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Valentine's Day

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    February 5, 2014
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    February 15, 2013

    Valentine's Day Missed Connections: Longshots in Longshot City

    It's a standby of medical dramas for flatlining patients to be wrenched back into the realm of the living during tense defibrillator scenes (Charging! Clear!). In reality, however, only a small percentage of patients given the paddles will survive. In a related subject, many desperate souls disgorge ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Single Woman Says Dump Valentine's Day and Instead Stuff Your Face at a Nearby Food Truck

    If you are single, and starving, today is officially no longer Valentine's Day as you know it -- It's now National Food Truck Date Day. Jeanna Barrett, a frustrated online dater-turned-S.F.entrepreneur has rolled out this delicious idea that we all ignore today's lame American holiday forced on us ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    SF Beer Week: Thursday Event Roundup

    All right, Lothario, we already know what you're thinking. It's Valentine's Day and you want to woo that special someone while enjoying the bounty of SF Beer Week. It's your lucky day. The beer week schedule has more beer and chocolate pairing events than you can shake a long-stemmed rose at. But, w ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

    It may be Valentine's Day, but who cares? It's President's Day on Monday, and in our eyes, that's a far better holiday. After all, the Hallmark Corporation may give you a reason to celebrate love, but it certainly doesn't give you a day off from work. To better help you ease into things, we've put t ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Here's How Heart-Shaped Balloons Could Actually Ruin Your Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day might be good for the American economy, but that Hallmark holiday isn't always so great for the environment. Every Valentine's Day, those tacky balloons that suckers buy as their last-minute cover-your-ass gift wind up in the power lines, and there's nothing erotic about that. S ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    S.F. Gays Will Try to Get Married on Valentine's Day

    Tomorrow at noon, some loving, happy, devoted same-sex couples who raise kids, pay bills, and work through arguments just like straight couples, will descend on San Francisco City Hall to ask, once again, to be married. Perhaps some consider it a dress rehearsal, as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Survey Shows S.F. Men Are Getting Desperate for a Valentine's Date

    Desperate times call for desperate measures, and in San Francisco, home of the gaming nerds, that translates into money. A new study reveals that San Francisco single men are going to great lengths to get a date this Valentine's Day, saying they would shell out more than $130 for someone to love t ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Your Boozy Valentine's: Guide to the Best Drinking Events

    Escape the conventional with our list of some untraditional ways to celebrate Valentine's Day, like a dinner that lets you drink an entire bottle of sparkling wine by yourself (you were gonna do that anyway), learn how to open bottles with swords, or enjoy some food truck grub with fancy wine and no ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Avoid All the Cliches This Valentine's Day: Four Offbeat Ideas

    If you've managed to tunnel your way through the growing thicket of Valentine's Day misery (you know what we mean: glittering greeting cards with babies on rose beds in soft focus, waxy milk chocolate roses, contrived puns about love, and "aphrodisiac dinners"), we're proud of you. Valentine's Day i ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013
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    February 5, 2013

    Here's Your Chance to Love San Francisco While Still Hating Valentine's Day

    If you can't be with the someone you love on Valentine's Day, then love the one you are with, as Stephen Stills would sing. And that'd be San Francisco. Who else do you spend all your money on? Now, it's time to declare your love for this city, even if you can't afford it. Thankfully, the S.F. Tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Kristen Bell Loves Pigs, Sweet Potatoes Love Chocolate, and This Squirrel is Like "OMG"

    ​Hello and happy Meatless Monday! What has everyone been making lately? I've been making microwave meals but over at Minimalist Baker, they made these awesome chocolate-dipped sweet potato chips. I want them like whoa: See Also: Quinoa Controversy, Sriracha Soy Curls, and You Can Now Officially ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Our Ultimate Mash-Up Mother's Day Meal in San Francisco

    Like Valentine's Day and Easter before it, Mother's Day can be a particularly annoying holiday for us food blogger worker bees. The endless pap of press releases touting how kind the restaurant industry wants to pretend to be on the holiday -- free roses for the moms! Free champagne tipples for that ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    The Richest Spots for Fat Tuesday, No Mask Required

