Foxsister Korean in the Mission

first_imgWe’ve had a smattering of Korean joints here and there in the Mission, but really not much to speak of.  The BF and I are huge Korean BBQ fans, and we usually have to go to Oakland to get that scratch itched. So we were super excited to hear that a new, at-least-Korean-ish place would be opening so near us.Foxsister.Foxsister takes its name from an ancient, macabre Korean legend about a devil girl who was born of a prayer by a man whose wife only bore him sons. He begged for a daughter, even if she were a fox. The bloody tale is dreamily depicted in a mural on one of the restaurant’s walls (the pic that looks like a slightly Asian Audrey Hepburn.) Foxsister’s décor is wild and kitschy, sparkly and boisterous, and sets the scene for non-traditional, fun and mostly tasty food.  There’s a DJ spinning (reggae and rocksteady tunes our first night — Jah, man!), soju cocktails and Chef Brandon Kirksey’s take on Korean drinking food.I ordered a frozé because everyone on Yelp was raving about them (a slushee made from rosé and soju), and found it refreshing, yet boozy. Tags: food • restaurant reviews Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Foxsister frozé.We started out with the fried chicken wings, OG style (with seaweed salt):Foxsister fried wings.There are two other varieties to choose from:  sweet & spicy and garlic soy. We were ecstatically happy with our choice. There is nothing not to adore about these wings, and could well be the main reason I go back again and again.  Crispy as hell, super-tender inside, with a salty/sweet coating that pings all your taste buds at once. We got the basket, which was plenty for a starter, and I felt like the mythical Foxsister as we devoured them like rabid wolverines.  There are “Plenty of Wings” and “A Lot of Chicken” options, too. I’d get more next time.Next, we ordered banchan — those little plates of Korean side dishes that come with your BBQ — kimchis, fried little fishies, garlicky noodles, crispy fried potatoes, etc. — that make every bite of Korean BBQ a new adventure. Here, the banchan is limited — five plates for $9 (yes, they’re usually free at KBBQs, but this isn’t KBBQ) — and five flavors:  a squid jerky-like dish, sprouts, cucumber kimchi, regular kimchi and some sautéed shrooms. While we liked the sprouts and kimchis OK, the squid thing was like eating wet, wadded-up paper towels.  Why would you ever do that? We didn’t, we left it behind. And the mushrooms were insipid, while also being too sweet. Eh, three out of five. But they need to work on their banchan.We ordered the banchan in anticipation of the BF’s next dish:Foxsister bulgogi.Billed as spicy pork bulgogi, known as daeji bulgogi in Korean BBQ joints, it is the BF’s favorite dish, bar none. It consists of fatty pork that’s been marinated in Korean chili pepper, Asian pear, soy and other items, and then grilled over a charcoal fire, sometimes at your table, sometimes not. The result is a spicy, caramelized, delicious dish of pork bits with little sweetish meat crunchies at the end. It’s a heavenly concoction, when done right. We were not thrilled with this one. It was a little too sweet, and I swear I detected something like Mexican chili powder in the spicing. I did like that, besides the lettuce, raw garlic and jalapeño slices to make wraps with, there was thin pickled daikon too. Don’t get me wrong — if you’ve never had KBBQ, you’ll like this dish just fine. It’s grilled spicy pork, after all.I went for the Kimchi Hellfire Stew for my main:Foxsister kimchi jjigae.Usually known as kimchi jjigae, the dish is meant to be served bubbling hot in a stone bowl, packed with kimchi, tofu and broth; this version includes pork belly. The BF dubbed it “Campbell’s tomato soup,” but I found it homey, if a little one-note. I thought it had a decent amount of heat, although certainly not “hellfiery.”  It was even better the next day; I took two-thirds of it home (big portion) and added some of the BF’s sliced jalapeno and garlic to it. The pork, which was a bit tough at the table, softened up the next day, too. This is comfort food, good on a rainy day — or for a hangover.I realized after our meal that night that it was only their third week open, so we decided to wait to go back, to give them time to get some of the new-car smell out (the food took a while to come out, for example, though the place wasn’t all that busy when we arrived).Our second visit, more than a month later, was more successful. We asked, and found that you can order a combination of the wings, so we got the other two that we hadn’t tried yet.Foxsister fried wingsThe soy and garlic wings managed to retain their crispiness, but the sweet & spicy (honey and gochujang — a Korean chili paste) did not. I’m not a fan of Korean-style sweet & spicy wings anyway, as they’re always too sweet for me.  These weren’t overly saccharine, but also weren’t that spicy, and neither of these came close to the OG wings of our first night. We did enjoy, however, the little cubes of pickled daikon that accompanied them.Next, we split an order of kimchi nachos:Foxsister kimchi nachos with pork skins.A bowl of what I presumed was queso (like the stuff you get at Mexican restos) blended with kimchi came out topped with jalapenos, gochugaru (Korean chili flakes) and scallions. The dipping mechanisms were pork skins and fried, sliced lotus root. Now, this is drinking food at its finest. I could eat this dish until all the cows came home, went out again, trashed the town, and came home to pass out. Our only complaint was that some portions of the pork rinds were so tough as to be inedible, but most were ethereal, crunchy beings of lightness. The lotus root was perfect with the cheese, and I’d like more of it, please. This is nothing you’d ever find on a Korean menu, of course, but who cares? What fun.We also had some beef & pork dumplings which were pretty hearty and tasty:Foxsister dumplings.And a mung bean pancake with spicy ground beef, which was just OK:Foxsister pancake.Of course, we brought most of those last two dishes home with us and the BF devoured them later, after cocktails, maintaining the spirit of bar food.I’m dying to try the Dungeness crab noodles (hurry — while it’s still in season! –and the fried oysters with hot kewpie mayo sound intriguing. There’s pork fried rice, spicy octopus and oxtail too, and I hope the menu changes up a bit.  But really, I’d love to sit at the bar and just mow down wings with some Hite beer.  Or Veuve Cliquot! Because Foxsister rolls like that, too.Foxsister.Foxsister3161 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110415-829-7814 center_img 0%last_img read more

