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Dining, SFoodie I Would Dine For You: Prince Ate at Nopa This Weekend

I Would Dine For You: Prince Ate at Nopa This Weekend

Background sources confirmed with SF Weekly that Prince ate food from Nopa over the weekend. The famously meat-eschewing Purple One did not technically eat at the anchor tenant of the Divisadero dining corridor, however, but rather took his food…
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Dining, SFoodie The Definitive Outside Lands Drinking Guide

The Definitive Outside Lands Drinking Guide

There's that age-old adage about moderation: the whole "marathon, not a sprint" thing. While most clichés induce eye-rolling dismissal, it will behoove you to hold this one to heart as you navigate the id-filled excesses populating the Outside Lands Festival…
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Dining, SFoodie Sous Chefs Take Center Stage at Marla Bakery's "Sousdays"

Sous Chefs Take Center Stage at Marla Bakery's "Sousdays"

We live in a weirdly beautiful age in which hearts beat as quickly at the thought of seeing David Chang or René Redzepi as they do about spotting one of the Kardashians. All right, maybe that’s a bit…
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Dining, SFoodie The City's Best Brunch-Ready Cocktails for Fall

The City's Best Brunch-Ready Cocktails for Fall

No matter the season, everyone loves brunch. Sure, our city boasts some incredible fare for early afternoon enjoyment, yet it's fairly obvious the universal appeal of the meal is the socially-acceptable excuse it affords to daytime drinking. Bloody Marys…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Q&A With Nopa's Wine Director Lulu McAllister

Q&A With Nopa's Wine Director Lulu McAllister

Lulu McAllister's curiosity has led her to establish her own ice cream food cart in San Diego, work on a farm in Hawaii, and cover the music scene as a journalist in Austin. She eventually directed her inquiring mind towards…
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Bacon S.F.: Eating the City's Best

We kicked off 2013 with a Bloody Mary and a side of slow-cooked brown sugar bacon at Foreign Cinema. Man, that bacon is good, thick-cut and sweet and salty at the same time, with these delicious sugary crispy bits at…
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Dining, SFoodie Tablehopper's App Finds Good Food After 11 p.m. in San Francisco

Tablehopper's App Finds Good Food After 11 p.m. in San Francisco

San Francisco has a poor reputation as somewhat of a ghost town when it comes to late night eating. But Tablehopper maven Marcia Gagliardi is challenging this notion with her new iPhone app, Tablehopper's Top Late Night Eats, which maps…
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Dining, SFoodie Drink of the Week: St. Martin at Absinthe Brasserie

Drink of the Week: St. Martin at Absinthe Brasserie

Few bars have the cocktail pedigree that Absinthe Brasserie has, with a parade of graduates from the bar that continue to keep the city's thirst for great cocktails quenched. With the recent hiring of Matty Conway as bar manager,…
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Dining, SFoodie San Francisco's 10 Best Wine Lists

San Francisco's 10 Best Wine Lists

San Francisco is one of the best places in the world to drink young wines, particularly those with attitude, from many different places. Sommeliers here are passionate and their wine lists reflect it. We don't have many older wines on…
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Dining, SFoodie San Francisco's Top 10 Brunches

San Francisco's Top 10 Brunches

Brunch is a way of life in San Francisco. Out-of-towners marvel that we'll wait an hour-and-a-half for a stack of pancakes, and the morning cocktail scene is lively -- even if the drinks are made with soju instead of vodka.…
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Dining, SFoodie Tomatillo Salsa Recipe from Nopalito's Gonzalo Guzman and Jose Ramos

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe from Nopalito's Gonzalo Guzman and Jose Ramos

Part three of an interview with Nopalito co-chefs Gonzalo Guzman and Jose Ramos. Read the first part here and the second here. Staying true to homestyle, seasonal, authentic Mexican food is at the heart of Nopalito's operation. As such, Nopalito…
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Dining, SFoodie Q&A With Nopalito's Gonzalo Guzman and Jose Ramos, Part 1: Everything From Scratch

Q&A With Nopalito's Gonzalo Guzman and Jose Ramos, Part 1: Everything From Scratch

Gonzalo Guzman and Jose Ramos, co-chefs of Nopalito, both grew up in Mexico -- in Veracruz and Guanajuato, respectively -- but ended up as cooks in San Francisco through very different paths. Before working together at Nopa, Guzman climbed the…
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Dining, SFoodie The 10 Best Spicy Dishes in San Francisco

The 10 Best Spicy Dishes in San Francisco

Lemon-juice cleanses and detox teas, phthah. Some of us clear the system with the purging fire of chiles -- the scouring heat that ignites the lips, the jagged pain that descends from sinuses to diaphragm, the beads of sweat that…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Cabbie Bitch-Slaps Woman in NOPA

S.F. Cabbie Bitch-Slaps Woman in NOPA

We've reported on the dangers of being a cab driver -- you never know which drunk or crazy fare will hop into your taxi. But there's also a great deal of uncertainty as a passenger, as one San Francisco woman…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Nopa's Mussels with Harissa Leave Us Shell Shocked

Fresh Eats: Nopa's Mussels with Harissa Leave Us Shell Shocked

Mussels are tricky. Overwhelm them with strong flavors and you strangle their delicacy. Leave them alone — that is, simply steam them open with a little chicken stock or white wine — and they can seem too slack and fleshy,…
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Dining, SFoodie No. 26: Nopa's Mussels with Harissa

No. 26: Nopa's Mussels with Harissa

Mussels are tricky. Overwhelm them with strong flavors and you strangle them. Leave them alone ― steam them open simply with a little chicken…
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Dining, SFoodie Nopa Chef Designs Guest Sandwich for Pal's

Nopa Chef Designs Guest Sandwich for Pal's

The Laurence Jossel-wich at Pal's Where: Pal's Takeaway, inside Tony's Market, 2751 24th St. (at Hampshire), 203-4911 When: Wed., Jan. 26, 11 a.m. till it's gone The rundown: The Wednesday guest-chef series is back after an extended holiday break at…
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Dining, SFoodie Ragazza Raising Funds for Former Employee

Ragazza Raising Funds for Former Employee

Ragazza is hosting a benefit to raise cash for a former staff member who was among the targets of a violent crime last month. The Jan. 24 fundraiser aims to raise funds to help with the victim's medical bills and…
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Dining, SFoodie What Makes a Bartender Become a 'Brand Ambassador'?

What Makes a Bartender Become a 'Brand Ambassador'?

What motivates a bartender to walk away from nightly appearances behind the stick to take a position as "brand ambassador" for a large spirits company? In the first part of this story, we described the ambassador's role as translating a…
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Dining, SFoodie Are Liquor Companies Stealing S.F.'s Best Bartenders As 'Brand Ambassadors'?

Are Liquor Companies Stealing S.F.'s Best Bartenders As 'Brand Ambassadors'?

As a career, bartending has had its ups and downs. It was a genuine profession in the 19th century, an outlaw one during Prohibition. And up until recently, tending bar was a gig you held down because you either owned…
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