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  1. Trends
    Now a Twelve Year-Old is Going to Cook You DinnerWe’re getting dangerously close to someone sticking a wooden spoon in their infant’s hand and calling it a pop-up.
  2. Trends
    Yet Another Crawfish Place Headed For the RichmondThere are now at least five of these Vietnamese-by-way-of-Louisiana places around town.
  3. Openings
    Susan Sarandon Opens SPiN at Downtown’s The StandardIf you can’t pay $500 a year in dues, you can always wait for the actresses’ ping pong movie (yes, seriously).
  4. The Other Critics
    Michael Bauer Is All About Meatballs Right Now; Also, He Thinks All Spice isHe loves the meatballs at Gioia Pizzeria, among others.
  5. Real Estate
    How Many Restaurants Does Valencia Street Really Need?The ‘Chron’ asks around about the restaurant boom on three blocks of Valencia.
  6. Trends
    Why Mission Chinese Food Became Such a Hot Spot, and Wo Hing Didn’tMarcia Gagliardi attempts to describe what makes a restaurant white hot.
  7. Pizza! Pizza!
    Patxi’s Tries Its Hand at the Neapolitan Thing, Without Wood-Burning OvensThey’re trying to get on the bandwagon, sort of.
  8. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Sushi Pop-Up at Franklin’s Signals the Inevitable Passing of the Pop-UpThe pairing lacks the excitement that makes pop-ups so popular, so what’s the point?
  9. Trends
    Regarding the Butchery Craze, and Just How Butch (and Disrespectful) It Can GetShe says it’s ‘collectively metastasized into something more gluttonous than virtuous.’
  10. Other Cities
    Burgers Are Really Huge in Paris Right Now
  11. Trends
    It’s Hard to Be a Chef in the CityA killer concept and a famous name are now key ingredients for culinary success.
  12. Coming Soon
    A New Place to Chill? Faneuil Hall Is Getting an Ice BarWe predict a warm reception from out-of-towners.
  13. Oeno-File
    People Are Buying Expensive California Wine AgainWineries are seeing rebounding sales for the first time since 2008.
  14. Mikey Doesn’t Like It
    Michael Bauer Hates Sous VideHe’s calling for a ban, sort of.
  15. Trends
    Still Trending: Bottled and Carbonated CocktailsThey’re doing it all over town now.
  16. Trends
    Someone Tell Portlandia’s WritersAre pickles passe?
  17. What to Drink
    Seeing Red: The City’s Most Refreshing New Watermelon DrinksBoozy, frozen, or au naturel, we’ve got you covered.
  18. Trends
    Corey Lee, Danny Bowien Featured In National Trend Pieces on Asian-American FoodWe were kind of ahead of the curve on this one, here in S.F.
  19. Trends
    The Next Trend in Cocktails: Perfumes and Essential OilsWe’re already seeing it pop up at places like Big.
  20. Trends
    Food and Music Fest Makes SF Weekly Scribe SadWriter Ian S. Port argues that festivals like Noisette point to a larger trend of less edgy music, and more expensive foodievents.
  21. Trends
    Absinthe Joins In On Trend of Smoked DessertsPastry chef Bill Corbett is always on trend.
  22. Oeno-File
    British Winos Taking More Trips Across the Channel For BoozeIt’s all about the euro falling.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Dogpatch Is Our ‘Most Up-and-Comingest’ ’Hood, You GuysAlso, Bon App writes up a Mission spot that hasn’t quite opened yet.
  24. Trends
    Lobster, Barely a Luxury Item Anymore, Keeps Getting CheaperThe price has dipped below the break-even point for some Maine fishermen as fancy chefs turn to stuff like European langoustines.
  25. Bars
    The Hancock Room, Another Bar-Within-a-Bar, Opens in North Beach
  26. Openings
    New Hawaiian Place Ono Grindz Does Spam & Cheese Waffles“Grindz” is Hawaiian slang for “eats,” and “ono” means “good.”
