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Cinco de Mayo

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

    Let's just get right down to it and face facts: this coming weekend doesn't offer too many reasons to hit the pavement and start partying--there's no Cinco De Mayo, outdoor street festival, or other miscellaneous excuse. Instead, this time around you're just going to have to rely on the music and go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Armin van Buuren Brings Good Vibes to the Fox Oakland, 5/5/13

    By RACHEL GOLDEN Armin van Buuren Antillas Sunday, May 5, 2013 The Fox Theater Better than: Fumbling for your keys The Bay Area raised a glass to famed Dutch trance producer and DJ Armin van Buuren last night night at the Fox. Cinco de Mayo came on a Sunday this year, but that didn't stop this cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Drink of the Week: Getting Down and Derby with Milk Julep

    The Kentucky Derby comes roaring into the final stretch this Saturday, kicking up roses and mint juleps as it makes its way around the track. The race may be about thoroughbreds and serve as the opening ceremony to the Triple Crown (followed by the races at Preakness and finally Belmont Stakes), but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

    Prep the tequila, Coronas, and kitschy Mexican apparel -- this Sunday is Cinco De Mayo! Unfortunately, it's a little awkwardly placed this year, so we imagine a lot of you will be "enjoying your beverages responsibly" during the middle of the day. Should that be the case, we recommend you keep this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    How To Give Your Beer Taste Buds a Workout

    How good are you at tasting beer? How well do you know your own palate? Give it a tune-up with this new beer tasting workout guide published in Food & Wine by Magnolia Brewing's Dave McLean points out. In it, he gives helpful exercises for upping your tolerance for bitterness (the dominant flavor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    The Best Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Parties This Weekend

    Cinco de Mayo: Hecho en San Francisco Where: CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building (south end, near Market Bar) When: Sun., May 5, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Cost: $55, buy tickets online The Rundown: This weekend brings a host of opportunities to enjoy the good weather with celebrations for both the Kentucky D ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

    With 4/20 behind us and Cinco De Mayo in rapid approach, this coming weekend exists as a kind of placid middle ground. Normally that might be considered a bad thing when it comes to partying, but pros know that now is the right time to get out and enjoy the city at its best. And, to help you come to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Lost in the Night: Police Say It's Last Call at 222 Hyde

    222 Hyde Farewell Party Saturday, March 10, 2013 222 Hyde 222 Hyde was the first venue where I threw a party. It was Cinco De Mayo, 2005, and I was a young soul DJ trying to my best to start something of my own that could compete with the established institutions of 1964 and Oldies Nite. The little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Food Porn From Last Weekend's Eat Real Fest

    Last weekend thousands of Bay Area food lovers descended on Oakland's Jack London Square for the fourth annual Eat Real Fest. More than 50 local food vendors were on hand to provide bites of their food for $5 or less, there were plenty of craft beers and wines on hand, and despite high summer temper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Sixty Ways to Celebrate Mayor Ed Lee's 60th Birthday

    Tomorrow is Mayor Ed Lee's 60th birthday. And, in lieu of a politician's traditional birthday celebration -- a cake, served discreetly in an envelope left beneath the table -- Lee's staff has come up with a novel concept. They have created a website listing 60 things you and I can do to help Lee hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Cops on Harleys to Sneak Attack Drunk Drivers

    If you think it will be easy to successfully avoid any DUI checkpoint in San Francisco this Cinco de Mayo, well, you are wrong. Police have informed us that on Friday, they will be deploying roving cops on motorcycles to go after drunk drivers on the road. Capt. Denis O'Leary explains the logic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Boozy Weekend: Big Hats, Tequila, and Fast Horses

    What happens when Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same weekend? A lot of trouble wearing big hats, awash in tequila and bourbon. Here's our handy guide to help you stay well refreshed all weekend. Cuatro De Mayo Fiesta Con Queso Where: Doc's Clock, 2575 Mission (at 21st St.), 824-3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Tequila Hecho en San Francisco, Parte Dos

    Where: CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building (north end, near Gott's formerly Taylor's Refresher) When: Sat., May 5, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Cost: $55 online The rundown: With Cinco de Mayo falling on a Saturday this year, your options to wash the day away with cheap tequila will be plentiful. Findi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Wildflower Vegan Pop-up, Pig and Dog are BFF, and Starbucks Ditches Bugs!

