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    March 12, 2014

    W. Kamau Bell May Have Lost His TV Show, But He Hasn't Lost His Edge

    Standup comics are rarely one-trick ponies nowadays. Some act in movies, others in sitcoms and a handful even take a crack at the music business. But only a small minority ever host their very own TV show. The Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell ran on FX for two seasons, making t ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Former Miss Missouri Is Marrying Barry Zito

    Image viaBarry Zito's new bride, 2007 Miss Missouri Amber Seyer.​Miss Missouri is becoming Mrs. Missouri-Zito. Amber Marie Seyer, who represented the Show-Me State in the 2007 Miss USA pageant, is marrying San Fransisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito this weekend. This is one of those prom king and q ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Today in Chain-Restaurant Litigation: Chipotle Loses, Taco Bell "Wins"

    Image via​Some days it feels like every major national restaurant chain is involved in litigation.Today is one of those days.First, we have this report from the San Francisco Chronicle that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to listen to an appeal from mega-burrito kingpins Chipotle after a lower ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Interview: Joel Selvin, Sammy Hagar Red Autobiography Co-Author, on How He Collaborated with the Red Rocker

    ​In nearly 40 years as a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, Joel Selvin had a unique landscape to contend with as a writer. Some of his most famous subjects that he was writing about lived right there in the same zip code - bands such as The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis & The News, Jour ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Caffeine Kills

    Time reports that a man died of a caffeine overdose. Michael Lee Bedford, a 23-year-old Brit, died after eating spoonfuls of powdered caffeine at a party - the equivalent of 70 energy drinks. If he'd opted for a more traditional manner of death by caffeine intoxication, he could have consumed 100 cu ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Chinese Interests Prep for Possible Take-Over of Canada's Biggest Fertilizer Company

    A consortium of state-backed Chinese companies are looking to take over the Potash Corporation, a Canadian-based company that's one of the world's largest fertilizer producers. The New York Times explains the possible implications of such a huge link in the modern food chain belonging to Chinese int ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Taste By Niche's Ted Kilgore: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Taste by Niche bartender Ted Kilgore. Below is a Q&A with Kilgore, followed by a video of him mixing an El Maestro No. 1 cocktail. Alissa Nelson​The "10,000 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Why Do Missouri Conservatives Care About California Law?

    The invisible hand...of conservative Missouri dollars.​This November, Californians will vote on suspending environmental standards until the jobs picture improves there. And one of the top donors in favor of temporarily dropping the standards is a foundation ... from Missouri?    "C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    A-Foraging We Will Go in San Francisco

    While Midwesterners have gone mushroom hunting for generations, foraging is just catching on in San Francisco's urban culinary jungle. The San Francisco Chronicle features chefs like Iso Rabins, who's been hosting tasting menus of foraged goodies. Chicago's getting a Michelin Guide. According to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Frankenfish - Coming Soon to a Fish Farm Near You!

    Are you sure it's not Frankenfish? The FDA's on the verge of approving a Massachusetts company's bid to create a fast-growing genetically engineered salmon, according to McClatchy News. California takes organic produce seriously. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the state fined Valley End F ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.26

    Although a $1.5 billion settlement was reached months ago for discriminated African-American farmers, the plaintiffs have yet to see the money. Roland S. Martin of CNN gives his take on the situation, and how the history of American racism has affected black farmers. The food safety bill's still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.16

    The FDA gives a boost to small organic farms with a variety of new efforts to improve conditions for farmers. "Guys, this is your window - use it," USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan told organic farmers and the companies that work with them on Wednesday. According to the San Francisco Chronic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 3.25

    ​Senate passes massive school lunch bill. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 will require schools to be alerted to food recalls and improve nutritional standards. (USA Today) While American populations of domesticated honeybees continues to decrease, their increasing around the world. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 2.17

    ​ Study shows that people like a little personal space with their meals. (Detroit Free Press)Olympics highlight Canadian wines. (The Globe and Mail)Salt's the bad guy again. How to reduce. it. (San Francisco Chronicle)Improving aqualculture. (Los Angeles Times)Mark Morford's pretty sure every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Adds Investigative Reporters to Masthead

    The Anheuser-Busch InBev beat remains vacant, but the local daily is beefing up its investigative chops in other areas with the just-announced hiring of two new reporters. Jim Doyle, a former investigative reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who's been covering airier subjects of late, will wor ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.26

    ​ Highlights of the Winter Fancy Food Show. (San Francisco Chronicle)A good decade for cocktails. (New York Times)How the "winter capital of fresh vegetable production" keeps the U.S. in fruits and vegetables. (Yuma Sun)Presenting wine at the table falling out of favor. (Detroit Free Press)

