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Barbacco Brings Modern Italy to the FiDi

220 California St., 415-955-1919, barbaccosf.com

Market Watch: Baby Artichokes, Beets and Blood Oranges

Lulu Meyer gives us the weekly scoop on the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Get shopping!

7 Days, 7 Deals: Hayes Valley Gourmet Tour

We love supporting San Francisco businesses and we love good deals. So we're teaming up with cool local company Joffer to offer 7 days of killer deals to some of our favorite local San Francisco businesses. From now until Friday, March 5, check back here to cash in.

Lowering the Bar: 5 Places to Drink For Cheap (or Free) This Week

Each week, we bring you our top picks for the best places to booze on the cheap in SF.

Eat It: Moonshine, Spit-Roasted Pig and Food Photography

Moonshine Demystified at Elixir’s Cocktail Club
On March 4 Elixir will be hosting their cocktail club from 7 to 9 pm. Taste the spirits that go into Elixir’s drinks while Max Watman, author of Chasing the White Dog, shares his moonshine expertise.

7 Days, 7 Deals: 40% Off at Vin12 Wine Tasting

We love supporting San Francisco businesses and we love good deals. So we're teaming up with cool local company Joffer to offer 7 days of killer deals to some of our favorite local San Francisco businesses. From now until Friday, March 5, check back here to cash in.

Fremont Diner: Fried Chicken, Pies and More

I basically starved myself in preparation for judging Cochon 555 at Silverado Resort on Sunday. By the time the plates of food came trickling into judge's chambers round about 5 p.m., I was ravenous. I played it safe, though, sampling bites from the bites, trying not to get full before the arrival of Devin Knell's pork paté set on a perfect rectangle of pistachio genoise and Dennis Lee's ssäm. Somehow, miraculously, I made it through unscathed. You know what took the toll? The free-flowing whiskey. Figures.

Sea Change

Butchers are having their day, but what about the age-old profession of the fishmonger?

It’s not a secret that chefs aren’t the only rock stars in San Francisco’s food world.

A proper groupie will swoon over a butcher, a baker, a bartender, a barista. Even a pickler here has a fighting chance if the tattoos are right. Roll your eyes, but this fanaticism has encouraged a younger generation to re-embrace old-world trades.

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