Santa Rosa

  • Dining

    May 15, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Where To Celebrate Session Beer Month in the Bay Area

    Don't get us wrong, we love big, bold, "extreme" beers as much as the next beer geek. That being said, sometimes you just want to have a few beers with friends on a sunny afternoon without losing the ability to walk or speak English. For the last couple years, the pendulum has been swinging back in ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    The World As You Know It Has Ended: Trader Joe's Raises Price of "Two Buck Chuck"

    It's a sad day indeed for those who drink the beloved Charles Shaw wine from Trader Joe's, affectionately nicknamed "Two Buck Chuck" for the $1.99 price tag. According to the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, the wine's parent company, Bronco Wine Co., is raising prices because of bad crops in 2010 and 201 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    New Year's Eve: 10 Bands Playing Live in S.F. Worth Spending Your Evening With

    Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve is still an option for the night of Dec. 31, since the man himself has lived to rock another year. But if the glow of the television screen isn't gonna provide enough sonic warmth this year, there are thankfully plenty of options to hear and see music performed li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    OccupySF Protesters Surfing Craigslist to Find Missed Connections and Sex

    ​The 99 percent: bringing sexy back.​Revolution is to sex what Republicans are to comb-overs. Think about it: rugged Che in his Mao cap, the Black Panthers rocking their rad fros, Subcomandante Marcos in his mysterious Zapatista facemask -- sex appeal is as crucial to any self-respecting revolut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Your Post-Bridge School Comedown Party: Watch a Film About the Benefit's First 25 Years

    Neil Young at Bridge School​ We already told you about the plans to release a new, three-DVD, two-CD box set celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the now-legendary Bridge School Benefit concerts. The set will feature some stunning performances from over the years by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Idiot Fan Throws Hot Dog at Tiger Woods

    ​An overly excited fan made headlines over the weekend when he tossed his hot dog wrapped in a crusty bun at Tiger Woods as the pro golfer putted his final round at the Open at CordeValle in San Martin, just down the street from Stanford. "When I looked up, the hot dog was already in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Bay Area Beer Personalities Shine at National Homebrewer's Conference

    Jason HenryOld Hangtown's Ale Camino.​Homebrewers are an interesting demographic. Get two of them together at a barbecue and you're bound to overhear chatter about proper fermentation temperatures and yeast preference. Get 2000 homebrewers in a room together and you're in for a party and years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Fewer Slices of Pie, Cupola Opens Under the Dome, and the TL Sees Pink

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Marie Callender's evokes images of pies rotating in a display case, country cottage decor, and portions that don't skimp on calories. And now, without warning, many of those pie display cases have gone da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    What to Do This Weekend, April 23-24

    Edible Office/FlickrEarth Week at Hayes Valley Farm.​Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. SATURDAY, APRIL 23 Whiskey 101 at CUESA CUESA Kitchen, 1 Ferry Plaza (at Embarcadero), 2-4 p.m. This CUESA class will give the lowdown on all things whisk(e)y, hosted by Scott Beattie and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Whisk(e)y 101 at CUESA

    Lou Bustamante​Whisk(e)y 101 at CUESAWhere: CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building (in front near Gott's formerly Taylor's Refresher)When: Sat., Apr. 23, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.Cost: $50, tickets available onlineThe rundown: To the uninitiated (aka sober), whisk(e)y can feel like a daunting spirits category. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Kasa Departs the Marina, Eat Me Wants You to Stop By

    ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Sad news from Kasa: The Indian restaurant has closed its Marina branch, and the restaurateurs offer a sincere assessment of what went wrong. But the Castro restaurant appears to be in good shape, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    S.F Should Give Up -- It's Not Going to Snow

    Only in Tahoe ​The much-anticipated snowfall in San Francisco was the center of a weeklong news cycle, boosting everyone's belief that we would see flakes fall for the first time in 30 years. All week, forecasters and hyped-up news stories predicted snow by Friday. As of Friday morning, temperatur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Top Chef: All-Stars, Week 5: Hong Kong Like Donkey Kong!

    Joseph Schell/SF WeeklyNice tats, Jamie. Now go home!​Last night's Top Chef: All-Stars marked the 100th episode for the Bravo franchise, so we had some high hopes (especially since the show skipped last week). The special night's Quickfire Challenge featured Tom Colicchio in the kitchen, cooki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Gayle Falgoust Killed in Windstorm at Sonoma Safari Park

    KGO-TVAn aerial view of Gayle Falgoust's crushed tent​The Sonoma County Coroner has told SF Weekly the identity of the woman killed yesterday night at Safari West Animal Preserve when a tree blew over onto her tent: 70-year-old Gayle Falgoust of Madison, Ala.The tourist was sleeping alongside her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    A Guide to Mostly Free Events During SF WhiskyWeek

    thirstycactus/FlickrWhiskyWeek events celebrate everybody's favorite brown spirit.​If you can't make it to Friday's WhiskyFest or simply can't wait, there's a multitude of special events breaking out over the next five days in bars and retail shops all over the Bay Area. Here are a few of our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Meet the Designer of the Taco Bike

