ZZK Records co-founder and international DJ Grant C. Dull, aka El G, has spent the past eight years in Argentina curating projects that capture the spirit and sound of the country's art scene. The ZZK empire all began with the experimental cumbia party Zizek Club, with DJs Nim and Villa Diamante, an ... More >>
Can you believe it? Some lucky bastards are down in Mexico right now losing their minds on some pristine beach in Playa Del Carmen. Yes, you might say that this probably happens everyday, but this week is special. It's the annual BPM festival, and just about every major DJ in the world seems to be d ... More >>
All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life.
We've been fans of Cool Culinara, the online shop that sells framed and unframed prints of vintage menus, since it opened earlier in the summer -- along with the menus, the site gives some backgroun ... More >>
Buenos Aires Alfajores is an Oakland-based handmade cookie company by Argentinean expatriate Andrea Ozzuna. Her products are based on her grandmother's recipes, but Ozzuna has introduced some adaptations that fit right at home with the Bay Area palate.
- Devil's Teeth Baking Company's Sma ... More >>
Police are seeking a suspect in the murder of Kathleen Horan last Friday at her Russian Hill apartment. It is believed the man responsible posed as a public utility worker to enter the secured building. As announced at a Hall of Justice press conference this morning, the white male carried a tool ... More >>
Kathleen "Kate" HoranThe woman found dead in her home on the 900 block of Chestnut Street over the weekend has been identified. She is Kathleen Horan, a 45-year-old San Franciscan. SF Weekly has learned that Horan returned with her mother from a trip Buenos Aires on Friday afternoon. She was foun ... More >>
El RemolónI recently learned what exactly makes a cumbia rhythm, and it's basically a slow-grooving shaker making a simple rhythm like "CHK-chky CHK-chky CHK-chky CHK" and so on. "Basta Ya," a stellar track from ZZK stalwart El Remolón, is officially a bit of electronic cumbia&nb ... More >>
In Argentina, homosexuals can now tango and marryThis week Argentina's senate voted 33 to 27 in support of marriage equality and now it's legal down there. Frankly, I don't know a lot about Argentina. Apparently, it's winter there now. Isn't that fascinating?
Stefano C./YelpChoripan ($6.50)Monday, June 14, 2010Last week when we visited Tanguito, the Argentinian food truck on Fisherman's Wharf, the sun was brilliant, the tables permanently installed next to the truck were packed, and the owners were tuning the flat-screen television they'd hooked onto ... More >>
TastyTwosome/FlickrNotes from underground: Blair Warsham of S.F.'s graffEats.The Internet often makes our world seem as tiny as a quinoa pearl. A native New Yorker (he eats, he writes, he cooks) sequestered in Buenos Aires also runs a Web site offering a thorough, immensely tantalizing rundow ... More >>
DJ Oro11 moved from the Bay down to Buenos Aires, and when he came back here, he had a hard time letting go of Argentina. So he hooked up with another local ex-pat he'd met down south, DJ Disco Shawn, and together they started a label (Bersa Discos) and a club night (Tormenta Tropical) that grab ... More >>
Can you see the happiness? If ever there were an inane list of cities that place well in inane lists -- San Francisco would, inanely, make a hell of a showing. And there's something seemingly even more inane than normal about the latest elite list the city has found itself on -- apparently, D ... More >>
Local DJs Disco Shawn (left) and DJ Oro11 have spent the past year bringing a bit of Buenos Aires to San Francisco. They're the masterminds behind the regular Tormenta Tropical club night, which mixes beats and cultures, throwing cumbia music into hiphop, electro, and techno tracks. They're celebra ... More >>