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Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday Six: Seagull likes Indian food too much, General Mills releases first cereal since 2001

Posted By on Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 12:57 PM

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Plus Sacramento gets food trucks, and Spoonbar teaches mai tai classes in time for the warm weather.

The North Beach Festival is this weekend
Dust off those hand-talking skills, because everyone’s favorite Italian-American San Francisco neighborhood is hosting its annual open house on Saturday and Sunday. The Barbarossa Lounge (714 Montgomery) will even be hosting a 6 pm afterparty for anyone who likes cocktails, food, and live music.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Making a Neighborhood Cocktail: The Mission

Posted By on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM

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Now, I'm more into putting the first part of 'cocktail' into my mouth, but if I have to have an alcoholic beverage, I want it to be a metaphorical representation of my personal human experience. That’s why I’ve created this series, to investigate what the essence of San Francisco neighborhoods would look like in cocktail form.

Long has the Manhattan reigned supreme as the classic cocktail. The flavor evokes the elegance of the borough for which it’s named, demanding respect from anyone who drinks it. Though it’s a relatively uncomplicated mixture — whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters — it keeps Manhattan cemented in urban royalty, which is totally unfair considering how much higher San Francisco’s rent prices are.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Hanukkah in the Bay Area: a Festival of Bites

Posted By on Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Just ignore the Christmas trees and Kwanzaa cup until it's time for their holiday roundups - SMOKE'S POUTINERIE
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  • Just ignore the Christmas trees and Kwanzaa cup until it's time for their holiday roundups

Hanukkah starts on Christmas Eve next year, which is delightfully convenient to me as a Scandinavian Jew. This year, however, has Hanukkah beginning on Sunday, Dec. 6, so you better start planning your meals out now.

Fortunately for those of us who can’t make it out to Florida or New York to celebrate with our bubbes, a handful of San Francisco restaurants are making sure we can mask our guilt with traditional and innovative Jewish recipes.

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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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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Porcellino Pesto Brings Comfort Even for Vegetarians

Posted By on Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 7:38 AM

A lot has been written about comfort food lately on this blog. One thing that most people can dig – and dig into – in trying times is a big bowl of pasta. At Porcellino in Noe Valley, you can have the expected porky option: rigatoni with Incanto’s pork ragu (Incanto being the former, and more formal, iteration of this corner restaurant).

Pork is expected because, as the name implies, Porcellino loves every part of the pig. There are chicharrones to start, followed by salumi platters from chef/owner Chris Cosentino’s Boccalone Salumeria, and lard-fried potatoes and porchetta hoagies. A mural featuring salumi stretches along one wall. But even if you don’t share the same enthusiasm for pork, you can still eat very well at Porcellino.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Tony's New Calabrese And Quince Pizza Is A Scorcher

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM

The Calabrese and quince pizza comes with a heat index warning. - ALEX HOCHMAN
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  • The Calabrese and quince pizza comes with a heat index warning.
Tony Gemignani, owner of his eponymously named pizza temple, dropped by our table last weekend as we were midway through his newest creation, the Calabrese and quince pie. Noticing the sweat on our brows, he told us "I'm going to have the servers warn tables before ordering this." To quote the tween at our table, "No duh!"

It all looks innocent enough. The pie is given a whirl in a 900-degree wood-burning oven leaving the crust charred and chewy like an exemplary naan. Toppings include a thin layer of Monterey pepper jack, seemingly there more for texture than taste, and large chunks of Gemignani's exceptional, coarse house-made Calabrese sausage that's certainly hot but not in a tongue-searing manner.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Little Star Pizza Is Incognito in the South Bay

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM

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Little Star Pizza has opened a new South Bay shop, but few customers might realize this, since the one-week old Downtown Campbell restaurant is instead named Blue Line Pizza.

Little Star Pizza co-founder Brian Sadigursky has partnered with Angela Pace for this latest venture; their new business name is a homage to one of the train lines that run between O'Hare Airport and Downtown Chicago.

The menu features the same deep dish and thin crust pizzas that made Little Star famous in San Francisco, although the signature deep dish pizza has been rechristened Blue Line. Also on the menu are Little Star's spicy chicken wings (by the pound) and housemade NY-style cheesecake. The only menu differences we could notice was having more salads, a spicy beef meatballs appetizer, and panini during lunch.


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