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Tea for Two

For those who love eating and drinking as much as they love the one they’re with, try this date on for size. It’s not exactly the always popular white-tablecloth-candlelight-champagne triumvirate, but sometimes the most impressive dates are a little grittier, a little less suavé, but equally compelling. For this, I’d recommend a three-part date, all within one block of the Mission. First, of course, you must start with a drink at Dalva, particularly if you can get into the very dark and very private little room up the creaky stairs. (It’s not always open early on, so maybe this is a drink that should be more of a nightcap than an amuse.)

Melissa's Playlist 01.09.08


courtesy of The Rolling Stones



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Vintage 415 NYE Party

photography by Aubrie Pick for Drew Altizer

Vintage 415 threw a blow-out party at Ana Mandara, where Champagne flowed and DJ Fashen was on deck to help ring in the new year.

Rachel Rose_Vin Sol Elyssa Thorp_Leila Nasseri Natalie Marmer_Chris Croswell

Murphy's Rainy Day Film Picks

The Savages
The Savages; courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

Film nerds and nerdettes, instead of trudging around the rainy streets of SF, 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.*

Film Happenings Round Town

Hot Like Fire

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Oakland-based rock outfit the Matches played a high energy set at Slim's on Friday, December 21. SF's Mini Pop and Oakland's Panda opened the bill.

THE MATCHES
Matches

Matches

Funny Business

Clift Hotel NYE Party

photography by Heather Wiley

The Clift Hotel hosted an "Asian paradise" New Year's Eve party that took over five rooms and included sets by DJ Spider (resident at Pure, Las Vegas; Les Deux, LA; Area, LA) and DJ Solomon (resident at Slide, San Francisco).

Saturday’s Fruit Orgy

Seeing how much I love a good bowl of cereal (A Five-Bowl Meal), you’d think I’d have been to Kate’s Kitchen a bunch of times, but the truth is that I hadn’t eaten at this Lower Haight joint until just last week. And now, I plan on bringing this spot into my regular brunch rotation.


Kate's Fruit Orgy

Fear and Loathing On the ’08 Campaign Trail

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas;
courtesy of Universal Pictures


Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Drink the Kool-Aid

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