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Dining, Eat Comics Issue 2014: Learning to See How the Land Provides

Comics Issue 2014: Learning to See How the Land Provides

Food & Drink Editor Anna Roth goes to the ends of the city with forager Iso Rabins to learn how to see the edible world all around us.​ Click here to read a larger version of this comic and the…
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Dining, SFoodie Mark Your Calendar for the Last-Ever Underground Market on December 22

Mark Your Calendar for the Last-Ever Underground Market on December 22

Saturday, December 22 will be the last iteration of the not-always-above-ground food market thrown by Forage SF. Iso Rabins started the Underground Market in December 2009 as a place to bring home cooks and culinary entrepreneurs together to sell their…
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ForageSF: Expanding the Wild Empire

If you have always wanted to pluck that mushroom in the forest or nibble wild herbs in the backyard but have been afraid to try, ForageSF's Wild Kitchen dinners provide a safe, gourmet introduction to locally foraged foods. Founded by…
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Dining, SFoodie Forage Kitchen Well on Its Way to Becoming Reality

Forage Kitchen Well on Its Way to Becoming Reality

While it is still in the early stages of planning, Iso Rabins' "Forage Kitchen" project seems to be moving right along. Rabins, founder of the Underground Market , Wild Kitchen, and Forage SF, expects the shared-use kitchen and event space…
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Dining, SFoodie The Wild Kitchen Pops Up for Several Dinners Before Hiatus

The Wild Kitchen Pops Up for Several Dinners Before Hiatus

The Wild Kitchen, the pop-up that makes San Franciscans' pants pop up, is back for several nights of dinner service before going on hiatus. Iso Rabins, the foraging mastermind behind it all, is teaming up with co-chef Thomas Martinez, formerly…
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News, Sucka Free City Nothing's Free: S.F. DPH Cracks Down on Foraged Dinners

Nothing's Free: S.F. DPH Cracks Down on Foraged Dinners

Iso Rabins has always done a delicate tango around environmental and food regulations. Rabins pioneered the Bay Area's burgeoning wild-foods movement when he founded ForageSF in 2009, but city health inspectors, noting the potential hazards of eating products gathered in…
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Dining, SFoodie Going Legit, Part 6: Iso Rabins and the City on the Future of the Underground Market

Going Legit, Part 6: Iso Rabins and the City on the Future of the Underground Market

Part six of a series in which SFoodie asks the question: With the Underground Market now shut down, what would it take for San Francisco's aspiring food microventures to go legit?Here's what it used to cost to sell your food…
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Dining, SFoodie ForageSF Tries to Stay Alive with Mystery Dinners

ForageSF Tries to Stay Alive with Mystery Dinners

Wild Kitchen Mystery Dinner Where: It's a mystery! When: July 24-26 Cost: $90 With its underground market shut down by the San Francisco Health Department last month, ForageSF has returned to its other venture: staging pop-up mystery dinners. The site…
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Dining, SFoodie Underground Market Remains Closed; ForageSF to Make Case to City Attorney

Underground Market Remains Closed; ForageSF to Make Case to City Attorney

Health inspectors are holding the line on their decision to shut down the popular ForageSF underground food market, insisting in a meeting yesterday with ForageSF founder Iso Rabins that vendors obtain necessary licenses before the market can reopen.Rabins tells SF…
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News, The Snitch Underground Market Remains Closed; ForageSF to Make Case to City Attorney

Underground Market Remains Closed; ForageSF to Make Case to City Attorney

Health inspectors are holding the line on their decision to shut down the popular ForageSF underground food market, insisting in a meeting yesterday with ForageSF founder Iso Rabins that vendors obtain necessary licenses before the market can reopen.Rabins tells…
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Dining, SFoodie Health Department Shuts Down ForageSF Underground Market

Health Department Shuts Down ForageSF Underground Market

San Francisco health inspectors abruptly shut down the "underground" market run by wild-foods cooperative ForageSF last weekend, calling the future of the event into question as its popularity continues to grow.ForageSF founder Iso Rabins told SF Weekly that he was…
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News, The Snitch Forage S.F. Underground Market Shut Down by Health Department

Forage S.F. Underground Market Shut Down by Health Department

San Francisco health inspectors abruptly shut down the "underground" market run by wild-foods cooperative ForageSF last weekend, calling the future of the event into question as its popularity continues to grow.ForageSF founder Iso Rabins told SF Weekly that he was…
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Dining, SFoodie Valentine's Out: Wild Kitchen

Valentine's Out: Wild Kitchen

Underground Foraged Prix Fixe When: Mon., Feb 14; seatings at 6 and 9 p.m. Where: Somewhere in S.F.; exact location revealed the day of the event Cost: $50 for five courses ($80 with wine or beer pairings); corkage is $15.…
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Dining, SFoodie Commonwealth Club Takes Another Bite of Street Food

Commonwealth Club Takes Another Bite of Street Food

Venerable public affairs forum The Commonwealth Club is revisiting the topic of street food after its tremendous growth over the past year. Moderator Matt Cohen has been the catalyst for much of that via his Off the Grid mobile food…
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Dining, SFoodie Oakland Underground Market Launches This Saturday

Oakland Underground Market Launches This Saturday

After a slight hiccup, Iso Rabins' Underground Market is expanding eastward. Saturday evening marks the Oakland debut of the monthly food-hawking party. And, since the East Bay sees at least occasional breaks in the summer fog, it'll be outdoors, in…
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Dining, SFoodie Should the Underground Market Move to a Bigger Venue?

Should the Underground Market Move to a Bigger Venue?

Should the SF Underground Market go huge? The monthly phenomenon that's drawn thousands of locals interested in scoring artisan edibles from small, home-based vendors is suffering from growing pains. Last week, organizer Iso Rabins posted a longish query on his…
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Dining, SFoodie Underground Market Spawning East Bay Offspring; Next S.F. Bash is June 4

Underground Market Spawning East Bay Offspring; Next S.F. Bash is June 4

Maybe you live in the East Bay, and on the ride home after the last SF Underground Market, your jar of sauerkraut experienced seepage all over your Tercel's upholstery, or worse, on BART carpeting, admittedly hard to detect, but still,…
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Dining, SFoodie Saturday Wild Food Walks: Unearthing Urban Edibles

Saturday Wild Food Walks: Unearthing Urban Edibles

Walk on the wild side: Yes, that was the lead you were waiting for, the obvious one you expected us to plink out. On Saturdays, starting tomorrow until Feb. 27, forageSF's Iso Rabins -- our local sultan of sea beans,…
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Dining, SFoodie No Busts ― Just Crowds ― at Last Night's Underground Farmers' Market

No Busts ― Just Crowds ― at Last Night's Underground Farmers' Market

Last night's SF Underground Farmers Market sparked long lines and cramped quarters in the space on Capp Street where organizer Iso Rabins had assembled more than two dozen food vendors hawking everything from fudge to kombucha. "Almost everyone sold out,"…
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Dining, SFoodie Underground Farmers' Market Finds 'Warehouse-y Art Space' for Next Week

Underground Farmers' Market Finds 'Warehouse-y Art Space' for Next Week

Next week's Underground Farmers' Market announced a venue today, a place organizer Iso Rabins is calling a warehouse-y Mission art space. This is the second UFM (the first featured some buzzkill crashers), this time with workshops (sauerkraut- and soap-making), a…
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