SAINTS have announced their 19man squad for Sunda

first_imgSAINTS have announced their 19-man squad for Sunday’s Challenge Cup for Sunday’s Carnegie Challenge Cup tie with Featherstone Rovers.As expected, Chris Flannery and Josh Perry miss out through injury and therefore there is a call up for Jordan Hand – a prop forward from the U20s set up.He joins teammates Joe Greenwood and Warren Thompson and therefore one of those three will make their first team debut at the weekend.The squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 12. Jon Wilkin, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 18. Matty Ashurst, 21. Shaun Magennis, 22. Jamie Foster, 24. Tom Armstrong, 27. Nathan Ashe, 28. Thomas Makinson, 29. Scott Hale, 32. Joe Greenwood, 33. Warren Thompson, 34. Jordan Hand.Daryl Powell, Rovers’ Head Coach, will choose from:1. Ian Hardman, 2. Bryn Powell, 3. Sam Smeaton, 4. Andrew Bostock, 5. Tom Saxton, 6. Andy Kain, 7. Liam Finn, 8. Tony Tonks, 9. Ben Kaye, 10. Stuart Dickens, 11. Jon Grayshon, 12. Tim Spears, 13. Matty Dale, 14. Liam Welham, 15. Michael Haley, 16. Iain Morrison, 17. Greg Worthington, 18. Ross Divorty, 19. Zak Hardaker, 20. Dominic Dee, 21. James Davey, 22. Jon Steel, 23. Tom Carr, 24. Mufaro Mvududu, 25. David Nurse, 26. Ryan Gaunt, 27. Dave Williams, 28. Jonny Hepworth, 29. Tom Hemingway, 30. Kirk Netherton, Nathan Chappell, Matty Johnson, Cayci Pearson.The match kicks off at 3pm and the referee is James Child.If you can’t make the match, it will be covered extensively in the new look Match Centre as well as on Saints’ Official Twitter and Facebook sites.Tickets for the match are still on sale at the Saints Superstore in St Helens Town Centre, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on to www.saintssuperstore.comYou can also gain entry through the cash turnstiles on Sunday (North, West and East) or buy tickets from the ticket office on the day (from 1pm). Turnstiles open at 1.30pm.last_img read more

