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    Calendar, Night&Day Ho-Ho-Ho

    Ho-Ho-Ho

    It's the age-old question: What are Jews supposed to do on Christmas? And furthermore: What is fun that anyone can do on Christmas? Whether you're looking for an open restaurant or just trying to get out of listening to…
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    Dining, Eat Panchitas #2: Late-Night Lifesaver

    Panchitas #2: Late-Night Lifesaver

    It's 1 a.m. on Saturday. You stumble bleary-eyed out of the Mission's Elbo Room, seriously questioning your decisions of the previous five hours. As you contemplate whether that fourth gimlet was indeed necessary, one thing is clear: You need something…
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    Dining, Eat Little Green Cyclo: Seriously, Try the Tater Tots

    Little Green Cyclo: Seriously, Try the Tater Tots

    While exploring the food truck world, it becomes clear that there is a divide of expectations that make it tough for the vendors. On one side are people who demand big and cheap portions from the truck — the mobile…
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    Dining, Eat Zen Yai Thai: Off-Menu Boat Noodles Are Bloody Good

    Zen Yai Thai: Off-Menu Boat Noodles Are Bloody Good

    The menu at Zen Yai Thai Restaurant offers a host of noodles and curries with careful English translations, but few in the Little Saigon restaurant actually order off it. Recently, we walked in for a late lunch. A piece of…
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    Dining, Eat SFoodie's 50 Favorites: Saha's Vegan Kibbeh

    SFoodie's 50 Favorites: Saha's Vegan Kibbeh

    Though more than a third of the dishes on its menus include meat, Saha — Mohamed and Marmee Aboghanem's stylish restaurant, which serves what they call "Arabic fusion" food — has achieved cult status for devoting a big portion of…
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    Dining, Eat i-Skewers: Housemade Dumplings Are Skewers' Superior

    i-Skewers: Housemade Dumplings Are Skewers' Superior

    Standing across the street from i-Skewers, trying to decide whether you should even be going to a restaurant named i-Skewers, you'll probably notice a trio of hairnets peeking above the windowsill. Get closer — if only to get a look…
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    Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Working in Cafes: How Much Should You Buy?

    Fresh Eats: Working in Cafes: How Much Should You Buy?

    This week's etiquette question was voiced by L.T.: How often in an Internet cafe should you buy a new coffee/pastry while you use their Internet for hours and hours? L.T., as a restless writer who spends an awful lot of…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Treasure MAPP

    Treasure MAPP

    Lots of people randomly stumble across the Mission Arts & Performance Project. The not-quite-anarchy of this rangy bimonthly exhibit happens under their feet, in their cafe, or in the neighbor's garage, so people just notice it sproinging up around them.…
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    Calendar, Night&Day New Year's Eve Roller Disco Party

    New Year's Eve Roller Disco Party

    Disco on skates in the front room, New Wave dance floor in the back. What could be cooler? There's also a full bar so the chance of seeing someone eat it in full 1970s attire is high. The rink and…
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    Culture, ¡Ask A Mexican! The Best Mexican Restaurant in S.F.

    The Best Mexican Restaurant in S.F.

    Let's begin the new year with good: the winners of my contest asking ustedes to plug your favorite Mexican restaurant in 25 words or fewer! The Mexican does not vouch for the quality of this place, and if you don't…
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    Dining, Eat Muguboka offers homey Korean fare that goes beyond meat

    Muguboka offers homey Korean fare that goes beyond meat

    Most people, if they are at all familiar with Korean cooking, know two things: Meals are accompanied by an array of small dishes containing various pickled and fermented foods, known as banchan or panchan; and that the main course they…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Taking the Starch Out

    Taking the Starch Out

    Music collective Classical Revolution is a response to the stuffiness in the world of classical music, hence the name. Its members tend to be young, just out of conservatories, and/or people who don’t make their living via music. They perform…
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    Calendar, Night&Day MAPP Quest

    MAPP Quest

    The Mission Arts and Performance Project (MAPP) is a great example of what makes the Mission District so special. If you've never heard of it, perhaps you've seen it: Every two months, a group of curators takes over a series…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Foodie Drama

    Foodie Drama

    Four courses is too much, unless one of them is ... coffee? At "Theater You Can Eat," The People's Theatre company invades a Bolivian/raw food restaurant, and presents a slate of comedies about the effects of comestibles on human life.…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Tea for Two or More

    Tea for Two or More

    You wanna impress a child? Or even a teenager, maybe? Try the magic words: "three-tier presentation." The Holiday Tea features cucumber and watercress sandwiches, delicate scones, and pretty pastries at the top of the world. Having visited the hoteltop restaurant…
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    Dining, Social Grace

    Ban the BYOB

    Dear Social Grace, Please weigh in on the practice of asking adult party guests to bring party consumables, a practice that I'll admit to having strong (negative!) opinions about. I'm all for offering to bring food, beverages, or dessert, and…
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    Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

    Best Bar You Can Smoke In (Legally)

    Best Bar You Can Smoke In (Legally) See if you can follow the immaculate logic behind the smoking area at the Hemlock Tavern: It's a hipster bar; hipsters like to check each other out and smoke cigarettes; let's build a…
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    Dining, Social Grace

    For the Birds

    Dear Social Grace, I would like your opinion on a situation I recently found myself in. My boyfriend and I were having lunch in a waterfront restaurant. Only one other table was occupied. (My back was to this table.) My…
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    Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

    Best Mexican Pastries

    We've often picked out a bagful of nice-looking pastries in Mexican bakeries and been sadly disappointed when we got them home and they tasted like dust (or worse, margarine). Not so at Panaderia La Mexicana, where the window display of…
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    Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

    Best Little Theater That Could

    The Exit already manages the theater-bistro combination with an almost Parisian hospitality, but when the current expansion finishes this summer, it'll have three black box spaces of various sizes in its warren of rooms on Eddy Street, as well as…
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    Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

    Best New Addition

    If you've ever wondered how Delfina could get any better, revisit the place now. The remodel is finished, adding seats to the front and space in the back, as well as a wood-fired oven. The restaurant is both larger and…
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    Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

    Best Late-Night Steak

    It might be the cozy atmosphere. It may be the stylish customers. It could be the great staff. But, most likely, it's the late-night steak frites for two. The dish is still the best reason to visit Globe at the…
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    Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

    Best Place to Contemplate the Meaning of It All

    There's nothing like a mile-long, 500-trillion-ton oil tanker (we may be exaggerating) to make you feel like just a drop in the river of life. Throw in sweeping bay views, good food, and a few close friends, and you may…
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    Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

    Best Bakery

    At long last a harmonic convergence has occurred, and food critics and consumers alike in this city of opinions and picky predilections have come to an agreement: Boulangerie Bay Bread is the best bakery in town. Whether you need a…
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    Dining, Eat

    The Debauching of K --

    Despite our jaded age, I've always believed in the sanctity of weddings, those special occasions when two souls declare a love unrelenting and ask the heavens to smile down upon their union. I mean, it may only be a piece…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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