Food & Drink

Salvation

THE WEEKNIGHTER Papusas save the day (and the hangover) at Balompie Cafe.

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THE WEEKNIGHTER How is it already eight years ago that Nick and I were eating pupusas at Balompie Café (3349 18th Mission, SF. 415-648-9199)? It was the beginning of the World Cup in 2006. At least I think it was. It's hard to remember this far out, but there was soccer on and excitement was in the air about a sport that, most of the time, Americans don't give a shit about.Read more »

Brunch o'clock

TABLEHOPPING Ready to add some new bodacious brunch options to your rotation o' haunts? Let's do this.

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BRUNCH ME

SoMa's Darwin Café (212 Ritch, SF. www.darwincafesf.com) has added weekend brunch to its already tasty lineup. How about a Turkish breakfast with egg, tomato, figs, kasseri cheese, olives, and toast? Or a golden malted waffle with candied bacon? Or a croque madame? Oui! Hours are Saturday and Sunday 10am–2pm. ("Pastry hour" starts at 9am for you early bird types).Read more »

Wizard of brews

THE WEEKNIGHTER Finding magical fulfillment at Magnolia Dogpatch and Smokestack

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THE WEEKNIGHTER I was hanging out with Steve Jones. I'm pretty sure it was the first time just the two of us were kicking it, even though I'd known him for years and he'd been my editor at SFBG for at least six months. There was supposed to be some kind of Mixmaster Mike event at a loft in the Dogpatch, and when we arrived, there was nothing. So we did the next best thing. We got some drinks.Read more »

Once you pop...

TABLEHOPPING A roundup of all kinds of cool pop-up events happening around the city.

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Sixth at the Syc

THE WEEKNIGHTER Contemplating change -- and not-change -- with High Lifes at the Sycamore 

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Gimme a kiss

TABLEHOPPING From late-night bibimbap to calzones for lunch and affordable thali plate feasting, you're covered.

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Call the Pope

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THE WEEKNIGHTER It's a funny thing to be filling out a job application and have to put your previous employer as Tony the Pope. But that's the name I know him by, and truthfully, I don't wanna know his real last name, anyways. I prefer to have at least a little bit of mystery in my life.Read more »

'Cued up

TABLEHOPPING Get smoky in the summertime at these new BBQ sensations

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TABLEHOPPER After lamenting for too long that we didn't have enough quality barbecue options around the bay, now we have plenty to check out. Here's your cheat sheet on three recently opened barbecue spots, all of them using sustainable and well-sourced meats, because that's how we roll.

 

4505 BURGERS AND BBQ (705 Divisadero, SF; www.4505meats.com/4505-burgers-bbq)Read more »

Starred, Striped

THE WEEKNIGHTER:  Dave's -- the good ol' melting pot of cheap cocktails

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A party in your mouth

TABLEHOPPER We have a month of food-related parties for you, including two oyster shindigs, two big street parties, and a Filipino fest!

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