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Dining, Eat Bacon Bacon: Pork-Centric Haight Cafe Is More Than a Novelty

Bacon Bacon: Pork-Centric Haight Cafe Is More Than a Novelty

Ah, bacon, that undying American obsession. Salty, cured pork belly has been part of the country's diet since the beginning, but the bacon mania that we have indulged over the past few years has more to do with our times…
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Music, All Shook Down

Did Usher Borrow From Homer Simpson on 'OMG'?

So the rabbit hole deepens with the revelation (or conspiracy theory, if you prefer) that the bridge in Usher's "OMG" bears slightly more than a passing resemblance to a song Homer sings in a late-season Simpsons episode...…
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Dining, SFoodie Top 10 Fictional Foodies of All Time

Top 10 Fictional Foodies of All Time

Foodies may be a relatively new term, but they have long played a role in our TV, movie, and book enjoyment. From the cookie-loving Marcel Proust and his madeleine-sparked remembrances to Cookie Monster on Sesame Street, food lovin' is all…
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Dining, Eat Parada 22: Doesn't have to be traditional Puerto Rican to be tasty

Parada 22: Doesn't have to be traditional Puerto Rican to be tasty

Parada 22 is green. Crayola seafoam green, electric mint green, the green of the nuclear sludge that kept sneaking home in Homer Simpson's pockets. It is a green that makes reference to none of the subcultures that have embraced and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Welcome to the Land of Chocolate

Welcome to the Land of Chocolate

According to Roget’s Thesaurus, there are only five synonyms for the verb drool. We, however, can think of others — they’re the names of the more than two dozen vendors participating in the 13th Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival. Here…
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Film, It Doesn't Suck!

It Doesn't Suck!

The less that is said about the plot of the long-fabled, finally arrived Simpsons Movie the better; I know this instinctively, as a member of that particular segment of geekdom most psyched and apprehensive about its unveiling. I'm talking about…
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News, Sucka Free City What We Talk About When We Talk About Spin

What We Talk About When We Talk About Spin

In 1995, while writing his bleakly satirical debut story collection CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, George Saunders was a sensitive new father slinging PR for an engineering firm. At one point, it fell to young Saunders to put the right spin…
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Culture, Stage

Kimberly Akimbo

When they get beyond a certain age, female actors don't often have much fun onstage. Relegated to playing doddering old dowagers, even the spriest sixtysomething must resign herself to spending the rest of her career serving tea from a samovar…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Éclairs

San Francisco is blessed with a handful of Russian bakeries, but on certain Saturday afternoons, the Moscow and Tbilisi Bakery Store seems to have the longest line stretching out the door. For good reason, too. Its variety of pastries under…
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Music,

The House of Tudor

The Old 97's are playing again (here, insert a Homer Simpson-like gurgle used to express great joy and love for beer or candy) at the Great American Music Hall on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8; call…
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Music,

Night Crawler

The Chameleon has the hush of a library. The cozy bar area is packed with the usual beer swillers, but absent are the normal raucous ramblings and punk rock profanities. There is something about the Sunday night crowd that almost…
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