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Dining, SFoodie So Long KoKo, Nojo Charges No-Shows, and Don't Sit On That Bench

So Long KoKo, Nojo Charges No-Shows, and Don't Sit On That Bench

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. And so it goes: KoKo Cocktails, the beloved Tenderloin bar, has announced it will shutter on July 30, as California Pacific Medical Center…
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Dining, SFoodie Eat Ice Cream, Help Kids. The End.

Eat Ice Cream, Help Kids. The End.

Supporting charity doesn't have to be a bitter pill, especially when you have ice cream to make it go down sweet and smooth. On Wed., June 1, more than 10 ice cream parlors around the city will be donating portions…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Counter Dining

Now that cooking has become entertainment and cooks our favorite performers, the counter is no longer the worst place in the restaurant to sit. Some counter spots require reservations, while others are the only seats you can easily score. Eat…
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Dining, SFoodie Devil Burgers, Farewell to Feely, and Mutually Supportive Deliciousness

Devil Burgers, Farewell to Feely, and Mutually Supportive Deliciousness

Five highlights from the blogs and beyond: 1. This week, SFoodie hit the two-thirds mark on our countdown of our 92 favorite dishes (well, this year), covering ravioli in Russian Hill, SOMA breakfast pastries, and Burmese noodles in the…
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Dining, SFoodie The 7 Best Veggie Burgers in the Bay Area

The 7 Best Veggie Burgers in the Bay Area

You know what sucks? When you get to a restaurant, all hungry and excited to eat, and upon scanning the menu, you realize your only option is a motherloving Boca burger. Ye gads, the only thing worse is the dreaded…
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Dining, SFoodie Out with the Kids: Dinner at St. Francis Fountain

Out with the Kids: Dinner at St. Francis Fountain

You'd think the city's oldest ice cream parlor ― a place that's been in the same storefront on 24th Street since 1918 ― would be packed at dinner with families reveling in nostalgia as they lap up old-school…
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Dining, SFoodie St. Francis Fountain Expanding Into Candy Kitchen; Should Open This Weekend

St. Francis Fountain Expanding Into Candy Kitchen; Should Open This Weekend

Decent pie, fine shakes, weak scrambles, and heavily tattooed waitresses nursing hangovers worse than yours, still pissed at their alarm clocks, and taking it out on you ― that's St. Francis Fountain, by now a landmark on the 24th St.…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Time Travel, San Francisco

Sitting in one of St. Francis Fountain's eight wooden booths and ordering, say, a grilled ham-and-cheese on rye (which comes with your choice of french fries, home fries, fruit salad, potato salad, egg salad, macaroni and cheese, small garden salad,…
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Dining, Dish Enchanted

The Once and Future City

Pardon me while I have a Herb Caen moment. As much as I thank God daily for things like camera-equipped cell phones, supermarkets that double as banks, and panko-crusted macaroni with fromage blanc, I still wax nostalgic for San Francisco's…
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Dining, Eat Sandwich Queen

Sandwich Queen

There's a lovely little list-as-essay by Bruce Cole titled "A summer manifesto -- sorta ...," a reminder to enjoy the foods of this season while they're in season, on his useful food-besotted Web site, www.sautewednesday.com. There are the expected foods…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Old-Timey Soda Fountain

When the St. Francis Fountain, a genteel Mission refuge since 1918, closed its doors in May 2002, many feared it wouldn't reopen. But in November its neon sign lit up again, highlighting a shiny new paint job (alas, no more…
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