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  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    The Four Dearly Departed Classic SF Eateries We Miss Most

    Many restaurants come and go in San Francisco, while some stay for hundreds of years. Since there's no shortage of good food around these parts, it is the personalities of the defunct places that can stir up the most nostalgia. We don't ever remember a Doggie Diner (1949-1986) wiener as being the be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Das Racist Interview: "As Long as We're Getting Paid, I'm Not Really Mad at Whatever People Want to Call It"

    Das Racist performs tonight at Ruby Skye.​ Das Racist wants to be taken on its own terms. Sort of. The Brooklyn-based trio consisting of Himanshu "Heems" Suri, Victor Vazquez, and hypeman/ "spiritual advisor" Ashok Kondabolu has spent more time discussing the group's motivations, identity, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    The Most Americanized Sushi San Francisco Has to Offer

    Lou BustamanteIs it a maki roll? A burrito? The sushirrito is ― well ― both.​This week's review was born out of a desperate curiosity to try the sushirrito. The day Sushirrito opened, offering a simple premise ― sushi burritos ― it was overwhelmed by swarms of FiDi diners. Was the sushir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Remembering Doggie Diner

    Steve Greenberg/San Francisco Examiner, 1999​Doggie Diner (1949-1986) is arguably the most dearly departed restaurant chain in the city with the best afterlife. We were young when it closed, but we remember that it was cute enough to form a lifelong attachment. Three of Doggie Diner's iconic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    What We Crave: The Pork Buns at Heaven's Dog

    Ed U./YelpIf we could, we'd buy 'em by the sack.​Charles Phan's Heaven's Dog elevates Americanized, non-region-specific Chinese food from the realm of fold-out delivery menus, red-and-white takeout boxes, and gloppy sauces cloaking fried nuggets of indeterminate meat to slicker, more stylish, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    How to Write About Not-Delicious Food

    danpberry/FlickrThere's an interesting story here, but it's not one most food writers want to tell.​One of the unshakable tenets of food writing, from Brillat-Savarin to Orangette, is that it has to celebrate the sublime. We food writers are supposed to ring Pavlov's bell with our words, sending r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Intense, Greasy, and Focused: Vallarta's Tacos Are Perfect Late-Night Food

    matt m./Yelp The taco-maker's moved inside, but everything else is the same.​Taqueria Vallarta used to keep its taco contraption out on 24th Street, an alluring, insidious cart with a built-in metal bowl heaped with small piles of various meaty fillings ― chorizo, pollo, cabeza, and so on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Video of the Day: Das Racist Get Naked Under the Rainbow

    This is the sound of "panic attack rap," of "Internet thug rap," of Das Racist, the duo of mad geniuses behind "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell."  This time the Brooklyn dudes are lost in space, hitting White Castle, American Apparel, and the psychedelic side of their minds, as the screen f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    City of Burgers: The Sliders at Pickles

    Janine Kahn Pickles 42 Columbus (at Jackson), 421-2540. Sliders (miniature burgers) are in fashion right now. Their origin might be the small, limp, onion-topped burgers you order by the bagful at White Castle, the East Coast chain known as Home of the Slider. These days you can find them ... More >>

  • Film

    June 18, 2008

    Back ... and Loving It

    Get Smart redux is a rare device: A TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms.

  • Film

    April 23, 2008

    Let's Go to Prison

    Harold and Kumar get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two.

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 14, 2003

    Best Rap Album by Horny Punk Kids

    Gravy Train!!!!'s Hello Doctor

  • Dining

    October 16, 2002
  • Music

    May 1, 2002

    Hear This

    Punk forefathers the Dictators refuse to age -- or do anything -- gracefully

  • News

    January 17, 2001

    The $32,000 Question

    Who the hell is Stan Flouride, and what was he doing on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

  • Dining

    October 11, 2000

    Say Cheesecake

    The Cheesecake Factory

  • Music

    August 30, 2000

    Love Machine

    A boy and his Casio set up shop in Heartbreak Hotel

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