Wearing all white and ski masks, Weezer rocked the San Jose Event Center on October 13 with favorites “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “Island in the Sun” and a few from their new release, Red Album including “Pork and Beans.” Canadian indie rockers Tokyo Police Club opened.
We were definitely a little sad a few months ago when we discovered (quietly) that SF Fashion Week was no longer. It was a valiant effort, which began in 2005, on the part of local events producer Erika Gessin to create a cohesive fashion event for Bay Area designers held every August. But with its rumored organizational problems and, now, the depressed state of the economy, we weren’t terribly surprised the local fashion shows eventually tapped out. It’s still yet to be seen whether the relatively new Innovative Fashion Council of San Francisco will be able to eventually get the support and funding needed to launch The Fashion Event the city so craves.
You may have heard a tidbit here or there about Danny Bowien, the 25-year-old chef at Farina, winning the Pesto World Championship in Genoa, Italy back in April. But in my humble opinion, none of us has heard enough about this accomplishment. So I headed over to Farina the other day to talk with Bowien and his mentor, Farina executive chef Paolo Laboa, a Genoese who taught his mother’s recipe to Bowien in Farina’s kitchen.
If rock stars have groupies, then certain foods in SF have a similarly fanatical following: Tartine Bakery’s bread pudding, for instance. It’s one of those things that people get irrational about. (Case in point: My mother. Last time she came in the city to help me clear out my basement of junk, she threatened to reneg if I didn’t have the bread pudding waiting for her upon arrival.)
Last week, I went to Tartine with my boyfriend. When it’s not busy, I love sitting in there on a weekday morning. It feels very civilized and European.
It did, that is, until he ordered the bread pudding for himself.
Courtesy of Goldenbleu
What: Goldenbleu Warehouse Sale
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11
Where: Goldenbleu warehouse, 2963 Mission St., firstname.lastname@example.org
Why: Score Italian-leather kicks and purses from one of SF’s own at wholesale prices. Select styles start at $30. Get a free bag with a purchase of $200 or more.
Well, never again.
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