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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pay $2,000 to Dine With Michael Bauer. Or Just Give Me 50 Bucks.

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Taco socks! A dead give-away that these feet belong to a food writer. #anonymity - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • Taco socks! A dead give-away that these feet belong to a food writer. #anonymity is a company that markets unique experiences, mostly to Millennials with congenital cases of #FOMO. You probably have enough crap in your storage space already, right? Better to spend that hard-earned cash on activities you can later post to all your social media channels, feeding off the jealousy of your acquaintances the way a black hole sucks electromagnetic discharge from the nearest stars.

According to Eater, the company is selling two experiences with the Chronicle's venerable food critic, Michael Bauer. One is the opportunity to participate in a restaurant review, and the other is a $2,000 dinner to benefit Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard (although you still have to pick up the tab).

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Details on Daniel Patterson's Purchase of Alfred's Steakhouse

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 7:00 AM

  • Ali Wunderman
Alfred’s Steakhouse, we hardly knew ye.

Alfred’s has been a known entity in the world of high-quality dining for almost 100 years, but it seems even the restaurants with the deepest roots aren’t immune from the changes that come with time.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

We're Looking for New Contributors!

Posted By on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM

  • Uni at Omakase

Hello, SFoodie readers! We are looking for some new voices to broaden our coverage of the Bay Area's food-and-beverage scene. 

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Outside Lands Announces Food and Drink Lineup

Posted By on Thu, May 14, 2015 at 7:32 PM

Beers and Beats - BRAD JAPHE
  • Brad Japhe
  • Beers and Beats

In a glaring reminder that the imminent return of Outside Lands is far sooner than you realize, the annual summer festival in Golden Gate Park just released this year's food and drink lineup. You better come hungry.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Best Food Writing 2014 Lineup Announced, Several Bay Area Writers Included

Posted By on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Last week the SF-Marin Food Bank held its annual Hunger Challenge, an event in which the organization encourages local residents to live on $4.50 a day, or about the amount of money provided by SNAP (formerly known as food stamps).

I participated last year and was stuck by how difficult the challenge was — so much that I wrote an essay about the experience for SF Weekly that I'm happy to announce will appear in Best Food Writing 2014, edited by Holly Hughes.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Attention, College Students: SF Weekly Is Hiring Summer Interns

Posted By on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Calling all college students: Have you ever thought it would be fun to be a food writer or restaurant critic? It is! And SF Weekly will help you get your foot in the door and clips under your belt with a summer internship.

As an intern, you'll get to know the S.F. food scene through collecting info, interviewing chefs and food producers, and attending events. You'll also learn how to develop and pitch stories, work under tight deadlines, edit photos, and advance your writing skills -- all items written will be subject to feedback, editing, and rewrites.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SF Weekly Seeks Interns for Food Section and Blog

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Dear would-be food writers and critics: We want you.

SF Weekly is seeking an intern for its food section (Fresh Eats) and this very blog. As an intern, you'll get to know various sectors of the S.F. food scene through collecting info, interviewing chefs and food producers, attending events, and conversing with veteran journalists. You'll also learn our blogging platform and work on various sets of deadlines that will transfer to any publishing job.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

SF Weekly Seeks Freelance Food Writers

Posted By on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Dear food writers: We want you.

SF Weekly is looking for talented, motivated San Francisco-based writers to help cover the city's incredibly diverse food scene for this very blog, SFoodie. We will pay you money -- more like beer money than rent money, but still -- to eat and drink things around town, interview chefs, report on food news, write previews for events, review local products, and generally tell our readers what's worth knowing about in San Francisco food and what's not.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Meet Livefyre, Our Sleek New Commenting System

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM


Today, we here at SFoodie say goodbye to Disqus and hello to Livefyre, the new commenting system for this and all other SF Weekly blogs. Livefyre is pretty cool -- futuristic, even -- so we're excited for you to get acquainted. Here's a rundown of some key features:

Tag your friends on Facebook and Twitter directly through Livefyre to bring them into the conversation (a nifty feature for restaurant and happy hour planning, btw). Livefyre brings comment contributors together and makes our site feel more like a community.

Check out what your friends like on Voice Places and the stories they like on the site without logging into different accounts. We've integrated My Voice Nation and the commenting system so you only need one account to stay up on what's new at SFoodie.

Staying up to the minute has never been easier with real-time updates that let you chime right into the conversation. Email alerts for comment likes and replies, paired with mobile access, make commenting on the go effortless. You'll also be able to follow your favorite writers and topics throughout all Village Voice publications, so you don't have to sift through all the sites.

Don't have a Livefyre account already? Signing up with Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google, or your email below is a cinch. Your comments from our old system will automatically roll over into our new one in the next few hours.

Now that we've given you the low-down on Livefyre, be sure to let us know what's working and what's not in our brand new comments section. See you at the bottom of the page!

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