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Elizabeth Wilson in her Kansas City studio. Courtesy of Asiatica


What: Designer meet-and-greet/Asiatica Trunk Show

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 19

Where: Boulette’s Larder, Ferry Building

Emporio Armani Hosts Academy of Friends Season Kickoff

Guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails and shopping at the Academy of Friends 2008-2009 season kickoff on Thursday, August 7. The event, hosted by Emporio Armani at their Union Square location, helped raise money for AIDS organizations in the Bay Area. Attendees sampled drinks by SnowQueen Vodka and food from Armani Caffè.

 


Jeffrey Braff, Steven Helfand, Brad Vanderbilt

Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Bassnectar at the Greek Theatre

Electro-heroes and local stars Bassnectar and Santa Cruz's Sound Tribe Sector Nine spin the Greek Theater in Berkeley Saturday night. Watch out for dirty bass beats twisted with synth atmospherics and funky cuts from Sound Tribe's recent release, Peaceblaster.  Doors open at 5:30.

Sex with Emily: This Week's Sex Menu

My list of seven sexy things this week....

1.
Sex in the News: Noisy Sex Lands Woman in Court

Summer Vegetable Cianfotta from A16 Food + Wine

Welcome to the very first installment of Recipe Friday, the latest feature here at Bits+Bites. We've got a stack of soon-to-be-released cookbooks from local chefs and bartenders and we couldn't resist sharing—each Friday, we'll be giving you a sneak peek at one of the recipes from the book. This week, we're pleased as punch to be sharing a recipe from the forthcoming book, A16 Food + Wine. This lovely book, photographed by Ed Anderson (who photographed our "Around the World in 31 Meals" story in the August issue) makes me want to rush into the kitchen. This recipe, summer in a bowl, is the first thing I plan to cook.
 

Slow Food Nation: Slow on the Go


El Huarache Loco, just one of the many vendors
at Slow Food Nation's Slow on the Go.

Slow Food Nation is only 11 days away—have you bought your tickets yet? If not, hop on over to the site now and take your pick—taste pavilions, day trips and special dinners await. But today we want to tell you a part of the Nation that requires no special admission—Slow on the Go.

Sentinel's Lunch Menu Now Online

Dennis Leary's Sentinel, our favorite downtown lunch spot as of late, now has its daily menu online.  Today's special?  Roasted Pork Loin with Figs and Caramelized  Onions.  Wow. Hurry and go grab it!

Au Revoir, Rubicon

Is a taco truck pulled up outside a great restaurant at midnight an ominous sign? Is it comparable, symbolically, to the raven perched outside the house of someone at death's door?


It's October and It's 75! Go Eat Outside in the Mission


Bar Bambino is heating up the patio.

Zuni Cafe: Through a Glass Newly?

If I tell you that the picture below was taken at Zuni (which you already should have recognized), what do you find significant about  the scene?



The answer has nothing to do with the always-sensational roast chicken or the fact that Thierry Lovato, the wine director, paired it for me with a half bottle of lovely Crozes-Hermitage from Domaine Combier, an interesting if not classic choice. No, the real shocker in the photo is the glass, which you can see is not the regular old lousy Zuni wine glass. Rather, it was a thin-rimmed, deftly shaped bowl that worked beautifully for wine in every way that Zuni's regular glass (at left in the picture below) does not.
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