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  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    A Side of Cider: S.F.'s Best Hard Ciders

    We San Franciscans love this time of year: leaves changing, sweater weather, and especially the seasonal treats at our favorite haunts. But if the spiced apple cider at your local café isn't cutting it, try something a little harder. We've rounded up our five favorite hard ciders in the city.

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2013
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    April 5, 2013

    Best Bags for 24-Pack Beer Transportation

    Since this weekend's rainy forecast has been revised, we imagine that the next few days might include some relaxing in the park for some of you. In which case, we direct your attention to the fun-loving boys at Thrillist, who have done the on-the-ground research on the best bags that can hold at lea ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013
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    March 26, 2013

    Finding the Flow at the New Bi-Rite Market

    Bi-Rite on 18th Street, a hot Friday afternoon, is bedlam. You'll hear conversations on beef cuts and see shoppers elbowing for real estate at the deli, standing before the wine shelves with a practiced look of helplessness in hopes of attracting an employee for help, and eye-gouging toddlers with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Bi-Rite Opens Second Location, Divisadero Will Never Be the Same

    In what is one of the most anticipated expansions in the city this year, Bi-Rite Market opened its doors on its second location on Divisadero today. The boutique market, formerly only found on 18th between Guerrero and Dolores, is a foodie haven, with hundreds of small-batch, locally sourced, hard-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Ernesto Gonzalez Acosta Identified as Man Murdered Near Alamo Square

    Police are investigating a fatal shooting that killed 23-year-old Ernesto Gonzalez Acosta near Alamo Square early Sunday morning. According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, police were called to the intersection of Webster and Hayes at about 2 a.m. on reports of shots fired. When they arrived, they fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    See Eerie Renditions of San Francisco in Jell-O

    Talk about playing with your food: San Francisco-based artist Liz Hickok has created eerie, beautiful cityscapes of our fair metropolis using a medium known to most of us as dessert: Jell-O. Her photographs will be on display this weekend during San Francisco Open Studios, where you can also take a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Guardian Almost Officially Sold to Examiner, Guardian Building Sold to Developer

    Update: The sale of the Guardian to the SF News Company LLC, which owns the Examiner, was made much closer to official this afternoon. Publishers Bruce Bruggman and Jean Dibble have retired, and Tim Redmond, the paper's executive editor, is now its publisher, too. In a message to its readers, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Reward Offered for "Ass Kicking" of "Scum Bag Thief" of Vintage Bike

    ​Tara N. built that bicycle himself when he was a teenager. It had sat, dormant, in his parents' garage in San Jose for the better part of 22 years. And, not three weeks after he rescued it and planned to fix it up here in San Francisco -- someone broke in and stole it. So Tara wants his bike back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Fire Blazes in Western Addition: 3 Firefighters Injured, Buildings Partially Collapse

    ABC 7 News ​(Update 4:20 p.m.) Media outlets are reporting that the fire is finally under control. Also, scratch the information below about heading to the Red Cross in the Western Addition later tonight to help victims. If you want to help, just go to the downtown San Francisco Red Cross at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Drink Your Way Through the Weekend

    THEMACGIRL*/FlickrThis isn't the kind of wedding cake you'll see at SFMOMA​You made it this far and have hopefully recovered from the Kopstootjes from earlier this week. Here's a fresh guide to getting your drink on this weekend. SFMOMA Blue Bottle present Wedding Banquet Where: Rooftop G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Alamo Square Tour Buses -- Let the Complaining Commence

    Look! The Painted Ladies! ​It wouldn't be a pretty Thursday afternoon in San Francisco if someone weren't bemoaning the behavior of gaggles of out-of-town tourists. The latest iteration: Alamo Square-area denizens' concerns about large tour buses befouling the area. Your humble narrator is an Alam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Get High With Mutaytor Today, Even if Burning Man Is Months Away

    ​Listen to this while high: Mutaytor's Unconditional Love (The Westerfield Sessions). ​Behind the buzz: Though born in Nevada's Black Rock desert at Burning Man and world-HQ'd in an obscure Los Angeles warehouse, Mutaytor is San Franciscan almost by default. L.A.'s Burning Man scene is sexy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    An Alamo Square Produce Stand?

