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The Lexington, One of SF's Last Lesbian Bars, Closing

San Francisco's dwindling LGBT community took another hit this week. Lila Thirkield, owner of The Lexington Club, announced that her popular lesbian bar in the heart of the egregiously-changing Mission District will close

The Top 8 Pastrami Spots in the Bay Area, Ranked

Say what you will about our bagels, but San Francisco has turned into a proper deli town, as evidenced by the proliferation of delicious, crave-worthy pastrami. Brined for days, smoked for hours, and full of salty, meaty flavor, pastrami may well be the deli meat of the gods—when it's done right. Here are the eight best in (and around) town, ranked:

What to Wear to Off the Grid

You may think of San Francisco's Off The Grid as just a place to get moderately priced gourmet eats, but it can be much more. If you are keen on seeing and being seen, make sure not to ditch the fashion at this City event. Here are some pieces for every man and woman looking to make an impression while waiting in line for crème brulee.

What’s New to Eat in Sonoma County

Hungry for something new? Get yourself to these recently opened or revamped Sonoma County restaurants.

Sweat SF: Everything You Need to Know About Body Composition Analysis at USF

It's time for some real talk. Ready? The scale is not your friend. All it's telling you (that is, assuming that thing on your bathroom floor is actually accurate, which is dubious) is the downward force your body commands. It can't tell you how good your arms will look in a tank top, how tapered your waist appears in jeans, or if your need to rethink that pencil skirt. We need to liberate ourselves from the scale's evil, useless tyranny — but let's be realistic, we still need to be able to track our fitness progress, somehow, right? That's where body composition testing comes in.

5 Things to Note About the 2015 Michelin Guide

Every year, the Michelin Guide’s anonymous inspectors trot out their judgment on our local culinary scene, building drama and discussion over who lost or gained a star, who got a Bib Gourmand, and who was robbed altogether? Let’s review.

The Bay Area's Best Glamping

If you love the idea of spending time in the outdoors, but you’re not interested in roughing it, this list of Bay Area camping options is for you! From plush resorts to rustic cabins, there’s something here for everyone.

Black Mambas, Drinking in Italy, and the Great Midwest: 7x7 at Lit Crawl

Pages and pints flew during the 10th annual Lit Crawl, the grand finale to the nine-day reading frenzy that is Litquake. This year, flocks of bibliophiles gathered at The Chapel in the Mission. The space soon overflowed with bon vivants, bookworms, and unsuspecting (but totally down) bar guests.

Weekend Guide: Armistead Maupin, Haunted Victorians, & More

Armistead Maupin and other local ghosts are revived in this weekend's agenda. 

'80s Icon and Art World Darling Keith Haring on Display at the De Young Museum

When pondering the meteoric career of pop artist Keith Haring, the phrase “flash in the pan” is often uttered, but its relevance is up for debate. Dr. Timothy Leary, late psychologist and LSD poster boy, appreciated this description of his friend, despite its anticlimactic connotations, saying that it was a “good place to start.” A mere decade in the making, Haring’s skyrocketing trajectory, tragically cut short by AIDS in 1990 when he was 31 years old, surely qualifies as fleeting, but then again, his work—easily recognizable by its strong lines and kinetic nature—still makes an impact. 

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