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Dining, Eat Biergarten: Liters of Beer, Hearty German Grub, and One of the City's Best Burgers

Biergarten: Liters of Beer, Hearty German Grub, and One of the City's Best Burgers

It's not like Biergarten needs any more press; a visit to the Hayes Valley beer garden (a spinoff of uberpopular Suppenkche down the street) on a sunny afternoon will tell you that. There are almost always lines spilling out from…
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Dining, Eat

Fillmore Fusion Ale: Lagunitas Celebrates a Centennial

Lagunitas Brewing is known for many things, including making great beer, embracing all visitors as friends, and knowing how to party. On any given day at its "Taproom and Beer Sanctuary," you can see the elements of a great party…
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Dining, SFoodie The Best Oktoberfest Beer? Our Panel Decides

The Best Oktoberfest Beer? Our Panel Decides

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, better known today as the derivation of Oktoberfest, this month's blind tasting panel lined up samples of Festbiers. Over six million people will…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Beauty at Buchenwald

Beauty at Buchenwald

Fateless (THINKFilm) I've no patience for the Holocaust docudrama -- didn't even see Schindler's List till years after its 1993 release, to my parents' everlasting shame. And so it was I avoided Lajos Koltai's acclaimed adaptation of Imre Kertész' Nobel…
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Film, Tragedy Re-Revisited

Tragedy Re-Revisited

Those who will sit around wondering whether Munich is the work of an anti-Israeli or just a self-hating Jew -- which is to say, Steven Spielberg, who has been branded both by Israeli officials and newspaper columnists in recent weeks…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Oompah, Ja!

Oompah, Ja!

THURS-SUN 10/16-19 It's a darned good thing Bavaria's King Joseph Maximilian wasn't satisfied with just a small reception when he wed Princess Theresa of Saxony in 1810. Enthralled by his new bride, Maximilian decided to invite all of Munich to…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

How freakin' weird is it that the absolute best survey to date of conscious American R&B during the Black Power era has come out on a leftist record label in Munich? Well, believe it, and fie on the American recording…
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Film, Reel World

The Narrow Margin

It's too early for Landmark Theatres to say exactly when and for how long, but sometime after Oct. 1 the Lumiere will close for earthquake retrofitting. Additional (and as-yet-unspecified) renovations will be done at the same time. The one thing…
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Music, Chicks on Speed

Chicks on Speed

If you have an affection for '80s music, you'll be either offended or deeply touched by what Chicks on Speed have to offer. On The Re-Releases of the Un-Releases, the Munich-based trio puts the clichés of the Me Decade into…
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Music, Record


Various Artists Future Sounds of Jazz, Vol. 6 (Compost) In the early '70s, Miles Davis (with his On the Corner album) and Herbie Hancock (with his short-lived sextet) picked up and dropped "electric jazz" almost quickly enough to sneak it…
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