For eight days every spring, Passover recalls the exodus of Jews from Egypt to freedom, while royally screwing over food choices of modern-day Jews and relegating their diets to flattened pieces of cardboard-tasting matzoh. Given the bevy of pastries, hipster-toasts and other tempting leavened goodi ... More >>
Honey is an amazing substance. It's eternal: Honey found in a Pharaoh's tomb is still edible. It's antibacterial: Wild honey spread on a cut can temporarily suffice in lieu of Bacitracin. And, of course, it's delicious, even if it does still spike your blood sugar. For all its many qualities, the a ... More >>
Take us into the light
Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 2011
Better than: Sitting in a plastic rocket and pretending to go to the moon.
While a typical midweek party at Mezzanine might see the opening DJs playing an indulgent set to a small group of friend ... More >>
Oxford University Press announced its 2011 Word of the Year on Wednesday. And it is ... drumroll please ...
Which brings to mind another word: "Huh?"
Probably not the reaction the lexicographers were going for. "Squeezed middle," it turns out, is not what you get after eati ... More >>
Today's commute is kinda like Cairo If you are an East Bay resident trying to get to your job in San Francisco this morning, good luck. Not only is traffic at a standstill on the Bay Bridge, but BART is reporting delays of its own. A motorcycle crashed on the bridge's S-curve at about 6 a.m. clos ... More >>
This Saturday, Robyn Hitchcock plays a solo acoustic set at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. (Look for him at 12:25 p.m. on the Rooster Stage.)
Since 1976, Hitchcock has been writing and performing top-flight psychedelic pop, first with the Soft Boys and then as a solo artist of ... More >>
A face loved by allHere is something to "like." Turns out Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg is a hero in Tunisia and Egypt, the two countries that relied heavily on social networking sites like FB to help take down their longtime presidents. In a trip to the dark continent, Sen. John McCain learne ... More >>
You can find Uma on the internet, too...Looking back at the momentous goings on in Egypt of late, there are plenty of takeaways to go around. Here's one: Should the government have the power to sever society from the Internet? U.S. lawmakers are considering another attempt to push through a ... More >>
In politics, as in love, there sometimes comes a need for one party in a relationship to say goodbye. Adios. See ya. Get the eff outta here, dude. And in politics, as in love, music can help get that difficult message across. We don't mean to make light of the situation over in Egypt -- lord kn ... More >>
Adios, Hosni...Attending demonstrations regarding international affairs hastily tossed together for a San Francisco crowd is something locals could do every day of the week and twice on Sunday (oh yes, literally). Attending jubilant celebrations following the liberation of a country from a dictat ... More >>
Flickr/mikestIs this a joke?Upscale shoe retailer Kenneth Cole created a firestorm after tweeting out the following message: "Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is not available online. -- KC"The message was not well-received by people across the world ... More >>
Can't get any rest in EgyptUC students studying abroad have been evacuated from Egypt amid the escalating and uncontrolled violence in Cairo. UC President Mark Yudof told the San Francisco Appeal that the students have been taken to Barcelona, Spain. Yudof said that 19 university students and 13 ... More >>
Genevieve Y./YelpSisig tacos, $6. World Cup play, free.Friday, June 18, 2010Research for last Monday's lunch pick took SFoodie to Tanguito, the Argentinian food truck on the Wharf, where we ate choripan and watched the World Cup. In the same vein, we'd recommend you get on the 101 and drive a few ... More >>
joeywan/FlickrWhere: Medjool 2518 Mission (at 21st St.), 550-9055
When: Thurs., Dec. 31
Time: Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.; "entertainment" (by which we don't mean gawking at folks macking on the Sky Terrace rooftop) at 10 p.m.
The deal: "Light up the Sky": DJ Cairo on the main floor, with midn ... More >>
Jef Stott's current address may be in California (LA/San Francisco), but his music is a global endeavor. Pulling from the instruments and sonic styles of the Middle East and North Africa, among other locales, Stott records and DJs with an international population in mind. He says there's no excuse ... More >>