Archive for September, 2007

Food in Fashion

Food in Fashion

| September 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

While I don’t really want to wear clothes made out of food, I do like gawking at them. You can find plenty of food fashions online. Start with the classic Hats of Meat web site with fashions that include the pork pie hat made of pork, the base-bull cap made from ground beef and flank […]

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New Revelations: Corn on the Cob

New Revelations: Corn on the Cob

| September 11, 2007 | 3 Comments

corn on the cob About two months ago, I was sitting with a friend at the A16 chef’s bar. For me, it’s really the only place to sit in the restaurant when you are dining solo or with one other person. From that vantage point, you can check out what the chefs are doing, and […]

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The Candy Store

The Candy Store

| September 10, 2007 | 1 Comment

The Candy Store has but one decoration: candy. Despite its white walls, this tiny sugar-laden Russian Hill boutique is a veritable rainbow of color — giant yellow swirly lollipops, chocolate bars in vintage wrappers, shelves stacked with jar after jar of vivid red and green gummy cherries, hard candy in pastel wrappers, and champagne gumdrops. […]

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Avedano’s Meats: Local People, Local Food

Avedano’s Meats: Local People, Local Food

| September 7, 2007 | 9 Comments

I’ve been to Avedano’s Meats on Cortland several times since its grand opening on July 15, mostly just to poke around, but I could never remember the name. My friends who live in Bernal Heights would say things like, “Have you checked out that new place around the corner?” and, “What’s that place called again?” […]

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Oh Where, Oh Where to Take Visitors to Eat?

Oh Where, Oh Where to Take Visitors to Eat?

| September 6, 2007 | 3 Comments

When I was in college, my roommate introduced me to Kierkegaard’s theory of the despair of infinitude. It was complicated in an existential sort of way, but over the years, I’ve adopted a variation on the term — the despair of infinity — to refer to the overwhelming sensation I feel when faced with too […]

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Cook by the Book: Adventures of an Italian Food Lover

Cook by the Book: Adventures of an Italian Food Lover

| September 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

There are some days you just want to escape. My favored escapes are a beach in Hawaii, a walk along the Seine in Paris, or a little day trip somewhere, anywhere in Italy. I had the pleasure of living in Italy for six months and it was truly a pleasure. I spent a couple months […]

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Best. Library. Ever.

Best. Library. Ever.

| September 4, 2007 | 2 Comments

On rare days when all the scheduling stars align, I take a long walk during the day with fellow BAB-writer Stephanie. We use walk time to catch up on projects that we’re working on, and any other news worth reporting. For months now, Stephanie has been referring to her Library of Cheese project. While I […]

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Old San Francisco: Eating Through the Ages

| September 1, 2007 | 2 Comments

This week I scored big. In addition to finishing off a pint of burnt caramel ice cream I found a dusty but still strongly bound first edition of Laughter on the Hill, a book about a young woman who moved to San Francisco alone in the winter of 1940. (Grandmothers, 1955. Courtesy of San Francisco […]

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