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Valentine's Day

  • News

    April 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Union Workers Rally at City Hall, Invite Mayor Ed Lee to "Worker Wednesdays"

    You might recall on Valentine's Day this year, protesters marched to Twitter's office in SOMA equipped with cupid costumes, chocolates, and paper hearts. Although today's sentiment is more bitter than sweet, workers are over at City Hall as we type, protesting against city policies granting CEO's ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2014
  • Dining

    July 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Joaquin Phoenix, Avocado Pesto, and God Made a Factory Farmer

    ​ Good day! Maggie Q goes topless to get people to eat less meat. If only it were that easy. See also: Biscuits, Bakesales and Babycakes S.F.! Kristen Bell Loves Pigs, Sweet Potatoes Love Chocolate, and This Squirrel is Like "OMG" Quinoa Controversy, Sriracha Soy Curls, and You Can Now Officiall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Confused San Franciscans Drop by the "Love Doctor" for Relationship Advice

    For many, Valentine's Day is simply a reminder that their relationship is no box of chocolates. That's why Michelle Crosby, a professional relationship expert, decided to help these lovesick (or maybe just sick?) locals navigate their troubled relationships -- Peanuts-style. The love maven set up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Strip Down for Cupid's Undie Run. Do It for the Children

    If you are trying to find a last-minute date for Valentine's Day, we know just the place to look. Head down to the Marina District on Saturday afternoon where you'll find plenty of people milling around in their underwear. Don't roll your eyes just yet. It might sound kinda ridiculous, but, hey, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    February 4, 2013

    Biscuits, Bakesales and Babycakes S.F.!

    ​Happy Meatless Monday! What did you have for breakfast? I had weird chickpea flour corn fritters with applesauce because I'm cray and that's what I have every morning. But what I WISH I had is this breakfast biscuit casserole from Namely Marly! Let us admire its beauty:

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Women's Empowerment Dancing Flash Mob, Pro-Life March to Converge on Embarcadero

    It's hard to differentiate pro-choice dancing from pro-life dancing. And Magalie Bonneau-Marcil insists that, tomorrow, San Franciscans will see neither. The founder of Dancing Without Borders is a co-organizer of a flash mob set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Justin Herman Plaza. She expects 500 or so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Eat Your Heart Out at the Grand Cafe Later This Month

    The Grand Cafe has announced a special menu for the last weekend in January that's not for the faint of heart (sorry, we couldn't resist). As part of its ongoing Misfit Dinner series, which looks to celebrate unusual animal cuts and preparations beyond traditional French brasserie fare, chef Alicia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Lost in the Night: Moodymann Brings Detroit to San Francisco

    Sunset and Public Works present Moodymann Public Works 11/30/12 Better than: Valentine's Day 2010, Moodymann's unfortunately aborted last appearance in San Francisco. "It was 1981, we wasn't playing no house, we wasn't playing no techno. It was just music to us." Kenny Dixon Jr. (a.k.a. Moodymann) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Those Darlins and Heavy Cream Rule the Rickshaw Stop, 11/9/12

    By NATE WAGGONER Those Darlins Pangea Heavy Cream Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 Rickshaw Stop Better than: Encountering a coven of witches who cast a hard-rock spell on you. In front of the purple tentacles painted on the Rickshaw Stop, a girl discusses her Croatian fake ID while she waits in line. "It sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Have You Properly Observed Global Female Condom Day Yet?

