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Dining, Eat Lunch From Underground: S.F.'s Hidden Yucatecan Pop-Ups

Lunch From Underground: S.F.'s Hidden Yucatecan Pop-Ups

A buzzer rings in an apartment of a three-story building in the Mission. A school-age boy with bedhead gets up from the living room couch to prop open the door. A minute later, Omar Mey, 32, who is from Ticul,…
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Dining, SFoodie Going Legit, Part 5: Selling Your Food Through Grocery Stores

Going Legit, Part 5: Selling Your Food Through Grocery Stores

Part five of a series in which SFoodie asks the question: With the Underground Market now shut down, what would it take for San Francisco's aspiring food microventures to go legit? The shelves at grocery stores like Rainbow, Bi-Rite, and…
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Dining, SFoodie Q&A with Evan Bloom and Leo Beckerman of Wise Sons Jewish Deli

Q&A with Evan Bloom and Leo Beckerman of Wise Sons Jewish Deli

Wise Sons, the Jewish deli pop-up from Evan Bloom and Leo Beckerman, debuted last Saturday at Jackie's Vinoteca, part of Off the Grid: McCoppin Hub. Though they're both from Southern California, Bloom and Beckerman met as undergrads at U.C. Berkeley,…
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News, Sucka Free City Bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors lose customers when they go legit

Bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors lose customers when they go legit

The Board of Supervisors recently voted to open up new territory to the city's growing culture of food trucks, and streamlined the permit process for those with multiple truck locations. While this means fewer headaches for those peddling tacos or…
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Dining, SFoodie Sustainable Artisans to Shine at Good Food Awards

Sustainable Artisans to Shine at Good Food Awards

In August last year, Seedling Projects (it helped organize Slow Food Nation in 2008 and the S.F. Street Food Festival in 2010) announced an awards contest to recognize the top responsible artisan producers in the country and promote awareness of…
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Dining, SFoodie Illegal Mission Vendors 'Skeptical' of Proposed Changes to Street-Food Rules

Illegal Mission Vendors 'Skeptical' of Proposed Changes to Street-Food Rules

As we reported earlier today, there's a good chance San Francisco's street food laws will soon be amended to make it easier for vendors to become licensed, and increase the scope of where they can sell. But there's one group…
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News, The Snitch City's New Street Food Plans Unappealing for Mission's Illegal Hot Dog Vendors

City's New Street Food Plans Unappealing for Mission's Illegal Hot Dog Vendors

Street cart vendors have long complained that San Francisco's expensive and Byzantine permitting process snuffs a potential rockin' street food culture in the city. Yet change is on the way. At Supervisor Bevan Dufty's behest, the Planning Department is considering…
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Dining, SFoodie Rec and Park Comments On Blue Bottle's Decision to Pull Out of Dolores Park

Rec and Park Comments On Blue Bottle's Decision to Pull Out of Dolores Park

More on the aftermath of Blue Bottle's decision to scrap its plans to sell in Dolores Park. Elton Pon, spokesman for the city's Recreation and Park Department, e-mailed SFoodie a two-sentence statement: Our goals remain to meet the public's desire…
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Dining, SFoodie An Estimated 30,000 Showed Up at Last Week's SF Street Food Festival

An Estimated 30,000 Showed Up at Last Week's SF Street Food Festival

In Oakland, a day after Eat Real wrapped, cleanup crews are no doubt still steam-washing spilled Gordon Biersch and sisig taco residue from the pavement of Jack London Square. Across the Bay, however, La Cocina's Caleb Zigas has a handle…
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What's the State of Local Pavement Cuisine? Sound Bites from the SF Street Food Festival

What's it like to start a food business in San Francisco when you don't have a pack of investors eager to write checks? That's the question hanging over the crowds at Saturday's 2010 SF Street Food Festival in the…
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Dining, SFoodie More Than Anything, S.F.'s Street Food Festival Celebrates Entrepreneurship

More Than Anything, S.F.'s Street Food Festival Celebrates Entrepreneurship

Yes, last year SF Street Food Festival was equal parts thrilling and #Fail: More expectant humanity thronged a single block of Folsom, even, than rushes the Sunday beer bust at the Eagle, or the Saturday afternoon checkout at Bi-Rite, in…
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Dining, SFoodie Next Month's SF Street Food Festival Is Going to Be Bigger Than Last Year's. Did We Say Bigger?

Next Month's SF Street Food Festival Is Going to Be Bigger Than Last Year's. Did We Say Bigger?

A month before the SF Street Food Festival turns a seven-block swath of the Mission into a grazing mall, organizer Caleb Zigas sounds like he's on a sales pitch. The festival debuted in August 2009: too many eager street-food seekers…
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News, The Snitch Illegal Mission Hot Dog Vendors Uniting To Go Legit

Illegal Mission Hot Dog Vendors Uniting To Go Legit

In a city of organized workers, the illegal hot dog vendors on Mission Street are some of labor's last lone rangers. And vulnerable ones. They have no permits and no rights. They must be on constant alert for the cops,…
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