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Memorial Day

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    S.F. Food Bank Hunger Challenge, Day 3: A Visit to St. Anthony's

    Day three of the S.F. Food Bank's Hunger Challenge, where I'm living on food pantry supplies and $4.50/day, found me at St. Anthony's for a free lunch. The Tenderloin non-profit feeds around 3,000 people a day, with about half of its annual 2 million pounds of food coming from the Food Bank. Pretty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

    What's better than a normal weekend? A holiday weekend, duh. In case you were unaware, Monday is Memorial Day, and that means there's a whole lot of stuff going on. As usual, we've got you covered, with a few suggestions that ought to help make some sense of San Francisco's chaotic nightlife world. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Watch State Bird Provisions' Stuart Brioza Fry a Whole Quail

    Chef of the moment Stuart Brioza stopped in to the Bon Appetit offices recently and showed them the secret to the restaurant's signature deep-fried quail (CA's state bird, in case you've been living under a rock for the past year and missed the whole quail trend). Obviously, this is one of those dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Sobriety Checkpoints in North Beach This Weekend

    Cops will be on the prowl for drunk drivers again tonight as they finish the last leg of their 18-day DUI crackdown through Labor Day weekend.The police really hope that you don't go overboard with the booze to celebrate the long weekend, which Capt. Denis O'Leary ranks third most dangerous date for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    San Franciscans Finally Learn How to Drive "Stone-Cold Sober"

    Turns out, all those public service announcements are finally starting to pay off. According to police, DUI arrests were down this year -- way down -- compared to last Memorial Day Weekend. Cops only arrested 27 suspected drunk drivers versus the 42 they hauled off to jail last year. Some back of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Hundreds of Marijuana Plants Burned in Oakland Attic Fire

    Local stoners will be disappointed to hear the news that a Memorial Day fire led police to an illegal pot grow operation inside a three-bedroom home in Oakland. According to news reports, firefighters were called to the unidentified home at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday where they found the attic in fla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Drink of the Week: Golden Gate 75th Celebration in Cocktails

    With the official 75th Anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend, the festivities will also come in cocktail form.* At Aurea inside the Stanford Court Hotel on Nob Hill, they're serving the St. Charles Punch ($12, Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac, Fonsecca Terra Bella Organic Rub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Weekend Parties: Secret Circuit, Large Professor, James Murphy, and More

    As Memorial Day approaches, so does the extended pleasure of a three-day weekend. While it might be tempting to turn off your phone and barbecue straight from Friday to Monday, we strongly urge you to look over this short list before checking out completely. Read on -- your weekend awaits. Friday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Memorial Day Weekend Brings Out More Drunks and More Cops

    Just like every other holiday (except Thanksgiving, which is still perplexing to us), police will be out in force this Memorial Day weekend, cracking down on all you intoxicated drivers cruising around town. The hardcore enforcement starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and carries on through Monday at midnig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Where to Drink This Week

    Memorial Day is right around the corner, but why wait to start celebrating? Here are a couple of events to ease you into the unofficial start of summer. Great Divide Brewing Dinner Where: The Monk's Kettle, 3141 16th St. (at Albion), 865-9523 When: Mon., May. 21st, 6 p.m. Cost: $95. For reservation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    I Love This City Festival: Tiësto, Duck Sauce, Steve Aoki, James Murphy, Holy Ghost! and More to Play Over Two Days in S.F.

    This May, San Francisco is getting a two-day electronic dance music party of titanic proportions: I Love This City will bring huge names like Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Duck Sauce, James Murphy, the Crystal Method, and many more to the AT&T Park parking lot over Memorial Day weekend, May 25 and 26. No do ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Michelle Le Update: Missing Student Case Now a Homicide Investigation

    Michelle Le was set to graduate from nursing school next year​UPDATE: Police are now telling reporters that all signs point to homicide in the case of Michelle Le, the missing nursing student. Police released as statement, saying after extensive interviews and forensic investigations of her abando ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    It's the Weekend: Get Your Drink On, But Don't Drive

    Not unless you want to get busted.​It's Friday, which you probably know, but just try to resist using a Rebecca Black reference. And if you were looking forward to a weekend of boozing, be careful.  San Francisco police have been kind enough to warn you of the upcoming DUI checkpoint on Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Criolla Kitchen's Secret Weapon? Slow Hand BBQ Ribs

