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Dining, Fresh Eats No More Kaffir Limes: An End to Citrus-Based Racism

No More Kaffir Limes: An End to Citrus-Based Racism

People of a certain age may remember back to a time when Brazil nuts were blithely called "nigger toes." Now, or at least until recently, there was a lime that had a similar racial and religious slur in its name.…
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Dining, Fresh Eats 1058 Hoagie Reopens as Rye Project

1058 Hoagie Reopens as Rye Project

SOMA lunchers, take note: The nabe has another worthy sandwich shop. Proprietor Adam Mesnick, also of the Deli Board, changed up the concept of his sub shop a few weeks ago. The new Rye Project, named after Mesnick's pop-up, features…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Yamo's House Noodles: Sometimes Less Is More

Yamo's House Noodles: Sometimes Less Is More

Yamo's House Noodle with Beef is a simple dish with just a few ingredients. But sometimes less truly is more. Fresh egg noodles are boiled to order and are cooked just right. Though not quite al dente since they are…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Speakeasy Celebrates 17 Years of Beer

Speakeasy Celebrates 17 Years of Beer

Vinos rejoice ... sort of. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on July 8 allowing patrons to participate in wine tastings at farmers markets offered by winemakers who bottle their own product. Both houses of the Legislature approved the bill…
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Dining, Fresh Eats

Wine Tastings Now Allowed at Farmers Markets

Vinos rejoice ... sort of. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on July 8 allowing patrons to participate in wine tastings at farmers markets offered by winemakers who bottle their own product. Both houses of the Legislature approved the bill…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Shore

The Shore

When looking for a regular experimental art fix, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' monthly event ConVerge is pretty hard to beat. Every third Thursday of the month, YBCA puts together a free, participatory exhibition featuring a different contemporary…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bad Hair Eternity

Bad Hair Eternity

On a popular vacation-resort island, at this very time, there's a group of mad scientists creating the world's first genetically modified super-strength toupees. These toupees and now living, breathing monsters — and they're hungry for human blood! Alright, don't…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Choose Your Own Arepa at The Palace

Choose Your Own Arepa at The Palace

Chef Manny Torres Giminez celebrated his one-year anniversary at The Palace just last month. Giminez, whose restaurant resume includes A16, SPQR, Quince, and Coi, became well-known for his affordably priced tasting menus at his prior stints at Mr. Pollo and…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Minas Brazilian Restaurant & Cachaceria: Your New Caipirinha HQ

Minas Brazilian Restaurant & Cachaceria: Your New Caipirinha HQ

In the space formerly home to Canto Do Brasil comes Minas Brazilian Restaurant and Cachaçeria, an equally vivacious pre-opera or post-World Cup match Brazilian restaurant painted the colors of a macaw's feathers. If it sounds like it might be part…
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Ume Brings a Refined California-Japanese Sensibility to Oakland

A couple of months ago, Daniel Patterson closed the doors on his Oakland hideout Plum, only to kick them open a few days later with his Japanese-flavored reinvention, Ume — a more casual iteration to suit the neighborhood's enthusiasm for…
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Calendar, Night&Day Poppy Poems

Poppy Poems

The patron saint of Red Poppy Art House is Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, a "materialist, who never believed / in any promised heaven in the sky" but always believed in the profound power of poetry to raise social conscience.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Under the sea

Under the sea

One of the SF Fringe Festival's most delirious darlings, The Submarine Show, returns under the auspices of the FURY Factory Festival and it should not be missed. The story is simple: Two men wreck their vessel on the ocean…
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Calendar, Night&Day Preview: The Crystal Method DJ Set

Preview: The Crystal Method DJ Set

Long before the current EDM boom, there was another similar moment in U.S. dance music history in the 1990s. The Crystal Method was a big part of this. Its songs, like "Get Busy Child," were intense and bombastic mainstream expressions…
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Calendar, Night&Day Discovering Don

Discovering Don

In the first moments of 1957's The Bachelor Party, a young woman calls her mother with happy news of a pregnancy. The woman's husband is in the room with her, but to him the news is less happy. Then…
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Calendar, Night&Day Encore, Encore!

Encore, Encore!

No other art feels mortality the way dance does, with its medium only the frail, ephemeral flesh. The San Francisco dance community comes together to raise funds for choreographer Enrico Labayen, who is currently battling Hepatitis C, with performances…
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Calendar, Night&Day SLAM drunk

SLAM drunk

The Moth's StorySLAM open mic nights present amateur yet potentially talented storytellers with the opportunity to perform in public at last. Put your name in the hat and if you're selected, you're rewarded with five minutes of stage time…
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Calendar, Night&Day Squealer and Snowball

Squealer and Snowball

It's hilarious to take characters from classic novels and put them in a pornographic version of the present, but when those characters are animals... it's probably even more hilarious. Amy Stephenson and the folks behind Shipwreck, an erotic literary…
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Dining, Fresh Eats A Fruit Tree Grows in AT&T Park

A Fruit Tree Grows in AT&T Park

Right behind the center field wall, in most ballparks, fans can find some unique attraction that pertains to the team or the city's character in some way. (Yankee Stadium has Monument Park, the Tampa Bay Rays' Tropicana Field has an…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Samovar Tea Lounge Sets Tone for New Wave of Fancy Tea

Samovar Tea Lounge Sets Tone for New Wave of Fancy Tea

Of all the design elements the world needs to see more of, travertine has got to be one. The off-white porous limestone formed the crux of the International Style, and now it's back in the new Samovar on Valencia Street.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Solo Soul

Solo Soul

Snakes coil, vines spiral, the earth revolves, the planets orbit, and on our spinning planet whirl all the cells, adding and subtracting to the massive torque of the universe. Dance ethnologist, archaeologist, artist, and teacher rolled into one, Farima…
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