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Dining, SFoodie The Dancing Pig: The Joy of Ribs Hits the Castro

The Dancing Pig: The Joy of Ribs Hits the Castro

Alex HochmanThe St. Louis style pork ribs alone are worth a visit.​Open barely a week, the Castro's Dancing Pig BBQ already has a mostly neighborhood crowd happily piling in, ordering up beers, cocktails, and -- as only San Franciscans can…
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Dining, SFoodie Hot Food for Cold Nights: Ken Ken Ramen's Delightful Vegan Ramen

Hot Food for Cold Nights: Ken Ken Ramen's Delightful Vegan Ramen

Ramen has come up on the culinary scene more and more lately, and worldly food-loving San Franciscans couldn't be more happy about it. Don't believe me? Check out expert ramen aficionado Luis Chong's Ramen Week right here on SFoodie. We're…
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Dining, SFoodie Prime Dip's Gourmet Sandwiches Are Anything but Gourmet -- and That's a Good Thing

Prime Dip's Gourmet Sandwiches Are Anything but Gourmet -- and That's a Good Thing

Just a few steps down Larkin street from the always-packed lunchtime institution Saigon Sandwich, Prime Dip Gourmet Sandwiches quietly goes about its business creating straightforward, French dip style behemoths. Crackly rolls, supplied by neighbor Lee's Deli, are built to…
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Dining, SFoodie Cathead's BBQ: Smoky Brisket and Stellar Sides

Cathead's BBQ: Smoky Brisket and Stellar Sides

After three weeks in action as a brick-and-mortar operation, former pop-up favorite Cathead's BBQ is settling nicely into the old Big Nate's space. Shortly after an inaugural visit, SFoodie was magnetically drawn back, with nothing but brisket on…
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Dining, SFoodie Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden in Alameda is a Reason to Cross Two Bridges

Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden in Alameda is a Reason to Cross Two Bridges

Although Alameda is almost literally smack dab in the middle of the San Francisco Bay Area, it's always been somewhat of a culinary wasteland*. However, lately there's a sea of promising restaurants opening, and some of the old classics are…
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Dining, SFoodie Boba Guys Bring Their Giant Balls to the Mission

Boba Guys Bring Their Giant Balls to the Mission

Actually, giant boobs might be more correct, as that's what boba is slang for. The Boba Guys, Bin Chen and Andrew Chau, have been chronicling their milk tea start-up over at Good.We stumbled upon them in search of noodles at…
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Dining, SFoodie Burger Urge Does Serve a Filling Burger

Burger Urge Does Serve a Filling Burger

A few weeks ago, the wooden chrysalis surrounding a former tattoo parlor on Haight and Clayton came down, and Jack Mogannam and Sam Sirhed's Burger Urge erupted, all neon and windows The owners spent months refitting the floors with hardwood slats,…
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Dining, SFoodie Potala Organic in Albany Is Hearty, Simple, Healthy Vegetarian Food

Potala Organic in Albany Is Hearty, Simple, Healthy Vegetarian Food

There's a new, extremely healthy, veg restaurant in the East Bay with roots going back over 15 years to the old Organic Cafe in Oakland. A macrobiotic institution in Oakland, the Organic Cafe changed names to Manzanita and then to…
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Dining, SFoodie Eat Here: Thai IDEA Vegetarian Dishes Superior Thai Tastiness

Eat Here: Thai IDEA Vegetarian Dishes Superior Thai Tastiness

Thai IDEA Vegetarian is a brand-new restaurant on Polk. It's adorably tiny, and feels really new and clean. Which it is. Which is nice, considering you'll most likely have to step over a paramedic resuscitating someone's grandma or Nick Nolte's…
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Dining, SFoodie Walgreens Fresh Eats Spread Across San Francisco. Are They Worth Eating?

Walgreens Fresh Eats Spread Across San Francisco. Are They Worth Eating?

