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Dining, SFoodie A Dog-Crap-Eating Tortoise and Other Highlights from <i>GQ</i>'s Profile of Guy Fieri

A Dog-Crap-Eating Tortoise and Other Highlights from GQ's Profile of Guy Fieri

Santa Rosa’s own Guy Fieri is the subject of a bananas GQ profile. Drew Magary hung out with Fieri, getting a little sloshed on the the celeb chef’s own wine. (One paragraph reads like a descent into gonzo madness, tinged…
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Dining, SFoodie A Kickstarter to Give You the Sadz: the Buddy Bottle

A Kickstarter to Give You the Sadz: the Buddy Bottle

Today in things that make us despair: the Buddy Bottle, “the first Multi-User water bottle.” It’s a crowdfunding campaign that seeks to develop and market a water bottle with two chambers and spouts, so that people may share their…
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Dining, SFoodie Report From the Fancy McDonald's on Sutter

Report From the Fancy McDonald's on Sutter

When the Business Times profiled the Union Square McDonald’s that people don’t always realize is a McDonald’s, I was intrigued. Seeing as we’re about to get that upscale Taco Bell that serves alcohol, it’s possible we’re in a true…
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Dining, SFoodie Soma's Getting a Fancy Pants Taco Bell

Soma's Getting a Fancy Pants Taco Bell

In the somewhat underrated 1993 sci-fi movie Demolition Man — in which cryogenically imprisoned super-villain Wesley Snipes gets defrosted and runs amok in a utopian “San Angeles” of 2032, requiring grizzled, falsely convicted LAPD officer Sylvester Stallone to thaw…
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Dining, SFoodie Pliny the Half Pint?

Pliny the Half Pint?

Updated: Pliny the Half Pint will be available only at SIFT's San Francisco and Santa Rosa locations. If you're a serious beer lover, you've probably thirsted after or waited on line for Pliny the Younger, Russian River Brewing Company's…
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Dining, SFoodie Friday Afternoon Merriment: Oh Shit, It's Your Birthday

Friday Afternoon Merriment: Oh Shit, It's Your Birthday

Every year for my birthday, I cook brunch for about 75 people and one thing always goes wrong. Either my dog eats a pot cookie or I can’t find the heels I want to wear or my or a…
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Dining, SFoodie We Ate at the SPAM Truck, (Maybe) So That You Don't Have To

We Ate at the SPAM Truck, (Maybe) So That You Don't Have To

You have only a couple of hours to ditch whatever it is you're doing and visit the SPAM Truck, which is parked behind the stadium on Third Street near Mission Creek until 4 p.m. today. Although they are only…
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Dining, SFoodie That Sizzler Ad: A Close Reading of the Text

That Sizzler Ad: A Close Reading of the Text

When I was eight, nine, and ten years old, I had my birthday dinners at Sizzler, where no one was going to stop me from eating a soft-serve appetizer and canned peaches in heavy syrup as an entrée. Years…
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Dining, SFoodie Stop Ordering Taco Bell From Postmates, San Francisco

Stop Ordering Taco Bell From Postmates, San Francisco

A list landed in my inbox today from Postmates, the app that lets you hire your fellow citizens to pick up takeout for you at pretty much every restaurant in the city. The list was of the  top places that…
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Dining, SFoodie Here's the Condom Cookbook You Never Wanted

Here's the Condom Cookbook You Never Wanted

You know how some people can be sooo hard to shop for? Well, Spoon & Tamago has found the ultimate gift for the condom enthusiast in your life: Japan's new condom cookbook, which was written to raise awareness about…
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Dining, SFoodie I Tried the New Reese's Spread. It Was Just Okay.

I Tried the New Reese's Spread. It Was Just Okay.

Recently, the internet sort of exploded with the news that you can now consume Reese’s peanut butter deliciousness as a spread. This essentially means you can spread candy on anything edible. So much for watching our sugar intake. The…
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Dining, SFoodie Pumpkin Spice Everything Was Bad. Ironic Pumpkin Spice Is Far Worse.

Pumpkin Spice Everything Was Bad. Ironic Pumpkin Spice Is Far Worse.

At first it was just pumpkin spice everything. But thanks to the autumnal spice blend's total embrace by the mainstream, we now have to deal with ironic pumpkin spice, which I think we can all agree is far worse. …
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Dining, SFoodie Giant Pop-Up Can of Diabetes Appears in Hayes Valley

Giant Pop-Up Can of Diabetes Appears in Hayes Valley

Pedaling home on this drizzly Halloween afternoon I noticed this giant inflatable can o' diabetes just chilling on Patricia's Green, seemingly unattended. Whether it's related to the Yes on Prop. E (pro-soda tax) campaign, which is being significantly outspent by…
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Dining, SFoodie New Zealanders Are Lining Up For More Than an Hour For Chocolate Milk

New Zealanders Are Lining Up For More Than an Hour For Chocolate Milk

It's basic economics: Markets are naturally regulated by supply and demand. If a product has a small supply, but huge demand, expect things to get a little crazy. New Zealand foodies are suffering through such an economical ordeal, due…
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Dining, SFoodie A Week in KFC Helped This Woman with a Recent Heartbreak

A Week in KFC Helped This Woman with a Recent Heartbreak

At no other moment does the phrase "comfort food" sound more appealing than when your bae decides to say goodbye. The cliché of a heartbroken lover involves watching a bad rom-com movie with an amazing tub of ice cream…
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Dining, SFoodie Weed-Laced Coffee is Now a Thing

Weed-Laced Coffee is Now a Thing

Getting high first thing in the morning isn't a very good idea, unless you're getting paid to hum Led Zeppelin and eat Cheetos while spinning in your desk chair. Still, it does has a definite appeal. Start your day…
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Dining, SFoodie Chinese Restaurant Caught Lacing Noodles with Opium

Chinese Restaurant Caught Lacing Noodles with Opium

Here's one way to drum up repeat business: Spike your food with an addictive substance. At least that was thinking behind a Chinese noodle vendor's decision to start coating his noodles with powdered poppy plant, the substance used to make opium.…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>SF Business Times</em> Asks Which Burger is Better: Marlowe or McDonald's?

SF Business Times Asks Which Burger is Better: Marlowe or McDonald's?

Ah the sports bracket, a reliable editorial gimmick for creating amusing content that drives user engagement during March Madness. Or, I guess, baseball playoff season?  So it seems to be with the San Francisco Business Times, which has launched…
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Dining, SFoodie SOMA Chef Takes Aim At Obnoxious Diners

SOMA Chef Takes Aim At Obnoxious Diners

Chef James Chu is dealing with controversy created after he closed his SOMA eatery, SO Restaurant, late last week. The restaurant posted a handwritten window sign, boasting of the restaurant's disdain for organic food and gluten-free dishes, and asserting…
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Dining, SFoodie Trend Watch: Will Clay Become the New Green Juice?

Trend Watch: Will Clay Become the New Green Juice?

Perhaps by now you’ve heard that eating clay is a hot new trend among celebrities. Bentonite clay, after all, is about as neutral of a substance as you can get, and it’s touted for its detoxifying properties. Until now, those…
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