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Look of the Week: CFDA Edition

Seeing as this past Monday was the Oscars of the fashion industry, we decided to salute the CFDA (that's the Council of Fashion Designers of America for those who always or never wondered) Awards by featuring three of this year's winners: Calvin Klein, SF native Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler. And what better way to do so than by showing the designers' take on the ultimate wardrobe essential, the Little Black Dress, at three different price points? While we're always on the search for the elusive perfect black dress to add to our collection, we might not have a few grand to throw down on a dress at the moment (or ever), but hey, a girl can dream can't she?

The New Zagat SF Nightlife Guide: Some Misses, Some Hits

The 8th edition of Zagat’s guide to San Francisco Nightlife just came out. This is the book that tourists will slip into their purses and coat pockets as they visit (hopefully) in droves this summer and pump their dollars into our economy. As such, it may be important as to where those dollars go.

So, in the world of drink, what did they get right and what did they get wrong?

They’re pretty on top of things, including, for instance Heaven’s Dog, which opened only a few months ago, and Adesso in the East Bay.


Band to Watch: Jones Street Station

The classic story of country meets the big city has brought forth Jones Street Station, a group of five very individually talented musicians whose live show at Slim's last night was one of the most impressive acts we’ve seen in a very long time.

Game On: Peter Getty Responds to Blog Blather


Well, sweetie? It looks like our summer blog reading just jumped up a notch on the sizzle scale.

This morning, frère Peter Getty eloquently responds to both SFist Editor Brock Keeling and SFAppeal founder-editor Eve Batey regarding the initial decision by one of the Brothers Getty to not allow public comment on their City Brights blog.

Today's Hot Links: Top Chef Masters and Pi

Top Chef Masters: Neatly summarizing the love-fest vibe of Top Chef Masters so far, Elizabeth Falkner quipped, "we were meaner when we were judges." And then there was this and this.

Met Home's Modern by Design Show House Opens

Last night was the opening gala for Metropolitan Home's Modern by Design show house in Pacific Heights. The place was packed, as in, long line at the door, no room to move inside, pracarious canapè and drink trays slowly crawling through the crowd, ready to tumble at any moment. That said though, it was a blast. We stopped by the house a few days ago as finishing touches were still going into place, so it was nice to see everything completed and looking fabulous.

Get L.O.W. at Vessel

You deserve a drink for making it through the week. The party people at L.O.W. (Look Out Weekend) are hosting a shindig at Vessel to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Skip out of the office early, throw on your dancing shoes and start your weekend off with a live performance by locally-based rap mash duo Lazer Sword with DJ Huggs, followed by Pance Party and Pony P on the turntables. Buy a Fernet or Correlejo shot, get a free beer for the chase. $6 cocktails, $3 beers and snacks provided compliments of Bar Crudo. Hot party, hot people, cheap drinks and no cover. We'll see you there.

Friday, June 19, 4 - 9 p.m., Vessel, 85 Campton Place (off Stockton between Sutter and Post).

Elvis Costello Playing for Free at Amoeba

On the heels of his roots-inspired June 2nd release "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane," the legendary Elvis Costello, joined by singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale, will play a free show in San Francisco next week Monday (6/22) at, of all places, Amoeba (12pm). Costello will stick around for an album signing after the in-store performance—free silk-screened posters for anyone who buys the new album!—before heading south to play an 8pm show at Amoeba in Hollywood.

First Taste: Don’t (Just) Order Pizza at Flour + Water

Since the lines at Flour + Water showed no signs of abating, I finally just took the plunge and went. Despite F+W's best intentions to publicize the restaurant as not-just-a-pizza joint, early diner reports have focused on the pies because, well, that's what people do. I'm not here to tell you skip the very good pizza (and even if I did, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't listen), but I am here to tell you not to skip the rest of the menu. Because even if it's a uovo pizza you're after, topped with a golden-yolked egg, some of the finest things I tried did not come from the Mugnaini oven.

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