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Dining, SFoodie Thursday Twelve: TacoChella Happens Saturday at SoMa StrEat Food Park

Thursday Twelve: TacoChella Happens Saturday at SoMa StrEat Food Park

TacoChella Is Saturday Did you miss Coachella and Goatchella? And are you a taco lover who's…
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Dining, SFoodie Get Suave with Agave Tonight at Monarch, for Cinco de Mayo

Get Suave with Agave Tonight at Monarch, for Cinco de Mayo

Tequila and Cinco de Mayo go together like Simon and Garfunkel, or Hall and Oates, or Garfunkel and Oates, so it is no surprise that the west coast chapters of the United States Bartenders’ Guild have gotten together to…
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Dining, SFoodie Cinco de Mayo: Mixing Mezcal in Honor of Mexico

Cinco de Mayo: Mixing Mezcal in Honor of Mexico

Ahh, the misunderstood perplexities of mezcal. The trademark flavors of tequila's smokier, more sophisticated sibling are the result of agave roasting over a pit fire for up to three days. Although these unctuous tonalities lend themselves to comparisons with…
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Dining, SFoodie Cinco de Mayo: Mole, Bolillo & Fry Bread Tacos

Cinco de Mayo: Mole, Bolillo & Fry Bread Tacos

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla, when Mexico triumphed over the French. Here in the U.S., the holiday is often akin to St. Patrick’s day, meaning folks take it as an excuse to get el blotto. It could…
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Calendar, Night&Day Street Waltzing

Street Waltzing

The 24th Street corridor in the Mission District has changed a lot in recent years — SF Weekly just did a cover story on the neighborhood’s evolution. But two things that haven’t changed are a reverence for the area’s murals,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Muy Bien

Muy Bien

Although Cinco de Mayo is not an official holiday (in Mexico or in the U.S.), we’ve been celebrating the cultural contributions and history of Latinos on May 5 in California since the 1860s. Here are the top events to celebrate.…
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Dining, SFoodie Boozy Weekend: Big Hats, Tequila, and Fast Horses

Boozy Weekend: Big Hats, Tequila, and Fast Horses

What happens when Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same weekend? A lot of trouble wearing big hats, awash in tequila and bourbon. Here's our handy guide to help you stay well refreshed all weekend. Cuatro…
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News, The Snitch Cops on Harleys to Sneak Attack Drunk Drivers

Cops on Harleys to Sneak Attack Drunk Drivers

If you think it will be easy to successfully avoid any DUI checkpoint in San Francisco this Cinco de Mayo, well, you are wrong. Police have informed us that on Friday, they will be deploying roving cops on motorcycles to go…
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Dining, SFoodie Tequila Hecho en San Francisco, Parte Dos

Tequila Hecho en San Francisco, Parte Dos

Where: CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building (north end, near Gott's formerly Taylor's Refresher) When: Sat., May 5, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Cost: $55 online The rundown: With Cinco de Mayo falling on a Saturday this year, your options to wash the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Honor the Underdog

Honor the Underdog

The Cinco de Mayo holiday, whose history many of us annually forget, observes the 1862 triumph of Mexican soldiers against a platoon of invading French forces. Mirroring our own struggle for independence, it has come to represent much more than…
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News, The Snitch South Bay Students Lose Court Battle Over "Incendiary" American Flag T-Shirts

South Bay Students Lose Court Battle Over "Incendiary" American Flag T-Shirts

Three Morgan Hill students got a crash course in American civics this week when they lost a lawsuit against high school officials who sent them home for wearing American Flag t-shirts to school. A judge dismissed the case against Live…
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Dining, SFoodie Fire Shutters Moya, Cinco de Mayo Marks Launch of Nico's Tacos

Fire Shutters Moya, Cinco de Mayo Marks Launch of Nico's Tacos

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Grub Street reports that yesterday's SOMA fire in the Park Hotel SRO on Folsom has closed ground-floor restaurant Moya. The SFFD declared the…
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Dining, SFoodie

Cinco de Mayo Essential: Sangrita, Tequila's Hot-Blooded Companion

Magalie L'Abbé​Despite the high quality of 100 percent blue agave tequila at its most refined, the idea of sitting down and sipping a room temperature shot will most likely provoke shudders and a cold sweat of memories. Your feelings would…
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Dining, SFoodie Hammered on Cinco de Mayo ― This Year for the Greater Good

Hammered on Cinco de Mayo ― This Year for the Greater Good

Hecho en San Francisco Where: San Francisco Ferry Building, North Arcade When: Thu., May 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $50 The rundown: What's your usual routine for Cinco de Mayo: after-work beers, cheap tequila shots, Taqueria San Jose under glaring lights,…
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News, The Snitch School That Deemed American Flag Clothing 'Incendiary' on Shaky Legal Ground

School That Deemed American Flag Clothing 'Incendiary' on Shaky Legal Ground

Administrators at Morgan Hill's Live Oak High School who opted to send home students bedecked in American flag regalia on Cinco de Mayo likely ran afoul of the law, one of the nation's foremost constitutional scholars told SF Weekly. School…
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News, The Snitch Bay Area School 'Criminalizes' Patriotism on Cinco de Mayo

Bay Area School 'Criminalizes' Patriotism on Cinco de Mayo

UPDATE: Top constitutional scholar says school on shaky legal ground in sending home students for wearing American flag clothing. A quintet of students' star-spangled sartorial sense got them the heave-ho from their High School yesterday. School administrators at Live Oak…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Eat on Cinco de Mayo: The 9 Best Local Mexican Dishes

What to Eat on Cinco de Mayo: The 9 Best Local Mexican Dishes

Cinco de Mayo, the day even fishbelly-pale Irish guys crave two-buck Tecates exactly like mom used to make. As a tribute ― and a guide to some of the best Mexican dishes in San Francisco (and slightly beyond) ― we've…
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Dining, SFoodie Lookout's Cinco de Mayo Bash Features Drag Queen, Cheap Ceviche

Lookout's Cinco de Mayo Bash Features Drag Queen, Cheap Ceviche

Glamazon blonde drag chanteuse Pollo Del Mar is headlining tonight's Cinco de Mayo/Pollo De Mayo (get it?) party at the Lookout, with beats from DJ Lee Decker. Cinco de Mayo eats (with special pricing): ceviche and a variety of tacos.…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Cinco de Mayo Cumbia Party

What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Cinco de Mayo Cumbia Party

Cinco de Mayo Cumbia Party @ Elbo Room During the last American presidential election, a group called Amigos de Obama encouraged Latinos to vote. One of the group's projects was musical, resulting in several new Obama-themed songs. One, "Viva…
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Dining, SFoodie For Cinco de Mayo, Mildly Stylish Scene and $5 Specials at Pisco Latin Lounge

For Cinco de Mayo, Mildly Stylish Scene and $5 Specials at Pisco Latin Lounge

For that immediate post-work Cinco de Mayo crush, hit up Pisco Latin Lounge, which is within stalking distance of both Hayes Valley and the Castro. It's gay-friendly, and tends to attract stylish, non-age-specific types of all genders. There's generally a…
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