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Happy Hour at O Izakaya




I hadn't been to a true happy hour in years, but the other day I stumbled into the one at O Izakaya. Beers, well sake and well drinks were each $3, which seemed like a pretty good deal (I drank Sapporo). What was a great turn on, though, was the food, priced on a special happy-hour $5 list. We sampled the seaweed salad, ultra-fresh hamachi and the tempura/beer-battered onion rings and loved all of it.


Planting a Victory Garden

Sure, there are plenty of questionable projects funded by the City of San Francisco, but here’s one worth taking note of (and action on): The SF Victory Gardens program, a pilot program aimed to support the transition of backyard, front yard, window boxes, rooftops and unused land into organic food production areas. In other words, city-dwellers, here is your opportunity to turn your underutilized space into a green oasis, with support from a team of talented professionals.


This could be your backyard.
Photograph by Chris Beddoe.

SF Ballet New Works Opening Gala

On Tuesday, April 22 the San Francisco Ballet kicked off the opening night of its 75th Anniversary Season’s New Works Festival with a grand soiree at the War Memorial Opera House. The black-tie event featured a cocktail reception and an elegant dinner.


Yurie Pascarella, Danielle Santos


Cheri Spolin, Stacey Dobos

Coachella 2008: Day One

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Here's a look at day one of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, which took place in Indio, California on April 25, 26 and 27.

BLACK KIDS

Murphy's Film Picks

Film nerds and nerdettes, why don't you check out some of these groovy film picks happening in your 'hood. Don't forget to tune in next week for another installment of the Reel. Until next time, be bad and get into trouble baby.

Operation Desert Storm: <i>7x7</i> Takes on Coachella Part 2


DeVotchKa; photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Here's a report from the sonically scorching day two of Coachella:

Coachella Performer with the Coolest Buddy List: Mark Ronson

Mother May I: Mama Mio Beauty


Courtesy of Mama Mio

The Eat + Drink List: This Week's Top 7



1. Got game?

From tonight through May 3, chef Peter McNee of Poggio will be showcasing one of his favorite cooking techniques: allo spiedo, or roasting on a spit. For a very reasonable $19, diners can sample featured roasts, ranging from partridge and pheasant to goat and suckling pig. McNee has also designed a separate menu inspired by spring in Italy.



2. Get the edge on veggies

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