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Bite or Flight

A few days ago in the office we coined a new phrase (credit to our A&E editor, Melissa Goldstein, must be given): Bite or Flight. I was describing an experience that happens to me when I’m dining out. Full of expectation and anticipation, I sit down in a new restaurant, eagerly open the menu and then…wish that I had chosen a different place to have dinner.

Party Like A Rock Star

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

To kick off the Rock the Bells Tour, which features the biggest hip-hop stars from both the new and old school, Mezzanine hosted an off-the-hook pre-party on Friday, August 17. Guest performers included Pharoahe Monch and MC Supernatural and beats were provided by DJ Preservation and DJ Boogie Blind.

Don't Stop the Beat

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Denmark-based pop duo Junior Senior played a lively set at Popscene on Thursday, August 16. UK-based power-pop group Switches opened the show.

JUNIOR SENIOR



Alice Radio Karaoke Party

Greetings chums,

San Francisco’s DNA Lounge was the venue on Friday night for an evening of crooning and howling as Alice@97.3 hosted its annual karaoke contest. Top-rated morning show hosts Sarah and No Name were the masters of musical ceremonies. Matti produced and Charlene kept score. 



Yours truly was on the judging panel along with record exec Joy and song spoiler HOOMAN.


Basil and Booze: The Perfect Summer Combo

Bartenders have been playing around with fresh herbs lately, so I decided to try my hand at it, using basil from my parents garden up in Sonoma, the handle of a wooden spoon as my muddler and some citron vodka as a start. From there, I looked for inspiration on Hangar One’s website, where they have a whole bevy of good cocktail recipes. My final—very popular, I might add—concoction was based on SF bartender David Nepove’s recipe called The Retreat. The only difference is that I only swirled each glass with a good dash of Pernod (the anise-flavor of Pernod perfectly reflects the basil), rather than go for a full ounce. I also added a bit of cointreau to the shaker. If you serve it on the rocks, top with club soda as Nepove does.

Love and Labor Day

If you’re not having sex in the desert this weekend, you can still have random acts of sex (and love) right here at home.


courtesy of SF Swingers Convention

San Francisco Swingers Convention 2007
Aug. 30-Sept. 4, SF Bay Area

Summer of Love 40th Anniversary
Sept. 2, Sunday, Speedway Meadows at Golden Gate Park


Self Love

Sneaker Pimps: Where Hip-Hop and Shoes Rule

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

On Saturday, August 11 Mighty hosted Sneaker Pimps, a sneaker-fetishists dream come true that featured rare, vintage, limited edition and collectible trainers as well as sneaker-inspired art and photography. Hip-hop heavyweights Too $hort and Kid Capri performed and Dem Hood Stars and J-Billion opened the rowdy show.
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