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    Dining, SFoodie Let's Get Cracking

    Let's Get Cracking

    Celebrity Crab Cracking Festival Where: Union Square When: Sat., Feb. 26, noon-3 p.m. Cost: Food and beverage tasting tickets $5 each or 6 for $25 The rundown: Round up your out-of-town relatives, grab your oversized digital camera, and put your…
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    Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

    Best Resurrection

    When we left Sears Fine Food one morning without breakfasting there, depressed by its harsh fluorescent lighting, shabby, stained, gray industrial carpeting, and sticky plastic tablecloths, we feared it was on its last legs. But the venerable San Francisco…
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    Best Waffles

    Sears, which turns 62 this year, is famous for a number of things -- its preserved-in-aspic coffee shop milieu, its (apocryphal?) Cadillac waiting room -- but mostly it's famous for its tiny, light-as-air Swedish pancakes. We can take pancakes or…
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    Dining, Eat Champion of Breakfasts

    Champion of Breakfasts

    Did you see Ric Burns' documentary on New York a couple of weeks ago on PBS? It had a nice way of serving up basic yet little-known facts about its subject's history with a storyteller's sense of rhythm so that…
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    Squarely in Place

    "Nobody goes to Union Square anymore," I've been informed. "It's full of tourists." Oh. Once again, I'm out of step. Even though I live closer to Stonestown, I wouldn't dream of going anywhere but Union Square for a department-store fix.…
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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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