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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers April 16-22, 2014

Cantina Verde: FiDi workers have a new lunch option with this healthy, fast-casual Mexican spot. Fill up on burritos, tacos, bowls, or salads with carne asada, chicken, pork, roast veggies, or tofu. In the morning, find egg-white breakfast burritos. 398…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers April 9-15, 2014

Andytown Coffee Roasters: The Outer Sunset's new coffee roaster comes via a former Blue Bottle lead barista and her musician husband. The menu's Irish influenced – soda bread is a signature snack – and lunch and more is on the…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers April 2-8, 2014

Andytown Coffee Roasters: The Outer Sunset's new coffee roaster comes via a former Blue Bottle lead barista and her musician husband. The menu's Irish influenced – soda bread is a signature snack – and lunch and more is on the…
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Dining, Eat

Drink 2014: Cocktail Listings

15 Romolo: The dim bar hits the perfect balance of Barbary Coast and design boutique, flavored with a few drops of rockabilly dive. The bartenders switch up their featured drinks frequently, so it's hard to know if a concoction that's…
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Culture, Know Your Street Art Untitled: 627 Vallejo St.

Untitled: 627 Vallejo St.

On a recent Sunday afternoon, a 53-year-old man who goes by the name of "Elvis Christ" stood at the southwest corner of Vallejo and Columbus in North Beach. He had masking tape in one hand and colorful markers in the…
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News, Sucka Free City Back Seat Stinkers: The Myth of Garlic-Fearing Cab Drivers Lives On

Back Seat Stinkers: The Myth of Garlic-Fearing Cab Drivers Lives On

In olden times, many an opinion was formed via the "friend-of-a-friend" story. A relative or friend of a friend of a relative supposedly underwent some manner of experience, a diluted version of which was passed from listener to listener. Today's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bobbing for Comedy Gold

Bobbing for Comedy Gold

FRI 8/2 Comedy Bobcat Goldthwait has been making people laugh for more than three decades, first as a brash, nonsequitur'd stand-up comedian and later as a writer and director of feature films in Hollywood; last year's God Bless America…
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Dining, Eat Drink 2013: Cocktails Listings

Drink 2013: Cocktails Listings

15 Romolo: Owners Jon Gasparini and Greg Lindgren (of Rye and Rosewood), and Aaron Gregory Smith's rejiggered 15 Romolo has developed magnetic powers, attracting even those who'd rather avoid the North Beach crowds. The dim bar hits the perfect balance…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Cafe du Soleil: 345 Third St. (at Folsom), 699-6154. SOMA. Café. Chocolate Lab: 801 22nd St. (at Tennessee), 489-2881, chocolatelabsf.com. Dogpatch. Chocolate shop. Gung Ho:…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Explores the Naked Environs of the Condor Club

Bouncer Explores the Naked Environs of the Condor Club

I have to say that I am not an expert on S.F. strip clubs. I spend enough time in North Beach to see the dancers arriving for work, though, and they rarely look like anyone in the pictures out front.…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Beacon Coffee & Pantry: 805 Columbus (at Mason), 814-2551, beacon-sf.com. North Beach. Coffee and tea. Coast: 3815 Noriega (at 45th Ave.). Outer Sunset. Coffee and…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. 1058 Hoagie: 1058 Folsom (at Sixth St.). SOMA. Sandwiches. Bask SF: 42 Columbus (at Jackson), 392-2275, www.basksf.com. North Beach. Basque and Spanish. Cajun House: 308…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Bask SF: 42 Columbus (at Jackson), 392-2275, www.basksf.com. North Beach. Basque and Spanish. Cajun House: 308 Fifth Ave. (at Clement), 340-8180. Inner Richmond. Cajun and…
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Dining, Eat Original Joe's: Take a Nostalgic Tour of S.F. Culinary History

Original Joe's: Take a Nostalgic Tour of S.F. Culinary History

Dining at a place like the newly reborn Original Joe's, if you have no memories of the restaurant's Taylor Street location, feels a little like walking into your new husband's family reunion — overwhelmed by the hugs and introductions, smiling…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Pondering Death and Snookie at Tosca

Bouncer: Pondering Death and Snookie at Tosca

Actually, it's not over when the fat lady sings; an opera is over when the fat lady flat-out dies. Such is the case with Tosca, Puccini's Roman odyssey. Good opera also has to have plenty of betrayal, farce, and jealousy,…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

903: 903 Cortland (at Folsom). Bernal Heights. Asian Fusion cafe. Big Al's Cheez 'n Bologna: 556 Broadway (at Columbus). North Beach. Sandwiches. Geppetto: 658 Vallejo (Columbus), 291-8811. North Beach. Italian deli. Gilberth's Rotisserie & Grill: 2427-2429 Third St. (at 20th…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

903: 903 Cortland (at Folsom). Bernal Heights. Asian Fusion cafe. Big Al's Cheez 'n Bologna: 556 Broadway (at Columbus). North Beach. Sandwiches. Drip Coffee Bar: 1916 Irving (at 20th Ave.). Outer Sunset. Coffee shop. Estela's Fresh Sandwiches: 891 Bush (at…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Gooey Caramels at Barbary Brix, and a Free Lunch at Comstock Saloon

Fresh Eats: Gooey Caramels at Barbary Brix, and a Free Lunch at Comstock Saloon

Guilt Reduction Through Gooey Caramels By Jonathan Kauffman When the Upper Haight farmers' market started up last month, Melissa Scheiderer and Rob Ray began making public appearances, luring customers over to try Barbary Brix caramels with old-timey names like the…
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Culture, Encore

More Theater Reviews

Dirty Little Showtunes. What if Riff and Tony borrowed 'Nardo from Anita?" Either you get that reference or you don't — and if you don't, then you might consider skipping Dirty Little Showtunes. But if you have even a cursory…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

Arizmendi Bakery: 1270 Valencia (at 24th St.), 826-9218, www.arizmendi.coop. Mission. Baked goods and pizza. Dogpatch Cafe: 2295 Third St. (at 20th St.), 255-9982. Dogpatch/Potrero. Cafe/coffeehouse. Freshii: 230 Bush (at Sansome), www.freshii.com. Financial District. Burritos, wraps, soups, and salads. Jones: 620…
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