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23 Jan 2016

Martuni’s, Zuni Cafe and It’s Tops: Old Glory in San Francisco’s Navel

Highway 101 blows a continual load of cars onto a zone of central San Francisco difficult to define. Not the Mission, not QUITE the Castro, nor Hayes Valley (although realtors would disagree with that), and not precisely the newly-minted “Mid-Market” either, it’s an odd knot of sinew connecting a variety

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01 Jun 2015

Off Menu: The Best Places to Eat Organ Meat in the Mission

Off Menu is sponsored by Bender’s because they are badass. Drop by and make some bad decisions with some good people! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  The Organ Trail of San Francisco, Episode 1: Stick a Tongue in your Mission Taco For those interested in the consumption of fine entrails, we present to you here within The Organ

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06 May 2015

San Francisco’s “Ethnic” Markets: Sunset Super

Off Menu is our tribute to the service industry. It’s where we cover restaurant openings and bar closings, industry rumors and inside dirt. It’s where we cheer on our favorite chefs, servers, and nightlife superheroes. And the best part is, it comes from those of us that live that life,

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06 Oct 2014

Yemeni’s Restaurant in The Tenderloin, A Tea Partier’s Outrage

Eat cheap Halal food at Yemeni’s I’d bet the left side of my brain that your garden variety Tea Partying dip stick wouldn’t know Yemen from He-Man. Still, the likelihood of Yemeni’s restaurant existing in one of those crazzzzzy red states, serving as it does strictly halal food from the Middle East

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08 Aug 2014

Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 11, Buenos Aires is Red Meat + Red Wine in Large Plastic Bottles

San Telmo’s Parrilla de Freddy Buenos Aires, by most accounts, is a city. Those accounts also attach various adjectives to it such as world-class, cosmopolitan, even Argentinian. One of the many criteria that I petulantly demand a city check off its scan-tron test sheet is the presence of a set

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06 Jun 2014

Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal, Part 10, Dusty Tongue in Argentina

Exterior of El Salteno  As I said in a previous South American dispatch, things get looser, more flavorsome, and less racially homogenous in Argentina the further you penetrate the Northwestern region of the country.  Also, dustier.  I hopped off the bus in the tiny, quaint town of Tilcara, and had

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