Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends
Blowing smoke: Bay Area Bites' Andrew Simmons is ripped for a smackdown. He's blogged an earnest, sweaty argument for good barbecue, along the way bitch-slapping writers he considers terminally clueless (big ouch to Chron's Amanda Gold). But one particular aside smarts like a burn to the forearm: Sadly, like real bagels and perfect pizza slices, there's something about [barbecue] San Francisco doesn't quite get. Sorry, Andrew: Observe food-porn evidence from The Daily Feed (scroll down a bit), big-pixel proof that Pizzaiolo totally gets pizza. On second thought, maybe you meant to exempt Oakland from your hatin'?
Awwww: Just in time to remind us to buy one of those $10 cards that, when opened, plays a tinny version of James Brown's "I Feel Good," Food Gal conjures up a sweet Father's Day memory set in a Chinatown dive. And with crispy meat, no less. Nicely done.