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Music, Bouncer

Reborn at Harry Denton's Starlight Room

Lately I've been having strange dreams where I am either reborn or am amid death and dying. In the "reborn" situations, I travel down a shaft and emerge as a little baby. The death themes are more interesting. The other…
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News, Sucka Free City

Hands Out

Others may call it charity or philanthropy, but one entrepreneur looked at San Franciscans' penchant for giving away money and called it a business opportunity. Behold: Benefit, a glossy new magazine devoted to S.F.'s "lifestyle of giving." People who write…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Taco

Nick's Crispy Tacos 1500 Broadway (at Polk), 409-8226 If you've never ordered a taco from Nick's, you're probably going to make a mistake, so listen up: After you say, "Carnitas taco, please" (the place sells other meat, but it's…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Place to Lose Your Heart

Harry Denton's Starlight Room 450 Powell (at Bush), 395-8595, www.harrydenton.com Draped with chandeliers and silk and done up in ruby red and gold tones to create a 1930s opulence, the Starlight Room (formerly the Starlight Roof) occupies the 21st floor…
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Dining, Dish Enchanted

The Baja Way

Readers, please forgive me for what you're about to receive. It's an anecdote about my 2 1/2-year-old son, a subject I've resisted writing about until now because I'm aware that nothing turns moderate interest into flip-to-the-sex-column boredom faster than stories…
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Dining, Side Dish

The Dining Depression

Denton Days Aren't Here Again Gone are the wild hook-up nights at Harry Denton's on Steuart Street, where the 6,000-square-foot dine-and-dance pickup joint once packed in the off-duty secretaries and suits. In its place is Ozumo, featuring contemporary Japanese cuisine,…
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Dining, Eat Ready for Takeoff

Ready for Takeoff

Human beings don't want to eat in airports. We find ourselves in airports, wanting to eat, but we don't always go away happy. Of course, it doesn't have to be that way, and now travelers at SFO have more than…
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Dining, Side Dish

Side Dish

DudAll right, enough already. So we all survived the big ppffft that was the San Francisco New Year's Eve. The night was less eventful than a normal busy Friday evening in August; a few restaurants had to handwrite tickets and…
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Dining, The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

So I was on my way to Harry Denton's house, and who should I see parked in the window of Uncle Vito's Pizzeria at Bush and Powell but the famous San Francisco Brown Twins, Marian and Vivian, who've been eluding…
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Dining, Side Dish

Side Dish

Excuse the ice pack and cucumber slices -- Harry just rolled in from last night's party. Harry Denton's on Steuart Street has closed its doors after a long run in the Harbor Court Hotel, and we sent it out in…
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Dining, Eat

Side Dish

In Living Color Harry was there with all the other swells who shelled out the clams for the triumphant return. I speak of the Black & White Ball and one fun, wind-swept night at the Civic Center. The grub was…
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Dining, Eat

Finally Fusion

La Moone 533 Jackson (at Columbus), 392-1999. Open Tuesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 6 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 to 11 p.m. Reservations strongly advised. The restaurant is not wheelchair accessible. Parking:…
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Dining, Eat

Industry: Working 9 to 5 (a.m.)

It is just after 2 a.m. in the VIP room at "Release," and Martel and Nabiel are hard at work. Of course, to the untrained eye, Martel and Nabiel don't appear to be working -- at the moment, they are…
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Music,

Riff Raff

Kickin' It Live With Harry Denton Last week, a motley array of local bands found themselves in an unlikely spot -- Harry Denton's Starlight Room, 21 stories high above Union Square at the top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.…
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Music,

The House of Tudor

Solo performer Jeff DeMark was lured by love from his cozy hometown of Madison, Wis., to the freakish shores of San Francisco. Of course, it didn't take long for his love affair to end up in the shitter, leaving DeMark…
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Dining, Eat

Dish

Cyberchefs for Charity If you thought that the chief glory of the Internet was being able to download pornography from Danish Web sites, you can assuage your secret shame -- and pick up some new recipes -- by checking out…
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