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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Livin' It Up at the Hotel Utah

Distillations: Livin' It Up at the Hotel Utah

What did you do for New Year's? Print deadlines march to an indifferent drummer, so the question is still theoretical at the moment I'm writing this. I'm one of those people who takes more delight in the vast field of…
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Music, Fat Mike Means Business: NOFX's Frontman Talks New Year's Debauchery

Fat Mike Means Business: NOFX's Frontman Talks New Year's Debauchery

Fat Mike is way more responsible than you think he is. He's like that guy who got you high every day before math class, yet mysteriously aced the final you failed, neglecting to inform you that he was hitting the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Brunch Beneath the Sheets

Brunch Beneath the Sheets

Dedicated club kids love to dismiss New Year's Eve as "amateur hour." In their world, the real partiers hit the dancefloor every weekend, stay out all night on a Tuesday if it means catching their favorite DJ, and always,…
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Dining, Eat Eiji: Finding New Year's Solace in Homey Japanese Cooking

Eiji: Finding New Year's Solace in Homey Japanese Cooking

We've come to the time of reckoning when we must atone for our sins of holiday over-indulgence. Seeking an antidote to the culinary three-ring circus of December, I headed to Eiji, a tiny Japanese restaurant on the edge of the…
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Music, Hear This Justin Vandervolgen: Show Preview

Justin Vandervolgen: Show Preview

Screw the Rose Bowl — there's dancing to do. Long-running San Francisco nightlife institution No Way Back continues its tradition of early-morning New Year's Day events with a special 6 o'clock party. Headlining the festivities is New York disco badass…
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Music, Bouncer Seeking and Finding Shithole Glory at the Lucky Spot

Seeking and Finding Shithole Glory at the Lucky Spot

And so it was on the first day of 2012 that I found myself inside a bar that had called to me on many occasions. Yet until now my soul had not been ready to heed the clarion. I speak…
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News, The Snitch Don't Ring in the New Year with Gunfire

Don't Ring in the New Year with Gunfire

The San Francisco division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is asking all you trigger-happy people to please refrain from ringing in 2012 with celebratory gun shots -- it's just not safe. And if you don't believe us,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ring in the Recovery

Ring in the Recovery

The customary way to welcome the New Year is to tie one on, get loaded — or hammered, blotto, three sheets to the wind, or whatever your preferred phrase for excessive debauchery may be. But among career drinkers, New Year's…
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News, Sucka Free City

We're Not So Resolute

What New Year's resolutions have San Franciscans already broken? • To not hit so many pedestrians • To stop tampering with DNA evidence • To not ride our fixies down the hill • To buy only eggs of color •…
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Music, All Shook Down Reality Check: The Past Decade At A Glance

Reality Check: The Past Decade At A Glance

Future-minded Gawker affiliate io9 has compiled a lil' infographic, all the more pregnant in its brevity, about how the world changed between 2000 and 2010. Our population grew by nearly a billion people in just ten years? Spine-tingly-dingling.…
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Dining, SFoodie Is Your Champagne Unworthy of a Toast? Turn It into Cocktails

Is Your Champagne Unworthy of a Toast? Turn It into Cocktails

If the idea of dropping a Benjamin on a couple of nice bottles of Champagne isn't something you're ready to do yet, or if you find yourself with a supply of sparkling wine you don't want to spend the evening…
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Dining, SFoodie Enough Already with the End-of-Year and End-of-Decade Lists!

Enough Already with the End-of-Year and End-of-Decade Lists!

For the past two months, we've seen so many silly end-of-year and end-of-decade lists rolling across our computer screens -- via Facebook, blogs, newspapers -- we're inclined to compile our own silly list of our least favorite ones. For starters,…
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Dining, SFoodie A Taste of Collards, Black-Eyed Peas, and Optimism: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

A Taste of Collards, Black-Eyed Peas, and Optimism: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

Fri., Jan. 1, 2010 You're at the threshold of another year of eating: Don't squander the moment on indifferent diner scrambles or -- god forbid -- the Starbucks muffin. Instead, get yourself to Brenda's for a taste of New Year's…
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Music, All Shook Down 2009 in Photos: It's Been a Great One S.F.

2009 in Photos: It's Been a Great One S.F.

We just flew in from 2009, and boy are our arms tired. In case you need evidence, check out our various "Best of the Year" photos below. See you in 2010! …
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Dining, SFoodie What 2009 Tasted Like in San Francisco: SFoodie's Countdown of the Top 10 Alternative Food Trends

What 2009 Tasted Like in San Francisco: SFoodie's Countdown of the Top 10 Alternative Food Trends

Just 'cuz it's New Year's, when lists are as common as iPhone inboxes packed with morning-after sexts from guys whose names draw a total blank, here it is: our convenient summary of SFoodie's countdown of 2009 alternative foodie trends in…
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Dining, SFoodie A Cassoulet Made for Reflection: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

A Cassoulet Made for Reflection: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 For some reason cassoulet, the slow-cooked, meat-packed bean gratin originally from Southwest France, has become a New Year's tradition. No better place to experience it locally than Le Central, where the cassoulet is said to have…
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Dining, Eat Tea from Two

Tea from Two

The holiday madness is winding down. We're approaching that delicious hammock between Christmas and New Year's, during which we can indulge ourselves a little. Perhaps you'll troll the après-Noël sales, looking for something for yourself rather than for others. Maybe…
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Music, All Shook Down Mars Volta New Year's Schedule Gets PB Wolf

Mars Volta New Year's Schedule Gets PB Wolf

News of the our favorite Mexican prog metal screamers' New Year's date just gets better with today's announcement that Peanut Butter Wolf and some others have been added to the now 7-hour event. Bringing back the classic marathon New…
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Music, All Shook Down New Mars Volta Single Releases Today on iTunes

New Mars Volta Single Releases Today on iTunes

Before you go all nuts and apeshit at The Mars Volta New Year's costume party, get familiar with their latest single off the upcoming album, "Wax Simulacra," because it just came out today on iTunes. I know it's not…
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Dining, Eat Poetic Food

Poetic Food

In April my fancy lightly turns to thoughts of poetry. This is partly because all around me the Earth is bursting into bloom, brilliant orange poppies nodding in the yard, sweet jasmine perfuming the air, and I stroll through the…
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