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A Little Tart

I’m not referring to your sister, I’m referring to these new-ish “cocktail sodas” from Stirrings.



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.

Paying Existential Respects to a Swedish Bad Ass


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.

Freak Out!

You never know what you’re going to find when you go through a move. I happened across this bottle that had gotten buried behind some shopping bags in the pantry. Thirsty from carrying boxes, we chilled it down and popped it.



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.

Please Welcome The Hot List


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.

Next Gen



Courtesy of Gen Art

Sonic Voyage

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

DJ Z-Trip, who has been dubbed the "Godfather of Mash-ups," rocked the Independent Friday, July 24 with a little help from his friends. Special guests included SF-based Blackalicious MC Gift of Gab, Freestyle Fellowship MC Aceyalone and Too Short protege Rappin' 4-Tay.

My Heart Loves Salmon

A group of us ventured to Marin on Saturday to go trail running at Fort Cronkhite, and—after an hour-long Spinning class and a grueling seven-plus-mile run (more than half of it UPHILL)—we ended up at Fish. Even though the line was 30-deep when we arrived and the 20-some picnic tables outside were packed, we persevered so as to taste the creations of chef-owner Chad Callahan (formerly at Masa’s). I wish I had my camera to record our gluttonous meal, but I had no idea that we’d end up eating so well.

The Anderson Boys, You’re Our Only Hope

Greeting and salutations* from San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre where legend has it, after the 1968 film premier of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, a cockeyed Jack Lemmon took a stand for alcoholic film nerds everywhere by conjuring the might of 200 Felix Ungers to uncork a can of whoop-ass on his equally soused co-star Walter Matthau in an il

Sipping Summer


A starring ingredient in gazpacho.
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