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The Top San Francisco Stories of the Month

Sofia Perez | August 4, 2014 | Story Architecture

July brings San Francisco magazine's annual Restaurant issue, so it's no surprise that the most read stories of the month include ones about Yelp reviews, the hottest new restaurant openings, and the best chefs of 2014. But July wasn't all food, all the time—readers also had a yen for men's shorts, painted ladies, and weed delivery services. Here are the top ten most read stories at

1. The Toxic, Abusive, Addictive, Supportive, Codependent Relationship Between Chefs and Yelpers
For 10 years, the citizens reviewers of Yelp have showered restaurants with praise—and pummeled them with abuse. Now chefs are showing the psychological effects.

2. San Francisco Drunkest Neighborhoods, Ranked
You want data journalism? We got data journalism.

3. The Dark Art of the Painted Lady
Throughout the city, florid gingerbread houses are taking a monochrome turn.

4. My Year of Eating Ravenously
Food critic Josh Sens on the best new restaurants of the past 12 months.

5. The 2014 Best Chefs Awards
Meet the newest inductees to San Francisco's Best Chefs Academy.

6. The House of Boomshakalaka
The Stanford frat dudes turned apparel moguls behind Chubbies shorts have staked their business model on selling bro-dom to the masses. And selling, they are.

7. Four New Restaurants to Try Right Now
Starring wood-fired pizza, impeccable sushi, and a bar snack revolution.

8. What It's Like to Buy Weed With Eaze, the “Uber of Pot”
Or is it more the Seamless of cannabis?

9. How to Drink Wine Like a Pro in Walla Walla
What to sip, where to eat, and where to stay in Washington's hottest new wine region.

10. The Case for ReservationHop: Why the Scalping Site Isn't As Loathsome As It Seems
Stanford researcher says the app "could positively impact both consumers and restaurants."

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