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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Six: Sababa Opens Downtown

Wednesday Six: Sababa Opens Downtown

Agave Uptown Opens in Uptown Oakland June 13 Octavio Diaz's Oaxacan restaurant Agave Uptown will open at 2135 Franklin in…
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Dining, SFoodie Teleferic Barcelona: Tapas That Are Worth the Trip

Teleferic Barcelona: Tapas That Are Worth the Trip

Twenty-two years ago, Soledad Urabayen introduced the people of Barcelona to art of the pincho,(a two-bite bar snack native to the Basque country of Northern Spain) when she opened the restaurant RONDES (now Telefèric Sant Cugat) in the village of Sant…
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Calendar, Night&Day So Eccentric

So Eccentric

Smuin Ballet rounds off its 20th anniversary season with its "XXcentric Spring Dance Series," making its first stop on its tour of the Bay Area at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts before heading to theaters in Walnut…
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Culture, Kill Your Television Behind the Scenes: The Power of TV Psychics

Behind the Scenes: The Power of TV Psychics

"You sure you want to know, Katy?" says my friend Megan. She sees dead people, and has since she was a little girl. She's just told me that she has seen "presences" in my house. Do I want to know…
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Dining, Eat The Bird and the Breading: Fried Chicken Nights Are Popular Every Day of the Week

The Bird and the Breading: Fried Chicken Nights Are Popular Every Day of the Week

In 2005, Cookie Monster began treating his obsessive tendencies with Paxil and announced that cookies were now a sometime food, not an anytime food. Not long after, San Francisco chefs began feeling the same way about fried chicken. Over the…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Encounters a Jokester at the Page

Bouncer Encounters a Jokester at the Page

I have spent a fair amount of time talking about bars in this town that seem to have an eerie presence, as if they were built on an Indian burial mound or something. You walk into one and immediately want…
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News, The Snitch Ellen Burleigh: I-5 Strangler Victim's Remains Found 30 Years Later

Ellen Burleigh: I-5 Strangler Victim's Remains Found 30 Years Later

Anyone who was in Northern California during the late 1970s remembers the paralyzing fear many had when the notorious I-5 strangler was on the loose. The serial killer was known for kidnapping, raping, and murdering women. One of his many…
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News, The Snitch Judge Slams Jesuits for "Sham" Efforts to Control Pedophile Priest Donald McGuire

Judge Slams Jesuits for "Sham" Efforts to Control Pedophile Priest Donald McGuire

An Illinois judge sharply criticized the Jesuit order in a ruling issued yesterday for not taking adequate steps to rein in defrocked priest and twice-convicted child molester Donald McGuire, asserting that McGuire was preying on teenage boys "right under the…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Breakfasts in Sin at the Pork Store

Bouncer Breakfasts in Sin at the Pork Store

A couple of weeks back I went to a barbecue thrown by evangelical Christians. If you ever have a chance to do such a thing, I highly recommend it. My younger cousin, whom I love dearly, is very devout, and…
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News, Sucka Free City Antismoking Bill May Mean the End of Hookah Houses

Antismoking Bill May Mean the End of Hookah Houses

California's last governor was so committed to lighting up that he kept a cigar tent outside his office, vetoed the state-park beach smoking ban, and even went out of his way to demonstrate that the occasional Cuban won't impair a…
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News, The Snitch Baylinks: German Tourist, Treasure Island, Picketing

Baylinks: German Tourist, Treasure Island, Picketing

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News, The Snitch Pro-Johannes Mehserle Rally Still On For Today

Pro-Johannes Mehserle Rally Still On For Today

Despite legions of Bay Area residents' simultaneously thinking "this will end poorly," the mysterious organizers of today's pro-Johannes Mehserle rally in Walnut Creek are still moving full speed ahead. Demonstrators are scheduled to rally today at 2 p.m.in favor of…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Links: Sex Appeal, Mattress Money & Mad EMTs

Bay Links: Sex Appeal, Mattress Money & Mad EMTs

Late-night bicycle burrito delivery? Goodbye, waistline.…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Serious About Fun Not Walnut Creek!: It's sad that the venerable SF Weekly would become the mouthpiece of the San Francisco Police Department and its multipronged War on Fun . This attack on the…
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News, The Snitch Mad Cow: S.F. Judge Rules City Not Liable For Belligerent Bovine

Mad Cow: S.F. Judge Rules City Not Liable For Belligerent Bovine

A woman trampled by an angry cow during a nature walk is entitled to sympathy -- but not compensation -- ruled a San Francisco District Court judge. In October of 2007, hiker Jo Dee Schmidt was mauled by a cow…
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Music, Donovan Quinn: lover of poetry, women, and heartache

Donovan Quinn: lover of poetry, women, and heartache

"Some people call it surreal," says Donovan Quinn, talking about his new solo album. "But it's more about examining all the weirdness that draws me to heartbreak. It's about wondering why I'm a screwed-up, weird little dude." In reality, Quinn…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Franc D'Ambrosio's Hollywood

D'Ambrosio returns to Walnut Creek with his all-new, critically acclaimed one-man show.…
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Dining, Eat Small Plates, Big Array

Small Plates, Big Array

I'm not wholly sold on the idea of small plates as a completely satisfying dining experience, especially when the plates themselves look like dollhouse versions of complicated fancy fare, rather than the straightforward Spanish tapas that inspired the fashion. When…
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Dining, Dish Enchanted

DeLessio Is More

God, I love summer in San Francisco. Shivering in head-to-toe fleece with a lukewarm cup of coffee as giant gusts of icy, garbage-laden mist lash me like a wet bullwhip, blowing my car door shut with the keys locked inside.…
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News, Dog Bites

Dog Bites

Rocking and Rolling Another weekend, another protest march. On Sunday morning, Dog Bites wasn't necessarily feeling too enthusiastic about being vertical, let alone walking more than a few blocks. Still, we'd heard Artists for Earthquakes was going to be making…
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