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Dining, Fresh Eats The Galley: Next-Level Dive Bar Grub

The Galley: Next-Level Dive Bar Grub

When I walked into Clooney's Pub at noon, no one at the bar turned around to check the door. The regulars had long since taken their seats at the bar, the baseball game was on, and the guy playing pool…
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Dining, Eat To the Brim: How Much Fancy Coffee Can San Francisco Tolerate?

To the Brim: How Much Fancy Coffee Can San Francisco Tolerate?

Hardly a week passes without another gorgeously minimalist and conspicuously sustainable coffee place opening somewhere in San Francisco, serving single-origin drip to long queues of giddy Instagrammers. Sightglass Coffee's second location, on 20th Street, may not be nearly as palatial…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters November 27-December 3, 2013

Rocky Road Article provides in-depth look at Internet drug world: This is an excellently written article, one that offers a strong overview of the situation . For those among us who frequented the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stiff Life

Stiff Life

Being home to the Cardboard Institute of Technology and a chapter of the Cardboard Tube Fighting League, San Francisco is no stranger to the beauty and versatility of pre-cycled paper products, but Venezuelan-born Cristóbal Valecillos really takes cardboard to a…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Can't Find the Bar at the Hyatt

Bouncer Can't Find the Bar at the Hyatt

There is a certain camaraderie that sets in when you are stuck on the wrong floor of a hotel with strangers. The building is holding you captive, but you band together with the common goal of finding the fire stairs.…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Searches for Authentic Caffeination at Philz

Bouncer Searches for Authentic Caffeination at Philz

You might not have noticed, but the anniversary of the Constitution just passed. Lately I have become absorbed by the idea of "originalists," those conservatives who claim to take the document at face value. They take great pride in interpreting…
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Dining, Eat Bar Gain: Small Kitchens Produce Deluxe Bar Food

Bar Gain: Small Kitchens Produce Deluxe Bar Food

"Is this a pop-up?" my dining companion shouted in between mouthfuls of a peppered duck chow fun ($11). The dish was so finessed it could have been on one of Iron Chef Chinese Chen Kenichi's winning menus, perhaps in the…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Finds the Dark Side of Mission Bowling Club

Bouncer Finds the Dark Side of Mission Bowling Club

John Stossel is a fuck-noob, but we do have him to thank for those hard-hitting shit exposés over the years. 'Twas he who first looked deep into the hole of a bowling ball to find out just exactly how much…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Starbucks' Blonde Roasts: Swing and a Miss

Fresh Eats: Starbucks' Blonde Roasts: Swing and a Miss

The trend toward light-bodied, floral, fruity coffee has finally registered with the industry's corporate giants. Earlier this month, Starbucks Coffee announced a series of "blonde" roasts. With names like "Veranda" and "Willow," the new coffees come in shiny metallic packaging…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Makes Caffeine Pals at Starbucks

Bouncer Makes Caffeine Pals at Starbucks

All the Starbucks-haters can suck it. Where else can you buy a muffin and get a receipt for a "pumpkin muff"? Sure, there is generally one ultra-perky ringleader who grates on your 7 a.m. ears like a swarm of rabid…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Watches the Neighborhood at Mix

Bouncer Watches the Neighborhood at Mix

I pass the Mix all the time, and every time I do, some good song is playing: "Heart of Glass," "Karma Police," even Television's "Marquee Moon," once. Besides the Midnight Sun, which is a rowdy, fun place to watch TV…
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Calendar, Night&Day No Relation to Hasselhoff

No Relation to Hasselhoff

Like a crass Jersey-bred Jerry Seinfeld in the grip of Adderall, Dov Davidoff is an observational comic with a manic, ADD-addled edge. His stand-up act jumps wildly from one topic to another — losing his virginity to a prostitute at…
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Music, Bouncer Tea Party Politics at Samovar Tea Lounge

Tea Party Politics at Samovar Tea Lounge

Sometimes it's nice to see how the other half lives. And by the other half, I mean those folks who go out and enjoy themselves without imbibing liquor. You know, weirdos. I suppose many of them go to the movies…
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Music, Hear This Céu

Céu

South American vocalist Céu is probably best known as a featured artist at Starbucks. But don't hold that against her. Her second Six Degrees album, Vagarosa (loose translation: laid-back), is anything but tame and middle-of-the road. The backing tracks are…
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Music, Funemployment: Jobless young San Franciscans are welcoming the worst recession of their lives with open arms. Too bad the party can't last forever.

Funemployment: Jobless young San Franciscans are welcoming the worst recession of their lives with open arms. Too bad the party can't last forever.

The text message came on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Alexis Mansinne, a 25-year-old event planner for the chic architectural magazine Dwell, was home sick with strep throat. Rolling out of bed, she perched over her laptop computer at the kitchen…
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News, Sucka Free City Too Much Nature

Too Much Nature

If you're planning to visit the California Academy of Sciences this wet holiday season, bring an umbrella and be prepared to use it — indoors. The recent rainstorms have exposed a flaw in the natural history museum's much-hyped new digs…
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Calendar, Night&Day Put Down the Credit Card and Back Away

Put Down the Credit Card and Back Away

"Stop shopping!" is the constant ministration of Reverend Billy, a political-minded New York City performance art character. He doesn't want you to starve or suffer by not shopping; he just wants you to cut out the sport-spending and think about…
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Music, Bouncer

The Orbit Room Just Needs a Bouncer's Love

There's an old '90s pop psychology saying, probably from Women Who Love Too Much or, like, The Codependent Peter Pan Who Runs with the Wolves, or whatever. Anyway, it goes like this: Are you in love with the man, or…
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Calendar, Night&Day Art Crawl

Art Crawl

S.F Open Studios is the largest program of its kind. Launched 32 years ago, it's been ushering looky-loos into workspaces since first-responders moved into the Mission and SOMA and began laying the groundwork for art scenes, warehouse conversions, and, ultimately,…
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Culture, Books Starbucks Saves Life of Michael Gates Gill, Tom Hanks To Play the Barista

Starbucks Saves Life of Michael Gates Gill, Tom Hanks To Play the Barista

In How Starbucks Saved My Life, Michael Gates Gill, son of New Yorker writer Brendan Gill, takes a long fall from grace into a green apron. Already in his 60s, Gill is diagnosed with a brain tumor, loses his job…
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