I've been thinking a lot about Avril Lavigne and The-Guy-From-That-Awful-Band this week. (By the way, the band's name is Nickelback. But from now on, I'll refer to him as TGFTAB, otherwise pronounced "Chad Kroeger," if you're reading this aloud). Maybe you have, too. And now that the initial shock o ... More >>
Carina OstBenu cooks Luis and Julio set up a burrito cart late Saturdays, featuring leftover meats from the high-end kitchen.Imagine this scenario: getting drunk at Drink on Saturday night, going to the Huntington Hotel for an additional cocktail and a piano-bar mashup of Wizard of Oz songs, ... More >>
Marion Cope is barking mad over an alleged dog attackA Nob Hill grand dame who says her leg was mutilated by off-leash dogs in Huntington Park last fall has filed a lawsuit against the city, asserting that San Francisco officials failed to adequately enforce leash laws at the park.Marion Cope -- ... More >>
Peaceful little bars offer sweet summer relaxation.
Where's that dog's leash?In what could be the overture to a lawsuit ensnaring high-level city officials, Nob Hill resident Marion Cope has filed a claim for hefty cash damages with the San Francisco City Attorney's office, alleging that government negligence contributed to a nasty dog attack last ... More >>
A brutal dog attack in Nob Hill has revived the city's battle over canine control. Here's why it's going to get worse.
It's not uncommon for rookie politicians to unwittingly involve themselves in long-stewing special-interest battles. In that tradition, freshman Board of Supervisors President David Chiu has taken a series of actions that have drawn him into a particularly vicious, only-in-San-Francisco conflict -- ... More >>
Marion Cope -- the 73-year-old widow of Newton Cope, former owner of the swanky Huntington Hotel in Nob Hill -- was seriously injured last month when she was attacked by an off-leash dog in Huntington Park, according to police records reviewed by SF Weekly.This is not only sad but deeply ironic - ... More >>
unique-southamerica-travel-experience.comWho's ready for piranha ribs?Wild Game Week at Big 4 in the Huntington Hotel (1075 California at Cushing) offers an annual chance to indulge in extreme eating. Highlights from this year's menu by chef Gloria Ciccarone-Nehls include Brazilian piranha "ribs, ... More >>
Hoisin- and Scotch-glazed wild boar crispy tacos, anyone?
One of the finest aspects of the urban holiday experience is meeting friends for a hot toddy in an elegant and festively decorated saloon: a modern-day variation on those ancient winter festivals our forebears conjured up to distance the damp, cold darkness. My favorite rendezvous is the Big Four, a ... More >>
Where well-heeled snobs go when they need watering
Big Four Restaurant at the Huntington Hotel
ValueStar wants businesses to pay for the privilege of sporting its seal of approval. Is it a public service, or a shakedown?