So I started thinking about what I should talk about. Of course, I’ve talked about gay and lesbian sex issues on my show. Lord knows that many of my guy friends have wished that I'd spent more time discussing lesbian issues. But that’s a different blog post.
Narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners of Tree Media, The 11th Hour—which enjoyed its SF VIP premiere on Sunday—is a new documentary "about the planet and modern green solutions for the future."
Stopped by the brand new Avedano’s Meats Holly Park Market whose refurbished porcelain, neon sign has been lighting up Cortland Street since it opened a couple weeks back. Part butcher and part gourmet market, it’s a bit like Bi-Rite meets Blue Fog (see our story, "The Fancy Food Show" on the rise of the gourmet market for more on this). The space, which is a long-closed butcher shop, has a ton of history and the women that opened Avedano’s have kept many of the original elements, so it has a nice vintage feel.
As someone who cooks from scratch, I’m a firm believer in doing things the long and hard way. But I will grudgingly admit that Stirrings is making some good products for those who have neither the will nor the time to take the long way to mixing drinks. The people who are coming up with these products obviously have good palates because the sodas aren’t sweet or cloying the way most mixers on the market are.
courtesy of Criterion Collection
The Godless Universe Loves An Existential Bad Ass
While killing time between screenings in the Anderson Boys movie marathon, I built an altar in the lobby of the Castro after learning the last remaining European auteur immortal, Sweden’s Ingmar Bergman decided to take a dirt nap on us at the tender age of 89.
The beer is, I think, a one-off, from one of my favorite California breweries, the Lagunitas Brewing Company in Petaluma. Known for their quirky senses of humor and risk-taking brews, Lagunitas manages to have a lot of fun and still make great beer.
The ladies of A+E; photography by Matt Knudsen
Attention Nightwatch readers:
Starting today, you can find our blog entries, previews, audio playlists and record reviews on our new blog called the Hot List that focuses on art, music and cultural happenings in San Francisco. You can still check out the Nightwatch blog for coverage of the SF nightlife scene with excellent photography courtesy of Misha Vladimirskiy. Come join us at the Hot List for our weekly art, culture and music picks.
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