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Hard Cider: How D'Ya Like Them Apples?



Ever since I was 15 and traveling through France and Britain with my family, I've loved European dry, alcoholic apple cider. This is probably because my parents wouldn't let me drink beer, scotch or (much) wine, but they would let me get the occasional buzz off cider. While there, I developed an affection for the dry, crisp apple-y taste of the stuff.

What to Eat at Bay to Breakers

We're San Franciscans through and through, so we hate to say anything against Bay to Breakers, but the snacks at Footstock are not the tastiest morsels to treat yourself to after running or walking seven miles. (You thought we were gonna rant on the saggy naked people, didn't you? Nope, we've got priorities.) So whether you're in the race or just watching it, here are some things you might want to eat and drink along the route, beginning down in SoMa at the starting line:

Epi Center Eco MedSpa Launch Party

On Thursday, May 1 the Epi Center celebrated the launch of their new LEED certified Eco MedSpa. The event included an afternoon tea and champagne reception as well as a private anniversary and launch party that featured
organic hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Guest included green guru and Eco Fabulous founder Zem Joaquin—an advisor on the project—as well as green architect and author Eric Corey Freed.




Dr. Scott W. Mosser, Heidi Pettit

The Eat + Drink List: This Week's Top 7



1. Culinary karma  

New Restaurants and Blind Dates


The other night I was headed to a new restaurant, Anchor & Hope (to read a Q and A with co-owner and all-around-nice-guy Doug Washington, click here), and I mentioned to our Executive Editor that I was almost hoping that I wouldn’t like it (I did...but more on that in another post). It’s not that I relish being a crank (at least, not all the time) but just that loving all these restaurants in San Francisco can be debilitating.


Universal Cafe, one of my local favorites.

A Night at the Museum: Artist Tucker Nichols Challenges the Norm


"Thanks for Understanding" by Tucker Nichols; courtesy of the de Young

7 Sexy Things

As we head into the end of May and the beginning of summer, keep these (mostly) local events on your radar should you feel the need to turn up the heat.



1. Masturbate-a-thon
Sunday, May 25, at the Center for Sex & Culture downtown
Just think: Sex with someone you love, and for a great cause.
 
2. Ask the Doctors: Masturbation

Beer for Dogs? No, It's Not a Joke



A friend alerted me to this astonishing development in the world of beer: Happy Tail Ale, the first beer for dogs. It's nonalcoholic, fortified with glucosamine (for the joints) and Vitamin E, and it's beef-flavored. Hell, if it weren't for the nonalcoholic part, I'd probably drink it myself.
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