soul food

27 Nov 2018

Farmerbrown in the Tenderloin Shut Their Doors

How is that an establishment like farmerbrown could fall from grace in an age of culinary renaissance inside a city brimming with obsessive foodies? The Tenderloin soul food restaurant mixed up the right ingredients for success when they opened their doors in 2006, but a lot has changed in the

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21 Feb 2016

Filipino Cuisine Pops Up in Oakland Pop-up: Chef Yana Gilbuena

  Filipino chef Yana Gilbuena thrives on traveling and cooking Filipino food. In 2014, she embarked on a 50-week pop-up dinner tour across the 50 U.S. states, and wrapped up the Canadian provinces in 2015.  She started the Latin America Tour in January 2016 but has to postpone due to

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09 Apr 2013

24th Street Series: Pig and Pie

Pig & Pie  Last week I wrote up La Palma as being a paragon of a Mission District 24th Street that is fast being drowned out by higher-end cafes and eateries that cater not to the longtime residents, but to the recent influx of wealthy tech boomers.  This week, I

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15 Jan 2013

Rickybobby’s Lower Haight Soul Food

                      Whichever way you say it, either with an outlandish French accent or with an exaggerated southern drawl, the phrase “Rickybobby” will heretofore be music to my ears, being now associated with great comfort food. It’s rare that I get

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09 Dec 2012

Go Cheap Street with Go Streatery…

When December’s cloudy coldness is nipping at your nips, the last thing that conjures up in your mind is sitting on a curb in a suburban retail shopping plaza to roam from food truck to food truck. When I saw Go Streatery’s menu options online, I immediately strutted down to

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12 Jul 2012

Cheap-ish Puerto Rican: Sol Food @ SF Food Lab

  With my hometown dining companions trailing behind me as I scurried through the Market St. mass traffic of vagabonds and ill-forgotten street pharmacists, it’s impossible not to spot the lone foreign flag hanging outside the door. As a self-proclaimed unpatriotic citizen, the flag represents more than nationalism. The flag

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30 Apr 2011

Souley (and Wholly) Vegan

Brunch: it’s not just about tofu scrambles and hash browns anymore.  At Souley Vegan in Jack London Square in Oakland, they’re servin’ up classic, cheap, Southern-style soul food that’s strictly vegan (do I sound like Guy Fieri yet?). For $10, you can get a whopping plate of food which includes

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02 Mar 2011

Eat Your Soul Out for $10 at Gussie’s

How much greasy, sticky food can you stuff in your face for $10? What’s sweet, savory and crunchy all over? That’s right, chicken and waffles with maple syrup. For those of you dying to take it to the next level above dipping your bacon in your syrup, try a crispy-fried

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