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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 SF Food Wars' Pie or Die Sequel Slayed Eaters

SF Food Wars' Pie or Die Sequel Slayed Eaters

We concluded our stint judging SF Food Wars' Pie Or Die Part Deux in a decidedly queasy state, but in much better shape than after last year's inaugural battle. Like 2010's contest, there were 20 different entrants, but this year…
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Dining, SFoodie The Return of SF Food Wars' Pie or Die Battle

The Return of SF Food Wars' Pie or Die Battle

Pie or Die ... Part Deux Where: Ferry Plaza (One Ferry Building, Market at Embarcadero) When: Sun., June 12, noon-3 p.m. Cost: $16 (benefits CUESA and SF Food Bank); tickets go on sale at noon on Thu., May 26 The…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Food Wars Mounts Mac Daddy of All Throwdowns

SF Food Wars Mounts Mac Daddy of All Throwdowns

"Apparently pork is the new cheese"* At last weekend's SF Food Wars' Return of the Mac Battle Royale with Cheese throwdown, whimsy (free mustaches) and gimmicks (fried mac and cheese balls on an ice cream cone) went head-to-head with inventive…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Food Wars Seeks Mac 'n' Cheese Contenders

SF Food Wars Seeks Mac 'n' Cheese Contenders

For its next cooking contest, SF Food Wars is looking back. Next month's Return of the Mac . . . Battle Royale w/Cheese pays homage to Food Wars' inaugural mac 'n' cheese competition back in August 2009. Just to be…
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Dining, SFoodie Scenes from SF Food Wars' Ultimate Potluck

Scenes from SF Food Wars' Ultimate Potluck

In choosing a greatest hits collection of Times recipes dating back to the 1850s for her new The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Amanda Hesser took on a daunting task. Just as daunting was the challenge administered to 11 local…
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Dining, SFoodie Bites from Sunday's SF Food Wars' Great Salsa ChampionChip

Bites from Sunday's SF Food Wars' Great Salsa ChampionChip

SF Food Wars hosted its eighth cooking competition, the Great Salsa ChampionChip, last Sunday in front of a crowd of 350 at Ferry Plaza. As the lucky resident guest judge, we always have fun meeting new people and checking out…
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Dining, SFoodie Calling All Pico de Gallos (and Others): SF Food Wars' Great Salsa ChampionChip Wants You

Calling All Pico de Gallos (and Others): SF Food Wars' Great Salsa ChampionChip Wants You

SF Food Wars wants you to share the burn. The cooking competition with a hungry following has put out the call for competitors at its next throwdown, The Great Salsa ChampionChip, slated for Sunday, Sept. 12, at Ferry Plaza. The…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Food Wars Pie or Die: Slices From the Judges' Table

SF Food Wars Pie or Die: Slices From the Judges' Table

Craving an extra slice? Click through our Pie or Die slide show. Pie or Die, SF Food Wars' seventh battle in under a year, took place over the weekend at Stable Cafe. Twenty competitors brought their finest recipes and enthusiasm…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Food Wars Calls All Competitors for July's Pie Deathmatch

SF Food Wars Calls All Competitors for July's Pie Deathmatch

SF Food Wars has declared its next battle to be a deathmatch, with a really long name. (3.14159 Delicious) Pie or Die (ameter) will pit competitors against each other for sweet-leaning pie supremacy. The call for prospective candidates was announced…
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Dining, SFoodie Street Fixe: Street Food Meets Pop-Up at Stable Café

Street Fixe: Street Food Meets Pop-Up at Stable Café

In the local trendosphere, pop-ups and street food have held sway for more than a year. Now, the woman responsible for producing the hugely popular SF Food Wars competitions is planning a mashup of pop-up restaurant and food carts called…
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Dining, SFoodie Bites from the Judges' Table at SF Food Wars' Amuse Brunch Battle

Bites from the Judges' Table at SF Food Wars' Amuse Brunch Battle

(Check our slideshow of all the Amuse Brunch action.) Move over, Lady Gaga: SF Food Wars competitions, a benefit for SF Food Bank, are now a harder ticket to procure than any megaconcert Live Nation can dream up. When this…
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Dining, SFoodie Save the Date for SF Food Wars' Next Battle, May's One-Bite Amuse Brunch

Save the Date for SF Food Wars' Next Battle, May's One-Bite Amuse Brunch

We're still recovering from the dizzying sugar high of the last SF Food Wars battle, but now we must prepare for the bacon avalanche that will inevitably ensue at the next contest, Amuse Brunch (brunch in a bite). In a…
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Dining, SFoodie Next SF Food Wars Battle: <em>Jersey Shore</em> Meets the Chocolate Cookie

Next SF Food Wars Battle: Jersey Shore Meets the Chocolate Cookie

We reported earlier this month that the next SF Food Wars cooking contest would be called the Chocolate Cookie Situation, named in tribute to The Situation, the lovable, arthropodic galoot from MTV's Jersey Shore. "It's like a chocolate cookie…
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Dining, SFoodie Sunday's Mini Cupcake Clash Was a Swirl of Costumes and Buttercream

Sunday's Mini Cupcake Clash Was a Swirl of Costumes and Buttercream

We thought we were way over cupcakes, but as we told a friend, "If cupcakes were always as good as the ones we had at the SF Food Wars Mini Cupcake Clash, we'd be happy!" (Or words to that effect.)…
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Dining, SFoodie Pretend You're all Frosting and Sprinkles and Win Tix to Sunday's Mini Cupcake Clash

Pretend You're all Frosting and Sprinkles and Win Tix to Sunday's Mini Cupcake Clash

This just in from the Tweetdeck: This Sunday's Mini Cupcake Clash -- SFoodie's own Tamara Palmer is one of the judges -- at Stable Café (2128 Folsom at 17th St.) may be sold out, but today, SF Food Wars announced…
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