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News, Feature Octopocalypse Now!

Octopocalypse Now!

Why do all chefs in San Francisco have an insufferable hard-on for octopus? This is a ladylike question that confronts me weekly as a professional food writer who frequently visits both new and established restaurants in the city. I see…
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Music, All Shook Down That Time We Met Joe Strummer (the Sea Snail) In Monterey

That Time We Met Joe Strummer (the Sea Snail) In Monterey

Inside the winding corridors of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, amid newly unboxed DNA synthesizers and other expensive-looking equipment, sits Shannon Johnson. Johnson's decision to name a deep-sea snail after The Clash’s Joe Strummer made headlines around the…
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News, The Snitch Gas Mask Removed from Cow at Aquarium's Controversial Global Warming Exhibit

Gas Mask Removed from Cow at Aquarium's Controversial Global Warming Exhibit

A cow in a gas mask is a memorable image. That's probably why it was deployed, to great effect, in a recent exhibit on climate change at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. While this is the sort of thing that would…
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Dining, SFoodie Can Tech Tools Help Us Eat Better? Find Out at Free Ferry Building Event

Can Tech Tools Help Us Eat Better? Find Out at Free Ferry Building Event

Wikia and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is at the helm of an all-day free food and tech event at the Ferry Building this Sunday. It'll seek to ask whether things like food blogs, websites, and smartphone apps can influence healthy…
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News, The Snitch Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seahorse or SeaWHORES?

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seahorse or SeaWHORES?

Sex sells. Everything. Cars. Cosmetics. Hamburgers. Seahorses. Ads touting a new seahorse exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium started cropping up some time ago (the exhibit opened on April 6 and will run until 2012.) But it wasn't until a…
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News, The Snitch Monterey Bay Aquarium Sharks are Total Party Animals

Monterey Bay Aquarium Sharks are Total Party Animals

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has gathered conclusive evidence that great white sharks participate in their own version of Spring Break. The aquarium has captured and released three white sharks equipped with monitoring devices, according to an article in today's…
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Dining, SFoodie Let's Get Sustainable: Cooking for Solutions 2008 Is Coming

Let's Get Sustainable: Cooking for Solutions 2008 Is Coming

For all the Food Network junkies out there: Alton Brown, the king of all food nerds, host of Iron Chef America and the compulsively watchable Good Eats, will host Cooking for Solutions 2008 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium this…
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News, Night Crawler Adventures in Wonder-land

Adventures in Wonder-land

Alchemy: 1) a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life; 2) a…
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