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 >>
Robin C./YelpThe place: McCormick & Kuleto's, 900 Northpoint St. (at Larkin, in Ghirardelli Square), 929-1730, www.mccormickandkuletos.com.
The hours: 3-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
The deals: Hefty snacks for $2-$5 apiece; $6.50-$7 cocktails.
The digs: The view's stupendous from the cocktail lou ... More >>
How I miss old Jane...Jared Blumenfeld, San Francisco's former boss of both the Department of the Environment and Rec and Parks Department, was appointed in January as EPA administrator for Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and the Pacific Islands. Also during the past year, he donated Jane, h ... More >>
Welcome tourists!In an example of priming the pump that has nothing to do with John Maynard Keynes, a national group of tourism professionals has arranged for hundreds of folks to take a trip to Angel Island on Friday. It's them: The tourism professionals will invade the beleaguered island in dro ... More >>
Angel Island's bad old days...Angel Island -- The Ellis Island of the west, only with lots more overt anti-Asian racism and forced detentions -- will be celebrating a birthday this weekend. The 100th anniversary of the Angel Island Immigration Station will be marked by a star-studded poetry readi ... 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 EskenaziCitizens-to-be take the oathConsidering the years of paperwork, legal wrangling, and leaping through hoops many of the would-be American citizens sitting this morning in San Francisco's Herbst Theater had suffered through, the government's last obstacle was hardly a chore: Two hours o ... More >>
This will unavoidable this Halloween.Spooky Muni! [Muni Diaries]Trick or Treat! Who wants to live in a candy factory? [Curbed]Absolutely ridiculous photo collection of pets in costume. [SF Gate]Need a last minute costume idea? Go as the entire city of San Francisco. [The Tens]Snarf, Kris Kringle. ... More >>
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.
"Traffic," Bar Pilot Donald Hughes barks. "I need some help." The tanker Mundogas Europe has just lost her steering beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and if the anhydrous ammonia she's carrying hits the water a toxic cloud could cloak San Francisco. A di