Food and Drink

Feeding a movement

Keith McHenry on the history of Food Not Bombs and how it's recently been occupied

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yael@sfbg.com

Keith McHenry was in Tampa, feeding fed-up (and hungry) Republican National Convention protesters, when we spoke by phone. Next he'll head to Charlotte to do the same for those protesting the Democrats, and then to New York for Occupy Wall Street's anniversary on Sept. 17.Read more »

Portable pollution

The dirty generators powering a rapidly expanding number of mobile food trucks escape the attention of air quality regulators

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news@sfbg.com

With its decidedly hip aesthetic and clientele, San Francisco's food truck trend may be naturally assumed to be environmentally sound and health conscious. But the rapidly expanding craze may actually be creating air pollution and endangering the health of their employees in ways that aren't yet being regulated.Read more »

Jesus-free food

Churches aren't the only option for free meals

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"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me," Jesus supposedly said way back when. In San Francisco, there are a multitude of churches that offer free food to the hungry (find a handy list at www.freeprintshop.org).Read more »

Eat to the beat

Gourmet offerings, high-end snacks, and pop-up chefs come to rock festivals and music venues. Should you give a fork?

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Appetite: Outside Lands, as seen by a food writer

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This year's Outside Lands, the three-day extravaganza of some of the top musical acts in the world and quality food and drink (this is SF, after all) in the beauty of Golden Gate Park, felt more packed than ever. But despite throngs descending on SF from all over the country that turning Golden Gate Park into a sea of trash -- thanks clean-up crews! -- Outside Lands magic happened each day.Read more »

Tradition

New bar from the Future Bars group intrigues with casking experiments and themed "snugs."

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virginia@sfbg.com

APPETITE Despite its Future Bars group provenance, Tradition is not Bourbon and Branch part two. Although I continue to bring visitors and locals who've never been to the still-magical, speakeasy-like B and B, Tradition is a more relaxed entrant in the Future line-up, which also includes Wilson and Wilson, Rickhouse, Swig, and Local Edition.Read more »

Dishing the dirt

Potato, taro, and yuca -- yum!

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le.chicken.farmer@gmail.com

CHEAP EATS I didn't do justice to Curry Boyzz, my new favorite restaurant, in last week's review; I realize that. I completely and utterly neglected to mention who I ate there with!

Well, Hedgehog.

Moving right along ...

Wait, there was someone else at our table, I feel certain. But Hedgehog, who is the half of our family that remembers things, is at work. She is also the half of our family that works.Read more »

Farmville, for real

City spaces like Hayes Valley Farm, Kezar Gardens, and the Free Farm are disappearing. Is there a future for urban agriculture in San Francisco?

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yael@sfbg.com

In the next few months, San Francisco will lose some of its most beloved urban farms.

The City Hall victory garden is now reduced to dirt. The grants that kept afloat Quesada Gardens Initiative, which creates community gardens in Bayview, were temporary and are now drying up. Kezar Gardens, funded by the Haight Asbury Neighborhood Council recycling center, is facing eviction by the city.

Time is up for Hayes Valley Farm, on the old freeway ramp, where developers are now ready to build condos.Read more »

Appetite: Highlights and bites from SF Chefs

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Here are a few highlights in photos of another SF Chefs, San Francisco’s food, wine, spirits “classic” (aka week-long festival in tented Union Square), a whirlwind of excellent bites, drinks, wine, demos, and parties.

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Good evening, good eating: Shots from the Street Food Festival Night Market

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Photos by Bowerbird Photography

It wasn't too long ago that shopping locally meant hitting up your neighborhood Safeway. But seemingly overnight (in retrospect), farmers markets sprung up like healthy tomato plants. A weekend doesn't go by during which I don't see someone toting their re-usable canvas bag down the street to fill up with fresh produce from local growers.Read more »