Oysters are as San Francisco as sourdough, as the city's proliferance of $1 oyster happy hours can attest. Now you can get your fix at Ichi Sushi's new happy hour -- specifically, at Ni Bar in the back of the recently expanded spot, where there are all sorts of deals to be had from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
San Francisco tourists are best known for creating congestion along the Golden Gate Bridge, stepping out into intersections to get that "one great shot of Coit Tower" and turning Fisherman's Wharf into a local's worst nightmare. But amid the keychain shopping and cable car rides, we've noticed som ... More >>
Hey San Francisco-bound commuters, you probably won't get to work on time today, thanks to heavy traffic slowing the drive on the Bay Bridge this morning. A big rig reportedly crashed with another vehicle just before 6 a.m., causing injuries and blocking two lanes.
Update 11:30 a.m.: BART sent out a statement saying initial repairs are complete and it doesn't expect to have single-tracking during the afternoon commute. Trains are now moving on both tracks through the Transbay Tube, although trains in the Oakland-bound direction have been operating manually at ... More >>
So the Rolling Stones have been making a rather large, um, bang on Twitter all week about some big announcement coming tomorrow, April 3. Yes, it is almost certainly going to be U.S. tour dates for this spring -- a continuation of the band's 50th Anniversary shows of last year. And yes, it's almost ... More >>
ABC7's Investigative Team hit the pavement again yesterday, trying to get some answers about bar pilot Guy Kleess, the guy who slammed an oil tanker into the Bay Bridge earlier this week. And let's just say, the final product was the perfect combination of news and entertainment. As you will see in ... More >>
The East Bay is the Rodney Dangerfield of the San Francisco Bay Area; it gets no respect from people in San Francisco, the people of the Peninsula, the people of the South Bay, and even people who live in the East Bay. Of course that doesn't mean it doesn't have something to bring to the table. In f ... More >>
If ever there was a silver lining to high gas prices, this just might be it: No traffic. Well, okay, that might be hyperbolic, but we can at least assure you that this Labor Day Weekend the roads won't be any more clogged than what you've grown accustomed to in San Francisco. While San Francisco has ... More >>
Town's End Restaurant & Bakery, as its name suggests, is tucked into a corner just off the Embarcadero steps away from the San Francisco Bay. It makes for good people watching, as the city's lively inhabitants pour into AT&T Park, cars zoom over the Bay Bridge and you play tourist for a day, ... More >>
The upper deck of the Bay Bridge is back open this morning, 24 hours ahead of schedule. This is newsworthy if for no other reason than the fact that Caltrans never does anything on time, much less ahead of schedule. But Caltrans says it was the good weather that motivated the speedy construction ... More >>
Closed for businessWhat better way to celebrate the Great Emancipator than with hair-pulling traffic and even more of a clusterfuck than usual for Bay Area commuters? The westbound deck of the Bay Bridge heading into San Francisco will be closed at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, until 5 a.m. on Tues ... More >>
Noon came and went without action at Justin Herman Plaza today, the deadline by which the city wanted the Occupy SF tents to move to a new site near 16th and Mission streets -- and still there was no consensus among campers about whether the group should move or not. (The guy above certainly wasn ... More >>
Bay Area residents will have to weather yet another morning of intense and dangerous fog as they make their way into work. Be careful on the Bay Bridge! The typical fall fog will be blown away by atypical fall winds starting tomorrow morning, bringing that Wizard of Oz effect to San Franci ... More >>
Irie Cartel is one of the DJ groups performing at the free Fillmore Dub Music Festival on Saturday.If you're reading this blog, you've probably already heard of it -- it's heavy, it wobbles, and it's not the Bay Bridge. A fast-growing electronica genre with roots in reggae and dub music, du ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Beloved sandwich shop Ike's Place may be headed to the other side of the Bay Bridge. Grub Street reports, via Berkeleyside, that owner Ike Shehadeh is looking along Berkeley's Bancroft Avenue for a potent ... More >>
