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Sens and Sensibility

The one and only drawback to Sens, the new restaurant that draws on talent from several trustworthy corners of our local food universe—a general manager and sommelier from Kokkari, chef from Plumpjack Café and pastry chef from Citizen Cake and French Laundry—is getting to it, via an elevator and hallway buried within the promenade level of the mall-ish Embarcadero 4 building. But the location pays off once inside, where your view from the dining room or spacious patio is of swaying palms lined like sentries in front of the iconic Ferry Building.

Castro Street Fair



Everyone loves a party, and no neighborhood more than the Castro. This past Sunday, the masses gathered for the last big bash before Halloween. (If there even is a party this Halloween. We’ll see.)



The fair was the usual mix of gay guys and gals, drag queens and trannies, leather daddies and cubs, and a sprinkling of straights for good measure.

Pop Sounds

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Swedish new wave outfit the Sounds brought their brand of delectable synth-heavy pop-punk to the Fillmore on Tuesday, September 18. The sassy Swedes, who have been compare to Blondie and Missing Persons, toured in support of 2006's Dying to Say This to You, which was recorded in the Bay Area at Oakland's Studio 880. Los Angeles-based glam-pop foursome Under the Influence of Giants and Philadelphia's Liam and Me opened the show.

THE SOUNDS

Weekly Film Picks Part II

The Man Who Souled the World
The Man Who Souled the World; courtesy of Whyte House Productions

Greetings and salutations
devoted film nerds. As promised, here are some film picks to get you through the weekend. Don't forget to be bad and get into trouble baby.

Film Happenings Round Town

•      Second Annual Amateur Erotic Film Festival – tonight at the Castro

Reluctant Capitalist

Here’s the curse of an open market economy: Too much choice. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling totally paralyzed in most grocery stores now. As I scan the aisles of laundry detergent, or dry pasta, or canned tomatoes, I find myself gripped by a kind of shopper’s paralysis. Organic? Sustainable? No Fragrance? Whole Wheat? I think that’s why I really like finding a favorite brand and sticking with it. I’m a loyal shopper. I’m also a loyal diner. When I find something I like, I have a hard time deviating from it. That’s why I will always order French fries and fruit crisp at Universal Café, and the Vietnamese crepe at Sunflower.

The Hot 20 Party

photography by Gene Higa for Drew Altizer

Back to School Lunch Awards

San Francisco School Volunteers hosted a "Back to School Lunch" at The Fairmont to honor standout volunteers in the city's public schools.

Ed & Betsy McDermott Raj & Soo Venkatesan Gavin Newsom_Judy Grossman

Melissa's Playlist 10.10.07


courtesy of Black Bear

Due to copyright issues some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

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