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Dining, Fresh Eats Burmese Breakfast Chowder: Great Any Time of Day

Burmese Breakfast Chowder: Great Any Time of Day

Mohinga, or catfish chowder soup, is the national dish of Burma. Though it's traditionally eaten during breakfast, you can get it for lunch and dinner at Lil Burma, a food truck and permanent fixture at the SOMA StrEat Food Park.…
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Dining, Eat Five Pumpkin Dishes to Ring in Fall

Five Pumpkin Dishes to Ring in Fall

With a crisp evening breeze blowing the fallen orange and red leaves over your boots, San Francisco is finally embracing autumn. And if the end of summer isn't enough to convince you, we've put together a list of our favorite…
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Dining, Eat The Taco Guys: The Ever-Expanding World of Tacos

The Taco Guys: The Ever-Expanding World of Tacos

It wouldn't be a stretch to call the taco the OG of food truck food. It's endlessly riffed on, was the primary reason food trucks existed before the boom, and with a little Korean flair, provided the kick that launched…
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News, Sucka Free City

Will You Be My Ultrahip Valentine?

What did San Francisco couples do for Valentine's Day? • Confessed to each other how deeply disappointed they are in President Obama • Mocked Christianity • Traded genders for the day • Changed their Facebook status to reflect the depth…
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Dining, Eat Haltun Mayan Cuisine May Make Yucatecan Food a New S.F. Staple

Haltun Mayan Cuisine May Make Yucatecan Food a New S.F. Staple

Monday night has become pastry night at Haltun Mayan Cuisine, a 7-month-old Yucatecan restaurant in the Mission. Haltun recently began making Yucatecan pastries for special orders, then selling the extras to walk-in customers. When we arrived one Monday evening, there…
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Dining, Eat Burmese Kitchen: From modest lunchtime deli to Burmese restaurant

Burmese Kitchen: From modest lunchtime deli to Burmese restaurant

The Civic Center deli known as Larkin Express was the ideal of those who love to find the hidden little restaurants of the city. It was a grungy lunch place that featured quick-service American deli sandwiches such as Reubens and…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Burma VJ</i>

Burma VJ

How we view the relationship between traditional and new media should forever be changed by Danish filmmaker Anders Ostergaard's terrific documentary about a loosely organized network of scrappy underground videographers who risked their lives photographing the abortive 2007 uprising against…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Burma VJ</i>

Burma VJ

How we view the relationship between traditional and new media should forever be changed by Danish filmmaker Anders Ostergaard's terrific documentary about a loosely organized network of scrappy underground videographers who risked their lives photographing the abortive 2007 uprising against…
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Dining, Eat Be a Shopping Star at B Star Bar

Be a Shopping Star at B Star Bar

San Francisco is fortunate in having a number of delightful shopping-and-eating streets: Haight, Mission, Union, and Valencia spring to mind, and we could go on. They're the kind of boulevards where you can start out with nothing more in mind…
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Music, Legendary memories of Mission of Burma

Legendary memories of Mission of Burma

When Boston quartet Mission of Burma broke up in 1983, the band had a modicum of fans, but its legend didn't snowball until the years following its dissolution. Eventually, artists like Moby and R.E.M. would pay homage to the work…
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Dining, Eat Burma Daze

Burma Daze

What is Burmese cuisine? Simple question, but not so simple to answer, given that the country comprises more than a hundred ethnic groups, each with its own traditions, and the foods of the neighboring countries are very popular. Aung Aung…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Go Bats

Go Bats

SAT 7/9 If you're bored with the never-ending train of installments in the Batman saga, along with its bevy of generally talented directors who falter terribly in bringing the dark knight of Gotham to life (excluding Tim Burton, of course),…
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Dining, Eat Big Surprise

Big Surprise

Robert and I had lunched on soup and sandwiches before attending an Italian wine tasting sponsored by the Slow Food organization. But the sandwiches were the generously sized banh mi sold at Saigon Sandwiches on Larkin, and the soup was…
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Music, Reviewed Mission of Burma

Mission of Burma

The Pixies may have been this year's big reunion story, but no recorded reformation held greater risk for the post-punk generation than Mission of Burma's OnOFFOn. By the time Boston's Burma disbanded in 1982, after four meager years together, the…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Burmese

Best Burmese There are so many "bests" at Burma Superstar: best "falafal" (floating in the samusa dok, which is samusas broken up with the croquettes plus lentils, cabbage, and onions in what is accurately called a "nice spicy soup"), best…
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Dining, Eat A-List

A-List

About a month ago, I walked to Brooklyn, which didn't take long (I was staying at a friend's place in Manhattan). Still, my dogs were barking by the time I returned, so I strolled up to a friend's rooftop deck,…
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Dining, Eat

Burma Fave

The Burma-Shave signs have disappeared from American highways, and the "Welcome to Burma" signs have disappeared from the borders of a certain Asian country. The dictators who redubbed the country "Myanmar" also pulled up the welcome mat, and with the…
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Calendar, Halloween

The Grid

Unrequited Haight Dr. David Smith, founder and president of Haight Ashbury Free Clinics Inc., left his home at Cole and Frederick streets a few weeks back and walked toward his office. The trip was the same he's made almost every…
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News, Letters

Letters

Piedmont Rhapsody The recent "Ultimate Guide to Bay Area Filmgoing" (Nov. 6) describes our theater as "typically efficient" and concludes with a "Yawn." Such remarks grossly underestimate the uniqueness of the Piedmont Cinemas, where I am chief of staff and…
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Calendar, Halloween

The Grid

It's Willie's Economy, Stupid From his economic summit in April to his state of the city address last week, Mayor Willie Brown has made it clear that the phrase "economic development" will be highly elastic under his administration. That's…
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