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Dining, SFoodie Friday Nine: S.F. Is a Skinny City, The NYT Loves Recology

Friday Nine: S.F. Is a Skinny City, The NYT Loves Recology

San Francisco is the Sixth Thinnest City And the Bay Area ranks as the…
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Dining, Eat Farley's: Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Sandwiches

Farley's: Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Sandwiches

Farley's keeps a low profile. Despite a claim to the best parklet in the East Bay, a reputable coffee program, and a golden-hearted philanthropic emphasis, the spot doesn't make a lot of fuss. But that's the charm of it. As…
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News, Sucka Free City

Rolling Blunder: Misdirected Rage Over Tech Buses Boils Over

This month, the Internet got bent out of shape shortly after one of the city's ubiquitous private buses rear-ended a historic trolley. At last, crowed online observers, a tangible allegory for the state of a city in flux: Moneyed, entitled…
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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Appreciates the Vastness of Eclipse Lounge

Bouncer Appreciates the Vastness of Eclipse Lounge

Admit it, we've all peed at the Hyatt Regency. It's centrally located downtown, is gigantic enough that no one will give you shit for crashing the loo, and you can even squeeze in a nap in one of the chairs…
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Culture, Art "Melting Away": Camille Seaman Documents a Changing World

"Melting Away": Camille Seaman Documents a Changing World

For 14 years, Bay Area photographer Camille Seaman has traveled to the earth's most remote expanses of ice, and in that time — through photo exhibits, through a TED talk — she has changed the way millions of people think…
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Dining, Eat Stag Dining Group: An Above-Ground Series of Clandestine Dinners

Stag Dining Group: An Above-Ground Series of Clandestine Dinners

After the shooting, rosé was poured. Skeet shooting, to be exact, on the shores of Lake Merced, on one of those rare spring days when the fog peels back from the coast and the lake glitters blue. Fifty or 60…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Drink of the Week: Prizefighter's Oaxacan Standoff

Fresh Eats: Drink of the Week: Prizefighter's Oaxacan Standoff

A shot and a beer isn't an obvious pairing to highlight bartender creativity in a cocktail menu — and no, we're never, ever going to count a drink where a shot glass gets dropped into a pint of beer. But…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Midwestern Smash Burgers Shine, Food Trucks Get Pushback

Fresh Eats: Midwestern Smash Burgers Shine, Food Trucks Get Pushback

Midwest SmashBurgers from a New Truck Headed to S.F. By John Birdsall Zak Silverman cooked at Berkeley's Elmwood Cafe and did a sort of apprenticeship with Suzanne Schafer and Shari Washburn onboard Ebbet's Good to Go, but it was all…
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Dining, SFoodie Starter Bakery: Ex-S.F. Baking Institute Teacher Rolls Out Perfect Pastries

Starter Bakery: Ex-S.F. Baking Institute Teacher Rolls Out Perfect Pastries

Jamie…
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Dining, SFoodie Ex-Gather Sous Chef Rolls Out Boffo Cart

Ex-Gather Sous Chef Rolls Out Boffo Cart

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…
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Dining, SFoodie Emeryville Street-Food Task Force To Meet Next Week

Emeryville Street-Food Task Force To Meet Next Week

The task force looking into Emeryville's mobile vending ordinance will meet next week, says Police Chief Ken James, the advisory body's secretary, tells SFoodie. The 13-member task force convenes next Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in city offices at…
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Dining, SFoodie Emeryville Names Street-Food Task Force. Do Restaurants Have an Edge?

Emeryville Names Street-Food Task Force. Do Restaurants Have an Edge?

Emeryville's City Council last night named the task force that'll come up with recommendations for reforming its street-food ordinance. It looks like the tsunami of interest in the subject caused the Council to create a bigger advisory body than first…
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Calendar, Night&Day Go East for Art

Go East for Art

Say what you will about Emeryville – that the city has sold its soul to the likes of Ikea, the Home Depot, and the developers that back them – but the town also values art. Weird metal sculptures line the…
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SF Weekly Letters

Eucalyptus: Friend or Foe? The exotic weeds need to be cut: I get that the eucalyptus are pretty . But you just can't make an ecosystem something it's not. If they're exotics, then they'll do…
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Dining, SFoodie Tomatoes, Gadflies, and Hand-Pulled Noodles: This Week in Food Bloggery

Tomatoes, Gadflies, and Hand-Pulled Noodles: This Week in Food Bloggery

1. This week we introduce a new SFoodie columnist: Sean Timberlake, founder of the homesteading website Punk Domestics. Observing the tomato glut at local farmers' markets, Timberlake finds dozens of projects for preserving fresh tomatoes ― jams, purées, ketchups, and…
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Dining, SFoodie Emeryville Restaurant Owner Says Food Trucks Are Killing His Business

Emeryville Restaurant Owner Says Food Trucks Are Killing His Business

Emeryville is forming a task force to recommend changes to its mobile catering ordinance. For the past year, the East Bay city has been a bright spot in the Bay Area's emerging street-food scene. Truck supporters think the changes under…
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Dining, SFoodie Is Emeryville Poised to Kill Its Street-Food Scene?

Is Emeryville Poised to Kill Its Street-Food Scene?

The East Bay city of Emeryville has been a particularly bright spot in the Bay Area's emerging street-food scene. While San Francisco is a maze of payouts and regulations across multiple agencies, Emeryville has dangled a streamlined permitting process far…
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Dining, SFoodie Tofu Banh Mi from Ebbett's Good To Go

Tofu Banh Mi from Ebbett's Good To Go

Like Nancy Botwin, East Bay moms Suzanne Schafer and Shari Washburn wanted to do something that would guarantee they'd make the afterschool pick-up. They rolled out Ebbett's Good To Go earlier this summer (their formal launch…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Matt Cohen says starting a food truck isn't easy

Fresh Eats: Matt Cohen says starting a food truck isn't easy

At our SFoodie blog, we like to talk up how it's the summer of food trucks, and in last week's Eat review, I surveyed seven of the newcomers. Common wisdom about food trucks is that they offer budding restaurateurs a…
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Dining, Eat Highlights from a tour of S.F.'s newest street food trucks

Highlights from a tour of S.F.'s newest street food trucks

"Food trucks are the iPhone apps of the restaurant world," my friend Mike told me a few weeks ago. Spending a few hours in food-truck lines, as we'd just done, gives a man some time to think. He explained: "Not…
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