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Dining, SFoodie Perilla: Good News for Fans of Vietnamese in Lower Haight

Perilla: Good News for Fans of Vietnamese in Lower Haight

The latest addition to the ever-shifting restaurant scene in the Lower Haight is Perilla, the small San Francisco chain of Vietnamese noodle joints. With two other locations on Irving and Mission streets, Perilla brings its signature garlic noodles to the…
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Dining, SFoodie Pop-Up Planner, Oct. 16-22: Massive Sandwiches, Fall Rice Plates and Mexican Street Food

Pop-Up Planner, Oct. 16-22: Massive Sandwiches, Fall Rice Plates and Mexican Street Food

Your weekly guide to S.F.'s best pop-ups and temporary restaurants. The Lunch Pad When: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Where: Noir Lounge Cost: $6-$12 The Rundown: Artisan sandwiches are available during the day at Hayes Valley wine bar Noir Lounge,…
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Dining, SFoodie Food Truck Bite of the Week: Hot to Tot at Little Green Cyclo

Food Truck Bite of the Week: Hot to Tot at Little Green Cyclo

Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Little Green Cyclo The Cuisine: Sustainable/Organic Vietnamese Street Food Specialty Items: Garlic noodles, bahn mi, rice & rice…
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Dining, SFoodie 3 Bottled Fish Pop-Up Wants You to 'An Ngon' (Eat Delicious)

3 Bottled Fish Pop-Up Wants You to 'An Ngon' (Eat Delicious)

If you were lucky enough to get to Coffee Bar's The Window early last Thursday, you got to taste the authentic yet accessible Saigon street food from 3 Bottled Fish (http://3bottledfish.wordpress.com). If you got there late, unfortunately, you missed out:…
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Dining, SFoodie Golden Flower's Southern-Style Pho Is as Good as We Get in San Francisco

Golden Flower's Southern-Style Pho Is as Good as We Get in San Francisco

Rice Plate Journal is a yearlong project to canvas Chinatown, block by block, discovering the good, the bad, and the hopelessly mediocre. Maximum entrée price: $10. It is impossible to feel isolated, or adrift, at Golden Flower, Chinatown's best Vietnamese…
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Dining, SFoodie When Donuts Aren't Enough: Will Cops Keep the New Turtle Tower in Business?

When Donuts Aren't Enough: Will Cops Keep the New Turtle Tower in Business?

This week location #3 of the famous Turtle Tower Restaurant offered a glimpse of their food with a limited menu. A sort of test run before the June 1 official grand opening. SFoodie was lucky enough to take a peek…
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Dining, SFoodie Rice Paper Scissors: Yes, Hue

Rice Paper Scissors: Yes, Hue

Rice Paper Scissors Goes to Huế Where: "An industrial workshop in the Mission"; exact address to be tweeted (follow here, or here) or e-mailed (sign up here) on the day of the event When: Fri., May 13, 6-10 p.m. Cost:…
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Dining, SFoodie Rice Paper Scissors 2.0: Vietnam Underground

Rice Paper Scissors 2.0: Vietnam Underground

Saigon-Style Pop-Up Where: "An industrial workshop in the Mission"; precise location to be tweeted (or e-mailed) the day of the event When: Thu., Mar. 31, starting at 6 p.m. The rundown: Katie Kwan (KitchenSideCar) and occasional SFoodie blogger Valerie Luu…
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Dining, SFoodie Vietnamese Pop-Up Celebrates Tet

Vietnamese Pop-Up Celebrates Tet

Rice Paper Scissors Pop-Up Where: Near 20th and Valencia streets in the Mission (exact address to be tweeted Feb. 3) When: Thu., Feb. 3, 5-10 p.m. The rundown: Underground vendors Katie Kwan of KitchenSideCar and Valerie Luu of Little Knock…
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Dining, SFoodie Vietnamese Food Truck Little Green Cyclo Poised to Be Newest Addition to S.F. Streets

Vietnamese Food Truck Little Green Cyclo Poised to Be Newest Addition to S.F. Streets

