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Dining, SFoodie Bar Fight: Brass Tacks Vs. Two Sisters

Bar Fight: Brass Tacks Vs. Two Sisters

In a city brimming with brilliant bars, how’s a person supposed to decide where to go for a decent drink? Introducing: Bar Fight, a one-man mission to hit up San Francisco’s finest watering holes, and pit them against each…
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Dining, SFoodie Monday Six: Tacos Cala Opens Tomorrow, Nomica Takes Over Pesce Space

Monday Six: Tacos Cala Opens Tomorrow, Nomica Takes Over Pesce Space

Tacos Cala Opens Tuesday Gabriela Cámara's Cala, which…
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Dining, SFoodie 30 S.F. Restaurants Win 2016 Bib Gourmands

30 S.F. Restaurants Win 2016 Bib Gourmands

The 2016 Bib Gourmands are out, and some 74 Bay Area restaurants made the list, a smidge fewer than last year. The full Michelin Guide, with its one-, two-, and three-starred reviews, comes out next week. Most notable absences…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Urban Air Market Returns to Hayes Valley Sunday

Urban Air Market Returns to Hayes Valley Sunday

San Francisco has infinite Vintage Paper Fairs and Maker Faires and bazaars and SFMADE Holiday Shows, but the Urban Air Market is near and dear to our hearts. It's become wildly successful, exporting itself to the Lower Haight and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chat Live With Cuban (or Afghanis, or Iranians) in Shared Studios' Portal at Proxy SF

Chat Live With Cuban (or Afghanis, or Iranians) in Shared Studios' Portal at Proxy SF

No matter how accustomed we’ve become to living our entire lives on the internet, the fascination with speaking to another person across the world never wears off. (Unless you had some deep psychological scars from Chatroulette, that is.) Shared_Studios…
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Dining, SFoodie Between Two Slices: Souvla's Greek Sandwich

Between Two Slices: Souvla's Greek Sandwich

OK, OK...I know. You can't serve a Greek sandwich on two slices of bread. But we'll make an exception for Souvla in Hayes Valley and its pita-wrapped souvlaki-style sandwiches, cause this isn't your grandparents' Greek food stand. Gone is…
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Dining, SFoodie Souvla Announces Takeaway Rotisserie Chickens, Weekend Brunch

Souvla Announces Takeaway Rotisserie Chickens, Weekend Brunch

Good news for anyone who loves Hayes Valley's newish Greek spot, Souvla, as much as I do. Feta-brined, Rocky Jr. free-range rotisserie chickens are dropping on the menu today, $20 each, only available for takeout and only available for purchase in…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers June 4-10, 2014

Bartlett Hall: Union Square gets yet another brewpub, this one from the folks behind Maverick. They bring with them their famous butter burger, along with a menu of updated pub grub and classic cocktails with a twist. 242 O'Farrell, 433-4332,…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Papito West: Duck Confit Burritos Arrive in Hayes Valley

Papito West: Duck Confit Burritos Arrive in Hayes Valley

Most of the new Mexican restaurants of note that have opened lately aim for the higher end, importing the culinary experimentation of Mexico City or digging deep into Southern Mexico's indigenous cuisines. In other words, we aren't really adding more…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers April 23-29, 2014

BeBeBar: A mother-and-daughter team owns this Brazilian fresh juice shop, which also peddles empanadas and açai bowls with organic bananas, organic granola, and chia seeds. 3809 18th St., 203-8406. Cantina Verde: FiDi workers have a new lunch option with this…
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Dining, Eat Report from the Mission's New Lers Ros Thai

Report from the Mission's New Lers Ros Thai

Thai food, for all its lingering exoticism, is actually one of the more conservative cuisines — as presented to Americans, that is. Altogether too many Thai places, focused on takeout and its concomitant need for high volume, feel as though…
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Drink 2014: Cocktail Listings

15 Romolo: The dim bar hits the perfect balance of Barbary Coast and design boutique, flavored with a few drops of rockabilly dive. The bartenders switch up their featured drinks frequently, so it's hard to know if a concoction that's…
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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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Culture, Kill Your Television The Elitist's Guide to The Bachelor

The Elitist's Guide to The Bachelor

I know you're out there. You hate reality TV. You see it — and rightly so — in all its pettiness, its vindictiveness, its exploitation, its ugliness, and its palpable desperation, and it makes you weep for your fellow man.…
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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Storage Takes On New Meaning with Aether SF

Tourism for Locals: Storage Takes On New Meaning with Aether SF

Although it appears the really, really cold days of winter are winding down, every San Franciscan needs to invest in a warm coat, when our beloved, worn-out SF State or 49er hoodies can't handle it anymore. So it's time…
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Music, After 10 Years, Rickshaw Stop Still Thrives on Funkiness

After 10 Years, Rickshaw Stop Still Thrives on Funkiness

Christopher White wanted to call it simply "Rickshaw." He likes to travel, loves Southeast Asia. The name didn't have much resonance for San Francisco, but that didn't matter, because White liked it. "And then my partner Waldo said it would…
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Culture, Know Your Street Art Street Art: Willie Brown Is Wanted for the Murder of S.F.

Street Art: Willie Brown Is Wanted for the Murder of S.F.

Located just a few feet from a trendy boutique store that sells $795 "polar trench coats," the fliers bemoan the kind of gentrification that has turned neighborhoods like Hayes Valley into playpens for the rich. The notices have shown up…
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Dining, Eat

Four Bowls of Soup to Keep You Warm

The cold winter months are coming to San Francisco. While adding another layer of clothing and a pair of boots will keep you warm, we prefer to fatten ourselves up with steamy bowls of soup when the temperature drops. Ramen…
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Dining, Eat Sampling the Wares: Imagine Eating a Sandwich at the Very Place Where Meat Comes From

Sampling the Wares: Imagine Eating a Sandwich at the Very Place Where Meat Comes From

It's a good time to be a meat lover in San Francisco. The nose-to-tail food movement is showing no signs of slowing down, abattoirs and charcuterie are in, and butchery demonstrations practically count as a spectator sport at foodie events.…
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