No one's going to prison in the bay today. With day one of the federal government shutdown in effect, many tourists are having to rework their plans -- no trips to Muir Woods, forget Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and that ticket to Alcatraz? It's no good. But there's a place Alcatraz ticket holde ... More >>
October 19th is National Seafood Bisque Day, so we have come up with 5 places for you to get your crustacean on. Bisque is a thick, creamy soup of French origin and is typically made from lobster, crab, shrimp, and crayfish. The term "bisque" is also sometimes used to refer to creamy soups made from ... More >>
We've heard that in the Navy, you can sail the seven seas. As it turns out, however, you don't need to be in uniform to enjoy unlimited samples of local beer on a WWII ship. If you prefer over 60 craft beers and a slew of food trucks to harsh seas and the threat of enemy attack, then Brews on the Ba ... More >>
jay galvin via Flickr Pretty .... cold today!Three girls -- the oldest of which is barely a teenager -- are adding an impressive boost to their resumes this morning: They're jumping into the frigid November waters to swim roughly 1.25 miles from Alcatraz to the San Francisco shore -- a feat most ... More >>
Photos by W. Blake GrayTrout ($18)Fog Harbor Fish House recently became the first restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf to commit to using 100% sustainable seafood. SF Weekly had never written anything about the restaurant, so I joined the flock of German and French tourists walking down Embarcader ... More >>
Next stop: Pier 70"Worse things happen at sea," is a common, if not sensitive, way of telling someone that things could be far worse for him. It's also an applicable utterance when considering a bizarre incident in the Bay yesterday. Boater Rick Saber plunged off his 32-foot vessel, the Eagle, ye ... More >>
Photo at Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze at Pier 39. Why don't bands play here?We're blessed with great live music venues here in San Francisco, but sometimes, bars, ballrooms, clubs, and arenas get kinda monotonous. Here are five more exotic locations that would make awesome spaces to see a band, ... More >>
This may soon be illegal in State Parks. It's still kosher in National Parks, though -- as are firearms. Smoking in the park? Perish the thought. A smoking gun in the park? Well ... that all depends on the park. Yesterday, the state Assembly passed a bill enacting a broad smoking ban in the sta ... More >>
Joe EskenaziPerhaps we have to thank the klutz responsible for the above scene at Church Street Station. After all, if he'd pulled his drop-the-merlot act on board an actual train it would have been that much worse -- but not just for the obvious reasons. Suppose a tourist had someone splatter mi ... More >>
Touring the Rock on celluloid
Feeding four hungry Spring Break-ers on Pittsburgh-style sandwiches and Singaporean street food
The best place to ponder the Metallica movie Some Kind of Monster: Zeitgeist, of course
Cruise and chow on the bay
The Rock goes dark
Celebrate the season at sea
Party like the islanders in S.F.
Triathletes get out of jail free
Munchies and Math
Aisha Tyler wants to be "an action heroine who is funny and witty and sarcastic and sexy and can kick butt."
When people learn that Pedro Ordenes, 55, has swum to or from Alcatraz 126 times, or that he crossed the Strait of Magellan in 39-degree water, they often joke about his sanity. That's before they hear about his idea to swim the Bering Strait.
The Alcatraz Night Tour is fascinating and beautiful. Then it's cold and eerie. And then it's -- let's get outta here!
San Francisco Art Institute
Long-missing Alcatraz files make their way back to the Bay Area
Unthanksgiving Day Sun-Rise Gathering
After 11 albums, Berkeley's Mr. T Experience is starting to abandon the punk-pop sound it pioneered
How Tokyo Rose, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Amelia Earhart are endangered by money-saving moves at the National Archives in San Bruno