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Tender Is the Night
Omar Mamoon | March 10, 2017

 

Saturday night in the Tenderloin: It isn’t quite what it used to be. While the incursion of restaurants and bars into the neighborhood is nothing new, the past few months have brought an influx of particularly notable newcomers...

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Straight Outta ‘Portlandia’
Maggie Hoffman | March 9, 2017

 

Salt & Straw sells ice cream, but a visit to one of its shops can resemble a wine tasting. Every month, the company debuts five new flavors (in addition to the many already on regular rotation...

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Richard Diebenkorn’s Painterly Man Crush, in Pictures
Scott Lucas | March 9, 2017

 

One was a Parisian postimpressionist; the other was a San Franciscan who helped launch the figurative movement. Nevertheless, Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn’...

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Of History and Heartbreak
Erin Feher | March 8, 2017

 

When designer Mason St. Peter was approached about redesigning a nearly 130-year-old carriage house along the Great Highway, it seemed like a little slice of San Francisco history was about to be washed...

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Can the Dubs Save Their Soul?

Ian A. Stewart | March 7, 2017

 

If one thing became clear during the Golden State Warriors’ January groundbreaking for their new Mission Bay arena, it was that the Dubs—today’s glitziest, most flamboyant,...

The Night Ocean, The New Old Me, and Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic

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Three Local Reads to Ignore the News With
Ian A. Stewart | March 7, 2017

  

Alternate Facts and Their Endgame
New Yorker contributor and erstwhile San Franciscan Paul La Farge presents ...

Cake from Black Jet Baking Company

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At the New Black Jet Baking Company, Heavenly Pastries Fall to Earth
Rebecca Flint Marx | March 6, 2017

 

Seven years after Gillian Shaw began turning out her habit-forming spins on Pop-Tarts, Oreos, and Nutter Butters—as well as some...

A rendering of the new food hall in Walnut Creek

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Grand Opening Alert: These Restaurants Are Coming Soon
Rebecca Flint Marx | March 6, 2017

 

Wise Sons Deli
Larkspur
ETA: Mid-April
The redoubtable Jewish delicatessen will branch out from...

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Reinventing the Lentil
Josh Sens | March 3, 2017

 

For years, my take on northern Indian food in San Francisco was something like my view of marital sex: nice, but not exactly filled with wild surprises. 

No matter where I strayed—a tandoori...

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Here Comes ‘Hamilton’
Ian A. Stewart | March 3, 2017

 

The hit play touches down March 10 at SHN’s Orpheum Theater—but it’s already piled up some box-office-shattering stats.

$3 million: The amount...

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From Hashtag to High Fashion
Damion Matthews | March 1, 2017

 

It’s no secret that Instagram is more about aspiration (and jealousy) than dream fulfillment. It’s a vehicle for stoking desire, not sating it. But every once in a while, the social media...

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