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Fairmont

  • Dining

    September 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    San Francisco Gingerbread Architecture 101

    Are you looking for something festive to do with relatives this holiday season? Or do you simply need a distraction or excuse to remove yourself from the company of your weird and annoying family? We suggest taking an afternoon to peruse the impressive edible masterpieces created by the talented pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Therapist Seduced Mentally "Compromised" Man, Lawsuit Claims

    A bizarre lawsuit by a mentally "compromised" East Bay man alleges that, while in an outpatient mental program he attended in lieu of serving out a prison term for petty theft, therapist Maria Santos Arriola had sex with him on multiple occasions. His suit, filed yesterday in Oakland, names Santos a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Trends in Beer: The House Brew Comes to Bar Tartine, Public House, and More

    ​Remember those Virginia Slims ads where women frolicked beneath the proclamation, "You've Come a Long Way, Baby!"? That's pretty much how beer geeks feel these days. Once the sovereign domain of wine, the city's finest restaurants now carry fine craft beers, and many SF chefs and beverage progra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    ZAP: New Location and a New Food and Wine Pairing Event

    ​ We go to a lot of wine tastings: trade, consumer, best-of, pre-auction, single-appellation super-regional. They can be a great way to train the palate, but over time they're tiring to foot and tongue. So, we've resolved to focus only on the ones that have shined over time, the ones where your ... More >>

  • Music

    August 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Taste Honey Harvested from the Fairmont

    Carina OstThe smallest rooms at the Fairmont are for the hard-working honeybees​What delivers the highest buzz in San Francisco? Rooftop beehives. The Chronicle and Bi-Rite have their own colonies, but the bees with the best zip code in town are at The Fairmont hotel: Nob Hill views, access ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Dominic Venegas Aces SF Weekly Cocktail Competition

    Gil Riego Jr.Dominic Venegas of 83 Proof straining his Chandelier, the award-winning cocktail at Saturday's Drink event.​Hundreds of the thirsty showed up at the Fairmont Saturday for SF Weekly's first-ever Drink, a tipplers' tour through dozens of spirits, beer, wine, and cocktails. The night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Saturday: Cocktail Gladiators Do Battle at Drink

    Lou BustamanteRachel Ford.​Tomorrow night at SF Weekly's Drink party at the Fairmont, there'll be an epic battle between bartenders, live on stage, with Combier liqueur as the main ingredient. Tastes of the competitors' cocktails will be provided to attendees, along with all the spirits being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Tonga Room Execution Stayed. Does Anyone Care?

    ​Like smoking at work, camel hair coats and a budget surplus, tiki bars are relics of a bygone era, of when Cesar Chavez Street was called Army, when nobody in San Francisco knew what a bike lane was, and organ meat was nothing more than fodder for the cows that we turned into delicious 15-cent ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Butchery Fundraiser in Vacaville: Half a Steer Feeds a Lot of People

    ​On October 30, an impressive roster of artisan butchers and chefs is convening at Vacaville's Soul Food Farm for a butchery demo and dinner. Inspired by farm founder Alexis Koefoed, the event will be a fundraiser for the newly created U.S. Butchers Guild and a handful of small, local farms. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Perbacco's Staffan Terje Won Cochon 555 Yesterday. Our Shirt Lost

    Andrew SimmonsThe Fairmont's Gold Room was packed tight as a factory feedlot.​It was around the time we snared our first assortment of plates ― small, compostable tan ones decked out with roasted smoked pork loin and dark, blood-red bologna tucked between orange mostarda-smeared bread slice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Obama in San Francisco -- Will it Ruin Your Commute?

    San Francisco voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. And now it's changing around its bus routes for him, too.​President Barack Obama will today return to the city where he made reference about small-town folks "clinging to their guns and religion." When he leaves San Francisco, he hopes to be cli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Your Tonga Room News Roundup: What Does It All Mean?

