villagevoicemedia.comLunch with the president isn't cheap -- it also doesn't come without some clamor.About 200 diners will munch on whatever $7,500 nets them at the W Hotel tomorrow where President Barack Obama -- and medical marijuana advocates -- will be for his fundraiser. Dispensary operator ... More >>
Where: Marriot Hotel, 55 Fourth St (at Mission) When: Fri., Oct. 7, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost: $135 online, VIP tickets sold out The rundown: Whisk(e)y often carries with it an unnecessary intimidation factor from the vast amount of details fans and producers of the spirit like to discuss: the type ... More >>
devonapple/FlickrScoma's is the concierges' number-one choice for Wharf dining.SF Weekly aims to be more of an insider's newspaper than a national guide to all things San Francisco, so I don't get to Fisherman's Wharf often. Locals don't dine there as often as they did in the 1960s and 1970 ... More >>
In jeopardy of jail timeThe woman who allegedly tried to rip off Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek while he was asleep in his San Francisco hotel room last week is scheduled to be back in court today, where she will be arraigned. Lucinda Moyers, 56, was busted on Tuesday stealing cash, jewelry, and othe ... More >>
Average Jane/FlickrMaking your own granola can be time-consuming, which is why we admire chef Ben Mattman of Level III Restaurant in the JW Marriott (500 Post, at Mason), who was able to condense a recipe for granola into the small space normally reserved for a tweet: Ben Mattman's Gr ... More >>
Hello San Jose! Does Sarah Palin know the way to San Jose? You Betcha. The conservative Liberty & Freedom Foundation is hosting what it calls "an evening forum event with Sarah Palin." Unlike most evenings with Palin -- which, presumably, include network TV, moose, and cursing Levi Johnson, t ... More >>
Peaceful little bars offer sweet summer relaxation.
Horrified by a typical taxi trip from SFO? Thank a government program that pays cabbies to speed.
From now through the end of SF Beer Week, we're providing daily quarterbacking for the frothiest events. Skol, dudes. SF Beer Week isn't just about celebrating the breadth of beers made and drunk locally, but the community that supports them. Their greatest cheerleader was journalist Bill Br ... More >>
Gingerbread houses are good for two things: eating and ogling. And while it's fun to get a sugar rush from sloppy homemade concoctions, some gingerbread houses are just too beautiful ― or too weird ― to eat. Allow us to present some of the most ogle-worthy gingerbread houses out there. T ... More >>
Kenn Wilson/FlickrElixir is one of about a dozen S.F. bars hosting whiskey-spiked events next week.There's no better place to celebrate the upcoming sloshfest that is WhiskyWeek 2009 than bellied up to the bar of one of San Francisco's oldest and most passionate advocates of the hard stuff. M ... More >>
cactusthesaint/FlickrA blur of Glenmorangie at last year's WhiskyFest.Bourbon is America's native spirit. That's not editorializing on the part of a prideful Kentuckian, just fact -- and law, seeing as a 1964 Act of Congress officially declared it exactly that. Furthermore, on August 2, 2007, ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and more jihad looms.
Twestival SF Paradise Lounge Thursday, January 12 2009 Photos by Scott Siegel Better than: Going to a boring old party where you have to wear a nametag of your actual name. For an event dedicated to us compulsive microbloggers, Twestivalsf proved surprisingly swank - and surprisingly low tech. Hel ... More >>
Finally, a reason to visit Sacramento By Joe Eskenazi After eight years of racking up some of the world’s best off-color, gay-themed double-entendres – and, incidentally, governing San Francisco – Supervisor Tom Ammiano tossed a few last one-liners to his adoring public before opting to lea ... More >>
The decor and presentation try hard at Level III, but the timing is off.
Pope Benedict XVI named him Roman Catholicism's top doctrinal watchdog -- even though, as San Francisco archbishop, William J. Levada resolutely looked away from sex-abuse complaints against a renowned priest and legal scholar
Secretly, don't you hope the hospitality multinationals crush those loud, annoying, striking hotel workers? Find out. Take the quiz.
"Hook" Mitchell -- the best there ever was, before he went to prison -- and the redemptive power of basketball
From Burning Man to downtown San Fran: the life of a documentary team
Turning complex political ideas into human drama with "smoke and mirrors."
Flash mobs: serious social movement or quirky entertainment (or both)?
As war drew near, consumption of junk food at the Snaxpo convention soared
...and all I got was this stupid bear
Terrestrial tragedy has an entirely different context at the UFO Expo
You don't have to be embarrassed to read romance novels anymore. With modern themes and better writing, Bay Area authors are helping to make the genre almost (gasp!) respectable.
Between optimism and despair, there's comic (and author) Richard Lewis
In the middle of another catastrophic season, the Golden State Warriors refuse to face the probability that they're as bad as they seem
Seven steps to ephemeral pastry fame
Megamillionaire Al Checchi thinks he piloted Northwest Airlines so well that you should elect him governor. Actually, he sucked in public subsidies, strong-armed unions, reneged on promises -- and still almost flew the firm into the ground.