Somehow, I had never heard of Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander series until the Starz debut of its recent TV adaptation. A friend who's a longtime fan of the books encouraged me to read the first one, and it's a pretty ripping yarn, full of adventure, and with a relatable heroine who's neither a Katniss Everdeen-style badass nor an underwritten pushover.
Michigan native Rick Hackett graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and learned the principles of nouvelle cuisine at acclaimed Washington DC restaurant Le Pavillon before moving to the Bay Area in 1979 and leaving his mark on the local restaurant world.
The annual Concours d'Elegance weekend in Carmel and Pebble Beach always draws crowds of car collectors and fans alike to ogle beautiful and rare vehicles from afar. This year, 7x7 and the Audi sportscar experience (ASCE) invited attendees to get inside the action and become a racecar driver for a day.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
While most people visit Lake Tahoe in the summer months, there's a little secret that locals know: Fall is the best time to head to the lake. Under the bright blue sky and among the golden leaves this fall head to these top eight food, wine, and hiking events:
For the next two weeks, SF will be treated to great "No Filter" comedy, "booty calls," comedy royalty, and the great Sasheer Zamata — which is probably the fanciest comedian name ever.
Save for the Hollywood casting couch or Disney Channel upfronts, nowhere does youth matter more than in the ostensibly egalitarian Bay Area tech industry. A lack of youthful insouciance could cost your average techie important VC funding and/or the perceived respect of the aforementioned techie’s fresh-from-Stanford employees. Enter—or inject, as the case may be—Botox. Lots of it.
The end of summer is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing for students: back-to-school frenzy. But before you go shopping, be smart about your purchases, especially if you're on a budget. Luckily, we’ve come up with a crash course list of gadgets and gifts perfect for any student.
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