Just in case you were wondering what 2,000 calories of everyday foods looks like stacked up, the evil geniuses at Buzzfeed have come up with a video showing it. What's interesting: the number of bagels vs. doughnuts that add up to your daily allowance (spoiler: almost the exact same number), the num ... More >>
Notorious for long lines, brunching in the city can easily turn into a whole-day affair. From wait times and signature dishes to ambiance and drink selections, Braving Brunch is your go-to resource for navigating mid-morning meals.
The Spot: Cassava Bakery Cafe
The Neighborhood: Outer Richmond
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Philip HarperWhere: Ozumo 161 Steuart at Howard (Monday); La Mar Cebicheria Pier 1 1/2 at Embarcadero (Tuesday)When: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday; 6-8 p.m. TuesdayHow much: $40 Monday; $40 advance, $45 at the door TuesdayIn the tiny world of English speakers who love sake, Philip Harper is a superstar. N ... More >>
John BirdsallMargherita from Casey's Pizza.Nomadic Pizza Throwdown, a Benefit for Japan Relief
Where:Coffee Bar, 1890 Bryant (at Mariposa), 551-8100
When: Fri., May 13, 6-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $12 admission; includes four pizza-tasting tokens, one drink token, and one voting token. For the hung ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.
1. Learn to Take Better Photos and Help Japan at the Same Time. Matt Wright, who takes photos like this and this for his food blog, Wrightfood, just published a food-photography ... More >>
daisuke iida/FlickrCocktails for Japan
Where: Beretta, 1199 Valencia (at 23rd St.), 695-1199
When: Now through Fri., April 15
Cost: $11-$15 per drink
The rundown: Beretta bar manager Ryan Fitzgerald is featuring three drinks that pack a humanitarian buzz along with the regular kind. Proce ... More >>
Kirsty EvansYoshiki behind the piano. Shortly after X Japan's historic show at the Fox Theater last Tuesday, we got the chance to sit down with drummer, pianist, and band leader Yoshiki as he relaxed in his dressing room. A genuinely charming man, Yoshiki was friendly and remarkably frank about h ... More >>
The real Lefty, with his lefty intact...The combination of sports, drunkenness, a piano bar, and a mannequin was apparently too much for several bar patrons at Lefty O'Doul's three years back. They wrenched off Lefty's lefty, and scampered off into the San Francisco night. The Chronicle's Scott O ... More >>
If you don't know the Jamiroquai song "Virtual Insanity" -- and its iconic, dancing-on-a-moving-floor-in-a-big-hat video -- you didn't watch enough MTV in the '90s.But even though we saw that floor retract across our screen a zillion times, and tried to sing along when the song came on the radio, ... More >>
All photos | Joe EskenaziVisitors to the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) will find the above installation imploring them to spend a few minutes penning the name of their favorite city and justifying the preference. As you would imagine, a great many folks who wand ... More >>
burntfat/FlickrHere's to a long life -- in this case, mixed up with shrimp and egg.Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009
In Japan, oomisoka -- New Year's Eve -- is a chance to slurp the buckwheat noodles called soba. The long noodles symbolize long life. They're called toshikoshi soba, literally "passing t ... More >>
Kirsty EvansOMODAKAJapan Nite Special
Girls Rock Explosion! August 16, 2009
Better Than: The previous day's outdoor performance by the same bands. By a long shot.
Sunday night's invasion by the The Japan Nite Special: Girls Rock Explosion tour brought both a crowd an ... More >>
Did stimulus really help them?Washington's elected officials and punditocracy have of late been consumed in hashing out the shape of an economic stimulus package. While no love has been lost between Republicans and Democrats in the pit fight over the bill's final shape, both sides say they recognize ... More >>
By Kirsty Evans
Late on a cold November afternoon I had the opportunity to sit down with Dir en grey drummer Shinya (pictured) for a quick interview a few hours before their show at The Regency Center. Since I had been told to expect the guitar duo rather than the usually reclusive drummer the foll ... More >>