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Dining, SFoodie Closing of the Eagle Tavern Will Rip a Hole in the City's Cultural Fabric

Closing of the Eagle Tavern Will Rip a Hole in the City's Cultural Fabric

At our sister arts and culture blog the Exhibitionist, SF Weekly's Keith Bowers reflects on what the imminent closing of the Eagle Tavern ― slated for April 30, by an out-of-town landlord who apparently wants to open a very different…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Wall Street Journal</em> Reports on JapaCurry Story

Wall Street Journal Reports on JapaCurry Story

Oh, look: The Wall Street Journal noticed JapaCurry's struggle to find a parking spot Downtown. Tomorrow's online edition of the WSJ includes a story by Jim Carlton, who talks to restaurant owners in the FiDi and beyond. One owner is…
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Dining, SFoodie Why Was 'Urban Homesteading' Issued a Trademark in the First Place?

Why Was 'Urban Homesteading' Issued a Trademark in the First Place?

SFoodie's Sean Timberlake weighs in today at Punk Domestics on the fight over usage of "urban homesteading" and its variations. Timberlake explains: In October of last year, the Dervaes family, of Homestead in the City in Pasadena, ... acquired registered…
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Dining, SFoodie Is Banning Shark's Fin Racist?

Is Banning Shark's Fin Racist?

Today, the San Francisco Chronicle surveyed the battle emerging over a recently introduced state assembly bill proposing to ban the sale and import of shark's fin throughout California. The pro and con camps are defining it as a fight over…
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Dining, SFoodie Does This Faux Condom Dish Go Too Far?

Does This Faux Condom Dish Go Too Far?

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Faux dirt ― edible simulacra of garden humus ― has become fashionable in recent years, but this is ridiculous. At Identita' Golose, an Italian gastro congress unfolding in Milan, Hong Kong's self-styled "demon chef,"…
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Dining, SFoodie Even in San Francisco, Seafood Sustainability Is Suspect

Even in San Francisco, Seafood Sustainability Is Suspect

Today, San Francisco magazine published an amazing investigative piece by Erik Vance. Vance doesn't just accept local chefs' commitment to sourcing what they call "sustainable seafood" ― he checks up on their claims. There is a booming demand for…
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Dining, SFoodie Getting to the Bottom of Taco Bell's 'Taco Meat'

Getting to the Bottom of Taco Bell's 'Taco Meat'

Taco Bell's getting sued by a California woman pissed that the fast-food chain's beef products contain so little actual meat, they're guilty of false advertising. The L.A. Times explains: The class-action suit, which does not ask for money, objects to…
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Dining, SFoodie Is Umami Not All That?

Is Umami Not All That?

Today, meat-loving provocateur and Time columnist Josh Ozersky posted a piece on the magazine's website inspired by the nationwide expansion of Umami Burger. The L.A.-based chain is supposed to lard its burger meat with ingredients that boost its umami, a…
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Dining, SFoodie Heart of the City's Soul

Heart of the City's Soul

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. At The Rumpus, Artist Wendy MacNaughton offers a graphic window on what it takes to be a vendor at the Heart of the City farmers' market, one of the city's oldest. See more from…
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Dining, SFoodie Amuse Bouche Vendor Finds New Amusements

Amuse Bouche Vendor Finds New Amusements

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Plus ça change. In late 2009 the city's card-table street-food scene glowed under the lights of TV crews, and stopping the deportation of Amuse Bouche street vendor Murat Celebi-Ariner became the Mission's cause célèbre.…
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Dining, SFoodie Pledge for 2011: No More Food Excuses

Pledge for 2011: No More Food Excuses

Sure, we've all pretended to spill wine on an article of clothing, just to have an excuse to remove it at that crucial date moment. I used to call it my signature move: a little wine on the skirt and…
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Dining, SFoodie New Starbucks Logo Avoids Mentioning Coffee. Or Starbucks

New Starbucks Logo Avoids Mentioning Coffee. Or Starbucks

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Starbucks today unveiled its new logo, one that keeps the chesty, tiara'd mermaid grasping the double fins of her tail (the company calls her "the Siren") but dumps the company name along with the…
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Dining, SFoodie L.A. Food Truck Becomes Setting for Porn Flick

L.A. Food Truck Becomes Setting for Porn Flick

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. First it was banking ads, now it's porn. Blogs from HuffPo to L.A. Times' Daily Dish were all over yesterday's news about food trucks reaching an important cultural threshold: becoming a setting for adult…
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Dining, SFoodie Outing of <em>L.A. Times</em> Restaurant Critic Crosses the Line

Outing of L.A. Times Restaurant Critic Crosses the Line

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. The restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times is no longer anonymous. In an incident that's caroming around the Twitterverse like the latest from Ruth Bourdain, 16-year L.A. Times critic S. Irene Virbila was…
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Dining, SFoodie Does Happy Meal Case Against McDonald's Stand a McFlurry's Chance in Hell?

Does Happy Meal Case Against McDonald's Stand a McFlurry's Chance in Hell?

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. SF Weekly news blog editor Joe Eskenazi looks at the class-action lawsuit filed in Sacramento yesterday against McDonald's. You know, the one that accuses the company of destroying America's children, one Happy Meal toy…
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Latino Taco Trucks vs. Upscale Street Food ― the Two Americas

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. California Taco Trucks' Cyrus Farivar has been AWOL from his blog, but we're glad to say he's back ― and how. Farivar's posted a 15-minute film by University of Texas (and ex-Berkeley) grad…
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Dining, SFoodie We'd Totally Buy Lunch from a Truck Called 'Long Duk Dong Bao'

We'd Totally Buy Lunch from a Truck Called 'Long Duk Dong Bao'

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Baby-faced BaoHaus owner Eddie Huang shows up calmer on tape than he does on blog. Today the New York restaurateur tells The Feast's Tamara Palmer why it still rankles that Mobi Munch walked away…
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Dining, SFoodie Sure, 'Chairman Bao' Is Punny, But Who Gets the Credit?

Sure, 'Chairman Bao' Is Punny, But Who Gets the Credit?

Our favorite morsel from the Web. Mobile Cuisine Magazine is floating an online poll, for what it's calling the punniest food truck name. There are 10 nominees, culled coast to coast, including L.A.'s Grill Em All, Miami's Miso Hungry, and…
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Dining, SFoodie How We Ate and Drank in 2010

How We Ate and Drank in 2010

Our favorite morsel from the Web. The only thing dumber than most end-of-year food trend roundups are New Year predictions, micro-predicting things like the rise of lovage, Indonesian long pepper, or lamb burgers. But Allrecipes.com's 11-point list of what it…
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Dining, SFoodie R.I.P., Jollibee &#x2015; or Good Riddance

R.I.P., Jollibee ― or Good Riddance

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Live SoMa broke the news last week ― the Fourth Street branch of Jollibee was crispier than a two-day grain of rice on a woolly sweater. The Filipino fast-food chain closed Nov. 30, according…
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