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Summertime Wines

So, I spent the Fourth in Seattle with my sister, brother-in-law and little Clementine (who's almost two now). We did it right, by barbecuing these friggin' enormous steaks.



I mean, they were huge and, as if I needed it, I was given the fattest one, which you see here dwarfing an ear of corn (and, no, that's not a baby corn--it's normal sized). Needless to say, I could only eat about a third of it.


San Francisco Zoo Fur Ball 2008

On Saturday, June 28, young professionals gathered for the annual Fur Ball hosted by the San Francisco Zoo and Zoo II. VIP guests were treated to a private tour of the zoo, which entailed a behind-the-scenes visit with lions and new baby tiger cubs. The magical night also included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music by Night Fever and an auction benefiting the zoo’s efforts.


Liz Geddes, Ryan Wilson

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



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