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Friday, May 6, 2016

Hungry Like the Wolves: The Den Hits the Bayview

Posted By on Fri, May 6, 2016 at 12:00 PM

PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
Bayview-Hunters Point remains in an early enough phase of gentrification that there is still plenty of opportunity for hearts to break over and over. Lennar Urban’s 12,000-unit development The Shipyard is gradually filling the neighborhood with new residents, and a Starbucks — the Bayview’s first — is expected to go into 3801 Third Street sometime in the months to come.

In the meantime, Valencia Street’s award-winning patisserie Craftsman and Wolves — hot off an expansion to Pacific Heights — has dedicated one corner of its Bayview commissary space located a block away from Third Street to The Den, a small retail location that sells chef (and Quince alum) William Werner’s high-end baked goods to residents who can afford them.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Speakeasy Brewing Celebrates 15 Years

Posted By on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Speakeasy Brewing has always drawn its inspiration from the Prohibition era, when gangsters and bootleggers laid low in their favorite blind pig establishment with a pint of contraband. At this weekend's 15th Anniversary party, however, you don't have to be Al Capone or Lucky Luciano to get through the door. In fact, you can simply reserve a free ticket from Eventbrite.

For $3 a pop, you can try special Speakeasy brews including a 15th Anniversary Triple IPA, a wet-hopped version of Big Daddy IPA, Scarlett Red Rye, and Butchertown Black. They'll also have live music blaring through the brewery and an arsenal of food trucks including Southern Sandwich, All Good Pizza, La Laguna Taqueria, Ritual Roasters, Kasa Indian Eatery and more. The brewery also promises "rad surprises," which could mean anything from a magician to a bookmobile. But, we're thinking it probably involves beer.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Radio Africa Lures in Locals with New Lunch Menu

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 8:30 AM

CAMILA MCHUGH
  • Camila McHugh


Eskender Aseged of Radio Africa and Kitchen has been thrilled with the critical acclaim his restaurant has received as San Franciscans trek to the Bayview, which has not often been a foodie destination. He is even more excited, however, to see members of the neighborhood, many of whom were initially suspicious of Radio Africa, coming in to try his food. African culture has a strong presence on 3rd street, and Aseged hopes to become an alternative and modern extension of that. 


Even more important to this well traveled, Ethiopian-born chef than the African inspiration behind his cuisine is his commitment to simple and accessible food. Though Bayview is no longer a food desert, as a handful of grocery stores have been opened in the past few years, Aseged wants to serve something lighter with quality ingredients and minimum handling.
 
This dedication to simplicity is certainly working in Aseged's favor. On a recent visit to sample the new lunch menu, I found myself marveling at how the ingredients complement each other, making each bite potent with flavor.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

All Good Pizza Offers Healthier Options To Bayview

Posted By on Tue, May 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Open for business from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday through Friday - ERIKA MALDONADO
  • Erika Maldonado
  • Open for business from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday through Friday
With "a little bit of Iowa, a little bit of Lousiana and a whole lot of Bayview," Kristin Houk and Matt Trahan's latest mobile food spot, All Good Pizza is bringing healthy food options to the neighborhood.

Pizza, paninis and salads are made with organic produce, herbs grown on the lot and hot links from San Francisco's Evergood Sausage Company. Houk, originally from Iowa, and Trahan, from Lousiana, live two blocks away from the mobile food facility and wanted to provide healthier food options for their neighborhood.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Number 18: Auntie April's Fried Catfish

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Auntie April's fried catfish. - JONATHAN KAUFFMAN
  • Jonathan Kauffman
  • Auntie April's fried catfish.

SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition


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The subtitle to April Spears' Bayview restaurant is "Chicken & Waffles," but her signature dish is overshadowed by "Grandad's Fisher's catfish." If it seems like the easiest thing in the world to fry catfish properly, then you haven't done it recently. Batter's a reliable safety net, keeping the fish inside moist and steamy while the exterior gets crisp, but Auntie April's cooks simply roll catfish filets in spiced cornmeal, which means they have to stand over the fryer until the fish is cooked just so.

Which it is: The cornmeal fries up into a sandpapery, saffron-colored shell that refuses to soak up oil. The grains crackle and whisper when you bite into the fish, almost more of an illusion of crispness than a crunchy coating. And it's thin enough so that you don't taste the corn, you taste the fish underneath, barely opaque, with its sweet, freshwater flavor. (No taint of

moss and mud here.) The restaurant makes its own chile-infused vinegar, paler and more delicate than Tabasco, and you may find yourself painting the fish brighter and brighter shades of orange as you eat. If you want to eat the catfish with a waffle, they'd probably oblige, but greens and mac and cheese are fine enough for us.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Number 22: Pupusas at Cafe and Restaurant Montecristo

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Pupusas revueltas with rice and beans from Montecristo. - JONATHAN KAUFFMAN
  • Jonathan Kauffman
  • Pupusas revueltas with rice and beans from Montecristo.

SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition


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Just a few streets down from McLaren Park, on a stretch of Geneva that takes you from San Francisco to Daly City and then Brisbane in a matter of blocks, is Cafe and Restaurant Montecristo, whose exterior is draped in Christmas lights and whose interior is clean and sparse. The television is always on -- telenovelas, a soccer game -- and the staff occupy the place as if it's their home, stopping by tables to visit for a few minutes or gathering around a table to share a snack.

The informality is not a measure of quality: The restaurant's Salvadoran food is some of the best in the city. Montecristo's pupusas are patted out with the surest of hands, forming the masa exterior as thin as a few millimeters at its center. The pork, beans, and cheese inside, spread all the way to the edges, are blended so thoroughly that, by the time the griddled corn cake is blistery and a little crusty, they alloy into an oozy, meaty mass.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Dishcrawl Presents A Sumptious Saunter Through Bayview

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM

An item you just might eat on this Bayview Dishcrawl
  • An item you just might eat on this Bayview Dishcrawl

What: A secretive stumble through the culinary delights of Bayview put on by purveyors of fine food walks, Dishcrawl SF.

Where: A bevy of eateries in the Bayview neighborhood.

When: Tuesday, April 24th, 6:30pm

Cost: 29 dollars for eats at four restaurants and an introductory cocktail hour hosted by 5800 Third.

The Rundown: Even two years ago,the  restaurant savvy steered clear of the Bayview. Today, though,  this sprawling patch of San Francisco is home to many undiscovered culinary gems. Dishcrawl is hoping to expand S.F.'s minds, and tum-tums, by hosting a gastronomic meander through the still slightly tough streets of Bayview. Participants will stumble between four different restaurants, sampling each's signature dish, with the added bonus of meet-and-greets with owners and chefs alike. Exact specifics are being kept under wraps for now, but keep an eye on Dishcrawl's Twitter feed (@DishcrawlSF) for  hints. For those curious about the event but worried about diet restrictions, make sure to shoot an email to the Dishcrawl crew and let them know your concerns.

                                                   Noah Sanders tweets at @sandersnoah.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pralines by Yvonne: A Taste of the South in the Bayview

Posted By on Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 8:00 AM

By Tamara Palmer

Longtime Bayview resident Yvonne Hines opened her shop Pralines By Yvonne in 2006, but has been in the business of baking since 2002. Her booth at the recent Bernal Heights Street Fair tipped off Suzy's taste buds. My oldest friend and a Bay Area native visiting from SoCal, Suzy told me in no uncertain terms that I needed to taste Hines' cookies and pies as soon as possible—and also that she was considering making the 40-mile round trip drive to get more cookies before she left.

Needless to say, I was intrigued enough to take a foodventure across town.

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