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Dining, SFoodie Mark Your Calendar for the Last-Ever Underground Market on December 22

Mark Your Calendar for the Last-Ever Underground Market on December 22

Saturday, December 22 will be the last iteration of the not-always-above-ground food market thrown by Forage SF. Iso Rabins started the Underground Market in December 2009 as a place to bring home cooks and culinary entrepreneurs together to sell their…
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Dining, SFoodie Soup to Nuts Shut Down by Health Department

Soup to Nuts Shut Down by Health Department

Patrick Bostwick used to give out free soup to the homeless. Now, he's worried about paying his own rent after the Health Department sent an inspector to shut him down Tuesday. Bostwick had been operating Soup to Nuts since February…
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Dining, SFoodie Doughnut Burgers and Durian Pastries: This Week in Food Bloggery

Doughnut Burgers and Durian Pastries: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week: 1. W. Blake Gray goes and names San Francisco's five best ice cream shops: No-brainers like Humphry Slocombe make the grade, but so do a few curveballs. 2. Carina Ost hits the new…
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Dining, SFoodie Going Legit, Part 6: Iso Rabins and the City on the Future of the Underground Market

Going Legit, Part 6: Iso Rabins and the City on the Future of the Underground Market

Part six of a series in which SFoodie asks the question: With the Underground Market now shut down, what would it take for San Francisco's aspiring food microventures to go legit?Here's what it used to cost to sell your food…
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Dining, SFoodie Going Legit, Part 5: Selling Your Food Through Grocery Stores

Going Legit, Part 5: Selling Your Food Through Grocery Stores

Part five of a series in which SFoodie asks the question: With the Underground Market now shut down, what would it take for San Francisco's aspiring food microventures to go legit? The shelves at grocery stores like Rainbow, Bi-Rite, and…
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Dining, SFoodie Going Legit, Part 4: Selling Your Food at Farmers' Markets

Going Legit, Part 4: Selling Your Food at Farmers' Markets

Part four of a series in which SFoodie asks the question: With the Underground Market now shut down, what would it take for San Francisco's aspiring food microventures to go legit?Up until the Underground Market and its imitators appeared, Bay…
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Dining, SFoodie Going Legit, Part 3: What's the Minimum an Underground Market Vendor Needs?

Going Legit, Part 3: What's the Minimum an Underground Market Vendor Needs?

Part three of a series in which SFoodie asks the question: With the Underground Market now shut down, what would it take for San Francisco's aspiring food microventures to go legit? Before SFoodie gets into the specifics of what it…
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Dining, SFoodie Going Legit, Part 2: Finding a Commercial Kitchen

Going Legit, Part 2: Finding a Commercial Kitchen

Part two of a series in which SFoodie asked the question: With the Underground Market now shut down, what would it take for San Francisco's aspiring food microventures to go legit?When I asked Richard Lee, director of the city's Environmental…
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Dining, SFoodie Going Legit, Part 1: With the Underground Market Shut Down, How Do You Start a Food Business?

Going Legit, Part 1: With the Underground Market Shut Down, How Do You Start a Food Business?

After the Health Department shut down the ForageSF Underground Market last month, a victim of its own national-news-making success, SFoodie spoke to organizer Iso Rabins about the vendors who had debuted their jams, bibimbap bowls, and pies at his…
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Dining, SFoodie Underground Market Remains Closed; ForageSF to Make Case to City Attorney

Underground Market Remains Closed; ForageSF to Make Case to City Attorney

Health inspectors are holding the line on their decision to shut down the popular ForageSF underground food market, insisting in a meeting yesterday with ForageSF founder Iso Rabins that vendors obtain necessary licenses before the market can reopen.Rabins tells SF…
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News, The Snitch Underground Market Remains Closed; ForageSF to Make Case to City Attorney

Underground Market Remains Closed; ForageSF to Make Case to City Attorney

Health inspectors are holding the line on their decision to shut down the popular ForageSF underground food market, insisting in a meeting yesterday with ForageSF founder Iso Rabins that vendors obtain necessary licenses before the market can reopen.Rabins tells…
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Dining, SFoodie Health Department Shuts Down ForageSF Underground Market

Health Department Shuts Down ForageSF Underground Market

San Francisco health inspectors abruptly shut down the "underground" market run by wild-foods cooperative ForageSF last weekend, calling the future of the event into question as its popularity continues to grow.ForageSF founder Iso Rabins told SF Weekly that he was…
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News, The Snitch Forage S.F. Underground Market Shut Down by Health Department

Forage S.F. Underground Market Shut Down by Health Department

San Francisco health inspectors abruptly shut down the "underground" market run by wild-foods cooperative ForageSF last weekend, calling the future of the event into question as its popularity continues to grow.ForageSF founder Iso Rabins told SF Weekly that he was…
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Dining, SFoodie Food Porn at SF Underground Market

Food Porn at SF Underground Market

It's cold and rainy. The only way to warm up is to get excited for the next SF Underground Market on Saturday, June 11, and the only way to do that is to check out the greatest hits from its…
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Dining, SFoodie Dan Jablow's Meat Awakening

Dan Jablow's Meat Awakening

What does a Bronx raised, ex-finance professional who goes to cooking school but then figures out that he hates working in a restaurant kitchen do with his future? Well, if you're Dan Jablow you start a smoked meats pop-up of…
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Dining, SFoodie Choice Bits from Saturday's Underground Market

Choice Bits from Saturday's Underground Market

San Francisco's monthly Underground Market took over Public Works in double shifts Saturday, when a couple of dozen food vendors held down the day shift, followed by another 30 or so for the Night Market. Photographer Albert Law picked through…
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Dining, SFoodie Underground Market Gets National Exposure, a Seasonal Produce Chart for the Detail-Obsessed

Underground Market Gets National Exposure, a Seasonal Produce Chart for the Detail-Obsessed

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. The New York Times Discovers the Underground. Times Bay Area correspondent Patricia Leigh Brown visits the Underground Market, which she…
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Dining, SFoodie Oakland Underground Market Launches This Saturday

Oakland Underground Market Launches This Saturday

After a slight hiccup, Iso Rabins' Underground Market is expanding eastward. Saturday evening marks the Oakland debut of the monthly food-hawking party. And, since the East Bay sees at least occasional breaks in the summer fog, it'll be outdoors, in…
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Dining, SFoodie Underground Market Spawning East Bay Offspring; Next S.F. Bash is June 4

Underground Market Spawning East Bay Offspring; Next S.F. Bash is June 4

Maybe you live in the East Bay, and on the ride home after the last SF Underground Market, your jar of sauerkraut experienced seepage all over your Tercel's upholstery, or worse, on BART carpeting, admittedly hard to detect, but still,…
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Dining, SFoodie DIY Caterers the Draw at Next Month's Bike-In Disposable Film Fest

DIY Caterers the Draw at Next Month's Bike-In Disposable Film Fest

Invite us to a party, say it's all about bikes and movies people shot on their cell phones, and we might take the night off to drink beer in bed and watch Avatar on DVD. Throw in some delicious eats…
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