This week's sunny skies called for a little splash of flash without spending too much cash. Luckily, the soon-to-expand Alembic Bar is equipped to provide such a service to the thirsty in search of sparkle via its Gilded Lily. "There are things in life that require little adornment, but we ... More >>
Carina OstTrippy eggs, man!For those of us unfortunate enough to miss the Haight in its heyday, we feel nostalgia we can't explain every time we're in the neighborhood. In the swinging '60s, we were nothing more than an egg in our mother's ovary waiting to meet our father's sperm. We're glad ... More >>
ricepinky r./YelpSavoy Cocktail Night at the Alembic Where: The Alembic, 1725 Haight (at Cole), 666-0822 When: Sun., Jan. 30; starts at 6 p.m. The rundown: Once a month at the Alembic, the normal cocktail menu disappears, replaced with copies of The Savoy Cocktail Book, a 750-recipe to ... More >>
Note: unused pills do not make appropriate Christmas gifts.Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi has called off negotiations with drug manufacturers, and will on Tuesday introduce legislation setting up an industry-funded program encouraging consumers to return unused prescription drugs to pharmacies.With Ma ... More >>
Shiho Fukada/New York TimesImages are "painted" using thousands of rice plants genetically engineered to have different hues.In Inkadate, a village in rural northern Japan, rice is not just an important crop, a staple, it's a medium for intricate, colorful paddy art that might make Christo or ... More >>
Tamara PalmerThe Alembic's version of the classic Southside cocktail includes a weirdly harmonic vegetable addition. Junipero gin, mint, lime, and sugar ― the typical ingredients ― are enlivened by a shot of fresh celery juice, upping the refreshment factor while creating an electric colo ... More >>
Dennis BuddLance Armstrong and two other Tour of California participants have been accused of being dope-usersSigh of relief for race sponsor Amgen: Drugs Lance Armstrong accused of using made by competing company.The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race was rocked Thursday by accusations from 2 ... More >>
::novocainated::The menu will gradually add all manner of wood-aged and wood-finished beers.The Alembic is a respite from Upper Haight's head shops and spare changers with adorable pit bull mutts. But the bar known primarily for distinguished cocktails and tasty vittles will soon be offering ... More >>
The Center for Genetics and Society, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that watchdogs bioethics issues nationwide, is trumpeting a ruling from a New York-based federal court that squashed a biotech company's efforts to patent human genes ... YOURS!Just kidding. Well, sort of -- central to the arguments ... More >>
ldandersen/FlickrAs of yesterday, Alembic is serving lunch daily.Upper Haight's Alembic (1725 Haight at Cole) is serving notice that it's now offering lunch seven days a week by handing out free pulled pork sliders today, starting at noon. The new lunch program kicked off yesterday, actually; ... More >>
(Alembic photo by Heidi Schumann via New York Times)Yesterday's New York Times weaves a magical tale of our spirited culture with Gregory Dicum's "In San Francisco Bars, a Cocktail Is Not Just a Drink," which profiles The Alembic (1725 Haight), Beretta (1199 Valencia), Bourbon and Branch (501 Jones) ... More >>
Editors and readers of liquid culture magazine Imbibe have picked "100 Best Places to Drink Beer in America" for the September/October issue. Cheers to the S.F. and Oakland establishments that made the list: Best Beer Shops: City Beer Store Best Belgians: The Trappist (also voted a Reader Pick) Bes ... More >>
The SF Weekly Noble Villain Awards. And the winner is ... you!
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Team Ouch!
Why lawsuits filed by anti-abortion activists may be a blessing in disguise for the California stem cell institute
UC professor Tyrone Hayes found that a highly profitable weed killer causes sexual abnormalities in frogs. Then he found out how nasty a biotech multinational can be.
In S.F.'s political fight game, all the contestants are ignoring a national biotech debate that could put the local economy down for the count
State Sen. Don Perata's bill on drug testing for pro athletes isn't nearly tough enough on doped-up athletes or their enablers
An AIDS vaccine should be our government's highest priority. So why is one researcher forced to seek funding from the War on Terrorism?
The so-called gene chip could revolutionize the way we treat cancer patients. That is, if biotech firms don't keep it out of doctors' hands.
An AIDS vaccine designed by renowned researcher Don Francis is in final testing. The Plague could be over - but the gay and scientific establishments are utterly unenthused.
Buying Dolly the duplicated sheep has brought researchers at the Bay Area's Geron Corp. to the threshold of remarkable frontiers in transplants and cloning. Do we want to follow their lead?
A Marin pharmacist sticks up for the little guys, and gets run over
An existing drug offers hope for AIDS wasting syndrome -- if you can get it
South San Francisco biotech firm Genentech just says no to women battling breast cancer
Breast cancer activists rage at Genentech for withholding an experimental drug