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Dining, SFoodie Student Throwdown! Culinary Clash hits Luce this Sunday

Student Throwdown! Culinary Clash hits Luce this Sunday

May the best student-chef bag fame and (scholarship) fortune! That's the premise of an upcoming Culinary Clash happening this weekend at the Michelin-starred Luce at the Intercontinental SF. Local culinary students The Art Institute of California - San Francisco (Ai),…
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News, Matt Smith California Culinary Academy Settles Lawsuit With Students for Millions

California Culinary Academy Settles Lawsuit With Students for Millions

The lawyers wanted to prove Matt Foist was dumb. He recalls attorneys questioning him for hours about his decision to enroll in the California Culinary Academy, a for-profit school in Potrero Hill. "At the end of the day I just…
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Dining, SFoodie Kara's Cupcakes Now Recruiting at Colleges ― For Counter Staff

Kara's Cupcakes Now Recruiting at Colleges ― For Counter Staff

Kara's Cupcakes has a new strategy for hiring its "Retail Cupcake Ambassadors," i.e. counter staff. Rather than post job listings on Craigslist, the company's now sending representatives to recruit at local colleges. Kara's has developed relationships with the University of…
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Dining, SFoodie CUESA-CCA Farm-to-Student Mashups Open for Walk-Ins Only

CUESA-CCA Farm-to-Student Mashups Open for Walk-Ins Only

If you want to tuck into a farm-to-table lunch cooked by students from the California Culinary Academy, prepare to face the kind of crowds you have to battle on a typical weekend night at Nopa. Thursday's collaboration by CUESA and…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Squishable Feast

A Squishable Feast

Taxonomy is a bitch: Turns out a tomato isn't even a fruit. It’s a berry, a true berry, unlike a strawberry, which isn’t a berry at all but a compound fruit. Why? Because a true berry is made from a…
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Dining, Eat Celebrating the Seasons

Celebrating the Seasons

It is pleasant to be reminded, in these challenging times, that restaurants can be nourishing in more ways than just the obvious one. Several recent meals at the Mission Beach Cafe fed our souls in addition to our stomachs. I…
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Dining, SFoodie Carême 350: The Best, Most Complicated Deal of the Summer

Carême 350: The Best, Most Complicated Deal of the Summer

I've been known to utter the phrase "reasonably priced" in reference to a $90 four-course meal. It's not that I have any money, it's just that I have a firm grasp of the going rate. So when I call…
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News, The Snitch SF Weekly Writer Nominated for James Beard Award

SF Weekly Writer Nominated for James Beard Award

Our office foodies were so busy drooling over the many fine San Francisco restaurants and chefs nominated for James Beard awards that we forgot to mention something closer to home. Former staff writer Eliza Strickland has been nominated for…
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News, Sucka Free City

Vexatious Litigant Burton Wolfe Fighting Eviction After Threatening More Lawsuits

For years, self-described public-interest litigator Burton Wolfe has bragged that he was one of the few people to get off the state's so-called vexatious litigant list for self-represented plaintiffs who file frivolous lawsuits. Those who are put on the list…
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Dining, Eat

Students file class-action lawsuit against California Culinary Academy

Le Cordon Blah The peanut-butter-and-jelly-pizza class project was definitely a red flag. But for those who say they've been wronged by the California Culinary Academy, the alleged lack of skill demonstrated by some students who were allowed to pass through…
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News, Sucka Free City

Chefs' Surprise

Since our critical article came out about the California Culinary Academy ("Burnt Chefs," June 6), the school's administration has been dealing with a barrage of complaints from angry students and graduates. So last week, CCA President Ann Gibson held a…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

High Crimes She doesn't have balls!: I have often been critical of the assholes who write for the "Geekly." Finally, you've found a journalist with some real balls who writes readable, straight copy. Unfortunately, her name is Eliza Strickland. She…
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Dining, Eat Burnt Chefs

Burnt Chefs

In the Polk Street admissions office of the California Culinary Academy, oversized posters display pictures of three of the school's graduates. The three were named "Rising Star Chefs" by the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this year, and the school is…
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Dining, Side Dish

The Dining Depression

Denton Days Aren't Here Again Gone are the wild hook-up nights at Harry Denton's on Steuart Street, where the 6,000-square-foot dine-and-dance pickup joint once packed in the off-duty secretaries and suits. In its place is Ozumo, featuring contemporary Japanese cuisine,…
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Dining, Eat

Dish

Open ... The local restaurant business can be unsentimental and even brutal, but it also spins webs of continuity that can seem nearly like family ties. Example: the Moa Room, a restaurant opening April 23 in the storefront space at…
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Dish

Salt and Smoke Except for "cigar rooms," smoking in restaurants is pretty much a thing of the past -- and that includes kitchens. Chefs aren't forbidden to smoke; after all, "this is America," says Michael Kalanty, director of educational operations…
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Dish

In the Pink Is the day at hand when American restaurants can stop cooking pork until it's dry and lifeless -- not to mention less tasty than it could be? Not quite, but "we're working in that direction," says Herve…
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