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Dining, SFoodie Fairmont Hotel Takes Modern Approach to Classic Cocktails

Fairmont Hotel Takes Modern Approach to Classic Cocktails

There's a reason why the classics become classics. They're timeless, and they're damn good. In the realm of cocktails, familiar names like Martini, Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, Manhattan, immediately come to mind. If you're going to tinker with drinks like…
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News, The Snitch Neighbors Post Signs Warning Women of a Serial Groper Still at Large

Neighbors Post Signs Warning Women of a Serial Groper Still at Large

Neighbors in Nob Hill and Russian Hill are alerting the community of a serial groper. As North Beach News reports on Facebook, flyers headlined RAPIST have gone up on light poles around Nob Hill and Russian Hill, cautioning women that…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers May 7-13, 2014

BeBeBar: A mother-and-daughter team owns this Brazilian fresh juice shop, which also peddles empanadas and açai bowls with organic bananas, organic granola, and chia seeds. 3809 18th St., 203-8406. Fearless Coffee: Before opening her new resto/bar Red Dog next door,…
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Culture, Stage Solo Slump: One-Woman Shows on Capturing Love and Being in a Family That Sells It

Solo Slump: One-Woman Shows on Capturing Love and Being in a Family That Sells It

Instead of shelves of toys, she had racks of G-strings to wade through. In place of cartoons, she stumbled upon no-holds-barred erotica, and no one in her father's revolving coterie of exhibitionists, drug addicts, and "horn dick daddies" bothered to…
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Dining, Eat Aliment: Finding Comfort on Nob Hill

Aliment: Finding Comfort on Nob Hill

On Bush Street near Union Square, Aliment serves comfort food that bends towards upscale gastropub fare, like divers scallops and hangar steak. Brunch is a serious affair, with short-rib hash and a burger with bacon jam. Nob Hill is steep…
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Dining, Eat Five Pumpkin Dishes to Ring in Fall

Five Pumpkin Dishes to Ring in Fall

With a crisp evening breeze blowing the fallen orange and red leaves over your boots, San Francisco is finally embracing autumn. And if the end of summer isn't enough to convince you, we've put together a list of our favorite…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

El Techo De Lolinda: The new rooftop bar and open-air tapas lounge perched above the Mission brings new life to the old location of the Medjool rooftop deck. Lolinda's little sister with altitude has its own kitchen, is encircled by…
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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Tempts Fate at Top of the Mark

Bouncer Tempts Fate at Top of the Mark

Let's start with a little history about Top of the Mark, because I rarely lead with facts and I'm feelin' frisky. The hotel was built in 1926 on the site of the Mark Hopkins Mansion, which burned to a cinder…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Antigua Coffee Shop: 1131 Taraval, 683-3259. Parkside. Café. Aracely Restaurant: 1201 Eighth St., 437-2947. SOMA. Breakfast and brunch. Aurea: 905 California, 989-3500, aureasf.com. Nob Hill.…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. 21 Taste House: 1109 Ocean, 859-9728. Ingleside. Chinese. Antigua Coffee Shop: 1131 Taraval, 683-3259. Parkside. Café. Aracely Restaurant: 1201 Eighth St., 437-2947. SOMA. Breakfast and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Get Movin'

Get Movin'

History isn’t boring, but far too often, the person telling it is. Forget dense books about politicians that all but ensure a midday nap. Turn off the History Channel’s neverending World War II coverage. In fact, get up off the…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Chili House: 726 Clement (at Eighth Ave.), 387-2658. Inner Richmond. Chinese. Cocotte: 1521 Hyde (at Jackson), 292-4415, cocottesf.com. Nob Hill. French. Dolce Amore: 1477 Van…
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Dining, Eat

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Chili House: 726 Clement (at Eighth Ave.), 387-2658. Inner Richmond. Chinese. Cocotte: 1521 Hyde (at Jackson), 292-4415, cocottesf.com. Nob Hill. French. Dolce Amore: 1477 Van…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Cocotte: 1521 Hyde (at Jackson), 292-4415, cocottesf.com. Nob Hill. French. Company: 100 Guerrero (at 22nd St.) 374-7479, companysf.com. Mission. Mediterranean-Californian. Conam: 1653 Polk (at Clay),…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Musical Ghost Story

A Musical Ghost Story

The musical variety show The Grimaldis Are Dead spans generations of the titular family, all performers of one kind or another who also, in the words of writer/producer Dane Ballard, “all died grisly deaths.” It also straddles a variety of…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. 1058 Hoagie: 180 Seventh St. (at Mission), 552-8984, 1058hoagie.com. SOMA. Sandwiches. Andersen Bakery: 235 California (at Front), 249-0890. Financial District. Bakery and Sandwiches. Biscuit Bender:…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Acre Coffee: 525 Golden Gate (at Polk), www.acrecoffee.com. Civic Center/ Tenderloin. Coffee. Andersen Bakery: 235 California (at Front), 249-0890. Financial District. Bakery and Sandwiches. Bread…
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News, The Snitch The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Makes San Francisco Geeks' Dream Come True With Free WiFi

The Wall Street Journal Makes San Francisco Geeks' Dream Come True With Free WiFi

It's not news that publications are doing anything and everything to retain declining readership, but what is news is how far the Wall Street Journal has gone for those few extra clicks. According to media outlets, the WSJ is trying…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Finds a Carnival of Subtlety at Playland

Bouncer Finds a Carnival of Subtlety at Playland

"Where are the clowns?" I asked the bartender. Before you curse me for putting "Send in the Clowns" in your head, let me explain. I recently went to Playland, the new bar in the space that Kimo's used to occupy.…
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Calendar, Night&Day To Helen Back

To Helen Back

Euripides, like many ancient Greeks, regarded passionate love as a form of insanity. So he might not seem like the most fitting playwright around whom to center your Valentine’s Day date. But his Helen, which gets a staged reading tonight by…
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