The definitive cure for world-weariness has opened in Noe Valley. No matter what year you were born, something in Buttons Candy Bar will stop you dead as you suddenly remember the last time you got your paws on one. (For me, it was a Chocolate Charleston Chew, the long kind, the airy gumminess of wh ... More >>
Most Bay Area youngsters only dream of rubbing elbows with Giants' perfect game maestro Matt Cain. And now the starting pitcher is about to make some kids' hopes come true. On Sunday, Matt Cain and Patxi's Pizza will treat the Petaluma Little League World Series champs to a celebratory pizza party. ... More >>
Tennis at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday night. Tennis Miniature Tigers Devon Williams Dec. 10, 2011 Bottom of the Hill Better than: Watching a documentary on '60s music. "This is a new one, it's called 'Origins.'" Alaina Moore uttered this after the halfway point of Tennis' 14-song set a ... More >>
Over the past few weeks, I've complained that The Franchise has too often focused on establishing and teasing out narratives rather than using their access to its best advantage. The first two episodes spent most of their time introducing the audience to players, sometimes more than once, and ... More >>
This is another little extra for this week's review of Bar Tartine in the print edition: an interview with the man who made one of the most impressive wines on the restaurant's very interesting wine list. Liza GershmanDan PetroskiWhen I called Dan Petroski to ask him how he managed to make M ... More >>
People in San Francisco like to play that they've always known the glory of free-range quail terrine and grew up foraging for truffles with their French papa. Don't front. The vast majority of us grew up celebrating all holidays, birthdays, and special events at a buffet. Won a Little League socc ... More >>
Diary is a monthly party at the inimitable Pop's Bar featuring the best in late-'90s and early-'00s emo, pop-punk, and screamo. Starting this week, Diary -- which is put on by Patric Fallon, an occasional SF Weekly contributor and expert blogger over at XLR8R, along with Kristopher Hannum -- will ... More >>
Will this play in Taiwan? If the San Francisco Giants play a two-game set against Arizona in Taiwan -- well, which one is the home team? Major League Baseball has a while to work out who would wear gray and who dons the home whites if Giants and Diamondbacks players approve a league plan to open ... More >>
Photo courtesy Gabe Rivera Another reason to strive for excellence on what is possibly the most grueling day of the week, this reminds us of the time we won the "Most Improved" award in grade school Little League. Damn, we were proud of that award ... Follow us on Twitter at @alexiat and @sfw ... More >>
Dennis Herrera -- and his fun but ungrammatical T-shirtLook, we're tickled by Dennis Herrera's photo of himself showing up to work on a bicycle today -- he looks like he's getting ready to wave a kid around third base while coaching his son's Little League team, and we like that casual look in a cit ... More >>
Greg Anderson has given up his freedom rather than testify about Barry Bonds. But one man has learned the deepest secrets of the trainer behind baseball's new home run king.
What team more than the Giants needs a morale booster and respectful team player? They got one in Mark Sweeney.
No matter where you go, you can't escape the dreariest spring in memory. Have you embraced it, or are you just bummed out? Find out where you stand!
One more awful remake strikes out
Why does Joe Morgan -- the best second baseman in history and a prominent TV broadcaster -- hate Moneyball? And Billy Beane and his Oakland A's? And you, too, if you think the statistical revolution that's overwhelmed Major League Baseball has any
Gregg Araki's latest is more icky than mysterious
Memo to Ashcroft: Why aren't you pursuing Barry Bonds the way you did Martha Stewart?
Once You Go Blak
The Positive Coaching Alliance asks hard-bitten coaches to fill out workbooks and recite management jargon. It also has them saying things like, "I want to go back and relive my childhood and be coached like this."
An unflinching look at recollected abuse could use some skepticism
Batting Cages in San Francisco
Scott Heim's cult novel -- in the flesh
Before you succumb to nostalgia about a simpler, humbler baseball time, heed the lesson of Vacaville
Is it a dream -- or an obsession -- when someone pours a $75 million fortune into an amusement park, based on trees, located in Gilroy?
Beyond the stupid; dancing Bush; lukewarm Chron
Since he was 12, Steven Cozza has led a crusade against the Scouts' anti-gay policies. What will happen now that he's grown up to discover sports and girls?
As the millennium approaches, the country is engulfed in a bicycling craze that's reminiscent of our last fin de siecle. A Bay Area street kid named George Mount helped start it all. Savior on Wheels