Callers to the San Francisco Fleet Week Information line this morning are instructed "If you're calling with a concern about noise, please leave a message at the end of this recording." Suddenly, that's not such a pressing issue. The U.S. Navy today announced that, thanks to mandatory budget cuts t ... More >>
Sometimes, it can feel like "street food" is synonymous with "what people are eating in Hanoi."
That's not always the case. Gerald Luna's b.street waffles make use of a Belgian waffle recipe from the city of Liège -- a yeasted dough not unlike brioche -- to replicate what vendors once cooked up i ... More >>
Sailing club members taking a boat out this weekend to observe the America's Cup races while being dive-bombed by the Fleet Week aircraft were handed a good-sized pamphlet. It could have been titled "How to Navigate the Armada of Drunken, Inexperienced Boaters You Will Encounter." There's no w ... More >>
Well, it's the Friday before the most event-filled weekend in San Francisco history (okay, probably not, but possibly so) -- and despite really wanting to be at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, you're still at work. That, friends, is a problem in search of a solution. We're here to help. Here are the top ... More >>
So maybe you've heard: there's a lot going on in San Francisco this weekend. And it will likely result in transitpocalypse. But that doesn't mean you can't eat delicious things while you're having a ton of fun. Check out these food events on the fringes of the insanity that is America's Cup exhibiti ... More >>
There's quite a bit going on in San Francisco this weekend. That is, unless you have a dislike for bluegrass music, displays of aerial acrobatics, and sailors in meticulously starched uniforms. If Hardly Strictly, Fleet Week, and America's Cup just aren't your style, perhaps an array of uniquely hop ... More >>
Busyness seems to be the word of the moment. Between the presidential debates, Fleet Week, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the America's Cup, the Giants, the A's, the 49ers, the weather, etc. it can be hard to keep a level head. Fortunately, this week's nightlife choices are relatively straightforward, a ... More >>
San Francisco is expecting throngs of people to descend on the city this weekend, and when we say throngs, we mean tens of thousands of human beings milling around our compact city.While Mayor Ed Lee says there's no need to worry about traffic jams, we still think you have good reason to doubt him o ... More >>
You thought Critical Mass created commuting hell on Friday? Just you wait until this weekend when nine major events are expected to draw tens of thousands of people, cyclists, and cars to San Francisco's streets. And that's in addition to the ongoing road construction this weekend.See also: Critical ... More >>
Everyone, don't even think of bringing your motor-powered metal sled to San Francisco this weekend for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. Just please don't. Because not only is Hardly Strictly going to draw untold thousands of people to Golden Gate Park, but there are about nine major events ha ... More >>
Picnic in the Presidio
Where: The lawn at the Main Post in Presidio National Park.
When: Sun. Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and every following Sunday in October.
Cost: Free to attend; vendor prices vary.
The rundown: Pretend like you're a member of the old-timey leisure class a week from Sunday, during O ... More >>
Stacy Lucier Chicago-born DJ Steve Fabus started his musical career in the early '70s, after being inspired by the soulful sounds of Etta James and Stevie Wonder. Moving to San Francisco in 1974, he found himself in the center of one of America's counter culture capitals, where disco, drugs, ... More >>
The only thing more entertaining than lamenting the very loud roar of the Blue Angels is the hate you earn for doing so. On Friday, we penned a diatribe against the "seagulls from hell" interrupting newsroom activity at the SF Weekly office from our front-row seat of the deafening Fleet Week ... More >>
Our view here at the SF Weekly office usually offers a calming view of Alcatraz, sailboats cutting through the surf, and the Yang Ming cargo ship making its way into the bay each afternoon. Coworkers have mentioned the dramatic view could be mistaken for a giant screensaver. But this week, o ... More >>
Where: S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, Pier 45, Embarcadero (at Taylor)
When: Thurs., Oct. 6th, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Cost: $30 online; 21 and over. Food and drink not included in entry price.
The rundown: Fleet Week docks in San Francisco and kicking the party off like a bottle of champagne on a new ship is Mis ... More >>
All hands on deck!A Pentagon study released last month urged repealing the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, revealing that a majority of servicemen and women had no problems working alongside people who are openly gay.
Just ask porn star Brandon Lee. He says he served in the Navy from 19 ... More >>
Guess these sailor boys got a bit too fresh with the onshore attractions"You came off the ship looking way too hip/ in your tight white pants and your navy blue bib," gushes My First Earthquake's Rebecca Bortman at the opening of salty love ballad "Sleep in the Sea," whose new video makes fl ... More >>
South Carolina death metallurgists Lecherous Nocturne play Wednesday at the DNA LoungeThis post-Fleet Week week should be a good one for concerts around here. Below, for your consideration, are some upcoming shows whose names (or participants' names) tickle the imagination, the gag reflex, or the ... More >>
Yep, blame that one on the Blue AngelsThe spectacle of a jet screeching over one's domicile can be terrifying. And human beings, ostensibly, can rationalize, "oh, it's a jet." Your dogs and cats cannot. Therefore, they go on the carpet. So, does Fleet Week lead to a bonanza for San Francisco carp ... More >>
Over the next couple of days San Francisco plays to the second annual BlogHer Food conference, headquartered at the gorgeous InterContinental and featuring a jam-packed schedule. Big-name food bloggers will be speaking (Food Gal Carolyn Jung, Steamy Kitchen's Jaden Hair), including SFoodie's ... More >>