On the 26th of April, over 20 restaurants and breweries gathered at the Metreon in downtown SF in a display of originality, ultimate craftsmanship and community at the annual SF State fundraiser, Taste of the Bay.
Each year, the event gives students and food fanatics
Sago is a semi-sweet dessert that can be eaten cold or warmed up, making it a perfect selection for any weather. Throughout San Francisco, small Asian cafes harbor the delicious yet relatively unknown dessert.
According to a study done by the Department of Biosource Production Science
San Franciscans have always seemed to appreciate noodles. Maybe it’s the mild-cold weather that makes a bowl of noodles cozy or the cheap price point that attracts a crowd. Whatever the reason, noodle-oriented franchises are being noticed, and two new ones are here to stay.
Affordable sushi on every corner is one of the great hallmarks of big-city living, and San Francisco students know this best. The issue is, with so many options, it can become difficult to weed out which restaurants just suck. And with raw fish, you don’t
When faced with the choice of what to drink at a party, students often feel they only have two options, cheap, watery beer or hard liquor filled with regret. While both appeal to the student’s stretched budget, a third option exists and is often left
Let’s face it: it’s really hard to hate ice cream. Ice cream is a privilege and remains one of the best joys of being human.
There was this one time I tried to be nice to animals and bought vegan ice cream that was god-awful.
For some Outer Sunset residents, a great morning begins with the scent of fresh pastries and fried bacon from the kitchen at Devil’s Teeth Baking Company.
For nearly six years, Devil’s Teeth Baking Company, located between 45th and 46th avenues on Noriega Street, has provided
If you’re in the mood for healthy food with a South American twist, head to “the top of the hill” in Daly City to fill your stomach without emptying your wallet.
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[media-credit name="Lee Kin/Xpress" align="alignright" width="346"][/media-credit] Irene Canales, daugther of Mission Edge Cafe
Yuca Tacos is a one-man operation that runs out of the small kitchen in Chug Pub, a Sunset neighborhood bar popular for their Chug Tower.
Located across the street from Golden Gate Park on the corner of 20th Avenue and Lincoln Way, Chug Pub offers
If sandwiches are your go-to for lunch, the Vietnamese sando shop, Dinosaurs, is a hole in the wall eatery you don’t want to miss. This hidden gem offers a heap of flavors that work in harmony with every single bite. Located between Woodacre Drive and
Backlit by the commanding city views atop the Metreon center, the SF State hospitality and tourism management department hosted the 19th annual Taste of the Bay fundraiser for a night of local wine, food and charity.
The student-run event brought alumni, students and industry professionals together
CREAM's make-it-yourself model makes it possible to assemble hundreds of ice cream and cookie combinations to satisfy any sweet tooth. With a kiosk soon to open in the center of Stonestown Galleria, the dessert franchise will join the ranks of Stonestown's many fast food restaurants that allow customers
San Francisco is known for many things: fog, the Golden Gate Bridge, fog, cable cars— did we mention fog? It's also known for its plethora of diverse bars and restaurants. For a city that doesn't even measure 50 square miles, it packs in a lot of
When the phone rings at Mozzeria, the Mission pizzeria owned by SF State alumna Melody Stein and her husband Russ, it doesn't make any sound. Instead, strategically positioned lights, located above the front door and along the bar flash in color-coded pulses.
It's one of the many ways technology
SF State experiences a severe drop in population during the winter when everyone goes home for winter break. But if you’ve got job obligations, decided to take winter classes, or don’t celebrate Christmas, you might be among the group of students who are looking for
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="600"] Michael Zito, Executive Chef at Cafe Claude, places chicken liver mousse in a pastry at the Taste of the Bay event presented by the Hospitality and Tourism Department at the City View on top of the Metreon in San Francisco, Calif.,
Most people don’t think twice about picking up their local groceries from the supermarket. But where does that food come from? Every piece of food has a story behind it, whether it is mass-produced or grown organically.
