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Jay Barmann

New Food Court-Style Eateries Get the San Francisco Treatment

Mall food courts are getting the San Francisco treatment, with modern concepts and a locavore philosophy at the heart of projects springing up all over town.

The 5 Most San Franciscan Ice Cream Flavors

We bring you this list of the five essential, must-try, and most San Franciscan ice cream scoops you can find in town.

Foodie Updates: Olive Closes, Shakewell Arrives at Lake Merritt, & More

In this week's updates to your food-news radar, we have the shuttering of a ten-year-old Tenderloin lounge, the arrival of Urban Putt's cocktail menu, the opening of Jenn Biesty's much anticipated Oakland restaurant, and the opening of Causwells, a new neighborhood spot in the Marina.

The Five Gayest Cocktails In the Castro

In honor of Pride Month, I bring you a roundup of five of the "gayest" cocktails I could find around the Castro – where, by the way, in contrast to previous decades, it's not so impossible to get a well made drink anymore.

Foodie Updates: Samovar Opens In the Mission, Perdition Smokehouse Comes to Berkeley, and More

As summer is almost officially upon us, we have a few more new things taking shape in the immediate food future, and a few more coming down the pike—and the Mission, again, is blowing up. 

The 10 Restaurants That Changed San Francisco In the Last 5 Years

San Francisco has always been a great eating town. From the days of cioppino and hangtown fry to the advent of California Cuisine in the 1970s and 80s, no one can deny that this is one of the nation's premiere food cities.

Foodie Updates: Yoshi's to Morph, TBD Goes Prix Fixe, and More

Around town in the food scene this week we have a couple of major closures, big changes in store for others, and a look ahead at new things to come – including a huge new Market Hall in Mission Bay.

3 Female Bartenders Talk "Girly Drinks" and Gender Bias Behind the Bar

The concept of a female bartender, though hardly a new one, has been something of a novelty during the last decade's craft cocktail explosion – a movement dominated by men, often with mustaches. But in San Francisco, female bartenders and bar managers are now commonplace in the city's nicer drinking establishments.

Foodie Updates: Plin Headed to the Mission, Encuentro Expands, and More

If you haven't gotten to the dozen or so restaurants that have debuted in the last month, allow us to mention a few more to add to your list.

Extraordinary Sparklers Get Their Moment in the Flute

I confess that I like my wine odd. A blend of five grapes from Croatia that no one’s heard of? Sold. An orange wine so sour it might as well be kombucha? More, please. And when it comes to the sparkly stuff, show me something fizzy and lean with character from a little-known corner of Italy, and I’m smitten.

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