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I am a PhD student in Computer Science and a serious food geek.  In my spare time I hack food.  This blog documents my experiments, and what I had for dinner.  I use high-tech and molecular techniques to create new food experiences.  My cooking is hyperlocal and seasonal gastropub cuisine, comfort food elevated using modernist techniques.  I ♥ pork.

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Mar312012

Intern's Guide to San Francisco - Part I Local Resources

Last Summer and fall I interned at Twitter on the search relevance team.  During my internship I lived in two locations: in the Castro and NOPA (north of panhandle) near UCSF.  Here are some notes from my experience for future interns.  First up is a short list of my favorite local SF resources. Knowing me, there is a strong focus on food resources.

Local Resources

7x7 - 'local' online paper
http://www.7x7.com/
- 7x7 is known for its lists.  For example, it has a new Big Eat 2012 List.
http://www.7x7.com/eat-drink/big-eat-2012-list

SF Fun Cheap
- SF Fun cheap was my go-to guide for local events.  The "Most popular" events are often good indicators of what events are hot right now.
SF Weekly
http://www.sfweekly.com/
- Another good local magazine, which primarily focuses on entertainment: music, movies, events, art, and restaurants.  It has a good "Best of" section.  Their food section is pretty good.
SF Gate (online SF Chronicle)
- The Chronicle is one of SFs big newspapers. It has an extensive coverage of major news.  I found the events and food sections particularly useful.
Inside Scoop SF is a blog that focuses on restaurant news
Poor Taste Mag - SF section
SF Eater
SF Grub Street
Annual Events
Start thinking about annual events in and around SF:
(You might start with this list and also another list of food and music festivals.)
Here are a few highlights:
Outside Lands
SF Marathon
Tourist Club Sommerfest
Gilroy Garlic Festival
Pinot Days
Eat Real festival (September)

 

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