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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, just down the street from Stanford. "When I looked up, the hot dog was already in the ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Lou BustamanteWhisk(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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
KGO-TVAn aerial view of Gayle Falgoust's crushed tentThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Cyclist Levi Leipheimer must pedal out of troubleCycling'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 >>
Brian YaegerFor 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 >>
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 >>
Do not step into one of these vehicles until you've read this articleThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
To be continued ...
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 >>
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 >>
A salad, a pastry, a perfect plum, consumed in the open air: Sometimes it doesn't take much to make us happy.
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!
Week of Wednesday, December 14, 2005
How four tiny Indian tribes, with help from powerful gambling interests, are trying to transform the Bay Area into a slot machine Mecca
This could be your last chance to get pummeled by Victims Family. Don't miss it.
Looking in on the bucolic fun at the Springtime Egg Sucking fest and the Sadie Hawkins Dance
Week of March 26, 2003
John Trubee and the curious world of song-poems
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.
Fixing up the welcome wagon
The Safari West wildlife reserve is like a bit of Africa in the Bay Area
The boom-and-bust backlash
Letters from November 15, 2000
Well, Back to the Drawing Board; Night of a Thousand Boinks; Girl Problems; Puni Concerns
The ins and outs of a disorganized try at the gangbang record
Does Sutter Health understaff maternity unit?
Bouncers vs. fans as Slayer pounds the Troc: A field log