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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday Nine: Basalt and The Den Open, Mister Jiu's Sets a Date

Tuesday Nine: Basalt and The Den Open, Mister Jiu's Sets a Date

Basalt Opened in Napa Last Evening Town Hall alum Esteban…
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Dining, SFoodie Belcampo Meat Co. Launches Meat Camp

Belcampo Meat Co. Launches Meat Camp

If memories of awkward pre-teen angst and gnarly, grey food on a cafeteria tray are what you remember from camp, the ability to trek to Meat  Camps offers an adult chance to at least eat better. Picture grilling over…
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Dining, SFoodie Q&A with Esquire's Josh Ozersky, For Meatopia Pebble Beach

Q&A with Esquire's Josh Ozersky, For Meatopia Pebble Beach

Tomorrow marks the first Friday since the end of Lent. For most San Franciscans, that means nothing, because we’re atheistic heathens, despite the connection to a friar from Assisi. But for the Catholics out there, it means you…
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Dining, SFoodie Talking <em>In the Charcuterie</em> With Fatted Calf's Toponia Miller & Taylor Boetticher

Talking In the Charcuterie With Fatted Calf's Toponia Miller & Taylor Boetticher

In the Charcuterie (Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.) is a book that is as beautiful as it is detailed: 125 recipes with step-by-step tips on how exactly to make and cure sausage, salumi, stuffed roasts,…
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Dining, SFoodie Fatted Calf Has Last-Minute Meat (That's Better Than It Sounds)

Fatted Calf Has Last-Minute Meat (That's Better Than It Sounds)

All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. Even after two years of business in San Francisco, Fatted Calf Charcuterie (which began in Napa) still flies under the radar of some…
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Dining, SFoodie Bare Bones BBQ Competition Coming to Meatopia This Weekend

Bare Bones BBQ Competition Coming to Meatopia This Weekend

Carnivores, start your appetites: Meatopia is coming this weekend as part of the Eat Real Festival. For the uninitiated, Meatopia is food writer Josh Ozersky's massive festival dedicated to all things meat, and it has been held exclusively in NYC…
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Dining, SFoodie Monstrous Burgers Move Into the Fillmore

Monstrous Burgers Move Into the Fillmore

San Francisco has a reputation for being a land of vegetarians. Lies, all of it. This is a city for meat-eaters, and burgermania has swept the burg, from Umami Burger to Super Duper to Roam, which just opened its second…
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Dining, SFoodie Watch A16 Chef Chris Thompson Break Down a Whole Pig in Our New Video

Watch A16 Chef Chris Thompson Break Down a Whole Pig in Our New Video

A few weeks ago frequent SFoodie contributor Tamara Palmer wrote a story about the impressive pig butchery show she inadvertently witnessed during lunch at the counter at A16. It's a regular Wednesday occurrence around 11:30 a.m. when the meat is…
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Dining, SFoodie The Ethicist's Challenge: Explain to Us Why We Should Eat Meat

The Ethicist's Challenge: Explain to Us Why We Should Eat Meat

​This weekend, Ariel Kaminer, author of the New York Times magazine's "Ethicist" column, announced one of the most interesting essay contests SFoodie has seen. "In recent years, vegetarians -- and to an even greater degree vegans, their hard-core inner circle…
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Dining, SFoodie One in Four Packages of Meat Is Contaminated With Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs

One in Four Packages of Meat Is Contaminated With Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs

Mark Bittman, who has segued from being the New York Times' alpha recipe writer to being its alpha food-politics writer, ran a blistering opinion piece this week on the FDA's failure to check antibiotic use on farms. So many farmers…
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Dining, SFoodie "Everything Wants to Live": Hank Shaw on Hunting Animals for Food

"Everything Wants to Live": Hank Shaw on Hunting Animals for Food

"I have been dealing a lot of death these days," writes Hank Shaw, author of the blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook and the recently published Hunt, Gather, Cook. "I've hunted five of the past eight days, and have killed birds…
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Dining, SFoodie Meat and Greet: The Local Butcher Shop

Meat and Greet: The Local Butcher Shop

By Katie Fleeman Many conversations in the foodie world involve the V word: vegetarianism. It comes with a number of arguments: it's more sustainable, it's healthier, and how could you possibly eat another living thing? The folks over at the…
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Dining, SFoodie Former Vegan and Vegetarian Write the Book on Sustainable Meat

Former Vegan and Vegetarian Write the Book on Sustainable Meat

Where and When: Omnivore Books Aug. 10, 6-7 p.m.; 4505 Meats Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-noon; Cavallo Point Aug 11. 1-4 p.m. Cost: Reading and Signings free, Cooking Class at Cavallo Point $125 The Rundown: It has been a meaty year…
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Dining, SFoodie Pork Can Now Officially Be Pink, A Taste of Seesaw's Smorrebrod

Pork Can Now Officially Be Pink, A Taste of Seesaw's Smorrebrod

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Pink Pork. The big news of the day is that the USDA has just lowered its recommended serving temperature for whole…
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Dining, SFoodie Friday at Pot + Pantry: Meat for Meat's Sake

Friday at Pot + Pantry: Meat for Meat's Sake

"Meat Market" Art Opening Where: Pot + Pantry, 3412 22nd St. (at Guerrero), 206-1134 When: Fri., May 6, 6-9 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Attorney turned artist Alyson Thomas has a food thing. If her custom work for breweries, pizzerias,…
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Dining, SFoodie Why Small Slaughterhouses Matter, Why I Should Have Eaten at Sunset Deli 10 Years Ago

Why Small Slaughterhouses Matter, Why I Should Have Eaten at Sunset Deli 10 Years Ago

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. The good meat. Last week, the Bay Citizen ran a good piece about the lack of small, local slaughterhouses to serve…
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Dining, SFoodie Getting Meat into Cocktails is Tricky but Doable

Getting Meat into Cocktails is Tricky but Doable

There have been a few constants in humanity's aspirations: finding out if we're all alone in the universe, immortality, and successfully getting meat to work in a cocktail. The latter is remarkably delicate work. Go too far in the…
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Dining, SFoodie The Improbable Goodness of Incanto's Chocolate-Nduja Ice Cream

The Improbable Goodness of Incanto's Chocolate-Nduja Ice Cream

Our refrigerator is rarely without nduja, Boccalone's spicy spreadable salame. When preparing a meal, we've often asked ourselves, "Would this dish be better with nduja?" The answer has so far always been a resounding yes, but we never thought of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Sensory Feast" Wants to Eat You

"Sensory Feast" Wants to Eat You

San Franciscans are obsessed with food. We track our street-eat faves on Twitter, endure horrendous lines to try out hot new restaurants as soon as they open, and gossip about local chef comings and goings. Maybe it's because food is…
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News, The Snitch Man Suffers Heart Attack While Shoplifting Meat

Man Suffers Heart Attack While Shoplifting Meat

A man caught stealing meat from a grocery store, apparently didn't have the heart to carry through with the crime. At about 9:20 a.m. on Jan. 13, police were called to a grocery store on the 4900 block of Mission…
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