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An Interesting Year
By SFS Staff (Nov 29, 2006)
2006 has proved another venerable year in music. For every Paris Hilton, there was a Joanna Newsom. There were some established rockers returning after hiatuses -- Cat Power and The Red Hot Chili Peppers -- and some emerging bands making good - Grizzly Bear, The Knife. Whatever the case, it was interesting. And, after all, isn't that what music is really about? Here are our critics' picks on the best and, most interesting, in music from 2006. More »
Valentine's Gifts
By SFS Staff (Oct 15, 2006)
The one time I had a boyfriend on Valentine's Day, he gave me a heart-shaped box filled with those candy hearts stamped with little messages, and on the outside, the $1.99 price tag was still stuck on. You might think that this must have been a ten-year-old boyfriend from my childhood days, but no, it was just a few years ago. Since my boyfriend was foreign, he probably had a different idea of standard American practice for the holiday, but he also had no money and was cheap to boot. More »
Top quality fashion with a personal touch
By SFS Staff (Jul 21, 2006)
The avid San Francisco shopper knows her hotspots. She finds the hidden gems in Hayes Valley and North Beach, and steers clear of department stores at all cost. And if she's really on top of her game, she's already discovered Femme, an exquisite boutique that sits alone on Van Ness at Pacific. More »
Slick Summer Styles in Your Own Backyard
By SFS Staff (Jul 21, 2006)
It's June, and if you're in your thirties like me, you've been invited to at least one wedding this summer. You have absolutely nothing to wear, not a lot of time to trudge all over San Francisco, and you're on a budget. Don't be enticed by the easy way out; steer clear of department stores. It's not worth the risk of showing up at the wedding to find your new hard-earned sundress walking around on another woman. Trust me on this one, ladies. It has happened to me. San Francisco is full of unique boutiques for women's wear and if you know where to go, you won't have to spend a fortune. More »
Where to get a used bicycle in San Francisco
By SFS Staff (Jul 21, 2006)
For those who don't know a Huffy from a headset, buying a used bike can be as daunting as buying a used car. You have your choice of road, cross, cruiser, mountain or hybrid bike. Do you want flat, Maes, or mustache handlebars? Center pull, side pull or V-brakes? Knobby, slick, racing, or touring tires in size 18, 23, 28 or 32? And more importantly, what size frame do you need - 18" or 57 cm? And is that frame measurement center-to-center or center-to-top? More »
By SFS Staff (Apr 23, 2006)
For many of us, or at any rate for me, the occasional fried potato repast is a requirement for happy living. Fortunately, San Francisco offers more than a few excellent possibilities; I've reviewed several, below. More »
The Week in Food
By SFS Staff (Mar 13, 2006)
This week in food: 2-for-1 pizzas, hoofing it out to a cool spot in Oakland, rolling south city for BBQ ribs, how to make chicken paprikash, and taco night. More »
The Week in Food
By SFS Staff (Mar 07, 2006)
This week, the foodie life in San Francisco yields ramen noodles and creature-features, rice-n-beans and comedians, a love affair with brunch casseroles, and quickie seaweed snacks for you big city food lovers. More »
The Week in Food
By SFS Staff (Feb 31, 2006)
This week, we share a few recent dining highlights: once-trendy tuna towers in Cole Valley; a great deal on mimosas in the Mission; a savory vegetarian winner in Bernal; tiny meat treats from a skillet; and free food for your downtown happy hour. More »
By SFS Staff (Feb 23, 2006)
When sushi came into American vogue during the mid-eighties, it was heralded as ‘the food of the gods.’ Raw fish was new to the American palate, and even more than most new ethnic cuisine, seemed dangerous and decadent. It was the sustenance of brokers and starlets, dignitaries and diplomats, and not necessarily intended for consumption by the mortal remainder of the population. Like the raw egged Caesar salad of the thirties, sushi in the eighties embodied a paradoxical duality of classic s.plicity and eccentric frivolity. More »
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