The Kentucky Derby comes roaring into the final stretch this Saturday, kicking up roses and mint juleps as it makes its way around the track. The race may be about thoroughbreds and serve as the opening ceremony to the Triple Crown (followed by the races at Preakness and finally Belmont Stakes), but ... More >>
How good are you at tasting beer? How well do you know your own palate? Give it a tune-up with this new beer tasting workout guide published in Food & Wine by Magnolia Brewing's Dave McLean points out.
In it, he gives helpful exercises for upping your tolerance for bitterness (the dominant flavor ... More >>
Cinco de Mayo: Hecho en San Francisco
Where: CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building (south end, near Market Bar)
When: Sun., May 5, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Cost: $55, buy tickets online
This weekend brings a host of opportunities to enjoy the good weather with celebrations for both the Kentucky D ... More >>
When backpacks are outlawed, only outlaws will have backpacks.
That'll be the case at the forthcoming Bay to Breakers. Runners (and onlookers) at the May 19 footrace/seven-mile crosstown bacchanalia may or may not be clothed. But backpacks are verboten.
So are any large bags, containers (think: ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, Cupcake Wars, an hour-long show about one thing, over and over, until death comes, Sundays at 8 p.m. on the Food Network.
Cupcake Wars has been on the air just two years, but they're already finishing up their fif ... More >>
What happens when Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same weekend? A lot of trouble wearing big hats, awash in tequila and bourbon. Here's our handy guide to help you stay well refreshed all weekend.
Cuatro De Mayo Fiesta Con Queso
Where: Doc's Clock, 2575 Mission (at 21st St.), 824-3 ... More >>
The Kentucky Derby of political-action committees backing Ed Lee's run for mayor has a new horse in the race: The SF Neighbor Alliance for Ed Lee for Mayor 2011. Founded in mid-September, the committee has somehow already spent more than $100,000 - almost 20 percent of the amount spent by the act ... More >>
coutureauchocolat.comBacon Bacon's bacon bouquet.Off The Grid has honed on our favorite, secret cravings that are socially regulated to the morning but are truly perfect for any time of day.
Saturday night (Sept. 3) from 5-9 p.m., Off The Grid McCoppin (McCoppin at Valencia) presents a "Bre ... More >>
Guns, revolution, upheaval, Reign of Terror -- now it's time for dinner specials!Add Bastille Day to Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Day in the category of "things we don't remember celebrating 10 years ago."
That said, this Frenchified Independence Day typically boasts a solid dining rost ... More >>
Virginia MillerOur favorite Kentucky Derby thoroughbred: whiskey.You may still be fighting the lingering haze of your Cinco de Mayo, but the Kentucky Derby on Saturday will provide yet another excuse to drink a lot and wear a big hat ― just like Mother's Day.
Though we couldn't tell you when t ... More >>