chinese

17 Feb 2020

Brave Journalist Researches Coronavirus with Chinese Food and Beer

by Limus Woods When the Novel Coronavirus hit the United States, I really began to worry. Especially being here in Boston, where a young University of Massachusetts student contracted it. I started seeing more and more locals in facemasks.  I walked past one student on Massachusetts Avenue who had on

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17 Oct 2017

Marie Seise, the First Chinese Woman in San Francisco

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a new column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. Chinese culture is an

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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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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08 Aug 2013

Kingdom of Noodles is Disquieting and Delicious

              King of Noodles   Another King of (insert food item considered sovereign among its kind here) Restaurant?  Yes.  Does the grandiosity of its title belie its humble nature? Again, yes.  The Sunset District’s King of Noodles won’t be featured on any CNN news tickers, nor will

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09 Jul 2013

So Noodles in Soma are So Good!

  So Noodles Almost always, one of two means are used in selecting the next spot upon which to grace my wobbly prose: either word of mouth, or spur-of-the-moment curiosity.  Working in the restaurant industry myself, I’m constantly fielding a steady stream of recommendations from cooks, bartenders, servers, etc., not to

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08 Jan 2013

Hakka Restaurant

Hakka Restaurant Most restaurants, or rather, most businesses tend to line up along urban trenches of varying size and length, barnacles barely clinging to the wave-buffeted crags of commerce. But, once in a while on a ride or walk about town you’ll come upon a singular little place wedged into

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02 Jan 2013

Clement Street Series: Good Luck Dim Sum

                    I’ve been to quite a few dim sum joints in the past couple of weeks and I’ve inevitably arrived at certain comparisons.   The women of Wing Lee have stripped their operation down to its essentials:  “Want food? Have money?

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12 Dec 2012

Clement Street Series: Happy Garden Dim Sum

                Happy Garden Restaurant   One could argue that Chinese dim sum is the Grand Pu Bah of small plates traditions.  Because it’s Chinese.  And anything Chinese, be it pottery, noodle-making, basket-weaving or the serving of various little bits of food  to be

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