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A Foodie Haven in the Richmond
By SFS Staff (Oct 18, 2004)
When Philippe Gardelle left La Folie six years ago to open the Richmond District's Bistro Chapeau! on a shoestring, a successful restaurant venture in the area was far from a sure thing. Today, with critically acclaimed and popular eateries popping up all along the Geary Boulevard artery, the Richmond is quickly becoming a culinary destination, but back in 1995 this was not the case. More »
Caught Too Early
By SFS Staff (Oct 18, 2004)
Prime location on prime Market Street isn't for the shy of heart. For months of build-out and preening, Catch caught the Castro's eye and finally in late 2002 opened its doors to curious neighbors. Think of the welcoming porch trademark to North Beach's "Enrico's," but spiffed up with a Spanish tile roof, inviting in the bustling street energy trademark to the Castro. More »
poem
By SFS Staff (Sep 02, 2004)
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By SFS Staff (Jul 15, 2004)
Of the high-profile restaurant openings of 2004, Michael Mina is neck and neck with Slanted Door for buzz. Having tried Mina's austere (read: underwhelmingly simple for the price) cuisine at Aqua back in 1997, we were wondering if the menu at his namesake spot in the Westin St. Francis would be worth the hype. Considering that the fellow has grown his empire to reach Vegas, San Jose, Dana Point, and soon, Mexico City, the likelihood of the experience being a stunner seemed low. More »
Strangers in a Strange Land
By SFS Staff (Jun 23, 2004)
White powdery footprints, detailed with an intricate Persian flower motif, mark the way up Intersection's black stairs and into the gallery, which has been transformed into a liminal locale - a traditional Iranian coffee - house spattered with hip-hop paraphernalia. More »
Uniquely British
By SFS Staff (Jun 16, 2004)
It's 2004 and the British are coming! The 4,000 square foot space on 60 Grant, near San Francisco's Union Square, houses the new storefront that showcases Ted Baker's quirky British designs. The store unveils Ted Baker's latest spring and summer collection that centers on innovative styles in unique and luxe fabrics for both men and women. More »
Growing up is hard to do
By SFS Staff (Jun 09, 2004)
In an interview with [i]Rolling Stone[/i], Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich stressed that [i]Metallica: Some Kind of Monster[/i] is "not a film about Metallica - it's a film about relationships." That leaves me wonder then why A) the band's name needs to be in the title and B) what makes this project special in the first place? Put another away, would you care about a movie called Survivor: Some Kind of Eye of the Tiger"? You might if you were a really big Survivor fan and wished it were still 1982. But rock documentaries succeed when you don't have to be part of the band's army of fans to play along. More »
Easy as 1-2-3
By SFS Staff (May 25, 2004)
Shopping is as easy as 1-2-3. That's "123" as in the address 123 2nd Street where a former Financial District copy shop has given way to Vex, a spacious white loft which showcases the latest men's and women's fashions from Europe. Here you'll find simple but edgy pieces with affordable price points. More »
Legions of pop stars use literature as inspiration for their music, so it's only fair that a local nonprofit uses pop music to inspire literacy.
By SFS Staff (May 25, 2004)
When the finale of reality TV show [i]The Bachelor[/i] attracts more than 24 million viewers, yet most novels are lucky to sell 20,000 copies, you begin to despair of the written word being drowned in a sea of images and music. Then again, the very music blaring from that passing car stereo could be doing its part to promote literacy. More »
Lolly Winston's Good Grief
By SFS Staff (May 25, 2004)
Labeling Lolly Winston's debut novel [i]Good Grief[/i] as "chick lit" misses the point, even though her publishers are pulling double shifts to convince you otherwise. Despite the pink bunny slippers on the book's baby blue cover and the dust jacket copy that begins, "In an age in which women are supposed to be high achievers," Winston's 36-year-old heroine Sophie Stanton reminded me less of an older sister of Bridget Jones and more of the distant Northern California cousin of Maggie Moran from Anne Tyler's [i]Breathing Lessons[/i]. Sophie isn't here to look pathetic while pining for a mate... More »
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