    California Taco TrucksThe bike Todd Barricklow designed for Weird Fish.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Last month, California Taco Trucks' Cyrus Farivar jumped on the taco bike ― well, with the three-wheeled peddler's designer, Todd Barricklow of Santa Rosa. He designed a taco bike for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Levi Leipheimer, Bay Area Cyclist, Hit with Doping Allegation By Former Team Manager

    Cyclist Levi Leipheimer must pedal out of trouble​Cycling's reputation as a sport dirtier than dirt got a shot in the arm today with allegations by a former team manager that Bay Area cyclist Levi Leipheimer was doping during the 2005 Tour de France. Hans-Michael Holczer, the former boss of the Ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Tasting Blind: Our Panel of Local Brew Experts Rates India Pale Ales

    Brian Yaeger​For this month's blind beer tasting, we're tackling India Pale Ales. Though IPAs originated in 18th century England, the style was shanghaied by American craft brewers who kicked up the hops for walloping bitterness and pungency. For comparison's sake, at last year's Great Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    SF Beer Week Starts Tomorrow. Here's What to Check Out

    ​From now through the end of SF Beer Week, we're providing daily quarterbacking for the frothiest events. Skol, dudes. The 51-week wait is over: The second annual SF Beer Week, a week-long affair so dazzling it requires 10 days, begins tomorrow with the SF Brewers Guild Opening Gala at Yerba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Fare's Fare: A Primer in Taxi Etiquette From An Outspoken S.F. Cabbie

    Do not step into one of these vehicles until you've read this article​The other day we ran an article about an alleged violent drunk who refused to pay for his cab ride. When the cabbie began driving toward a police station, the inebriated fare attempted to choke him before tossing a soiled $10 bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    From Goats to Egyptian Onions, Craigslist Can Hook You Up with the Essentials of Urban Life

    Find a hand job. Or a truckload of Zinfandel grapes.​Nearly 70 years ago, Albert Camus ruminated on the isolation of city life: As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means. If only he'd lived to know Craigslist. We're no longer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Light in the Attic's West Coast Retail Tour

    In the old days of the music industry, label staff loaded up their station wagons with vinyl albums and promotional goodies, and set off on Odyssey -like road trips across America, stopping at every mom'n'pop retail shop along the way. The goal was to establish direct, personal relationships with re ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2009
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    March 18, 2009

    Groovy: Marijuana Advocates Ecstatic About Attorney General's New Pot Policy -- See Boost for Ammiano Legalization Bill

    Supporters of legal marijuana -- medical and otherwise -- will be racking their brains to find some way to celebrate a potentially groundbreaking drug policy change announced by Attorney General Eric Holder today.In short, the AG said Justice will only target those "who violate both federal and stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Blue Monkey Used San Francisco as Springboard to World Tour

    This is Wilbert, everyone. He's a a three-haired, yellow-bellied, stuffed monkey who started his world travels in San Francisco on May 4, 2008. Since then, he's hit up Paris, Jamaica, New York City, Toronto, Vegas, Tokyo, the Amazon, Rio De Janeiro, China, Greece, Oklahoma, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008
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    July 12, 2007
  • Dining

    September 6, 2006

    Fresh Fare and Oxygen

    A salad, a pastry, a perfect plum, consumed in the open air: Sometimes it doesn't take much to make us happy.

  • News

    April 12, 2006

    Rain, Rain, Go Away

    No matter where you go, you can't escape the dreariest spring in memory. Have you embraced it, or are you just bummed out? Find out where you stand!

  • News

    December 14, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, December 14, 2005

  • News

    October 27, 2004


    How four tiny Indian tribes, with help from powerful gambling interests, are trying to transform the Bay Area into a slot machine Mecca

  • Music

    August 6, 2003

    Hear This

    This could be your last chance to get pummeled by Victims Family. Don't miss it.

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    Trash Gawk

    Looking in on the bucolic fun at the Springtime Egg Sucking fest and the Sadie Hawkins Dance

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of March 26, 2003

  • Music

    March 12, 2003

    A Blind Man's Penis

    John Trubee and the curious world of song-poems

  • News

    December 11, 2002

    A Tomb of One's Own

    A course that explains how to celebrate and dispose of a dead loved one at home seems creepy. And then interesting. And then as natural as death itself.

  • Music

    January 16, 2002

    The New Boys in Town

    Fixing up the welcome wagon

  • News

    June 20, 2001

    Out of Santa Rosa

    The Safari West wildlife reserve is like a bit of Africa in the Bay Area

  • Dining

    April 18, 2001

    Puttin' the Squeeze on South Park

    The boom-and-bust backlash

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from November 15, 2000

  • News

    August 2, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Well, Back to the Drawing Board; Night of a Thousand Boinks; Girl Problems; Puni Concerns

  • News

    July 26, 2000

    Bang, Bang,

    The ins and outs of a disorganized try at the gangbang record

  • Dining

    June 7, 2000
  • News

    January 28, 1998

    Oh, Baby

    Does Sutter Health understaff maternity unit?

  • Calendar

    October 9, 1996
  • Music

    September 4, 1996

    Battle Hymns

    Bouncers vs. fans as Slayer pounds the Troc: A field log

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