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Killer Sentenced in 2009 Killing of Sushi-Man Chef Ryosuke Yoshioka

Yoshioka Ryosuke Yoshioka, one of the most respected sushi chefs in San Francisco, was brutally murdered in a parking garage in the Inner Richmond on January 7, 2009 at the age of 59. His killer was Peter Fong, now [Read entire story]

Bauer Praises Both the Food and Drinks at Hard Water

Mr. Bauer gave his thoughts on Hard Water (Pier 3) in Sunday's Chronicle. He likes the "dramatic space" designed by Olle Lundberg, and he continues to be impressed with such bars where cocktails "have gotten so refined [Read entire story]

SoMa Streat Food Park Nears; a Wine Bar Pops Up at El Rio; and More

SoMa: The much anticipated new food-truck pod, the SoMa Streat Food Park (346 11th Street at Division) is getting close, and organizer Carlos Muela has just a few more permit hurdles before opening. There will be free [Read entire story]

Emily Luchetti Elected Chair of James Beard Board

Emily Luchetti Elected Chair of James Beard Board

San Francisco's own pastry chef extraordinaire, Emily Luchetti (Waterbar, Farallon), was just elected chair of the board of the James Beard Foundation in New York. She's served on the board for six years already, and was [Read entire story]

Reminder: Del Popolo Launches Tonight

Reminder: Del Popolo Launches Tonight

Del Popolo Former Flour + Water pizzaiolo Jon Darsky and his team have been skulking around downtown with their somewhat conspicuous, awesome, glass-walled, wood-oven pizza truck Del Popolo for the past week. [Read entire story]

Forage Kitchen Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Raises Thousands In a Few Hours

Forage Kitchen Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Raises Thousands In a Few Hours

Iso Rabins, forager. Forage Kitchen, the upcoming new venture from Underground Market founder Iso Rabins, is finally taking shape. Rabins launched a Kickstarter campaign today to raise $150,000 to build out the [Read entire story]

Butter Love Bakeshop Brings Pies to the Castro, at Least Two Days a Week

Butter Love Bakeshop Brings Pies to the Castro, at Least Two Days a Week

Butter Love's apricot-cherry pie. Butter Love Bakeshop is a one-woman, mostly delivery venture started by baker Esa Yonn-Braun. It was talked up twice in the pages of SF Weekly last year (Kauffman named her [Read entire story]

Painter Tom Lieber works his way out of tight spot

Can a painter now practice without irony a style supposed to have burned itself out 50-odd years ago? This question licks like flames at the recent work of Tom Lieber at Dolby Chadwick. Lieber has long plied his own... [Read entire story]

HOROSCOPE for Saturday, 05/12/2012

ARIES (March 20-April 18): You have a better head on your shoulders than you think so don't lose your cool when people criticize and test. You'd do the same in their shoes. TAURUS (April 19-May 19): The Sun and [Read entire story]

All eyes on safety for National Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Week runs next Saturday to May 25. Coming on the heels of sailing race deaths off the California coast in recent weeks, it has sparked impassioned debate on the safety of boating - as well as [Read entire story]

S.F. Symphony review: Music of city’s history

For a city with a rough-and-tumble reputation, San Francisco has always been wonderfully and passionately devoted to music. In between prospecting, fighting and whoring, the city's Gold Rush denizens made time to [Read entire story]

Photos illustrate effects of WWII internment camps

It was not until 1970, when Paul Kitagaki Jr. was 16 years old, that he learned in a high school history class about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. His own family was among them. Almost a... [Read entire story]

Chef Shuffles at A16, Flour + Water; New Food Truck Pods In Oakland; and More

Marina: A16 chef David Taylor has left his position as executive chef to pursue other opportunities, and in his stead the restaurant's promoted Christopher Thompson from within. [Scoop] Mission: At Flour + Water, as [Read entire story]

Vegan Soul Food? Yep.

Vegan Soul Food? Yep.

Elijah Joy Allegedly, according to Luke Tsai at the East Bay Express, there's a guy doing vegan mac-and-cheese with shiitake "bacon" on top that tastes as good as the real thing. The guy's name is Elijah Joy, and he [Read entire story]

Napper Tandy Gets a Facelift

Napper Tandy Gets a Facelift

We noted a couple weeks back that the Napper Tandy, the Irish bar at 24th and South Van Ness, was closed for an overhaul. The name remains the same, fortunately or unfortunately, but they did get a nice facelift. And [Read entire story]

Kauffman’s Final Review Goes Live, and It’s of the Penthouse Club

Kauffman’s Final Review Goes Live, and It’s of the Penthouse Club

It's strip club with pretty decent food! Jonathan Kauffman, in his last review for SF Weekly before heading over to Tasting Table, certainly shows a sense of humor with his choice of restaurant. The outgoing critic [Read entire story]

Check Out the First Ever Proper Neapolitan Pizzeria on a Truck, Launching in S.F Next Week

Check Out the First Ever Proper Neapolitan Pizzeria on a Truck, Launching in S.F Next Week

The truck in beta launch today in S.F. San Francisco may not have been first to jump on the wave of authentically Neapolitan, wood-fired pizzas (that would be New York circa five years ago), but we will be the first [Read entire story]

Ravi Kapur Looking at Spaces in SoMa for New Restaurant

Ravi Kapur Looking at Spaces in SoMa for New Restaurant

For the past couple of months, former Prospect and Boulevard chef Ravi Kapur has been offering up a preview of things to come with his pop-up LihoLiho Yacht Club at Citizen's Band (8th and Folsom). Today Kapur announces [Read entire story]

Bauer Still Vehemently Anti-Surcharge

Bauer Still Vehemently Anti-Surcharge

Every couple of months, Michael Bauer likes to chime in again about how much he hates the Healthy S.F. surcharges on restaurant checks — money which the Wall Street Journal found last year is mostly not going [Read entire story]

Mission Blow-Up: Central Kitchen to Open Thursday; West of Pecos Delayed Until Next Week

Mission Blow-Up: Central Kitchen to Open Thursday; West of Pecos Delayed Until Next Week

Central Kitchen, as we last saw it in February, is one of about a dozen new openings in the 'hood. St. Vincent popped open yesterday at 24th and Valencia, but it was just the first of a wave of Mission openings [Read entire story]