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Dining, SFoodie Eating Our Way Through Outside Lands, Day 2

Eating Our Way Through Outside Lands, Day 2

It's hard but not impossible to eat vegetables at Outside Lands. I was very excited to see Radiohead, because OK Computer was the CD that I listened to on repeat-all 1,000 times at the peak of my alienated-adolescent phase, and…
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Dining, SFoodie Eating Our Way Through Outside Lands, Day 1

Eating Our Way Through Outside Lands, Day 1

With 100-and-something vendors, Outside Lands's food side has never been bigger. There are mainstays that become an obligatory pilgrimage year after year — hello, porcini mushrooms from Rich Table — but this year, there's lots of new stuff that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Confessions of a 42-Year-Old Pride Virgin

Confessions of a 42-Year-Old Pride Virgin

I was born in San Francisco, but it took me 42 years to go to the Pride Parade. That’s really because I am small and have big claustrophobic tendencies, which is ironic since I’ve reviewed arena concerts and festivals professionally…
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News, Feature Octopocalypse Now!

Octopocalypse Now!

Why do all chefs in San Francisco have an insufferable hard-on for octopus? This is a ladylike question that confronts me weekly as a professional food writer who frequently visits both new and established restaurants in the city. I see…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best New French Restaurants That Aren’t Totally French

French restaurants in San Francisco have typically been the exclusive dominion of actual French chefs and owners like Hubert Keller and Roland Passot, but this was the year when non-French chefs in the city tapped into the classic cuisine…
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Best Pop-Up to Permanent Restaurants

After 20 years spent perfecting the art and science of pizza, including almost five years selling below the legal radar on the streets with the help of a modified Weber grill that cooked dough at up to 1,000 degrees,…
Music, Hear This Janelle Monae: Show Preview

Janelle Monae: Show Preview

With its Prince and Erykah Badu collaborations, Janelle Monáe's second album, The Electric Lady, solidified the singer's reputation for breaking boundaries within music. Her last appearance in San Francisco was earlier this year at Davies Hall, where she fronted the…
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Music, Hear This Live 105 Spookfest: Show Preview

Live 105 Spookfest: Show Preview

If you can't get enough Halloween, you can celebrate the holiday a week early at Live 105's Spookfest: Subsonic Halloween Massive 2013. The radio station's electronic dance music program Subsonic has grown from a specialist weekend show to the inspiration…
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Calendar, Night&Day My, that's some lovely garbage

My, that's some lovely garbage

The Exploratorium's new waterfront home comes complete with fun summer activities for all age groups. One endeavor that should be on your radar right now is the Market Days series, which takes place on the third Saturday of each…
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Dining, SFoodie Hostess Is Back: Taste-Testing the New Twinkies and CupCakes

Hostess Is Back: Taste-Testing the New Twinkies and CupCakes

After Hostess Brands went into liquidation at the end of 2012, we despaired that we'd never again know the taste of Twinkies. But now that the rights have been purchased by private equity companies, the treats are starting to…
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Dining, SFoodie Malt Is The Flavor of Sweet Summer

Malt Is The Flavor of Sweet Summer

We've noticed a few things while out in the field doing copious amounts of confectionery research (strictly for the people) this summer. We've been getting serious Eighties Ovaltine flashbacks because dessert vixens are using malt a lot right now. A…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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