Just around the corner from the Transamerica Pyramid comes the new Sydney Town Tavern, a reference to Barbary Coast days when exiles from Australian penal colonies populated San Francisco.
It's hardly a wretched hive of scum and villainy in there, though. In fact, it's a fairly ordinary sports bar ... More >>
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Better than: A skate video soundtrack, especially one that isn't jazzy.
Midway through the final night of his residency at SFJAZZ Center, pianist and composer Jason Moran stood before a crowd of well-heeled San Francisco and North Bay Boomers and waxed ... More >>
Martin Guajardo, the former San Francisco immigration lawyer accused of scamming his clients, remains at large since City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit against him in November 2010. In the meantime, Christopher Stender, an attorney whom the city has accused of aiding and abetting Guarardo's all ... More >>
SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition
Regulars at City View know that there is a reason to make it there before the rush: The dim sum restaurant bakes a limited number of custard buns every day and runs out of them long before service is over. After noon, ... More >>
Lou BustamantePisco Punch at Comstock Saloon, a cocktail with a lineage.SFoodie's countdown of the 92 best things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition.
The one issue all cocktail historians can agree on is this: Determining the origin of a drink is imprecise work. Like most ... More >>
A Tea Party slogan unknown in San Franciso governmentShould be a fun week -- the Board of Supervisors is weighing in on the fiasco involving narcotics analysis at the San Francisco Police Department crime lab, the Police Commission is trying to reform its process for disciplining wayward officers ... More >>
Spotted: Strolling in Washington Square ParkVital Statistics: Thom McClusky, retired, lives right by the Transamerica Pyramid.When: May 6 1978, the night before my niece's wedding.What: It's hard to tell now, but if you look at this half, it's a crescent moon. There's the eye, the nose the mouth ... More >>
Kenn Wilson/FlickrThe version at Pisco Latin Lounge: From the Monkey Block to your lips.The mind can touch on all sorts of topics when allowed to wander unimpeded. So it was that as we reflected on Chinatown's annual Double 10 celebration commemorating the overthrow of the Xing Dynasty on Oct ... More >>
Jason via FlickrThe Pisco Punch at Pisco Latin Lounge: The real deal, for better or worseGuillermo Toro-Lira is pretty much obsessed. It's no coincidence that the Peruvian-born, self-styled "cocktail historian" once wrote a novel about a couple who were (surprise) obsessed with sussing out the origi ... More >>
By Meredith Brody
I love eating out with the kiddies. I have six godchildren, aged between early 20s and three, and I must admit I have a weakness for the one who is the best eater. At the age of 9, Chester was so appreciative of a multi-course tasting menu we were enjoying at Redwood Park, George ... More >>
By Matthew Stafford
Last week I took it upon myself to show a visitor around San Francisco. The visitor in question, a New Zealander, was on the initial leg of a year-long circumnavigation of the globe, and as a native San Franciscan I wanted her to get home several months from now and say to herse ... More >>
In 1995, Golden ADA Inc., a San Francisco diamond-importing firm, collapsed, unveiling an international trail of theft and betrayal that embarrassed San Francisco luminaries involved with the company. Now, newly unsealed court files show that high-level m