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Magic Monday



Jessica and I just finished the August food issue (which, for the record, rocks—you have a lot to look forward to). But for now, we're fried. See you on Monday. We'll be back, as fresh as some gem lettuce just plucked from the earth at County Line.

Cavallo Point: The Farley Bar

If you haven't yet been over to Cavallo Point, the beautiful new resort and lodge near Sausalito, right under the far end of the Golden Gate Bridge, it's worth going just to have a drink at its bar.


These New Puritans Perform at Popscene

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

UK-based post punk outfit These New Puritans played a high-energy at Popscene on Thursday, June 19. Electronic music collective the Young Punx manned the decks along with resident DJ Aaron Axelson.

SF’s Best Bar Chefs Competition

On Tuesday, July 1, a select group of SF’s best bartenders battled it out in an Iron Chef-style competition to win the title of Best Bar Chef. The lively event, which took place at the Americano located in the Hotel Vitale, featured fierce competition from formidable bar chefs Ronaldo Colli from Americano, Josh Harris from Five Star Cocktails, and Cody Robertson from Oola and guest judges like of David Nepove, Vice-President of the United States Bartender’s Guild, Steven Oliver, GM of Le Colonial. Guests sipped on cocktails courtesy of Lotus Vodka as they applauded winner Ronaldo Colli. 

Le Colonial Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration

Union Square restaurant and bar Le Colonial celebrated its ten-year anniversary in style with a lavish party attended by SF glitterati on Wednesday, June 25.










Death Cab for Cutie Performs at 330 Ritch

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Sensitive indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie played songs off their latest effort Narrow Stairs at 330 Ritch on Sunday, June 22.

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE



Summer Exhibit Opening Party at the Asian Art Museum

On Wednesday, June 25 the Asian Art Museum celebrated the opening of its summer exhibit “Power and Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty” with a cocktail reception and formal dinner party.  The evening commenced with a showcasing of couturier Colleen Quen’s breathtaking designs followed by lavish dinner catered by McCall Associates and a private viewing of the gallery.


Goretti Lo Lui, Lt. Governor John Garamendi, Patti Garamendi

The Eat + Drink List: This Week's Top 7



1. V is for victory
With Slow Food Nation fast approaching, it’s time to get your feet wet with a couple of preliminary Slow events—the first among them being the Victory Garden Celebration Dinner at Acme Chophouse. On July 12, following the planting ceremony of the Victory Garden in Gavin’s backyard, head to Acme for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a three-course family-style meal prepared by chef Thom Fox. For tickets, click here.

Top 7 A + E Picks


photography by Blossom Berkofsky; courtesy of Tilly and the Wall

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1.  Tilly and the Wall

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