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Boucheron Benefits SF Zoo

photography by Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer

Boucheron held a shopping event to celebrate the launch of the SF Zoo Auxiliary; 10 percent of the evening’s proceeds were donated to the SF Zoo

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Okra’s A-OK at Namu


Grilled okra with miso aioli

I’ve never liked okra, until now. It could be because the only okra I’ve ever really tried has been greased up and deep-fried—and fried food rarely appeals to me. So, the other day when I went to Namu and my friend insisted I try their grilled okra, I (very) grudgingly agreed.

Get Your Baile Punk On

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Brazen Brazilian threesome Bonde do Role brought their sexy dance moves and metal electro-fused "Baile Punk" to the Independent on Friday, September 28. San Francisco-based indie pop outfit (and winners of 7x7 Magazine's Hot Twenty Under Forty) Magic Bullets warmed up the crowd, and experimental electro/rap one-man-band Juiceboxxx opened the show.


BONDE DO ROLE

No Reservations


Anthony Bourdain's made a career based on No Reservations

People are always asking me to tell them about restaurant trends here in San Francisco. But for the most part, San Francisco is a decidedly untrendy city. Stylish, yes. But trendy, which implies a kind of flash-in-the-pan lemming-like following—not so much. Thankfully. But I’ve noticed a recent micro-trend in the world of restaurants, and I’d love to hear your opinions about it: The no-reservations phenomenon.

Taking the Fifth


The spirits course

Over the summer I got to know the two young chefs—Charlie Kleinman and Jake DesVoignes—who were promoted to top status after the departure of Melissa Perello. They’ve been running the Fifth Floor for most of the year.

The news is out now that, for some reason, the hotel hired Laurent Manrique to take over the famed destination restaurant, and he has in turn installed his choice, Jenny Lorenzo, in the head spot. (All this I learned from the most excellent Tablehopper, by the way.)

Jordan Turns 35

Family-owned and operated Jordan Winery celebrated its 35th birthday at its Alexander Valley digs with a lot of great food and wine, and I was lucky enough to get in on the action.

Jordan has always put a stress on its wines being food-friendly, so it was no surprise that as soon as our first glass of wine was in hand—a 2005 chardonnay—a parade of plates started streaming out of the kitchen. First up, a gelee of Japanese cucumber topped with Transmontanus Rex (aka Idaho white sturgeon) caviar. Fast on its heels came little pillows of Peruvian scallop served ceviche-style with salty caps of osetra caviar. I had three helpings, they were so good.

Classic Vintage but Rough Around the Edges

Jomellyn

Jomellyn, 21, retail sales associate
Wearing: True T-shirt, Marsia Canding sweater, vintage boots, jumper bought in Beijing, plus random bracelets, cheetah headband
My style icon: Olsen twins
My most recent fashion find: high-waisted shorts at Painted Bird

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In Theory

Amy

Amy, 39, clothing designer
Lives in: Nob Hill
Wearing: shift dress and my favorite Theory shoes.
My style icon: Hmmm ...

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Feelin' Lil Wayne

Cameron

Cameron, 21, musician
Lives in: the Sunset
Wearing: Marc by Marc Jacobs T-shirt and pants, Vans, Gucci belt.
My style icon: Lil Wayne
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