  27. Booze You Can Use
    Bottled Cocktails Are Trending Around TownPre-mixed, sometimes carbonated cocktails are all the rage right now.
  28. Trends
    The L.A. Times Further Drives Tattooed Chefs Theme Into The GroundEven Orange County exhausted this one before the L.A. Times got to it.
  29. Back of House
    If You Want to Be a Famous Chef, You’d Better Have Noma on Your ResumeThe Danish restaurant’s kitchen turns out a lot of cooks.
  30. Trends
    Spring Chickens No More: Poultry Has a Retirement ProgramNow old chickens don’t have to go to pot.
  31. Culinary Twitterings
    At Least One Michelin Inspector Not Down With the Poultry-Aging TrendWere they at Saison, perhaps?
  32. Trends
    America Finally Getting Bored With Chicken Breast, Loading Up on Dark MeatPoultry producers are facing shortages of thighs owing to unexpectedly high demand.
  33. The Chain Gang
    Sizzler HQ Bails Culver City for OC, Plans Golden State ExpansionThe chain struggles to overcome its old-fashioned image by embracing farm-to-table cooking and grill master chefs.
  34. Oeno-File
    America Wins: We Now Drink More Wine Than Anyone ElseWe aren’t the world’s biggest winos, but we’re getting up there in sheer volume!
  35. Booze You Can Use
    Cocktails In S.F. Are Getting Better, and the Chron Is Doing a Top 100Drinks are getting more classic, and bar-goers are getting more picky.
  36. Trends
    Neil Young’s Son Cultivates Coveted ‘Golden Eggs’ In South Bay
  37. Openings
    Even Frozen Yogurt Spots Are Going Mad for GraffitiFrog Frozen Yogurt sports a gnarly mural from Restitution Press.
  38. Mediavore
    Pasadena Police Shoot Taco Truck Thief; Paul Krekorian Loves Henry’s TacosA second suspect was arrested in yet another crime against taco town.
  39. Oeno-File
    ‘Wine Enthusiast’ Launches Mandarin Edition; ‘Pimpnho’Plus an interview with pioneering female winemaker Merry Edwards.
  40. Oh Sherry!
    One of These Things is Just Like the OthersS. Irene Virbila ponders the nature of trends.
  41. Trends
    Monkeyface Eel: Now a ThingIt’s not actually an eel, you see, but a fish.
  42. Mediavore
    Fans Pay Last Respects to Sushi Nozawa; Wal-Mart Opening Chinatown Grocery StoreDiners flock to Studio City to part ways with a legendary sushi stand-out.
  43. Mediavore
    Philabundance Moves Forward on Non-Profit Supermarket; High End Popcorn IsPlus: Did Fox News really kill a story with video of Mayor Nutter spanking a woman at North Bowl; and Latina chefs are trending now, all in our morning news roundup.
  44. Mediavore
    ‘Cinnamon Challenge’ Stirs Fear and Panic For Parents and SchoolPlus: Food Network axes a show because the host was ripping off recipes from other chefs; and dietary arsenic could be in many organic foods, all in our morning news roundup.
  45. Trends
    Why Are Bostonians Such Ramen Fiends?Guchi’s Midnight Ramen founders explain the captivating power of ramen.
  46. Mediavore
    Mad Cow Disease In Marin?; ‘Under-Size Me’ Trend May Be Coming
  47. Trends
    You’ve Got Two Weeks Left to Try Some Local Herring
  48. Coffee Talk
    National Coffee Brands Want to Be Like Little Guys, Hawk Lighter RoastsStarbucks, Peet’s, and now Tully’s are jumping on the blonde-roast bandwagon.
  49. Mediavore
    Junk Food at Home Makes Kids Fat; Kraft Cuts JobsYoung folks are more likely to binge at home than at school.
  50. Mediavore
    Newly Adopted New Jersey Law Allows Direct Wine Shipments; The Pride ofPlus: Expect more salt, Korean food and seaweed on menus; and junk food at home is more likely a culprit in childhood obesity than junk food at school, all in our morning news roundup.
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