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Dining, SFoodie Desperately Seeking Pumpkin: Where to Get Your Gourd On

Desperately Seeking Pumpkin: Where to Get Your Gourd On

The cravings for pseudo-seasonal "pumpkin spice" products are all the rage now that October is here, but even if you don't have PSL fever you can still get in on the action. Two Bay Area locations have major pumpkin…
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Dining, SFoodie Eat Pumpkin in Every Form at Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival This Weekend

Eat Pumpkin in Every Form at Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival This Weekend

It's a pumpkin menu like no other: beer, pancakes, pie, bread, cake rolls, cheesecake, cookies, ice cream, pumpkin, churros, and chicken pumpkin sausages... This weekend at the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, thousands will descend on the…
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Raise a Pint For Session Beer Month

Don't get us wrong, we love big, bold, "extreme" beers as much as the next beer geek. That being said, sometimes we just want to have a few beers with friends on a sunny afternoon without losing the ability to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sea Worthy

Sea Worthy

Surrounded on three sides by liquid majesty, San Franciscans have a natural affinity for wildwater sports and saltwater sustenance. We’re naturally simpatico with kindred spirits around the globe who explore, defend, and depend on the seven seas. All of these…
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Calendar, Night&Day For the Birds

For the Birds

Only in certain human endeavors can something attain a level of awfulness that it completes some weird circuit and be-comes good. Bad songs can be entertaining, ugly paintings can be desirable, skinny jeans can somehow maintain a hold on the…
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News, The Snitch Warm Weather Inspires Public Masturbation

Warm Weather Inspires Public Masturbation

The Examiner brings us this not-so-pleasurable story this morning about a disturbing uptick in public masturbation -- and we're not referring to your Muni ride last night. Just last week in Half Moon Bay, sheriff's deputies were called to a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tour de NorCal

Tour de NorCal

This year’s Amgen Tour of California features new challenges and breathtaking scenery — spanning more than 750 miles in just eight days. Today, San Francisco is the second stop on this Tour de France-style competition, the nation’s largest and best…
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Calendar, Night&Day Up-and-Coming on the Catwalk

Up-and-Coming on the Catwalk

Spring in San Francisco: Flowers bloom, birdies sing, cold wind and fog blow in from the Pacific, and graduating art students present their final shows. It’s a great time to see what the next generation of artists and designers are…
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News, The Snitch Sion Milosky, Hawaiian Surfer, Drowns at Mavericks

Sion Milosky, Hawaiian Surfer, Drowns at Mavericks

Top Maverick surfer Sion Milosky was killed yesterday evening after drowning while surfing the Mavericks off the coast of Half Moon Bay.Media outlets are reporting that the 35-year-old Hawaiian native died after falling in the face of a massive wave…
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Dining, SFoodie Tuna Poke from Sam's Chowder House, in 140 Characters or Less

Tuna Poke from Sam's Chowder House, in 140 Characters or Less

Answering SFoodie's chef challenge to distill a recipe into 140 characters or less (the size of a tweet), Sam's Chowder House executive chef Lewis Rossman Sam's Chowder House stepped up with this miniaturized version of his ahi tuna poke: Lewis…
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News, The Snitch Jacob Trette, Mavericks Surfer, on the Mend

Jacob Trette, Mavericks Surfer, on the Mend

Mavericks surfer Jacob Trette took a turn for the better, and is now expected to recover from his surfing accident. Hospital officials said the 30-year-old is in stable condition after nearly drowning during the Mavericks Surf contest in Half Moon…
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News, The Snitch Jacob Trette, Mavericks Surfer, Remains in Critical Condition

Jacob Trette, Mavericks Surfer, Remains in Critical Condition

Mavericks surfer Jacob Trette took a turn for the better, and is now expected to recover from his surfing accident. Hospital officials said the 30-year-old is in stable condition after nearly drowning during the Mavericks Surf contest in Half Moon…
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News, The Snitch Is S.F. Museum's Filched Tortoise Ambling Around Half Moon Bay?

Is S.F. Museum's Filched Tortoise Ambling Around Half Moon Bay?

Last week we reported on Arthur, the 50-year-old California Desert Tortoise filched from San Francisco's Randall Museum. The middle-aged gentleman had been living at the museum since Jerry Brown and Linda Ronstadt were a hot couple -- and his keeper,…
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News, The Snitch Mavericks Fans' Painful Wipeout News Even to Many Spectators

Mavericks Fans' Painful Wipeout News Even to Many Spectators

Despite requests on the surf competition's Web site, massive crowds poured into Half Moon Bay Saturday to witness 24 top surfers take on enormous waves at the Mavericks Surf Competition. Spectators happily hoofed a mile-and-a-half to the hills clustered above…
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Dining, SFoodie Save the Date: Next Weekend's Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Promises to Give Squash Its Due

Save the Date: Next Weekend's Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Promises to Give Squash Its Due

If the shrimp-infatuated Bubba from Forrest Gump had grown up, not in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, but in Half Moon Bay, California, he might have extolled the virtues of a different food to his new buddy Forrest. We imagine the…
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News, The Snitch Anti-Social Investment Watch: Ratings Agency Downgrades Half Moon Bay 'Vampire Bonds' To 'Robin Hood Bonds'

Anti-Social Investment Watch: Ratings Agency Downgrades Half Moon Bay 'Vampire Bonds' To 'Robin Hood Bonds'

Last Week we urged anti-social investors -- the opposite of do-gooder "social investors" who shun tobacco, blood diamonds, and the like -- to load up on a pending "vampire bond" coming out of Half Moon Bay, 30 miles southwest of…
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News, The Snitch Anti-Social Investment Watch: Half Moon Bay Mulls Issue of 'Vampire Bonds'

Anti-Social Investment Watch: Half Moon Bay Mulls Issue of 'Vampire Bonds'

So-called social investing -- where soft-edged sharpies stay out of tobacco, blood diamonds, and the like -- has come under fire for producing substandard returns. Such critiques of do-well-by-doing-good investment-picking carry the implicit moral that one might do better by…
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Dining, SFoodie Sexy Dishes on the Pacific

Sexy Dishes on the Pacific

Last week was Sexy Dishes Week, and, since SFoodie was feeling rather fetching (and sponsor TasteTV kindly set up some opportunities for us to nibble on offerings from its new Sexy Dishes book), we decided to head for…
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Dining, SFoodie Reminder: Pumpkin Fest This Weekend

Reminder: Pumpkin Fest This Weekend

Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin has nothing on the winner of Monday's Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay. Thad Starr's prize pumpkin tipped the scales at 1528 pounds, and the beauty will be on display at this…
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Culture, Summer Guide Half in the Bag in Half Moon Bay

Half in the Bag in Half Moon Bay

Pumpkins. Foggy beaches. Golfing at the Ritz-Carlton. That's pretty much the image that comes to mind when someone mentions Half Moon Bay, right? But for the dedicated boozehound, the stretch of coast between San Francisco and Santa Cruz is a…
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