It's hard to avoid the mild feelings of skepticism that accompany the opening of anything that seems like it might be putting on airs—particularly in San Francisco, particularly when a certain someone is telling us that we need economic stimulating. But, then, well...wait just a second. When Le Club opens today it may well exceed our expectations. Though it is a reservation-only restaurant and bar (yes, that means that even if you just want a cocktail you have to plan ahead...sorry, casual Californians), it's interior is more old-fashioned lounge than new slick club: intimate, sleek and polished, with marble floors, an onyx bar and a billiards room.
The ice cream truck is no longer reason to scream: It the waffle truck now—on tour all the way from Belgium. The Waffle Mania truck parks itself at the Civic Center Heart of the City Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 8 am to 2 pm and the lines can be long. Some have ordered 12 at a time; bloggers protested when the waffle truck was absent one morning; and according to co-owner Derby, Michelle Williams, of the defunct Destiny's Child, is one of their fans.
On Thursday, February 21 at the Zephyr Ventilation Showroom the Junior League of San Francisco celebrated the launch of their 82nd annual fashion show, "American Beauty" to take place on Saturday, April 5 at the Fairmont Hotel. Highlights included a silent auction, music by DJ Hooman, and fabulous cocktails and food.
The crowd at Orson's circular marble bar.
All photos by Josh Reiss.
Elizabeth Falkner of Citizen Cake fame premiered her newest enterprise, Orson, this week in SoMa. All the prerequisites were in place: the line sprawling down Fourth Street, the large doorman, the chocolate-smeared nude waitresses, the usual crowd of power lesbians and prowling thirty-somethings thronging through the lofty space.
San Francisco's glitterati came out for Oscar night at the 28th Academy of Friends Gala at Fort Mason.
As ever the event was a storming success with cocktails and nibbles and guests clothed in cocktail dresses and black tie attire to make for an all-around fun and festive eve.
The Oscar show played out on big screens around Fort Mason.
’80s star Taylor Dayne brought the house down with an explosive 30 minute set.
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