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The national food truck trend gets some Wall Street Journal coverage.

Hey guys, that's not funny! Tyler Florence wants his fork back.

Youk's hot sauce has competition—Red Sox David Ortiz turns up the heat.

Hubert Keller makes good on Top Chef Masters debut.

Fashion Mashup: Upper Haight meets FiDi

Seeing the (ahem) popularity of last week's mashup of two of the most stereotyped SF neighborhoods got us thinking of how we could possibly follow with another. But alas, once the Haight was mentioned it all became clear. This week's muse is a businessman by day who's a hippie at heart, reflected in his style by adding a dash of 'Summer of Love' flair into his work wear. So turn on some Dead and indulge yourself:

Preview: The Yerba Buena Center For The Arts 2009-2010 Season

The artists and curators were chatty, the mini-sandwiches were tasty, and the mingling was in full swing at Orson Restaurant today as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts announced its 2009-2010 season. Music in the galleries, new large-scale commissions, longer exhibition hours that will allow audiences to take in the exhibitions as well as YBCA’s performances, and a “Big Ideas” program delving into major themes of interest to artists, are a few of the shifts going on at the center.

Rockin' The Mint

 

The party beat is filled with rock stars. And last week at The Old Mint, the joint was jumping with these empyreal personages. Both literal and metaphorical.

In honoring innovators of the '60s-era San Francisco Sound, The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society got its groove on at the annual Standing Ovations event which pays tribute to individuals whose work forged our city’s unique cultural scene.

Mission vs. Marina Throwdown on CurbedSF

We stumbled upon quite the SF neighborhood debate fueled by last week's "Fashion Mashup: Mission Meets Marina" and the ever-persistent instigator 'liquidkernel', a feud so heated (and perhaps narrow-minded) that we felt compelled to share some of the more controversial comments below. Add your thoughts to the neighborhood debate here.

Notes from a Darkened Theater: The NFL Embraces Pelham 1 2 3, Anvil Gets Thunderstruck

Despite the movie’s early mixed reviews, the NFL is rolling out the red carpet for Denzel Washington’s latest thriller, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.

Here in the Bay Area, San Francisco 49ers stars Alex Smith and All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis will be joined by Nnamdi Asomugha, Darrius Hayward-Bey and Michael Huff of the Oakland Raiders to host a special Wednesday night screening of the film at the Great Mall in Milpitas. The players will arrive to walk the carpet at 6:30 p.m., with the movie, a remake of Joseph Sargent’s 1974 subway heist, to follow.

Ed Levine Takes Two Pizzerias and Breaks Down Their Soul

Last week, I blogged in defense of Pizzeria Delfina versus Gialina, an opinion I still stand by.

Michael Bauer might have beat him to it, but finally Ed Levine posted his personal opinion about Gialina and Delfina's pizza on the Slice blog.

Bouquets on Bikes: Rosenow's New Roving Floral Service

It seems every restaurant or chef in the city is going mobile lately, what with Boccalone's new bike and Chef Laurent Katgely of Chez Spencer's French-style taco truck.

Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink for Cheap (Or Free) This Week

The market may be climbing alongside the temperatures, but for the out-of-work, terminally broke, or simply bargain-minded, a deal's a deal-- especially when it comes to the price of a drink in the city. That's why we've brought in Allie Pape, editor of the late, much-lamented sf.myopenbar.com, to give you the scoop on the five best weekly bets for free and cheap drinks in SF. She'll offer a mixture of events-- happy hours, promotional parties, awesome BYOB opportunities-- that will ensure the maximum buzz for the minimum price.

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Go on, take a break:

Molly Watson reviews Oakland farmer Novella Carpenter’s new book, Farm City.

Watch the trailer for Food Inc., which opens Friday. And then read our review here.

Just in time for summer festival season, Chow’s guide to sneaking in hooch.

You still have nine days to apply for the dream job.

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