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Dining, SFoodie Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival: Hot Fudge Sundaes, Crepes & Cupcakes

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival: Hot Fudge Sundaes, Crepes & Cupcakes

A weekend centered around chocolate returns with the 20th Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival September 12 and 13. Sweet treats abound, with sundaes, chocolate crepes, cupcakes, and more from 50 vendors. There’s also wine, music and chef demos (Delfina, Waterbar,…
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Dining, SFoodie Today Only: Cupcakes and Pink Unicorn Tees at Craftsman & Wolves Birthday

Today Only: Cupcakes and Pink Unicorn Tees at Craftsman & Wolves Birthday

The most desirable birthday parties always have cupcakes that uncannily disappear off the buffet table in a flash compared to (lame) baby carrots with dip. For a birthday party at one of Valencia's hottest properties, we'd expect nothing better than…
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Dining, SFoodie Farm to Cupcake, Bill Gates, and Salmonella is a'Brewing in Your Backyard

Farm to Cupcake, Bill Gates, and Salmonella is a'Brewing in Your Backyard

Don't you love when bazillionaires get behind a cause you like? Me too! So I'm pretty stoked that Bill Gates is all about changing factory farming. He's even promoting Hampton Creek Foods and their plant-based egg substitute. Here's a…
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Dining, SFoodie Food Truck Bite of the Week:  Tiramisu Cupcake at Cupkates

Food Truck Bite of the Week: Tiramisu Cupcake at Cupkates

Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Cupkates The Cuisine: Cupcakes! Specialty Items: Yes, cupcakes! Worth the Wait in Line? Fast moving lines, with items selling…
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Dining, SFoodie Get a Free Cupcake Today at New Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar

Get a Free Cupcake Today at New Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar

As we teased back in June, North Bay sweet shop Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar has had its sights set on expanding in San Francisco. The first S.F. store is open today (Aug. 22) near the busy corner of California…
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Dining, SFoodie Bespoke Cupcake Truck Wants to Roll by September

Bespoke Cupcake Truck Wants to Roll by September

Krystyl Baldwin has left the Silicon Valley startup world in order to launch a new dream of serving street food. Her idea is My Cupcake Truck, which would sell cupcakes with the icing amount controlled by the customer. "Not just…
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Dining, SFoodie What Our Love for Cupcakes (Still!) Says About Us

What Our Love for Cupcakes (Still!) Says About Us

The days when Samantha and Carrie were cooing over Magnolia Bakery's icing swirls seem so long ago -- like, 2000 -- and yet the cupcake trend will not die. Cupcake shops are still legion, and cupcake reality TV shows…
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Dining, SFoodie San Francisco's Top 10 Cupcake Spots

San Francisco's Top 10 Cupcake Spots

In a fickle landscape for food businesses, many cupcake shops have opened in recent years in San Francisco -- and, happily, they continue to stick around. While not every innovation regarding the dessert has worked out in practice (cupcake…
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Dining, SFoodie Eat All the Cupcakes at S.F.'s Cupcake Challenge

Eat All the Cupcakes at S.F.'s Cupcake Challenge

What: S.F. Cupcake Challenge Where: Mezzanine When: Sun., January 14, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $40 The rundown: Cupcakes are here to stay and you can either get on board or... move to the moon? Because pretty much every inch of Earth's…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Do This Weekend, June 10-12

What to Do This Weekend, June 10-12

Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. Fri., June 10 Friday Food Pod Launches Oakland Technical High School, Broadway (at 45th St.), 5:30-8:30 p.m. A weekly food pod called Bites on Broadway will set up Friday nights on the plaza,…
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Dining, SFoodie This Saturday: It's a Motherflipping Cupcake-Off

This Saturday: It's a Motherflipping Cupcake-Off

Vegan Cupcake Bake-Off Where: Rock Paper Scissors Collective When: Saturday, June 11, 2-5 p.m. Cost: $5 The rundown: It's a motherfucking walk-off. No, it's not, it's a motherflipping cupcake-off but I've always wanted to link to that since it's my…
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Dining, SFoodie Drinking. And Eating Cupcakes

Drinking. And Eating Cupcakes

Cupcakes, Cocktails, and Crafts Where: Space Gallery, 1141 Polk (at Hemlock), 377-3325 When: Sat., Mar. 26 ― class from 7:30-9 p.m.; market from 9 p.m.-midnight Cost: Class, $13/$20 with drink tickets; market, free The rundown: It's like a Cathy comic…
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Dining, SFoodie Sunday's Cupcake Challenge Was an Orgy of Hoarding

Sunday's Cupcake Challenge Was an Orgy of Hoarding

Sunday's Bay Area Cupcake Challenge was supposed to be a competition. Turns out it was an exercise in hoarding by excited patrons who paid $40 to spend a few hours at Mezzanine. Events like this usually offer plates for sampling,…
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Dining, SFoodie Mission Minis Throws Itself a Party

Mission Minis Throws Itself a Party

Mission Minis One-Year Anniversary Party Where: Mission Minis, 3168 22nd St. (at Capp), 378-7827 When: Sat., Feb. 12, 6 p.m. The rundown: A year or so ago, we wondered how long cupcakes would continue to be big. Brandon Arnovick responded…
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Dining, SFoodie CupKates Dispenses Sweetness Near City Hall

CupKates Dispenses Sweetness Near City Hall

Double chocolate was the first to sell out by 12:50 p.m. today at Off the Grid: Civic…
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Dining, SFoodie How S.F. Fared on Last Night's <em>Cupcake Wars</em>

How S.F. Fared on Last Night's Cupcake Wars

Having to watch Cupcake Wars made me roll my eyes as much as when my date last night said that he was noticing that cupcakes were a big deal. Ugh, please: That is so 2000 and late. The trend is…
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Dining, SFoodie Can Whoopee Pies Knock Cupcakes Off Their Throne?

Can Whoopee Pies Knock Cupcakes Off Their Throne?

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Talk of trends can be the invention of food writers desperate to fill a filing quota, wishful thinking, or canny prescience. Stancy Finz wrote a Chronicle Food feature back in June, and while publication…
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Dining, SFoodie Baker and Banker Bakery's Focaccia Pizza

Baker and Banker Bakery's Focaccia Pizza

Friday, August 13, 2010 Focaccia pizza: You brace for something dense or dry, seeping oil, capped with rubbery cheese. Not at the hands of Lori Baker. At Baker and Banker Bakery ― the restaurant's two-week-old pastry shop annex ― focaccia…
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Music, All Shook Down All Shook Down Festival: More Crowds, Even More Cupcakes

All Shook Down Festival: More Crowds, Even More Cupcakes

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Dining, SFoodie There <em>Is</em> Such a Thing as a Bad Cupcake

There Is Such a Thing as a Bad Cupcake

Being in Cow Hollow on a weekend evening, and being lured into American Cupcake by the house version of the Ghostbusters theme (really?), and being of almost sane mind and almost sated body, SFoodie found ourselves perusing the bakery's glass…
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