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7/12/2013

I wish I were a San Franciscan who could say that I went to Big Foot Lodge when it opened in 1996, when Polk Street still smelled like urine. But back in... More»

6/21/2013

Last night I visited Soma’s new Hotel Zetta (55 Fifth Street... More»

5/3/2013

For The Sophisticate: In addition to its regular menu, Bocanova in Jack London Square... More»

5/3/2013

If you just want to drink... Marengo on Union will be serving classic... More»

4/25/2013

It’s Wednesday night at 8 p.m. North Beach is hopping, but Tosca—as is often the case these days—is empty. Empty except... More»

4/19/2013

The weekend forecast is looking good, and it’s going to... More»

4/16/2013

Today is FourSquare Day, a self-made holliday from the social networking company that allows you to "check in" at places and earn special badges,... More»

3/21/2013

Regardless of allegiances, March Madness is a flurry of buzzer-beaters, underdogs, and overtimes that must be witnessed from one’s favorite bar stool... More»

3/15/2013

Kick off the weekend this Friday with a Blood and Shamrock or an Irish Margarita, and a corned beef appetizer, at... More»

12/24/2012

What: Fauna, the sister bar to restaurant Flora in Downtown Oakland. Vibe: art deco shaken and stirred with film... More»

11/5/2012

El Rio When the Party Starts: 5 p.m. Cover: Free Election Day Special:... More»

10/16/2012

Squabbling over politics and getting drunk: Two American pasttimes that have gone together since the Whiskey Rebellion. Whether you'll need to toast your... More»