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Dining, SFoodie Monday Five: McQuade's Chutney Tasting, Feed Your Xmas Tree to Goats

Monday Five: McQuade's Chutney Tasting, Feed Your Xmas Tree to Goats

McQuade's Chutney Tasting at Rainbow It's a pretty quiet week for food news,…
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News, Sucka Free City Crazy Train: There'll Be No Boozing on the 49ers' Gameday Train. Right?

Crazy Train: There'll Be No Boozing on the 49ers' Gameday Train. Right?

No sport caters to American passions for drama, hard-hitting action, and daytime drinking like football. Any gathering of like-minded football fans becomes an impromptu tailgate party; reminiscences of past gridiron glory blend well with the beer-soaked present. San Francisco 49ers…
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News, The Snatch

The Snatch: So Much Fun It Should Be Illegal

Stockton's Most Wanted Jeremy Meeks, the alleged gangster and smokin' hot felon whose latest crime is not being single, is reportedly on the brink of becoming a model and a reality TV star. While still in San Joaquin County Jail,…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Contemplates Chickens and Casual Sex in Chinatown

Bouncer Contemplates Chickens and Casual Sex in Chinatown

A year ago I saw a chicken clucking along the curb on Stockton in Chinatown, an obvious escapee. I cheered! Then it hopped down into the street, and I watched in horror as it made for the center of the…
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News, Running of the Bull: Cable Cars Are Trundling Money Away From the Transit You Actually Use

Running of the Bull: Cable Cars Are Trundling Money Away From the Transit You Actually Use

Cable cars clang-clanging their way over the hills is as much a symbol of San Francisco as enraged bulls thundering through ancient streets embody Pamplona. And, as an Associated Press article that last week conquered the Internet reminded us all,…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. 4505 Meats Butcher Shop: 1909 Mission (at 15th St.), 255-3094, 4505meats.com. Mission. Butcher shop. The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen: 2400 Harrison, theamericansf.com. Mission. Sandwiches. Bancarella:…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. 4505 Meats Butcher Shop: 1909 Mission (at 15th St.), 255-3094, 4505meats.com. Mission. Butcher shop. Bancarella: 350 Post (at Stockton), 924-7478, rulli.com. Union Square. Café and…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. 505 Meats Butcher Shop: 1909 Mission (at 15th St.), 255-3094, 4505meats.com. Mission. Butcher shop. Chocolate Lab: 801 22nd St. (at Tennessee), 489-2881, chocolatelabsf.com. Dogpatch. Chocolate…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Cafe du Soleil: 345 Third St. (at Folsom), 699-6154. SOMA. Café. Capo's: 641 Vallejo (at Stockton), 986-8998, sfcapos.com. North Beach. Italian. Chipotle Mexican Grill: 211…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Searches for Intrigue at the Burritt Room

Bouncer Searches for Intrigue at the Burritt Room

When I was little, we took a lot of road trips, and every time we went to a new city I would always ask my parents the same question: Where are the hookers? I had a prurient interest in smut…
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Dining, Eat Summer Guide: Classic Cocktails Are Alive and Well in S.F.

Summer Guide: Classic Cocktails Are Alive and Well in S.F.

We sat in the corner bar at Victor's and drank gimlets. "They don't know how to make them here," he said. "What they call a gimlet is just some lime or lemon juice and gin with a dash of sugar…
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News, Sucka Free City

Rant: How to Prove Your Worth to Walgreens

Ranter: Pixie-cut, mini-skirted fortysomething woman in dingy garb that suggests hipsterism, homelessness, or both. Location: Outside the Walgreens at Market and Stockton Time: 10 p.m. on a recent Saturday Topics covered: Security guards' prerequisites; the importance of advanced education; how…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Akiba: 3141 Clement (at 32nd Ave.). Outer Richmond. Desserts. Burritt Tavern: 417 Stockton (at Sutter), 400-0561, www.burritttavern.com. Union Square. American. Cafe Med: 28 Second St.…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Burritt Tavern: 417 Stockton (at Sutter), 400-0561, www.burritttavern.com. Union Square. American. Cafe Med: 28 Second St. (at Market), 369-9383, www.cafemedsf.com. SOMA. Mediterranean. Cervecería de MateVeza:…
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News, Sucka Free City

Rant: Take Good Care of My Truck, Stranger

Ranters: Truck-owning guy; a possibly homeless man Location: Bay Street, between Kearny and Stockton Time: 3 p.m. on a Tuesday …
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

After Osha: 432 Sutter (at Stockton), 397-6742. Union Square/ Financial District.Thai. American Eatery: 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero), 391-0420, www.americaneaterysf.com. Embarcadero. American. Bouche: 603 Bush (at Stockton), 956-0396, www.bouchesf.com. Union Square/ Financial District. California-French. Cafeto: 111 Richland (at Mission). Mission/…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

After Osha: 432 Sutter (at Stockton), 397-6742. Union Square/ Financial District. Thai. Bistro Unique: 1849 Union (at Octavia), 218-4136, www.bistrouniquesf.com. Marina/ Cow Hollow. French. Bouche: 603 Bush (at Stockton), 956-0396,www.bouchesf.com. Union Square/ Financial District. California-French. Galette 88: 88 Hardie (at…
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News, The Snitch Woman Sues Starbucks Over Prosthetic Leg Fiasco

Woman Sues Starbucks Over Prosthetic Leg Fiasco

A Central Valley woman is suing Starbucks and not because the coffee was too hot. Rather, Janet Marx is claiming the Stockton coffee house barred her from using the restroom so she could repair her prosthetic leg unless she first…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new restaurants around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Fluffy Snow: 1314 Noriega (at 20th Ave.), 566-6288. Outer Sunset. Taiwanese shaved ice. Green Island Restaurant: 4012 Geary (at Fifth Ave.), 387-9600. Inner Richmond. Chinese. La…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Onetime Dive Grasslands Now a Tourist Spot

Bouncer: Onetime Dive Grasslands Now a Tourist Spot

Anyone who has been following this column knows that I don't abide fools who throw around the word "dive" to describe bars that are decidedly not dives. If a place has hipster cachet, a working digital jukebox, or microbrewed beers,…
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