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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sustainable Seafood is Easy with Real Good Fish

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Channel Island Ridgeback prawn ceviche - ALI WUNDERMAN
  • Ali Wunderman
  • Channel Island Ridgeback prawn ceviche
When Sir Francis Drake first laid his eyes upon the San Francisco Bay, he was rumored to have remarked that it was so clear, he could see straight down to the bottom.

The opacity of our beloved body of water may have changed since then, but believe it or not, the life inside of it has continued to flourish. This ranges from edible life like nori seaweed, anchovies, and shrimp, to sightseeing wonders like great white sharks, humpback whales, and other marine mammals.

As the disconnect between urban eaters and agriculture grows, issues like overfishing become the standard, and go unnoticed by the layperson. In general, San Francisco may be more aware of these sorts of things than most cities, but there remains a tremendous amount of effort that needs to take place in order to staunch and then reverse the damage done to our oceans.

Real Good Fish is a community supported fishery with pick-up sites throughout Northern California, including Sausalito, and they're working to do exactly that. That's why they and Davey Jones Deli partnered with the crew of the Freda B to host a sustainable seafood sailing trip around the Bay over Memorial Day Weekend, which I had the chance to attend (along with about 20 others).

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Hangar 1 Releases Fog Point, a Vodka Made with Fog Water

Posted By on Fri, May 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM

  • Hangar 1 Vodka
Have you ever stuck your head outside on an especially foggy day and tried to suck the moisture from the air? No one else? Just me, then?

Well, even those not as intimately familiar with San Francisco’s characteristic fog (sometimes referred to as Karl) as I will be intrigued by the latest concoction of the Bay Area’s own Hangar 1 Vodka.

Today Hangar 1 revealed that after years of collaboration with Canada’s non-profit, FogQuest, they have made a fog-based vodka available on the market, called Fog Point.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Five Places for a San Francisco Staycation

Posted By on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 11:30 AM

  • Hotel Zelos

If you can get past the portmanteau “staycation,” taking a mini-vacation in San Francisco can actually be pretty fun. We may silently chide tourists for congregating around Fisherman’s Wharf, buying last minute Alcatraz sweatshirts as the  fog rolls in, and blatantly saying “San Fran” without any hint of shame, but playing tourist in San Francisco can reveal a side of the city normally reserved for visitors. Below are some key places to stay if you’re looking for a getaway that requires neither a car nor a plane.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Get Your Kink on at The Armory Club

Posted By on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 2:00 AM

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San Francisco has always been a safe haven for enthusiasts of every variety, which is why it’s no surprise that the freaky-deaky chose our very own Armory to film some freaky-deaky porn. (No judgment here, shit is hot).

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Sosu Brings San Francisco Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sriracha

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 11:45 AM


To any grown adult with respectable taste buds, Sriracha hot sauce, and finely-aged whiskey are high on the list of life's finest flavors. So for the two to collide into one mouth-watering mashup seems beyond sensible, but inevitable. Yet it wasn't until Bay Area sauce maker, Sosu recently released its Barrel-Aged Sriracha that such a product finally arrived on shelves. What pours out of the jar is as delightful as you'd expect. The only puzzling part of all this was why it took so long to get into my life. 

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Know Your Farmer: Poli Yerena, at Heart of the City Farmers Market

Posted By on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:55 PM


: Poli Yerena

Farm location: Watsonville

What time he woke up this morning: 3:15

Six days a week, Apolinar (“Poli”) Yerena and his wife drive from their 22-acre, certified organic farm in Watsonville, making deliveries on their way to their stand at the Ferry Building Farmers Market or Heart of the City, in Civic Center. Today, they arrived at 8 a.m., after making four or five deliveries en route. The drive home is much tougher, though.

“We go back, it takes three hours because of the traffic. We’re done at 11 p.m., every day,” Yerena told SF Weekly.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Mission Burrito Lands in Thailand

Posted By on Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 1:42 PM

A piece of the Mission in Bangkok. - LA MONITA/FACEBOOK

Occasionally you hear about lonely S.F. expats trying to recreate the most awesome burrito in the world — we've heard about purveyors as close as New York and as far as Singapore. Now Capp Street Crap has a new interview with the owners of La Monita, former S.F. residents who have opened a MIssion burrito purveyor (and food truck!) in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

More Chances to Eat Your Fill of Steamed Dungeness Crab

Posted By on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Dungeness crab season has been here for a couple weeks and if you haven't eaten some sweet crustacean by now, you're losing the right to call yourself a San Franciscan. Stores where you can buy  fresh crabs abound, but if you don't want to cook them yourself, there are a few crab feeds in the coming weeks that might interest you.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

OMG It's Crab Season: Two Great Deals to Get You Started Off Right

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM


You guys Dungeness crab season is here and everyone is losing their collective mind. There are a bunch of restaurants around the Bay Area selling whole or half crabs — Eater has a great map of all of  'em, and we cannot recommend enough the cold steamed crab at Swan Oyster Depot and the wood-roasted crab at Camino in Oakland. Only thing is, eating whole crabs in restaurants can get a little pricey. Here are a few deals to help set the tone for the rest of your crustacean-eating season.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Where to Get Nashville Hot Chicken in San Francisco

Posted By on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM

The chicken of the week at Uncle Brother's is occasionally hot chicken. - THE DAPPER DINER
  • The Dapper Diner
  • The chicken of the week at Uncle Brother's is occasionally hot chicken.

On a recent trip to Nashville, I jokingly checked in at famous hot chicken emporium Hattie B’s with a Twitter post commenting on how the city really loves their buffalo chicken. Nashvillians were quick to let me know that their beloved fried poultry was nothing like spicy buffalo chicken wings. Luckily, it didn’t escalate to death threats, a challenge to a pistol duel, or a country song sing-off, though it probably could have.

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