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Dining, SFoodie Brrr ... It's Cold in Here: 5 Frozen Drinks for Summer

Brrr ... It's Cold in Here: 5 Frozen Drinks for Summer

When I see a frozen cocktail on a menu, I have instant tunnel vision, becoming blind to all the other artfully crafted drinks on the carefully cultivated menus. A perfectly balanced Negroni made with housemade vermouth? Don’t care.…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Has a Gross Encounter at Li Po Lounge

Bouncer Has a Gross Encounter at Li Po Lounge

One must approach Chinatown with a certain cognitive dissonance. I realized this when I spent the night there recently. I left my friend's apartment to throw something out at 10 p.m. and noticed a strange movement out of the corner…
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Music, All Shook Down Lost in the Night: Sweater Funk Lures Dancers and Vinyl Heads to Li Po on a Sunday

Lost in the Night: Sweater Funk Lures Dancers and Vinyl Heads to Li Po on a Sunday

Sweater Funk Li Po Cocktail Lounge Feb 26, 2012 Better than: Whatever else you were doing last night. For many, weekend nightlife ends on Sunday morning. Not so for the dedicated crowd that frequents long-running Sunday night boogie party…
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Music, All Shook Down Exclusive: DJ Mini-Mix From Bookworms

Exclusive: DJ Mini-Mix From Bookworms

Nicholas Dawson has been hard at work for over five years on the musical project Bookworms. In that time, Dawson has churned out a couple of EPs and the full-length LP The Hidden Staircase on Solos Records, in addition to remixing local…
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Music, Bouncer Li Po Lounge: Chinatown Poem

Li Po Lounge: Chinatown Poem

Though Las Vegas is not exactly my first choice in vacation spots (or even my 139th), I do love to read about the casinos that were planned but never executed. They are always fantastic ideas, way over the top in…
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Music, Den Fathers

Den Fathers

Chinatown's Li Po Lounge — a former opium den sitting on Grant between Washington and Jackson — is one of the coolest fuckin' bars in San Francisco. Its exotic, faux-temple design makes the place look like some surreal set straight…
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Music, Pop Philosophy

24 Hour Party Poopers; A Good Haul

Sucking in the Skye Ruby Skye sucks. You probably already know this bit of information. You probably feel the tony nightclub sucks and blows, like Britney Spears trapped in a tornado. But in case you're on the fence, here's another…
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Dining, The Mix

Darling Clementine

Inner Clement Street wears a multitude of faces. You could call it the other Chinatown, Little Saigon, New Bohemia, or the place where people of every description go to browse books at Green Apple, cure their ills at the herbalist,…
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Dining, The Mix

The Mix

Chinatown is the place where you can tie one on without running into anyone you know -- assuming, of course, that you're not a local, or a regular, or in some way affiliated with the Chinatown community. It's the neighborhood…
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