In an attempt to define the essence of hardcore pornography, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said "I know it when I see it." We often apply the same thought process to Triple IPAs. Officially speaking, the style doesn't formally exist. Beers submitted for judging as Triple IPAs tend to ... More >>
There have been too many a long and drunken night where I've floundered into hofbraus like Lefty O' Doul's with just enough singles to get me a corned beef sandwich to smooth out the inevitable rocky morning after. No insight as to where this hangover savior has come from. No care but for my own, w ... More >>
Dear San Francisco: Last week my team of highly trained yachtsmen, selected by a personnel database so effective it's illegal for the government to use, beat the crap out of New Zealand's team of hobbits. It's maybe the one time in the history of the world when a billionaire triumphing in a yacht r ... More >>
Bugger. #AmericasCup-- John Key (@johnkeypm) September 25, 2013 The above tweet was conceived, composed, and committed to Internet permanence moments after New Zealand dropped its eighth consecutive race to salt away the America's Cup in one of the greatest comebacks/chokes since the tortoise and th ... More >>
If you've ever turned on a television, you've seen beer commercials boasting all sorts of empty claims: "brewed longer!", "cold filtered!", "wide-mouth swirling vortex delivery system!". Miller, in particular, is fond of saying "triple hops brewed." For the uninitiated, this can be misleading -- whi ... More >>
Lou BustamanteBlacksmith Cellars' chenin blanc: Drink local.SFoodie's countdown of our 92 favorite things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition.Even with the success of Dashe Cellars in industrial Oakland and Sutton Cellars in Dogpatch, it's challenging to hear the words "urban winery" ... More >>
42BelowSemifinalists in the Cocktail World Cup celebrate Sunday. Winner Michael Callahan is in the black shirt and cap, on the right.Last Sunday, San Francisco bartender Michael Callahan (Azul) advanced to the finals in the 42Below Cocktail World Cup. He'll join bartenders Nate Wales from La ... More >>
I love the fact that most stores have delegated separate areas for wines from different countries of origin. There are French, Californian, Spanish, and Italian sections, and it's funny how if there's an Australian section, wines from New Zealand are usually ― and somewhat rashly ― thrown ... More >>
Tamara PalmerThe Sprout People of San Francisco have an impressive online business selling everything you need to sprout seeds, beans, nuts, and grains, and a cool YouTube channel demonstrating just how easy it is to make these nutritious snacks. Geeking out on the site, we learned that popco ... More >>
Who you callin' theatrical?At first, when we heard that Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told a New Zealand newspaper that his Bay Area metal band is working on a "theatrical" new tour, were kinda confused. Did he mean a tour of smaller theaters (which would be rad, although likely impossible t ... More >>
Now that I'm back in San Francisco, thinking about just one band at a time, I plan on spending the week re-highlighting my favorite acts from the big SXSW weekend. I heard some truly awesome music that I'd hate to see buried in a deluge of Austin wrap-up posts. Surf City topped my list of new disc ... More >>
Roland and Belinda Hinmueller At the central Salvation Army kitchen in SoMa Wednesday morning, two line cooks wore cycling jerseys along with their hairnets. You could consider kitchen hands Roland and Belinda Hinmueller a type of extreme migrant worker: a New Zealand couple pedaling from Alas ... More >>
human companion/FlickrIf you've never had the pleasure of drinking with a crew from Australia or New Zealand, Saturday might be the perfect time. Australian outpost South Food Wine Bar (330 Townsend #101 at Fourth St.) is hosting a Nautilus wine lunch with Kiwi winemaker Clive Jones, one of ... More >>
More than half the 50 wines on the list are served by the glass or half-glass
The Fancy Food Show returned to Moscone Center last week, and as usual the task of shuffling from one free sample to another was more challenging than might be expected. The Center, as you probably know, covers several acres of sprawling subterranean SOMA real estate, and last Sunday, Monday and Tue ... More >>
Mixed messages from the first outpost of contemporary Aussie cooking in S.F.
An offbeat musem gets its own musical treatment, Wunderkabinet
The best bets at this year's International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival include several documentaries on transgenders
The daunting journey of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings to the big screen.
The Short Attention Span Film and Video Festival. Got a minute?
Deciphering the psychedelic dream-rock of Angel'in Heavy Syrup and the cryptic noise-pop of Dead C