Classic cocktails are a little bit like ghosts: apparitions from bygone eras who have weathered the test of time, and who are not allowed to cross to the other side until their work in this mortal plane is complete. Originally commanded by great spirit guides of the 19th and 20th centuries, conjurin ... More >>
Tonight's festivities include a fantastic sounding food truck event (bring warms clothes!), a vodka dinner, classic Cuban cocktails, and sexy secretaries making cocktails. No, it doesn't get better than this. Be aware: There's a Giants home game tonight at 7:15pm, Howard street is closed between 3r ... More >>
For this week's Signal to Noise, our focus turns southward toward Los Angeles. From that city's thriving dance community comes the accomplished DJ trio known as Droog. In its native scene, the group has built a reputation as a streamlined unit, throwing raves at the high capacity Avalon Hollywood an ... More >>
Stacey D./YelpThe place: The Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery (at Pacific), 398-0850 The hours: Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. The deals: $3 off specialty cocktails and 30 percent off food items and bottled wine from 4-5 p.m., $2 and 20 percent off from 5-6 p.m., $1 and 10 percent off from 6-7 p.m ... More >>
TastyTwosome/FlickrNotes from underground: Blair Warsham of S.F.'s graffEats.The Internet often makes our world seem as tiny as a quinoa pearl. A native New Yorker (he eats, he writes, he cooks) sequestered in Buenos Aires also runs a Web site offering a thorough, immensely tantalizing rundow ... More >>
M. BrodyThe books nobody wanted -- even as freebies. Sorry, Guy -- and Gourmet.We made out like a bandit at 18 Reasons' cookbook exchange last night. We're slightly embarrassed about it. We already have a sister and two friends we regularly give castoff food books to, and we're pretty attac ... More >>
EKAphotographyHavana Good Time: Alex Cuba In certain Afro-Diasporan traditions, ritual baptism is a well-worn, time-honored tradition. Voudun in Haiti, Santeria in Cuba, Condomble in Brazil, and Pentecostal Christianity in the Southern United States essentially do the same thing. Any importa ... More >>
bpfastball/FlickrFeel the swingin' swagger.Saturday was not only a typically crisp San Francisco midsummer's eve, it was birthday night, that special time of year when we wander the streets and alleys of North Beach in search of fun, frolic, and alcoholic stimulation. This year's celebration ... More >>
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Let's do lunch: Pal's Take Away (2751 24th St. at Hampshire, 203-4911) can single-handedly rekindle your love for the sandwich, says our food critic Meredith Brody. A good place to start: today's slow-roasted pork with balsamic Knoll Farm figs, Gorgonzola, and house-pickled ... More >>
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Picturing S.F. and beyond
A love story told in iambic pentameter? Yes, and yes again.
Even when it's foggy, there's great, comfortable alfresco dining in San Francisco. Here are some of our current favorites.
The passionate beat and sultry scene of Mambo overcome a weak script
Drive By Truckers deliver Southern-fried rock; get high on Leftover Crack
Collectors bare unknown troves
At Photo San Francisco, four days of all things emulsified, exposed, and enlarged
You have to pick the right time and place, but if you do, you'll swear San Francisco was made for patio dining.
Where are all the locals in next year's Sundance lineup?
Mosh the night away
All-ages concerts at the Stanford Jazz Festival
Brooklyn's Mink Lungs exhale rock that suffers from a delightful identity crisis
Love of the national pastime, on display at a downtown art gallery
SF Weekly's guide to the holiday season in San Francisco
The decaying opulence of Havana caught in lush, insightful photographs
Tobacco Firm Adds Insult to Injury; A Few Bike Lanes Away From Utopia; Music to Our Ears; Fish Story; Art and Censorship
Latino Film Festival
Grotto Film Project; Latino Film Festival
Can Cesar Ascarrunz and Los Van Van, swimming in contradictions, turn the Cuban ideological ferment into the dance of the century?
Bamboleo, Pendulum, "Fetish 2000," Johnny Dowd
Federal agents smoke out an insidious Bay Area smuggling ring as part of their ceaseless efforts to keep our streets safe from illegal Cuban cigars
A longtime cigar nut examines the sudden crass commercialism of his favorite vice
Afro-Cuban jazz legends Chucho Valdes and Irakere return to the U.S.
Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalape–o Band celebrates the history of Latin American music
Communism takes a wild ride in I Am Cuba