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Dining, SFoodie Sustainable Seafood is Easy with Real Good Fish

Sustainable Seafood is Easy with Real Good Fish

When Sir Francis Drake first laid his eyes upon the San Francisco Bay, he was rumored to have remarked that it was so clear, he could see straight down to the bottom. The opacity of our beloved body of…
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Dining, Eat Red Hill Station: Excellent Seafood, But the Rest Needs Work

Red Hill Station: Excellent Seafood, But the Rest Needs Work

San Francisco's lack of great seafood restaurants has always baffled me. Sure, we have our oyster houses, our sushi temples, our Dungeness crab tasting menus, but there are scandalously few places where you can get a piece of fish treated…
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Dining, SFoodie 5 Places to Celebrate National Seafood Bisque Day

5 Places to Celebrate National Seafood Bisque Day

October 19th is National Seafood Bisque Day, so we have come up with 5 places for you to get your crustacean on. Bisque is a thick, creamy soup of French origin and is typically made from lobster, crab, shrimp, and…
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Dining, SFoodie In Praise of Sushi Zone's Baked Sea Bass

In Praise of Sushi Zone's Baked Sea Bass

Sushi Zone is one of San Francisco's hidden gems. Located on an alley off Market Street on the edge of Hayes Valley, the tiny restaurant holds only two booths and eight bar stools. The owner, who goes by "Ao," mans…
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Dining, SFoodie 5 Things You Didn't Know About Oysters

5 Things You Didn't Know About Oysters

I was an adult when I had my first oyster, though at 22 I was barely one. A local restaurant offered 50 cent oysters during weekday happy hours, and my friends and I started going because it made us feel…
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Dining, SFoodie Stop Eating Seafood, Say Topless Mermaid-Costume-Wearing PETA Members

Stop Eating Seafood, Say Topless Mermaid-Costume-Wearing PETA Members

If you happen to find yourself at Fisherman's Wharf during lunch tomorrow with a hankering for some delicious steamed crab or clam chowder, you might get more than you've bargained for - our news editor Erin Sherbert reports on The…
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News, The Snitch PETA Tries to Turn San Francisco Grubbers Off Fish by Wearing Topless Mermaid Outfits

PETA Tries to Turn San Francisco Grubbers Off Fish by Wearing Topless Mermaid Outfits

Call us horny, but aren't people supposed to be turned on by topless women? Leave it to PETA to make even that experience unpleasurable.People for Ethical Treatment of Animals is at it again, dreaming up the foolish and unfathomable in hopes…
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Dining, SFoodie The Dungeness Fishermen's Strike May Last Until After Thanksgiving

The Dungeness Fishermen's Strike May Last Until After Thanksgiving

The Bay Area's Dungeness crab season opened for the year on November 15, but fresh, local crabs still haven't appeared in the markets. On Tuesday, the Chronicle reported that the San Francisco Crab Boat Association is on strike, holding out…
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Dining, SFoodie Ocean Pearl: No Restaurant for Young Men

Ocean Pearl: No Restaurant for Young Men

Rice Plate Journal is a yearlong project to canvas Chinatown, block by block, discovering the good, the bad, and the hopelessly mediocre. Maximum entrée price: $10. Ocean Pearl may only be a half a block west of Stockton Street, but…
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Dining, SFoodie Doughnut Burgers and Durian Pastries: This Week in Food Bloggery

Doughnut Burgers and Durian Pastries: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week: 1. W. Blake Gray goes and names San Francisco's five best ice cream shops: No-brainers like Humphry Slocombe make the grade, but so do a few curveballs. 2. Carina Ost hits the new…
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Dining, SFoodie Ignoring the "10 Famous Dishes" List at Yuet Lee

Ignoring the "10 Famous Dishes" List at Yuet Lee

Rice Plate Journal is a yearlong project to canvas Chinatown, block by block, discovering the good, the bad, and the hopelessly mediocre. Maximum entrée price: $10. (Thanks to Caroline Chen for additional reporting.) Anyone unfamiliar with Cantonese food will find…
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Dining, SFoodie Petrale Sole and Sand Dabs: Are They Sustainable Seafood?

Petrale Sole and Sand Dabs: Are They Sustainable Seafood?

Part of today's SF Weekly cover story, "Go Fish," tries to find an answer to that very question. And we take issue with some of what's been purveyed lately as the conventional wisdom on what local fish you should be…
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News, The Snitch Petrale Sole and Sand Dabs: Are They Sustainable Seafood?

Petrale Sole and Sand Dabs: Are They Sustainable Seafood?

Part of today's SF Weekly cover story, "Go Fish," tries to find an answer to that very question. And we take issue with some of what's been purveyed lately as the conventional wisdom on what local fish you should be…
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Dining, SFoodie No. 25: Salt-and-Pepper Crab at Kam Lok

No. 25: Salt-and-Pepper Crab at Kam Lok

If you look hard enough you'll find Kam Lok halfway down Washington Street's steepest stretch, then down another flight of stairs. Like most…
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Dining, SFoodie Where Should I Go on an Ex-Date? How About a New One?

Where Should I Go on an Ex-Date? How About a New One?

Over the weekend, I received questions from people on opposite ends of the dating spectrum. The first request:Where should I take an ex for dinner when he's in town for business? He'll be staying downtown. I want someplace near his…
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Dining, SFoodie Skool's Fried Aji Sandwich

Skool's Fried Aji Sandwich

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 A burly guy in a tank top, shoulders bristling with gray hairs, leans into the server. "We just came from the gym and my husband is starving." Just two days old, Skool has a sun-blasted deck…
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Dining, SFoodie Shrimp Cocktail at Bix Benefits Threatened Gulf Fishermen

Shrimp Cocktail at Bix Benefits Threatened Gulf Fishermen

A regular feature in which SFoodie calls a local chef to ask what he or she is putting on the menu that night, and what inspired its creation. Bix Restaurant's chef de cuisine Erik Lowe was the executive sous-chef at…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: Ceviche Tostada from Haltún

What to Have for Lunch: Ceviche Tostada from Haltún

What was El Cachanilla is now Haltún, an unembellished slice of room in pumpkin-pie orange. The menu reads like a syllabus for an advanced seminar in Yucatecan cooking: pan de cazón, poc-chuc, pol-can. If you're craving…
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Dining, SFoodie SJ Crawfish Adds Sunset Location to Its Mini Seafood Empire

SJ Crawfish Adds Sunset Location to Its Mini Seafood Empire

SJ Crawfish, a seafood joint with locations in San Jose, Sacramento, and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), has taken over CoCo's Crawfish in the Sunset in a bid to be the messiest meal in San Francisco. Dungeness crab, king…
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News, The Snitch Federal Judge Skeptical About S.F. Fishermen's Oil Spill Lawsuit

Federal Judge Skeptical About S.F. Fishermen's Oil Spill Lawsuit

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston has expressed some misgivings about the strength of a class-action lawsuit against the owners and operators of the Dubai Star, a Panamanian tanker that leaked up to 800 gallons of fuel into San Francisco…
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