Last year, everyone in the national food media was going wild over Copenhagen's Noma and its forager chef, Rene Redzepi, to the point where Eater started tracking the evolution of the "I Foraged With Rene Redzepi Piece." The fascination with New Nordic has since waned, but there's a new story to tak ... More >>
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 >>
Perhaps it's happened to you. In the comfort of your own home, you switch on the television to watch a high-level soccer match being played on the other side of the world and being broadcast, live, at an ungodly local hour. Due to the darkness and your early morning stupor, it's only at halftime tha ... More >>
SF Beer Week is officially half way over. By this point, you've become something of a gypsy yourself: a beer nomad who wanders between tastings and beer dinners, you haven't changed your clothes, shaved or showered in five days. You've come to resemble Jack Sparrow, but with less eyeliner and, so ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. Ancient Grains. The Bay Citizen conducted an e-mail interview with Tartine's Chad Robertson, who's been taking trips to Denmark to learn how to bake with ancient varieties of rye an ... 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
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seanosh/FlickrA taste of Noe Valley nanobrewer Elizabeth Street Brewery.Nanobrewers, gypsy brewers: Are they space cadets, nomads? Nah ― they're the future of microbrewing, on display for SF Beer Week.
All professional brewers can trace their roots back to a common hobby - homebrew ... 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.
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Not the winner
Rich in cultural, technological and pharmaceutical history, the Bay Area is now justly famous for facial hair. A man from Concord -- that's in the East Bay, kids -- won first prize in the country's first-ever National Beard and Moustache Championships.
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009
Better than: Going to see Lady Gaga. Yes, really.
For those who wanted more rock and less glitter than, say, the Lady Gaga show happening down the street, Mezzanine was the place to be last night. It was there that Denmark's Mew put on a visually ... More >>
T.G.I.A.H.W. Which stands for Thank God It's a Holiday Weekend. In the next three days, there's plenty of cheap stuff to do for those planning a little staycation in San Francisco. Below are a couple of our top selections for what to do for under $10.Sarah Applebaum (see Saturday)Mundane Shift Shape ... More >>
You can't accuse San Francisco of ignoring indie pop when putting together a music festival. From Noise Pop on the grand scale to Mission Creek on the cozier side of things, folks who appreciate local indie acts focus a lot of energy on music fests. In May, the San Francisco Popfest hosts over two-d ... More >>