January 9, 2017

   

     What is it about Burmese food and long waits? Burma Superstar in the Inner Richmond is legendary for the starving throngs that gather like cicadas at the entrance, killing over an hour in the hope of obtaining a table.  Yamo isn't nearly as popular, but it...

January 9, 2017

   

     Un-expected pockets of commerce are scattered like playing cards on the beat-up, grey basement table that is The Sunset District. One is located on Noriega in the upper Forties.  There's a little bit of everything there: a hair salon, a locals-only dive, a...

January 9, 2017

     Buenos Aires, by most accounts, is a city. Those accounts also attach various adjectives to it such as world-class, cosmopolitan, 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 of d...

January 9, 2017

    

Flaming kidney. Explosive intestine. Numbing uterus. Shrieking thymus gland! Are these ideas scrawled on the white board of a Spanish Inquisition spitballing session? A catalogue made by a doctor of gastric illnesses suffered during the Black Plague? Neit...

January 9, 2017

     

     The burrito world is full of strident opinions. Not enough meat. Structural integrity. Too much rice. Rice?! And there are few culinary discussions in this world more contentious than that between two distinct camps: those who champion the Mission B...

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