Well, well, well, it seems that the hype for hometown favorites State Bird Provisions and Mission Chinese Food isn't going to stop with the new year. Zagat just published a list of the "The 10 Hottest Restaurants in the World," and both SBP and MCF (the New York iteration, but still) are on it, at n ... More >>
Here's something we can get behind: A cheeky new site that lets those who shoot endless smartphone video at concerts see just how thoroughly they're ruining them for themselves and everyone else. Called OMGig, the minisite lets you turn any live YouTube clip into a chiding demonstration of the idio ... More >>
Omnivore Books on Food is San Francisco's one-stop shop for culinary literature and celebrity chef readings/sightings, and next month owner Celia Sack is kicking it up a notch with two collaborative dinner events featuring acclaimed New York chefs Marcus Samuelsson and April Bloomfield at Oakland's ... More >>
This is the most ridiculous thing I have read in the past week. Given that I've been reading a lot about Congress and Mitt Romney, that's really saying something. The argument, by Andrew Keen, basically (and despite Keen's ass-covering caveats) blames the Internet for Anders Behring Breivik's murder ... More >>
When local folk-rock outfit Port O'Brien disbanded in 2010 after years of relentless touring, frontman Van Pierszalowski needed to clear his head. So, naturally, he headed to Norway, which promised both the isolation necessary to reboot, and the budding romance necessary to write a batch of compelli ... More >>
In 1967, iconic Memphis soul label Stax took some of its best artists -- Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, and more -- on a tour of Europe. The trip put a racially integrated band and some of the era's most feverish black R&B singers in front of mostly staid audiences that had nev ... More >>
It's only a few days into 2012, but you've been behaving very well. The New Year diet is working, and tonight you'll be gorging on raw carrot sticks, a handful of unsalted almonds, and a tall glass of water. At the end of the week, celebrate the success of your resolution by breaking it in grand fas ... More >>
Apparently American comedians are getting lots of material out of Norway's butter products crisis, because a lack of butter is something Americans find hilarious. You can't turn on Comedy Central and not see Dane Cook cutting Norway a new one about their lack of pussycat cakes. Well, Norway's not g ... More >>
If Andrew W.K. has an equivalent in electronic music, it might just be the boys of Dada Life. Swedish producers Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom are known best for their love of bananas, champagne, and, more importantly, distinctive electro bangers with names "Happy Violence" and "Kick Out ... More >>
Architecture in Helsinki played the Fillmore last night. Architecture In Helsinki Dom The Sandwitches Nov. 3, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: George Michael's stylist in the '80s. When the members of Architecture in Helsinki situated themselves behind three keyboards and only one acoustic d ... More >>
Axel Willner, the FieldBerlin-based Swede Axel Willner has spent the last six years exploring elongated ambiance and saturated contrast. Producing as the Field, he dwells in the pockets where melodic digital shards teeter creatively in and out of time with live, loping krautrock-influenced gr ... More >>
Denmark, which is basically San Francisco's idealized version of itself except with too many white people, has become the first country in the world to tax high-fat foods. According to ABC News, the new tax works out to $2.90 per kilogram on all foods with more than 2.3 percent saturated fat -- ... More >>
Daniel Patterson.Daniel Patterson, chef-owner of Coi, is freshly back from last week's MAD Foodcamp in Copenhagen, at which he presented a history of beets. The two-day symposium was organized by René Redzepi, chef of Noma, which has been celebrated for its intricate experimentation of nati ... More >>
via FlickrList of things you don't want to say onstage: "Hello, New York!" when you're in Boston; "How about them Dodgers?" when you're in San Francisco; and "The tragedy is Norway was way less serious than the way fast food chains operate every day" when you're pretty much anywhere. Alas, ... More >>
Mira BornProbably not the most comfy angle from which to have a bunch of grindcore dudes looking at you.According to a Google search I did about a minute ago, Finland's primary exports include timber, paper products, and meteorological equipment. Assuming that there's some validity to that list, ... More >>
Or, how 2011 was the year everything changed in music.
The Wizard hates to lose.On any given Tuesday, Alcoholocaust provides a boozy chance to recharge old memory centers while simultaneously (and paradoxically) killing a few brain cells: cheap Tecate in fist, you can challenge yourself to recall which vintage metal or classic punk track you're heari ... More >>
What's Spanish for 'Tweet'?There are no stats on how many of the tweets simply said, "Goooooaaaaalllll"!But, during the last 15 minutes of Sunday's World Cup final, Twitterers set a new record -- a sustained 2,000 tweets per second, the San Francisco-based company has announced.
Her prince has come!On Thursday, members of the LGBT media were invited to participate in some kind of weird press conference at the White House. Was it a show of good faith (this is a first for queer journalists) or just another attempt to appear attentive? An administration official named Melod ... More >>
Guinnessgrrl/FlickrAs a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.
Jason NocitoLast weekend was a beachy one in San Francisco. It finally felt like spring with all that sunshine, the Mavericks surf competition took over a couple bars and many conversations, and fun parties at surfy shops Mollusk and General Store Saturday night only added to the sandy lifestyle ... More >>
The triumphant revival of Michael Frayn's 20-year-old London hit