KEIRON Cunningham says although Saints produced a

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham says although Saints produced a barnstorming finish Hull KR were more than worthy winners on Friday night.His side pulled it back to 24-22 but ultimately couldn’t grab a point.“They deserved to win the game I thought and a draw would probably have been a disservice to them,” he said. “They were super in the second half.“We gifted them three tries in the first but all credit to by boys, they took it to the end and made it interesting.“We were getting down their end of the field comfortably but our execution was really poor.”He continued: “James Roby had a concussion and will have a head test in the week. We can’t lay the blame on injuries or those coming off the field. Hull took their chances and we didn’t. We made for an interesting finish but the best team won on the night.“The boys prepared well; we were ready for it. We started the game well and I was justified in my thoughts that we would do well. I have no concerns about next week; we will patch our team together and go again.“Eventually that loss comes closer the longer you keep on winning and we have to be proud of what we have done in the last six weeks. That game was there for the taking though and we didn’t capitalise on that. We live and learn and move on.”last_img read more

FATHERS Day is just around the corner and First U

first_imgFATHER’S Day is just around the corner and First Utility, title sponsors of the Super League, are searching for the most inspirational St Helens supporters.Has your Father inspired you to achieve something great? Did he pass on an important personal quality or passion that makes you who you are today?We want to hear your stories and one lucky father will be rewarded with a signed shirt and a hospitality experience at Langtree Park to share with his son or daughter.We all know about the Burgess boys and their father Mark, the Cunninghams and their ties to the Saints, but perhaps, the Arkwright family are one of the most impressive Rugby League dynasties of all time. Between John, John Jr and Chris, the family represented St Helens and Great Britain almost continually between 1928 and 1990.Share your stories of your inspirational Father with us via our Facebook page – In 200 words or less, tell us how your Father has inspired you, or passed on something important in your life and you could be treating him to a VIP First Utility Super League experience!Terms & ConditionsThe prize consists of a hospitality package for you and your Father (2 tickets) at a regular season game of your choice, dependent on availability.The package does not include travel to or from the groundEntrants are reminded that tickets are issued subject to club regulations and the Conditions of Entry relevant to those tickets. Competition open to all UK residents with the exception of employees of First Utility, Super League Clubs, the RFL or Hatch Communications, their immediate families, agents or anyone else associated with the administration. No cash alternative will be offered.The competition closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 21st MayIn the event of unforeseen circumstances, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.All entrants must be willing to participate in publicity should they be a winner.We reserve the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition if, in our sole discretion, the competition is not capable of being conducted as specified in the competition rules.last_img read more

The game kicks off at 1pm and Head Coach Ian Talbo

first_imgThe game kicks off at 1pm and Head Coach Ian Talbot has named his squad.It is:Aaron Smith, Ben Morris, Calvin Wellington, Chris Follin, Danny Richardson, Dave Eccleston, Dominique Peyroux, Jack Ashworth, Jonah Cunningham, Jordan Olmez, Josh Eaves, Liam Cooper, Matty Costello, Owen Smith, Ricky Bailey, Sean Croston, Tom Nisbet.Entry is free for Saints 2017 Members – tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £2 for juniors.Greg Richards and Jake Spedding are set to play for Sheffield on dual reg this weekend.The Eagles host Hull KR in the Kingstone Press Championship on Sunday (3pm).last_img

ABC store approved for Maco Road in Brunswick County

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — During its monthly meeting, the NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission approved a new store for Brunswick County.According to a news release, the ABC store will be located at 3660 Maco Road.- Advertisement – The approval is contingent on no objections for the location during the 30-day period for public comment, which actually ends tomorrow.A media contact for the NC ABC Commission says even though the new location was approved today, a sign was put up at the location 29 days ago, which is why public comment will end on March 8.During the meeting, the Commission also ratified 59 hearing cases that resulted in penalties in excess of $70,000.Related Article: Leland restaurant closes, others on the waylast_img

