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Epic Roasthouse and Waterbar Opening Party

Epic Roasthouse and Waterbar restaurants celebrated their opening with a joint party overflowing with food, drink and merry-makers. Designed by Pat Kuleto (who is also a co-owner of both restaurants), these two massive restaurants sitting on The Embarcadero boast killer views of the bay.

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Peekadoodle Kidsclub Grand Opening

Peekadoodle Kidsclub opened its doors at Ghirardelli Square with a party in its 10,000-square-foot digs, which includes a multi-themed playground and four classrooms. The first of its kind in the Bay Area, Peekadoodle will provide a full suite of services to children up to five years of age.

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Our Top 7 Art Picks

Charlie Callahan
Artwork by Charlie Callahan; courtesy Receiver Gallery

Tune in on first Friday's for the Hot List's top 7 gallery openings and art events of the month.

1.  "Erotic Art" sneaks an NC-17 peak at the otherwise romantic themes of Valentine’s Day with salacious photography, painting and live performance at the City Art Cooperative Gallery. Opening reception February 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mirah at the Great American Music Hall

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Indie singer/songwriter Mirah played an intimate set at the Great American Music Hall on Tuesday, January 22. Portland-based visual artist and performer the Blow started the night off.

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Mirah

Mirah

Prep-School Subversive

Iris

Iris, 23, Web production assistant
Lives in: Lower Haight
Wearing: Wool coat and cardigan bought in Taipei, shorts and shoes from Urban Outfitters, H&M tights, Diesel scarf, H&M handbag
My style icon: flight attendants and military personnel
Most recent fashion find: a pair of vintage lace-up boots from Wasteland

*Title supplied by subject to describe her look.

Devilishly Demure

Desiree

Desiree, 33, photographer
Lives in: Lower Nob Hill
Wearing: Forever 21 shirt dress, Lee jeans from Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic cardigan, Nordstrom shoes, jacket from Brick Lane Market in London, hair pin from Spitalfields Market in London. 

Calling All Designers

Local designers looking to get some exposure: now’s the time to send in your portfolios to Fashion on the Square. Held each summer in the plaza at Union Square, the annual event bills itself as the largest outdoor fashion show on the West Coast. (It’s also part industry fundraiser for the non-profit organization Fashion Group Foundation of San Francisco).

Strippers and Poles and Lap Dancing, Oh My!

January was major research month for the Sex with Emily show. It began at a HurryDate event and then moved to the stripper pole. I figured this was a logical progression.

So, I went right to the source, the Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre—the legendary club in San Francisco—to take “dance” lessons from its strippers.

Talented strippers Jasmine and Jersey (pictured here) took me under their wing.

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<i>7x7</i>’s Eat and Drink 2008 Awards Party



photography by Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer

The Readymade Cookbook



A really bad photo of a pretty cool custom cookbook.

When I was growing up, dinnertime in my family usually began with my mother sitting on the floor, sifting through piles of recipes, all clipped from magazines or handwritten, and tossed into the recipe drawer. Today, the drawer is no longer and mom is more often on Epicurious, looking up four-fork recipes. Ask her to give you the recipe for something delicious that she made once and it will inevitably entail a frantic internet search.
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