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Real Restaurant Costs

Out the Door feels the squeeze, and passes it on to
their customers.

Jokes On You: McSweeney’s Evening of a Thousand Scowls

Photo courtesy of 826 Valencia

Park Punk


Byron, 36, Clothing Designer  
Lives: Hayes Valley
Style Icon: Jean Michel Basquiat
Wearing: Vans, Dickies Jeans, Dior glasses and most importantly Dolce & Gabbana cologne
Who's closet would you like to raid: The lead singer from Poison Idea

7x7's Music is My Commuting Therapy Playlist

photo by Alex Farnum

Due to copyright issues, some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

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

1. Spring Sprouting

This is that great time of year when root vegetables and caramelized braises give way to signs of spring. We’re seeing some of the seasons’ finest vegetables making their debuts on menu around town: Jardinière is serving Prather Ranch lamb with fava beans and spring onion, Millennium has artichokes al cartoccio with roasted fennel; spring garlic; spicy seitan sausage and Meyer lemon, and at Pizzeria Delfina you can order a side-dish of first-of-the-season asparagus topped with lardo butter.

Thorough Bread and Pastry

Last week, the former Just Desserts space on Church Street near Market became home to Thorough Bread and Pastry (248 Church St., 415-558-0690), an artisan bakery operated by the San Francisco Baking Institute, where its students get a taste of experience while the rest of us get a taste of heaven.

Top 7 A+E Picks

Ryan Seng
"Nightwalk;" courtesy of Ryan Seng

Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1.  Greil Marcus at the Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, March 25
Rock critic and author Greil Marcus discusses his journalistic work on rock n’ roll and American culture as well as his latest book The Shape of Things to Come.

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