San Francisco's very own Joey Roth's Sorapot tea pot is now available at Propeller in Hayes Valley. The architecturally simple yet exquisitely crafted pot articulates the ritual of tea-making in a thoroughly modern way. Its 11 ounce capacity brews 2 cups and encourages multiple brews of the same leaves, which is a Chinese custom. $250 at Propeller.
Rose and Radish in Hayes Valley is the go to shop for picking up beautiful hand-printed linen pillows by Lisbet Friis. The shop only carried a few of the patterns last year, but they were so popular that Rose and Radish now has added many more styles to their collection. The pillows are inspired by ribbons that hang from medals and awards, and they're an excellent way to add bright and gorgeous color to your home. $188 each at Rose and Radish.
Max Payne isn’t about to win any popularity contests. He’s a brooding, self-centered avenger with a badge, obsessively working a single cold case – the murder of his wife and child. He greets the friendly advances of a new co-worker with an icy stare. And he’s lousy at parties.
Payne came into existence as the star of a bestselling series of video games, and he is suitably fleshed out here by Mark Wahlberg, who flashes his menacing scowl as often as he lays waste to a gang of tattooed thugs. Though he is joined from time to time by Mila Kunis, on hand as a leather-clad Russian assassin, Max Payne is mostly a one-man show, and a rather confusing one at that.
Tonight is 7x7's Eat + Drink Awards, an event a bit like the Academy Awards of the SF restaurant industry (minus Botoxed actresses choked with tears). Unlike most events—where chefs are asked to cook very small bites of food on a bunson burner, plate it on paper and serve it to a herd of tipsy people—this is a night that chefs get to actually relax and celebrate themselves. As they well should.
Now that the parties are over, it's time for all this change to take place (word on the street is that was kind of Obama's MO). The new prez, a fellow jetsetter himself, has promised to make traveling easier on the masses. Here's what globetrotters have to look forward to in the coming four (maybe eight) years.
In case you haven't seen the Valentine's Day decorations already up at countless gift stores across the city, know this: it's coming. Was that a Bah Humbug? You're way off on holidays, but just the same, why not share this little treat with yourself or someone you like (but you know, not like like) to get in the spirit? It's only 25 bucks, and available online from local talent Lisa Congdon. And to get you pumped even further for the number one Hallmark holiday (ever heard of Sweetest Day?
I'm guessing that if you're reading this then you didn't spend the Inauguration in Washington. In that case, let me bring to your attention the slightly belated inauguration dinner hosted by the Mission Street Food crew at Lung Shan restaurant in the Mission tomorrow (Thursday) night.
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