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Culture, The Exhibitionist KitTea Cafe is Coming to San Francisco and Boasts an Oasis for Humans and Cats Alike

KitTea Cafe is Coming to San Francisco and Boasts an Oasis for Humans and Cats Alike

Within the last week alone, we've seen some exciting stuff here at SF Weekly: John Dwyer's record label (Castle Face) released synth-punk Pow!'s first album; we learned Jedi's are alive and thriving in the city (but we already knew…
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Dining, SFoodie Duo Brings Amsterdam Coffee Culture to S.F.

Duo Brings Amsterdam Coffee Culture to S.F.

Rip Pruisken and Marco De Leon are covering the city's coffee Renaissance. Literally. What started off as a missing piece to his mid-morning break routine has turned into Rip Van Wafels -- a business that fits your cup. The inspiration…
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Dining, SFoodie Craftsman and Wolves Opens a Small Window for Afternoon Tea

Craftsman and Wolves Opens a Small Window for Afternoon Tea

We've been wanting to try the afternoon tea service at Craftsman and Wolves since it began in October, but due to its specialty nature, it is only served from 1-5 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday so it took some time…
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Dining, SFoodie Chai Cart Opens Second Location

Chai Cart Opens Second Location

The Chai Cart has secured a second permanent location. Sippers can now find it at Market and Drumm streets weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., with extended hours expected in the new year. This joins the original cart which…
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Dining, SFoodie Tea at The Top of The Mark Includes The Best City Views

Tea at The Top of The Mark Includes The Best City Views

Holiday tea at Top of The Mark, located on the 19th floor of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, is worth considering as an annual mini-splurge to have a taste of luxury in San Francisco. The almost 360-degree views of the city…
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Dining, SFoodie Tour The Old Mint and Sip Tea With San Francisco Museum & Historical Society

Tour The Old Mint and Sip Tea With San Francisco Museum & Historical Society

San Francisco Museum and Historical Society began throwing its annual Holiday Tea inside the Old Mint Building in 2009 as a fundraiser. The organization does a lovely job decking out a high-ceiling room formerly used for gold counting with winter…
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Dining, SFoodie Earl Grey and Panna Cotta Make Beautiful Music Together at Cowgirl Creamery

Earl Grey and Panna Cotta Make Beautiful Music Together at Cowgirl Creamery

Panna cotta is a simple Italian custard (the name literally translates to "cooked cream") that, when done right, is one of those desserts that doesn't need exotic ingredients or tricky preparations to be supremely satisfying. That said, the delicate Earl…
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Dining, SFoodie Canadian Tea-tailer DAVIDsTEA Opens First San Francisco Shop

Canadian Tea-tailer DAVIDsTEA Opens First San Francisco Shop

DAVIDsTEA opened its first San Francisco shop on August 25. The Canadian tea-tailer launched in 2008 and now has 78 locations across Canada, where it has helped to popularize the idea of loose tea, and it's now making serious inroads…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chillax, Man -- Marley's Mellow Mood Relaxation Drink Knocks Us Out, Literally

Chillax, Man -- Marley's Mellow Mood Relaxation Drink Knocks Us Out, Literally

It was just a couple years ago that we were pounding back Red Bulls in order to stay on the grind. Alcoholic energy drinks like Sparks and Four Loko may be gone, but our response? Chill out, man. Since…
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Dining, SFoodie S.F., You Have Some Damn Fine Arnold Palmers

S.F., You Have Some Damn Fine Arnold Palmers

Every six months I resolve to kick my Diet Coke habit and develop a short-lived enthusiasm for a caffeinated mid-afternoon alternative. You name it, I've tried it: kombucha, yerba mate, iced tea, BibiCaffe, cold-brewed coffee, on and on. Eventually…
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Dining, SFoodie Number 37: Red Blossom Tea Company's Aged Oolongs

Number 37: Red Blossom Tea Company's Aged Oolongs

The Bay Area's coffee roasters may get scads of national press, but our tea merchants, too, have become a force in their own realm of connoisseurship. Among…
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Dining, SFoodie Naivetea's Lawrence Lai Talks Taiwanese Oolongs and Kettle Whistle

Naivetea's Lawrence Lai Talks Taiwanese Oolongs and Kettle Whistle

The Bay Area is steadily, quietly becoming a nexus for premium Chinese and Taiwanese tea in America. The owners of Teance, Far Leaves, Imperial Tea Court, and Aroma Tea Shop all travel to Asia to tour plantations and buy directly…
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Dining, SFoodie Lovejoy's Sweet Potato Pie Tea

Lovejoy's Sweet Potato Pie Tea

Lovejoy's Attic, across the street from Lovejoy's Tea Room in Noe Valley, is a sweet stop for loose tea to go when you're not enjoying a proper English tea service. The shop offers one true oddity with its sweet potato…
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Dining, SFoodie SFoodie's 92: John Campbell's Scones from Lovejoy's Tea Room

SFoodie's 92: John Campbell's Scones from Lovejoy's Tea Room

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 Feel Super Posh at Tonight's High Tea and Blue Chair Jam Tasting

Feel Super Posh at Tonight's High Tea and Blue Chair Jam Tasting

Get ready to cock your pinky and get all air-kissy. Tonight, artisan jam maker Blue Chair Fruit is celebrating high tea from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Paul Mahder Gallery (3378 Sacramento at Walnut) in Presidio Heights. The free…
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Dining, SFoodie Tea for the Holidays at Crown & Crumpet

Tea for the Holidays at Crown & Crumpet

The adorable tea salon Crown & Crumpet, in Ghirardelli Square (900 North Point St, E207), is offering three special holiday tea events between now and Christmas. There's a Children's Gingerbread Tea on Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m.; a Ladies'…
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