If buying delicious salsa to support Sandy relief efforts isn't your thing, maybe you'll like this sweet deal: Now through Sunday the 11th, local favorite Kara's Cupcakes is selling a Red Cross Tuxedo cupcake ($3.75) -- chocolate cake with bourbon-vanilla frosting -- and donating proceeds to the Red ... More >>
Not in my fire house!Update (4:53 p.m.): Firefighters will be picking up the check from strip clubs at the union's distribution center today, followed by a reception at the Gold Club.Original Story ( 3 p.m.)Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth.San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White h ... More >>
Let the reindeer games begin. In San Francisco, we are apparently more charitable when we are a little drunk. Hell, we would even donate a toy or two to a needy kid if we're promised a lap dance in exchange. C'mon. Like the kids will know the difference.We've gone out before to the Hustler C ... More >>
Tamara PalmerS.F.-based startup Fearless makes its raw-cacao chocolate "adventurously with auspicious providence and lavish devotion," according to the attractive recycled packaging. Bars are made with unroasted organic cacao beans cooked on low heat (under 118 degrees) and are free of soy, ... More >>
Jerry Garcia says: 'Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.' So root for the Giants.Sorry folks, the Jerry Garcia bobblehead is no longer available. But fans can keep on truckin' with a Guinness Record attempt for largest kazoo ensemble during tonight's festivities hon ... More >>
Michael Manos was living the same lie that he peddled across the country. But in San Francisco, the truth caught up with him.
JoeyWan/FlickrLarge-scale wine tastings are an odd sort of bacchanal: On one side of the hundreds of tables stand industry reps from around the country, politely pouring tastes and repeating their talking points until they're hoarse. On the other side of the table, the ticket-holders stand three ... More >>
Bakesale for Haiti: Many cupcakes and other sweets are on sale at the gourmet market, as well as at Pizzaiolo in Oakland and Gioia Pizzeria in North Berkeley. All proceeds benefit Partners in Health. Sat., Jan. 23, 10 a.m., free. Bi-Rite Market, 3639 18th St. (at Guerrero), 241-9760, www.biritemarke ... More >>
Not so fast, Gramps! This ain't Guadalcanal, it's bingo -- there are rules. San Francisco's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week did not call the numbers a consortium of charities and disabled activists were hoping for, quashing an order that had been keeping police from enforcing state b ... More >>
Curry master Ranjan Dey.Curries of the world, unite and take over! Ranjan Dey, star of the PBS documentary series My India! and owner of New Delhi Restaurant, will hold court there (160 Ellis at Cyril Magnin) next Friday, October 16, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. For $35, you can enjoy a brew (or a ... More >>
Thanks to Eater for this late-breaking, yet cents-ible tip-off: From now (5 p.m.) to 10 p.m. tonight, Baskin-Robbins (find a location near you) is holding 31 Cent Scoop Night. The special promotion is a fun way to raise awareness for fire charities and is hosted in partnership with the Nationa ... More >>
In these dire financial times, fewer of us have the opportunity to donate to charity (at least, that's what we keep telling ourselves). But some really, really rich people are more than capable of forking over large quantities of the stuff, as evidenced by Slate's list of the largest charitable dona ... More >>
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