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First Bites: Bamboo Asia

First Bites: Bamboo Asia

Working in the Financial District, I am always looking for places to grab a quick bite to eat.  So whenever a new place opens, it definitely grabs my attention. We told you last week about one of the newest spots, Bamboo Asia.  Well, it officially…

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Wanna Attend a UC? It’s Going to Cost You.

Wanna Attend a UC? It’s Going to Cost You.

This morning, the UC Board of Regents approved (yet) another tuition rate hike. This following right on the heels of the California State University committee’s decision to increase tuition by 12%. What this all means is that if you’re a CA student and want to…

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The Fabulous Frickle Brothers

The Fabulous Frickle Brothers

I love pickles. I even had my mom send me her secret recipe for homemade pickles. So when I heard about deep fried pickles, I didn’t know how to react. But that seems to be the usual reaction to frickles, according to The Fabulous Frickle…

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Beer Review: Harviestoun Brewery Old Engine Oil

Beer Review: Harviestoun Brewery Old Engine Oil

It’s the middle of July and I couldn’t be more confused by the gloomy weather. Cold weather makes me crave darker beers and this time I got an English porter on tap, known as Old Engine Oil by Harviestoun Brewery, that seemed to hit the…

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DJ Q&A: subOctave & Blondie K of FRINGE

DJ Q&A: subOctave & Blondie K of FRINGE

DJ subOctave and Blondie K started their popular indie music video dance party FRINGE at Madrone Art Bar 2 years ago. Before they celebrate the anniversary this Saturday, we chatted about how it all began and what a large part technology has played.   Two…

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Tenderloin GIANT and Dan Plasma Murals

Tenderloin GIANT and Dan Plasma Murals

A painted wall in the Tenderloin showcases GIANT and Dan Plasma murals. I like the big bold lettering of GIANT and the faces and eyes that look out at the viewer from an almost tribal-like motif from Dan Plasma. Another way to enjoy art in…

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FiDi’s Latest and Greatest: Bluestem Brasserie

FiDi’s Latest and Greatest: Bluestem Brasserie

We’ve all had one of those days. You’re sitting in your cubicle, it’s almost 5pm, and you’re caught in a lengthy email debate trying to decide where to happy hour. Forty-five emails later, the verdict is still out and the clocks about to strike alcohol-o-clock….

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Brew Master Dishes on Sake in the Bay Area

Brew Master Dishes on Sake in the Bay Area

Philip Harper fell in love with sake the first time he drank a sip.  A graduate of Oxford University, he moved to Japan to teach English. That move would change his life forever. He eventually took a job at Ume no Yado brewery in 1991….

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Good Business is the Best Art

Good Business is the Best Art

Pen Pop: Street Art is more than just murals and graffiti. It’s the color of store displays and traffic cones; it’s a restaurant’s no-smoking notice; and it’s the handmade sign of mom & pop stores. Noticing these different compositions, colors, and mediums is one of the…

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Identity Festival 20 Hour Ticket Sale

Identity Festival 20 Hour Ticket Sale

The first ever touring electronic music festival makes one of it’s last stops in the Bay Area on Saturday, September 3 and for 20 hours, the exclusive tickets are only $20! With three stages of music in Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheater and a lineup including…

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Lower Polk Art Walk

Lower Polk Art Walk

The first quarterly Lower Polk Art Walk begins tomorrow complete with music, performances, food, drinks and, of course, lots of art. This event combines creativity and community in a meaningful way by celebrating the efforts of the Lower Polk Neighbors and MOEWD (Mayor’s Office of…

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First Bite: Bacon Bacon Truck to Launch Next Week

First Bite: Bacon Bacon Truck to Launch Next Week

Bacon. Most people love it and many are in fact obsessed with it. That’s just one of the reasons Jim Angelus is about to launch the Bacon Bacon Truck to the masses in San Francisco. “I went up to Portland in February with three concepts…

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