    Planning ahead for Valentine's Day often means people forget to prep for Mardi Gras. Your pocket may be exhausted from the small-plate, three-course, $125 prix fixe Valentine's meal, but luckily the Southern tradition promises a full plate of food on Fat Tuesday (Feb. 21) for a quick buck.Boxing Roo ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Protesting Foie Gras, Hayes Valley Off the Grid, and a Gastropub Not Just for Hipsters

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Around a dozen protestors showed their love for ducks and geese last night by marching in front of Palio D'Asti's to denounce the foie gras on its menu, reports Inside Scoop. Lovebird diners, however, we' ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Occupy Bernal: Neighbors to Dump Banks on Valentine's Day

    These are just really cool t-shirts​If you are bitter about Valentine's Day, who better to take it out on than Wells Fargo and other big banks? After all, they are the ones who broke your heart, right?We know they've hurt a lot of hearts in Bernal Heights, which is why Occupy Bernal has big plans ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    SF Beer Week: Singles Edition

    You already celebrated Valentine's Day early, and now you're feeling jaded. Take one last shot at finding your soulmate at this aphrodisiac-fueled event: Oyster Extravaganza, Valentine Edition Where: Magnolia Pub, 1398 Haight St. (at Masonic), (415) 864-PINT When: Tuesday, February 14th, 11am Cost ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Medical Marijuana Week: Protest President Obama, Mail Nancy Pelosi a Heart.

    Pot smokers getting no love from Obama this Valentine's Day ​The week doesn't often begin on Friday. But then again, it's not often Medical Marijuana Week -- is it?Indeed not. And that Medical Marijuana Week coincides with Valentine's Day is no mistake: It was the Compassionate Use Act that got us ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Border Control Cracks Down on Immigration of Red Roses

    CBP​Red roses will be getting the pat-down by border control this Valentine's Day to ensure those flowers you give your honey come Tuesday are free of nasty bugs.The U.S. Customs and Border Control will continue stopping every red rose over the weekend, scanning to see if any of those flowers are ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012
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    January 26, 2012

    How Not to Kill Your Roommate Over Her Lovey-Dovey Skype Sessions

    ​I'm a freshman in college, staying in the dorms. My roommate and I get along pretty well for the most part, except when it comes to her boyfriend. Don't get me wrong, her boyfriend lives across the country. But they Skype every day, loudly and gushingly, and after a while it really starts to driv ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Nothing Says Romance Like "Price Break on a Hotel Room"

    "San Francisco was named one of the Top 10 Valentine's Day destinations," claimed the e-mail. "No surprise there," claimed me. Surprising, however, was the reasoning behind it. First, some background: The e-mail was from a publicist representing Hotwire online travel service. See, Hotwire did a bi ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011
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    March 28, 2011

    Jealous Guys Debut 'Brainwashed By London' Video, Plus Bonus Vid

    When we last reported on San Francisco's answer to the Clipse, The Jealous Guys, it was to spread word of their free Valentine's Day jam, The Love Mixtape. Now they've dropped a video -- black and white, natch -- for the single "Brainwashed By London," from the very same album. The flick finds them ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011
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    February 15, 2011

    Flesh and Aphrodisiacs: Guide to Day 5 of SF Beer Week

    bittermelon/FlickrHold on to that lovin' feeling: V-Day redux, with oysters, at Magnolia Pub.​Tuesday, Feb. 15 The glow of Valentine's Day is behind us, and a thick gloom has replaced our early summer weather. Before you let the doldrums take hold, remember that the SF Beer Week cup is still ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Beer is for Lovers: Guide to Day 4 of SF Beer Week

    greenwithevil/FlickrDear Russian River Brewing: We heart you.​Monday, Feb. 14 Hey there, Casanova. Sipping wine on Valentine's Day is played out. You don't want to be predictable, do you? This year, treat your date to one of these beery adventures, offered on Day Four of SF Beer Week. ​ ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    A Valentine's Day Fact -- STDs Are on the rise in San Francisco

    Sexy time stats​Leave it to the San Francisco Public Health Department to use Valentine's Day as a way to get people to not want to have sex.Health officials decided to use this hallmark holiday to tell us the hard, cold truth about our Valentines -- they aren't so pure after all. As it turns out, ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    P. Diddy Is Here To Help You Celebrate V. Didday with 'LoveLOVE vs. HateLOVE'

    ​Rap impresario and motivational speaker Sean "Puff 'P. Diddy' Daddy" Combs wants you to have a festive, funky, and above all, thought-provoking Valentine's Day. Which is why he and his femmetourage Dirty Money have just released the eminently Kierkegaardian LoveLOVE vs. HateLOVE mixtape, a handfu ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Russell's Super Nuggets, Meat-Mouth Conversions, and Rad Drinking!

