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Poutine Party Tonight at Heart

Poutine Party Tonight at Heart

Tonight only, Heart (1270 Valencia Street) in the Mission is offering an entire menu of poutine. This infamous dish of savory, fatty cheese-fries will be prepared in 4 delicious variations, each with their own wine or beer pairing. Poutine was invented years ago in Quebec,…

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Movie Review: Cowboys & Aliens

Movie Review: Cowboys & Aliens

It feels like 2011 has had a dearth of hit summer blockbusters, especially those that aren’t a sequel or spin-off of some kind. Sure, some have raked in the money but that doesn’t necessarily equal quality, or critical acclaim.   Everyone’s still waiting for this year’s…

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Beer Review: Speakeasy Imperial Red

Beer Review: Speakeasy Imperial Red

Red ales have been a tricky one for me in my history of beer drinking, but every so often I’m ready to take one on. This week I picked up a bottle of Speakeasy Betrayal. This Imperial Red comes at 8.2%–a deliciously strong brew sure…

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Album Review: Little Dragon “Ritual Union”

Album Review: Little Dragon “Ritual Union”

The Swedish electro-soul quartet, Little Dragon, returns with a soulful third album, “Ritual Union.” This album couples the futuristic R&B sound of their first album with the synthesized electronic beats from 2009′s “Machine Dreams.” Lead singer Yukimi Nagano steals the show with her beautifully innocent…

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Burning Man 101: Artsy Playa Fashion

Burning Man 101: Artsy Playa Fashion

Last year, more than 48,000 people journeyed to the Black Rock Desert for Burning Man. 2011 marks the first year Burning Man tickets have sold out — a full month before the event no less — so it’s sure to be more massive than years…

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Super Secret Indian Pop-Up

Super Secret Indian Pop-Up

The much lauded Washington D.C.-based Indian food pop-up, Hush Supper Club, which serves Gujarati vegetarian Jain-influenced cuisine (Gujus in the house!), is making an appearance in the Bay Area for four dates. According to Hush’s web site, “Hush Berkeley is now taking reservations for July…

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Mission District News

Mission District News

What are the the most common crimes in the Mission? Here’s a hint: the list includes sex crimes, battery, and burglaries. And just how does Police Chief Greg Suhr plan to create a city full of charming cops? And do you want to make a…

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Bourdain to Launch New Show Later This Year

Bourdain to Launch New Show Later This Year

Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain, who hosts the wildly popular Travel Channel show “No Reservations,” has a new venture up his sleeves for later this year. Eater is reporting that Zero Point Zero, which produces “No Reservations,” is set to produce a new show,…

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Nopalito to Open Second Spot In Inner Sunset

Nopalito to Open Second Spot In Inner Sunset

Good news via The Tablehopper’s weekly newsletter as popular Mexican restaurant Nopalito is opening up a second spot in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. Ms. Tablehopper reports that the new digs will be on 9th Avenue at Lincoln “in the former Bistro 9…

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Double Jeopardy for Game Show Host in San Francisco

Double Jeopardy for Game Show Host in San Francisco

“Jeopardy” game show host Alex Trebek was injured earlier this week while chasing a burglar out of his San Francisco hotel room. San Francisco police responded to a report of a burglary at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis early Tuesday morning. Trebek and his wife…

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Slugging Outfielder Headed to the Giants

Slugging Outfielder Headed to the Giants

The San Francisco Giants have fired the first big salvo in the race to acquire talent for another playoff run this season as they have acquired New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran. The deal, which is expected to become official on Thursday, gives the Giants…

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Brunch Tour: Beast and the Hare

Brunch Tour: Beast and the Hare

One of the major culinary trends that has hit San Francisco restaurants over the past year is the welcome return of weekend brunch service at many restaurants. Brunch is a personal favorite; not only does it serve many different functions (breakfast or lunch at a…

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