A visit to the local ice cream shop now has some added drama thanks to Cryo Cream, an ice cream shop that freezes its creations in seconds thanks to liquid nitrogen. Customers choose from the brief list of flavors and watch as the sweet liquid turns semi-solid front of their eyes. Flavors change oft ... More >>
Need an excuse to go crazy on the carbs today? It's Elvis Presley's 78th birthday and at least one Bay Area restaurant is breaking out the extra calories to celebrate. Get ready for the holy trinity of his favorite flavors -- peanut butter, bacon, and banana -- re-imagined in often obscenely good an ... More >>
The two locations of chef Ryan Scott's eatery Market & Rye are known for having creative desserts such as endless remixes of Twinkies and fully loaded cookies like the Kitchen Sink, which carries an arsenal of pretzels, potato chips, butterscotch chips, and chocolate chips. A new cookie variety is a ... More >>
The homeless man who was run over while sleeping in front of a driveway last week has been identified as 55-year-old Elvis Presley, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner. Presley, a San Francisco resident, was snoozing away when a 28-year-old woman backed out of her driveway on the 500 blo ... More >>
Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, 35 years ago today. A lot of incredible things have happened since then: political stuff and science stuff, mostly. But the post-Elvis development that wows us every time we're reminded of it is the launch of a little S.F. music blog called All Shook ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanBurger Urge's steakhouse burger: Prepare to be filled.A few weeks ago, the wooden chrysalis surrounding a former tattoo parlor on Haight and Clayton came down, and Jack Mogannam and Sam Sirhed's Burger Urge erupted, all neon and windows The owners spent months refitting the ... More >>
Stuffed with jelly?Pairing a doughnut with most any food item other than coffee can lead to meals even Elvis couldn't countenance. But San Francisco's Alcatraz Landing Cafe has broken ground by creating a pairing even Elvis would not wear. It's the doughnuts and tight, short shorts one-stop shopp ... More >>
Carina OstLafitte's PBJBF, aka Elvis Lives: peanut butter, jam, foie gras, and bacon, $21.Monday, January 10, 2011 Sometimes the calendar gods shine down on you. Take 2011, which has already brought us New Year's Day on one Saturday and Elvis's birthday the next. Both qualified as alcoholida ... More >>
Music celebrities continue to be a fertile source of inspiration for sandwich makers across the nation. Behold some incredibly strange examples of a growing art form; call it an iTunes eatlist. The star: Lady Gaga The sandwich: Fried cod sticks, avocado, roll The location: Hapa Ramen, San F ... More >>
Portraits of Elvis ― you know, the poorly painted specimens you see lining the plywood walls of ironic dive bars ― are cheesier than a block of Velveeta. Fittingly, Colorado Springs artist Jason Baalman has elected to fashion a lickable likeness of the King using a large pile of neon-orange ch ... More >>
Most of us wander the Earth lost and forlorn, adrift in an uncaring sea without love to buoy us. It's a strange and wondrous thing, then, when a quick perusal of the Craigslist barter section reveals three seemingly unrelated individuals with the capacity to fulfill one another's desires. Poster No. ... More >>
The King serves up a clumsy portrait of James Marsh's America
Local rockers No Doctors eschew the formulaic
The ivory tower of power
A warm, fuzzy roundup of depressing anti-Valentine's Day anthems
Infiltrator visits a New Age convention. Open-mindedly. In a man-dress.
... to mangle a couple of holiday tunes and drop a few local band names
The Delivery Man|Il Sogno
When you want a burger without the mad-cow guilt
She dreams of being the next Janet Jackson, but she's just a Stanford grad who sings syrupy pop, looks absolutely fab, and makes local teens swoon.
Which, come to think of it, may be enough, for everyone involved.
Amazonian space babes, satanic holiday celebrants, and an extremely Elvis Xmas
Where the fashionistas drink
Will Viharo is on a mission to preserve the memory of B movies and midcentury Americana
Cleaning Up the Countryside; Beyond the Fringe; Elvis, Healing From the Grave; Close Encounters
Could a fat, naked, and belligerent Elvis impersonator be the Bay Area's most entertaining performance artist?
Greil Marcus struggles to link a president and a king
In Austin, Texas, it's a neck-and-neck race between art and commerce at South by Southwest
Take a Really Deep Breath
From San Francisco to London, women are donning men's clothes, assuming males personas, and challenging the very concept of gender. Just what is male and female, anyway?