There was a time last year when it seemed like you couldn't pick up a magazine without reading a gushing description of Noma, Copenhagen's temple to New Nordic cuisine, or its chef, Rene Redzepi. Like El Bulli before it, Noma became the kind of restaurant that people put a visit to on their bucket l ... More >>
Enah Manson/FlickrDaniel Patterson, left, and Rene Redzepi.The "I ate at El Bulli" essay named the food-writer's cliché of the past decade has been supplanted by the endlessly repeated "I foraged with Rene Redzepi" article. The media has annointed Redzepi, the chef of Noma in Copenhagen, this de ... More >>
Metallica fans lined up outside the Fillmore on Monday afternoon. See also: We're Looking for a Few Metallica Superfans in the Bay Area -- Are You One? Can't Make It to Metallica's 30th Anniversary Concerts? Celebrate at These Shows Instead All this week, we're excited to bring you special ... More >>
The Talking Book -- the debut effort from the team of Faith No More bassist Billy Gould and experimental composer Jared Blum -- is challenging stuff indeed. A collection of vintage vinyl samples inlaid within a series of darkly shifting soundscapes, they combine to form a spectral and uneas ... More >>
Photos by Kristen BaggerlyBelinda Leong's kugelhopfBelinda Leong has contracted with San Francisco's Four Barrel Coffee and Bar Agricole to sell her artisan baked goods beginning August 22.
Them again?Mission resident Joe Stevens has new neighbors:"I left for work, one day, everything was normal. And I came back, I see this fucking ugly box the size of a car on the sidewalk," Stevens says.The yellow boxes are the property of US'Again, a for-profit front company that a 2001 Danish ex ... More >>
Barn Owl San Francisco's Barn Owl makes densely layered guitar music that is equal parts heavy and beautiful. Guitarists Jon Porras and Evan K. Caminiti arrived at their textured sound six years ago while students at SF State, munching vegan tofu burritos and taking in music by rock god Neil ... More >>
Kevin HendersonThe Raveonettes at Bimbo's last night.The RaveonettesTamarynMay 10, 2011@ Bimbo's 365 ClubBetter than: Love in a trash can.Bimbo's 365 Club was built in 1931, during the latter years of Prohibition. Despite its status as San Francisco's first modern nightclub, you can still see des ... More >>
Bikesharing: crazy, right? The expense, the hills, the repairs, the theft -- it seems like it would never, in a million years, work. Except it does, in plenty of cities from Montreal to Budapest to Washington, D.C. And it's getting a little embarrassing that San Francisco isn't one of them. ... More >>
The odd media war unfolding in San Francisco -- in which major dailies establish editions here while local periodicals fade away -- advanced in a new direction Friday, with a page A-19 story in the New York City edition of the New York Times titled "San Francisco's Cyclists Facing Backlash for Fl ... More >>
This project is not original, but I loved it enough to give it a go myself. The premise: hit the streets with a camera and a pad of paper and offer people $1 in return for their portrait and a bit about them. The result was a pieced together collage of people in the city--a sample of its demograp ... More >>
Ezee Tiger (w/ Hank IV, Wooden Shjips) Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009SF EagleBetter than: Watching a four-man band.Ezee Tiger makes my ears bleed. And not just a paper cut trickle. I mean bleed like something's been punched/wrecked/punctured inside my head, and all this warm liquid is now oozing from my ea ... More >>
Commentary by Gregg Rickman
When Sherlock's Haven closes, the city's cigar and pipe smokers will lose one of their few public refuges
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Dispassionate French techno, hypnotic Indian grooves, and frenzied local laptop punk
Amy Freed spins light fun out of conspiracy theories about Shakespeare's identity
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In the Ballpark
The 41st San Francisco International Film Festival
U.S. police departments, including the SFPD, shun American-bred recruits for their canine corps