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Dining, SFoodie Anchor Debuts a Wheat Beer Unlike One You've Ever Had Before

Anchor Debuts a Wheat Beer Unlike One You've Ever Had Before

A specific style of beer carries with it a specific set of expectations. Merely mention the words "wheat beer," and my palate recoils slightly, as it reluctantly prepares itself for a swig of something light, banana-laced and usually accompanied…
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Music, Alone No More: Will New Neighbors Tolerate Bottom of the Hill?

Alone No More: Will New Neighbors Tolerate Bottom of the Hill?

Nearly 150 years ago, the corner of 17th and Mississippi in Potrero Hill was home to the Pacific Rolling Mill Co., the largest steel producer on the West Coast. But in the 22 years since Bottom of the Hill opened…
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Dining, Eat Farley's: Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Sandwiches

Farley's: Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Sandwiches

Farley's keeps a low profile. Despite a claim to the best parklet in the East Bay, a reputable coffee program, and a golden-hearted philanthropic emphasis, the spot doesn't make a lot of fuss. But that's the charm of it. As…
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News, Lord of the Flies: Norm Gershenz Saves the Planet by Placing Bugs Upon Children

Lord of the Flies: Norm Gershenz Saves the Planet by Placing Bugs Upon Children

When a man brandishing an insect the size of a Mars Bar asks if you'll extend your hand, it's something of a loaded question. But, naturally, you do extend your hand. And it's soon loaded. The eastern lubber grasshopper is…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dancing in the Door Factory

Dancing in the Door Factory

Fans of choreographer Yuri Zhukov may be unaware of his lifelong gift for painting, but Zhukov's multiple talents will be evident on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Catharine Clark Gallery — the art space that recently moved from its downtown…
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Dining, Eat

Recent Openers

Fournée: Classic French bakery now open in Berkeley across the street from some of the Claremont's tennis courts. Frank Sally's new place is serving up staples like baguettes, levain, four types of croissants, and three choices of scones. Coffee to…
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Dining, Eat

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a place, e-mail fresheats@sfweekly.com. Barkada Bakery and Café: This new Temescal joint is pushing local coffee, tea, grains, and even meat — and by "local," it means "Oakland." Christina…
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Dining, Eat

Recent Openers

Kitchen Mojo: Replacing the shuttered Pizza Nostra in Potrero Hill, owner Winona Matsuda has opened this amalgam of cuisines with a little help from the owners of HRD Coffee Shop. Along with burgers, salads, and fries, there are unique items…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

Elmira Rosticceria: New to Civic Center is this Italian-focused rotisserie offering up sandwiches like lampredotto (a traditional Florentine tripe sandwich), roasted pork with fennel and salsa verde, and roasted eggplant with smoked mozzarella. Omelets, pastries, oatmeal and coffee from Bicycle…
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Calendar, Night&Day S.F. VS. N.Y.

S.F. VS. N.Y.

New York already has one so it’s high time San Francisco started one too, an opportunity for participants to trot out their finest and show the world what we got. We are speaking not about a fashion week but about…
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News, The Snitch Woman Shot While Hanging Her Laundry in Potrero Hill

Woman Shot While Hanging Her Laundry in Potrero Hill

Doing laundry is never a pleasant chore. It was particularly distressing for one San Francisco woman who was shot while washing her clothes. Police say the 49-year-old woman got caught in crossfire early this morning as she hung her clothes…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pier In

Pier In

Despite being one of the oldest San Francisco neighborhoods, Dogpatch, the half-residential, half-industrial enclave along the eastern waterfront, is also one that is perpetually undergoing transition. Escaping both the 1906 earthquake and fires that ravaged the city and the dot-com…
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News, The Snitch Constantine Boyko Identified as Man Killed in Weekend Motorcycle Accident

Constantine Boyko Identified as Man Killed in Weekend Motorcycle Accident

Medical authorities have identified the man who was killed while riding his motorcycle near Potrero Hill as 25-year-old Constantine Boyko. On Saturday about 9:15 a.m., Boyko was riding eastbound along Cesar Chavez between Evans and Pennsylvania when he collided head-on…
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Music, Hear This Phono Del Sol: Show Preview

Phono Del Sol: Show Preview

If you want to know what a perfect small-scale music festival looks like, look no further than Phono Del Sol, presented by local music site The Bay Bridged. This daytime gathering in Potrero Hill is affordable, all ages, and comes…
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News, The Snitch Man Shot Sunday in Potrero Hill Dies

Man Shot Sunday in Potrero Hill Dies

A 23-year-old man died Tuesday morning from injuries he received after being shot in the Potrero Hill neighborhood on Sunday morning. According to press reports, the man was in the back seat of a car that was dropping someone off…
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Dining, SFoodie Ecco Coffee's Potrero Hill Cafe Finally To Open ... Some Day

Ecco Coffee's Potrero Hill Cafe Finally To Open ... Some Day

Almost two years ago Sonoma's Ecco Coffee was seemingly about to explode onto the streets of San Francisco. Chicago coffee giant Intelligentsia had announced an acquisition of the little company started by Andrew Barnett in 2006, and word was that…
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News, The Snitch Woman Beaten on Muni in Apparent Hate Crime

Woman Beaten on Muni in Apparent Hate Crime

Police are trying to track down a female who allegedly assaulted another woman on Muni, and told witnesses she attacked her fellow passenger because of their "racial differences."The alleged hate crime happened just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday when the victim --…
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Calendar, Night&Day They Built This City

They Built This City

San Francisco experienced such a population boom during the Gold Rush that it had to physically expand using landfill created atop the scuttled, docked ships of stranded prospectors who came here from around the world but failed to strike it…
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News, Sucka Free City Get Missed: How to Make a Missed Connection in San Francisco

Get Missed: How to Make a Missed Connection in San Francisco

"We chatted. I drooled you smiled. Let's meet again. Somewhere with a table would be nice." So it goes at Craigslist's Missed Connections (MC), where strangers who hope that their initial failure to connect can be remedied by recalling the…
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News, The Snitch Will Tech IPOs Drive Hyper-Gentrification of Southern Neighborhoods?

Will Tech IPOs Drive Hyper-Gentrification of Southern Neighborhoods?

The dot-com boom and bust of the late 1990s left an indelible mark on the southeastern portion of San Francisco. SOMA, a neighborhood formerly known for furniture warehouses, nightclubs and a few leather bars, rapidly morphed into a landscape of…
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