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Dining, Eat 4505 Burgers & BBQ and Smokestack: Styles of Barbecue Continue to Mingle in San Francisco

4505 Burgers & BBQ and Smokestack: Styles of Barbecue Continue to Mingle in San Francisco

There is no food more fraught, more contentious, in this country than barbecue. Sure, people will debate the relative merits of deep dish or New York pizza, hot dogs with or without ketchup, chili with or without beans, but never…
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Dining, Eat 4505 Meats Butcher Shop: Where Dreams Come True

4505 Meats Butcher Shop: Where Dreams Come True

A fixture at the Ferry Building's farmers market, Ryan Farr's 4505 Meats has been serving up a variety of meaty morsels to take home or to nosh for lunch every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. His famous melt-in-your-mouth cloud-like chicharrones and…
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Dining, SFoodie 4505 Meats' New Marshmallow Bar is a Real Cereal Killer

4505 Meats' New Marshmallow Bar is a Real Cereal Killer

ice cream, and pork belly everything, usually having more shock than…
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Dining, Eat Summer of Eats: Nosh Your Way From Solstice to Equinox in S.F.

Summer of Eats: Nosh Your Way From Solstice to Equinox in S.F.

This summer, if you're not eating well, you have only yourself to blame. The city offers a multitude of food festivals and parties to keep your stomach — and your sense of adventure — well-nourished. Here are just a few…
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Dining, SFoodie Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats Talks <em>Whole Beast Butchery</em>

Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats Talks Whole Beast Butchery

In the more than two years since Ryan Farr and his wife, Cesalee, founded 4505 Meats, the artisanal butcher has achieved nationwide fame. He has been called a "rock star butcher" by the New York Times and recently appeared…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dare to Go "Whole Hog"

Dare to Go "Whole Hog"

Unless you regularly grab life by the throat, you’ll probably never have the inclination or knife skills to butcher a whole animal. You’ll probably never even have a whole animal. But what about a trunk, a rump, or whatever partially…
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Dining, SFoodie Flour & Water Chef Goes to Baker & Banker To Make Foam

Flour & Water Chef Goes to Baker & Banker To Make Foam

The guest chef last night was an unusual choice:…
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Dining, SFoodie Cheese Shop Crime, Passion Cafe for Rent (Again), Maharani's Back, and Macaron News

Cheese Shop Crime, Passion Cafe for Rent (Again), Maharani's Back, and Macaron News

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. What's with all the restaurant crime? Saturday it was a shooting outside Little Joe's, and today Eater SF recounts the latest robbery attempt…
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Dining, SFoodie 4505 Meats Holiday Box Packs a Party

4505 Meats Holiday Box Packs a Party

Ryan Farr, the evil genius behind the 4505 Meats Chicken Yum Yum sandwich and supplier of such meaty treats as the artisan turducken, is turning his talents to the holidays for this month's 4505 CSA, $75. Think party in a…
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Dining, SFoodie Prep Your Gut With 4505 Meats' Turducken Sandwich

Prep Your Gut With 4505 Meats' Turducken Sandwich

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 If you've been reading SFoodie religiously, you know that 4505 Meats has been taking orders for Thanksgiving turducken. On the 4505 blog, owner Ryan Farr has posted photos of the process ― bones out of…
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Dining, SFoodie 4505 Meats' Gigante Dog at Public House

4505 Meats' Gigante Dog at Public House

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Since the 1960s, when ordinary citizens began to apprehend that a gathering steam cloud of "cuisine" (thanks, Julia!) was making the pure products of America seem kitchen-table basic, we've been a nation embarrassed about the hot…
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Dining, SFoodie This Weekend in Napa, Primal Celebrates the Art of the Hack

This Weekend in Napa, Primal Celebrates the Art of the Hack

A bunch of butchers and chefs will be wielding cleavers against major protein at Primal in Napa this weekend, a repeat of last year's event in the same outdoor location. A bacon taste-off is planned, and expect a slew of…
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Dining, SFoodie SFChefs Opening Night Party: Desperately Seeking Glamour

SFChefs Opening Night Party: Desperately Seeking Glamour

On stage, the band was laying down an earnestly folk-rock version of "Poker Face," the singer in a Taylor Swiftian sundress with jeans-jacket overlay. Friday night saw the opening gala for SFChefs 2010, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association's second annual…
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Dining, SFoodie 4505 Meats' Bacon-Filled Hot Dogs Go National. You're Welcome, America

4505 Meats' Bacon-Filled Hot Dogs Go National. You're Welcome, America

Why there's no end to the strategies humans can devise for absorbing animal fats. The things we've seen: burger patties fortified with ground bacon or duck fat, even stacked layer cakes stuffed with pies. It's awe-inspiring. Add 4505 Meats' bacon-filled…
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Dining, SFoodie Sunset Celebration Weekend's New Street-Food Alley

Sunset Celebration Weekend's New Street-Food Alley

These days, you're not a proper lifestyle magazine if you can't throw a proper party. Next weekend, Sunset, the Menlo Park-based West Coast lifestyle magazine, is holding its annual Celebration Weekend. The event will take place on the venerable publication's…
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Dining, SFoodie 4505 Meats' Zilla-Style Hot Dog

4505 Meats' Zilla-Style Hot Dog

As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.…
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Dining, SFoodie Pinkie's and Bento 415 Announce New Space in SOMA; 4505 Meats Finds Temporary Kitchen

Pinkie's and Bento 415 Announce New Space in SOMA; 4505 Meats Finds Temporary Kitchen

Looks like the landlord ripple that threatened to leave Pinkie's Bakery, Bento 415, and 4505 Meats out on the sidewalk is resolved. (As we originally reported, John Campbell's Irish Bakery is taking over the kitchen and retail space the three…
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Dining, SFoodie John Campbell's Taking Over Potrero Space from Bento 415/Pinkie's/4505 Meats

John Campbell's Taking Over Potrero Space from Bento 415/Pinkie's/4505 Meats

Eater was tipped yesterday to the forced exit later this month of Pinkie's Bakery and Bento 415 ― also co-tenant 4505 Meats, who uses the space for production ― from shared kitchen and retail space in Potrero at 300 De…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch Today: 4505 Meats' Fried Mac and Cheese

What to Have for Lunch Today: 4505 Meats' Fried Mac and Cheese

Sure, it sounds like the butt of some bubba-cuisine joke, or a foodie's April Fool's. And yes, 4505's deep-fried mac is a panko-crusted calorie bomb, and it is shaped with the rectilinear precision of an industrial…
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Dining, SFoodie Biscuits, Triple-X Hot Sauce, and Banh Xeo: New Weekend Brunch Options

Biscuits, Triple-X Hot Sauce, and Banh Xeo: New Weekend Brunch Options

Brunch ruts can set in without warning, till all of a sudden you're seated on a bolt-down at Just For You, scanning a menu you've studied dozens of times, thinking: WTF. Fortunately, like a fresh pot of coffee at the…
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