After weeks of planning, The Institute of Holistic Health
After graduating from SF State and working in management for eight years, Evan Kidera realized that he needed to make a change in his life, specifically, a change in career paths.
By combining two of his most beloved interests—business and food—the Señor Sisig food truck was
Humans think about it constantly, always want more of it and can name our favorite kinds off the top of their heads. Some students may think they know everything about food, but SF State’s Food Awareness Month makes the subject a bit more appetizing.
As a mixture of barbecue and sugary sweets wafted through the Oakland air in Jack London Square, Bay Area locals perused tons of food venders, Do-It-Yourself workshops and educational conventions at the Eat Real Festival.
After five successful years, the three-day festival began Friday, Sept. 19,
The sound of indie rock music and mouthwatering scents from multiple food vendors filled the air as hundreds gathered in the United Nations Plaza in preparation for a new twist on a Friday night entertainment.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Patrons at the first Friday Night Market
Cooking class just ended at Tante Marie’s Cooking School in the North Beach district of San Francisco and wedding cakes were on the agenda. The owner of the culinary school, Mary Risley, stared at the seven beautiful masterpieces created by the hands of her talented
Nervous Factor performs for SF State students inside the Cesar Chavez Building during the grand opening of Quickly, Ha Tien Cove, and Shah's restaurants in San Francisco on Thursday, March 13. Photo by Godofredo Vasquez / Special to Xpress
The warm weather was the perfect
Marshall Serlin (from left), Tyler Fox, David, and Josh Noddle drink beer and socialize at The Mad Dog in the Fog in San Francisco, Saturday, Feb. 8th. Serlin and his friends made a visit to Mad Dog in the Fog to celebrate San Francisco's
Giants won the second World Series in three years. Niners went to the Super Bowl. Warriors are in the playoffs. There has been a lot of smack talk about bandwagoning and Bay Area teams in the past few seasons. Bona fide sports fans, your points
St. Patrick's Day is almost here again and the events are endless. Since the early 1800s, San Francisco has bathed itself in green clothing and pints of Guinness to celebrate this Irish holiday. As with previous years, this weekend boasts celebrations all over the city for
With more than 80 styles of beer available, the craft beer market is stronger than ever and slowly stealing wine’s spotlight in the food-pairing world.
“Beer has just as much to offer to consumers in terms of experience and taste," Brian Stechschulte, executive producer of the
Perched at the top of a steep incline, this quaint little neighborhood doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic, which adds to the pleasantly relaxing vibe that permeates Cortland Street, its main thoroughfare. Though this residential area is anything but touristy, it offers a large
As we go on we remember all the times we ate together. It’s time to treat yourself and eat away the stress accumulated over the last semester. What better way to indulge with friends and family after graduation than to revisit some of your old
The brightly colored and uniquely designed food trucks that adorn the streets of San Francisco have now shown up on the SF State campus after a year of discussion and some confusion about their legality on campus.
The arrival of the food trucks on campus is
This quiet residential neighborhood packs in a lot more personality than what is expected from an upper class neighborhood. From the colorful shops and boutiques that inhabit Fillmore Street to the relaxed earthiness of Bush Street, this idyllic area provides various food options from small
This often bustling neighborhood, one of the most prominent symbols of LGBT activism nationwide, offers a trendy personality that’s apparent in its array of clothing stores and outdoor cafes. From the numerous diners to the colorfully themed bars sporting vibrant neon signs, this neighborhood’s lively
There are two words that come to mind when describing the food scene in the city’s bustling Union Square: tourist traps. Amidst the plethora of seemingly promising restaurants that line Market and Powell streets, there are scant food treasures in need of weeding out; worthy
Though San Francisco's food trucks are having an increasingly difficult time nabbing street spots, these street-food vendors are finding innovative ways to reach out to diners. Whether on their own four wheels or occupying a brick and mortar establishment with extra kitchen space, these establishments
For students who just don’t have the time to venture out into the city, there are plenty of tasty options on campus to indulge in at a fairly cheap price. From organic hotdogs at Underdog, to five-star quality meals at The Vista Room, the restaurants