Gojira @ The Fillmore, Wednesday, Jan. 23
For a metal band, Gojira sports a name so fantastic that it's shocking no one snapped it up earlier. The Bayonne, France-based outfit nods to Godzilla's original Japanese moniker (before legal complications, the group called itself Godzilla), even though the ... More >>
Going away parties mean a lot of things: a fresh start, sad goodbyes, and reflecting on all the wacky stuff that's happened in the place you're leaving. Cabaret performer Carly Ozard is having a going away party this week (she's moving to New York), but it won't be a downer -- rather, it will have j ... More >>
Google Ashley WyrickBehold the power of the first name. Oprah, Ellen, make room for Anderson.
Anderson Cooper, host of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, kicked off his daytime talk show career this week. His clout landed him a high-profile, full-hour interview on Monday on his New York set with Amy Wi ... More >>
This Thursday, one-time New Edition member and new jack swing icon Johnny Gill will be performing a set at Yoshi's. Credited as the creation of Teddy Riley, new jack swing saw R&B vocals being fused with uptempo beats coated in the bumptious attitude of hip-hop. At the subgenre's height in the '90s, ... More >>
Lou BustamanteDosa bar manager Lenny Gumm.When Dosa on Valencia reopens on Friday, July , the new 12-seat bar will sport more than a new design: it'll have a full bar, a new cocktail menu, and its own gin.
"The cocktail list will have a few drinks from our current menu at Fillmore and a number of n ... More >>
Alex HochmanDan Jablow of Jablow's MeatsWhat does a Bronx raised, ex-finance professional who goes to cooking school but then figures out that he hates working in a restaurant kitchen do with his future? Well, if you're Dan Jablow you start a smoked meats pop-up of course. Jablow, who trained ... More >>
Dominique Strauss-KahnEvery once in a while, San Francisco politicians surprise you. The city's Board of Supervisors is justly acknowledged for its symbolic gestures at the local level -- banning plastic bags, expressing support for cop killers, and the like. But the span of officialdom's tut-tut ... More >>
Brian YaegerCherry Voodoo faceman Yuri Green wants to fuck you up.Beer Week is the place for new beer releases and even new brewery releases. Nothing illustrated that better than Sunday's Nanobreweries of Tomorrow event, where nine brewers planning to launch their sudsy empires poured their a ... More >>
Los Lobos and Jackie Greene, through a birthday ballon. Pics by Romana MachadoBill Graham's 80th Birthday Party BenefitLos LobosJackie GreenePoor Man's WhiskeyJanuary 8, 2010@ The FillmoreAs much fun as: Two straws in a malted mushroom.Bill Graham was due to turn eighty the same day Elvis would'v ... More >>
Tough times at Stately Wayne Manor? Holy Hamburgers, Batman! Say it ain't so! A man outfitted in the not-memorable-at-all disguise of a Batman mask and false vampire teeth entered a McDonald's in nearby Belmont at around 9 p.m. last night. It's unclear what device man pulled from his utility belt ... More >>
If you read Alex Hochman's review of last week's annual Greek food festival in San Francisco, and realize that you missed all the other Bay Area Greek festivals (Oakland, San Jose, Concord, Belmont, Vallejo), don't despair: There's still one more. Launching today is the 39th Annual Greek Festival ... More >>
Alex HochmanThe New York-style cheese slice comes with a whiff of Travolta.Scarfing a folded slice of cheese pizza last night at newly opened Tony's Coal Fired Pizza and Slice House in North Beach, we itched to don platform heels and a red silk shirt, all Saturday Night Fever, and strut down ... More >>
GristPatrick Martins.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
At Grist, Erik Hoffner grabs Q & A time with Patrick Martins, the guy who founded Slow Food USA in 2000, then left it to open Heritage Foods. Martins says what those of us once known to have left The Omnivore's Dilemma on the nightstan ... More >>
M. BrodyGoldstein, serving chunky gazpacho -- but when does she sleep?A real treat: an intimate dinner chez Joyce Goldstein, aka the hardest working woman in the food business. Goldstein, veteran of Chez Panisse and her own San Francisco restaurant Square One, is the author of 26 cookbooks, a ... More >>