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Beer Review: Iron Springs Pub and Brewery JC Flyer IPA

Beer Review: Iron Springs Pub and Brewery JC Flyer IPA

I reviewed a Kölsch from Iron Springs a while back and although I wasn’t particularly impressed I came across their JC Flyer IPA: a British style IPA. My first hand experience with British beer comes from an unplanned overnight layover at Heathrow when I made…

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Preview: Seryn at Hotel Utah

Preview: Seryn at Hotel Utah

Seryn from Denton, Texas, arrives at Hotel Utah this Sunday. Buyer beware: Prepare for greatness. I saw Seryn in a huge barroom in Lubbock, Texas just over a year ago. For those of you who haven’t been to west Texas, imagine Texas and then multiply…

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Urban Tavern: A San Francisco Gastropub

Urban Tavern: A San Francisco Gastropub

If you read about Urban Tavern, you’ll see that it’s often referred to as a gastropub. If you aren’t yet familiar with the term, it’s the combination of gastronomy, meaning the art and science of good eating, and pub, meaning, well, a drinking establishment. Word…

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Cured Meat Therapy?

Cured Meat Therapy?

This has got to be a joke. Faith Willinger wrote about a spa experience in Italy called “salumoterapia” where you inhale the fumes of a plate of cured meat and then drink some champagne. Say what? According to Willinger, “Participants were served a plate of…

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Mehserle to be Released from Jail

Mehserle to be Released from Jail

BART police officer Johannes Mehserle, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting Oscar Grant, is slated to be released from jail in Los Angeles on Monday, June 13th. Let the rioting begin. According to the SF Appeal, Grant’s family members along with activists…

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Spank Rock and Boys Noize team up on new album

Spank Rock and Boys Noize team up on new album

Electro-rapper phenomenon Naeem Juwan is back with a killer new sound and a rocking forthcoming album entitled Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar, set to be released on September 27th. Well, I’m not a fucking liar when I say that Juwan, better…

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Food Pyramid Replaced by ‘My Plate’

Food Pyramid Replaced by ‘My Plate’

Gone are the days of the food pyramid, which had been our nutritional guideline resource for almost 20 years. Now, the United States Department of Agriculture has unveiled “My Plate,” aimed at being a simpler guide to healthy eating. The new guideline is divided into…

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Street Art Blooms in San Francisco

Street Art Blooms in San Francisco

Popping up everywhere, like spring flowers in bloom after the rain, is a wealth of street art on Haight Street in San Francisco. What was a couple of posters a few weeks ago, has evolved into a street art free-for-all. I captured these images below…

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Muni Operators Reject Contract Offer

Muni Operators Reject Contract Offer

Union members have voted down a tentative contract agreement between the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority and its transit operators’ union, leaving it in the hands of an arbitrator. Union members rejected the agreement by a vote of 944 to 488 on Wednesday. The agreement…

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Cell Phones Saving State Millions

Cell Phones Saving State Millions

California Governor Jerry Brown has announced that nearly 30,000 cell phones have been collected from state employees since January, saving the state millions of dollars. A total of 29,348 state cell phones have been retrieved, which accounts for 44 percent of all those issued to…

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More 15mph School Speed Zones?

More 15mph School Speed Zones?

There are a lot of schools in San Francisco and cars pretty much drive like maniacs around them, especially those parents trying to get their kid to school on time before whizzing off to work or other duties. That’s why the SFMTA wants to lower…

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This Little Piggy Went to the Butcher…

This Little Piggy Went to the Butcher…

Some of the top chefs in San Francisco recently gathered to take part in the last leg of a traveling culinary competition across the United States known as Cochon 555. Starting three years ago, Cochon travels to different cities, featuring five chefs, five pigs and…

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