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Dining, Eat Biergarten: Now with 100 Percent More Burgers

Biergarten: Now with 100 Percent More Burgers

Parker Vaughan was flipping his signature patties at the company picnic when his employees decided to give it a whirl back at work. After all, hamburgers find their origins in Hamburg, Germany. Now, Biergarten brings burgers alongside beer and brats…
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Calendar, Night&Day Free-Market Biological Warfare

Free-Market Biological Warfare

Margaret Hamburg deals with life and death on a global scale. As head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, she’s at the confluence of extremely powerful forces. One is the multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry. Another, the agricultural industry and food…
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Dining, SFoodie Gaumenkitzel: North German Restaurant and Bakery Headed for Berkeley

Gaumenkitzel: North German Restaurant and Bakery Headed for Berkeley

Gaumenkitzel, a restaurant and bakery specializing in the food of North Germany is slated to open in Berkeley later this month. "It means 'delight for the taste buds,' literally 'tickle the taste buds,'" owner Anja Voth tells SFoodie. Voth and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dramatic Understatement

Dramatic Understatement

Local actor Dan Wolf got an important letter from his grandfather; unfortunately, it had been delayed a little. "I got the letter 15 years after he died," Wolf explained in a recent phone interview. Not one to dwell on the…
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Culture, Stage The Dark Forest

The Dark Forest

When The Black Rider premiered 14 years ago in Hamburg, I was living in Munich, where for some reason tickets weren't available; there was no Ticketmeister (or whatever) in Germany. I figured just going to Hamburg with the idea of…
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Culture, Stage Swing Lower

Swing Lower

When the swing-dance movement (along with the stock market) flagged at the turn of this century, another retro fashion was starting to rise. Burlesque, vaudeville, cabaret, boom-boom -- all these manifestations of the Jazz Age's underbelly have made a comeback,…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

The members of local rap group Felonious have often used their creative endeavors as platforms for soulful communication, ably serving as ambassadors of hip hop culture. Whether bringing the art of vocal percussion to a whole new audience through the…
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Film, Reel World

Out of Sight

The Lumiere may close for its promised seismic retrofitting and other improvements (Reel World, July 17) as soon as Thursday, Nov. 14, after the last show. Since the Lumiere's owner, Landmark Theatres, is loath to lose screens right now --…
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Music, Collision Course

Collision Course

According to the liner notes on the Dukes of Hamburg's Some Folks, the group was a German "beat band" that played in the early '60s. Like the Beatles, the combo performed anarchic covers of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley tunes…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bare Minimum

Bare Minimum

Minimalism is by definition abstract and geometric, a style stripped down to its basic elements. It's not surprising, then, that German-American artist Eva Hesse would have been attracted to such a stark technique; her life was dramatic enough. Born in…
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Music, Record Review

Review

Faust Ravvivando (Klangbad) Three decades after the members of Faust met in Hamburg, Germany, a new album by the krautrock kingpins even existing in 1999 is an accomplishment. It being one of their strongest offerings to date is a welcome…
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Music,

The House of Tudor

Insidious harassment, inscrutable bureaucracy, and abrupt club closures produce frustrated outrage and despairing queasiness, sensations with which the hip-hop community has had to contend from day one. It's no small feat for a hip-hop club to last 52 weeks in…
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