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News, The Snitch Big-Money Condo Tower Presents Itself as a Champion of Working-Class San Franciscans

Big-Money Condo Tower Presents Itself as a Champion of Working-Class San Franciscans

NIMBYs will want to re-up on their blood pressure meds, because San Francisco’s ever-growing skyline may be about to grow a little more. Tishman Speyer, the developers behind the Studio Gang-designed condo tower planned for Folsom Street — you know,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist THURSDAY: The Quieter Side of Drag, at TenderBears

THURSDAY: The Quieter Side of Drag, at TenderBears

Miley Cyrus’ VMA set showed drag at its most bombastic, there is another dimension to gender performance that doesn’t necessarily involve confetti cannons and several seasons’ worth of Drag Race contestants. It involves poetry, acoustic guitars, and bearded ladies…
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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Powered by Passion at Jamber Wine Pub

Distillations: Powered by Passion at Jamber Wine Pub

The Jamber Wine Pub, on Folsom, was virtually empty when I arrived ­— but, to be fair, I'd come much too early in the afternoon for drinking. Honestly, what the hell was I doing there at all? I was in…
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Music, Scene Change: How to Help the S.F. Music Scene

Scene Change: How to Help the S.F. Music Scene

A few weeks ago, we ran a cover story asking whether the music scene in San Francisco is doomed ­— whether high housing costs and the resulting exodus of musicians were drying up what has long been a famously vibrant…
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Dining, Eat Drink 2014: Nightlife Listings

Drink 2014: Nightlife Listings

21 Club: The 21 Club is one of the last remaining bastions of Tenderloin dive bar living. This small liquor den — at the untouristy intersection of Turk and Taylor — serves stiff drinks and frothy beers to a diverse…
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Dining, Recent Openings

SF Weekly Recent Openers February 26-March 4, 2014

Horner's Corner: Noe Valley's latest bistro (in the space formerly known as Noe's Bar) has a New American menu that prominently features pizzas from its brick oven. It's also offering brunch right out of the gate, and its activity-filled kids…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mac daddy for the leather daddies

Mac daddy for the leather daddies

The phrase "only in San Francisco" gets tossed around a lot. But there are very few events that can honestly be described as happening only in San Francisco, and Folsom Street Fair is one of them. It's one of…
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Dining, Eat Summer Guide 2013: Where to Get Your Grilling Essentials

Summer Guide 2013: Where to Get Your Grilling Essentials

4505 Meats This young, family-owned butcher shop in the Mission is ready to sell you some meaty crowd-pleasers like steak and bacon-studded hot dogs for your Independence Day feast. Plus, you can score grass-fed beef and vegetable dog chow for…
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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Declares Jukebox Isolationism at Lounge Azucar

Bouncer Declares Jukebox Isolationism at Lounge Azucar

Well hola, Lounge Azúcar. The place is cute, sort of like Central Perk on Friends but with a Latin flavor. It's filled with mismatched sofas and easy chairs and tables, and there's a small bar at the back. There were…
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Music, Drink 2013: Dance Music Goes Live at S.F. Clubs

Drink 2013: Dance Music Goes Live at S.F. Clubs

DJs may soon need to cede the dance floor — there's a new movement in town, and it's all about playing live. Laptop producers and hardware fanatics alike are emerging from their studios to treat dance floors to densely textured…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. 21 Taste House: 1109 Ocean, 859-9728. Ingleside. Chinese. The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen: 2400 Harrison, theamericansf.com. Mission. Sandwiches. Bancarella: 350 Post, 924-7478, rulli.com. Union Square/…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. 4505 Meats Butcher Shop: 1909 Mission (at 15th St.), 255-3094, 4505meats.com. Mission. Butcher shop. The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen: 2400 Harrison, theamericansf.com. Mission. Sandwiches. Bancarella:…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. 4505 Meats Butcher Shop: 1909 Mission (at 15th St.), 255-3094, 4505meats.com. Mission. Butcher shop. The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen: 2400 Harrison, theamericansf.com. Mission. Sandwiches. Bancarella:…
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News, Sucka Free City

That Sinking Feeling: Mission Parks Have a Water Problem

San Francisco is a city that loves its nature — most of the time. While some neighborhoods have hills and some neighborhoods have feral green birds, the Mission floods. In heavy rains, like the November and December storms, homeowners and…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Cafe du Soleil: 345 Third St. (at Folsom), 699-6154. SOMA. Café. Chocolate Lab: 801 22nd St. (at Tennessee), 489-2881, chocolatelabsf.com. Dogpatch. Chocolate shop. Gung Ho:…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Cafe du Soleil: 345 Third St. (at Folsom), 699-6154. SOMA. Café. Capo's: 641 Vallejo (at Stockton), 986-8998, sfcapos.com. North Beach. Italian. Chipotle Mexican Grill: 211…
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Dining, Eat 1058 Hoagie: Still Building a Sandwich on Par with Deli Board

1058 Hoagie: Still Building a Sandwich on Par with Deli Board

The Bay Area has been home to countless culinary innovations, but if there's one area where our friends back East have us beat, it's sandwich engineering. The hot pastrami, the Reuben, the submarine — they're all simple blueprints we follow…
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Calendar, Night&Day All Hallow's Evening

All Hallow's Evening

Who says Halloween is no fun since they cancelled the Castro? This is still San Francisco, and this year Halloween (and the week leading up to it) has a veritable cornucopia of events to feed your fright fix. If you…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Up Your Alley Fair Keeps Folsom Wholesome

Up Your Alley Fair Keeps Folsom Wholesome

Imagine a cinematic battle set in medieval times, where two sides of hardened men square off while their leader gives them a heroic and courageous speech. Well, Up Your Alley Fair is kind of like that, but all the…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. 144 King Art Cafe: 144 King (at Second St.). SOMA. Café. 1058 Hoagie: 1058 Folsom (at Sixth St.). SOMA. Sandwiches. Dixie: 1 Letterman (at Lyon),…
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