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David Bazirgan Is Obsessed With Barbecue

Wondering where the chefs go for a bite on their days off? David “Baz” Bazirgan has a penchant for barbecue. Something about slow-cooked meats—tender, touched with smoke and eaten out of hand—makes him a little bit fanatical.

Gummi Candy: Where to Get the Good Stuff

Jon Darsky, pizzaiolo at Flour + Water, talks about his current obsession.

Beyoncé Brings Sasha Fierce to Oakland

If you’ve never bought into the concept of people being born to do certain things, you’ve never seen Beyoncé live in concert. 

The artist otherwise known as Sasha Fierce (the onstage alter-ego for whom her newest album is named) brought her “I Am” tour to the Oakland Arena Friday night and performed an electric two-hour set full of energy, emotion, and rock star attitude. After witnessing her nonstop show, it’s impossible to imagine the former Destiny’s Child frontwoman/current solo superstar doing anything else with her life besides dominating a crowd. Beyoncé was born to perform, period.

Showcase Show Dogs: Hot Dogs Are The New Salumi

It seems that San Francisco is now gripped with full-scale hot dog mania. For your edification, we present the following (incomplete) timeline:

Today's Hot Links: Free Mcdonald's Mochas, Free Ice Cream and Deviled Eggs

Plan a field trip this weekend: Point Reyes' Osteria Stellina awaits.

Follow the Tour de France by Drinking Your Way Along the Route

This is a big week for my inner Francophile. For one, tomorrow is Bastille Day—one of France's most important National Holidays and always a big, boozy fête. Two, the second half of the Tour de France kicks off tomorrow, and the drama is high as to who will take it—comeback story Lance Armstrong or Alberto Contador (his feisty teammate) or someone else altogether.

Link Love: Skinny Jeans Endanger Manorexics and, by the way, You’re Fat

Good reads from our feeds...

The Wall Street Journal shows that it’s down with what the kids are wearing these days in a story exploring the trials of manorexics encumbered by their skinny jeans.

Jezebel reminds us that we’d forgotten to pen our, oh by the way, you’ve got man boobs manifesto with its linkage to recent Ask Men feature 10 Subtle Ways to Tell Her She’s Getting Fat (hint, they aren’t subtle).

2009 Treasure Island Lineup Announced

No need to speculate anymore. Another Planet just announced the official lineup for the 3rd Annual Treasure Island Music Festival on October 17-18th. Once again, it's got a little something-something for everyone. Day one serves up dance/electro highlighted by MGMT + Passion Pit and day two caters to the indie/rock crowd with our faves The Walkmen + Grizzly Bear.

Craigslist Deal of the Week: $1590 Castro Victorian

The Victorian architecture and Castro locale of this week's Craigslist deal seem in many ways to make it the quintessential SF pad. Luckily, the only atypical aspect of the apartment is the price. Clocking in at just shy of $1600, this charming one bedroom is quite a steal. Its Storrie and 18th St location is  a short walk to all the action on Castro but set in a quiet residential area that is just off the beaten path. Bay windows overlooking the street offer another classic touch, but the private outdoor area in back is an uncharacteristic aspect of city living that we'd happily accept.

Gordon Getty Bravo @ Conservatory of Music

 

 

Tout le San Francisco turned out at the SF Conservatory of Music Spring Gala (ably led by Gala co-chairwomen Tamara Fritz and Jan Buckley) to honor one of everybody’s favorite San Franciscans: Gordon Getty.

Philanthropist, vintner, composer and Broadway show-tune aficionado, Getty and his wife, Ann Getty, are longtime and generous supporters of the arts through their Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

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