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Dining, SFoodie Monday Nine: Smitten Ice Cream (And Possibly Burma Superstar) Expand

Monday Nine: Smitten Ice Cream (And Possibly Burma Superstar) Expand

Santana Row Gets a Smitten Ice…
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Dining, SFoodie Nostra Spaghetteria and Bar Mia Open on Valencia, Sept. 1

Nostra Spaghetteria and Bar Mia Open on Valencia, Sept. 1

The former Plin is set to relaunch next Tuesday as Nostra Spaghetteria and Bar Mia. “Ours” and “mine” in Italian — Mia is also the name of Chef Alexander Alioto’s daughter — the new project aims to serve a…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Dosa on Valencia: Brunch With South India-Influenced Eggs, No Wait

Dosa on Valencia: Brunch With South India-Influenced Eggs, No Wait

Brunch is easily San Francisco's favorite meal. And if you're looking for something different than the standard fare, Dosa on Valencia has the South Indian answer to your prayers. For starters, there's often no wait; you can sit right down…
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News, Chem Tales Competing Visions: Possible Futures for Marijuana in California

Competing Visions: Possible Futures for Marijuana in California

It's okay. You can admit it: You neither know nor care what goes on in the state Legislature in Sacramento. All you care to know is if your car is now more expensive to register (it is), and what Junior…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers April 16-22, 2014

Cantina Verde: FiDi workers have a new lunch option with this healthy, fast-casual Mexican spot. Fill up on burritos, tacos, bowls, or salads with carne asada, chicken, pork, roast veggies, or tofu. In the morning, find egg-white breakfast burritos. 398…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers April 9-15, 2014

Andytown Coffee Roasters: The Outer Sunset's new coffee roaster comes via a former Blue Bottle lead barista and her musician husband. The menu's Irish influenced – soda bread is a signature snack – and lunch and more is on the…
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News, The Snatch

The Snatch: The Dirty Rats Who Run San Francisco and Some Rodents in North Beach

Leland Yee, Cause Célèbre We were amused to see the latest news of the Leland Yee scandal on Uptown Almanac: Street peddlers along Valencia are selling edgy, black-and-white "Free Yee" T-shirts. You'll see that phrase stenciled over $100 bills, accompanied…
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Dining, Eat

Drink 2014: Beer Listings

21st Amendment: Its name celebrates the repeal of Prohibition, so it's no surprise that 21st Amendment's brewpub is the opposite of a secret subterranean speakeasy: With its large windows, bright wood accents, and open floor plan, this South Park restaurant…
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Drink 2014: Wine Listings

Bin 38: A wine bar that also features a solid beer list and full food menu, Bin 38 is a good place to bring a date or just catch up with friends. There's plenty of outdoor seating for warm evenings,…
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Dining, Eat Drink 2014: Nightlife Listings

Drink 2014: Nightlife Listings

21 Club: The 21 Club is one of the last remaining bastions of Tenderloin dive bar living. This small liquor den — at the untouristy intersection of Turk and Taylor — serves stiff drinks and frothy beers to a diverse…
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Dining, Eat Tourtilla: A Quest for the Best Handmade Tortilla in San Francisco

Tourtilla: A Quest for the Best Handmade Tortilla in San Francisco

San Francisco is having a love affair with upscale Mexican food. In the past few years, the always-crowded Nopalito opened a second location in the Sunset, Mexico City-inspired La Urbana opened on Divisadero, Cow Hollow's Mamacita expanded to Cole Valley…
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Film,

Arthouse Movie Listings February 12-18, 2014

518 Valencia. 11th Annual Big Lebowski Party: Costume party hosted by SF IndieFest, with the Coen Brothers' cult comedy screening at midnight. Sat., Feb. 15, 8 p.m. $10. sfindie.com. 518 Valencia, San Francisco, 863-9977, www.518valencia.org. Artists' Television Access. Sistah Sinema:…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers February 5-12, 2014

CDXX: Bayview's new bistro has a New American slant to the menu and a wide range of burgers with fancy toppings ($11-$17). But its real claim to fame is its Croughnut, a knockoff of Manhattan's famed Cronut. 5800 Third St.,…
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Dining, Eat Green Juice: Trendy, Expensive, and Here to Help

Green Juice: Trendy, Expensive, and Here to Help

Well, it's that time of year again. Your New Year's resolution to eat healthy is on your mind and you're still feeling motivated enough (i.e., overwhelmingly guilty about all of your past sins of indulgence) to follow through with it.…
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Music, Mission Venue Viracocha Wagers Its Survival on Going Legit

Mission Venue Viracocha Wagers Its Survival on Going Legit

It's Saturday afternoon in the Mission, and on Valencia, the strollers are out in full force. Young families linger in front of shiny store-window displays; manicured couples fill the tables outside every bustling cafe. On the corner of 21st and…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters October 23-29, 2013

Curtain Call Sad to see him go, but everything has an end: Thanks very much for the interview, and it's great to hear from Joel Hodgson .…
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Calendar, Night&Day Words and Witchiness in the Urban Jungle

Words and Witchiness in the Urban Jungle

As though Michelle Tea and co. aren't busy enough running the stellar, longstanding monthly Radar Reading Series, premiering Valencia's The Movie at film festivals far and wide, and publishing books on their City Lights imprint, the group debuts a…
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Dining, Eat

The Vestry at the Chapel: Valencia Gets Macabre

The San Francisco Album Project at the Chapel on Valencia Street has garnered national attention for amazing monthly drag performances set to seminal pop music albums, performed from start to finish. Of course, for everything happening on Valencia that you…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hazel Redux

Hazel Redux

Last year, Erica Eller started an all-female reading series dubbed Hazel "to highlight women's voices and create community through its unique selection process." Each author invites another woman to read at the next installment. The series was short-lived, but…
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Music, With Rassela's Gone, Is the Fillmore Jazz District Working?

With Rassela's Gone, Is the Fillmore Jazz District Working?

After nearly 14 years, Rassela's Jazz Club on Fillmore Street closed this month — but not without one last burst of sound. Before the club's final weekend, owner Agonafer Shiferaw fired off a letter to Mayor Ed Lee arguing that…
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