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Calendar, Night&Day what kind of bird are you?

what kind of bird are you?

Moonrise Kingdom is a story of forbidden love, a story of leaving it all behind, and a story of staring authority in the face, then sticking a thumb squarely in its eye. The film follows a 12-year-old orphan, one…
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Calendar, Night&Day Gaming the System

Gaming the System

San Francisco is overflowing with a bounty of hidden gems. The folks at Watson Adventures want to show you a few of 'em. Founded in the early '90s, Watson Adventures was created as a means of helping participants enjoy the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Kerouac's Sicilian Dog

Kerouac's Sicilian Dog

Our first experience with the San Francisco Pet Owner came during a walk through Hayes Valley. A woman exclaimed, "Look Amy! A corgi!" We initially thought she was addressing a child, but upon further investigation we discovered the woman was…
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Dining, SFoodie Bottle Cap: First-ish Look

Bottle Cap: First-ish Look

Unlike most of the fooderati, we went to the second night of the soft opening of Bottle Cap, the new restaurant in the old Washington Square Bar & Grill space (1707 Powell at Union). The Chronicle has already written two…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Weekly's Seven-Day Dish

SF Weekly's Seven-Day Dish

Around Town: When Nick Fasanella opens a new restaurant, people get excited. After all, he's the man behind one of the best taco joints this side of the border: Nick's Crispy Tacos (1500 Broadway at Polk) in Russian Hill.…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Place to Learn Tai Chi

Every morning dozens of people get up early to participate in communal tai chi and qigong classes in Washington Square Park. Some of the larger groups have more than 50 people; many individuals, wary of appearing too interested, follow…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Place to Learn Tai Chi

Washington Square Park Columbus & Union Every morning dozens of people get up early to participate in communal tai chi and qigong classes in Washington Square Park. Some of the larger groups have more than 50 people; many individuals, wary…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Place to Learn a Romance Language

San Francisco Italian Athletic Club 1630 Stockton (at Union), 781-0165, www.sfiac.org Put to rest your questions about what goes on behind the heavy wooden door and red-and-white facade of this North Beach institution and step inside for un po' di…
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Dining, Eat A Delectable Discovery

A Delectable Discovery

My dinner with Lee at Mangarosa, a brand-new Brazilian-Italian restaurant in North Beach, started out with several strikes against it. I had to circle the block three long and torturous times before spotting her on the sidewalk outside her office,…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Down Under

Down Under

FRI 4/16 They're minuscule, spineless, blind, sluggish, and stupid; we barely notice when we crush them beneath our feet. Yet earthworms are crucial to our ecosystem. With their ingeniously designed bodies they plow through soil, enriching it with their precious…
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Summer Guide, Summer I Think I See a Pic-a-nic Basket

I Think I See a Pic-a-nic Basket

Parks and picnics go together like a bottle of merlot and a wedge of smoked Gouda. But this is San Francisco, and we do picnicking our own way. Whether it's sushi at Mount Davidson or piroshkis at Golden Gate Park,…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Tourist-Free Place to Take a Tourist for Lunch

One of the pleasures of living in a beautiful city like San Francisco is a never-ending parade of out-of-towners to show around. And while tourists have to eat while they're here, there's no reason you should have to elbow through…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Graveyard

In 1900 the Board of Supervisors declared cemeteries illegal within San Francisco's city limits (with the hallowed exceptions of Mission Dolores and the Presidio), resulting in wholesale excavations of city graveyards at Geary and Masonic, Powell and Lombard, 19th and…
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