If you like your cocktails strong and named for quirky San Franciscans, Virgil's Sea Room is the place for you. It even has that New Bar Smell. Replacing the former Nap's III, and adjacent to El Rio, it's a place where you can drink a Warren Hellman, a Vicki Marlane or a Frank Chu. (The Warren Hell ... More >>
Tamara PalmerWe returned to the scene of some plywood that we spotted more than a year ago in the Inner Sunset to discover Next Door Sweets in full swing. So named for its proximity to San Tung, an insanely popular family-owned Chinese restaurant, the shop is owned by Joy and Frank Chu, and F ... More >>
Barack "Hitler" Obama will destroy California via earthquakes.We popped out of the SF Weekly offices to run into Safeway on Fourth and King Streets this afternoon, when we noticed two overly cheerful young people manning a Lyndon LaRouche table outside the grocery store. Or, to be more precise, w ... More >>
Hey! Do you like cat videos and robot in-jokes and urban derring-do and painfully topical mashups and groaningly pop-culture-referential T-shirt designs and straight-up geek bliss? Don't front like you don't! Remember where you live?Well, Scott Beale was way ahead of you fifteen years ago when he s ... More >>
Lois BeckettNell Myhand of Legal Action for Woman addresses the gathered prostitutesGawkers hoping to spot women decked out in Frederick's of Hollywood gear were likely disappointed with today's noontime prostitutes protest. Perhaps 20 casually dressed demonstrators gathered at Polk and Sutter to ... More >>
Hopefully, this won't be a problem in the Presidio.New campground opens in the Presidio. [SF Citizen]Who's into naming Third Street after Willie Brown? Possibly just Willie Brown. [SFAppeal]Banksy piece turned into Frank Chu piece. [Mission Mission]Vote for McLaren Park if you want to give the pl ... More >>
If you kick out the immigrants, you kick out Pamela Anderson (Canadian, eh?). And we all know Tea Partiers love them some Pam. This guy went to the history books.
Justin Beck/flickrFrank Chu late to his own birthday party. [SF Citizen] Cracking down on fare cheats costing Muni far more than resultant tickets. [SFAppeal]Erm, also, should you choose to pay that fine, you might have to pay an additional $3 "service fee." [Akit's Complaint Dept.]Yep, it's Bill ... More >>
This morning, The Daily Beast named Cincinnati "America's Craziest City." We are now proud to announce that we have named The Daily Beast "America's Shittiest Online Newspaper." Cincinnati? What the butt?It was nearly impossible to understand how something like this could have happened, but then we ... More >>
On Wednesday, the latest in a batch of Republican political neophytes expressed his desire for high-ranking political office in California. Damon Dunn, the former Stanford and NFL receiver and current Orange County real-estate mogul, said he plans to run for Secretary of State.But as the San Francis ... More >>
Joe EskenaziIt's big, uh-uh, Muni's not ashamed. Big like a pickle, and Muni's still gettin' paid.San Francisco is a city in which a significant portion of leadership probably can't watch Robocop without thinking "That ED-209 had promise; we could use one of those." So it probably didn't sit ... More >>
via BoingBoingBike saddles almost too nice to sit on. [BoingBoing] Senator Barbara Boxer has a piggy bank worth $6.3 million cash. [SFGate] Frank Chu hits up the Sanctuary City meeting. He. Is. Everywhere. [Sweet Melissa] Holy crap. They're remaking Red Dawn!!! [Burrito Justice] Ride along in an ... More >>
Warren Hellman may have fancied himself opening up America's hearts to music with his bigger-than-ever, three-day Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. He also helped famed San Francisco eccentric Frank Chu open city visitors' minds to opaque theories about an alleged intergalactic political co ... More >>
Shuffling dejectedly out of AT&T Park last night, Giants fans were left to ponder many pressing questions -- perhaps none more mysterious than what, exactly, prompted someone to commission a message on the stadium board reading "I'm Sorry, Kim. I Love You!" Baseball-wise, the situation was ju ... More >>
jkahn/FlickrA Tamale Lady tamale at Zeitgeist.It's 2002, and you're just pounding foamers at the 'Geist. You've been living in San Francisco for a month. A lady in a wool cap comes out to the patio, pushing a wheeled cooler, hawking tamales. How sweet is this, you think -- not just because you're ... More >>
Say what?Remember, in England, Benedict Arnold is a hero. That helps put one in mind for the just-unveiled exhibition at the Burbank Central Library -- enemy territory, sports-wise -- "Love to Hate: The Dodgers-Giants Rivalry."Library-goers can be treated to memorabilia like the signs illustratin ... More >>
Like a Vaudeville act of old getting ready to take it to New York City, today's protester has got to ask himself if he's ready for the big time when he comes to San Francisco. We've got no shortage of expert, home-grown demonstrators, and budget season has distilled the best of the best. So, were ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Our critics weigh in on local theater
The great thing about San Francisco is that on any given day, you can go for a leisurely stroll in say, Union Square. And, right after the people in tin foil hats leave, the crowd of cyclists dressed as dapper dandies shows up. I say, old chap.People carrying protest signs (Who Are These Goons?) and ... More >>
Created by yours truly at ACME ChuMaker.It's all the terrible truthIt just ain't a San Francisco event until Frank Chu lopes up, toting his sign. It doesn't matter if it's an SEIU picket, a Holocaust remembrance ceremony, or a sale at Ross -- all that's important to Chu is that he can wave his bizar ... More >>
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