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Dining, SFoodie Drink of the Week: Mary Poppins and Lockin' at Novela

Drink of the Week: Mary Poppins and Lockin' at Novela

Everybody has a story. Consider Novela, the literary themed SoMa bar started by the powerhouse duo of Alex Smith (Gitane, Honor Bar) and Kate Bolton (Maven, Michael Mina). With Bolton no longer involved in the project and Smith focused…
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News, The Snitch Benching Alex Smith Is the Ultimate Alex Smith Decision

Benching Alex Smith Is the Ultimate Alex Smith Decision

Initially, the concussion that cost Alex Smith his starting position with the 49ers looked like the result of a textbook Smith play. With a minute and a half left in the first quarter of last month's contest against St. Louis,…
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News, The Snitch Colin Kaepernick Shows Harbaugh's Offense at Full Capacity

Colin Kaepernick Shows Harbaugh's Offense at Full Capacity

Colin Kaepernick is like a new pair of basketball sneakers. You always go too long before getting a new pair. For months, maybe years, you'll scurry up and down the court in a beat-up pair of Nike Flights, with the…
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News, The Snitch Alex Smith's Giants Cap: $15,000 Fine Could Have Been <I>Much</i> Worse

Alex Smith's Giants Cap: $15,000 Fine Could Have Been Much Worse

Yesterday, 49ers whipping boy-turned-golden boy Alex Smith revealed the National Football League nearly whipped its share of gold out of him. He was threatened with a $15,000 fine for wearing a San Francisco Giants cap during postgame interviews, a move…
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News, The Snitch Sierra LaMar: Family Offers $10K Reward for Missing Teen's Safe Return

Sierra LaMar: Family Offers $10K Reward for Missing Teen's Safe Return

Nearly a month since 15-year-old Sierra LaMar went missing, her family is offering a $10,000 reward for her safe return, hoping that will bring their daughter back soon. The reward, which was announced over the weekend, will be given to…
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News, The Snitch Tim Tebow: Jesus Smiles Upon San Francisco By Sending Him Elsewhere

Tim Tebow: Jesus Smiles Upon San Francisco By Sending Him Elsewhere

More than a few sportswriters couldn't resist marital analogies during the 49ers' recent pursuit of Peyton Manning. And, hey -- it works. The team's for-better-or-for-worse union with Alex Smith finally experiences some of the "for better," vows are renewed --…
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News, The Snitch Peyton Manning: A Move With No Middle Ground

Peyton Manning: A Move With No Middle Ground

The intriguing news that San Francisco may indeed be Peyton's Place is that rarest of things -- a true all-or-nothing gamble. There is no in-between when it comes to signing -- or perhaps even chasing -- Peyton Manning. Either the 49ers…
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News, The Snitch With Payton Manning Available, the 49ers Stand by Their Man

With Payton Manning Available, the 49ers Stand by Their Man

​Hall of Famer quarterback Peyton Manning was kicked to the curb by the Colts Wednesday after undergoing multiple neck surgeries and snuggling up on the bench for the 2011 season. Now, the question on everyone's mind: Is Manning is a top choice…
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Dining, SFoodie Alex Smith Leaves Gitane to Open Honor in Emeryville

Alex Smith Leaves Gitane to Open Honor in Emeryville

Is the mall--er, city of-- Emeryville on its way to becoming a new cocktail hub? With Prizefighter set to open later this month in the old Kitty's location, comes news that Alex Smith has left his position as bar…
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Dining, SFoodie Getting Meat into Cocktails is Tricky but Doable

Getting Meat into Cocktails is Tricky but Doable

There have been a few constants in humanity's aspirations: finding out if we're all alone in the universe, immortality, and successfully getting meat to work in a cocktail. The latter is remarkably delicate work. Go too far in the…
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Dining, SFoodie Bartenders to Watch: Gitane's Alex Smith

Bartenders to Watch: Gitane's Alex Smith

In the bad old days, the general notion of a gypsy was somewhere between wizard and outlaw. That pretty much describes Alex Smith, who's bringing his own brand of alchemy as bar manager at Gitane (French for "gypsy"), which is…
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News, Sucka Free City The process for picking the interim mayor - done in Shakespearean rhyme

The process for picking the interim mayor - done in Shakespearean rhyme

Supervisor Chris Daly: Round about the crockpot go In the gnarly organics throw Soup in bowl of sourdough Hair ripp'd from bear in the Castro Can you get 'em in Fairfield? I think not. Toss those first in the fucking…
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News, The Snitch Adios, Jimmy Raye. Hello to More 49ers Failure.

Adios, Jimmy Raye. Hello to More 49ers Failure.

Jimmy Raye, told to turn in his playbook​Not long after the San Francisco 49ers' latest debacle, embattled offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye was fired. Fans are left to ponder if his final exit from 49er headquarters was a predicable run up…
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News, The Snitch Has Any QB Who Stunk As Bad As Alex Smith Gone On To Success With Same Team?

Has Any QB Who Stunk As Bad As Alex Smith Gone On To Success With Same Team?

When the 49ers drafted Alex Smith with the No. 1 overall pick in 2005, I made a bet with anyone who would take my money: Aaron Rodgers would go on to have a better pro career than either Smith or…
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News, The Snitch Farewell Alex, We Hardly Knew Ye

Farewell Alex, We Hardly Knew Ye

As the 49ers' season swirls in the bowl (and this metaphor grows even more fecal when one considers San Francisco's first-round draft pick is bound for the mighty New England Patriots) the inevitable has come to pass: The team…
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