Food and Drink

Tough mustard

From soccer feijoada to Bernal's Avedano's

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CHEAP EATS Zeni said she'd been cooking for three days. But the shopping was the hardest part. She had to go all over town, she said, to get the right sausages and other meat ... things.

Such as knuckles.

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Gifted: A $25 three-course meal at the Cliff House

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Sure, the menu isn't exactly on the cutting edge of cuisine. But I'll tell you what, any buddy that turns down a three-course meal at the Cliff House? Clearly, the two of you need to have a talk. Preferably, over ocean views, cheese ravioli, baby spinach salad, and bread pudding. Read more »

Do drop in

The catfish hit the floor, but the food was tops at the Bay Leaf

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CHEAP EATS I am not my new favorite restaurant's new favorite customer. No. If restaurants could review the people who eat at them, I would be roasted and raked right now. Or deep-fried.

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Just pho you

San Tung disappoints, Saigon Pho II delights (at least in the beef department)

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CHEAP EATS I can't tell you how many times in my life I have been sitting in Java Supreme dunking a biscotti and discussing literature and pork with Earl Butter, and then I have to use the bathroom so I go home.Read more »

Garage, rocked: Pacific Brewing Laboratories moves beyond nanobrewing with three pub events

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The owners of Pacific Brewery Laboratories are taking the first step from nanobrewery to brewpub by moving beyond their underground SoMa garage brewpub and its free tasting parties to the release of their first (soon to be) commercially available beer: the Squid Ink Black IPA. And they're inviting you to celebrate! A three-destination pub crawl is planned, and here's the itinerary: City Beer Store tonight, Tue/6, Le Trappe on Wed/7, and Shotwell’s on Thu/8. Read more »

Appetite: Winter delights

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Our favorite holiday Scotches

In this week's paper I shared a few dynamic new spirits releases across categories, from creme de menthe to Scottish gin. This round, it’s Scotch sips for a winter’s night. While I continue to sip Mortlach 16 and one-of-a-kind bottles from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society I recently brought home from Scotland, wishing they were available in the States, here are four producers that are available and would be gladly received as holiday gifts by Scotch whisky lovers in your life.

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Gypsy queen

Feeling fire with Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco and the Flamenco Room at Thirsty Bear. Plus, upcoming parties with Mark E., Danny Krivit, and some Mighty all-stars 

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SUPER EGO It was one of those nightlife experiences so magical it turned anthropological, so dreamlike it felt familiar — a long-awaited re-encounter, a foretold déjà vu, a pre-jà vu, if you will. (And I just know you will.) The dust-soaked Spanish heat, the rustle of pleated lace, the handclaps, the catcalls, the foot-stomps. Ancient, Roma-derived acoustic rhythms knotted together in the windowless tavern's charged air, its tiled, yellowed interior crowded with dark oak tables and heavily varnished paintings — and more than a few heavily varnished patrons, besides.Read more »

Grand re-entrance

Getting reacquainted with -- and diving into lemongrass noodle soup at -- Lotus Garden

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CHEAP EATS It was one of those rainy rainy cold cold days, when all you can think about, if you're me, is a steaming bowl of noodle soup. It was Sunday. Hedgehog was taking an all-day welding class at the Crucible. My football season was over, and I couldn't play soccer because I'd yanked my hamstring playing football the weekend before, then ripped it playing racquetball. So I was under doctor's orders to sit the hell still for a time.

Tick.Read more »

A spirited winter

Hip Bittermens, Tempus Fugit crème de cacao, Scottish gin ... deliciously new and unusual liquors make gifting a treat

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APPETITE Whether hunting for the latest unusual spirits as a gift or searching out an ice-breaking pour for holiday festivities, these brand new products — a number of them local — are standouts from my incessant sampling.

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The food divide

San Francisco is a city of haves and have-nots when it comes to nutrition

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Antonia Williams is part of a slow, quiet food revolution. After battling obesity for much of her adult life, the 26-year-old lifelong Bayview resident did some research. "I realized it had a lot to do with the food I consumed," she told us. "As a result of growing up in the neighborhood, I suffer from obesity. I'm overweight because of the lack of options for good healthy food."Read more »