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Tamales Are Hot Now History in S.F. should include current times: Thanks for a fun article that's quite different from SF Weekly's normal articles . As an "old time" San Franciscan and…
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Dining, SFoodie Gustavo Arellano on San Francisco Tamales, Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs, Taco Bell, Part 2

Gustavo Arellano on San Francisco Tamales, Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs, Taco Bell, Part 2

According to this week's cover story, written by Gustavo Arellano, San Francisco played a surprising and key role in the spread of Mexican food across America. The story is an excerpt from Arellano's new book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food…
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Dining, SFoodie Before the Mission Burrito Came the San Francisco Tamale: An Interview with Gustavo Arellano, Part 1

Before the Mission Burrito Came the San Francisco Tamale: An Interview with Gustavo Arellano, Part 1

San Francisco has gotten used to thinking of itself as a remote outpost in the Mexican diaspora, since our lively but embattled Mexican American community is dwarfed by much larger ones in Los Angeles and the Southwest. But according to…
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Dining, SFoodie How Taco Bell, Now 50, Changed America

How Taco Bell, Now 50, Changed America

You may pledge allegiance to your favorite lonchera and swear that you'd never eat Taco Bell's new Doritos Locos Taco, but if your grandparents weren't born in Guerrero or Sinaloa, your love for la comida auténtica is due, in part, to Glen…
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Dining, SFoodie Where Did Crispy Tacos Come From?

Where Did Crispy Tacos Come From?

While researching this week's review of Tacko, the Nantucket-themed taco shop in the Marina, I started asking around to find out the history of the anglo taco. Now, Nick Fasanella's crispy tacos have far more complex, Mexican-inspired flavors than the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Salsa Cacao

Salsa Cacao

Warming pots of yellow, red, green, and of course, chocolate-colored sauce are arrayed on tables among bright, creative art-altars at Mole to Die For, an annual cooking contest. It's impossible to know how many sauces you'll find when you climb…
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