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Dining, SFoodie The Cream Puffs at Choux Can Heal the World

The Cream Puffs at Choux Can Heal the World

Is there a void in your soul formerly filled by red velvet cupcakes or possibly pistachio macarons? Did you have a most trying day but already burnt through your allotted beer money? Are you trying desperately to differentiate yourself from…
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Dining, SFoodie The Sticky Buns at Twofish Baking Co. Are Divine

The Sticky Buns at Twofish Baking Co. Are Divine

If you get to Twofish Bakery’s new digs on Ritch Street in SoMa too late in the afternoon, you may be confronted with a patchwork of little Post-Its on their menu board telling you that basically everything is…
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Dining, SFoodie If You Think the Fancy Cocktail Bars Are All Alike, Check out ABV in the Mission

If You Think the Fancy Cocktail Bars Are All Alike, Check out ABV in the Mission

It’s getting pretty tough around here to put together a cocktail list that qualifies as “unusual.” (Strictly speaking, Harvey Wallbangers and Piña Coladas are unusual now). But ABV, a new cocktail-and-bar-bites spot on 16th Street, has done just that. See…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Off Shore: S.F. Waterways and Bays as Artistic Medium

Off Shore: S.F. Waterways and Bays as Artistic Medium

Potrero-based art gallery Southern Exposure has big plans for summer. The gallery has put together Off Shore, a series of events that celebrate the waterways and bay specific to San Francisco. Did you know that there are hidden creeks…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Break Out the Single-Serving Boxed Wines: Target Opens Soon

Break Out the Single-Serving Boxed Wines: Target Opens Soon

After years of soul searching, re-branding, re-modeling, and re-re-modeling, the Metreon has finally found its true calling.  No, it isn't kicking teenagers out of the massage chairs or giving in to movie theater inertia. The Metreon is going full-on suburbs…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Pursuit of Hapenis -- Franz Szony at Project One Gallery

The Pursuit of Hapenis -- Franz Szony at Project One Gallery

Franz Szony has the kinds of dreams usually seen only on screen -- in Hitchcock's Spellbound perhaps, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- with bleeding, anthropomorphic objects and monkeys in tasseled hats.…
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Dining, SFoodie Top Chef Ryan Scott Opens Market & Rye in West Portal Next Week

Top Chef Ryan Scott Opens Market & Rye in West Portal Next Week

West Portalians have been counting down the days until former Top Chef contestant Ryan Scott opens the doors to his new, casual restaurant this week. Scott spilled his secrets to SFoodie just before the big opening.  Let's start with the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Gallery Openings: Pirate Radio, "Wild Things," and Excavated Literature

Gallery Openings: Pirate Radio, "Wild Things," and Excavated Literature

It doesn't take a monster-truck rally to get people out in force in San Francisco. In fact, some events that are considered highbrow and esoteric get amazing turnouts. One of those is First Thursday -- the one night each month…
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Dining, SFoodie Open & Shut Report December 2011: New Starts and Year-End Goodbyes

Open & Shut Report December 2011: New Starts and Year-End Goodbyes

Some restaurants took the ushering in of a new year as the time to bow out of the city's restaurant scene. Elizabeth Falkner is officially out after closing Citizen Cake on the heels of Orson's shutter. No longer will…
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Dining, SFoodie Open & Shut Report November 2011: A Crowded Month of Openers

Open & Shut Report November 2011: A Crowded Month of Openers

November has always been a month centered around eating (and thanks), and this year it left the City busting at the seams -- and with a wealth of new restaurants are now lining S.F. streets. There's four new places…
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Dining, SFoodie With Los Catrachos, S.F. to Get Its Second Honduran Restaurant

With Los Catrachos, S.F. to Get Its Second Honduran Restaurant

SFoodie spotted this (misspelled) sign for upcoming Honduran restaurant, Los Catrachos, in the space formerly occupied by Salvadoran place Costa del Sol, at 4423 Mission (at Avalon). The interior is under construction, so it'll likely be a while before Los…
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Dining, SFoodie Contraband Coffee Bar Opens the Door, But Just a Crack

Contraband Coffee Bar Opens the Door, But Just a Crack

Anyone who lives near California and Larkin probably knows that Contraband Coffee Bar has been working towards opening for, well, a while. It's hard to recall exactly when owners Josh Magnani and Nathan Wyss started saying they were expecting to…
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Dining, SFoodie Next Door Sweets Coming to the Inner Sunset

Next Door Sweets Coming to the Inner Sunset

We spotted this new sign announcing Next Door Sweets in the Inner Sunset. It's located next door to the always-bustling San Tung. There are very few clues on the storefront or on the website (which projects a "Fall 2010" opening),…
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Dining, SFoodie Mission Arizmendi Open for Business

Mission Arizmendi Open for Business

Arizmendi Bakery officially opened its doors for full business at 7 a.m. today; no more freebie cheese rolls for you. A worker/co-owner at the collectively owned bakery emporium joked to SFoodie "we're early birds," while overseeing the pastries and coffee…
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Dining, SFoodie Bar Agricole Sets Firm Launch Date

Bar Agricole Sets Firm Launch Date

Bar Agricole, the much-anticipated Northern Californian-style tavern from Thad Vogler and Eric Johnson, has set a firm launch date of next Monday, Aug. 16, and has begun taking reservations via OpenTable for Tuesday, Aug. 17, and beyond. We were able…
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Dining, SFoodie Forget What We Said: Pal's Takeaway Is Opening <em>This</em> Saturday

Forget What We Said: Pal's Takeaway Is Opening This Saturday

Okay, so it's not just new-launch bistros tripped up by opening delays in San Francisco. Even sandwich counters hoping to add an extra day of service can miss a target date. Earlier this month, we reported that Pal's Takeaway would…
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Dining, SFoodie Cinnaholic Opens Tomorrow in Berkeley

Cinnaholic Opens Tomorrow in Berkeley

We reported on its lease signing back in March, and now Cinnaholic is finally ready to unleash its 30-plus varieties of vegan cinnamon rolls this weekend in Berkeley. Cinnaholic's pinup owner Shannon Michelle Radke told SFoodie the store will be…
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Dining, SFoodie John Campbell's Unveils Retail Bakery in Potrero

John Campbell's Unveils Retail Bakery in Potrero

Who says nothing's open on holidays? Last Sunday ― the Fourth of July ― the Potrero outpost of John Campbell's Irish Bakery opened its retail space in the former site of Pinkie's Bakery/Bento 415/4505 Meats. Campbell's had already been using…
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Dining, SFoodie The Hidden Dining Room &#x2015; Could Benu Spark a New Trend?

The Hidden Dining Room ― Could Benu Spark a New Trend?

During a special hard-hat tour of Benu, the future SOMA restaurant from former French Laundry chef de cuisine Corey Lee, we learned that Lee has plans to reinvent more than just food. He wants to change the overall dining experience,…
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Dining, SFoodie A Taste of Prospect, in Amuse-Bouche Form

A Taste of Prospect, in Amuse-Bouche Form

Jonathan Kauffman described the media flurry around the yet-to-open Prospect in this morning's Buzz Machine, offering links to details such as the interior design and cocktail program of a restaurant that's been almost four years in the making. At a…
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