Tag Archives: San Francisco

Cannabis edibles at Fancy Food Show

No, there weren’t actually any cannabis edibles on the floor at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. But it would have been easy enough for a show attendee to investigate one of the newly legal recreational cannabis outlets, … Continue reading

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Hot and not at the Winter 2018 Fancy Food Show

There were several clear trends at the just-concluded Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Coconut water and other coconut vehicles continued their march to world domination. Artisanal salt was big. There were 20 booths offering small-batch ice cream flavors, a … Continue reading

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4505 Chicharrones are melting in my mouth

Anybody who visited the old 4505 Meats stall at the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market knows the addictive power of their chicarrones, or fried pork skins. If you do the prep work right, these literally melt-in-your-mouth treats are surprisingly … Continue reading

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How Spark Social solves the food truck problem

I’ve eaten at a lot of food trucks. Individual roach coaches, of course, but also renowned food truck gardens in Austin, at San Francisco’s Off the Grid and Sundays in the Presidio, and various food truck rodeos in New York’s … Continue reading

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Recipe: Digger Bread

Welcome to the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco. The other day I drove past the Panhandle, a mile long grassy strip where the Diggers gave away bread to keep people nourished while they were grooving. … Continue reading

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Rainier Ale discontinued? Alas, it’s true.

The Green Death is dead. Rainier Ale has been discontinued. I learned this the hard way, by searching for retail sources on my last visit to San Francisco and retrieving a map that was completely blank. I emailed Pabst Brewing, which now … Continue reading

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How to hack your prime rib dinner

Last night I enjoyed a prime rib dinner at House of Prime Rib in San Francisco. This is a fine specimen of the genre, with long waits for tables and toque’d carvers rolling silver trays hither and yon. The concept … Continue reading

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Bahn Mi beat down, West Coast style

Merriweather vs Pacquiao. Leonard vs Duran. Rousey vs Correia. The matchups between legendary opponents merit extra scrutiny because of their rarity and the possibility of a “fight for the ages” which lives up to the hype. So I hoped it … Continue reading

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My San Francisco food rotation

Based on the interest in my review of Middle’terranea, I thought I’d share a bit more about how I eat when I’m in San Francisco—a city I visit usually on my own, for business but with some downtime, several times … Continue reading

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