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Anna Roth

Anna Roth 

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.
Dining, Eat The Best Time: Great Happy Hour Deals in San Francisco? They’re Few and Far Between, But They Exist.

The Best Time: Great Happy Hour Deals in San Francisco? They’re Few and Far Between, But They Exist.

If you sit down and think too much about it, "happy hour" starts to seem like an absurd concept, promoting binge drinking and alcohol dependency, and certainly not something any self-respecting adult should say with a straight face. The term…
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Dining, Eat Hawker Fare Expands to Valencia and Shows What Thai Food Can Be

Hawker Fare Expands to Valencia and Shows What Thai Food Can Be

Blam! You're hit by a burst of fish sauce. Zap! Chili paste asserts its fiery presence. Kapow! Lime juice socks you in the taste buds. To eat at the new Hawker Fare on Valencia, an outpost of the popular Oakland…
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Dining, Fresh Eats The Alembic: Girl Scout Cookies in Cocktail Form

The Alembic: Girl Scout Cookies in Cocktail Form

No, they're not made from real Girl Scouts, not even Girl Scout Cookies, but today Upper Haight cocktail mecca The Alembic brings back its Girl Scout Cookie cocktails. The four drinks — not flavored with the cookies as much as…
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Dining, Eat Californios: High-Concept Mexican Food Doesn't Quite Soar

Californios: High-Concept Mexican Food Doesn't Quite Soar

It's hard to think of an object more closely associated with a restaurant than its menu — but, like so many other aspects of modern dining, the menu is a new invention, dating back only 150 years or so. There's…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Franklin Barbecue Coming to S.F.

Franklin Barbecue Coming to S.F.

It's just a typical morning — you're drinking your coffee, skimming your RSS feed — and then the world screeches to a halt when you read that Austin's esteemed brisket-peddler Franklin Barbecue is coming to San Francisco for a few…
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Dining, SFoodie Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails Return to The Alembic Today

Girl Scout Cookie Cocktails Return to The Alembic Today

No, they're not made from real Girl Scouts, not even Girl Scout Cookies, but today Upper Haight cocktail mecca The Alembic brings back its Girl Scout Cookie cocktails. The four drinks — not flavored with the cookies as much…
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Dining, SFoodie Get in Line Now: Austin's Franklin Barbecue Is Popping Up in S.F. in May

Get in Line Now: Austin's Franklin Barbecue Is Popping Up in S.F. in May

It's just a typical morning — you're drinking your coffee, skimming your RSS feed — and then the world screeches to a halt when you see Eater SF's scoop that Austin's esteemed brisket-peddler Franklin Barbecue is coming to San…
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Dining, Eat Bubbling Up: Seven Trends Spotted At SF Beer Week 2015

Bubbling Up: Seven Trends Spotted At SF Beer Week 2015

SF Beer Week is over for another year, and it's time for the beer community to rehydrate after 797 events in 10 days. But the celebration of all things brewed, which just finished up its seventh year, is more than…
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Dining, Eat Burma Love: Burma Superstar's Latest Brings Its Beloved Dishes to Valencia

Burma Love: Burma Superstar's Latest Brings Its Beloved Dishes to Valencia

It's easy to take Burmese food for granted when you live in the Bay Area, which has the biggest Burmese population in the United States, according to 2010 census numbers. A Chowhound contributor recently did the math to discover that…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Simpsons</em>-Themed Doughnuts Are Coming, Courtesy of Dynamo and A.C.T.

Simpsons-Themed Doughnuts Are Coming, Courtesy of Dynamo and A.C.T.

The city's esteemed Dynamo Donut has teamed up with A.C.T. Theater to make the D'oh Nut, a Simpsons-themed doughnut in honor of the new show Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. It's a tasty replica of Homer's favorite treat: a zingy,…
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Dining, SFoodie "The City's Brewing Scene Is Poised to Explode": Talking Beer Week with SF Brewers Guild's Brian Stechschulte

"The City's Brewing Scene Is Poised to Explode": Talking Beer Week with SF Brewers Guild's Brian Stechschulte

We woke up before our alarm and jumped out of bed this morning with excitement, because today marks the beginning of SF Beer Week, a 10-day drinking extravaganza that offers some of the best beer in the country, if…
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News, Feature Total Immersion: Plunge Into SF Beer Week with Fearless Abandon.

Total Immersion: Plunge Into SF Beer Week with Fearless Abandon.

It's a cruel trick on the liver that the so-called "SF Beer Week" actually lasts 10 days, encompassing two weekends and effectively obliterating the first half of February for those who choose to participate. We're not going to lie to…
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Dining, SFoodie Eat This: Desi Jacks at Juhu Beach Club

Eat This: Desi Jacks at Juhu Beach Club

Oakland Indian street food spot Juhu Beach Club has been making appearances at the Ferry Building Thursday farmers market for a few weeks now. We're big fans of their pavs — little curry-infused sandwiches on buttery Starter Bakery buns —…
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Dining, Eat The Progress: Fine Dining, State Bird Provisions-Style

The Progress: Fine Dining, State Bird Provisions-Style

At 5:25 p.m. on a Wednesday in January, the line outside State Bird Provisions is 40 people deep, populated by as many tourists clutching guidebooks as locals immersed in New Yorkers. Everyone's waiting for one of the walk-in seats at…
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News, Feature Which SFBW Event Is Right For You?

Which SFBW Event Is Right For You?

Download the chart and find the event for you. 1. Double IPA Festival Sat., Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Bistro (1001 B St., Hayward). $55 at the door. This OG beer festival, now in its 15th year, promises…
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Dining, SFoodie Missed Opportunities With The Patriot, the Bar Rescued Holding Company

Missed Opportunities With The Patriot, the Bar Rescued Holding Company

The Holding Company in the ever-confusing Embarcadero Center has been Bar Rescued and become The Patriot, an "American gastropub" with trappings to match (muskets, oil paintings, old flags, light up numbers that spell out 1776 as though it's a…
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Dining, Eat Cockscomb: Chris Cosentino's Back With His Most Bombastic Restaurant Yet

Cockscomb: Chris Cosentino's Back With His Most Bombastic Restaurant Yet

The whole roasted pig's head arrives at the table like a scene from an oil painting, as though the cast-iron dish it rests on has been transported from some long-ago bacchanal populated by Roman centurions glugging from wineskins. With two…
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Dining, Eat Lazy Bear: Three-Hour Dinners Unlike Anything You’ve Had Before

Lazy Bear: Three-Hour Dinners Unlike Anything You’ve Had Before

It takes a tremendous amount of confidence and talent to pull off what Chef David Barzelay and his formidable team are pulling off at Lazy Bear: a restaurant masquerading as a dinner party, complete with cocktail hour in a lounge…
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Dining, SFoodie Vegan Mecca Millennium Closing After More Than 20 Years

Vegan Mecca Millennium Closing After More Than 20 Years

Millennium was a trailblazer…
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Dining, SFoodie Another Day, Another Seemingly Ridiculous Brewery Squabble

Another Day, Another Seemingly Ridiculous Brewery Squabble

Earlier this week, you may recall that Lagunitas filed a lawsuit against Sierra-Nevada ostensibly for copyright infringement on the kerned letters "IPA" on a label. A day later, Lagunitas founder Tony Magee announced that the brewery was dropping the suit. …
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