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Fruit or Veggie?


Garden tomato salad

The tomato is a complicated item. Its pronunciation isn’t the only conundrum—toe-may-toe or toe-mah-to? Many also wonder: Is it a fruit or a veggie?

Reality Bites


SF's Traci Des Jardins is the first to go.

Hooker in a Hangman’s Noose?

Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon; courtesy of Warner Brothers

Vacationing in Search of a Lost Film Treasure


Taken from the AP News Wire (3:08 am CST)
Dateline: Matamoras, Mexico

                                                MRF (dictating to a half-breed AP Stringer)

Look of the Week: The Archive

Join us weekly as the Notori.us crew features a look that is meticulously styled, coiffed and made up to create an edgy, runway-ready look with fashion-forward selections straight from local boutiques in your neighborhood.

 Archive
For the day: Neil Barrett black leather jacket ($2,370); Inhabit maroon V-neck sweater ($395); Jan & Carlos black jeans ($380); Puma by Alexander McQueen green high-top shoes ($260); Ann Demeulemeester black belt ($255).

Guess Store Opening

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

GUESS and Vogue, with special hosts such as actress Brittany Snow, held a cocktail reception to showcase the American brand's fall fashions at its new store in the Westfield SF Centre.

Symphonix at Harlot

Symphonix hosted "An Evening with Michael Tilson Thomas" at Harlot, where cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a conversation with the six-time Grammy award winner, composer, pianist and conductor flowed freely.

Gigi & Eric Lindberg Miryung Song_Felix Gallego Erik Noland_Maran McElhany

WhiskyFest Notice

I’m reprinting the following press release and will be doing so regularly so that all of you whiskyheads out there don’t forget to register for this incredible event: Maltadvocate’s WhiskyFest.

The occasions in this life are all too rare to get to taste so many whiskys back-to-back, side-to-side, up-and-down. Rare bottlings. A chance to talk with distillers. The seminars are wonderful—a way to achieve authoritative knowledge of several of the world’s most important distilleries. In short this is not an event to be missed. I’ll be there as well as just about every significant bartender in town. Do not miss it. Below is all the info you need.


MEET YOUR MAKERS! WHISKYFEST COMES WEST AFTER A DECADE

Under Construction: Waterbar


Rough sketches of the main bar and dining room.

Growing up, I wanted to be an architect, then a doctor, then a lawyer, then an environmental lobbyist (like Annette Bening in the The American President), but luckily I became a writer. Now I get to learn about such a wide array of activities, issues and events. One day, I could be covering an exotic locale, and the next I could be wearing a bright yellow hardhat and touring what’s likely to be a landmark SF restaurant.
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