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Dining, SFoodie Hanukkah in the Bay Area: a Festival of Bites

Hanukkah in the Bay Area: a Festival of Bites

Hanukkah starts on Christmas Eve next year, which is delightfully convenient to me as a Scandinavian Jew. This year, however, has Hanukkah beginning on Sunday, Dec. 6, so you better start planning your meals out now. Fortunately for those…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Holiday Roast

A Holiday Roast

Christmas, I mean, what a weird holiday, right? It's in that spirit that the Crackpot Crones present their comedy holiday spectacular, Crones for the Holidays: The Sequel! Playwright Terry Baum (she refers to herself as "slightly" world-renowned) and comedian…
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Dining, SFoodie Vegan Sofganiyot, Eggnog Cupcakes, and a Veggie Quarter Pounder!

Vegan Sofganiyot, Eggnog Cupcakes, and a Veggie Quarter Pounder!

See Also: - Cocoa Cinna-Buns, a Baddass Noah, and…
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Dining, SFoodie Kugel: Experience Many Varieties at Hanukkah Nosh-Down

Kugel: Experience Many Varieties at Hanukkah Nosh-Down

1st Annual Kugel Nosh-Down Where: Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores (at 16th St.), 861-6932 When: Sun., Dec. 9, 3-5 p.m. Cost: $25 ($15 for children under 13); purchase in advance via Brown Paper Tickets The rundown: A festive celebration of…
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Dining, SFoodie Wise Sons Deli and Old World Food Truck Offer Hip Hanukkah Options

Wise Sons Deli and Old World Food Truck Offer Hip Hanukkah Options

The turkey is barely digested and it's already time to start thinking about Hanukkah dinner. Wise Sons Deli has started accepting pre-orders for take-home High Holiday fixins that can be picked up between December 7-18. Items such as latkes, babka,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Get Into the Escape

Get Into the Escape

Those of us of a certain age and musical inclination might remember the cover of Kate Bush's 1982 album The Dreaming. On it, the singer is dressed as Harry Houdini's wife and co-conspirator Bess, depicted in the act of passing…
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Dining, SFoodie Tonight: Make Fried Foods for Hanukkah

Tonight: Make Fried Foods for Hanukkah

What: Delicious Hanukkah Foods Class! Where: Loft in West Oakland (exclusive!) When: Tues., December 20, 7 p.m. Cost: $50 The rundown: As any good Jew or shiksa knows, Hanukkah is all about the fried food. Hence, we are all about…
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Dining, SFoodie Vegan Hanukkah, Year End Animal News, and Beyonce is Partially Vegan!?

Vegan Hanukkah, Year End Animal News, and Beyonce is Partially Vegan!?

• Beyonce is preggers and so she's eating a vegan diet. Or is it, a partially vegan diet? Which is what EVERYONE ON EARTH EATS. It's like, did you eat anything that wasn't a steak today? Unless it was…
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Dining, SFoodie Saul's Deli Welcomes Latke Truck

Saul's Deli Welcomes Latke Truck

What: Latke Truck! Where: Saul's Deli When: Fri.-Mon., December 23-26 Cost: Varies The rundown: Really, all you need to know is that there's gonna be a Latke Truck parked in front of Berkeley's Saul's Deli, and you should probably go.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Much Bigger Than a Mouse

Much Bigger Than a Mouse

Here's our theory: The Nutcracker remains a holiday mainstay after almost 120 years in existence because it's so malleable. Mikhail Baryshnikov choreographed a version in the 1990s. Macaulay Culkin was in a theater adaptation. Tim Curry played the voice of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame

This year, Hanukkah gets a work-week jump on Christmas, beginning today and running two days past Boxing Day. Besides meaning “time for a lot of presents and sparkly flair,” it’s also a period when Jewish people can celebrate survival and…
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Dining, SFoodie The Macaroon That Will Make You The Star of Hanukkah Dinner

The Macaroon That Will Make You The Star of Hanukkah Dinner

Hanukkah doesn't begin until December 20, but we've already been researching how to stand out at the dinner table (these things are important, and we don't like to worry). Coconut macaroons, typically the bane of a sugar-loving Jew's existence, have…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hammering the Nutcracker

Hammering the Nutcracker

Choreographer Katy Alniz Rous is accustomed to putting things in the blender. She learned ballet at age 3, samba at 5, flamenco at 8, and Russian dance at 12. So as an adult, it was a natural that she start…
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Dining, SFoodie As Hanukkah Winds Down, We're Still Firing Up the Jewbelation

As Hanukkah Winds Down, We're Still Firing Up the Jewbelation

Hanukkah is a time to celebrate miracles. This year, Shmaltz Brewing Co. ― which calls both S.F. and N.Y. home ― asked you to put down the Manischewitz for a minute and celebrate the miracle of beer. The 14-year-old brewery…
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Dining, SFoodie Gluttony in the Name of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Repeal Day: This Week in SFoodie

Gluttony in the Name of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Repeal Day: This Week in SFoodie

A few of the highlights from the blog this week:1. It's day three of Hanukkah. How are we at SFoodie celebrating? So far, by tasting frozen latkes, eating jelly doughnuts, and taking on a double-meat latke delight. We're so oiled…
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Dining, SFoodie Have a Jelly Doughnut for Hanukkah

Have a Jelly Doughnut for Hanukkah

Israel Kosher Meat, Poultry & Deli is a Russian Jewish deli in the Outer Richmond that wears its age as unabashedly as it does its faith. While the shelves are sparsely stocked and the front window needs a good scrubbing, Yelpers…
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Dining, SFoodie Which Frozen Latkes Are Best?

Which Frozen Latkes Are Best?

Not to kvetch, but latkes are a huge pain to make. Between shredding what seems like a hundred potatoes, hot oil splattering across the kitchen, and a funky stench that lingers until Passover, who has the time and patience? Not…
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Dining, SFoodie Start Off Hanukkah With a Two-Meat Latke Delight at Miller's

Start Off Hanukkah With a Two-Meat Latke Delight at Miller's

​In his ode to schmaltz Save The Deli, David Sax posits that the decline of the Jewish deli in the United States is largely due to the increasingly healthful dietary habits of the domestic Jewish population. Lucky for us, Robby…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things

Menorahs come in many forms: a moose, perhaps. Community heroes (ceramic police, fire department, and ambulance vehicles). A doctor's office scenario. Or our favorite, a metaphor for the idea “spirit needs matter through which to express itself.” Let's go over…
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Dining, SFoodie Hanukkah Specials Start Tomorrow at Firefly

Hanukkah Specials Start Tomorrow at Firefly

Beef brisket and potato latkes return to Firefly (4288 24th St. at Douglass) tomorrow. They'll most likely be on an updated menu for the entire run of Hanukkah, which starts at sundown this Friday, Dec. 11, and ends at sundown…
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