"I didn't expect so much hipster bullshit." Really? This particular sentiment, which I overheard on the first day of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, typifies the response expressed by skeptics of Pitchfork, the website that organizes the festival. Now in its eighth year, the event skews h ... More >>
The Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, Alabama Shakes, the Dirty Projectors, Vintage Trouble and more Friday, May 10, 2013 Bottle Rock Napa Valley Better than: Bob's Hot Rods cover band, Craig Chaquico, or other music you'd typically hear at a winery. Ostensibly the four-day event that too ... More >>
It seems like a good idea on paper: Throw a music festival in wine country where guests can go wine-tasting and sample some of the region's best restaurants in between musical acts. That was the focus of Bottle Rock, a new festival thrown in a park in downtown Napa that combines stadium-filling rock ... More >>
With 65 restaurants, 16 breweries, and 49 wineries on the grounds this year, Outside Lands has expanded to be one of the biggest food festivals in San Francisco. At the festival, you can visit Beer Lands, Wine Lands, Choco Lands, Lamb Lands (!), food stands from critically acclaimed restaurants, foo ... More >>
C'mon, pairing chocolate with red wine is soooo 2001. Enjoying chocolate with beer, on the other hand, offers a whole new world of pairing options. If there's one Bay Area local who is uniquely positioned to speak on the issue, it's Pete Slosberg. You may know him better as "Wicked Pete" of Pete's W ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanSpot Bagels: double onion, plain, cinnamon raisin, and the Frieda. Red boxes with clear plastic doors began appearing in local markets like Bi-Rite and Good Life a few weeks ago, labeled with the name of the Bay Area's newest bakery, Spot Bagel. Tantalizingly empty at first, the ... More >>
Rock Med staff at the Sierra Nevada Music Festival 2003They might be the greatest concert buffs of all time. This year, they plan to attend 700 concerts. Last month alone, they saw an astounding 60-odd shows, including Iron & Wine, Britney Spears, U2, Panic! At the Disco, and the Yellow Magi ... More >>
Alastair BlandHittin' the library: Aged beers at Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma.When the Righteous Brothers told us that time can do so much, they might as well have been singing about beer. Some brewers recoil at the mere suggestion of putting away their hard-brewed work for a long stretc ... More >>
Choices, choices. We should all be resting up to rock out at (and brave the dangers of) the Treasure Island Festival this weekend, but it's hard to resist the double-octopod charm of the Vermont-via-Brooklyn ensemble Rubblebucket. They're flying all the way across the country for a two-night res ... More >>
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Brian YaegerIn 2009, craft beers and ales were big news in San Francisco and beyond, with upscale restaurants turning to cicerones (beer sommeliers) to design menus. Brian Yaeger, the San Francisco author of Red, White, and Brew, put on beer goggles for SF Weekly's Joe Eskenazi to examine the ... More >>
M. BrodyHome, home on the range: The buffalo burger with sweet potato fries.We usually don't resort to looking up restaurant names in the dictionary, but when you call yourself Acme -- "the highest point or stage; one that represents perfection of the thing expressed" -- you're asking for it. ... More >>
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