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Monday, September 14, 2015

Touch Our Junk: 7-Eleven’s Cheeseburger Hot Dog

Posted By on Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM

  • Ali Wunderman
A few years ago I had a brilliant epiphany worthy of a mad scientist — what if cheeseburgers were shaped like hot dogs, and hot dogs were shaped like cheeseburgers? I could barely conceive of the abject chaos that would ensue if somebody brought these blasphemies to life.

It turns out that 7-Eleven is that somebody. The multinational corporation famous for sensible products like the Slurpee and the 128-ounce Team Gulp decided to throw rationality to the wind and make half of this nightmare a reality with their Cheeseburger Bite, a 440-calorie ground-beef-and-cheese concoction shaped like a frankfurter and sheathed in a proper bun. The company refers to their devil sausage as “almost like all of your dreams coming true,” which is a very bold statement, 7-Eleven.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Beer Finder: Two Restaurants to Quench Your Thirst

Posted By on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM

  • Hog & Rocks/Instagram

For some, summer is beach dates and camping trips; for me, it is a season of increased beer cravings. There’s just something about languidly enjoying an ice-cold pint of the good stuff that makes it feel like summer. For my fellow beer lovers, here are two local restaurants have announced brew-based events that will make you very thirsty.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

DOSA Rolls Out Late-Night Happy Hour

Posted By on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM

  • DOSA

, which singlehandedly brought South Indian food to San Francisco’s attention, is now charting new territory with a late-night happy hour menu. From 9-11 p.m. on weeknights and 9 p.m. - midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, you can dig into Chennai chicken and vada pav vegetarian sliders with a fancy cocktail in your other hand. (Is this an acculturation or an assimilation? Who cares, it sounds rad.)

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

S.F. After 11: Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem

Posted By on Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 11:30 AM

  • Ali Wunderman

If you’re like me and often find yourself hankering for some late night food, but find the prospect of taking the last slim pickings from the shelf at 7-Eleven to be beyond depressing, then you might find yourself on a bar stool next to me at Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem.

Don’t let the verbose name intimidate you — it’s taken from The Muppets, which is hard not to love, even if Kermit and Miss Piggy have called it quits on their 40-year relationship.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Slightly Drunk Reviews: Taqueria Cancun

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 4:45 PM

  • Ali Wunderman

Like many San Franciscans, I sacrificed space for a good location when choosing a place to live. My closet-less one bedroom in the Castro is a tight squeeze, with all of its mighty 500 square feet. But the especially “cozy” thing about this place is that it shares a balcony with the unit next door.

Today was one of those days where the slight rise in temperature made adults everywhere grumpy about no longer having a summer vacation. Whether by telepathy or serendipity, my neighbor and I each chose to handle said grumpiness by drinking wine on our shared balcony. We watched the sun go down as the fog rolled in: It was a perfect San Francisco summer night.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tablehopper's App Finds Good Food After 11 p.m. in San Francisco

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Toyose is open until 1:30 a.m. - FLICKR/THROGERS
  • Flickr/throgers
  • Toyose is open until 1:30 a.m.

San Francisco has a poor reputation as somewhat of a ghost town when it comes to late night eating. But Tablehopper maven Marcia Gagliardi is challenging this notion with her new iPhone app, Tablehopper's Top Late Night Eats, which maps out nearly 100 places in town that are open after 11 p.m.

"As a night owl who likes to eat, drink, and dance late, I always try to uncover places with tasty late-night options -- I am not one to go to bed hungry," says Gagliardi. "I'm always asking my bartender and server and chef pals where they like to go.

"Sadly, we don't have a late-night scene with a lot of options for good higher-end food," she admits. "But we do have a bunch of pretty good and very affordable spots open late. And if you like Korean food, there are a bunch of options."

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

24-Hour Eateries Satisfy Post-Midnight Cravings

Posted By on Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM

  • Sparky's 24 Hours Diner
It's four in the morning and you're starving. Where should you go?

San Francisco eateries aren't very good at staying open into the wee hours, so we've compiled a list of places for you to go to in case the cupboard is bare when you want a midnight snack.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Late-Night Chicken-Waffle Sandwich Pops Up in Mission

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM

  • Soul Groove

It's a weekend night, and you've been drinking in the Mission for hours. Despite this, you feel an unusual sensation of emptiness. Is it your career? Did you forget to have children?

NO! You're just hungry. Whew.

You could have a burrito, the official late-night food of the Mission, but you want something less healthy.

The Soul Groove Chicken and Waffle Sandwich Pop-Up shop is for you.

The sandwich: boneless, bacon-wrapped chicken that is buttermilk-fried and served on maple waffles with a spicy maple barbecue sauce.

The location: The Corner restaurant on 18th at Mission.

The hours: 11 p.m.-3 a.m., Thursday to Saturday

The creators: Jason Fordley and Vincent Sacco, who just returned to San Francisco from New York, where they worked in marketing and bartending respectively.

The calories and nutritional content: You probably don't want to know. I know we don't.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Hand-Pulled Noodles We Didn't Get to Taste at San Dong House BBQ

Posted By on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 3:25 PM

San Dong House BBQ's pork dumplings: Great flavor. - LUIS CHONG
  • Luis Chong
  • San Dong House BBQ's pork dumplings: Great flavor.
We were strolling around the Inner Richmond area one night when we spotted a new Shandong cuisine restaurant and decided to check it out. San Dong House BBQ replaced Teo Korean ― the old exhaust hoods for the table grills still hang from the ceiling. House specialties here are hand-pulled Chinese noodles (la mian, $6.99) soups, handmade dumplings (sui jiao, $5.99-$6.99 per dozen), grilled skewers (chuan, $1.50-$3 each) and many offal dishes (mostly $7.99).

This piqued our interest, since there are only a handful of restaurants in the city that make hand-pulled Chinese noodles: San Tung, King of Noodles, San Wang, and Beijing Restaurant. Best of all, unlike the other places we mentioned, San Dong House makes the noodles in full view of customers, a great opportunity for anyone who's never seen this before.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Outside In 6: A Secret, After-Hours Street-Food Party

Posted By on Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 2:53 PM

  • Tamara Palmer
Soul Cocina's Roger Feely loves to shake up street food conventions with his Outside In parties. For the sixth installment, he's messing with time. Sure, you can get bacon-wrapped hot dogs and crêpes late at night, but Outside In 6 will add to that some Latin DJs, live music, something called pizza fritta (by PizzaHacker), Cuban sandwiches/medianoches, chilaquiles, cactus chips, and hot salsa from Soul Cocina, meals from Saucy Dumplings and Evil Jerk Cart, and more to be kept under wraps until just before the event. Even the Mission location is so far a secret.

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