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The Sessions at Popscene

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Vancouver-based indie-pop outfit the Sessions performed at Popscene on Thursday, February 21.

THE SESSIONS


Cocktail ABCs: How Not to Make a Daiquiri

Thanks to friend and cocktail fiend Alex for this gem.

Watch this video, and then tell me that you would ever would ever put that drink in your mouth. There's so much that's wrong with the way he makes this drink, it's scary, but we'll just mention some of the highlights:
Try not to pick your nose while chilling your cocktail glass.
Try not to use only one ounce of rum in a cocktail--at least give 'em an ounce and a half.
Try not to completely botch the measuring of your ingredients.
Try not to pick your nose again.
Try not to use prefab sweet-and-sour mix.

Americano: Spring Awakening

You don’t just have to look up at the Ferry Building clock tower to know that the city has officially sprung forward: Flashes of bare leg and pink petals are everywhere. While foodies roaming the Marketplace can almost taste the apricots and artichokes on their tongue, across the street at Americano, a literal crush of single professionals huddled around space heaters are fixated on some good ole’ sexual tension paired with a Melograno Cosmo, which is acquired after waiting diligently in line—a very, very long one.


Friday at Americano brings the boys to the yard.

Denim Warehouse Sale


Courtesy of The Warehouse Sale

If you love the thrill of the hunt the way I do, The Warehouse Sale is where you’ll want to spend a good chunk of your weekend. This gargantuan sale promises to deliver more than 20,000 items (most of them are premium denim at up to 80% off retail). For the warehouse sale novice, these massive blowouts can put an infrequent bargain hunter into borderline freak-out mode. To avoid a retail meltdown, here are my top three tips:

Arrive (and leave) early.

Banquettes: The Horseshoe Issue

In the back of my mind I keep a “hater” list that I add to more frequently than I’d care to admit. On it are things that aggravate me more than they should, things I’m not able to get all Gandhi about at this less-than-fully evolved stage of my young life. This list includes my hatred for people who clip.their.nails. on public transportation (!?), people who stop short in the middle of the sidewalk, lost or confused, so you run straight into them,  and restaurants that have glaring lights, so bright that you cast a shadow on your plate. Add to this list my latest aggravation: horseshoe-shaped banquettes.

K-Swiss Free Running Sneaks: Fashion Meets Function

If you’re never heard of parkour or free running, you’ve probably at least seen it before. (Remember that intense wall-scaling, rooftop-hopping chase through the Marrakesh markets in the James Bond flick Casino Royale?) What was once an underground physical activity has clearly made it to the mainstream, confirmed by the launch of K-Swiss’ new line of sneakers especially made for this urban gymnast’s sport. (The stuntman behind the Bond chase scene, by the way, is Sébastian Foucan, K-Swiss’ official spokesperson for the line.)

The Hives at the Fillmore

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Swedish garage-rock quintet the Hives performed songs off their latest effort The Black and White Album at the Fillmore on Wednesday, February 20.

THE HIVES
The HIves

The HIves

Gene Wilder Has An Enormous Schwanzstucker, Voof!


courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Only total gimps miss Young Frankenstein at the Castro ....

"Simply Organic" Cooking

We got a copy of Simply Organic (Chronicle Books) here in the 7x7 office this week. Written by Jesse Ziff Cool, a longtime local-and-sustainable advocate who owns three organic restaurants down in Palo Alto, it’s a hefty cookbook loaded with semi-glossy pages and gorgeous photographs by SF’s own France Ruffenach.
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