When summer brings more fog than tradewinds, it’s time to go tiki. The Bay Area is home to a surprisingly large number of moody hideaways that glow with pufferfish lamps and potent, flame-lit drinks.
If you work or live downtown, you’ve most likely eaten at one of the ubiquitous Lee’s Deli locations. Founded by Lee Quan, a rare born-and-raised SF native, Lee’s has been serving tasty and affordable sandwiches, salads, soups, Asian dishes, and a veritable smorgasbord of other fare since 1983.
It's been a particularly star-spangled year, with solar and lunar eclipses, a new comet, and an abundance of northern lights. Following last month's double planets (which will occur again later this year), our solar system is delivering a plethora of astronomical events for photographers and stargazers. Mark on your calendars with these can't-miss celestial dates.
Now this is our kind of Victorian home: a sense of history and modern design.
The best in classic and up-and-coming rock hit Bay Area stages this week. Plus food trucks galore.
Summer in Sonoma County means a bounty of local produce, artisan specialties, and heirloom gems. But among those stalls brimming with juicy berries, stone fruits, and tomatoes in red, purple and gold, something else beckons: a fine meal to munch as you wander.
Mention Oakland's festive First Fridays, and Mua instantly springs to mind for any art-loving foodie in The Town. The super-hip, award-winning eatery is the brainchild of artist and seasoned restaurateur CP-37, who regularly exhibits his own works alongside those of select local artists on Mua’s soaring walls.
Every Fourth of July, fireworks light up the sky all across the bay. Here are your best bets for catching a glimpse of the spectacular celebrations—whether you're into official citywide celebrations, or *ahem* walking a little bit more on the wild (read: illegal) side.
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