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Zoofest Zoojungle

More than 500 people, including actors Tippi Hedren and Chris O’Donnell, flocked to the SF Zoo’s 37th annual fundraising gala, ZooFest ZooJungle. The event raised more than $600,000 for the Zoo’s wildlife, education and conservation programs.

Coachella, Day 2

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Everybody and their mother played during day two of Coachella ...


Cream of the Crop

Take it like a man.

photograph by Aubrie Pick.
A bottle of Orange Blossom Cream Ale from Buffalo Bill’s Brewery in the East Bay came across my desk last week—well, it actually came across Eat+Drink editor Sara Deseran’s desk. But when I saw it I immediately begged her to let me be the official Food Team Tester, because I am a sucker for “girly beers” of all types. If it has a hint of fruit (21st Amendment’s Watermelon Wheat comes to mind), then chill it, slap it in a glass, and let me have it.

It's Not A Mirage, It's Coachella

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Pac Heights Showcase

The 2007 SF Decorator Showcase recently held a gala allowing sponsors to preview the work of more than 35 leading Bay Area interior and landscape designers at 2901 Broadway in Pacific Heights. Public tours, which benefit SF University High School's financial aid program, run through May 28; for more information, go to

Breaking Bakery News

My name is Earl. You can call
me Lotta.

Tory Tour

American sportswear designer Tory Burch stopped by Nordstrom as part of the Tory Tour to promote her spring, summer and pre-fall collections.

Coming Up Rosés

Rosé champagne has never been more popular in this country. There's no greater indication of that than the overwhelming number of rosé samples that are stacking up at my house. And if you haven't seen the new Wine Spectator yet, dry rosé graces its cover--which I doubt has happened before. Not to mention that so many wine lists around town and press folk like I am are heavily promoting rosés of late.

Muffin Mania

Barrista Robin Satterfield at Liberty Cafe in Bernal
Heights shows us her muffins.

I know Spring has sprung when the wind about bowls me over and I start seeing rhubarb-strawberry combos all over town. A bit grouchy on Sunday morning, I lugged my NY Times to my local bakery, Liberty Cafe, thinking  endless refills of coffee, a good Sunday Styles read and something sweet would brighten my mood. I like to sit at the bar which faces the open kitchen and watch the bakers roll out pie crusts and pull pastries out of the oven. It's kind of like a Happy Hour—just from 9 to 11 am.

Melissa's Playlist 05.02.07

courtesy of Cold War Kids

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.
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