    Today is Female Condom Day, where women and gay men -- or any closeted Republican who likes anal sex -- are being asked to pay respect and attention to the condom just as they would a sucker on National Lollipop Day.That means you should definitely have a quickie today -- you deserve it.It's the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Occupy Can't Wait to Make Life Hell for Golden Gate Bridge Commuters

    No more dressing up in ugly hospital gowns or sending mean Valentine's Day cards to Wells Fargo executives. It seems 99 percenters have decided it's time to go big or go home.On May 1, occupiers aren't just going to make life hell for Wells Fargo executives  -- they are going  to make life ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Who's Serving Foie Gras? Palio d'Asti, Le Charm, and BayWolf

    ​Counting down the meals before July 1, when California's foie gras ban takes effect. At Palio d'Asti, which weathered its first anti-foie protest on Valentine's Day, chef Daniel Scherotter serves an appetizer of hazelnut-encrusted seared Sonoma foie gras with balsamic glazed cippolini onions an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Valentine's Day Warning: These Five Love Songs Are Not About Loving People

    ​Rob Sheffield's book, Love Is a Mix Tape, meticulously details the many categories of the medium: The Party Tape; The Walking Tape; You Broke My Heart and Made Me Cry and Here Are Twenty or Thirty Songs About It. But there's not a thing in it about Valentine's Day mix tapes. You know, those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Candy Heart Valentine's Day Graffiti Might Make Lonely Folks Feel Better

    You know how candy corn tastes like sugary candles, and Peeps taste like sugary foam, and candy hearts are pretty much just sugary chalk? Over on our sister blog The Exhibitionist, our funny, talented, and entirely un-housebroken writer Angela Lutz has put the hearts-are-just-chalk theory to the tes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    An Early Beer Week Valentine: Chocolate and Beer Pairings and More

    Celebrating Valentine's Day on February 14th is sooooo 2011. You know what's really sexy? The element of surprise. Get the jump on your significant other by planning an early surprise outing, and you may even get jumped at the end of the night. Turn up the smooth jazz, because Cupid's arrow is about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Act Quick: Tables for Two Still Available on Valentine's Day

    Reservations book up quickly for this Hallmark holiday. Even on a Tuesday night, couples will fill every table for two in San Francisco with their gooey cravings for public displays of affection. Although the holiday is still three weeks away, most restaurants offering specials are already booked. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Vex Your Mind with Vex Ruffin's Crash Course EP

    ​ Listen to this while high: Vex Ruffin's Crash Course EPBehind the buzz: Vex Ruffin is the next whiz kid out of L.A.'s celebrated Stones Throw Records, signed after an unsolicited demo and now being touted as a split of the considerable difference between Ruff Ryders and The Cure. Such flacker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Why Waste Pot on Listening to REO Speedwagon? An Intrepid Search for an Answer

    ​ Listen to this while high: Hi Infidelity by REO Speedwagon. Huh?: If you were getting high thirty years ago, you did so to this record whether you remember it or not. ​ Behind the buzz: Formed in 1967 as a cover band by students at the University of Illinois in Champaign, REO S-Wagon was y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Gay Couples to Stage City Hall Sit-In to Celebrate Valentine's Day

    Love hurts​For many San Francisco gay couples, Valentine's Day is just a bitter reminder of what they don't have -- marriage certificates. So expect a huge turnout at San Francisco City Hall for the hallmark holiday today; gay couples across the nation will celebrate their love with a little civil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    One Love Bake Sale Yields Big Haul for City Clinic

    Gil Riego Jr.Thanks to you guys, we made nearly $1,300 for a good cause.​Sunday's One Love bake sale at La Victoria is now no more than a memory, a cake box or two we forgot to compost (sorry, Jaime!), and a huge pile of cash. That's right: Thanks to the generosity of the 12 pastry shops who d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    This Week's Review: Hearts on Fire!

    Caitlin Kuhwald​Making heart the subject of my Valentine's Day review may be a stunt, but eating heart meat isn't. Whether it comes from a chicken, duck, pig, lamb, or cow, heart is an amazing cut: smooth and yet not slippery-gushy, lean and robust. Heart meat readily takes to fire, smoke, chiles, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Guide to SF Beer Week's Food Brew Pairings, Part 1

    bittermelon/FlickrBeer Week supper at the Alembic.​Stories abound of Belgian monks who toiled through laborious days with nothing to nourish them but low-alcohol beers designed for sustenance. But you're no monk. You're a hungry beer geek. Luckily, multiple beer dinners and pairing seminars ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Eat More Hearts for Valentine's Day at Avedano's

