The N-Judah train carries the most passengers on a daily basis of any Muni line in the city, shuttling people from the foggy Outside Lands all the way to Giants games along the Embarcadero. On a perfect day, the train zips riders to their destinations across many neighborhoods, but the line is als ... More >>
Lara HataSquid with smoked lentil puree at Plum.I had a funny little off-the-record exchange with Daniel Patterson a few weeks ago, in which I asked him if he wanted to update his 2005 essay on how straightjacket California cuisine had become. His response was, essentially, that he'd said all he' ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Tablehopper leads this week's edition with news that an izakaya named Chotto (3317 Steiner St.) will open Monday, Dec. 6. The pitch: sushi with Japanese fish, grilled skewers, pickles and smal ... More >>
The past 72 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Inside Scoop's Paolo L. learns that a pair of Shanghai 1930 staffers are planning to open Pudong (2029 Market) in the former Mecca space. The pitch: Shanghainese food with French accents.Humin ... More >>
Cheryl Bower/FlickrStart saving up.Outstanding in the Field stages al fresco dinners at organic farms around the country, touring from site to site in a 57-year-old bus that probably runs on spring onion fumes and goat cheese whey. Now in its 11th year, Jim Denevan's operation has been across ... More >>
Superstars of Greenwich Meantime
Together Again: Legends of Bulgarian Wedding Music (Traditional Crossroads)
Bop returns to the Fillmore
For All Time
What's that you say? You've forgotten that this town has an immense, thriving jazz scene? Well, shame on you.
City Lights Bookstore turns 50, and we can hardly contain ourselves
Bay Area tenor saxophonist Mitch Marcus' quintet evokes jazz's legacy without wallowing in easy retroisms
Blowout's coherent, slow-simmering melodic jazz
Fillmore Street's "Walk of Fame"
Is jazz dead? Local experts search for signs of life.
Saxophonist Joe Lovano's tribute to 52nd Street swing and bop.
Hiphopulation (43 Productions)
Legendary Jazz drummer Max Roach demonstrates his solo percussive talents
1987 Hyde (at Union)
To save a floundering local avant-jazz scene, the Alliance of Emerging Creative Artists is bringing back the old-fashioned school of mentoring
After three decades of feeding the homeless, the only church devoted to John Coltrane now finds itself without a home
Henry Threadgill's anti-purity
Cecil Taylor and the 13th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival