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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Nine: SoMa StrEat Food Park's Midwayville, Treasure Island Gets a Beer Beach

Wednesday Nine: SoMa StrEat Food Park's Midwayville, Treasure Island Gets a Beer Beach

Woods Island Club Hits Treasure Island July 9 Featuring a tasting room, a…
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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Nine: Lexington Club to Become Wildhawk, Richie Nakano on Kitchen Pranks

Wednesday Nine: Lexington Club to Become Wildhawk, Richie Nakano on Kitchen Pranks

Plus lots more news in Michael Mina World after Monday's announcement that Bourbon Steak was closing: MINA Test Kitchen rolls out its third pop-up (it's Indian), and RN74 turns Sunday night over to a pop-up kitchen of its own.…
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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Five: Richie Nakano on the Xmas Season, Crystal Pepsi Returns

Wednesday Five: Richie Nakano on the Xmas Season, Crystal Pepsi Returns

Richie Nakano on Cooking in Restaurants Over the Holidays"December is an extra-brutal slog, a month-long build up to the New Year’s…
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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Six: Lazy Bear Gets Industrious, McDonald's Faceplants Twice, Sinbad's Last Voyage

Wednesday Six: Lazy Bear Gets Industrious, McDonald's Faceplants Twice, Sinbad's Last Voyage

Lazy Bear Expands on Both Ends Can't seem to get at ticket for Lazy Bear, no matter how industrious you are? (You're…
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Dining, SFoodie Outside Lands Releases GastroMagic Lineup, Makes Us Reconsider Seeing Billy Idol

Outside Lands Releases GastroMagic Lineup, Makes Us Reconsider Seeing Billy Idol

Like Burning Man, Outside Lands gets a little fancier every year. (Still, nobody’s forced to make room in Golden Gate Park for a temporary helipad so that some .01 percenters can parachute in without the hell of riding the…
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Dining, SFoodie TONIGHT: A Mexican Pop-Up at Wing Wings, with Richie Nakano

TONIGHT: A Mexican Pop-Up at Wing Wings, with Richie Nakano

Wing Wings is known for hosting Tuesday night pop-ups with terrific stuff, such as Richie Nakano’s original Hapa Ramen and all the fried Irish things at Gillian Fitzgerald’s Fish & Chips. In that vein, tonight only, Nakano will return…
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Dining, SFoodie While the Restaurant Is Being Built, Hapa Ramen's Doing More Pop-Ups

While the Restaurant Is Being Built, Hapa Ramen's Doing More Pop-Ups

While we wait for Hapa Ramen's permanent location at 1527 Fillmore to open this summer, preview pop-up dinners will have to suffice. Chef-owner Richie Nakano said things are moving slowly because of permits. The next one takes place next Tuesday…
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Dining, SFoodie What Does Selling Out Mean for a Chef?

What Does Selling Out Mean for a Chef?

It is beyond debate that Rocco DiSpirito has sold out, but what about Mario Batali? Thomas Keller? Chris Cosentino? When you get some TV time or film an American Express ad, are you destroying your credibility -- and with whom?…
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Dining, SFoodie If Twitter's Any Evidence, Cooks Are a Very Peeved People

If Twitter's Any Evidence, Cooks Are a Very Peeved People

Here's your time-wasting assignment for the morning: type #kitchenpetpeeves into the search bar of Twitter. Yesterday's biggest Twitter meme in the food world began with a New York cook with the handle @jasoncooksfood, who posted a picture of what looks…
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Dining, SFoodie Screw Authenticity: Asian Food in America

Screw Authenticity: Asian Food in America

This week, Gilt Taste is running a fantastic series about Asian food in America -- or rather, Asian American food. The series led with an article by former SFoodie editor (and current East Bay Express critic) John Birdsall, who described…
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Dining, SFoodie Hapa Ramen Starts Selling Charcuterie Kits

Hapa Ramen Starts Selling Charcuterie Kits

Richie Nakano uses a lot of pork bones and skin to make Hapa Ramen's broth. He turns pork bellies and shoulders into chashu, as well, and sometimes grills up pork loin to place on top of his noodles. In January,…
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Dining, SFoodie French Beef, Better Ramen, and Olive Garden: This Week in Food Bloggery

French Beef, Better Ramen, and Olive Garden: This Week in Food Bloggery

1. Today is the last day that Laura Beck serves as interim SFoodie editor before flying to Europe. A huge thanks to Laura, not just for keeping the blog alive, but for writing posts like a guide to the best…
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Dining, SFoodie Hapa Ramen Returns to Tartine, with Pork

Hapa Ramen Returns to Tartine, with Pork

Hapa Ramen at Bar Tartine Where: Bar Tartine, 561 Valencia (at 16th St.) When: Mon., Apr. 11 The rundown: Roaming(-ish) noodle vendor Hapa Ramen returns to Bar Tartine for another pop-up round. Chef Richie Nakano says he'll offer his signature…
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Dining, SFoodie Hapa Ramen Serves It Up Indoors at Bar Tartine

Hapa Ramen Serves It Up Indoors at Bar Tartine

Maybe there's something character-building about enduring the lines outdoors at Ferry Plaza for Richie Nakano's ramen, maybe not. You'll have a chance to ponder that as you slurp, seated ― indoors ― tonight and again on Dec. 27, when Nakano…
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Dining, SFoodie Scenes from SF Food Wars' Ultimate Potluck

Scenes from SF Food Wars' Ultimate Potluck

In choosing a greatest hits collection of Times recipes dating back to the 1850s for her new The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Amanda Hesser took on a daunting task. Just as daunting was the challenge administered to 11 local…
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Dining, SFoodie Take a Little Hapa Home with You

Take a Little Hapa Home with You

Nomadic noodle vendor Hapa Ramen has started offering home make-at-home versions of its veggie miso ($8) and pork ($9) ramen bowls. All you need to do is cook the noodles, add them to the broth, and top with garnishes (all…
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Dining, Eat The cult of tonkotsu ramen is taking over San Francisco

The cult of tonkotsu ramen is taking over San Francisco

While the cult of ramen flourishes in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and San Jose, we San Franciscans have remained mysteriously agnostic. Japantown's noodle shops are always busy, but ask a local where he or she goes for a good bowl of…
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Dining, SFoodie Richie Nakano, Ramen Renegade

Richie Nakano, Ramen Renegade

When we asked you to ID the easiest-on-the-eyes chefs in San Francisco, Richie Nakano's name kept surfacing, like eggs in a poaching pot. Nakano ditched the restaurant track earlier this year to strike out on his own (he'd been sous…
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Dining, SFoodie The Eat Real Lit Fest: Writers on Street Food, Gardening, and Storytelling

The Eat Real Lit Fest: Writers on Street Food, Gardening, and Storytelling

Oakland's Eat Real Festival, the second of two back-to-back food festivals taking place over the next two weekends, isn't just about street food, though 80 carts and trucks will be in attendance. There are also urban homesteading demonstrations and competitions,…
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Dining, SFoodie The 30-Year-Old Chefs Influencing What You Eat

The 30-Year-Old Chefs Influencing What You Eat

Our favorite morsel from the Web. Argue on your own time whether the Spice Kit guys belong with Ravi Kapur, Corey Lee, and James Syhabout. The August issue of San Francisco magazine has house food scribe Josh Sens waxing all…
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