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Dining, SFoodie Five Places for a San Francisco Staycation

Five Places for a San Francisco Staycation

If you can get past the portmanteau “staycation,” taking a mini-vacation in San Francisco can actually be pretty fun. We may silently chide tourists for congregating around Fisherman’s Wharf, buying last minute Alcatraz sweatshirts as the  fog rolls in,…
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News, The Snitch It's True: Donald Trump (Partially) Owns San Francisco Real Estate

It's True: Donald Trump (Partially) Owns San Francisco Real Estate

Yesterday afternoon, a crowd of over a dozen police officers and reporters were on hand to observe the four protesters arranged in front of 555 California Street in the Financial District, the site of an anti-Donald Trump rally. Trump,…
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News, The Snitch Welcome to the Broberhood

Welcome to the Broberhood

The Financial District is the bro-iest neighborhood in San Francisco, SFGate.com reports.  At least that's what data tech company FindTheBest found in a quantitative analysis of bro-ness, which, to be honest, is a pretty bro-ish task to undertake. According…
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Dining, SFoodie Proper Food Is Pricey Food for Extremely Busy People

Proper Food Is Pricey Food for Extremely Busy People

The corner of Sutter and Montgomery is one of the most Manhattan-like intersections in San Francisco. Not just because the buildings are tall, or some of the men scurrying between them actually wear ties. It’s because there’s a diagonally…
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Dining, SFoodie Salad Buzz: Mazarine Coffee Has a Salad with Coffee-Roasted Beets and Espresso Vinaigrette

Salad Buzz: Mazarine Coffee Has a Salad with Coffee-Roasted Beets and Espresso Vinaigrette

Mazarine Coffee on Market takes its cappuccino seriously. So seriously, in fact, that when they ordered six-ounce cappuccino cups from Heath Ceramics, they immediately determined that they actually held eight ounces of liquid and, certain that no true coffee…
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Dining, SFoodie The Great Craft Lager Renaissance: 2015 Will be a Lager Year

The Great Craft Lager Renaissance: 2015 Will be a Lager Year

Long overshadowed by flashier IPAs and full-bodied stouts, the proud German-style lager is returning to favor in the craft beer community. These oft-understated expressions concern themselves not with assaulting your palate in a barrage of bitterness or cloying sweetness.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: 555 Mission Street Sculpture Garden is a FiDi Eden

Tourism for Locals: 555 Mission Street Sculpture Garden is a FiDi Eden

San Francisco's Financial District looms over the City — it's a densely built urban network of high-rise office buildings, busy streets, and narrow sidewalks overrun with those donning suits or fannypacks. However, hidden in this grid of grey concrete…
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Dining, SFoodie Have a Romp at Union Square's Newest Party Bar, Romper Room

Have a Romp at Union Square's Newest Party Bar, Romper Room

Anybody who grew up watching Romper Room — which is just about all of America, since it aired for 40 years — will be excited to know that there’s a new party bar with the same name two blocks east…
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Dining, SFoodie Michael Mina’s Ramen Bar is Genuinely Awe-Inspiring

Michael Mina’s Ramen Bar is Genuinely Awe-Inspiring

Oakland has the Ramen Shop, and now San Francisco has The Ramen Bar. Michael Mina’s newest endeavor, approximately a block and a half from his eponymous flagship, is a genuine ballet of working parts. Built to handle the intense lunchtime…
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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Reaching the End of the Line at Cafe Terminus

Distillations: Reaching the End of the Line at Cafe Terminus

Café Terminus is a small chrome rectangle just two blocks away from the Ferry Building; it brews its own coffee in the mornings and serves absinthe punch all day. I imagined it fitting perfectly in a European train station, someplace…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Food Fight: Which Side of the Bay Makes a Better Burger?

Food Fight: Which Side of the Bay Makes a Better Burger?

Chances are, most of us have enjoyed our fair share of fast food burgers, whether they be the objects of a late-night McDonald's craving (don't deny it) or the lauded prize at the end of a pilgrimage to In-N-Out. The…
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Dining, Eat Topsy's Fun House Is a Cocktail Carnival

Topsy's Fun House Is a Cocktail Carnival

If there were ever a bar that I really, really wish did not have a wall-mounted flatscreen TV in it, it would be Topsy's Fun House, which is otherwise a wonderful experience from top to bottom. Art-directed within an inch…
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Dining, Recent Openings

SF Weekly Recent Openers January 29-February 25, 2014

Bun Mee: The Fillmore banh mi shop opens a second location in the Financial District, offering Franco-Vietnamese sandwiches, salads, and fish and chips with red curry and sweet potato fries. 650 Market, 800-7696, bunmee.co. CDXX: Bayview's new bistro has a…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers January 22-28, 2014

Bun Mee: The Fillmore banh mi shop opens a second location in the Financial District, offering Franco-Vietnamese sandwiches, salads, and fish and chips with red curry and sweet potato fries. 650 Market, 800-7696, bunmee.co. Mazza Luna: This Lebanese extension of…
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Calendar, Night&Day playing the game

playing the game

In 2010, the first inductees of the Jejune Institute chose to wander into the Institute's headquarters in the Financial District after seeing fliers with tear-off phone numbers advertising "socio re-engineering" courses and products with names like the Human Forcefield…
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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Escapes From Muni at The Salt House

Bouncer Escapes From Muni at The Salt House

A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to The Salt House. I was on the 38 and passing the time with my usual crossword when this lady across from me starts up a conversation. She was actually a male who…
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Calendar, Night&Day And to Think That We Saw It on Market Street

And to Think That We Saw It on Market Street

From suits in the Financial District to sketchy corners in the Tenderloin and all the way up past the Castro into Twin Peaks, no other street says San Francisco like Market Street. It's been here since before our little…
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Dining, Eat

Heyday: Chez Panisse Alums Reinvent the Power Lunch

The indecisive, the picky and the gluttonous can all make common cause at Heyday, a new spot in the Financial District where nearly everything is made from scratch daily. It's like Bi-Rite, but without the grocery aisles or the ice…
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Dining, Eat Lunch in the FiDi: Finding the Area's Best Midday Meals

Lunch in the FiDi: Finding the Area's Best Midday Meals

Breakfast has long been heralded as the most important meal of the day, and dinner's supremacy in the daily meal lineup isn't questioned, but poor little lunch so often sits between them like a neglected middle child. Especially the type…
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Dining, Eat

BiBimBar: Fast, Fresh Korean in the FiDi

Now that SF Weekly offices have moved to the Financial District, we've been exploring the workday lunch options with some gusto. Among the favorites we've already found, the week-old BiBimBar in the newly re-opened International Food Court stands out. It…
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