Say what you will about the Don Draper generation -- they smoked too much, drank too much, and treated women like glorified bits of furniture -- but at least they didn't stock their business meetings with crustless mini-PB&J sandwiches and mugs of Yoo-Hoo. That was left, God help us, to our ... More >>
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward making lots of money. That's Jamen Shively's thesis, anyway. The former Microsoft manager, 45, is embarking on a publicity tour for the marijuana enterprise he's happy to label the "Starbucks" of pot. "Yes, we can" is for Shively "yes, we ar ... More >>
Working as bar-backs at the Starlight Room in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, DJs Zack Yakovlev and and Yanick Rieffel, together known as Bells and Whistles, saw an opportunity to bring their underground sensibility to the hotel's discriminating opulence. The resulting party, aptly named Dresscode, bro ... More >>
Secrets of Desserts: A Pastry Demonstration and Class Where: Scala's Bistro When: Wednesday, June 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $25 Rundown: Congenial pastry chef Tim Nugent, who competed on season 1 of Top Chef Just Desserts on Bravo, is not only in charge of all the sweets at Scala's Bistro, he's als ... More >>
In a world of corn syrup, San Francisco chefs continue to handle sugar as well as anyone, and San Franciscans themselves have certainly supported them. Now you can support your sweet tooth, and a great cause, alongside some of the Bay's best desserts. The fifth annual Sugar Rush, Spark's ann ... More >>
President Warren Harding left his heart in San Francisco -- and everything elsePresident Barack Obama's agenda in San Francisco today: Get in, raise money for Sen. Barbara Boxer, safeguard the Senate's Democratic majority, and get out. But just because Muni will stop for him doesn't necessarily m ... More >>
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Weekend recap by Janine KahnWe had a somewhat mellow four-day weekend here at the Weekly following a rather wild new year's eve wherein too much bubbly was consumed, rendering much of new year's day a blur. (Raise your hand if you woke at 2 p.m.) In case you missed it, here are some of the parties w ... More >>
Passport to the World NYE vs. NYE Ball 2009The Westin St. Francis and Sir Francis Drake HotelDecember 31, 2008Notes by Crystal Akins Photos by Crystal Akins and Hardy Wilson Better than: Standing outside and watching the fireworks in the cold -- but at least that's free. On New Year's Eve, the We ... More >>
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