The renovations began rolling out in May: Dozens of Walgreens stores across San Francisco ripped out their one-hour photo processing desks -- no longer needed in the age of digital cameras -- and replaced them with chilled cases of sandwiches,…
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Dining, SFoodie Margherita-ville: Checking Out FiDi's Cupola Pizzeria and Pachino

Margherita-ville: Checking Out FiDi's Cupola Pizzeria and Pachino

Generation X seemed to devote a lot of time in our 20s complaining about being in the shadow of the baby boom generation. So I feel a certain empathy for the pizza restaurants that opened over the spring and summer…
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Dining, SFoodie The Original SoupMan in Fisherman's Wharf Doesn't Deliver the Terror

The Original SoupMan in Fisherman's Wharf Doesn't Deliver the Terror

"NO SOUP FOR YOU!" proclaim the T-shirts on sale at the new Original SoupMan on the Wharf. A sign outside the door lists founder Al Yeganeh's rules for ordering, and those who are lucky enough to make it through…
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Dining, SFoodie Get Your Ass to Oakland for Sacred Wheel's Grilled Cheese & PBR Tomato Soup

Get Your Ass to Oakland for Sacred Wheel's Grilled Cheese & PBR Tomato Soup

Is there any combo more perfect than a grilled cheese with tomato soup? If there is, we don't want to see a picture of Gael Garcia Bernal naked and making out with a sandwich. Wait, what? Anyway, Sacred Wheel Cheese…
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Dining, SFoodie Disco Balls Out, Army Tents In: Opening Report from Churchill

Disco Balls Out, Army Tents In: Opening Report from Churchill

Last night was the official opening of Churchill, the new bar from the Double Dutch and Bloodhound guys, in the old home of the Transfer and the Bar on Church. In an effort to get straighter than its previous (awesome)…
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Dining, SFoodie Criolla Kitchen's Secret Weapon? Slow Hand BBQ Ribs

Criolla Kitchen's Secret Weapon? Slow Hand BBQ Ribs

Missed out on some great BBQ during Memorial Day Weekend because your partner is a vegetarian? Don't own a meat smoker?* Or just lack the skills to make fall-off-the-bone tender slow-smoked BBQ? Well, fret no more! You can easily remedy…
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Dining, SFoodie Sampling Hodo Soy Beanery's New Soy Milks and Smoothies

Sampling Hodo Soy Beanery's New Soy Milks and Smoothies

Hodo Soy Beanery opened a kiosk in San Francisco's Ferry Building last week, bringing a number of items it will exclusively carry there. One such category: Hodo's excellent soy milks (original, chocolate, and Thai tea) and smoothies (strawberry banana and…
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Dining, SFoodie Get Your Ass to Oakland for: Shan Dong's Sesame Paste Handmade Noodles

Get Your Ass to Oakland for: Shan Dong's Sesame Paste Handmade Noodles

There's not much to say about Shan Dong's Sesame Paste Hand Cut Noodles other than: EAT THEM NOW. But okay, we'll try. Tucked in Oakland's bustling Chinatown, Shan Dong is tiny and unassuming.* However, what lies inside is pure happiness…
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Dining, SFoodie Ramen Week Continued: Chotto's Rare Miso-Tonkotsu Hybrid

Ramen Week Continued: Chotto's Rare Miso-Tonkotsu Hybrid

There's no place SFoodie won't go to sample a good bowl of ramen -- even if it means mingling with dudes wearing Ralph Lauren cargo shorts and flip-flops in 45-degree weather. Knowing this, we headed to popular Cow Hollow izakaya…
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Dining, SFoodie Zaré's Grill & Grain: Persian Wraps and Salads

Zaré's Grill & Grain: Persian Wraps and Salads

Last month, Zaré at Fly Trap opened up for lunch, which chef-owner Hoss Zaré is calling "Zaré's Grill & Grain." As the chef described in a blog post on Inside Scoop, he was inspired by the food truck movement, as…
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Dining, SFoodie Devil's Teeth Baking Company, the Outer Sunset's New Destination Spot

Devil's Teeth Baking Company, the Outer Sunset's New Destination Spot

SFoodie could be forgiven for walking by the Outer Sunset's Devil's Teeth Baking Company and not even realizing it was open. Barely two weeks old, the storefront still lacks a proper awning, and the only signage is an 8 ½-X-11…
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