    ​Get excited, San Francisco! Chef Ayinde Howell and his revered vegan pop-up restaurant Wildflower are coming to town! Chef Ayinde hosted Wildflower in New York last year, and I was able to attend one night. It was awesome! So I highly recommend you check this out. The menu includes Jamaican Slide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    South Bay Students Lose Court Battle Over "Incendiary" American Flag T-Shirts

    You are not free to wear this t-shirt in Morgan Hill schools​Three Morgan Hill students got a crash course in American civics this week when they lost a lawsuit against high school officials who sent them home for wearing American Flag t-shirts to school. A judge dismissed the case against Live Oa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    What to Eat at Eat Real Fest? Food You Won't Find in San Francisco

    Lien T./FlickrSilog tacos from Tim Luym's WOW Truck.​ Today, Oakland's three-day Eat Real Fest begins, bringing together 60 food trucks, 30 small food vendors, and tens of thousands of eaters. There will be jam-making demonstrations and butchery contests, live music, and more sunshine than the Wes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Let Them Eat Snails: Unusual Bastille Day Events

    Guns, revolution, upheaval, Reign of Terror -- now it's time for dinner specials!​Add Bastille Day to Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Day in the category of "things we don't remember celebrating 10 years ago." That said, this Frenchified Independence Day typically boasts a solid dining rost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    A Ban on Live Chicken Sales, Protection for Your iPad Cookbook

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. No more sales of live chickens. SF Appeal and other sources report that, after years of protest, a group named LGBT Compassion has managed to get Raymond Young Live Poultry and Bul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Mistah Fab Has a New Mixtape: "The Grind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Pt. 2"

    ​Right in time for, uh, Cinco De Mayo, Oakland rapper Mistah Fab and DJ Scream yesterday dropped a new mixtape: The Grind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Pt. 2, the follow up to 2009's Part 1. It's been a busy year for Fab so far, with the release in January of the very solid mixtape ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Big Hats and Bourbon: Where to Celebrate the Kentucky Derby

    Virginia MillerOur favorite Kentucky Derby thoroughbred: whiskey.​You may still be fighting the lingering haze of your Cinco de Mayo, but the Kentucky Derby on Saturday will provide yet another excuse to drink a lot and wear a big hat ― just like Mother's Day. Though we couldn't tell you when t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    A Cinco de Mayo Do-Over ― Stone-Cold Sober

    dannebrog/Flickr​Seventh Annual San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival Where: Dolores Park When: Sat., May 7,10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Yes, May 5 has passed, and no, Cinco de Mayo doesn't mark Mexican Independence Day (that's on Sep. 16). Cinco de Mayo festivities originated in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    SOMA Fire Closes Moya Ethiopian and Nico's Tacos Official Cinco de Mayo Opening

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Grub Street reports that yesterday's SOMA fire in the Park Hotel SRO has closed ground-floor restaurant Moya Ethiopian. The SFFD declared the building "structurally unsound" and the restaurant will remain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    ¡Viva San Francisco! with CUESA and La Cocina

    Hecho en San Francisco​Where: CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building (in front near Gott's formerly Taylor's Refresher)When: Thurs., May 5, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.Cost: $50 online The rundown: Cinco de Mayo is an easy holiday to handle -- it requires nothing more than hanging out with friends and indulgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Hammered on Cinco de Mayo ― This Year for the Greater Good

    ​Hecho en San Francisco Where: San Francisco Ferry Building, North Arcade When: Thu., May 5, 5:30-8:30 8 p.m. Cost: $50 The rundown: What's your usual routine for Cinco de Mayo: after-work beers, cheap tequila shots, Taqueria San Jose under glaring lights, Tums, a couple glasses of water, ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Six Bites from Eat Real

    John BirdsallPair of tacos al fresco from the Taco Guys.​Monday, August 30, 2010 The weekend's Eat Real Festival has faded into the sting of a sunburned neck, a pair of stained jeans in the hamper, and the memory of six bites that made us taste twice: 1.Kurobuta pork and chile verde taco (l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Corn ― It's What's for Dessert

    Tamara PalmerLuce chef Dominique Crenn's foie gras with corn textures.​It's summer, so what do you expect to see in desserts? Strawberries, stone fruit, and ... corn?!? We've spotted the nubbly veggie as a key ingredient in several high-end desserts this season and found it can either be a ref ... More >>

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