Have you ever dreamed of a 4 a.m. last call in California? Allow us to remind you that Sen. Mark Leno has proposed a bill to make that into a reality. It's called SB 635 and, if passed, it would do a lot to improve the city's club culture by allowing for the possibility of an extended-hours liquor l ... More >>
Le quatorze juillet is almost here! This Saturday celebrate the country that introduced us to Escargot, taught us how to kiss, and you know, helped our budding country fight for freedom from England.
• The Commonwealth Club will host Bay Gourmet on July 13, where authors adept in French culture ... More >>
Bistro Central Parc occupies a sunny corner on a largely non-commercial stretch of NOPA, at Central and Grove. So quiet, in fact, that you may
start to doubt your sense of direction -- that is, until you see the
restaurant's bold, vaguely familiar black and white striped awning (it
looks exactly ... More >>
"San Francisco was named one of the Top 10 Valentine's Day destinations," claimed the e-mail.
"No surprise there," claimed me.
Surprising, however, was the reasoning behind it. First, some background: The e-mail was from a publicist representing Hotwire online travel service. See, Hotwire did a bi ... More >>
San Francisco is home to many a French-style cafe (ahem, La Boulange), but The Butler and the Chef is the real deal. Tucked away in SOMA's charming South Park, the bistro's yellow storefront draws customers into its bright dining space, dotted with graphic posters and tiny circular tables for two ... More >>
It's humiliating to be imparted a thuddingly obvious life lesson by an individual 14 years your junior. They've circumvented the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. In the new video for her massive hit "Someone Like You" (at 7.9 million YouTube views and counting), English soul singer Adele t ... More >>
Joan Nathan and Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous
Where: Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 282-4712
When: Wed., May 18, 6-7 p.m.
The rundown: Sure, you had falafel in Paris junior year in college, at that little Jewish place in the Marais that seemed so utterly co ... More >>
Revolver Maybe America isn't ready for Revolver. Or maybe Revolver isn't ready for America -- after all, its Myspace page is still partially in French. This Paris trio sounds like what would happen if Franz Ferdinand was on Saddle Creek Records, replacing bass guitar with cello to create a d ... More >>
Gil Riego Jr./SFoodieElizabeth Bard and Lunch in Paris: A Love Story
Where: Omnivore Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 282-4712
When: 6-7 p.m.
The rundown: SFoodie overheard some flashy types at Sunday's Stag Dining event, boo-hooing about not getting to visit France this ... More >>
mrswheelbarrow.comDIY pancetta from Charcutepalooza co-creator Cathy Barrow.What happens when you combine meat, salt, and time? Evidently, a cultural phenomenon.
Late last year, bloggers Cathy Barrow of Mrs Wheelbarrow's Kitchen and Kim Foster of The Yummy Mummy got talking on the subject o ... More >>
Contrary to what you might quite reasonably expect, Parisian post-surf-rock outfit La Femme is, well, not very feminine at all. Besides a variable cast of sultry chanteuses, the group comprises three to four vaguely shadowy young Frenchmen who, to hear them tell it, spend most of their time in a ... More >>
Bikesharing: crazy, right? The expense, the hills, the repairs, the theft -- it seems like it would never, in a million years, work.
Except it does, in plenty of cities from Montreal to Budapest to Washington, D.C. And it's getting a little embarrassing that San Francisco isn't one of them.
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Officially speaking, the Tour de France -- which finished Sunday in Paris -- was brought to you by sponsors Carrefour supermarkets, Skoda cars and Vittel bottled water. Behind the scenes however, the physiology-defying, mountaintop-finish action of the race through the Pyrenees and the Alps may h ... More >>