You may remember the Great Gay Cookie Debacle of 2012, when Oreo posted an image of a rainbow cookie on its Facebook page in honor of Pride and was met with a barrage of anti-gay sentiments (and over 22,000 comments), in addition to threats of a biscuit boycott and, no doubt, remarks about baby Jesu ... More >>
Times are good for equal-opportunity imbibers. Beers are being aged in all manner of wine and spirits barrels for added complexity. A surge of brews made with grapes are blurring the lines between beer and wine, and some of the city's best bartenders are shaking up all manner of interesting beer coc ... More >>
Already panicking over the close of Girl Scout Cookie Season on Sunday? Stop stockpiling boxes for a second and head to Cevercería de MateVeza in the Mission today for a sampling of owners Jim Woods and Matt Coelho's Girl Scout Cookies-inspired beers. There aren't any real cookies in the five bee ... More >>
I'm not going to pretend otherwise: Last week when a package arrived full of Girl Scout cookies, I squealed like a schoolgirl, then immediately bragged about my good fortune on various social networks. I wasn't the only one with an outsize reaction: Within ten minutes, SF Weekly staffers had torn in ... More >>
As we teased back in June, North Bay sweet shop Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar has had its sights set on expanding in San Francisco. The first S.F. store is open today (Aug. 22) near the busy corner of California and Fillmore Streets in the former Dumplings and Buns space. Sift is the type of place tha ... More >>
Californians have good reason to hang our heads in shame over the fact that the Republican-loving state of Iowa allows gays to get married and we somehow don't. But, hey, at least we aren't living in the gay-hating state of North Carolina, where apparently there is no limit to public homophobia ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from Golden State thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets handed to him at the train station. Awake! magazine Date: February, 2012 Publisher: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania Questi ... More >>
According to an article in Salon yesterday, this year Girl Scout Cookies are under attack. Yes, cookies. Conservative activists have spotted a tenuous link between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood -- apparently, some scouts attended an event at which a Planned Parenthood UK brochure arguing ... More >>
Jim HerdHere comes trouble...On Thursday, folks who'd like to see your tourism dollars directed British Columbia's way, intuitively, erected a zip line on the Embarcadero, across Justin Herman Plaza. On the one hand, a zip line can't be a worse idea than adjacent Vaillancourt Fountain, another "g ... More >>
Monday, April 6 11 a.m. - Public Safety Committee Who watches the watchers? Why, the Public Safety Committee does. Every other week. Its recent agendas haven't actually involved DOING much -- there's not much legislation coming out of these meetings -- but they've been crammed with hearings ... More >>
A negative review on Yelp is bad for business. That's why some merchants feel they must keep Yelpers happy at any cost.
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The troupe integrates members with and without disabilities. But is it dance?