Archive for September, 2009

When you have local favorite Burma Superstar down the street from your restaurant serving similarly-influenced cuisine, it would be easy to get lost amidst all the buzz. For family-owned Java Restaurant, they’ve managed to do just fine. So fine, in fact, that they have been in business in the same location in the Inner Richmond […]


Last night, about 1,200 partiers gathered on the Metreon’s fourth-floor City View terrace to sample food and drink from several San Francisco restaurants and local wineries. The second annual charity event, Dish, was presented by SF Weekly and Park Merced. Partial proceeds benefitted One World Children’s Fund, which supports community-based organizations around the world serving […]


As Tamara Palmer pointed out Wednesday at SFoodie, newly opened Minamoto Kitchoan (648 Market at New Montgomery) specializes in the traditional Japanese sweets known as wagashi, which take on multiple shapes and sizes: animals, fruit, plants, even generic balls of dough. Tamara loved the vanilla cream cookies and yuzu- and white peach-flavored jellies. We swung […]


Every year, San Francisco plays host to the German tradition that is Oktoberfest. It’s a sixteen day festival held in Munich, Germany, that brings millions of people together to celebrate the history and tradition of Bavarian culture. In San Francisco, it is another reason to get thousands of people together to drink their brains out […]


Local booze lifestyle magazineDrink Me is celebrating the launch of its fourth issue tonight at Coda Jazz Supper Club in the Mission. The magazine covers the art and culture of drink and drinking — tonight’s launch celebrates whatDrink Me calls its MacGyver issue. Tonight’s party features $4 specialty cocktails and $3 beers and wine from drink […]


Shōchū is a popular Japanese liquor distilled from rice and other grains. It’s very similar to the Korean drink soju — the two are often used interchangeably. Both have become increasingly popular, especially in San Francisco. Many bars and restaurants with only beer and wine licenses have been stocking sake and soju, and crafting complex […]


Stuck right between a produce market and a check cashing store along Mission St. in Excelsior, you’ll find Superstar Restaurant. Though not exactly a “superstar” but San Francisco dining standards, it’s definitely a star among cheap eats. They serve Chinese and Filipino food from this family-owned hole in the wall, and you can choose to […]