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Bissap Baobab Closing?

Bissap Baobab Closing?

Mission Street mainstay Bissap Baobab, the Senegalese restaurant featuring delicious fish dishes, exotic hibiscus cocktails and copious amounts of down-home African hospitality, may be closing in the late spring. Rumor has it that Duncan Ley and Ben Bleiman (Tonic, Bullitt, the soon-to-open Rebel) will be…

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Video: Smith Westerns “Weekend”

Video: Smith Westerns “Weekend”

It may be too late to get a ticket to see the Smith Westerns at Bottom of the Hill this Sunday, but you can still live for the weekend with the band’s new video. Expect the venues to grow around this Chicago-based band after it…

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Compassionate Eating Guide

Compassionate Eating Guide

The folks over at Happy Cow created this nifty directory of vegetarian, vegan and/or veg-friendly places to eat. You just plug in your location, set your parameters and click on go! Being a vegetarian I find it hard sometimes to find good restaurants with good…

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SF School Board Wants More Money

SF School Board Wants More Money

And not for the public schools they are (supposedly) working for, but for themselves. At the moment, members get $500/month (this amount was set in 1972) and they are proposing to increase it to roughly $40,000 annually, about what a first-year teacher makes. The SF…

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Former McDonald’s Execs to Open Healthy Fast Food Chain

Former McDonald’s Execs to Open Healthy Fast Food Chain

How do you go from schilling greasy fast food to serving up fare that’s free of butter, cream and high-fructose corn syrup and all less than 600 calories? Two former McDonald’s executives, ex-President and COO Mike Roberts and communications head Mike Donahue, are starting a…

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Top 20 Most Miserable Cities

Top 20 Most Miserable Cities

Forbes just put out its America’s Most Miserable Cities list. What exactly makes a city miserable? Is it a depressed economy and housing market, high rates of violent crime, and rampant unemployment? Yes – to all of the above. And, guess what, the Golden State…

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Papercuts Preps for New Album Release, Fillmore Show

Papercuts Preps for New Album Release, Fillmore Show

Fading Parade, the fourth album from locals Papercuts (aka Jason Quever), is a little jangly, a lot melancholy, and a good place to start when you want to give old Morrissey a rest.  There’s even a bit of Earlimart or The Stars of Track and…

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Haight Whole Foods To Open Feb 16

Haight Whole Foods To Open Feb 16

After years of wrangling with NIMBYs, the Stanyan Street Whole Foods is finally set to open on Wednesday, February 16th. Now all the gutterpunks and homeless kids hanging over at McDonald’s will have another place to go use the bathroom and shoot-up in privacy. Or…

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Green Apple Books’ Foursquare Deal

Green Apple Books’ Foursquare Deal

Here’s a deal: Throughout the month of February, if you check-in at Green Apple Books on Foursquare and purchase Chris Cleave’s debut novel Incendiary (2005), you will receive a FREE copy of his bestseller Little Bee (2009). Just show the clerk your Foursquare check-in! I…

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Morning Beat: Good Weather, Good Times

Morning Beat: Good Weather, Good Times

You can’t beat the recent spate of fantastic weather in SF, and there are plenty of fun options tonight to complement our good fortune. Sebadoh w/ Quasi @ GAMH Lou Barlow is back Sebadoh, the band he created in the late 80s that he performs…

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Bike Accident Tracker

Bike Accident Tracker

The folks over at The Bay Citizen created a snazzy tool for tracking bike accidents throughout the city. It tells you where troubled hot spots are and who was at fault for each incident (i.e. biker, car, pedestrian). Cool. And also kind of scary. According…

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Album Stream: Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine

Album Stream: Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine

Get an early listen to Toro Y Moi’s latest album, Underneath the Pine, a followup to his debut last year that made waves on the blogosphere. The new album, set for release on February 22nd, focuses more on live instrumentation, as opposed to more electronic/programmed…

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