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Dining, SFoodie Monday Twelve: Oysterfest Tickets, A Book on Aperitivos

Monday Twelve: Oysterfest Tickets, A Book on Aperitivos

Oysterfest Is May 7. Chromeo Will Be There. Will You? The…
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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Up in Smoke at Occidental Cigar Club

Distillations: Up in Smoke at Occidental Cigar Club

The first cigar I ever smoked was in Havana, where I bought Cohibas on the black market from the factory guards. I fell in love, but had to keep it a long-distance relationship: Smoking too much hurts my singing voice,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dancing in the Streets

Dancing in the Streets

Every year, the throb of drums and partying wakes Mission District residents along Harrison Street at the tender hour of 10 a.m. You can be a baby about it, and roll over and try to go back to sleep, or…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Afghan Star</i>

Afghan Star

If you think it’s impossible to underestimate the cultural significance of American Idol, go see British filmmaker Havana Marking’s documentary about its Afghani imitator, a smash hit television show whose musical wannabes run the gamut of Afghanistan’s bruising ethnic divisions.…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Afghan Star</i>

Afghan Star

If you think it’s impossible to underestimate the cultural significance of American Idol, go see British filmmaker Havana Marking’s documentary about its Afghani imitator, a smash hit television show whose musical wannabes run the gamut of Afghanistan’s bruising ethnic divisions.…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of February 21

Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber (MCA) The Dick Cavett Show: Comic Legends (Shout Factory) Domino (New Line) Dorian Blues (TLA) First Descent (Universal) Left of the Dial (HBO) The Memory of a Killer (Sony) Midnight Cowboy: Two-Disc Collector's Edition…
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Summer Guide, Summer Outside the Ordinary

Outside the Ordinary

Brunching in the sunshine and dining under the stars is a light-dappled, breeze-scented culinary pleasure as old as a rustic campfire, as suave as a flute of champagne on a cliffside terrace, and as convivial as good food, lively street…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Cigar Bar

Cigar Bar & Grill 850 Montgomery (at Jackson), 398-0850, www.cigarbarandgrill.com Descending into this sublevel hideaway is like stepping back in time to a particularly festive Havana nightspot circa 1947, complete with thrumming congas, frosty Mojitos, a brick-lined courtyard, and…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Salsa Dancing

Sunday Afternoons at El Rio 3158 Mission (at Cesar Chavez), 282-3325, www.elriosf.com Pulling a mambo on El Rio's luxuriant back patio on a balmy Mission evening is probably the closest thing in San Francisco to a night in old…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

The Drive-By Truckers are the kind of band that makes big-city sissies wish they'd grown up in the South. And for those who did, the act's music is an authentic representation of the homeland -- full of conflicted charm, heartbreaking…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Mojito

Best Mojito Much of the pleasure of a good cocktail comes from the ambience in which it's savored, viz., a sweetly potent margarita among the Christmas lights of La Rondalla; a tumbler of single malt at the dark 'n' moody…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Cuban

Best Cuban Fantasy is at play here in both the overwrought but pleasing décor, meant to evoke a pre-Castro 1948 Havana, and the cooking, which is more Nuevo Latino, strictly speaking, than Cuban. But who cares when everything looks and…
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Film, Reel World

Choose Me

In one of the more shocking developments of the year, local filmmakers were nearly shut out of competition slots at next month's Sundance Film Festival. And those few who were selected should have an asterisk next to "local." Jacob Kornbluth…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Brooklyn's Mink Lungs could bring out the beleaguered parent in anyone, even those too young to remember the late-"80s golden age of slacker rock. You want to sit the band"s members down and command them to get a career going…
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Calendar, Night&Day Moore Cuba

Moore Cuba

To someone who knows little more about Cuba than what I learned during the Elian Gonzalez ordeal, Andrew Moore's portraits are a revelation. Collected in a new monograph, Inside Havana, Moore's large-scale color photos of the country's capital portray the…
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Summer Guide, Summer

Salsa Cultura (If You Go...)

SALSA NIGHTS AT CLUBS Most clubs offer a lesson before the band starts! Glas Kat (Ay Karamba) Tuesday 520 Fourth St. 495-6620 Roccapulco Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 3140 Mission 648-6611 El Rio Wednesday (sometimes -- call ahead) 3158 Mission 282-3325…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Mojito

Although the Mojito cocktail is new to many of us locals, it's not new to the world at large. The first was muddled together after World War I, probably at La Bodeguita del Medio bar in Havana (home of many…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Havana native Orlando "Cachaíto" López has bass in his blood. He stems from an incredible lineage of musicians, with an estimated 30 bassists in the family tree -- including his father Orestes and his Uncle "Cachao," who both helped pioneer…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hot Hot Hot

Hot Hot Hot

Ban Rarra likes playing with fire. The women in this 14-member Haitian-Cuban performance troupe whirl burning batons like wild island cheerleaders; the men spit and swallow flames, brush their shiny bald heads with blazing torches, and extinguish the hot props…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

High Hopes Studio execs loathe and fear nothing more than screenwriters who want to direct. (Haven't they heard of Sturges and Wilder? Then again, look what happened to Nora Ephron.) But I applaud when word wranglers grab the reins, which…
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