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Dining, SFoodie Can't Believe I've Never Been: El Gran Taco Loco

Can't Believe I've Never Been: El Gran Taco Loco

Welcome to Can’t Believe I’ve Never Been, a recurring feature where food writers who very sincerely intend on going to the Restaurant at Meadowood someday recount their lapses in under-the-radar eating adventures. Although Divisadero is hogging the limelight these…
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Music, All Shook Down Earl Sweatshirt Gives Stage Invader Lesson In Respecting Personal Space

Earl Sweatshirt Gives Stage Invader Lesson In Respecting Personal Space

Earl Sweatshirt was accosted from behind during a performance in Sydney, Australia over the weekend. In a video, posted below, a crazed fan sneaks up behind the rapper and grabs at his face — perhaps in over-enthusiastic attempt to hug…
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Dining, SFoodie Eat This: Miso and Cream Cheese Salad at FuseBOX

Eat This: Miso and Cream Cheese Salad at FuseBOX

It’s a funny thing to go to a place that consistently gets such high praise as West Oakland’s FuseBOX — cue The Who, because sorry, the name always makes me think of Squeezebox — and come out raving about a salad.…
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News, The Snitch Pro-Airbnb Campaign Racks Up Political Endorsements

Pro-Airbnb Campaign Racks Up Political Endorsements

Mayor Ed Lee, Assemblyman David Chiu, and Supervisors Scott Wiener and Mark Farrell have signed on to Airbnb's campaign to defeat a ballot initiative aimed at strictly regulating short-term rentals in San Francisco. The initiative, sponsored by ShareBetter SF, would…
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Dining, SFoodie Scientists Discover a Sixth Taste

Scientists Discover a Sixth Taste

Scientific discoveries tend to go in one of three directions as they penetrate the public consciousness: fascinating the hell out of people (pictures of Pluto), eliciting a big “duh” because the research merely confirmed what anyone with common sense…
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Dining, SFoodie Bernal Heights Gets a Party Bus

Bernal Heights Gets a Party Bus

Bringing the no-tipping trend out of the restaurant universe and into a brewpub, Old Bus Tavern has opened to some fanfare on Mission Street in Bernal Heights, as the principals are homebrew aficionados. Unrelated to the Bus Stop Bar…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco is Getting Sued for Violating Free Speech and Brainwashing its Citizenry

San Francisco is Getting Sued for Violating Free Speech and Brainwashing its Citizenry

The American Beverage Association, a lobbying group and trade union that represents the “non-alcoholic, refreshment beverage industry,” is suing San Francisco. The ABA argues that the city violated the First Amendment when the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist NSFW: Pics from Yesterday's Up Your Alley Street Fair (Contains Lots of Butts!)

NSFW: Pics from Yesterday's Up Your Alley Street Fair (Contains Lots of Butts!)

Unlike last year's Folsom Street Fair, when the fog essentially didn't lift all day, this year's Up Your Alley (aka Dore Alley) was sunny. Folsom's Dirty Little Brother was the usual amalgam of old-school leather, furry chests, big boobies,…
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News, The Snitch $10,000 For Whoever Has Information About Sacramento's Serial Livestock Murderer

$10,000 For Whoever Has Information About Sacramento's Serial Livestock Murderer

It’s been a troubling year for livestock in Sacramento. As the Sac Bee reports, the remains of a decapitated goat were found in a paper bag on Saturday, the latest in a string of more than a dozen animal…
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Music, All Shook Down Morrissey Brings His Ageless Voice and YouTube Politics to San Jose State University

Morrissey Brings His Ageless Voice and YouTube Politics to San Jose State University

Morrissey July 25, 2015 Event Center, San Jose State University Click here for a slideshow of the concert. Better Than: Getting bitten by a tick. Yeesh. Well, it wouldn’t be a Morrissey show if someone didn’t cancel. In this case,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Confederate-Flag-Clad Stripper at an S.F. Judge's Retirement Party

Confederate-Flag-Clad Stripper at an S.F. Judge's Retirement Party

· The party planner was from South Carolina…
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Music, All Shook Down Death Grips Please With Stripped-Down Performance

Death Grips Please With Stripped-Down Performance

An Evening With Death Grips July 25, 2015 The Fillmore Death Grips: Making a mockery of the music business since 2010. The line for experimental hip-hop group Death Grips stretched well past Imperial Health Spa (which is a full…
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News, The Snitch The Real Reason Republicans Embrace the Sharing Economy

The Real Reason Republicans Embrace the Sharing Economy

Technology can screw the poor much harder than politics can…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>The Stanford Prison Experiment</i>'s Michael Angarano Plays a Very Different Kind of Character

The Stanford Prison Experiment's Michael Angarano Plays a Very Different Kind of Character

Decades after the Stanford Prison Experiment, Dr. Philip Zimbardo's 1971 study on the psychology of imprisonment, we continue to see incidents — from Guantanamo Bay to Abu Ghraib — that demonstrate the systemic influence on individuals in social…
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Dining, SFoodie The Strand Theater Has a Shockingly Affordable Lunch

The Strand Theater Has a Shockingly Affordable Lunch

After several months of marble staircase demolitions, vintage neon sign restorations, and fireproofing exposed I-beams and then getting stagehands to paint a veneer over them so that they look raw, A.C.T.’s Strand Theater is open for business. While the…
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Dining, SFoodie Tastelessness, Napkin-lessness, and Other Perils of Eating Barbecue at Starbucks

Tastelessness, Napkin-lessness, and Other Perils of Eating Barbecue at Starbucks

  A woman in a green apron called out my name over the chatter of the people and the speakers' corporate reggae. “Mike? Mike?” Squeezing my way through the crowd to where she'd stood, I found a white paper bag…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With <i>Pixels</i> Director Chris Columbus About Pac-Man and President Chris Christie

Chatting With Pixels Director Chris Columbus About Pac-Man and President Chris Christie

Decades ago, local filmmaker Chris Columbus gained a cult-like following with films such as The Goonies and Gremlins. Columbus recreates the world of the '80s in his newest film Pixels, which centers around extraterrestrials threatening to end life on…
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Music, All Shook Down Afrolicious and Midtown Social Take Congas to Cathedrals

Afrolicious and Midtown Social Take Congas to Cathedrals

Afrolicious Midtown Social Thursday, July 23, 2015 The Chapel Better than: that wildly indulgent rave-in-a-cave scene of The Matrix Reloaded. The Chapel breeds pleasure and liberation the way churches foster severity and inhibition. A single disco ball hanging from the…
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News, The Snitch Here Are All the Streets the SF Marathon Is Going to Eff Up on Sunday

Here Are All the Streets the SF Marathon Is Going to Eff Up on Sunday

On Sunday, thousands of San Franciscans will have to make a kind of Sophie’s Choice: throw in a ball gag and head to Dore Alley, or slip on a soft cotton headband and run in the San Francisco Marathon. No…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist NBD: Oakland Artist Swampy's Exhibit Shows the Romance of Dropping Out

NBD: Oakland Artist Swampy's Exhibit Shows the Romance of Dropping Out

Less than a year-and-a-half after many longtime galleries were expelled from 77 Geary Street, it’s good to know that new ones are still popping back up. Chandran Gallery, which opened in 2013 to exhibit contemporary artists at all career…
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