Things are about to get dark. Like, literally. Next week, Daylight Saving Time ends and we'll be forced to "fall back." As our hibernation instincts come to the fore, we'll crave richer, boozier beverages designed to fend off the winter chill. For such occasions, there's no better libation than impe ... 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 >>
[Editor's note: Ahead of this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas -- of which we'll be bringing you full coverage -- we thought it'd be a good idea to make sure everyone's up to speed on Electronic Dance Music 101. This post comes courtesy of our sister blog in L.A., West Coast Sound. Ke ... More >>
Remember when all cocktails came in dainty, little, precious pieces of glassware? Well, those days are on the way out, thanks to a new trend creeping into every corner of the city right now -- the mason jar cocktail. With more bang for your buck (almost all cocktails on this list cost $9 and were de ... More >>
On Wednesday, May 25, Oprah will no longer be seen in her 4 p.m. time slot. Our afternoon bestie for 25 years will exist no more, fled for her own cable network. Her 30-day countdown and goodbyes from famous friends has seen us shedding a few tears. The best thing to dry those tears? Booze! S ... More >>
Nick Vasilopoulos/StoqqGialina's Atomica. Highlights from the blog this week:1. Laura Beck eats at Ubuntu, faints, then interviews chef Aaron London as soon as she recovers. London reveals that he does indeed work 100 hours a week and strives to make every part of the artichoke edible, which is p ... More >>
John AterAnna Tvelova.Anna Tvelova arrived from Moscow, took a look at San Francisco and thought: Oh. "I thought California would be warmer," says Tvelova, the 33-year-old owner of Anda Piroshki, which is slated to open in the 331 Cortland Marketplace in two weeks. "And I thought the buildi ... More >>
Wait until he gets it with the nail file...A pair of quarreling female roommates found an unusual means to vent their anger on Friday. A bevy of police showed up at the 600 block of Moscow in response to an assault in which one woman, channeling Don Drysdale, hurled a baseball into her roomie's h ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanMoscow and Tbilisi's challah (non-Kosher).A weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Challah #1 Source: Moscow and Tbilisi Bakery, 5540 Geary (at 20th Ave.) 668-6959.Price: $4 for a large, $0.85 for a smallKosher? No Toast- ... More >>
Driver-passenger relations aren't always so chummy. Muni drivers have image problems these days, so it seems a stretch that anybody would actually want to dress up like one. Yet, the Excelsior baby thugs who steal Muni jackets struck again  ... More >>
Flem J./YelpCustard tart from Golden Gate BakeryOur favorite morsel from the blogs. City sweets: Kristin Smith sugar-binges hard for The Bold Italic as she undertakes a two-day insulin freak-out at eight of the city's neighborhood bakeries: Chinese-American (AA, Eastern, Alex), Italian-Ameri ... More >>
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 What, it got down to, like, 60 degrees yesterday? Not exactly Snuggie weather. Still, you can be forgiven for feeling like you've been living a scene from Fargo over the past 24 hours. Get a whiff of the frozen steppes for real in the Meredith Brody-approved meat ... More >>
T. PalmerChurchkhela unleashed.Churchkhela is a confection native to Tbilisi, the largest city in the post-Soviet state of Georgia. A string of walnut halves that have been dipped in a grape juice concentrate and hung to dry, churchkhela looks like a sausage (if you're hungry) or a candle (if you ... More >>
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Gorbachev Foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?