Alleged killer and robber refuses extradition to remain in NC

first_imgJames Laverne Bellamy arrested in connection to Food Lion murder, Carolina Inn robbery. Photo: HCPD) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WBTW) — The man charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of another man in a Longs Food Lion parking lot and armed robberies across state lines appeared in court in North Carolina on Monday.The Columbus County Clerk of Court confirmed James Bellamy refused extradition during a court appearance. Bellamy’s bond was also increased to include three felony robbery with a deadly weapon charges from the Chadbourn Police Department. His bond for these charges is $500,000. Bellamy’s bond on other charges remains at $5 million.- Advertisement – According to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, because Bellamy fought extradition, he will remain in the county until at least his next court appearance on September 14.Click here to read more.last_img read more

911 calls released in alleged Oak Island killing

first_img “I think my sister may have killed or seriously harmed my mom,” said Eric Copenhaver.  “She was having this delusion that my mom was public enemy number one and that she was out to get her.”The suspect Julia Copenhaver accused of murdering her mom Susan. Her brother Eric telling 911 operators about his last call with his sister.“And I kept asking,’Is mom alive, is mom alive?’ and in one response she said ‘no.’”Related Article: Publix signs lease on store in Oak IslandOak Island police told the district attorney’s office when they responded to this Oak Island home Julia answered the door covered in what was believed to be her mother’s blood.The family says Julia had a psychotic episode weeks earlier. Adding that she was admitted  and checked herself out against doctors orders.“We were trying to get her on her anti-psychotic meds,” said Eric to the 911 operator. “She’s been refusing to take them the past week. Yesterday around 11 A.M. she just bolted out of my house here in Northern Virginia.”Her brother fearing the worst after he called their mother in Oak Island.“I called my mom’s cellphone a few minutes ago and my sister answered.”The first sign that something has gone terribly wrong.“Something is going on there that is not right,” said Susan’s sister, Julia’s aunt Janice MaCrae in her call to 911. “I’m not sure what they are going into. Okay? I’m trying to find out if my sister is okay because she is not answering her cellphone.”Copenhaver is charged with first degree murder and is being held without a bond. WWAY reached out to her immediate family but they did not want to comment right now on the tragic situation. OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — A daughter allegedly killing her own mother. It’s one of the most gruesome murders to happen in Oak Island in years based upon the picture police painted.Last Thursday, the 911 calls that came in to Brunswick County dispatch reveal more details about what happened.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Proposed bill could regulate fishermen more in North Carolina

first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — More regulations could be coming for people who fish in North Carolina.A proposed House Bill now aims to regulate certain species.- Advertisement – “I think overfishing is just more of overpopulation in general,” recreational fisherman Skyler Gable said.“We’re like the scapegoats, and this is the scapegoat bill,” commercial fisherman Joe Romano said.Recreational and commercial fishermen are not thrilled about more proposed fishing regulations in North Carolina.Related Article: Peterson files bill to reinstate film tax credit program“It will hurt recreational fishermen just as bad, if not worse,” Romano said. “In terms of commercial fishermen, you can’t, top-down, come up with this one-size-fits-all management structure.”If it becomes law, a proposed bill would require a minimum size limit for certain species of fish caught.Joe Romano owns Seaview Crab Company. He says the population of different species has nothing to do with fishermen.“It has to do with the environmental conditions or the weather conditions that particular season or year,” Romano said. “Now, they’re trying to make it such that now we have to watch every one of these fish that are typically thousands and thousands schooled together.”The bill aims to make sure 75% of young Spot, Atlantic Croaker, Kingfish, Striped Mullet, Southern Flounder and Bluefish reach maturity and reproduce at least once.Romano thinks that other things like water quality and dredging are impacting fish populations more than overfishing.Even recreational fishers like Gable think the rules are too much.“Pretty frustrating,” Gable said. “I definitely would say that. there shouldn’t really be rules on fishing. The ocean is massive.”The “Let Them Spawn” bill now heads to the State Senate for consideration.last_img read more

