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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday Twelve: House of Prime Rib's Secret Menu, <i>NYT</i> Crowns L.A. "City of Breakfast"

Tuesday Twelve: House of Prime Rib's Secret Menu, NYT Crowns L.A. "City of Breakfast"

The House of Prime Rib Has a Secret Menu 7x7's…
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Dining, SFoodie Dreamy! Bowling with Michael Pollan, Alice Waters and the Kitchen Sisters

Dreamy! Bowling with Michael Pollan, Alice Waters and the Kitchen Sisters

If you’ve ever wanted to hang out and talk shop with Alice Waters, as well as Michael Pollan, Judith Belzer, Angelo Garro, Armistead Maupin, Amy Tan, and Roman Coppola, stake your claim on a fundraising ticket for the night of…
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Dining, SFoodie Notable Bay Area Residents Share Their Favorite Comfort Foods

Notable Bay Area Residents Share Their Favorite Comfort Foods

In honor of this week's Food Issue, in which nine local writers delve into their psyches to reveal their favorite comfort foods, we asked a few notable locals where they go when they're feeling down. "The big old reliable…
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Dining, SFoodie Go Back to School With Edible Schoolyard

Go Back to School With Edible Schoolyard

Edible Schoolyard has teamed up with UC Berkeley to bring us the second year of Edible Education 103, a series of Tuesday night lectures about food and agriculture with a different guest lecturer each week. The lectures are moderated by…
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Dining, SFoodie The Ethicist's Challenge: Explain to Us Why We Should Eat Meat

The Ethicist's Challenge: Explain to Us Why We Should Eat Meat

​This weekend, Ariel Kaminer, author of the New York Times magazine's "Ethicist" column, announced one of the most interesting essay contests SFoodie has seen. "In recent years, vegetarians -- and to an even greater degree vegans, their hard-core inner circle…
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Dining, SFoodie Occupy Our Food Supply ... Today

Occupy Our Food Supply ... Today

Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Bank of America, Occupy San Francisco -- now occupy your diet, too. Today is Occupy Our Food Supply Day, a nationwide series of actions and articles hoping to raise awareness about how corporate interests have…
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Dining, SFoodie Portraits of the New Food Movement

Portraits of the New Food Movement

Farm Together Now: Portraits of a New Food Movement Where: The Commonwealth Club's Gold Room, 595 Market (at Second St.) When: Thu., June 30. Networking reception starts at 5:30 p.m., program at 6. Cost: $20 general, $8 Commonwealth Club members,…
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Dining, SFoodie Reading David Chang's <i>Lucky Peach</i>, Relabeling Your Potato Chip Bag

Reading David Chang's Lucky Peach, Relabeling Your Potato Chip Bag

1. Lucky food geeks. This weekend, I had a chance to read through Lucky Peach, the new journal from Momofuku chef David…
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Calendar, Night&Day Just Before It All Went Kablooey

Just Before It All Went Kablooey

Modern society is so intractably fucked that it's a fair question whether we still need the dystopian novel. Many of the most despairing science fiction visions, such as Philip K. Dick's fever-dreams of capitalist dictatorships and surveillance states, could pass…
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Dining, SFoodie Best Practices for Being Authentically Slow Food

Best Practices for Being Authentically Slow Food

Important: Slow food doesn't mean eating Snooki (or anyone else who is "slow" mentally). Besides, that shit is definitely NOT organic. Slow Food is an eating movement that counteracts fast food and fast life, and connects us with the Earth…
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KQED's Nourish: Feel-Good Critique of the Food System

Around here, questioning where your food comes from is as reflexive as recycling, even if you lean on Safeway far more than you admit. A show airing on KQED next week drives home the question. But where Food, Inc.…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Public Library, Hayes Valley Farm Screen Food Films This Week

SF Public Library, Hayes Valley Farm Screen Food Films This Week

It's Michael Pollan movie week in San Francisco, with two screenings of feature-length documentaries that feature the guru's talking head:On Thursday, the San Francisco Public Library is presenting an advance screening of FRESH (watch the trailer on YouTube), which brings…
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Dining, SFoodie Save the Deli, Berkeley Edition

Save the Deli, Berkeley Edition

Owning a deli in the Gourmet Ghetto can't be easy. Customers who 10 years ago prized your commitment to authenticity, your ingredients imported from the East Coast, and your reasonable prices are now coming back to you, waving their battered…
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Dining, SFoodie DVR Alert: Michael Pollan Chats Up Food on <em>Oprah</em>

DVR Alert: Michael Pollan Chats Up Food on Oprah

Tomorrow at 4 p.m., in a food-themed episode of her show, Oprah Winfrey will host Michael Pollan, the Berkeley-based swami of sustainability, along with actress and vegan-ista Alicia Silverstone and Chipotle Mexican Grill founder Steve Ells. They will discuss ―…
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Calendar, Night&Day Simple Food

Simple Food

Michael Pollan’s new book, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, is aimed not only at well-balanced foodies but also at those who have been struck dumb by it all: the hyphenated food-lingo, the $3 peach, whatever's going on at Cafe Gratitude.…
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Dining, SFoodie Was That Michael Pollan Hyping Weed at Last Night's Cannabis Cup? Uh, Not Exactly

Was That Michael Pollan Hyping Weed at Last Night's Cannabis Cup? Uh, Not Exactly

Okay, so we know from some of his writing that Michael Pollan is a fan of the wacky tobacc-y, but last night we did a serious double take when we spotted this guy manning a booth for a pot activist…
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News, The Snitch Bay Links: Obama-rama, More Muni Fight & Michael Pollan

Bay Links: Obama-rama, More Muni Fight & Michael Pollan

An interview with the woman who intervened in last…
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Calendar, Night&Day Too Much Good Stuff

Too Much Good Stuff

Pop-Up Magazine expects 23 contributors. That fact wouldn't be particularly interesting if Pop-Up were a print publication, but it isn't. Instead, This American Life-er Douglas McGray, New Yorker Evan Ratliffe, and The Curiosity Shoppe-rs Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith re-interpret…
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Culture, Books Add these titles to your reading list

Add these titles to your reading list

Okay, deep breath. It's over. The year, that is. And yes, it's quite all right to be tired. We all are. So why not slow down and shut yourself in for a bit — take a moment, or a few…
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Culture, Books It's the Food, Stupid

It's the Food, Stupid

At a reading in Berkeley last spring, feisty nutritionist and author Marion Nestle fielded questions from an audience of mostly earnest-looking women perched on folding chairs. Several lobbed queries about flaxseed oil and vitamin supplements, wheatgrass and superfoods, but the…
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