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News, Feature Wedding March: The Reception Dinner Without the Ceremony

Wedding March: The Reception Dinner Without the Ceremony

Before marriage was legal, building a life with someone of the same sex was like rigging a house from random boards and lawn chairs scavenged from a beach. What you built felt amazing, the place you always wanted to live.…
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Dining, SFoodie Why Portland's Food Scene is Better Than S.F.'s Right Now

Why Portland's Food Scene is Better Than S.F.'s Right Now

A good food festival serves up the essence of the host city's food, in 2 ½ days of dinners, tastings, and partying. A very good food festival sends you home with a deeper understanding of the food where you live.…
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Dining, Eat De-Laming Pastry School: Q&A With SFCS's Nicole Plue

De-Laming Pastry School: Q&A With SFCS's Nicole Plue

Few chefs have lived through modern pastry's evolution like Nicole Plue. From an externship in the early '90s at Masa's that touched her like a calling, to opening the pastry department at Eleven Madison Park in New York, developing recipes…
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Dining, SFoodie De-Laming Pastry School: A Q&A with SFCS's Nicole Plue

De-Laming Pastry School: A Q&A with SFCS's Nicole Plue

Few chefs have lived through modern pastry's evolution like Nicole Plue has. From an externship in the early '90s at Masa's that touched her like a calling, to opening the pastry department at Eleven Madison Park in New York, developing…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Midwestern Smash Burgers Shine, Food Trucks Get Pushback

Fresh Eats: Midwestern Smash Burgers Shine, Food Trucks Get Pushback

Midwest SmashBurgers from a New Truck Headed to S.F. By John Birdsall Zak Silverman cooked at Berkeley's Elmwood Cafe and did a sort of apprenticeship with Suzanne Schafer and Shari Washburn onboard Ebbet's Good to Go, but it was all…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Nopa's Mussels with Harissa Leave Us Shell Shocked

Fresh Eats: Nopa's Mussels with Harissa Leave Us Shell Shocked

Mussels are tricky. Overwhelm them with strong flavors and you strangle their delicacy. Leave them alone — that is, simply steam them open with a little chicken stock or white wine — and they can seem too slack and fleshy,…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: From Scraps Comes the Perfect Steakburger

Fresh Eats: From Scraps Comes the Perfect Steakburger

We're a city of burgers: the homely, the grass-fed, the absurdly truffled. And while it's easy to put out a good-tasting burger if you've buried the thing under aioli, bacon, and onion jam, it's hard to do minimal well. For…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: A Morning Bun Better than Doughnuts

Fresh Eats: A Morning Bun Better than Doughnuts

One of San Francisco's best doughnuts has never seen the inside of a Fryolator. Okay, so the oven-baked morning bun ($3.50) at Pinkie's Bakery in SOMA isn't a doughnut, though it offers all the comforts of one: an all-over sanding…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Ice Cream Changes, Swensen's Stays the Same

Fresh Eats: Ice Cream Changes, Swensen's Stays the Same

Frozen in Time I was a kid growing up down the Peninsula, spending summers with my grandpa at the Bay Meadows racetrack, getting coached in how to bet a trifecta or where to find the three-fingered guy who seemed to…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats

Fresh Eats

The New Lumpia Lumpia Shanghai are the Pringles of the Filipino-American buffet table. No Filipino party would be complete without somebody's tita (auntie) having made hundreds of the pork-filled, deep fried mini spring rolls — so many that you eat…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats

Fresh Eats

The Rebel Within Know it or not, you're living through a golden age of San Francisco pastry. A generation of talented patissiers with the entrepreneurial urge is saying no to restaurant kitchens and working solo, in shops of their own…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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