The city's Asian-fusion street offerings are about to expand big, pending one final inspection ― Vietnamese food truck startup Little Green Cyclo hopes to hit Off the Grid McCoppin Hub this Saturday, Sept 25. The pandan-green truck parked briefly on…
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Dining, SFoodie Cold Che: Hot-Day Food

Cold Che: Hot-Day Food

What, 83 degrees today? You've survived worse, O San Franciscan. Nevertheless, today is a day for cold noodles and ice cream. Long lunches on the Yerba Buena Park lawn. Or for an afternoon chè break. Rifle through the drinks fridge…
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Dining, SFoodie New Pork Banh Mi: Dinosaurs vs. Thanh Tam II

New Pork Banh Mi: Dinosaurs vs. Thanh Tam II

The banh mi outcropping continues to flourish, sending out runners into neighborhoods that once lacked for pickled daikon and fancy pork. A few months ago, a banh mi shop named Dinosaurs opened in the Castro, getting an immediate traffic…
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Dining, SFoodie Pork Combo Rice Plate at PPQ

Pork Combo Rice Plate at PPQ

Tuesday, July 6, 2010Right or wrong, SFoodie tends to classify Pho Phu Quoc (aka PPQ) as a special-outing restaurant. That's because we usually go there with friends for platters of grilled meats with herbs and rice-noodle cakes (bánh hỏi) ―…
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Dining, SFoodie Wading Into the Vietnamese-Cajun Crawfish Boil, San Francisco Style

Wading Into the Vietnamese-Cajun Crawfish Boil, San Francisco Style

Maybe there's nothing more apt for facing down Independence Day than a sprawling, itchy-fingered session at some Vietnamese-Cajun crawfish joint. They're among the most indelibly American of eateries in this most densely hyphenated of societies, the legacy of Vietnamese expats…
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Dining, SFoodie Spice Kit's Short Rib Ssam Wrap

Spice Kit's Short Rib Ssam Wrap

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 After glimpses of four-star glory, Fred Tang and Will Pacio are ministering to the $10 lunch crowd. Opening yesterday: Spice Kit, their quick-casual spot in the office zone where FiDi fuses with SOMA. Tang and Pacio…
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Dining, SFoodie Castro Tarts' Raisin Rolls Ooze with the Unexpected

Castro Tarts' Raisin Rolls Ooze with the Unexpected

Clones, leathermen, bears: The Castro's long been known as a neighborhood of self-expression, not culinary revelation. Last year, that began to change. How to navigate the ultimate gayborhood's new edible landscape? As a nod to S.F. Pride Week, we're cruising…
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Dining, SFoodie Spice Kit: Authentic Asian for Existing Fans and Downtown Newbies

Spice Kit: Authentic Asian for Existing Fans and Downtown Newbies

Call Will Pacio and Fred Tang Asian food missionaries. Spice Kit, their fast-casual restaurant opens at 405 Howard next Monday, bringing banh mi, Korean ssam, and pork belly buns to a downtown lunch crowd more used to the turkey sandwich…
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Dining, SFoodie Little Saigon Cafe (with Happy Dumplings) Offering Mostly Takeout in the Tenderloin

Little Saigon Cafe (with Happy Dumplings) Offering Mostly Takeout in the Tenderloin

After reading Luis Chong's post yesterday about a new restaurant being opened by the owners of the popular Happy Dumpling stand at the Stonestown farmers' market, SFoodie contacted owner Chuck Kerson to learn more. He and partner Linda Jiang were…
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Dining, SFoodie Sữa Hột Gà, a Daring Vietnamese Egg Yolk Soda from PPQ

Sữa Hột Gà, a Daring Vietnamese Egg Yolk Soda from PPQ

People flock to PPQ for bun and phớ, the twin towers of Vietnamese comfort food, but the most daring item on the menu might actually be a beverage. Soda sữa hột gà, or egg yolk soda, is the closest you…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: Chicken Curry from Latte Express

What to Have for Lunch: Chicken Curry from Latte Express

Maybe you didn't grow up ruled by a Vietnamese mom. You can make up for some of the home cooking you missed at this SOMA coffee and doughnut shop with burgers banh mi, and daily lunch…
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