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Sustainable Sushi

Hate to break it you, but your healthy sushi dinner? Not so healthy after all. At least, not so healthy for the fish—our voracious raw fish appetite is rapidly depleting the ocean of some of its most prized specimens.

This isn’t necessarily new news, but now we can’t say we didn’t know any better. On October 22, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch will be releasing its latest pocket guide, the aptly titled “Seafood Watch Sushi Pocket Guide,” which will tell us what species we can eat occasionally, which ones we should never eat and those we ought to try to convince restaurants (sushi and otherwise) to never serve again. You can order it here (it’s free).


Back to the Garden: It's the final shopping days (through Oct. 20) at Azalea Boutique (411 Hayes St.) for pieces from EDUN, the hip and rock-star glam clothing line launched in 2005 by Bono, his wife, Ali Hewson, and designer Rogan Gregory.

Led by Leigh Matthes, fashionistas have already been poring over racks of this fabulous Fall 2008 collection titled Nocturne, which features sumptuous knits, silks, jeans and Ts in rich, gorgeous hues of plum, black and aubergine. Yummy!

Last Night's Photos: We Are Scientists at BarrelHouse

Brooklyn band We Are Scientists rocked out last night at the new event space, BarrelHouse, located inside the ad agency Pereira & O'Dell. Check out the space and the photos below:

Alice Waters Can Feed 20 People With 2 Cauliflowers?

While we’re used to hearing dreamy, Californiafied quips from Alice Waters, in NYC, they don’t even know what to do with it. A week ago she was at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival where she spoke on “A New Agenda: Food” with New York Times Magazine editor Gerry Mazorati. According to WWD, which excerpted some of the conversation (which I found by way of the always resourceful Eater), Waters—when asked about the elitism associated with foodies—said:

“I bought two cauliflowers at the farmers’ market today. It cost me $4.20. I could have fed 10 to 20 people with them. You just need to know how to cook.”

Taking this into consideration, I called up a few people that know how to cook to ask their opinion. Although more than one alluded to the fact that the idea of feeding 20 people with two (hopefully large) heads of cauliflower might be best applied in a third world country, I did get some creative—if hopeful—answers.

The 2008 Hot 20 Under 40 Party

The who's who of SF gathered amongst antelopes, hartebeests and (very curious) penguins at the California Academy of Science's African Hall last Friday for the 7x7 2008 Hot 20 Under 40 party, sponsored by Johnnie Walker.

We Are Scientists to Christen BarrelHouse

SF ad agencies.  They have the foosball tables, the Mad Men cache, and enough obscure music on their shared drives to bring down itunes.  Now one of them is getting its own private event space, and is debuting it tonight with a show featuring Brooklyn indie-rockers We Are Scientists.  Startup firm Pereira & O'Dell's BarrelHouse brings some much-needed competition to the art gallery/live performance 111 Minna scene.  There's a wood bar, some stained glass accents and if they keep bringing in acts like We Are Scientists, a serious musical draw.  

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San Francisco is Number 1, Again

We know, we're awesome.  Conde Nast Traveler announced today that its readers voted San Francisco the #1 city to visit in the U.S.

Trend Watch: Leather

As the temperature drops in the Bay Area, we’re spotting this classic material—from cropped bomber jackets and fitted blazers to wide belts and knee-high boots—on locals in the city looking to stay stylishly warm.

Christopher Collins Spring Preview Fashion Show

You probably haven’t heard of him—yet. But we’re convinced Christopher Collins will be a designer to watch in SF’s growing fashion circle. On Tuesday, Collins presented his sophomore Spring 2009 collection before a packed invite-only crowd at Deep Down Sound in SoMa. Co-produced by Elise Friedman, Phoebe Rubin, Rachel Esterline and Julianne Moeller, the energetic shindig attracted a smattering of social butterflies, fashiony hipsters and curious media, who gathered for a flash of fashion and post-work mingling over sushi, cupcakes and glasses of sparkling rosé.

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