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The 5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Impress your friends with these conversation-starters. 

Saturday Inspiration: Illy Espressoda and the Art of Weekending

Illy Espressoda

San Francisco found a way to elevate food trucks, burgers, and a simple piece of toast, and it's high time to turn a weekend into the Art of Weekending.

Silicon Valley Eats: Seasonal French, Cheffy Hot Dogs, and Fests Galore

It’s a busy week for eating down in the South Bay, with a Bacon and Brew Fest in the works, chef-inspired hot dogs for eating, and destination-worthy French food to seek out.

Get Lost With This Map of San Francisco

London-based illustrator Jenni Sparks spent a month living in the Mission District combing the city to collect information for her artistic specialty: hand-drawn maps.  Five months later, her newest creation is now available: a painstakingly detailed and personally quirky map of our beloved city, from the Golden Gate Bridge all the way south to Crocker Amazon.

Behind the Scenes: Santa Clara Levi's Stadium

We went behind the scenes at the new Santa Clara Levi's Stadium to bring you a glimpse into this mammoth, state-of-the-art ode to 49ers football. The (staggering) $1.2 billion stadium seats approximately 68,500. It also features 165 luxury suites and 8,500 club seats.

The Bay Area’s Top 5 Outdoor Date Ideas

Sunrise Hike in San Francisco

A Sunrise Hike With City Views

Are you a fan of snuggling to stay warm, hot coffee poured from a thermos, and breathtaking views of San Francisco? If the answer is yes, this date is for you. Trust us, the early morning wake-up is well worth the effort, and you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy with your special someone. The crowd-pleasing Instagram photo is just an added bonus. Learn more.

Intimate Portraits of Rock Legends in New Hedi Slimane Exhibition

Showcasing such rock 'n' roll legends as Keith Richards and Lou Reed (photographed shortly before his death), Sonic—a retrospective exhibition of Hedi Slimane's photographs—will be on display in Paris, France starting this month. The show features intimate black-and-white portraits from the music scene shot over the past 15 years in London, New York, and California. 

Weekend Guide: Free Chicken Sandwiches, Oktoberfest, & More

The 5 things you should be doing this weekend. 

Cocktail Triumphant: Monarch's "Banning Rickey"

Fred Acebo of Monarch

After sampling ten craft rickey cocktails from San Francisco's top bartenders, our readers have spoken, and we have a winner! Monarch's Fred Acebo swept the competition with his "Banning Rickey" cocktail, a distinct remix of the traditional rickey recipe with notes of grapefruit and a spoonful of absinthe, creating unexpected layers of flavor that play well against the cocktail's Cointreau foundation.

Head over to Monarch and ask Acebo to whip up the Banning Rickey for you, or follow the directions below to mix it at home and show off your cocktail-making skills.

Mixologist Fred Acebo - Monarch

The Cocktail: Banning Rickey

Editors Review the Top Wearable Fitness Trackers

Our editors strapped on the latest wearable fitness trackers to inspire daily detachment from our computers (and maybe shed a few pounds in the process).

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