    Doug Letterman/Flickr​It seems odd that the Fairmont wants to close the Tonga Room just as neo-neo-tiki is blowing up in artisan-cocktail circles. (Today, for instance, the New York Times reported on the opening of yet another rum bar.) Though it has been a while since we've been to a birthday par ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2010

    The Happiest Hours

    We do the legwork to find you 30 of the most satisfying places to sip and snack.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    5 Things To Do This Weekend for Under $10

    AJ FarkasMatmos, at SFMOMA on Saturday​Our apologies for the shorter list this week. We came down with the N-Flu (you know how it goes, sick folks ride the N to work and infect the whole Muni line). So there's only 5 Things on our list for cheap weekend entertainment. But they're good things. To m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Hotel Bars Are the Perfect Places to Take a Load Off and Hoist a Few

    Emily S./YelpCheer station: The Grand Café at Hotel Monaco​There are a few things you need to know as you elbow your way through the shoppers, buskers, hawkers, and carolers of Union Square this week. The best gingerbread house is up the hill at the Fairmont. The best shop windows are the sil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Offal Talented: Poggio Chef Named Winner of Sunday's Cochon 555

    Laiko BahrsTrotter Tots with pea-brain aioli, one of Peter McNee's winning dishes.Call him the dark horse: Poggio's Peter McNee was named Prince of Porc at the Fairmont last night, nosing out four chefs to take the crown (well, funky pig trophy) in the latest Cochon 555 challenge. McNee had been con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    San Francisco Named the Priciest City for Business Travelers to Get Three Squares

    endless beauty via FlickrEating this twice a day could ruin your expense accountMatt Smith of SFoodie's sister blog The Snitch reported today that New Jersey-based Institute of Management and Administration reckoned San Francisco the priciest city in the nation for business travelers to eat in, ecli ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 27, 2008

    North African Modern

    The music and spices remain the same, but the dishes are up-to-date.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008
  • News

    September 20, 2006

    The Man Who Would Be Feinstein

    So you've never heard of Christopher Dahl. He'd still like to be your U.S. Senator.

  • Music

    May 25, 2005

    Hill Street Blues

    The doldrums are no match for geezers at Top of the Mark followed by choralists in Grace Cathedral

  • Music

    December 22, 2004

    Bouncer

    You've got thirsty houseguests, we've got answers: Skip the Tonga Room.

  • Holiday

    November 24, 2004
  • Holiday

    November 24, 2004
  • News

    October 20, 2004

    Maid in San Francisco

    Secretly, don't you hope the hospitality multinationals crush those loud, annoying, striking hotel workers? Find out. Take the quiz.

  • Film

    June 25, 2003

    Boogie Nights

    For a band that isn't "commercial-sounding," scoring a movie is a boon

  • Dining

    November 6, 2002

    Stormy Weather

    Tonga Room

  • Dining

    July 10, 2002

    Grub Flubs

    Grub bites the dust, but three other restaurants offer new beginnings

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 15, 2002

    Best Bar for an Illicit Rendezvous

    Big Four Restaurant at the Huntington Hotel

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 15, 2002
  • Dining

    May 9, 2001

    In the House

    Jasmine House

  • Music

    March 14, 2001

    Check Your Head

    If it's loud, lewd, or crude, it's bound to be on Reality Check

  • News

    October 4, 2000

    Laugh Tracks

    You can learn a lot about the city's history with a comedian as your tour guide

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 17, 2000

    Best Four-Block Stretch of Movie Locations

    Sacramento and Mason to Jackson and Taylor

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 17, 2000

    Best Unapologetic Gluttony

    Brunch at the Crown Room

  • Dining

    December 15, 1999
  • Dining

    November 17, 1999
  • News

    July 21, 1999

    Tender Box

    Inflamed by crime, drugs, and rising rents, Tenderloin residents are now launching lawsuits to clean up the city's dumping ground

  • Calendar

    December 30, 1998
  • News

    May 6, 1998

    Downtown's Fairy Godmother

    Doris Ward, San Francisco's assessor, is tossing around commercial tax breaks as if they were fairy dust. It's costing the city at least $100 million a year.

  • Calendar

    February 19, 1997
  • Calendar

    August 21, 1996
  • Calendar

    December 27, 1995
  • Culture

    December 20, 1995

    Here We Come a Carol-ing

    Noh Christmas Carol stands up well; Barbara Cook still brings crowds to their feet with her songs

  • News

    May 31, 1995

    One World, Under Gorby

    Gorbachev Foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?

  • News

    April 12, 1995
  • Dining

    April 5, 1995
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