18 Sep 2019

Expansion of SF State’s Basic Needs Initiative launches permanent food pantry

California State University recently expanded the Basic Needs Initiatives across all 23 campuses, allowing SF State to establish a permanent food pantry and provide students with alternative housing resources. SF

17 Sep 2019

Armenian Food Festival celebrates culture and community

The 62nd Armenian Food Festival in San Francisco celebrated the beauty and variety of Armenian traditions and culture with food and festivities Music and the smell of grilled steak and

16 Sep 2019

68th annual Greek Food Festival to be in the Mission District

The 68th annual Greek Food Festival, hosted by the Annunciation Cathedral, is happening on Friday, Sept. 20 and concludes on Sunday, Sept. 22  in the Mission District.  The festival will

10 Sep 2019

City Eats and Bricks reimagined

Resident dining centers City Eats and Bricks got a makeover this summer with renovations and updates welcoming students back for the new semester.  City Eats, now featuring more vegan and

30 Aug 2019

Celine’s Culinary Corner: A new Korean superette for the Inner Sunset

Clara Lee, co-owner of Queens Korean Superette, poses in front the kitchen in the back of the store on after the grand opening. (CELINE WUU/ Golden Gate Xpress)   Queens,

28 Aug 2019

Celine’s Culinary Corner: broke & famished $10 tour of the Outer Sunset

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”2″ display=”basic_imagebrowser”]Whether you are new to SF State or a returning student, back to school means back to penny-pinching and finding the best spots around the city to

27 May 2019

Bay Area Guide: Five Places to Celebrate Graduation

Nothing works up an appetite better than four-plus years of coursework and sitting through a bustling Oracle Park graduation ceremony. After walking the stage May 28, new graduates will have

18 Dec 2018

“Gator Grub Alerts” helps students find free food on campus

“Free food” is an eye-catching title for most college students, especially in San Francisco. According to Feeding America, as of 2016, more than 125,000 San Franciscans are food insecure. Much

09 May 2018

Crave, your new craving

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

29 Apr 2018

Taste of the Bay

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

18 Apr 2018

The sago continues: best Asian dessert cafes in San Francisco

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

07 Mar 2018

Making the most with Madison: Best of broth worlds

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

28 Feb 2018

Making the Most with Madison: The best worst sushi around campus

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

14 Feb 2018

Students have a lot to learn from wine

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

06 Feb 2018

Vegan ice cream I didn’t hate

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

15 Dec 2017

Gas interruptions go unexplained

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

22 Nov 2017

Six overlooked gems of Bernal Heights

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

21 Nov 2017

Wasting food is more than just a moral issue

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

23 Oct 2017

Art, dance and food fill Filipino festival

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

11 Oct 2017

The Vegan Experience: Judahlicious

SF State graduate student Mike Petitte is the manager and chef of the Outer Sunset and vegan restaurant, Judahlicious. Petitte, a creative writing major, shares what the restaurant offers and

05 May 2017

8th annual Farm to Fork Lunch draws big crowd

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.

05 Apr 2017

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

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,

15 Mar 2017

Mission Edge Cafe and Rotisserie brings healthy, organic meals to the community

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

15 Feb 2017

Chug Pub brings regional Mexican food to the Sunset

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

25 Jan 2017

Dinosaurs packs a flavorful punch

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

19 Oct 2016

Vista Room – The journey of the taste palette

[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

03 May 2016

I don’t eat meat, but I don’t care if you do

Even in the hyper-liberal city of San Francisco, I get a lot of negative reactions when I say I don’t eat meat. People assume I’m going to judge them if

15 Mar 2016

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

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

20 Nov 2015

Taste of the Bay celebrates 19 years of culinary creation

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

10 Nov 2015

CREAM joins other interactive Food Services at Stonestown

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

26 Aug 2015

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

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.

31 Mar 2015

Local pizzeria success provides business model for the deaf

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

19 Dec 2014

Get your winter started off right with some local holiday fun

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

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.
14 Nov 2014

Taste of the Bay finds new home in downtown San Francisco

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

Nick Moore, 26, watches a film at the first Food Awareness Month meeting at SF State in HSS 306 Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
07 Oct 2014

Inorganic foods lead the discussion during Food Awareness Month’s first event

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,

Sf State alumnus and co-founder of Señor SiSig Evan Kidera takes a break from his busy day to pose for a photo in front of his truck at the Soma Street Food Park Friday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2014.
05 Oct 2014

Senor Sisig food truck made alum’s dream of fusion cuisine a reality

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