The made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream shop has crossed the bridge to Rockridge, and we scoped it out on the eve of their opening day. The Smitten story begins with founder Robyn Sue Fisher putting a new kind of high-tech ice cream churner on a radio flyer wagon, equipped with some bungee chor ... More >>
A visit to the local ice cream shop now has some added drama thanks to Cryo Cream, an ice cream shop that freezes its creations in seconds thanks to liquid nitrogen. Customers choose from the brief list of flavors and watch as the sweet liquid turns semi-solid front of their eyes. Flavors change oft ... More >>
With a Michelin star, a thriving tech industry post- work happy hour scene, and magnificent views of the Coastal Range, what's left for the Rosewood Sand Hill's restaurant Madera to conquer? Dessert - specifically an exciting new menu and chocolate program recently unveiled by pastry chef Melissa Ro ... More >>
This past spring, about a dozen housing advocates marched up Russian Hill to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's house, to protest the steady stream of foreclosures in San Francisco. On another day, they bused over to Los Altos and Hillsborough, to the respective homes of a couple of the bank's board memb ... More >>
Viognier restaurant, atop the impressively upscale San Mateo grocery store Draeger's, is moving into meat production, and was kind enough to drop us off a taste of its first product, American Kobe Beef Pastrami. The idea is fascinating. Pastrami, usually made from beef brisket -- one of the ... More >>
T. PalmerShrimp Louis, the San Francisco treat.We heart the demonstration classes at Draeger's Cooking School (locations in San Mateo, Blackhawk, Menlo Park, and Los Altos). It's a great evening -- you plop behind a very studious desk, but instead of doing any real work, sip a glass of wine as be ... More >>
talia the AMAZING/FlickrWatch out for axe-wielding Santas.Somewhere on Craigslist there is a partridge for sale. If you'd like to find a pear tree to go with it, look no further than Wiersig Garden Plants in Los Altos. The nursery is currently offering numerous varieties of deciduous fruit tr ... More >>
Two rebels take on America's most beloved computer company.
Just when you thought you knew every way you could be scammed out of your identity and money and potentially everything you own, something like this pops up. Skimmers -- or high-tech false fronts that are placed over ATM and gas pump card slots for the purpose of stealin ... More >>
A nurses' union joins antidevelopment forces to prevent a new hospital from being built.
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Letters from the issue of Wednesday, May 26, 2004
A new type of radiation therapy, developed by a Bay Area company, shows astonishing promise in fighting cancer
Zakiya Hooker preserves the legacy of her father, blues legend John Lee Hooker, plans her own musical career -- and tries to keep tradition from suffocating both
The Holiday Robot Games and Expo offers fascinating projects, promising students, and unsettling premonitions
Week of January 16, 2002
A Peace Corps volunteer describes his sudden evacuation from Uzbekistan as U.S. troops arrived for an assault on Afghanistan
In the ancient martial art of Kyudo, archers hunt only for truth
Or, why we love Barry Bonds, even when he's a royal Jerk
A con man squeezed $26 million out of 140 victims. Then a U.S. bankruptcy trustee squeezed them again.
After Hours Clubs, John Vanderslice, Missing Apples at the Fillmore, and Jello Biafra
Why do San Francisco emergency workers live so far away?