Denizens of the Financial District may have seen -- or, more likely, heard -- recent demonstrations by unionized janitors, who have threatened to strike if negotiations with the city, Macy's, and the Westfield mall aren't resolved by today. Buildings don't clean themselves, however, and ads for scab ... More >>
As American cities go, San Francisco is certainly one of the easiest to be vegetarian or vegan in. Proof of this is the wealth of restaurants and cafes serving, not just veggie options, but a whole variety of incredible imitation meats that make it extraordinarily easy to quit eating your furry frie ... More >>
It's feels like it's been too long since San Francisco has had a rambunctious, traffic-blocking protest aimed at the 1 percent. But tomorrow you can expect all of this and more -- but you can't blame it on Occupy this time. Bay Area labor activists are planning to pack the streets of San Francisc ... More >>
Luis ChongBloem's Very Berry Belgian waffle The WaffleMania truck popularized the dense and chewy Liege waffles, which are great. But sometimes SFoodie craves the other Belgian waffles, the light and crispy rectangles from Brussels -- they've got deep pockets that no Eggo can match. So we wer ... More >>
We love fancy food as much as the next San Francisco asshole, but there are times when we just wants an enormous plate of mediocre slop. Every now and then we need to walk into a place that looks the same in S.F. as it does in Des Moines, and we need to order 52 plates of mozzarella sticks and a sma ... More >>
Is it all bloggers or just gay bloggers? Update 2:26 p.m.: A Westfield Mall spokesman called SF Weekly to clear up what he said was a miscommunication. According to the spokesman, "the event was open to all credentialed media, and it was our understanding that all media had gained access. It was ... More >>
Luis ChongIf you haven't visited Westfield's Metreon recently, you probably don't know that dining options there have decreased significantly. As part of the scheduled renovations, last week the food court was isolated with partition walls from the Metreon's AMC theater section. Only Sanraku ... More >>
Luis ChongAjisen's premium pork ramen.We ventured into the just-opened Westfield San Francisco Centre branch of Japanese fast-food chain Ajisen Ramen yesterday. It's been more than a decade since a branch of Japan's Yoshinoya came to the city and failed, so we were curious about San Francisco ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Paolo L. of Inside Scoop reports that Charles Chocolates just signed a deal with the Westfield shopping center to open a 5,000-square-foot production facility and retail store on its fou ... More >>
Meredith BrodyCupcake maker Kingdom of Cake is one of 10 new vendors.On Monday last week, the Earth Island Farmers' Market in the Metreon (101 Fourth St. at Mission) expanded into the former Sony PlayStation store on Fourth Street, adding more than 10 new vendors. The market opened in mid-May ... More >>
Photos by Janine KahnThe economy's in the crapper, but Union Square was bustling with folks elbowing each other out of the way of a bargain earlier today. Here are some of the sights we saw as we walked down Powell and Market streets, and inside the Westfield Mall: Signs strategically placed ou ... More >>
Most people will spend Black Friday as an exercise in masochism, crowding up those bastions of consumerism known as malls. You, on the other hand, can do your Christmas shopping in the sanity-preserving confines of a quaint art boutique. On Friday, Nov. 28, Giant Robot will be offering 20 percent ... More >>
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