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Dining, SFoodie Cold Coffee, Cold Chicken, and Hot Bama Messes: This Week in Food Bloggery

Cold Coffee, Cold Chicken, and Hot Bama Messes: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week:​ 1. SFoodie's late-night cooking-channel scout, Michael Leaverton, discovers Bama Glama, whose dethgoth, party-planning host wears spiked sunglasses (yes, photographic evidence is provided). Leaverton's reaction to the show: coining the word "hatewatch." Bonus read:…
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Dining, SFoodie Late-Night Food Programming and Chocolate Gifts: This Week in Food Bloggery

Late-Night Food Programming and Chocolate Gifts: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Some of you are spending your afternoons ignoring your work in favor of stressing over what you're going to be sending to the folks back home for the holidays. Laura Beck has done…
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Dining, SFoodie Sandwich Trailers, Beer Restaurants, and Berkeley Bowl: This Week in Food Bloggery

Sandwich Trailers, Beer Restaurants, and Berkeley Bowl: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Laura Beck lays out a few strategies for surviving a trip to the Berkeley Bowl. It involves caffeine, bicycle helmets, and not being afraid to tackle women four times your age. Note: She…
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Dining, SFoodie Alien Pastry Chefs, Nice Baristas, and Fall Cocktails: This Week in Food Bloggery

Alien Pastry Chefs, Nice Baristas, and Fall Cocktails: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Have you read Lauren Smiley's great profile of Oscar Yedra yet? Yedra's a master butcher who, until now, has remained low profile in a food scene turning butchers into artisans (at minimum), even celebrities.…
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Dining, SFoodie Bacon Dressup and Ritual in China: This Week in Food Bloggery

Bacon Dressup and Ritual in China: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week: 1. SFoodie contributor Albert Law, who has been spending six weeks in China, stumbled upon a cafe in Beijing that serves Ritual coffee. And it's no cheap knockoff -- it's the real stuff, imported…
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Dining, SFoodie Cheeses, Grubs, and Halloween Candies: This Week in Food Bloggery

Cheeses, Grubs, and Halloween Candies: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Ben Narasin writes about the sheep's milk cheeses produced by Barinaga Ranch. The Marin-based cheesemaker lets her ewes graze outdoors all year, and only makes cheeses from the milk they produce in…
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Dining, SFoodie Sexy Burgertime, CSAs, and Stupid Booze Laws: This Week in Food Bloggery

Sexy Burgertime, CSAs, and Stupid Booze Laws: This Week in Food Bloggery

Five highlights from SFoodie this week: 1. Marla Simon put in a crazy amount of research to come up with a comprehensive guide to CSAs that deliver to San Franciscans. Part 1 covered fruits and vegetables; part 2 compiled eggs,…
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Dining, SFoodie Bar Bambino, Sisig Surprises, & Pinkie-Wavers: This Week in Food Bloggery

Bar Bambino, Sisig Surprises, & Pinkie-Wavers: This Week in Food Bloggery

​ Highlights from SFoodie this week: 1. Alanna Hale interviews Bar Bambino's Lizzie Binder (here's part 1 and part 2) about the Mission restaurant's switch from all-around-the-boot to Northeast Italian food, how she California-izes heavy traditional recipes, and the new…
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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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Dining, SFoodie WIC Turns Corner Stores Into Real Markets

WIC Turns Corner Stores Into Real Markets

There's a lot of talk about "food deserts" in food policy circles these days -- impoverished areas where residents have no access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Corner stores in poor neighborhoods tend to be one of the major…
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Dining, SFoodie This Week in Food Bloggery

This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Caroline Chen discovers that huge numbers of San Francisco restaurant staffers are working illegally. The San Francisco Health Code declares no one with a venereal disease -- or bubonic plague, for that…
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Dining, SFoodie The Defeat of Mickey D's, Caffeine Jitters, and Duck Eggs: This Week in Food Bloggery

The Defeat of Mickey D's, Caffeine Jitters, and Duck Eggs: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from SFoodie this week:1. W. Blake Gray checks out Le Cordon Bleu, which claims to be San Francisco's first Vietnamese restaurant (opened in 1968). It's now owned by a Chinese-American woman who's never been to Vietnam, but Gray says…
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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 Stupid Kids, Truth in Advertising, and Vegan Cons: This Week in Food Bloggery

Stupid Kids, Truth in Advertising, and Vegan Cons: This Week in Food Bloggery

Five highlights from the blog this week: Luis Chong announces himself a fan of Fins on the Hoof, Todd Middleton's new food truck -- though he disappoints SFoodie by realizing that the truck doesn't serve exotic genetically modified seafood.…
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Dining, SFoodie SFoodie Has a New Editor: W. Blake Gray

SFoodie Has a New Editor: W. Blake Gray

SFoodie is pleased -- more than pleased, actually -- to announce that we have a new blog editor: W. Blake Gray. If you've been following the local food press, you'll be familiar with his name. Blake has been writing about…
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Dining, SFoodie Curry-Leaf Gin, Vegan Smoothies, and Rice Plates: This Week in Food Bloggery

Curry-Leaf Gin, Vegan Smoothies, and Rice Plates: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week:1. Jake Swearingen delivers some very important news from Mayor "Run" Ed Lee: 2011 is Soda Free Summer in San Francisco. From a public health perspective, this is very good news, though it sounds about…
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Dining, SFoodie Classy Des Jardins and Butter-Bomb Desserts: This Week in Food Bloggery

Classy Des Jardins and Butter-Bomb Desserts: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Peter Jamison talked to Iso Rabins about the Health Department's shut-down of the Underground Market, which may be permanent. But the market attracted New York Times coverage! And thousands of people! Uh...…
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Dining, SFoodie French Beef, Better Ramen, and Olive Garden: This Week in Food Bloggery

French Beef, Better Ramen, and Olive Garden: This Week in Food Bloggery

1. Today is the last day that Laura Beck serves as interim SFoodie editor before flying to Europe. A huge thanks to Laura, not just for keeping the blog alive, but for writing posts like a guide to the best…
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Dining, SFoodie Noodlemania, a New Local Ham, and the Return of the Bees: This Week in Food Bloggery

Noodlemania, a New Local Ham, and the Return of the Bees: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Luis Chong, our noodle correspondent, has been on a tear this week. Not only has he reported on the improved ramen at Kasumi and the noodles at Chotto, he also stuck his head…
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Dining, SFoodie Ascending Ramen in Parkside, Falling Stars and Their Grilling Tips: This Week in Food Bloggery

Ascending Ramen in Parkside, Falling Stars and Their Grilling Tips: This Week in Food Bloggery

Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Carina Ost dredged the internet and pulled up 10 sopping, putrid celebrity cookbooks. Now that food has become the new rock, expect the System of a Down cupcake guide sometime soon. 2. Luis…
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