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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, SFoodie Monday Eight: Somebody Cooked and Ate E.T.?

Monday Eight: Somebody Cooked and Ate E.T.?

Tony Gemignani Wins Again The owner of Tony's Pizza Napoletana,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Green Architects Talk Design, Development, and Reshaping Bayview-Hunters Point

Green Architects Talk Design, Development, and Reshaping Bayview-Hunters Point

Since its completion in 2011, the Hunter's Point Community Center has dedicated itself to building a sustainable community. Bayview-Hunters Point is one of the fastest growing communities in San Francisco, with over 34,000 ethnically and economically diverse residents. The…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Be a Fashion Model for Sustainable Design this Weekend

Be a Fashion Model for Sustainable Design this Weekend

What's your favorite piece of clothing? As we've learned from our forays into street fashion, every treasured scarf, worn-out t-shirt, and hand-me-down skirt has a story. Most fashionistas could give an itemized tour of their closets, describing when each piece…
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Dining, SFoodie Why I'm Tired of Sustainable Seafood Articles Like "The End of Fish and Chips"

Why I'm Tired of Sustainable Seafood Articles Like "The End of Fish and Chips"

Earlier this week, Fast Company published an interesting -- and alarming, in that now ol' familiar way -- story about changing fish populations in European waters. The gist of the story is that the North Sea is warming much faster…
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Dining, SFoodie Chilean Sea Bass Isn't Sustainable, PETA Plans a Porn Site, and Make Us Vegan S'Mores Pocket Pies Already!

Chilean Sea Bass Isn't Sustainable, PETA Plans a Porn Site, and Make Us Vegan S'Mores Pocket Pies Already!

• No Worries, the vegan Filipino restaurant in Oakland, is closing its doors on Sept. 1 and transitioning to a food truck. I'm bummed because I won't be able to get delicious pancit at pretty much every hour, but…
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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 Even in San Francisco, Seafood Sustainability Is Suspect

Even in San Francisco, Seafood Sustainability Is Suspect

Today, San Francisco magazine published an amazing investigative piece by Erik Vance. Vance doesn't just accept local chefs' commitment to sourcing what they call "sustainable seafood" ― he checks up on their claims. There is a booming demand for…
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KQED's Nourish: Feel-Good Critique of the Food System

Around here, questioning where your food comes from is as reflexive as recycling, even if you lean on Safeway far more than you admit. A show airing on KQED next week drives home the question. But where Food, Inc.…
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Dining, SFoodie Shut Up About Changing the Food System. Unless You're Actually Going to Do Something

Shut Up About Changing the Food System. Unless You're Actually Going to Do Something

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Honest Meat blogger Rebecca Thistlewaite showed up today on Grist to kick your ass ― the you who pays lip service to the idea of changing the food system, shops at a farmers' market…
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Dining, SFoodie When Do Sustainabilty Advocates Become Eco-Nazis?

When Do Sustainabilty Advocates Become Eco-Nazis?

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. It's clear that Elizabeth Snyder didn't mean to paint a picture of the culture at Bon Appétit Management ― the nationally famous Palo Alto-based foodservice company committed to sustainability ― as eco-bullying, but her…
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Dining, SFoodie Mini Cows Just Might Save the Planet

Mini Cows Just Might Save the Planet

Part of why agribusiness beef is such an environmental nightmare is that the cows are fucking huge, often tipping the scales at over half a ton apiece. However, for every pound of meat ranchers can glean, cows chomp 16 pounds…
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Dining, SFoodie Women Are Essential to the Food Revolution: <em>Farmer Jane</em> Author Speaks at Omnivore

Women Are Essential to the Food Revolution: Farmer Jane Author Speaks at Omnivore

While testosterone drives the majority of restaurant kitchens, women tend to actually alter the way we eat ― as farmers, mothers, businesswomen, and activists. Women are more likely to own sustainable farms, work at agriculture nonprofits, and run sustainable food…
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Dining, SFoodie Marin Sun Farms' Butcher Shop Debuts in Oakland's Rockridge Neighborhood

Marin Sun Farms' Butcher Shop Debuts in Oakland's Rockridge Neighborhood

Saturday saw the launch of Marin Sun Farms' retail butcher shop at Market Hall in Oakland's Rockridge District. It's the biggest retail outlet for the West Marin ranch, which has a small retail shop in Point Reyes Station, a weekly…
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Dining, SFoodie Winemakers Pouring Into S.F. Next Month for Golden Glass

Winemakers Pouring Into S.F. Next Month for Golden Glass

Clear your calendar, Slow Food-slash-wine geeks: the Golden Glass is due next month. This is the seventh year for the swirl of sustainable grapes and noshes, the primary fundraiser for Slow Food San Francisco and its focus on school gardens…
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Dining, SFoodie Meet the Craigslist of Sustainable Food Jobs

Meet the Craigslist of Sustainable Food Jobs

Want to parlay your foraging acumen into a gig with benefits? Fixing to get your Master's in Food Studies from NYU and starting to wonder how you're ever going to pay off all those loans? From restaurant jobs and farm…
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Dining, SFoodie Brickhouse Cafe Has Inside Source for Sustainable Beef, Salmon

Brickhouse Cafe Has Inside Source for Sustainable Beef, Salmon

The fact we barely remember most of our meal at Brickhouse Café & Saloon doesn't mean it was bad at all. We arrived at the delightfully un-SOMA SOMA pub fairly late on a Wednesday night, having spent the previous four…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Food, Inc.</em> Whistle-Blower Coming to Bay Area for Series of Sustainability Talks

Food, Inc. Whistle-Blower Coming to Bay Area for Series of Sustainability Talks

"One more question, Mr. Pollan? Yes, thanks ― I'll make it a quick one. Shouldn't take long, I promise. So ― learning about sustainable chicken farms, pastured meat CSAs, and the horrors of industrial poultry production has been fascinating and…
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Dining, SFoodie Doggy Bag: The Limits of Seafood Watch

Doggy Bag: The Limits of Seafood Watch

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Say what?: Scanning the menu after your hour-plus wait for a spot at Nopa, do you really whip out your Seafood Watch card and go all save the oceans? Probably not. At The Ethicurean…
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