    ​SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. adria.richards/FlickrDear Russell: We forgive you for the whole RushCard thing.​• New mac 'n' cheese restaurant Homeroom is opening in Oakland the day after Valentine's Day. Who gives a shit, right? YOU DO! ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Tomorrow Night at the Roxie: Vancouver Punk, Global Profanity

    The Furies​If you've ever doubted the punk-rock pedigree of our neighbors to the north, ask yourself this: could just anybody make it work going by the name Joey Shithead? Tomorrow night the Roxie Theatre, in conjunction with Indiefest, presents Bloodied But Unbowed, a documentary about the punk s ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011
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    February 18, 2010

    How Romantic: DPW Worker Robbed of Work Equipment on Valentine's Day

    Audrey FukumanWhat better gift than the gift of mop? ​If your beloved gave you the gift of rakes, shovels, and brooms on Valentine's Day -- beware. You may be dating a miscreant who has filched municipal property. A Department of Public Works employee tasked with scouring filth on a day most folks ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Slideshow: Annual V-Day No Pants Party at the Knockout

    ​Every year, boys and girls shed their pants (and then check them at the coat check) for the annual No Pants Party. This year, the pre game for Valentine's Day brought the stripped down to the Knockout on a Spring-ish weekend. Check out Richard Haick's slideshow here. 

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    February 15, 2010

    Monday Morning Hangover: Hearts and Soul

    So, last weekend was Valentine's Day Weekend. Which means that people who weren't coupled up and doing something all barfy-cute were using it as an opportunity to hook-up. (Because nothing is more fun than waking up on Feb. 14 and wondering whether or not it's appropriate to wish your conquest a hap ... More >>

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    February 14, 2010

    Valentine's Day Tweets: 140 Characters of Love

    What's the hottest way to pick up a lover this Valentines Day? Woo with Twitter. We're assuming you guys are all trimmed and ready, and we've already told you the best places to hook up in the city so love is ostensibly just 140 characters away. Go get some.​ He loves me, he loves me not, he ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Your Craigslist Valentines

    It's tough to be a single woman on Feb. 14, so we've compiled a list of Valentine's dating ads from Craigslist that may appeal to you. If you don't have eyes like Superman, you can always click on the images for larger versions. The first one we've got for you happens to be from Minneapolis, but bas ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Weekend Party Preview is For Lovers in Underwear

    ​San Francisco takes great advantage of the big holidays--and big holiday weekends--to get down, and this one is no exception. Depending on your current love life situation, you'll either be stoked or cringing when it comes to all the Valentine's-themed club nights this weekend. For today's Weeken ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Baylinks: Laptop Bans, Call the Mayor Day, & Transit Hoopla

    BrainchildvnPick. Up. The. Phone.​Artists install working phone booth in front of Newsom's office as part of Call the Mayor Day. [SFAppeal]But maybe the message machine picked up because he was at the Central Subway ground-breaking? [SF Citizen]Valentine's Day: Just so much pink fluff. [SF Girl By ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Valentine's Hookup: Wild Kitchen's Foraged Favorites

    forageSF​The Wild Kitchen is getting in on the Valentine's Day dinner action, offering an eight-course extravaganza to celebrate not only the holiday, but its own one-year anniversary. Fittingly, the menu will include what the underground restaurant considers its best dishes: wild boar porchet ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Valentine's Hookup: Cruelty-Free Comfort at Greens

    Ai M./Yelp​To some, Fort Mason standby Greens is dullsville with a nice view; to others, it's a delectable institution worth preserving, a relic that stirs up waves of nostalgia in those who have grazed on its quintessential cruelty-free California fare for the past 30 years. On Valentine's Da ... More >>

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