    Joe EskenaziToo pretty to eat, apparently​Alamo Square is one of the most photographed places in the city, if not on God's green earth. But precious few photos of Alamo Square have a gorgeous produce stand in the background. Simply put, that's because Alamo Square doesn't have a produce stand. Get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    They Might Be Giants, Street Food Fest, Rock Make, Booty Bassment and More

    They Might Be Giants play Stern Grove for free this Sunday​Celebrate San Francisco this weekend. We have awesome bands, awesome fests and awesome non-summer summers. Check out our list of top ten things to do for less than a cocktail costs at some fancy-pants L.A. club. Locals only: Alamo Square ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Painter Paints Painted Ladies

    He paints what he sees...​The seven ornate houses built on the hill between Grove and Hayes on Steiner Street -- the "painted ladies" or "seven sisters" -- may well be the most photographed residences on earth. Every day, thousands of camera-wielding tourists plod up the hill or are disgorged from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Your Final Tally on Bay to Breakers Cleanup Costs

    Joseph SchellYou think they care how much it cost to clean up after Bay to Breakers? Well, since organizers pay for it -- does anyone?​Last month, we reported that Bay to Breakers revelers left behind 24 tons of trash. The Department of Public Works amassed 18 tons of filth, while the Recreation a ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Baylinks: Uncle Jesse, Disappearing Blogs, & Penguins

    ​This has probably been done before, but it doesn't diminish the awesomeness of the entire cast of Full House hanging out in Alamo Square Park. [Uptown Almanac]Here you go: a penguin in a wee jacket. [SF Citizen]Why did a blog post critical of Newsom disappear from SFGate? [N Judah]SFMTA proposes ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2010
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    October 14, 2009

    Seen In San Francisco: Disputed Ode to Drunkenness Carved Into City Sidewalk

    Joe Eskenazi'I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy' reads the pavement. ​The stretch of Steiner Street along Alamo Square with the Painted Ladies houses on its east side could be the most photographed section of this city -- or any city. Most camera-wielding visitors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    10 Things to Do This Weekend for Under $10

    Windsurf @ Amnesia on Friday​Not all summer music fests require sizable chunks of your paycheck. This weekend, two budget music shindigs blanket San Francisco, championing alternatives to both mainstream music and mainstream admission prices. San Francisco's Doomed and Homo a Go Go are just two of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    City's Restroom Taskforce Wants You To -- Ahem -- Sit Down And Offer Your Input

    Jim HerdAs noted before, this public restroom in the Panhandle cost as much as a 16,200-square-foot mansion in the midwestDoes this city have a taskforce on taskforces? It doesn't appear to -- but just you wait, now someone will bring it up. In any event, all excretory humor aside, we do have a rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Last Night: Michael Jackson R.I.Party in Alamo Square

    Michael Jackson R.I.PartyThursday, June 25, 2009Alamo SquareBetter than: Hiding from the cops in the woods on nights when Michael Jackson didn't die.There are times when you really appreciate living in a city--because it means there's an instant crowd willing to gather for any momentous occasion. Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Mourn Michael Jackson Tonight @ Dolores Park, Ferry Plaza, Alamo Sq.

    We just got word on a R.I.P. Michael Jackson trike ride/ wake tonight hosted by "Deep.":"Trikeasaurus bike ride and then maybe a FlashDance (assuming people feel like dancing). We'll start the ride at 7 at Dolores Park. We'll be riding. I'll probably be updating our location via SMS*We'll be a ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008
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    April 30, 2008
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    March 5, 2008
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    September 7, 2007
  • Summer Guide

    June 28, 2006

    Picnic in the City

    Forget the burgers and brats; we're packing roast beef sushi

  • Calendar

    August 3, 2005

    Island Living

    Get a plate lunch in the Presidio

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 11, 2005
  • News

    February 16, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, February 16, 2005

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004

    Best Bed & Breakfast

    Chateau Tivoli

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    Ms. Macabre

    Meet an S.F. artist who likes to play with dolls in a most bizarre way

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2003

    Consider Yourself at Home

    Peep into elegant abodes

  • News

    August 20, 2003

    Champagne Tastes

    Not to be too Ayn Rand-y about it, but Dog Bites loves all the new luxury high-rises downtown

  • Summer Guide

    June 25, 2003

    I Think I See a Pic-a-nic Basket

    Even the average bear knows S.F. has the world's best parks for summer picnicking. Let us show you where to buy first-class, outdoor-friendly food and drink.

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 14, 2003

    Best Residential Block (or Two)

    Washington between Gough and Laguna

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 14, 2003

    Best Boutique Hotel

    The Archbishop's Mansion

  • Dining

    September 11, 2002
  • News

    September 4, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of September 4, 2002

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 15, 2002
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 15, 2002

    Second Best Block of Victorians

    1800 Block of Laguna (between Bush and Pine)

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Letters

    Welcome to Newark, Calif.; Apparently, Ali, We Didn't Hit You Hard Enough; Natural Selection; Invasion of the Dot-Com Parasites; They Aren't All Millionaires; So, You Think We Should Start Paying Silke?; Cursing Those Who Curse the Morg

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    January 5, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Yawn2K, Hair Today, Gone ... Or Is It?, Wishin' and Hopin'

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