Wanda Sykes has had a busy year. After several awesome seasons as a serious contender for TV’s best sit-com sidekick (a tongue-lashing BFF to Julia Louis-Dreyfus on “The New Adventures of Old Christine”), Sykes came out against Prop 8, had twins in April and got tapped to razz Republicans and Democrats alike (mostly Republicans) at the White House Correspondents Dinner in May.
Daily reads from our feeds...
Project Runway winners Leanne Marshall's collection for Bluefly is finally available, but unfortunately we're less than impressed.
Fashionista swoons over the creative use of hair extensions that appeared in yesterday's Chanel couture show.
The name of Jil Sander's Uniqlo collection was revealed via The Cut, and we're still desperately hoping they open a shop in SF.
Stop the War on Fun! which started as a Facebook group and now has nearly 3000 members has emerged as a full-fledged website. The guerilla-style movement, spearheaded by local musicians, artists, club owners, club goers, and entertainment industry workers, is a direct rebuttal to the ABC's (California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control) mysterious harassment on local all-ages venues, namely Cafe Du Nord, Slim's, Bottom of the Hill (watch our video). The question at hand: What constitutes a restaurant?
Get down on a sultry Sunday afternoon for a good cause? Where do we sign up? Foreign Cinema’s Laszlo Bar. On Sunday, July 12, the watering hole plays host to a stellar crew of Bay Area DJs intent on easing your way out of the weekend with delectable hip-hop, electro, indie, and club sounds – all for a good cause: the Narada Michael Walden Foundation, which promotes music education among Bay Area youth.
Sylvan Brackett of Peko-Peko Japanese catering will be teaching a Japanese cooking class at Cavallo Point on July 11. Learn how to make a few classic izakaya-style dishes, as well as the fundamentals of Japanese cookery—how to make rice and dashi, how to deep-fry and braise, and how to choose the perfect ingredients.
Take Us Out To The Ballpark
Over the weekend, we had a chance to stop by the Turk + Taylor Pop-Up Shop that opened recently along a stretch of lower Fillmore Street that’s fast becoming a hub for edgy San Francisco fashion with an independent streak.
The Dirty Projectors have been surprising critics and fans alike with their new burst of energy and creativity, especially when it comes to their live shows. The sextuplet opened last night with their love song lullaby, “Two Doves,” sung only by über-famous indie artist and multi-instrumentalist, Angel Deradoorian and musical director/lead singer, Dave Longstreth on stage. Taking cues from Longstreth who was clearly running the show, the Dirty Projectors slid through their entire new album slowly building up to some of crowd favorites like their hit single, “Stillness Is The Move,” in which group hottie Amber Coffman did a little dancing that made the boys (and girls) swoon.
Just finished my tour of Rickhouse, and I have to say, it's absolutely beautiful. With one wall that's made of bricks and is holdout (ash and all) from the 1906 fire and the rest of the walls and ceiling being lovingly built from reclaimed wood and old bourbon barrel staves, the design of the new bar from the folk at Bourbon & Branch is stunning.
I swear. I wasn't gonna do it. It's not just that I'm a news junkie. Oh, no. For that in itself might be considered (somewhat) high-minded. The truth? The real and sordid facts, M'am? Somewhere along the line, I crossed a line and became a devoted train-wreck watcher.
Lunch is poised for its comeback. Scrappy little grab-and-go operations are popping up throughout the city—beginning with Kitchenette, which made midday loading-dock-dining chic, continuing with Little Skillet, which brough waffles and fried chicken to the downtown masses, and now firmly assuming trend status with Pals Takeaway, hidden within Tony's Market on 24th and Hampshire.
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