• Have you seen these (not actually) hilarious Velveeta ads that try to fool people into thinking that Velveeta Cheesy Skillets aren't made of processed food-product and chemical death? First off, I don't want anyone to ever complain about vegans having a sad or gross diet again. Glass hous ... More >>
Mona C./YelpFor all the buzz, the carny-themed restaurant in Hayes Valley looks pretty much like every other budget bistro in town.Like a carnival barker's patter, Straw has been hard to resist. Long before it opened late last month, the blogosphere was atwitter with anticipation about this h ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanThe custard's IN the bread.S.F. Rising is a weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Custard Toast Source: Fancy Wheat Field Bakery, 2668 San Bruno (at Bacon), 330-9982.Price: $3.75 Toast-appropriateness: 7/10.
Portraits of Elvis ― you know, the poorly painted specimens you see lining the plywood walls of ironic dive bars ― are cheesier than a block of Velveeta. Fittingly, Colorado Springs artist Jason Baalman has elected to fashion a lickable likeness of the King using a large pile of neon-orange ch ... More >>
A world-famous pickup artist tried to teach single women to attract decent guys in S.F. It was harder than he thought.
Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Aren't we the victims?: Test-tube meat. Before your thoughts turn all seriously dark-side fetish-y, let's just say it's exactly what it sounds like: scientific synthesizing of animal protein, suitable for the table. According to Grist, Dutch researchers sa ... More >>
Thanksgiving is upon us, but instead of sticking with traditional turkey and stuffing, why not spice things up with some more creative fare? Some of these dishes might freak out your grandparents (or you, for that matter), but they're guaranteed to spark a conversation. 8. Guac-a-BirdJello is usu ... More >>
Frankie Frankeny Michelle Mah is exec chef at Midi (185 Sutter at Kearny), the Cali-French restaurant in the FiDi's Galleria Park Hotel (read SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody's recent review here). Mah, as Brody points out, was named a Chron Rising Star Chef three years ago, when she led the ki ... More >>
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Dinner at Acme Chophouse followed by a swell game in the world's most beautiful baseball stadium -- score!
Scumrock and 25 -- A Brief History of the Festival
Just another beautiful night in the Tenderloin, sampling the Fringe Festival and the Virgin Queen Contest
Notes toward a different kind of Fringe
Upcoming performances by The Heads, Richard Buckner, and others