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Dining, SFoodie Thursday Six: Someone at SXSW Ripped Off Curry Up Now, Delarosa's "Happy Meal"

Thursday Six: Someone at SXSW Ripped Off Curry Up Now, Delarosa's "Happy Meal"

Laughing Monk Brewery Opens in the Bayview I guarantee your Lyft driver…
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Music, All Shook Down Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here's a Playlist of Good Irish Songs -- And No U2

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here's a Playlist of Good Irish Songs -- And No U2

It's St. Patrick's Day. Naturally, you need something to listen to while you sip Guinness and eat corned beef. But you don't want to listen to U2, because -- well, you just don't. So! We (with the help of an…
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Music, Hear This

Flogging Molly: Show Preview

If you're not quite sure what you're doing for St. Patrick's Day, we suggest you celebrate it eight days early with Celtic rockers Flogging Molly. Dublin-born vocalist Dave King brings the true flavor of the old country with his broad-accented…
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News, The Snitch It's St. Patrick's Day; Drink a Guinness or Two

It's St. Patrick's Day; Drink a Guinness or Two

This Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, so, yes, you have a really good excuse to get wasted and be hungover Sunday. But if you aren't into celebrating the Irish saints by pounding Guinness and other Irish libations, there's some sober…
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Music, All Shook Down Irish Song Lyrics Rule: 10 Great Lines From Irish Musicians

Irish Song Lyrics Rule: 10 Great Lines From Irish Musicians

We'll leave the debates over why the Irish are such champions of the written word -- Is it the island's strong oral traditions surrounding the seanchai, or storyteller? The rich vein of Celtic folklore? The really awesome beer? -- to…
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Dining, SFoodie Is Peet's Really Selling Out? Is the Salad Bar Really a Scam?

Is Peet's Really Selling Out? Is the Salad Bar Really a Scam?

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. The big piece of gossip today, which originated on a blog called dealReporter, is that Peet's is in talks to sell itself…
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Dining, SFoodie Tonight: Off the Grid Upper Haight Wears Green. No, Not That Kind of Green

Tonight: Off the Grid Upper Haight Wears Green. No, Not That Kind of Green

Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, right? Especially if you were able to find that forest-green American Apparel hoody this morning behind all those jeans belt-looped to the wall hooks. Even food-truck vendors skew Irish on Mar. 17, no matter…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Free Taxi Rides Offered Tonight for St. Patrick's Day Revelers

Free Taxi Rides Offered Tonight for St. Patrick's Day Revelers

People who have a bit too much to drink tonight and would rather not drive home will be able to get a free cab ride. Under a program called Safe and Sober, adults who've been drinking will be provided a…
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Dining, SFoodie Local Mission Eatery's Turning 1, the Irish Way

Local Mission Eatery's Turning 1, the Irish Way

Local Mission Eatery's First Anniversary and St. Patrick's Day Dinner Where: Local Mission Eatery, 3111 24th St. (at Folsom), 655-3422 When: Thu., Mar. 17, 5:30-10 p.m.; walk-ins only Cost: $10 per plate of food, $2 Trumer pilsners; regular wine and…
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Dining, SFoodie Tonight: St. Patrick's Day for Grown-Ups

Tonight: St. Patrick's Day for Grown-Ups

Irish California: An Evening with the California Historical Society Collection Where: California Historical Society, 678 Mission (at Annie), 357-1848 When: Tonight, Mar. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $4 suggested donation The rundown: You're over St. Patrick's Day, we get it. It's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Blow the Man Down

Blow the Man Down

The little red-lit hole in the wall at 20th and Valencia has slowly been morphing into ship shape from its former life as a punk-wrecked Victorian beer hall. On St. Patrick's Day, the whole place is likely to set sail,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fitness for What?

Fitness for What?

We didn't see this one coming: The St. Patrick's Day Fitness Crawl. On the face of it, it seems all wrong -- the middle of March in a drinkin' town ought to be reserved for unhealthy activities, not show-offy strength…
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Calendar, Night&Day Psychobilly St. Patrick's Day

Psychobilly St. Patrick's Day

You don't like the color green, tiny men, or beer (Wait, what are we talking about? Everyone likes beer.) But you do like experimental psychobilly rock 'n' roll blues. Armed with a guitar, sleigh bells, and a kick drum the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist St. Patrick's Day Includes Irish History, Music, Dance, Drinks at NightLife

St. Patrick's Day Includes Irish History, Music, Dance, Drinks at NightLife

San Francisco has numerous St. Patrick's Day traditions. One of them is going to an Irish bar and being part of a drunken mass so huge that you can all incidentally wander (stagger?) into a main thoroughfare such as Geary…
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Music, All Shook Down St. Patrick's Day for the Family: How To Avoid PG-13 Drinking Songs and Worse

St. Patrick's Day for the Family: How To Avoid PG-13 Drinking Songs and Worse

Dad Rock is a new column in which Ryan Foley will attempt to look at pop music and pop culture from the precipice of middle age. If he ultimately leaps, it's because tiny hands ruined his Galaxie 500 vinyl. Accusations…
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Calendar, Night&Day Éire by the Bay

Éire by the Bay

San Francisco's Irish heritage is omnipresent. Among other things, the city has countless Irish pubs, the Irish Film Festival, and a newspaper (The Irish Herald). One of our famous local barkeeps is said to have traveled to Shannon in the…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Pulling back from the pain bar at the Chieftain

Bouncer: Pulling back from the pain bar at the Chieftain

The oft-told definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. But there is also a different school of thought. There was once an experiment with rats in cages. Every time a rat hit…
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News, The Snitch Real Irish Not Dancing Jig Over Bawdy St. Patrick's Day Hi-Jinks

Real Irish Not Dancing Jig Over Bawdy St. Patrick's Day Hi-Jinks

Bridget McManus' sister-in-law is in town from Ireland this week. And, as you can imagine, today is a momentous day for an Irish visitor. Naturally, she went to church first thing in the morning. After all -- it is St.…
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News, The Snitch St. Patrick's Day Drunks Beware: Cops Urge You To Take Muni -- Or Else

St. Patrick's Day Drunks Beware: Cops Urge You To Take Muni -- Or Else

Even as the governor spat on a plan that would have brought $36 million to Muni, the beleaguered transit service did get a boost -- a traffic cop has urged city inebriates to patronize the service. That's got to be…
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Dining, SFoodie Corned Beef Worthy of a Saint: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

Corned Beef Worthy of a Saint: Your SFoodie Lunch Planner

Weds., March 17, 2010 Pinch us: Pal's Jeff Mason called us last week to let us know that his partner, sandwich master David Knopp, was planning something drop-dead Irish for today, the day guys bust out shirts in shades of…
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