Despite law enforcement's best efforts and intentions, it appears unlikely that humans will stop using drugs anytime soon -- no matter how long or hard the drug war is waged. However, all that energy and resources haven't been expended for nothing. There has been a shift in recent years. Use of ... More >>
So double up on that Prozac and put on your best fake smile. After you pull yourself together, head down to Union Square and gather with other cheery people to express how unbelievably happy you are on the "Happiness Wall." It's exactly what it sounds like: a wall where you scribble down at least ... More >>
A man is in critical condition this morning after he was brutally beaten and robbed in the Tenderloin last night. According to police, the man was at the United Nations Plaza at about 7:42 p.m. when three men attacked. Witnesses told police that the first man punched the victim in the head, knocki ... More >>
Have you always wanted to ride the big-ass waves at the Mavericks, but were too afraid of killing yourself out there? Now is your chance to suck it up and surf like the rest of those cool dudes. On March 22, head down to the city's UN Plaza where there will be a mega wave for all you wannabe surfe ... More >>
What: Heart of the City Farmers' Market When: Weds., 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri., 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m., & Sun., 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: UN Plaza (above the Civic Center Bart station) Heart of the City Farmers' Market started 30 years ago with just 15 farmers present, and has since grown into a large indepen ... More >>
If you thought that Texas judge was off his rocker when he warned of an pending civil war should President Obama be reelected, well you aren't alone. Apparently, the United Nations thinks the judge is kinda nuts, too. As readers might recall, last week Lubbock County Judge Tom Head went public with ... More >>
You think Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed tax-increase plan is stupid? Well, at least he's not going to use that money to pay for another Civil War. Down in Texas, a Lubbock County judge is asking voters for a 1.7 percent tax increase to pay for more cops who would fend off the feds in the pending civil ... More >>
Heart of the City Farmers' MarketHeart of the City Farmers' Market 30th Anniversary Party Where: United Nations Plaza, Market at Seventh St. When: Weds., Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Free The Rundown: Established in 1981 as an oasis of food in what was (and still is) an S.F. food desert, ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. That was quick. Inside Scoop reports Kim Alter is already out as executive chef of Sausalito's Plate Shop. Opened in February, Atler took an executive role for the first time, after working in the kitchen ... More >>
Flagstaff Bill/Off the GridStarting May 9, Off the Grid Civic Center makes two weekly appearances.Like oil companies and pot clubs, the food-truck biz is thriving. With a steady influx of new vendors and the growing appetite for food handed out through Plexi flaps, it was inevitable that Off ... More >>
View San Francisco Farmers Markets 2011 in a larger map We're blessed to live in a part of the world where we have access to fresh, ripe, unadulterated fruit, plucked at local farms and brought to our very fingertips at a bevy of farmers' markets across the city. In fact, the handful of farmers' ma ... More >>
brett n./YelpSouthern Sandwich Co.'s Nathan and Brett Niebergall.It's been a long road back to San Francisco for Southern Sandwich Co.'s Brett and Nathan Niebergall, who ran a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Castro till the economy tanked. In June, the brothers rolled out Southern Sandwic ... More >>
Luis ChongTwirl & Dip's first appearance at UN Plaza was today.Today's scorching heat forced us to search for something refreshing at the UN Plaza Off the Grid to help us cool down. The answer came in the form of a truck serving soft-serve ice cream, root beer floats, and fruit-sicles. SFoodi ... More >>
Luis ChongThe Thursday street-food market represents the fifth Off the Grid pod.The fifth location of Matt Cohen's Off the Grid street-food gathering made a quiet debut yesterday at United Nations Plaza. Four food trucks (El Tonayense, IZ-IT, Le Truc, and Senor Sisig) made the trip to the ope ... More >>
Joe EskenaziFive minutes before the gavel on Tuesday, and no one's showed up to say anything about it...There were folks huddled outside the city's federal courthouse today whose views and behavior decidedly do not fall within the bounds of "San Francisco values." With the gavel about to fall, i ... More >>
With great produce comes great responsibilityWe reported this week that the city's Real Estate Division, roughly 10 months after engineering a hostile takeover of the United Nations Plaza antiques market, had fallen a cool half-million short of its revenue projections from the new business. This was ... More >>
Sci-fi remake misses the point, and that's a Klaatu Barada no-no.
(Deep fried Twinkie image via Atlanta Concessions) Food Not Bombs is hosting "Deep Fried Not Bombs," and will provide vegan batter to fry any vegetarian item you bring. The free, hour-long party starts this evening at 5:20 p.m. at United Nations Plaza. —Tamara Palmer
Drop the pork chop and no one gets hurt! That's right folks, it's World Vegetarian Day, which couldn't come at a better time, seeing as how the Agriculture Department last week recalled 21.7 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Timing is everything. But if y ... More >>
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
"Fast, fresh, casual" -- and innovative -- Indian food
San Francisco is the world capital of the art of hypocritical, Earth-friendly rhetoric. Official support for bicycle commuters could lessen the cognitive dissonance.
Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide
Trash to Treasure
Another documentary exposes the president as a right-wing imperialist
Family Fest's 411
Superb acting and careful directing draw out a play about sex and socialism
The regulars love to subvert the contest. It's yet another twist to the city's toughest pub trivia night.
Satin Moon Fabrics
Large numbers of Northern Californians really, truly believe that the government, the environmentalists, and the U.N. have joined forces in a plot so obvious, yet so subtle, so seemingly benevolent and fundamentally evil, that it can only be called ...
The Party After the Party: What to Do With the "Y2K Dividend"
Livermore protest is mere theater, but lab's research raises real questions
Sargon Dadesho survived an Iraqi assassination plot. Now he's out for blood money.