    ​I wasn't the only person who consumed hearts in honor of/protest over Valentine's Day. Avedano's Meats, the sustainability-minded butcher shop in Bernal Heights, is making hearts the focus of its first event open to the public. The Lonely Hearts dinners take place in the butcher shop's private di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Zeitgeist Finally Does Away With the Honey Pots, Monroe Opens Soon

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Eater SF and SFist bring good news and bad news: Zeitgeist is finally replacing the Porta-Potties in the beer garden with actual bathrooms. The bad news: The bar is closing until Feb. 14 in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Comfort Times Two: A Guide to Mac and Tots

    Marthie D./YelpCastro flamer: Blue's Flaming Mac and Cheese ($10.29), perfect with a side of tots.​Childhood favorites individually, mac 'n' cheese and tater tots combined add up to the perfect hangover combo or blue-day pick-me-up. When the urge for mac and tots strikes, we head to one of the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Diamond Lil Makes a Public Appearance, Manresa Bulks Out

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Only two small tidbits for you today: Item the first: Eater says the bustaurant named Diamond Lil will be making two rare public appearances this week: It parks outside Spencer and Daniels (1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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. 

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    10 Things To Do This Weekend For Under $10

    Peter Mel at Mavericks ​This is a big weekend if you're into surfing, pillow fighting, swapping spit (and/or records), and other cheap activities. Here's our to-do list. Thao With the Get Down Stay Down & The Thermals @ Sproul Plaza (Fri.)(We posted this one earlier in the week, but here's a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Can You Smell the Love? Our St. Valentine's Day Tour Through the Sewage Plant

    On Valentine's Day, some folks treat their honeys to breakfast -- or the whole day -- in bed. Others load up on chocolates, truffles, and the finest Hallmark and the Lifetime Channel have to offer. I'm made of far less romantic, stinkier stuff: Along with about 30 others, I spent Saturday morning on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2009

    SF Wine Events, Feb. 13-22

    Bust out the bubbly, Saturday's Valentine's Day!

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Natural Sweets for the Sweet: Cookbook Event at Red Hill Books, Just in Time for Valentine's Day

    Chef Mani Niall, who's done everything culinary from being Michael Jackson's private chef (really) to operating his own eponymous bakery on Fairfax in Los Angeles, will be discussing his new cookbook, Sweet! From Agave Nectar to Turbinado, Home Baking With Every Kind of Natural Sweetener, on Februar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Valentine's Sweet Hearts

    Self-respecting San Francisco residents should know that the words "Russell Stover" and "Whitman's Sampler" really have nothing to do with real chocolate, but many might be able to use some guidelines beyond that for Valentine's Day. Fortunately, we have some of the country's finest chocolatiers in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2008

    Feather Dusted: SF Flickr Picture of the Day

    By Maximum Mitch Everyone knows San Francisco had an epic Valentine's Day pillow fight, but did you get to chill will the man in the chicken suit? He rules harder than you'll ever know. - Melissa Baron

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Romeo, Juliet, and R. Kelly - Your Monday Morning Hangover

    (Olivia Hussey as Verona jailbait, Circa: Back in the Day) Welcome back to hell, droogs. Here's what you missed over the weekend while you were taking oxy and binging on 'The Wire': Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation melted faces at Victoria Theater Sunday. Some skanky 69 action went down at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Cartoon Countdown: How Long Until We See This McCain Joke?

    So, now that the big story du jour is how Senator John McCain must put his moves on the Republican right — and since Valentine's Day is around the corner — how long is it going to be until we see an editorial cartoon featuring McCain, heart-shaped box of chocolates in hand, wooing a giant elepha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2008
  • Dining

    February 14, 2007

    Mi Amor

    Let him count the ways this unique Italian restaurant won his heart

  • Culture

    July 19, 2006
  • Dining

    April 26, 2006

    Au Bon Coin

    A welcoming French restaurant that feels like a few hours in Paris

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