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Dining, SFoodie The FBI Says: Be Suspicious of People Who Pay for Lattes With Cash

The FBI Says: Be Suspicious of People Who Pay for Lattes With Cash

Hotel staff. Salespeople at home electronics stores. Baristas. All of you are now on the front lines of the United States' war on terror, claims the FBI, which just released a series of 25 handouts on spotting potential terrorists,…
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Dining, SFoodie Permit-Free Bees, Tip Pooling, and Hot Sauce Bars: This Week in Food Bloggery

Permit-Free Bees, Tip Pooling, and Hot Sauce Bars: This Week in Food Bloggery

1. If you ever want to start a fight in a bar in San Francisco, don't hit on somebody's partner. (Which is more likely to get you a three-way than bruised knuckles.) Tell them you think their favorite cafe…
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News, The Snitch "Bluetooth Bandit" on the Lam

"Bluetooth Bandit" on the Lam

Police are hot on a case that has all the elements of a compelling caper. The criminal has a distinctive name, a bizarre M.O., and a Keyser Soze-like quirk: He walks off with women's purses -- pigeon-toed.Police are calling him…
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Dining, SFoodie Pork Can Now Officially Be Pink, A Taste of Seesaw's Smorrebrod

Pork Can Now Officially Be Pink, A Taste of Seesaw's Smorrebrod

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Pink Pork. The big news of the day is that the USDA has just lowered its recommended serving temperature for whole…
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Dining, SFoodie Caffe Pascucci: A Cure for San Francisco's Italophilia?

Caffe Pascucci: A Cure for San Francisco's Italophilia?

Devoted Italophiles, San Franciscans tend to think of Italy in its most pastoral guise, a country filled with artisans passionately crafting humble, exquisite food that sings with innate simplicity and good taste. Our idealization doesn't just apply to pasta, wine,…
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Dining, SFoodie Looking for a Proper Cup of Coffee? Check Your iPhone

Looking for a Proper Cup of Coffee? Check Your iPhone

Blue Crow Media, aka Derek Lamberton, lives in London. When he worked for Current TV, he used to travel frequently to San Francisco. He spent so much time in both cities searching out new cafes and independent roasters that when…
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Dining, SFoodie The Summit's Kinko's-Style Guerrilla Marketing

The Summit's Kinko's-Style Guerrilla Marketing

Looks like Desi Danganan is engaging in a bit of old-school guerrilla marketing, Kinko's style. Summit, the ex-Poleng proprietor's café, restaurant, and art gallery slated for 780 Valencia, is due in September. Yesterday we found this flyer masking-taped to the…
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Dining, SFoodie What Ever Happened to Sohberts?

What Ever Happened to Sohberts?

Poor Sohberts. The SOMA café at 144 King Street ― in the very shadow of AT&T Park ― was once a favorite here at SFoodie headquarters for its Equator beans, its quirky gallery vibe, its proximity to the office for…
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Dining, SFoodie Dynamo Donut Opens (Sorta) Secret Garden

Dynamo Donut Opens (Sorta) Secret Garden

Dynamo quietly opened its back patio three weeks ago ― that means it's no longer necessary to hover at the sidewalk counter with your yeast doughnut and Four Barrel, or try to snag one of tables inside. Dynamo's Sara Spearin…
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Dining, SFoodie Panini 2 Opens ― Fast ― at Oak & Divisadero

Panini 2 Opens ― Fast ― at Oak & Divisadero

Panini, Michael Musleh's three-year-old panino shop on Haight and Ashbury, has just taken over the cafe space that On the Corner abandoned in late April after abruptly closing. Musleh's painted the walls a moody blue, set up a grid…
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Dining, SFoodie Philz Coffee Opens in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto

Philz Coffee Opens in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto

Philz Coffee, a perennial winner of SF Weekly's readers poll for Best Coffee, just opened its seventh location in the heart of the Gourmet Ghetto, just across the street from Chez Panisse and down the block from the Cheese Board.…
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Dining, SFoodie Hooker's Sweet Treats Hoping to Launch Tendernob Shop Next Month

Hooker's Sweet Treats Hoping to Launch Tendernob Shop Next Month

Thank Trader Joe's for giving San Francisco one of its most distinctive candies. No, we're not talking about the Lumpy Bumpy Bar you might've scored from TJ's on Ninth, but about the chocolate-covered salted caramels that gave David "Hooker" Williams…
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Dining, SFoodie Sohberts, a New Cafe in SOMA, Blends Art and Industrial Design

Sohberts, a New Cafe in SOMA, Blends Art and Industrial Design

Coffee might be the least impressive thing about Sohberts, a new café in lobbing distance of AT&T Park. Open exactly one week, the soaring coffee place is part gallery, part hang-out hub. Mostly, though, it's a place that seems designed…
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Dining, SFoodie Axis Café is Just Like Your Living Room. Only a Hell of a Lot Nicer

Axis Café is Just Like Your Living Room. Only a Hell of a Lot Nicer

Potrero Hill's Axis Café calls itself "the neighborhood living room," which is immediately evident when you walk in and see the roaring fireplace -- even in the middle of the afternoon. But unlike, say, our living room, the décor here…
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