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Dining, SFoodie Burma Bear's BBQ Feels So Right the Second You Eat It

Burma Bear's BBQ Feels So Right the Second You Eat It

The tagline for Burma Bear — “Burmese and BBQ, together at last…” — makes it sound like it fills an obvious niche the way Reese’s Pieces did for chocolate and peanut butter. Having eaten there, I’m now inclined to…
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Dining, SFoodie Which Haight St. Tikka Masala Pizza is Better: Great Indian Food or Tikka Masala & Pizza

Which Haight St. Tikka Masala Pizza is Better: Great Indian Food or Tikka Masala & Pizza

There was always a lot of pizza in the Upper Haight, but now that Indian restaurant Tikka Masala has rebranded itself as Tikka Masala & Pizza and nearby Great Indian Food also launched its own pizza, there is something…
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Dining, Eat

Drink 2014: Cocktail Listings

15 Romolo: The dim bar hits the perfect balance of Barbary Coast and design boutique, flavored with a few drops of rockabilly dive. The bartenders switch up their featured drinks frequently, so it's hard to know if a concoction that's…
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Dining, Eat Second Act Marketplace and Events: A Haight Street Icon's Second Life

Second Act Marketplace and Events: A Haight Street Icon's Second Life

Nearly three years ago, the Red Vic Movie House closed its doors, and the city has been anxiously waiting to see what's next for the historic Haight Street space. Last week, two of the original founders, Jack and Betsey Rix,…
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Dining, SFoodie Groovin' to the Mellow Vibe at Off the Grid Upper Haight

Groovin' to the Mellow Vibe at Off the Grid Upper Haight

Our monthly review explores the city's food trucks gatherings, one at a time, breaking down each one with statistics, descriptions of the scene, and vital info to help you plan a trip there. Location: At Stanyan and Waller in Upper…
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Dining, SFoodie Bacon Bacon Headed to Brick and Mortar

Bacon Bacon Headed to Brick and Mortar

Bacon Bacon restaurant has been temporally displaced out of its brick and mortar location in the Upper Haight over permitting issues, so it is fitting that it found a place to serve its porcine dishes at the Brick and Mortar…
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Dining, Eat Drink 2013: Cocktails Listings

Drink 2013: Cocktails Listings

15 Romolo: Owners Jon Gasparini and Greg Lindgren (of Rye and Rosewood), and Aaron Gregory Smith's rejiggered 15 Romolo has developed magnetic powers, attracting even those who'd rather avoid the North Beach crowds. The dim bar hits the perfect balance…
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Dining, SFoodie Coffee Invasion: Augie's Storms San Francisco, Flywheel Roastery Hits the Haight

Coffee Invasion: Augie's Storms San Francisco, Flywheel Roastery Hits the Haight

It seems sometimes that San Franciscans grow too used to the reigning coffee regimes. Blue Bottle, Sightglass, Ritual, etc. have been prominent for so long that it's easy in the city to forget that the Bay Area and beyond (both…
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News, The Snitch Naive Neighbors Invite Alleged Bike Bandit Over to "Hang Out"

Naive Neighbors Invite Alleged Bike Bandit Over to "Hang Out"

Bike theft in the Upper Haight and Sunset District is so commonplace that one more just doesn't feel worth reporting. However, this particular bike burglary struck us as being chock full of life lessons. According to police, a resident of the…
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News, The Snitch Wig-Wearing Bike Bandit Busted in the Upper Haight

Wig-Wearing Bike Bandit Busted in the Upper Haight

Cyclists plagued by ongoing bike theft in the Haight will be happy to know that police have finally busted a man they claim is likely responsible for a rash of bike thefts in the area. On Jan. 19, officers saw…
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News, The Snitch Police Say Same Man Could Be Responsible for Sexual Assault, Indecent Exposure in the Haight

Police Say Same Man Could Be Responsible for Sexual Assault, Indecent Exposure in the Haight

San Francisco police are looking for a man who they believe might be responsible for sexually assaulting and exposing himself to women in the Upper Haight. On April 16 at about 2:15 p.m., a man followed a woman from Haight…
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Dining, SFoodie

It's Spring, and Farmers' Markets Are Busting Out All Over S.F.

View San Francisco Farmers Markets 2011 in a larger map We're blessed to live in a part of the world where we have access to fresh, ripe, unadulterated fruit, plucked at local farms and brought to our very fingertips at…
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News, The Snitch Cops Chase Down Cyclist Who Didn't Steal Bike

Cops Chase Down Cyclist Who Didn't Steal Bike

 Police punished a cyclist on Wednesday even after learning the bike he was riding was not stolen and he was no thief. At about 8:45 p.m on Monday, police spotted a man riding his bike along Cole Street in the…
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News, The Snitch Thief Steals Bike During Test Ride in Upper Haight, Then Comes Back for His Identification

Thief Steals Bike During Test Ride in Upper Haight, Then Comes Back for His Identification

Some criminals just aren't that smart -- and this story is proof. A 49-year-old parolee came into American Cyclery Too on Saturday afternoon to test ride a bike. The ex-con put on his best act, pretending he wanted to buy…
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News, The Snitch Dog-Sitter Steals Man's Puppy in Upper Haight

Dog-Sitter Steals Man's Puppy in Upper Haight

A San Francisco dogsitter snatched a client's pup over the weekend -- and never came back.On Saturday, the victim had asked his friend to watch his German Shepherd puppy for the day. The friend said he couldn't do it, but…
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News, The Snitch Man Dumps His Feces on Police Car

Man Dumps His Feces on Police Car

And some thought Public Defender Jeff Adachi has been crapping on San Francisco cops lately.A well-known inebriate in the Upper Haight showed the fuzz just how he felt about them by depositing his feces on a parked patrol car last…
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Dining, SFoodie Sunday, Bloody Sunday: Hobson's Choice Has the City's Best DIY Mary Bar

Sunday, Bloody Sunday: Hobson's Choice Has the City's Best DIY Mary Bar

Brunch-goers fall into two categories: mimosa people and Bloody Mary people. If you're one of the latter, then we've found your mecca ― the Sunday Bloody Mary bar at Hobson's Choice. It puts all other build-your-own cocktail setups to shame.…
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Dining, SFoodie Off the Grid Launches in Haight and Civic Center Later This Week

Off the Grid Launches in Haight and Civic Center Later This Week

Brace yourself for San Francisco street food to expand big this week. Off the Grid organizer Matt Cohen is announcing this morning that two of the three weekly street-food events slated for city parks will launch this week. Off the…
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Dining, SFoodie Massawa Owner Not Happy About Leaving the Haight

Massawa Owner Not Happy About Leaving the Haight

On Friday, Eater SF reported that Haight Street Market just won approval from the S.F. Planning Commission to expand into the building next door, effectively tripling its space. As anyone who lives in the neighborhood knows, the 30-year-old natural foods…
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Culture, Bookcap

May Literary Events

Monday, May 24 While we're on the subject of Booksmith events involving local author Glen David Gold (see above), allow me to point out another Booksmith event involving local author Glen David Gold. His recent novel, Sunnyside, new this month…
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