall Street Journal]Missed connection: To the prostitute peeing on Polk Street between Ellis & Eddy [The Tens]San Francisco is No. 5 U.S. hotspot for coffee ... 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 7, 2010

    Crispy Garlic Tofu from Chairman Bao

    John BirdsallSteamed bao duo: Lions head meatball with kimchi (left) and crispy garlic tofu with miso greens ($2.95 each).​Wednesday, July 7, 2010 In San Francisco's summer of the food truck, a few stars are emerging. Top of the list is Chairman Bao, which, despite a rollout slick enough to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Vicious Dogs Roaming Through Golden Gate Park -- Joggers Beware

    ​If you're about to head out to Golden Gate Park for an early morning walk or jog -- either pack a suit of armor or think again. KTVU-TV is reporting that a pair of vicious pit bulls roaming the area have attacked several people, triggering a police response.

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