    Luis ChongCriolla Kitchen.​Missed out on some great BBQ during Memorial Day Weekend because your current partner is a vegetarian? Don't own a meat smoker?* Or just lack the skills to make fall-off-the-bone tender slow-smoked BBQ? Well, fret no more! You can easily remedy that problem at Crioll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Brian Wilson Boosts the Air Force with Scholarship

    So good on and off the field ​While you were out cooking hot dogs and pounding cheap beers to celebrate the three-day weekend, Brian Wilson, the Giants relief pitcher, observed Memorial Day by establishing the largest Air Force scholarship in history. Wilson set up The Michael Wilson Scholarship i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Asobi Seksu Enchants The Bottom Of The Hill

    Romana MachadoAsobi Seksu​Asobi SeksuScattered TreesCannons and CloudsMonday, May 30, 2011@ Bottom of the HillBetter than: Stuck on 101, crying into your gas tank. I'd nearly forgotten about the 2 p.m. start time and that's how my resplendently grubby self wound up standing in the middle of a son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Drunkards Stay Home, DUI Checkpoint on Embarcadero Tonight

    If you are too drunk to read this, then you are definitely too drunk to dirve​Memorial Day weekend is here, so is the Mission's Carnaval, and so are the sobriety checkpoints to make sure you don't drive after knocking back one too many Coronas. This weekend of enhanced enforcement in the city star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Ciao Bella Offers Free Scoops For Military Personnel on Memorial Day

    Tamara Palmer​Oh, how our servicemen and women must long for a taste of chocolate jalapeño or maple ginger snap gelato when out in the field. We don't tend to hear of too many special food deals for members of the Armed Forces around here, but Ciao Bella has a sweet one. The shop will offer a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Memorial Weekend Hangover Expected, SFoodie Off Until Tuesday

    We're taking Monday off because we love to drunken BBQ and can't be trusted to responsibly internet afterwards. We'll be back on Tuesday, better than ever, with more San Francisco restaurant news, food porn, and pavement cuisine updates than you can handle. Until then, please busy yourself with this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Take the Best G-Rated Cock Ride This Weekend

    What a ride ​It's Friday, and judging by the last five days, who knows what the weather will bring this weekend. But while tossing around some ideas of what to do this weekend, we came across one idea that seems like something every San Franciscan -- young and old -- should try:The G-rated cock ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Bay Bridge Explorer App Lets You Drive on New Bridge

    ​The ever-changing shape of the San Francisco Bay Bridge is about shift again over Memorial Day weekend as part of a larger effort to retrofit one of the world's busiest bridges. And as you might recall, drivers don't adapt well to the  abrupt changes. Remember the confusion and crashes on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    S.F. Popfest 2011: Starring the Undertones, 14 Iced Bears, Allo Darlin', More

    ​Is there a better time for indie-pop than late spring? Clearly not. Sunshine and lovebirds are why S.F. Popfest goes down around Memorial Day; for 2011, the festival is expanding to five days of three-chord whimsy from 25 bands. It's a solid-as-hell lineup, too: the big stunner for us are Ir ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2010

    Herbal Melodies

    Choice moments in the surprising history of medical marijuana and music

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Father's Day Kickoff to Presidio Social Club's Sunday Pig Roasts

    mehunt/FlickrPig roasted in a Caja China.​Tucked between celebration-heavy Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, Father's Day ― a frail holiday to begin with ― can get a little lost in the shuffle. It's a shame, really. Where would we be without Pops, he who once delivered an 8 a.m. kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    City Councilman: 'Shut the Fuck Up!'