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    October 19, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10.19

    ​ One year after peanut butter recalls, the industry's doing better than ever. (Associated Press)Grain harvest delay could raise prices of conventionally-produced meat. (Reuters)Twitter to raise funds for literacy program through wine sales. (San Francisco Chronicle)How restaurant critics tr ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009
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    August 20, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 8.20

    ​ Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater, a memoir by New York Times food critic Frank Bruni, hits bookstores today. The book discusses Bruni's history of eating disorders, which aren't uncommon in the food industry. (Detroit Free Press, San Francisco Chronicle)A new Illinois law ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8.17

    ​Supervalu, the parent company of Shop 'n Save, recalls frozen mac and cheese for listeria contamination. (Associated Press)Marion Nestle has some ideas for improving school lunches. So do Whole Foods and Ann Cooper. (San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times)Peaches top the Environmental Wor ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8.14

    ​The latest food recalls include listeria-tainted cheese in Pennsylvania and New York, and E.coli in ground beef in California and Arizona.  (United Press International, Los Angeles Times)Whole Foods CEO John Mackey gives his two cents on health care reform. Ezra Klein responds. (Wall Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 3.18

    North Korea refuses to accept food aid from the U.S. (BBC News)Here's an interesting approach to working in a very loud restaurant: a lawsuit. (San Francisco Chronicle)Cupcakes are so five years ago. The new hotness? Whoopie pies. (New York Times)

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    March 4, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 3.4

    A bipartisan effort in the U.S. Senate to strengthen the FDA's food-safety powers. (San Francisco Chronicle)A record number of British pubs closed last year, with much blame being assigned to a beer tax. (Guardian)The hottest cut of meat right now? Would you believe the cube steak? (New York Times)

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    February 24, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 2.24

    President Obama selects the woman who wrote the rules on what is and isn't organic to be second-in-command at the Department of Agriculture. (Reuters)Some in Congress think now the political will exists to create a single food-safety agency. (AP)Legendary rancher Bill Niman will no longer eat the be ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 2.19

    Pork mega-producer Smithfield Foods is cutting jobs, closing factories and losing stock value. (AP)Guilty pleas in a big food-safety and graft case involving California's tomato-processing industry. (San Francisco Chronicle)A new study suggests eating apples might fight breast cancer. (Daily Telegra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    AB/InBev Loves It Some Futbol, err, Football

    The economy has several advertisers sitting out this year's Super Bowl, but not AB/InBev. The Belgium-based brewer of Bud Light and everyone's favorite, Hoegaarden, has bought four-and-a-half minutes of time during the February 1 contest. The company's creative director, Bob La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10.20

    Do you know how much you spend on food? This reporter asks random shoppers. (San Francisco Chronicle) An attempt to create the world's largest ostrich sandwich in Iran goes horribly -- or maybe deliciously -- awry. The battle over the iPhone beer widget. Which I'm sure means something to somebody. ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.15

    April saw the largest one-month rise in food costs in the U.S. since 1990. (Washington Post) The Bush administration and the International Monetary Fund disagree over the role of biofuels in rising food costs. (AP) The House passes the farm bill with a veto-proof majority. President Bush objects t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 1.17 A group of European bioethics experts question whether we should clone animals for food. (AFP) An effort to repeal the state of California's stringent new standards for raw milk. Proponents of raw milk argue that what bacteria might exist in raw milk poses no threat to humans. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 10/24

    U.S. food safety inspectors are taking steps to prevent another E. coli outbreak. (Reuters) The kind of raw food that after consumption won't make you take a mad dash to the restroom (though, there's no guarantee) makes a comeback in San Francisco supermarkets. (San F ... More >>

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    September 21, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 9/21

    Both the House and the Senate have now passed a bill expanding the FDA's powers. Though most of these new powers relate to drug safety, there are some provisions for food safety. (AP) Some of the greens in the recent E. coli outbreak in Dole salad mix came from the same ... More >>

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    July 4, 2007
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    February 28, 2007
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    December 13, 2006

    Rich Man, Poor Man

    Rags-to-riches flick declares: Money does indeed buy happi(y)ness.

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    August 16, 2006

    Newsless in St. Louis

    Survey: Post-Dispatch finishes dead last in urban coverage.

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    September 1, 2004
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    March 13, 2002

    Giants' Lesson: Part 2

    How Frisco success ruined case for stadium welfare handouts

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    November 10, 1999


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