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of MedicineJello Biafra, the former high-pitched voice of the Dead Kennedys, isn't known for holding his tongue. Whether he's helming a punk rock band, running his Alternative Tentacles label, or even just speaking onstage, the guy always has something - ... More >>
Says the weather in Oakland is ... magicalLast week, we gave you a rundown of San Jose's inferiority complex -- how badly does it want to be San Francisco? While lawmakers in the South Bay stoop to low levels as they try to poach Twitter away from us, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is doing a little pre ... More >>
The hull of the Cosco Busan following its 2007 accidentTwo international shipping companies have agreed to pay San Francisco's commercial fishermen $3.65 million in damages for an oil spill that occurred after the Cosco Busan container ship crashed into the Bay Bridge in 2007.The settlement, anno ... More >>
Sky1RonTraffic was halted this morning when a gunman acted out on the Bay BridgeThe gun-toting driver who halted westbound traffic on the Bay Bridge this morning with bomb threats is currently in custody at the San Francisco CHP office. "Obviously, we have a few questions for him," said Californi ... More >>
Where is this?Bryant Rutledge and Antaeus Roy, the button-mashers behind Lazer Sword, don't live in S.F. anymore, but we still consider this a hometown act. Maybe that's separation anxiety or misplaced affection, or maybe it's justified. Making us think the latter is this, the latest video for ... More >>
Last week, we asked, "where are all the art bikes?" And delightfully, you answered. And better yet, there's an opportunity to see a bunch this weekend. For nearly 25 years, a man named Slimm Buick has been crafting bikes into works of art. You can catch a glimpse of him in Automorphosis, H ... More >>
The last bus will groan out of the creaky old Transbay Terminal at about fifteen past midnight on Saturday. The site of countless San Francisco arrivals and departures since 1939 will close down to the public for good and face the wrecking ball to make way for the Transbay Transit Center over the ne ... More >>
For the bridge, it's a great time out...How overdue is the erection of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge? Well, the Golden State Warriors couldn't wait for the span to actually exist before adopting it as their new logo. With portions of the signature tower sections set to arrive in Oakland tomo ... More >>
At the corner of Howard and Fremont this morning -- the first day of the $2.50 Bay Bridge carpool toll -- the casual carpoolers disembarked out of virtual strangers' vehicles just the same as they did yesterday and every other morning in past decades. Yet some were a dollar poorer.
www.sfbike.orgToday, the CA Assembly's Committee on Transportation approved a bill that would permit the SF Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) to use toll-generated funds to finance a bicycle-pedestrian-maintenance pathway on the West Span of the new Bay Bridge. The West Span refers to the bridge ... More >>
star5112/FlickrJames Syhabout (center) presides over an Oakland restaurant that's sparked disagreement among local critics.Of all the Bay Area restaurants that opened in 2009, none made the sparks fly like Commis. The tiny Oakland showplace by S.F. expat James Syhabout left some critics ready ... More >>
flickr/concordancethecowYeah, so Dolores will close for renovations. Pour some Tecate tall-boy our for the bros. [Uptown Almanac]Bacon! Snickerdoodles! Recipe! [Jun-Blog]Oakland city attorney files suit against immigration consultants. [Oakland North]This animal mural is really...intense. [We Bui ... More >>
Joe EskenaziHooray! The spinal circus is in town!In the very same AT&T Parking Lot that was last year graced by the trailers of the acrobats, clowns, and ringmaster of Circus Vargas -- the latter, Ted McRae, ended up staying alone in the lot for days after his RV broke down -- Big Top tents h ... More >>
Good morning, San Francisco. You were probably away from the computer screen for most of the three-day weekend (judging from the atrocious clog at the toll booths before the Bay Bridge, which we ran into on the way back from the Alameda flea market on Sunday), so here's what you missed: (Flickr ph ... More >>
The third one is charming in a nautical sort of way.
A room with an expensive view, and din with your dinner.
The pilot of the Cosco Busan container ship that hit the Bay Bridge and dumped 58,000 gallons of oil into the bay, killing 2,000 birds, is up shit creek without a paddle. San Francisco Business Times reported yesterday that John Joseph Cota will be charged with violations of the federal Clean Water ... More >>
Forget the burgers and brats; we're packing roast beef sushi