    Local city councilman Michael Ceremello, angry over colleagues' criticism of his weed-infested lawn, bellows 'Shut the fuck up' at colleague during meeting. Nice work if you can get it.  Here in San Francisco, we sometimes lose track of how good we've got it. It's sunny on Memorial Day weekend, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Mission Street Food Floats Final Thursday Menu

    Danny Bowien.​Danny Bowien made it official today: Thursday night's wrap-up Mission Street Food will be a celebration of seafood (Bowien's leaving town soon to celebrate his nuptials in South Korea). At lunch at Lung Shan yesterday, Bowien was engaged in MSF menu discussions with Anthony Myint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Fire Fighter Parks Porsche in Red Zone During Giants Game

    The only official fire business on this day, apparently, was watching the Giants get burned​Last week, complaints about fire fighters improperly using their San Francisco Fire Department parking permits while leaving their cars strewn about town led the department to issue an official memo. Its me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Giant, Amphibious Sculptures And Their Quasi-Nude Operators Race 42 Miles

    ​If you've never heard of Humboldt County's Kinetic Grand Championship, this is basically what you need to know: it's Bay to Breakers on steroids, and acid, and maybe a Quaalude or seven. Formerly known as the Kinetic Sculpture Race, the event wheels through Northern California every Memorial Day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Muni Drivers Pissing on the Street

    Via N-Judah ChroniclesMicturating Muni drivers have raised the ire of their higher-ups. And now it's hit the Internet. ​You'd think they'd have run out of ideas long ago. But Muni has found a completely new way to create a bad situation involving urine. Drivers have allegedly been pissing in the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch: Mortadella Dog from Boccalone

    John BirdsallMortadella hot dog with house-made pickles and mustard ($7).​Monday, May 31, 2010 _e.t/Flickr​Where tourists throng, there are no holidays. That's why, if you failed to source that drop-dead Memorial Day picnic you told yourself last year you'd be spreading out in Lindley M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    The Cosmopolitan, Rincon Center's Party Central

    ztij0/Flickr​The place: The Cosmopolitan, 121 Spear (at Mission), 543-4001 The hours: Mon.-Fri., 3:30-7 p.m. (Belgian Beer Garden Fri. 3-7 p.m.) [Note: The Cosmopolitan is closed today for the Memorial Day holiday.] The deals: $3 Budweisers, $4 well drinks, $5 house wines, $6 cosmos, and $3- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Support the Troops ― Send Them French Army Rations

    Our favorite morsels from the Web. Baby killers, freedom fighters: Don's ask us to figure out the morality of soldiering. What we do know is that armies run on their stomachs, and that stomachs from different armies have different expectations about how to fill them. For this Memorial Day, we thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    10 Things To Do For Under $10: Roller Disco, the 90s, John Waters

    "You're so beautiful, it hurts to look at you." Madrone Art Bar celebrates those impetuous days of the '90s with "I ♥ the '90s" night.​Finals are over (if you're the schoolin' type), your office is starting to seem half-full (if you've got the 9-to-5 life), and the park is suddenly bursting with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Weekend Party Preview: Simian Mobile Disco, Sweater Funk

    Simian Mobile Disco​It's Memorial Day weekend! And we all know what that means: get drunk on Sunday! Well, we've certainly got your Sunday night covered, and your Friday and Saturday night, too. In fact, we've got quite the stellar mix of events here for you. There's a dance party that only plays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Drunks Beware: Cops Out in Force on Memorial Day Weekend

    ​Aficionados of drunk driving are well-advised to stick to videogames this Memorial Day weekend. Starting tonight, a team of half a dozen motorcycle cops will hit the streets to ferret out ... drivers on iPhones. What? "People get distracted by eating or drinking, talking to their passengers, read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Summer's Here. These Bloggers' Recipes Taste Like It

    Local LemonsLocal Lemons' unbaked squash-blossom pizza.​Our favorite morsels from the blogs. In other cities, Memorial Day weekend means slicing open shrink-wrapped packs of Sheboygan brats, spraying lighter fluid over a pyramid of briquets, and ― well, we've all tasted where that ends up. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch: Oxtail Canneloni at Radius Café

    John BirdsallOxail canneloni ($9).​Wednesday, May 26, 2010 John BirdsallPressed pork belly on green onion slab ($14).​Radius feels either like a restaurant waiting space whose dining room has abandoned it, or the coolest undiscovered café in town. The SOMA eatery's casual half opened i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Dear San Francisco: 'I Don't Want My Family to See Your Gays'

    Right-wingers will punish San Francisco by skipping the city on their vacations and heading to Arizona instead. In the heart of summer. Good luck with that. ​The best of enraged right-wingers' letters to San Francisco, canceling their vacations here because of the city's Arizona boycottWe reported ... More >>

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    June 11, 2003

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