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Bay to Breakers 100th running could be its last

Bay to Breakers 100th running could be its last

History is in the making as we approach Bay to Breakers’ Centennial anniversary. While race organizers can’t confirm the May 15th race will be the last, financial uncertainties put the future of this annual San Francisco event up in the air: There is no title…

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Chris Daly for Mayor?

Chris Daly for Mayor?

SF Weekly reports that former supervisor and bar-owner Chris Daly may just throw his hat into the mayoral ring. Claiming that there are no other real progressives currently on the ticket, Daly feels compelled to run, if only to shake things up. Say it ain’t…

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UnderCover Presents The Pixies’ Doolittle

UnderCover Presents The Pixies’ Doolittle

UnderCover is a fairly new cohort of local musicians who take on and reinterpret one seminal album in its entirety every three months. Last fall it was The Velvet Underground’s debut covered by 40 musicians. Tomorrow night they’re kicking it up a notch, serving The…

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Anchor Brewing Unveils Latest Beer

Anchor Brewing Unveils Latest Beer

As another San Francisco Beer Week winds down this weekend, the Anchor Brewing Company has unveiled its latest creation: the Brekle’s Brown. The San Francisco brewer introduced the beer earlier this week as it celebrates its 140th anniversary. Brewmaster Mark Carpenter’s recipe for Brekle’s Brown…

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Borders to Close Hundreds of Stores

Borders to Close Hundreds of Stores

Borders has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to close hundreds of stores across the U.S., including several in the Bay Area. The second largest bookstore chain will close nearly a third of its 642 stores and about 6,000 employees will be laid off….

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Burmese on the Cheap

Burmese on the Cheap

Craving some Burmese? Then you must go to Yamo’s! With only eight bar stools in the entire restaurant, Yamo’s epitomizes hole-in-the-wall. Located in San Francisco’s Mission district, Yamo’s is quite the hot spot for authentic Burmese food. This little joint would be easy to miss,…

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Facebook Adds Options for User’s Profiles

Facebook Adds Options for User’s Profiles

Social media giant Facebook has added civil unions and domestic partnerships to the list of relationships that its users can pick from to best describe their romantic status. The site had previously allowed users the option to list themselves as single, married, in a relationship…

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Preview: Endless Boogie at Hemlock Tavern

Preview: Endless Boogie at Hemlock Tavern

With a combined age of 169 the members of Brooklyn’s Endless Boogie have one rule when it comes to performing live: only play a show when asked. The band formed in 1997 and their first show was in 2001 when their friend Stephen Malkmus asked…

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Non-Alcoholic Cocktails on the Rise

Non-Alcoholic Cocktails on the Rise

Good news for those who abstain from alcohol and ladies who are pregnant or nursing – non-alcoholic cocktails are gaining popularity. Maybe now the bartender won’t look at you like you have two heads when you request something sans liquor. The NYT‘s Frank Bruni decided…

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Proposed Circumcision Ban in SF?

Proposed Circumcision Ban in SF?

SFist brings us news this morning that SF-resident Lloyd Schofield is trying to get a city-wide ban on male circumcision. He’s already “on track” to collecting the 7,168 signatures needed for a proposal to get on the ballot. According to SFist, “Schofield has a committee…

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Live Review: The Radio Dept.

Live Review: The Radio Dept.

I’m pretty late to the Radio Dept. train. Since 2003, The Swedish indie pop trio has released three studio records, four EPs and, just last month, a singles compilation of dreamy, shoegaze-y, electronic goodness from the past eight years. I’ve been enamored of that other…

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James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced

James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced

San Francisco is once again well-represented, as the semifinalists have been named for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards. A list of finalists will be announced in March.  But there is plenty of local flavor on the list. Up for Best New Restaurant: Bar Agricole,…

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