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Wake for Santa John

Wake for Santa John

Irish bar Lefty O’Doul’s will be hosting a wake for John Toomey, the well-loved character who served as Santa Claus at Macy’s Union Square for twenty years until he was infamously fired last December for telling some uptight adults a semi-baudy joke. Toomey, 69, passed…

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Event: Cowgirl Creamery Dinner

Event: Cowgirl Creamery Dinner

Yee-haw! Get out your cowgirl hats because it’s time for a feast inspired by the delicious cheeses of Cowgirl Creamery. 18 Reasons is hosting a multi-course producer dinner, to be prepared by Linh Phu, this month in honor of the cheesery. On hand will also…

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Events: Four Chefs Battle for Charity

Events: Four Chefs Battle for Charity

Think of it as Iron Chef San Francisco if you will; four chefs competing in teams of two, a list of secret ingredients, a live audience and $20,000 going to the winner’s charity. That what lies ahead for the participants in the Illy Chef Challenge…

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New Track: M83 "Midnight City"

New Track: M83 "Midnight City"

French electronic act M83 has returned to the electro-rock scene with an epic new track entitled “Midnight City.” It’s gripping and noisy with layers of percussion, keyboard and an unexpected saxophone wail that gives the song an 80’s throwback feel. It’s the first release from…

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Polk Street Turns Up the Heat

Polk Street Turns Up the Heat

Earlier this summer we shared with you a list of the top-20 pizzas in the nation. A few Bay Area favorites were mentioned including Berkeley’s own Gioia Pizzeria, now poised to expand into Russian Hill this autumn. The critics have been heaping praise on this…

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Preview : Grow Up 2 Year Anniversary

Preview : Grow Up 2 Year Anniversary

Tonight marks the 2-year anniversary of Grow Up, a night of disco, boogie, and all sorts of music performed by the DJs Hotthobo, Pat Les Stache and Fenstar. Tonight’s special guest features DJ The Beat Broker, who plays everything from German techno disco to 80s…

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Possible Second Restaurant in SF for Tyler Florence?

Possible Second Restaurant in SF for Tyler Florence?

In a rather innocuous Twitter response, Tyler Florence “sort of” announced this past weekend that his next project will be a restaurant at the Hotel Rex in San Francisco.  I had actually heard about this “possible partnership” back in late February, but had been unable…

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Movie Review: Attack the Block

Movie Review: Attack the Block

When we first meet Moses (John Boyega), the aptly named leader of a South London street gang and the hero-protagonist of British writer-director Joe Cornish’s feature-length debut, Attack the Block, he’s forcibly separating Sam (Jodie Whittaker), a young nurse on her way back to the…

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Premier Food Event Kicks Off in San Francisco

Premier Food Event Kicks Off in San Francisco

It is the biggest food, wine and spirits event each year in San Francisco. The week-long SF Chefs 2011 kicks off on Monday with a week of seminars, tastings, demonstrations and an opportunity to see and talk to some of your favorite chefs in San…

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Gauntlet Hair Announce New Album

Gauntlet Hair Announce New Album

Gauntlet, a duo from Denver, is set to release their self-titled debut on Dead Oceans on October 18th. These groove-fanatics are sure to make waves with this introductory pile driver. Having relocated from Chicago to Denver three years ago and heavily involving themselves within the…

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SF Street Food Festival – The Game

SF Street Food Festival – The Game

The San Francisco Street Food Festival is coming up this month on August 20, but before that savvy foodies can test their culinary knowledge with the Street Food Festival Game, a scavenger hunt of sorts that will get you geared up and in the mood…

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August Arts Highlights

August Arts Highlights

The arts continue to thrive this summer with festivals, performances and more. Make the most of August with laughs, arts and even a little politics. August 4: A Taste of Things To Come Spoke Art Gallery This appropriately named group art show will feature a…

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