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Dining, SFoodie Talking Life, Work, and Herring With Mark Russ Federman of Russ and Daughters

Talking Life, Work, and Herring With Mark Russ Federman of Russ and Daughters

Russ and Daughters is one of those iconic New York food spots that has cultural capital well outside the five boroughs. From its uber-humble beginnings as a herring pushcart in 1907, the "appetizing store" has become a Jewish food juggernaut,…
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News, Feature The Wine Detective: Maureen Downey Reveals Forged Bottles

The Wine Detective: Maureen Downey Reveals Forged Bottles

By Photo by Michael Short On a recent afternoon in her Cow Hollow apartment, Maureen Downey lines up on her dining room table an array of likely forgeries, all procured from clients' personal collections. The cork on one bottle…
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Dining, SFoodie New Taste Marketplace Returns, With a Cheesy New Director

New Taste Marketplace Returns, With a Cheesy New Director

If you're anything like us, you've been waiting with baited breath for the New Taste Marketplace to rise again. The last event was in January, right before its director Elianna Friedman left to become market chef at CUESA. After the…
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Dining, SFoodie New Cajun Truck Hits Mission Bay

New Cajun Truck Hits Mission Bay

There's a jazzy splash of color among the sleek glass and chrome of Mission Bay these days, as the new food truck McGees Creole Cajun rolls out on weekdays from 8 am to 2 pm. Owner Betty McGee is the…
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Dining, SFoodie Mission Pie Goes Solar

Mission Pie Goes Solar

Mission Pie, already one of the few restaurants to achieve green certification, just ramped up its sustainability with the installation of rooftop solar panels to provide up to a third of its power. "It keeps getting windier in the Mission.…
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Dining, SFoodie Food Wars Salsa Battle Started Spicy, Ended Obscene

Food Wars Salsa Battle Started Spicy, Ended Obscene

Compared to this spring's intense experience at SF Food Wars' Mac and Cheese Battle Royale, Sunday's salsa battle was like a sweet walk in the park. The venue, in a penned-in area outside the Ferry Building, was breezy and open,…
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Dining, SFoodie Mama Cass Runs a Food Truck! "All the Buns Are Brown ..."

Mama Cass Runs a Food Truck! "All the Buns Are Brown ..."

Using a targeted menu of three sliders, including sweet and…
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Dining, SFoodie Are You FarmCurious? Don't Be Shy, There's a Pop-Up Event

Are You FarmCurious? Don't Be Shy, There's a Pop-Up Event

FARMcurious Pop-Up at Pot and Pantry Where:Pot and Pantry, 3412 22nd St. (at Guerrero), 206-1134 When: Sun., July 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: free The rundown:This Sunday, get ready for too many Ps: it's a Pop-Up Party at Pot and…
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Dining, SFoodie We Test the Seafood CSA and Learn to Beard

We Test the Seafood CSA and Learn to Beard

When it comes to innovation, sometimes it's better to let the kinks get worked out before hopping on board. Let someone else test the food for poison, right? But when we heard about Siren SeaSA, the new fish-share concept modeled…
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Dining, SFoodie Jake Godby Tasting Menu: $10 Off For SFoodie Readers!

Jake Godby Tasting Menu: $10 Off For SFoodie Readers!

Jake Godby Guest Chef Night at Baker and Banker Where:Baker and Banker, 1701 Octavia (at Bush), 351-2500 When: Wed., July 20 Cost: $65 (when you mention SF Weekly) The rundown: If you're like us, and you spend way too much…
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Dining, SFoodie Tonight: Doggie Ice Cream Party!

Tonight: Doggie Ice Cream Party!

Wag Hotels Doggie Social Hour Where: Wag Hotel, 25 14th St (at Harrison), 876-0700 When: Tonight (July 14), 5-7 p.m. Cost: $5 donation The rundown: Well apparently the city's dogs have been staging a rooftop party every month without letting…
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Sold-Out Reform Club Adds Second Preview Dinner

Reform Club SF Pop-Up Dinner Where: Specchio, 2331 Mission (at 19th St.), 956-5528 When: Sun., July 31, seatings 6-10 p.m. Cost: $40; add $25 for beverages The rundown: Like many of life's finer ideas, this one was cooked up over…
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Dining, SFoodie Celebrity Nonvegetarian Yotam Ottolenghi Dishes Over Lunch

Celebrity Nonvegetarian Yotam Ottolenghi Dishes Over Lunch

Superstar Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi has been working for years to bridge the gap between vegetarians and the rest of us. He makes no secret about his own meat eating, but he made his culinary reputation in Britain by infusing…
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Dining, SFoodie Let Them Eat Snails: Unusual Bastille Day Events

Let Them Eat Snails: Unusual Bastille Day Events

Add Bastille Day to Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Day in the category of "things we don't remember celebrating 10 years ago." That said, this Frenchified Independence Day typically boasts a solid dining roster, so we'll hold our tongues.…
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Dining, SFoodie Swap Meet for Pickles, Preserves, and Other Homemade Goodies

Swap Meet for Pickles, Preserves, and Other Homemade Goodies

Punk Domestics & BCF Food Preservation Swap Where: Blue Chair Fruit Kitchen, 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. (at 47th St.), Oakland; 510-654-BLUE When: Fri., July 15, 6-8 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: On Friday, our very own Sean Timberlake (if…
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What to Do This Weekend, July 9-10

Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. Sat., July 9 Family Pasta Making Class Ferry Building, 2-4 p.m. Anthony Strong of Locanda is teaming up with Charles Phan of the Slanted Door for an East/West tutorial on Italian and Asian…
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Dining, SFoodie Misguided Bacon Slam Comes to Thirsty Bear

Misguided Bacon Slam Comes to Thirsty Bear

San Francisco Bacon Takedown Where: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, 661 Howard (at Third St.), 974-0905 When: Sun., July 10, noon Cost: $15 The rundown: We're squeamish about this bacon cooking slam, but not because we don't love bacon. In the…
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Dining, SFoodie Learn Pasta Making from the Stars

Learn Pasta Making from the Stars

Family Pasta Making Class Where: Ferry Building When: Sat., July 9, 2-4 p.m. Cost: $30/$15 for kids 12 and under The rundown: If you're anything like us, you went green when you heard about Sprouts Cooking Club, the star-studded summer…
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Dining, Eat A Spot of Tea at First Kettle Whistle

A Spot of Tea at First Kettle Whistle

Naivetea and Tell Tale Preserve Company launched Kettle Whistle, their monthly tea event showcasing a range of oolong teas imported from Taiwan, last weekend at the Burritt Room. Naivetea is a Burlingame-based husband-and-wife operation just now making inroads into the…
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Dining, SFoodie Canvas Underground Toasts the Town in Oakland

Canvas Underground Toasts the Town in Oakland

Toast of the Town Where: Secret Location, Oakland When: Mon., July 11, 7-10 p.m. Cost: $35 The rundown: They're ba-ack. The same wacky scenesters who brought you an all-kombucha dinner and a Depression-themed austerity dinner have returned for a secret…
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