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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.

Having a Party? A Restaurant for Every Occasion

The restaurant question we get asked more than anything is definitely: "Where should we go for my friend's birthday party?" Generally speaking, the situation involves a party of 10, more than a party of 200, but this restaurant short-list can accomodate a wide scope of food preferences, ambiance and number of people. Since we're of the mindset that hard booze never hurts, we've put a star by the restaurants with a full bar. Go ahead now: Celebrate good times. Common!

Farm Name-Dropping: Do Restaurants Have to Do It?

I've been thinking about this lately: Are restaurants here ever going to get to the point where they don't feel its necessary to name drop farms—or at the very least put disclaimers (or claimers, in this case) stating that their ingredients are sourced from the local and organic? Will it ever become just an assumption?

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