Food

Crave, your new craving

May 9, 2018 News 1 Comment

Below the Cesar Chavez Center, next to the gaming center, sits Crave — a new sandwich shop where Ike’s Place used to be, which had previously closed over two months ago. The change has gone mostly unnoticed, even with the popularity on campus — or at least that is what many students on campus have found, including Kristine Castro, a psychology major. “I didn’t know ...

Taste of the Bay

April 29, 2018 Life

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 alike the chance to get to know their city through ...

The sago continues: best Asian dessert cafes in San Francisco

April 18, 2018 Life

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 at Ehime University, Japan, sago is a vital and ...

Making the most with Madison: Best of broth worlds

March 7, 2018 Life

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. Ippudo SF is a sleek and modern   – slightly ...

Students have a lot to learn from wine

February 14, 2018 Life

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 behind: wine. College students will be the first to tell ...

Vegan ice cream I didn’t hate

February 6, 2018 Opinion

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. I’m talking about a face-scrunching regret that made me think ...

Gas interruptions go unexplained

December 15, 2017 News

Construction crews set up barriers before Thanksgiving break, blocking access and inspecting the area where a majority of students and staff eat and walk through to access food, but manager and co-owner of “Quickly,” Jason Wu said he has not received an update from campus administration. Due to gas inspections conducted in November, walking around ...

Six overlooked gems of Bernal Heights

November 22, 2017 Life News

Bernal Heights is arguably one of the most overlooked neighborhoods in San Francisco. Nestled between the Mission district in the north and Excelsior in the south, Bernal Heights has evolved over the past 30 years due to gentrification and the tech boom. On the same streets that once experienced the height of the crack epidemic ...

Wasting food is more than just a moral issue

November 21, 2017 Opinion

Every week for the past months, I have thrown out at least five bags of kale mixes that I had forgotten about. I felt guilty each time, because not only was I wasting food, but money as well. Food waste goes beyond just moral or financial issues. It’s also an environmental issue that needs to ...

Art, dance and food fill Filipino festival

October 23, 2017 Life

On Friday night San Franciscans gathered in the South of Market District to enjoy the Filipino Night Market Festival, which is a monthly ongoing festival that showcases art, music and food that celebrates Filipino culture. Hosted by Undiscovered SF, the event is both an indoor and outdoor event every third Friday of each month.

8th annual Farm to Fork Lunch draws big crowd

May 5, 2017 Life

SF State’s annual Farm to Fork Lunch drew in a crowd of nearly 300 patrons hungry to eat and learn about locally-sourced and sustainable foods last week in the quad. As part of Ideas Week for Future State,  students and staff members purchased tickets for Tuesday’s lunch in the quad. Selections a number of different ...

Sink your teeth into Devil’s Teeth Baking Company, a gem in the Outer Sunset

April 5, 2017 Life

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 hungry patrons with affordable, $3-$7, binge-worthy choices like their notorious ...

Chug Pub brings regional Mexican food to the Sunset

February 15, 2017 Life

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 the Chug Tower, a 3-foot-tall tube filled with 3 ...

Dinosaurs packs a flavorful punch

January 25, 2017 Life

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 Junipero Serra Lakeside, Dinosaurs is a short a mile and ...

Vista Room – The journey of the taste palette

October 19, 2016 Multimedia

[slideshow_deploy id=’73838′] For food lovers, the Vista Room is the mother lode of all things culinary at SF State. Located in Burk Hall room 401, the functioning lab class offers hungry patrons the chance to taste hand-crafted culinary creations ranging from Frisee Salad with Duck Confit, to Eggplant Parmigiana, or Chickpea and Vegetable Tagine. “Our philosophy ...

Students come together to raise money during SF State’s 117th anniversary

March 15, 2016 News

Heavy beats and the fragrant smell of grilled chicken wafted through Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday afternoon as students celebrated SF State’s 117th anniversary. The event was centered around SF State’s founding and its transformation into the school it is today. SF State opened its doors in March 1899 as the San Francisco State Normal School, a small, ...

Taste of the Bay celebrates 19 years of culinary creation

November 20, 2015 Life

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 for charity Wednesday night. The money raised was committed ...

CREAM joins other interactive Food Services at Stonestown

November 10, 2015 Life

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 to personalize their meal. “I myself am a huge fan of ...

Lifting the fog: A student’s guide to exploring San Francisco

August 26, 2015 Life News

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 interesting places to eat, drink and hang out. Whether you’ve ...

Local pizzeria success provides business model for the deaf

March 31, 2015 Life

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 has helped Melody and Russ become owners of the ...

Get your winter started off right with some local holiday fun

December 19, 2014 Life

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 ways to engage the holiday spirit away from home. For ...

Yasmine Curmi, R and D for Galaxy Deserts, straightens the sample deserts for the guests 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., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Daniel Porter/Xpress.

Taste of the Bay finds new home in downtown San Francisco

November 14, 2014 Life

Exquisite culinary creations, California-grown wines and panoramic views of downtown San Francisco brought foodies together to enjoy a night put on by the hard-working students of SF State. Students of the hospitality and tourism management department have been encouraged overtime to volunteer at the University’s biggest ticketed fundraiser event from their first class all the ...

Eat Real Festival feeds the hungry and educates the curious

September 23, 2014 Life

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, and took a different spin on things. The event ...

Campus eateries donate leftovers to fight hunger in San Francisco

September 6, 2014 Life

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 students. It would be a crime to throw the cakes ...

SF State’s eateries welcome Halal, boba and Bánh mì

March 20, 2014 Life

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 setting to celebrate the newest eateries that SF State has ...

Sixth annual Beer Week draws students and “beer snobs” alike

February 13, 2014 Life

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 Beer Week. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpres As rain fell ...

New 24-hour vending machine provides students with convenience goods

September 10, 2013 News

[set_id=72157635470969875] With items like condoms and aspirin in addition to a variety of foods and drinks, the new Shop 24 vending machine is bringing the luxury of a convenience store to students on campus. The new machine, which is located on campus between the Administration Building and the J. Paul Leonard Library, is open 24 ...