Hollis (New York)

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Five Amazing Murals Honoring Departed Musicians

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Drink of the Week: Queen Anne's Revenge at Honor Bar

    ​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. A new proj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Top Six Christmas Songs That Don't Actually Suck

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    A Second-By-Second Breakdown of the Worst Christmas Music Video Ever Made

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    At Prizefighter, Oaxacan Standoffs Always End Deliciously

    Lou BustamanteThe Oaxacan Standoff--a bar value meal​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Top Five Hip-Hop Songs That Shout Out and Give Thanks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Prizefighter Bar Opens Wednesday and Comes Out Swinging

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Alex Smith Leaves Gitane to Open Honor in Emeryville

    ​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. Set to open in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Changes In Proximity, Fees Likely for Emeryville Street-Food Vendors

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Charles Chocolates Set to Open in San Francisco, Shut Down in Emeryville

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Get to Charles Chocolates' Open House Tomorrow and Snag Some Kung Fu Taco Love

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Free Screening of 'Babette's Feast' at Charles Chocolates

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    'Spirited Away' Kicks Off Charles Chocolates' Summer Movie Series

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2006
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    December 15, 2004

    Merry Christmas, Beeyotch!

    Forget caroling. Here are a few hip hop jammy-jams to warm your yule log.

  • Music

    October 8, 2003


    Alias' gentle nature informs both his beats and his personality. Just don't tell the rest of hip hop's gruff elite.

  • Culture

    October 11, 2000
  • Music

    December 22, 1999

    Riff Raff

    From the "Can We Please Get the Millennium Over With Now?" Desk and Happy [Expletive Deleted] Holidays

  • Culture

    November 22, 1995

    Song of Seven

    With Seven Guitars, playwright August Wilson and director Lloyd Richards achieve a new level of artistic harmony

  • Music

    May 31, 1995

    Schools of Thought

    The Roots, the Nonce and DJ Hurricane take hip hop to the next level

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