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Dining, Eat Palmer's Tavern: Pac Heights Has a Sexy New Watering Hole

Palmer's Tavern: Pac Heights Has a Sexy New Watering Hole

The duo behind Leopold's on Polk Street has finally opened its second spot, Palmer's Tavern in Pac Heights. Though the competition is slim, it's easily the best place on Fillmore Street to bring a date for a drink. Besides beer…
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Dining, Eat Trick Dog: The Mission's Latest Hotspot Has Colorful Charm

Trick Dog: The Mission's Latest Hotspot Has Colorful Charm

It sounds like the parody of a mixology bar. Cocktails are themed around the Pantone color guide — the darling of the design-blogging elite — and have long ingredient lists with inscrutable items like "West Indies tincture" and "Gold Rush…
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Dining, Eat Bar Tartine Sandwich Shop: Worth Some Time in Line

Bar Tartine Sandwich Shop: Worth Some Time in Line

Let's not kid ourselves: There will be lines. Once word spreads about Bar Tartine's 6-week-old sandwich shop, and especially after it starts hawking baker/owner Chad Robertson's expertly turned-out loaves from the 15,000-pound custom bread oven, these early days when you…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

A School's Passing Grade An apple for the fundraiser: I am proud to know many of the teachers at Edison . I have seen them go above and beyond the call of duty, year in…
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News, Feature Schoolhouse Rocked: S.F.'s Most Controversial Charter School Throws Off For-Profit Masters

Schoolhouse Rocked: S.F.'s Most Controversial Charter School Throws Off For-Profit Masters

Design by Andrew J. Nilsen Stepping onto Edison Charter Academy's schoolyard, you would never guess this is the most contested turf in San Francisco public education. The chapters in Edison's history book have been dramatic: First, the shamefully failed…
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Music, All Shook Down

Grab A Bat-Ass Beat Tape From SF Producer Edison at 900Bats

What's new in the Bat Area -- excuse me, the Bay Area -- right now? Enclosed find some new sounds for the weekend courtesy of Frisco beatsmith Edison, who peddles grimy skip-hop jams made from a monome done up like…
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Music, Reviewed Wavves

Wavves

All hail the shitty recording. Nearly everything counterculture has been pillaged and repackaged, but the shitty recording remains a floodwall against wider mainstream acceptance. With the new crop of in-the-red punkers, from Vivian Girls to Times New Viking and now…
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Music,

Hear This

Warm Wires San Francisco's Warm Wires write quirky songs more inventive than Edison patents, more infectious than strep, and more addictive than crack. On the Wires' debut, Severe Comfort, former Harm Farmer and Nest orchestrator B. Mossman's first-person lyrics draw…
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Calendar, Halloween

Suck Amok

The Duke of URL won't sit still. He's up out of his seat, he's back down, and back up again, shoving his jet-black wedge cut around like a bad toupee. It's a performance worthy of an audience, but the SOMA…
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