Walking into Barrel Head Brewhouse on a weekday afternoon is like walking into a circus arena -- it's slightly chaotic and you don't quite know what to look at first. The enormous torpedo tap behind the bar? (More on that soon.) The mammoth, live-edged community table running along the front window? ... More >>
Black Sabbath Shoreline Amphitheatre Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 Better than: Most of the metal that came after. Ozzy looks like a worn-out scarecrow, shuffling slowly across the stage, or, when he wants to get you psyched up, hopping up and down in rigid little bursts. He shouts a lot, and the only wor ... More >>
Another week, another crop of parties. As you might imagine, the sunny weather forecast for this weekend portends nights of heavy partying. We advise you get into the spirit of things by enjoying yourself at one of the following events. Read on -- your weekend awaits. Friday, May 12 What: As You L ... More >>
Heidi Barrett's family has been making wine in Napa long before the valley became a world-renowned wine destination. Barrett is one of Napa's rock-star winemakers, best known for bringing in perfect scores from some critics for her work at Screaming Eagle. If you don't care about Napa, or rock ... More >>
Bernal Supper Club -- which morphed from a neighborhood experiment in camaraderie and food into a once-a-week pop-up -- is bringing its fresh market focus to Coffee Bar for Friday night dinner. Bernalwood documented a recent pop-up dinner in photos, and the menu for Friday's Coffee Bar dinner featu ... More >>
John Szwed's 2002 biography of jazz demigod Miles Davis, So What: The Life of Miles Davis, opens with an acquaintance sharing a hysterically funny yet highly improbable anecdote regarding the trumpeter. When Szwed inquires about the story's origins, the acquaintance exclaims, "You want attribution? ... More >>
Maybe not for long...It's hard to believe, but Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler -- one of the most reviled men in sports -- has given people yet another reason to dislike him. After coming out of Sunday's championship game with a nondescript knee injury, players and fans alike excoriated the ... More >>
Screen Capture | San Francisco ExaminerIt appears someone has been smoking grass -- literally...There are angles, we are certain, from which photographers can capture Jessica Alba unflatteringly, or make a Ferrari appear slow. We know it can be done, because the above shot from the Weekend Exami ... More >>
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