Where: SF Belle, Hornblower Yacht (remains docked), Pier 3 Embarcadero When: Sat., April 6th, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Cost: $120, tickets available online The Rundown: Perhaps it's a reaction to the Atkins Diet era, a slingshot effect that took our national focus from avoidance of grain products to a fetishi ... More >>
There's a moment toward the end of the great old movie The Man Who Would Be King where Sean Connery's character has nearly conned an Afghan tribe into believing that he's a God. But, just at the wrong moment, he's cut -- and blood trickles from his wound. Seeing this, the tribe's elder cries that Co ... More >>
Hollywood's craziest premiere this week didn't take place in Los Angeles, it rocked Alcatraz Island. For the first time since Sean Connery launched the feature film The Rock there in 1996, the isle hosted a premiere party Wednesday night for Alcatraz, a television series produced by J.J. Abrams (Fr ... More >>
Eighty-three years Alfred's Steakhouse has been in business. That certainly qualifies as venerable. The restaurant has broiled more steaks than you've written emails, and poured more single-malt scotch than Sean Connery has ever put away. This Sunday, as just one of the 40 restaurants participa ... More >>
Ben NarasinWhen I make sorbet at home I add a single ounce of alcohol to brighten the flavor, a trick I learned years ago that works exceptionally well. If you'd rather have alcohol as the focus instead of the enhancer, you might be attracted to the St. George Spirits Single Malt Whiskey gel ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. They're not being cheap, they're being green. It's becoming harder and harder to score a hunk of bread in San Francisco restaurants, no matter how saucy the food. Cost cutting? Su ... More >>
Lazer SwordOur picks for cheap arts, bands, and farts that won't break the bank. L.O.W.'s One-Year Anniversary w/ Bar Crudo (Fri)We don't remember our first birthdays being this extravagant (then again, we don't remember much about them at all). But hey, Look Out Weekend has been hosting semi-high-c ... More >>
After decades in development hell, how Gus Van Sant finally got Milk.
Marc Forster has a license to confuse and bore in Quantum of Solace.
Ambitious, edgy California cuisine flirts with the future in uneven fashion.
Its very own temple of doom, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull digs Indy into a deep hole.
The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy, and comes up aces
Camera Obscura and that other Scot band
Mackin' on nerds at the Edinburgh Castle's tribute to Star Trek's Scotty
Things get ugly when Infiltrator is unmasked at a celebrity impersonator convention, but all ends well when fake Arnold Schwarzenegger marries faux Shania Twain
National Treasure makes us long for good Nic Cage movies ... like Con Air
Commentary by Gregg Rickman
Beastly flamers make a man of Christian Bale in Reign of Fire
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
Everything I need to know about high school I learned from the New Teen Cinema
Investigation unmasks worldwide James Bond weather-disaster conspiracy
Trainspotting Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, and Robert Carlyle.