Brisk voting and long queues as Indias giant election begins

first_img SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Voters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De ChowdhuriVoters line up to cast their votes outside a polling station during the first phase of general election in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri Indians began voting in the first phase of a mammoth general election on Thursday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term after campaigning strongly on his national security record following a flare-up in tensions with Pakistan.Reuters reporters saw long queues outside many polling stations. The Election Commission said voters were turning out in large numbers in an eastern district where Maoist insurgents were blamed for a bomb attack on Tuesday, which killed a state legislator from Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and four security officials.Two people were also killed on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir, the country’s only Muslim majority state, prompting authorities to increase security even further.Shadab Ali, an 18-year-old first-time voter in the volatile Muzaffarnagar constituency in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, queued with a group of friends at a polling station set up in a primary school. Hindu-Muslim riots there killed at least 65 people before the previous election in 2014.“Modi has worked but not done enough for us,” said Ali, a Muslim. “We want development. I’ve voted for development.”Voters came to three polling stations in Muzaffarnagar on foot, by bicycle and motorcycle, in cars and on tractors.Voting in the first of seven rounds is being held in 91 parliament constituencies across 20 states and federally administered regions. There are 543 seats at stake.Almost 900 million of India’s 1.3 billion people are eligible to vote. The first phase of voting covers an electorate of 142 million, some of whom will vote in pink booths staffed by female security personnel and polling officials.The election is spread over 39 days, with the final phase on May 19 and the result announced four days later.Modi’s BJP is the frontrunner despite economic distress over mounting unemployment and weak farm incomes in rural areas, where two-thirds of Indians live.Modi said on Twitter as voting began the mood nationwide was running in favour of his alliance.NATIONALIST UPSURGEPollsters say support for the BJP rose in response to Modi’s tough stance against Pakistan. Aerial clashes between the nuclear-armed neighbours followed a Pakistan-based militant organisation’s suicide attack in February that killed 40 paramilitary police in disputed Kashmir.The main opposition Congress party has sought allies among regional parties to defeat the BJP over its record on the economy. Congress wrested three major farming states from the BJP in state polls in December by promising to waive the outstanding loans of distressed farmers.However, the upsurge in nationalist fervour has undermined its strategy.“I support the prime minister’s policies, especially his foreign policy,” Sachin Tyagi, 38, a mobile phone shop owner, told Reuters near a polling station in Uttar Pradesh, which sends the most lawmakers to the lower house of parliament among all states.“He’s improved India’s global standing and taken revenge against the enemies of the country. I am happy with Modi-ji but the employment situation could be improved,” he said.Voters streamed into the same polling station as Tyagi early on Thursday, with young men in jeans and shorts, older men in white kurtas and women in colourful sarees standing in line.DIVIDED OPPOSITIONGilles Verniers, a political science professor at Ashoka University near New Delhi, predicted Congress, led by Rahul Gandhi, would struggle to catch the BJP.“The gap between Congress and the BJP is still enormous, so no one is seriously thinking that Congress is going to fill that gap,” he said. “The opposition landscape remains heavily fragmented.”An average of four opinion polls showed the BJP alliance on course to win 273 of the 545 seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, a much-reduced majority from the more than 330-seat margin it won in 2014. The Lok Sabha also includes two seats reserved for the Anglo-Indian community.The BJP alone won a landslide 282 seats five years ago, securing a clear single-party majority for the first time in decades and raising hopes of economic reform after a period of sluggish growth.Congress is trying to rebuild its appeal after winning only 44 seats in 2014 and has promised monthly handouts of 6,000 rupees (66 pounds) for the poorest families.It hopes to win enough seats to lure regional parties opposed to Modi after the election and form the government.WhatsApplast_img read more