The Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk -- who felt the mural needed a pick-me-up in honor of the nine-year anniversary of S ... More >>
I have a teenage nephew who, in the span of two weeks, went from plump, short kid to tall, lanky young man. It's hard not to have that same kind of slack-jawed reaction to the sudden growth spurt of craft bars springing up in Emeryville, first with Prizefighter and now with Honor Bar.
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That's right, folks. It's the rarest of things -- a Christmas song that doesn't make you want to vomit, or jam sharp pencils into your ear-holes. Finding one of these gems is like stumbling across a white tiger in your backyard -- you can't believe it's there, you know it's not supposed to be there, ... More >>
In case you missed all the twinkling lights and massive, decorated trees everywhere, the holiday season is well and truly upon us. And, as you already know, that means it's also the season for awful, cringe-worthy music you can only listen to for -- at most -- one week of the year (the only excep ... More >>
Lou BustamanteThe Oaxacan Standoff--a bar value mealA shot and a beer isn't an obvious pairing to highlight bartender creativity in a cocktail menu (and no we're never ever, ever going to count a drink where a shot glass gets dropped into a pint of beer), but the Oaxacan Standoff ($6) at Prizefi ... More >>
Hip-hop isn't exactly the most festive or friendly music in the world. Yeah, there's a smattering of Christmas rap songs -- although Run-DMC's "Christmas In Hollis" really isn't that good -- but on the whole, the genre has shunned the lure of the extended holiday season. But don't despair! Rappers n ... More >>
There's a new cocktail heavyweight on the Emeryville card with Prizefighter Bar, opening tomorrow in the old Kitty's location. The team behind the new watering hole are veterans of the San Francisco bar scene: Jon Santer (Bourbon & Branch, Beretta, Range), Dylan O'Brien (Bloodhound, Churchill), and ... More >>
Is the mall--er, city of-- Emeryville on its way to becoming a new cocktail hub? With Prizefighter set to open later this month in the old Kitty's location, comes news that Alex Smith has left his position as bar manager of Gitane to open up a Honor, a new bar and grill.
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carlos a./YelpThe Seoul on Wheels truck attracts a lunch crowd on Emeryville's Hollis Street.The head of the task force looking at changes to Emeryville's mobile vending rules says she's confident street-food vendors and restaurant will be able to agree on a set of recommendations it can pres ... More >>
feralbeagle/FlickrCharles' Emeryville factory and retail shop is set to close Feb. 15.Charles Chocolates owner Chuck Siegel told SFoodie that, provided the gods continue to smile upon him, he'll open his new retail space in San Francisco Centre (845 Market at Fourth St.) this Saturday, Feb. 6. Th ... More >>
He'll be there too.The East Bay's Charles Chocolates (6529 Hollis at 65th St., Emeryville) is throwing open the doors tomorrow for its annual open house with tours, sneak eats and previews of upcoming holiday confections, chocolate decorating, and even a movie. The featured flick is Kung Fu P ... More >>
If you were destitute and lived a life of servitude before winning the lottery, you probably wouldn't spend your earnings on a huge meal for your employers. But so it goes in the 1987 film Babette's Feast, in which a lonely cook beats the ultimate gaming odds and uses her proceeds t ... More >>
Charles Chocolates begins its annual summer movie series this Friday, June 12 with a screening of 2001 anime charmer Spirited Away and some better-than-multiplex snacks. Sushi by Ichi (full menu here) and Charles' black sesame caramel corn will be available for purchase.Each screening promi ... More >>