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Dining, Eat Lunch From Underground: S.F.'s Hidden Yucatecan Pop-Ups

Lunch From Underground: S.F.'s Hidden Yucatecan Pop-Ups

A buzzer rings in an apartment of a three-story building in the Mission. A school-age boy with bedhead gets up from the living room couch to prop open the door. A minute later, Omar Mey, 32, who is from Ticul,…
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Dining, Eat Haltun Mayan Cuisine May Make Yucatecan Food a New S.F. Staple

Haltun Mayan Cuisine May Make Yucatecan Food a New S.F. Staple

Monday night has become pastry night at Haltun Mayan Cuisine, a 7-month-old Yucatecan restaurant in the Mission. Haltun recently began making Yucatecan pastries for special orders, then selling the extras to walk-in customers. When we arrived one Monday evening, there…
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Dining, SFoodie SFoodie's 92: Poc Chuc from Poc-Chuc

SFoodie's 92: Poc Chuc from Poc-Chuc

As a windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here, a different one each day. Tweet your own nominations ― extra points for pics…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Lake Tahoe</i>

Lake Tahoe

Coming down from the Saturday sugar rush of his 2006 comedy Duck Season, Mexican auteur Fernando Eimbcke’s lovely, Yucatán-set dramedy drifts by on a similar deadpan wave of static vignettes and lingering pauses that must be 10 months pregnant. Eimbcke’s…
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Dining, Eat It's Maya Pleasure

It's Maya Pleasure

While walking briskly down a squalid stretch of 16th Street, I catch the sprightly sign: "Mayan Cuisine with a Modern Touch." Oh, dear — not another pan-Latin fusion place? The contemporary decor seems to confirm the cynical observer's judgment. A…
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Dining, Eat Mexican Smackdown

Mexican Smackdown

All I wanted to do was give my friends Suvir and Charlie and their friend Abhimanyu a good dinner. Which, in this city stuffed full of gastronomic delights, you wouldn't think would be a problem. The last time we'd gotten…
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Dining, Eat Pig Heaven

Pig Heaven

During a recent trip to the East Coast, I spent hundreds of dollars in the pursuit of good meals, trying a catholic assortment of new, well-reviewed places, ranging from a tiny, cozy storefront offering eclectic seasonal cooking in Philadelphia to…
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Gentlemen, Light Your Grills As hot summer weather forces people from their kitchens to their outdoor barbecues ("Spare the Air" days or no), Reed Hearon's new cookbook, The Mexican Grill (timely published this month by Chronicle Books, $19.95 in an…
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